Two (Totally Opposite) Ways to Save the Planet

Freakonomics Radio | 22 August 2018 | 0h 51m | Listen Later  | iTunes
While environmentalists say we’re doomed if we don’t drastically reduce consumption, technologists say that human ingenuity can solve just about any problem. Discusses the ideas in Charles C. Mann’s “The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World”. Nicely frames why each side can’t get the other.

Josh Wolfe and Directional Arrows of Progress

Capital Allocators | 20 August 2018 | 1h 09m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Josh Wolfe, co-founder of Lux Capital, a $1.5 billion venture capital firm formed to support scientists and entrepreneurs pursuing counter-conventional solutions. Littered with frameworks for improved decisionmaking and insights on the future of technology and investment.

Beyond Zero-Sum Thinking in the Game of Tech and Life

a16z | 6 September 2018 | 0h 42m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Innovation author Steven B. Johnson interviews Ben Horowitz and Marc Andreessen of Andreessen Horowitz. Interesting through out. Perspectives on Silicon Valley history, decisionmaking, the importance of widespread employee stock ownership, blockchain, prospects for technological disruption in education and health, AI, and the role of zero-sum thinking in opposition to free trade and technology.

Healing Healthcare

Beyond The Hype: Artificial Intelligence | 28 March 2018 | 0h 47m | Listen Later  | iTunes
How can AI put accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of every person on Earth? Interview with Dr Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO of Babylon Health, which is developing cutting-edge AI for medical diagnosis. Describes the opportunities, challenges and implications of reinventing a $10 trillion industry using AI. Great perspectives on entrepreneurship, immigration and regulation.