EconTalk | 1 August 2022 | 1h 08m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Gerd Gigerenzer about his book How to Stay Smart in a Smart World: Why Human Intelligence Still Beats Algorithms. Explains why computers aren’t nearly as smart as we think; argues that when it comes to life-and-death decisions, we’ll always need real, not artificial, brains; and suggests that human beings need to get smarter in order to avoid being manipulated by people who use AI for their own ends.
Medicine and the Machine | 15 June 2022 | 0h 44m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis about his early work developing games, DeepMind’s work on chess and Go, and harnessing the potential of AI in health and medicine.
Carnegie Council Audio | 17 November 2021 | 1h 14m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Kenneth Payne about his book I, Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict. Discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on the nature and character of war and warfare. Considers whether AI systems will transform the future battlefield so dramatically that they will render existing paradigms and doctrines obsolete.
Gamechangers from The Economist | 16 August 2021 | 0h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Describes how powerful graphics chips, developed to make video games more realistic, were used to speed up the mathematical calculations used in deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, that powers voice assistants, facial recognition, music recommendations and underpins pioneering scientific research on how proteins fold.
The Ezra Klein Show | 11 June 2021 | 1h 10m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Sam Altman about his essay Moore’s Law for Everything. Backgrounds how AI will generate wealth by making almost everything cheaper, but destroy jobs in the process and shift wealth from labour to capital. Discusses the political economy that will require, arguing for taxing land and wealth, and distributing it to all to share the wealth.
The TED Interview | 15 April 2021 | 1h 09m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman making the case for AI’s potential to make the future better for all of us – and explaining how his company is leading that charge with an unusual new business model.
Elevate with Robert Glazer | 21 January 2020 | 0h 37m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rana el Kaliouby about her book Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. Discusses growing up in Egypt and Kuwait, studying at the world’s top educational institutions, her work developing artificial intelligence that understands human emotions, AI ethics, and more.
Sean Carroll’s Mindscape | 10 August 2020 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jason Torchinsky about his book Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving. Backgrounds the progress and challenges still to be solved developing autonomous vehicles. Discusses the potential unanticipated consequences when autonomous vehicles become commonplace and examines how our relationship with cars is likely to change in the near future.