Joshua Gans: Prediction Machines

Triangulation | 26 October 2018 | 0h 57m | Listen Later
Interview with Joshua Gans about his book Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence. Argues that Artificial Intelligence cheapens prediction and suggests ways that it will change our economy and how we can best respond.

Melanie Mitchell on Artificial Intelligence

EconTalk | 6 January 2020 | 1h 18m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Melanie Mitchell about her book Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans. Overviews artificial intelligence (AI) and where we might be going. Mitchell argues that much of what is called “learning” and “intelligence” when done by machines is not analogous to human capabilities. The capabilities of machines are highly limited to explicit, narrow tasks with little transfer to similar but different challenges. Along the way, Mitchell explains some of the techniques used in AI and how progress has been made in many areas.

Five Questions with Benedict Evans

Danny In The Valley | 30 March 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Benedict Evans, a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Deep insights on self-driving cars; Facebook’s newsfeed algorithm; and the prospects for artificial intelligence replacing all work.