Bridging the Gaps: A Portal for Curious Minds

By Dr Waseem Akhtar

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In-depth conversations with researchers, explorers and thought leaders from around the world, on cutting edge research and original ideas.

Episode Date
“The Secret Life of Data: Navigating Hype and Uncertainty” with Aram Sinnreich and Jesse Gilbert
May 20, 2024
“Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space” with Dr Erika Nesvold
Apr 28, 2024
“Evolutionary Intelligence: How Technology Will Make Us Smarter” with Professor W. Russell Neuman
Mar 31, 2024
“Design for a Better World: Meaningful, Sustainable, Humanity Centered” with Professor Don Norman
Mar 06, 2024
“The AI Playbook: Mastering the Rare Art of Machine Learning Deployment” with Eric Siegel
Feb 11, 2024
“Sharing Our Science: How to Write and Speak STEM” with Professor Brandon Brown
Feb 07, 2024
“The Good-Enough Life” with Dr Avram Alpert
Sep 02, 2023
“Sentience: The Invention of Consciousness” with Professor Nicholas Humphrey
Jul 15, 2023
“The Smartness Mandate” with Professor Orit Halpern
Jun 06, 2023
“Ending Epidemics: A History of Escape from Contagion” with Richard Conniff
May 28, 2023
“Kendall Square and the Making of a Global Innovation Hub” with Robert Buderi
May 20, 2023
“Worlds Without End: Exoplanets, Habitability, and the Future of Humanity” with Prof. Chris Impey
Apr 16, 2023
Reclaiming Human Intelligence and “How to Stay Smart in a Smart World” with Prof. Gerd Gigerenzer
Apr 01, 2023
“A Traveller’s Guide to the Stars” with Physicist, Author and Nasa Technologist Les Johnson
Mar 13, 2023
“When Galaxies Were Born: The Quest for Cosmic Dawn” with Professor Richard Ellis
Jan 29, 2023
Cloud Empires: Governing State-like Digital Platforms & Regaining Control with Prof Vili Lehdonvirta
Jan 08, 2023
“The Exquisite Machine: The New Science of the Heart” with Professor Sian Harding
Dec 01, 2022
“Working with AI”: Human-Machine Collaborations with Prof. Thomas Davenport and Prof. Steven Miller
Oct 31, 2022
"Zero to Birth: How the Human Brain Is Built" with Professor William Harris
Oct 15, 2022
“The Case Against Reality” and The Hard Problem of Consciousness with Professor Donald Hoffman
Jul 19, 2022
Augmented Thinking: The New Convergence of Art, Technology, and Science with Professor Julio Ottino
Jun 27, 2022
“Machines like Us: TOWARD AI WITH COMMON SENSE” with Professor Ronald Brachman
Jun 04, 2022
“The Next 500 Years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds” with Professor Christopher Mason
May 19, 2022
"The Joy of Science" with Professor Jim Al-Khalili
May 13, 2022
"Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans" with Professor Melanie Mitchell
May 01, 2022
The End of Astronauts, Robotic Space Missions and Our Future on Earth & Beyond with Prof Martin Rees
Mar 31, 2022
"Spark: The Life of Electricity and the Electricity of Life" with Professor Timothy Jorgensen
Mar 17, 2022
Asking Better Questions for Problem Solving, Innovation and Effective Leadership with Hal Gregersen
Feb 27, 2022
On Public Communication of Science and Technology with Professor Bruce Lewenstein
Feb 12, 2022
"Forgetting: The Benefits of Not Remembering" with Dr Scott Small
Jan 20, 2022
"Learning How to Learn": Techniques to Help You Learn with Dr Barbra Oakley (CLASSIC)
Jan 03, 2022
"The Self-Assembling Brain" and Quest for Improved AI with Professor Peter Robin Hiesinger
Nov 07, 2021
Quantum Computers: Building and Harnessing the Power of Quantum Machines with Prof. Andrea Morello
Aug 31, 2021
"Nano Comes to Life": DNA NanoTech, Medicine and the Future of Biology with Professor Sonia Contera
Aug 22, 2021
"Free Will" Through the Lenses of Philosophy and Neuroscience with Dr Alfred Mele
Jul 25, 2021
Time, Space and Nature of Reality through the Lens of Quantum Theory with Dr Carlo Rovelli
Jun 13, 2021
The Spike: Journey of Electric Signals in Brain from Perception to Action with Prof. Mark Humphries
Jun 07, 2021
History of Information with Professor Paul Duguid
Apr 19, 2021
"On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done" with Professor David Badre
Feb 09, 2021
"Philosophy & Ethics of Technology" with Professor Peter-Paul Verbeek
Jan 31, 2021
"A Passion for Ignorance" and for Denials and Negations with Professor Renata Salecl
Oct 26, 2020
Intriguing Science of Sense of Smell with Professor Matthew Cobb
Oct 12, 2020
"Exploring the Mysteries of Our Universe's First Seconds" with Dr Dan Hooper
Sep 20, 2020
"The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)" with Dr Katie Mack
Aug 27, 2020
Artificial Intelligence: Fascinating Opportunities & Emerging Challenges with Professor Bart Selman
Aug 14, 2020
"Philosophy of Information" and "Ethics of Information" with Professor Luciano Floridi
Jul 05, 2020
"The Evolution of Knowledge: Rethinking Science for The Anthropocene" with Professor Jürgen Renn
Jun 02, 2020
"Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters" with Professor David Hand
Mar 11, 2020
Origin Of Mathematics and Mathematical Thinking with Dr Keith Devlin
Mar 02, 2020
Timefulness: Thinking Like a Geologist with Professor Marcia Bjornerud
Dec 04, 2019
"The Technology Trap" and the Future of Work with Dr Carl Frey
Oct 22, 2019
How Cooking Made Us Human with Professor Richard Wrangham
Jul 20, 2019
Spitzer Space Telescope: Discovering "More Things in the Heavens" with Michael Werner
Jul 02, 2019
"Irrationality: A History of the Dark Side of Reason" with Justin Smith
Jun 16, 2019
"2062: The World That AI Made" with Professor Toby Walsh
Apr 10, 2019
Robots, Artificial Life and Technology Imagined by the Ancients with Adrienne Mayor
Dec 17, 2018
Origin of Human Emotions and Underlying Neurophysiological Functions with Professor Joseph LeDoux
Dec 10, 2018
A History of the Concept of Genius from Antiquity to the Modern Time with Professor Darrin McMohan
Dec 10, 2018
Memory Slips, Ageing and Strategies For Keeping Brain Healthy with Dr Gary Small
Nov 17, 2018
Phoenix Mars Mission with NASA's Peter Smith
Nov 17, 2018
False Memories, Misinformation Effect and Eyewitness Testimony: Professor Elizabeth Loftus
Apr 02, 2018
Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age with Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
Feb 17, 2018
Why You Are Not Your Brain? A Conversation on Consciousness with Alva Noe
Apr 24, 2017
Everything a Curious Mind Should Know About Planetary Ring Systems: Dr Mark Showalter @ BTG
Nov 27, 2016
A Conversation with Dr Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut and Sixth Person to Walk on the Moon
Nov 06, 2016
Giant Magellan Telescope: Past, Present and Future of Space Exploration with Ground Based Telescopes
Oct 13, 2016
Education: What works and what does not, with Professor John Hattie
Dec 31, 2015
Search for Exoplanets: A Discussion with Professor Sara Seager @ BTG
Oct 16, 2015
New Horizons Spacecraft's Pluto Flyby with Dr Mark Showalter
May 17, 2015
Multiple Intelligences and Future Minds with Dr Howard Gardner
Mar 07, 2015
From Consciousness to Synthetic Consciousness: Prof. David Chalmers
Mar 01, 2015
Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: Dr Jill Tarter
Dec 27, 2014
Growth Mindset: Professor Carol Dweck at BTG
Nov 30, 2014
Memory: Professor Daniel Schacter at BTG
Nov 30, 2014
Philosophy of Science: Professor Tim Maudlin at BTG
Nov 30, 2014
Meta-awareness and Mind Wandering: Professor Jonathan Schooler at BTG
Oct 24, 2014