Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

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How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions.

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Creating the Data Economy
1983
AI researcher and entrepreneur Trent McConaghy discusses how blockchain will unlock the value of data by bridging the gap between the AI haves and have-nots and, in turn, helping to create the data economy. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Apr 17, 2019
Designing Responsible AI
1923
University of Bath professor Joanna Bryson, a leading AI researcher, discusses the opportunities and consequences of developing human-like computational intelligence. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Apr 10, 2019
Investing in Disruptive Innovation
2217
Investor Cathie Wood, one of Bloomberg’s 50 people who defined global business in 2018, discusses the five innovation platforms shaping our future and strategies for investing in them. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Apr 03, 2019
Technology Diffusion and the Rise of Asia
2077
Parag Khanna, a leading international relations expert, recently published the new book "The Future Is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century." He talks about the law of technology diffusion, breaks common myths about Asia's development, and questions whether the future belongs to cities or nation-states. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Feb 06, 2019
Overcoming the Epistemic Crisis
1607
Elif Shafak, an award-winning British-Turkish author and human rights activist, discusses the polarization of culture springing out of the foundations of the open internet, and the ways to tackle the pervasive issues in today's digital technology sphere. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 30, 2019
Regulating the Cyberspace
2243
Marietje Schaake, a Dutch politician and member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands, talks to Azeem Azhar about the governance of cyberspace, the responsibility of technology companies, and the new era of geopolitical competition in cyberspace. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 23, 2019
Making Sense of the Data-Rich World with Graph Databases
3083
Emil Eifrem is the CEO and cofounder of Neo4j, the graph database platform powering some of the largest companies today. He is the creator of the property graph model, and he coined the term "graph database" to describe the technology that would change how we understand big data. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Jan 16, 2019
The State of Artificial Intelligence
3641
Jack Clark, the policy director at OpenAI, discusses the state of artificial intelligence development, the geopolitics of technology, and the implications of automation on society. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 26, 2018
Quantified Self, Data Ownership, and the Sociological Approach to Technology
2430
Gina Neff, a senior research fellow and associate professor at the University of Oxford, explores technology development from a sociological perspective, as well as the implications of self-tracking and the quantified self for the individual and society. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 19, 2018
Renewable Energy, Climate Change, and Technology
3421
Michael Liebreich, a leading global expert on clean energy and transportation, discusses the significance of the U.S. National Climate Assessment and IPCC's report, the importance of staying below two degrees, and the role of exponential technologies in transitioning to renewables. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 13, 2018
Diplomacy in the Tech Age
3657
Casper Klynge, the world's first tech ambassador, with a global mandate and staff in Copenhagen, Silicon Valley, and Beijing, assesses the current alignment between some of the largest technology companies and nation-states and discusses the role of technology in fostering democracy and innovation. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 06, 2018
Doughnut Economics, Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century
3276
Kate Raworth, senior visiting research associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, discusses the Doughnut economics framework as the essence of rethinking economics for a world inhabited by 10 billion people and hit by climate change and social justice struggles. Kate sets a vision for an equitable and sustainable future. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 28, 2018
Space Innovation and Fixing the Earth
2763
Anousheh Ansari, the world's first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut in space, discusses the ways space development could help us tackle climate change and pollution and achieve sustainable crypto mining. She shares about her journey to become a space explorer, her time on the International Space Station, and her role as the CEO of XPrize. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 21, 2018
The Future of Public Service and Governance
2082
Lisa Witter, an award-winning executive, a serial entrepreneur, and the cofounder and executive chairman of Apolitical, discusses reviving trust in government, the road map for building the public service workforce of the future, and the role of agile in governance. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 14, 2018
The Future of Work and Democracy in the Information Age
2957
Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a UK organization committed to finding practical solutions to societal problems, discusses the well-being economy, the meaning of good work in an age of automation, and the state of democracy. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 07, 2018
UBI, Automation, and Society in the U.S.
3255
Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur and author who is standing for president in the 2020 U.S. election, discusses the core ideas behind his platform, why they are necessary, and how to get there. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Oct 31, 2018
The Challenging Political Economy of Silicon Valley
3279
Reid Hoffman dives deep into Silicon Valley's attitudes toward government, the role of the state in innovation, and maintaining techno-optimism. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Oct 24, 2018
Scaling Innovation
2613
Entrepreneur and investor Elad Gil talks about Silicon Valley, scaling companies from 10 to 10,000 employees, the state of blockchain, and how blockchain and artificial intelligence will overlap. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Oct 17, 2018
AI, Warfare, and Global Security
3210
Azeem Azhar and Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo, deputy director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute, unpack the state of cybersecurity and warfare, the complex symbiosis between governments and criminal actors, and the ways digital technologies are changing cyber warfare. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Oct 10, 2018
Entrepreneurs, the Market, and the State
3617
Azeem Azhar speaks with venture capitalist Bill Janeway about the three-player game between the mission-driven state, financial speculators, and markets in the innovation economy. Are we stuck on the dark side of this configuration? How do we move forward? The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Oct 03, 2018
China, an AI Superpower
3066
Kai-Fu Lee, a VC investor, technology executive, and one of the most prominent figures in the Chinese internet sector and AI, discusses the Chinese government's techno-utilitarian approach to technology, the ambition of China's technology founders, and the future of job automation. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Sep 26, 2018
Season 2 Intro: When Technology Meets Political Future
328
Azeem Azhar's Exponential View podcast is back, exploring the intersection of political economy and exponential technologies. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Sep 22, 2018
Hacking Democracy
5859
We’ve experienced a manifestation of new behaviors, driven by the underlying shifts around the democratic process: the transition from broadcast media to niche media moderated by dominant social media platforms. Have these behaviors hacked our democracy? For better or for worse? Azeem discusses these questions with Carole Cadwalladr, Luciano Floridi, Hari Kunzru, Tom Loosemore. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Jun 03, 2017
The State of Machine Learning
2801
Dr. Danny Lange, VP of AI and machine learning at Unity, discusses the role of machine learning technologies in revolutionizing the ways games are developed and monetized. Dr. Lange talks about the significance of the undergoing paradigm shift in computing, the OODA loop in machine learning, and what happens to software engineers when their trade becomes obsolete. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
May 26, 2017
Code as the Key Driver of Human Development
2444
Author Philip Auerswald talks about “code” in a broader meaning of the word — it is the “how” of human productivity, the manner in which we create, refine, and implement the infrastructure that forms a human society. The advancements of code, from the Neolithic era to the modern times, have driven identity and work reinvention. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
May 09, 2017
Universal Basic Income
2469
Scott Santens, a writer and an advocate for universal basic income, talks about why he believes “citizen's salary” is a necessary measure for our societies to deal with tech unemployment by providing an independent income floor. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
May 05, 2017
How Music Could Take the Place of Drugs
2318
Marko Ahtisaari, the CEO and cofounder of The Sync Project, presents ideas and projects born out of the vision that in the near future people will use non-drug modalities to heal, enhance well-being, and assist in therapy. He guides us through the recent experiment Unwind.ai, which uses your heart rate to select the tracks that will bring you peace of mind. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Apr 29, 2017
AI, Automation, and the Economy
2756
Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs, one of the world’s foremost thinkers on economic development, talks about how technology has improved the lives of countless humans. He explores how automated systems will increasingly replace both routine and high-skill jobs. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Mar 04, 2017
Intimacy with Robots
4087
Computer scientist Kate Devlin discusses robot intimacy and a new age of sex, relationships, and social life. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Feb 25, 2017
Homo Deus
3216
Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor Yuval Harari and Azeem Azhar cover the compelling insights in his new book, "Homo Deus." The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Feb 17, 2017
The Future of Longevity
3791
Philosopher and investor Dr. Shamil Chandaria investigates how we might live much longer lives and asks how we can make those lives more meaningful. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Dec 08, 2016
A Survey of Technology
2502
A wide-ranging conversation on technology with Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review. He touches on gene editing, Moore's Law, artificial intelligence, Facebook and fake news, and what ties all these disparate strands together. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 20, 2016
The Wealth of Humans
3596
Ryan Avent, economics columnist at The Economist, and Azeem Azhar explore issues around digital technologies and how they will continue to exponentially change the relationship between capital and labor. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review.
Nov 15, 2016