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Wow. And we thought "Person of Interest" and "Enemy of the State" were fiction. Eye opening, creepy, well done!
Deus Ex Machina
The rules are changing. At a time when technology promises to allow the lame to walk and the blind to see, we're forced to ask: what makes us uniquely human? In this final episode of Season 1, we speak with the so-called "sage of Silicon Valley," Yuval Noah Harari, about humanity's future. We try out technology that claims to deliver on a miracle, and we meet the source of several new innovations being created by people normally left out of the laboratory. In this episode: Professor <a href="https://ynharari.com/">Yuval Noah Harari</a>, <a href="http://robots.stanford.edu/">Sebastian Thrun</a> of Google X and Kitty Hawk, <a href="https://www.futureofsex.org/">Bryony Cole</a> of Future of Sex, musician <a href="https://www.noemusic.net/">Noe Socha</a>, and <a href="https://www.neurobio.pitt.edu/faculty/schwartz.htm">Dr. Andy Schwartz</a> of the University of Pittsburgh. Special thanks to <a href="https://forward.com/">The Forward</a>, and <a href="https://makeitallwork.com/">Make It All Work</a>.
|Jul 04, 2019|
A.I. is already better than human doctors at diagnosing skin and breast cancer. And as machine learning advances, it's becoming able to decode more complex information, like brain waves and the human genome. A.I. is beginning to revolutionize medicine, and allowing us to see into the future of our bodies...but can we ever know too much about ourselves? What will happen when machine learning lets us open our own black boxes? <br> <br>In this episode: Physician and author <a href="http://siddharthamukherjee.com/">Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee</a>, Google X founder and Kittyhawk CEO <a href="http://robots.stanford.edu/">Sebastian Thrun</a>, <a href="https://people.csail.mit.edu/regina/">Regina Barzilay</a> of MIT's J-Clinic and CSAIL, <a href="https://www.neurobio.pitt.edu/faculty/schwartz.htm">Dr. Andy Schwartz</a> of the University of Pittsburgh, <a href="https://www.tri.global/team/dr-gill-pratt">Gill Pratt</a> of the Toyota Research Institute.
|Jun 27, 2019|
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
War has been a driver of breakthrough technology for a long time. The first waves of artificial intelligence and even the internet came out of DARPA, a defense agency whose original mission was to keep the U.S. technologically ahead of the Soviet Union. But what happens when the battlefield is increasingly dominated by autonomous weapons, which don't require humans in the loop to shoot and kill? In this episode: Arati Prabhakar, former head of DARPA; <a href="https://www.cnas.org/people/richard-j-danzig">Richard Danzig</a>, former Navy Secretary; <a href="https://www.cnas.org/people/paul-scharre">Paul Scharre</a>, author of "Army of None"; and <a href="https://sealff.org/leadership/">Jonathan Wilson,</a> former Navy SEAL.<br><br><br><br>
|Jun 20, 2019|
Dull, Dirty, Dangerous
Robots <em>are</em> coming for our jobs, and not just in factories. Artificial intelligence doesn't distinguish between blue collar and white collar work, which means that the economy of the future will look very different. And as it changes, we'll need to make big adjustments. But A.I. is also being used in the fight against world hunger. This episode, we speak with roboticists, inventors, and a fast food regular about how we'll put food on the table. <br> <br>In this episode: Ian Bremmer of <a href="https://www.eurasiagroup.net/">Eurasia Group</a>, Kai Fu Lee of <a href="http://www.sinovationventures.com/">Sinovation Ventures</a>, Gill Pratt of the <a href="https://www.tri.global/team/dr-gill-pratt">Toyota Research Institute</a>, George Kantor of the <a href="https://www.ri.cmu.edu/ri-faculty/george-a-kantor/">Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institue</a>, and Walter Kankowski.
|Jun 13, 2019|
The New Deal
We travel to Silicon Valley where Astro Teller welcomes us inside X, Google's secretive innovation laboratory, to explain how one of the most powerful companies on earth is building the future. X is working on everything from creating new antibiotics to restoring internet connectivity after natural disasters. And they're not alone. Tech companies are increasingly involved in building infrastructure, and even playing the role of government. But what kind of power does this give them? And what can we do to rein it in? <br>In this episode: Astro Teller of <a href="https://x.company/">X</a>, Lina Khan of <a href="https://www.law.columbia.edu/">Columbia Law School</a>, Sal Candido & Pamela Desrochers of <a href="https://loon.com/">Loon</a>, Jack Clark of <a href="https://openai.com/">OpenAI</a>, and Jamie Susskind, author of "<a href="https://global.oup.com/academic/product/future-politics-9780198825616?cc=us&lang=en&">Future Politics</a>".
|Jun 06, 2019|
Truth to Power
It's getting harder to tell reality from fiction. Fake news and misinformation are all around us, and they're increasingly used as weapons of war. But what happens when A.I.-doctored videos are added to the mix? We meet the people fighting back against deep fakes, and even using them for good. And we visit Facebook headquarters to learn how Russian agents are trying to manipulate our behavior. <br> <br>In this episode: Nathaniel Gleicher of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/">Facebook</a>, John Micklethwait of <a href="https://www.bloomberg.com/">Bloomberg News</a>, Jose Sotelo of <a href="https://lyrebird.ai/">Lyrebird</a>, Danielle Citron of <a href="https://www.law.umaryland.edu/">Maryland Carey Law</a>, Hany Farid of <a href="https://home.dartmouth.edu/">Dartmouth</a>, and David Kirkpatrick of <a href="https://techonomy.com/">Techonomy</a>.
|May 30, 2019|
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a world where computers know exactly what we're feeling? It may sound far-off but advances in sensor technology and A.I. are making us easier to read than ever. For some, this conjures fears of a Minority Report future. For others, it means revolutions in medicine and end-of-life care. We speak with leading experts in the field of empathetic technology to understand the risks and rewards of giving up our privacy. When our technology can adapt to us, how should <em>we</em> respond? <br> <br>In this episode: Poppy Crum of Dolby Laboratories, Jaron Lanier of Microsoft, Kai-Fu Lee of Sinovation Ventures, and Lisa Talia Moretti of Methods.
|May 23, 2019|
If data doesn't make you think of a new world order, it should. AI is enabling wholesale surveillance, and changing the landscape in countries like China, where cameras monitor citizens to decide their social credit score. But how is this already playing out in the US? We speak with experts on both sides of the Pacific, and visit the NYPD to learn how they use AI. Plus, we see where else predictive technology is being used in the American criminal justice system. <br><br>In this episode: Ian Bremmer of <a href="https://www.eurasiagroup.net/">Eurasia Group</a>, Kai Fu Lee of <a href="http://www.sinovationventures.com/">Sinovation Ventures</a>, Mary Haskett and Alex Kilpatrick of <a href="https://www.blinkidentity.com/">Blink Identity</a>, Lisa Talia Moretti of <a href="https://methods.co.uk/">Methods</a>, Glenn Rodriguez of the <a href="http://www.communityalternatives.org/">Center for Community Alternatives</a>, Ben Singleton of the <a href="https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/index.page">NYPD</a>, and Jason Tashea of <a href="http://www.justicecodes.org/newsletter">Justice Codes</a>.
|May 16, 2019|
Chocolate Chicken Chicken Cake
If there's one thing that sets people apart from machines, it's creativity, right? Automation may take over certain jobs, but what happens when algorithms start to learn from our work to create their own? This episode, we speak with people using AI to generate films, poetry, music, and even recipes. And the founder of Google X, Sebastian Thrun, explains what's powering this new wave of AI. <br><br>In this episode: Ross Goodwin and Oscar Sharp of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7x2Ihqjmc">Sunspring</a>, Janelle Shane of <a href="https://aiweirdness.com/">AI Weirdness</a>, Drew Silverstein of <a href="https://www.ampermusic.com/">Amper</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/sebastianthrun?lang=en">Sebastian Thrun</a> of Kittyhawk, Cristobal Valenzuela of <a href="https://runwayapp.ai/">Runway ML</a>. Check out Magenta's AI Music tools <a href="https://magenta.tensorflow.org/">here</a>.
|May 09, 2019|
Welcome to the A.I. revolution that is already transforming our lives, for good and evil. But what exactly are we sleepwalking into? We start by investigating the connections between online dating, terrorism, and screen addiction.<br><br>In this episode we hear from: Tristan Harris of the Center for Humane Technology, Gillian Brockell of the Washington Post, Yasmin Green of Jigsaw, and Dr. Helen Fisher.<em><br></em><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
|May 02, 2019|
Welcome to Sleepwalkers
This is Sleepwalkers. With secret labs and expert guests, Oz Woloshyn and Karah Preiss explore the thrill of the AI revolution hands-on, to see how we can stay in control of our future.
|Apr 25, 2019|