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FT Tech Tonic
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A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.

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Stuart Russell on losing control of AI

John Thornhill discusses how to make artificial intelligence safe for humans with Stuart Russell, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of new book ‘Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MIN19 h ago
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Stuart Russell on losing control of AI

Jaan Tallinn on AI safety

John Thornhill talks to Jaan Tallinn,founding engineer at Skype and Kazaa, about his subsequent career as a tech investor and his concerns about AI safety. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

22 MIN1 w ago
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Jaan Tallinn on AI safety

Wanted: work for humans

Madhumita Murgia discusses what happens when robots can do most of the work humans do with Calum Chace of the Economic Singularity Club, Mike Wooldridge, professor of Computer Science at Oxford University and Kathryn Parsons, founder of Decoded For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2 w ago
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Wanted: work for humans

What kind of art can AI produce?

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy puts his theories about creative AI to the test before a live audience at the recent FT Weekend Festival in London. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN3 w ago
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What kind of art can AI produce?

John Maeda on designing the future

Design guru John Maeda tells Tim Bradshaw why he thinks a diversity of viewpoints and listening to what consumers want will be more valuable to the companies of the future than creating the next breakthrough technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MINSEP 23
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John Maeda on designing the future

Sarah Chan on neural interfaces

Bioethicist Sarah Chan contributed to a report this month on neurotechnology by the UK’s senior scientific academy. She talks to John Thornhill about the potential health benefits of neural interfaces but also the difficulty of regulating the commercial use of devices that interact with our brains. Read the Royal Society's report here All FT stories will be free to read on Wednesday September 18th when there will be a 24-hour paywall freeze. Here are a couple of recommendations to get you started: Neural interfaces should upgrade, not degrade, humans How China dodged a trade war recession For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MINSEP 16
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Sarah Chan on neural interfaces

Alice Bentinck on harnessing tech talent

Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First, tells John Thornhill about her mission to harness the entrepreneurial talents of a new generation of people from diverse backgrounds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MINSEP 9
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Alice Bentinck on harnessing tech talent

Improving decision making through AI

Vishal Chatrath, chief executive and co-founder of Prowler, tells John Thornhill how his company is helping to improve decision making in the worlds of finance and logistics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINSEP 2
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Improving decision making through AI

Priya Lakhani on AI's power to transform education

Priya Lakhani, founder and chief executive AI company Century Tech, talks to John Thornhill about her mission to improve the life chances of students around the world using AI-assisted learning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINAUG 26
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Priya Lakhani on AI's power to transform education

Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age

John Thornhill talks to the billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen about his book: Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MINAUG 19
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Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age

Latest Episodes

Stuart Russell on losing control of AI

John Thornhill discusses how to make artificial intelligence safe for humans with Stuart Russell, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of new book ‘Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control’. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MIN19 h ago
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Stuart Russell on losing control of AI

Jaan Tallinn on AI safety

John Thornhill talks to Jaan Tallinn,founding engineer at Skype and Kazaa, about his subsequent career as a tech investor and his concerns about AI safety. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

22 MIN1 w ago
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Jaan Tallinn on AI safety

Wanted: work for humans

Madhumita Murgia discusses what happens when robots can do most of the work humans do with Calum Chace of the Economic Singularity Club, Mike Wooldridge, professor of Computer Science at Oxford University and Kathryn Parsons, founder of Decoded For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Wanted: work for humans

What kind of art can AI produce?

Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy puts his theories about creative AI to the test before a live audience at the recent FT Weekend Festival in London. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

19 MIN3 w ago
Comments
What kind of art can AI produce?

John Maeda on designing the future

Design guru John Maeda tells Tim Bradshaw why he thinks a diversity of viewpoints and listening to what consumers want will be more valuable to the companies of the future than creating the next breakthrough technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

28 MINSEP 23
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John Maeda on designing the future

Sarah Chan on neural interfaces

Bioethicist Sarah Chan contributed to a report this month on neurotechnology by the UK’s senior scientific academy. She talks to John Thornhill about the potential health benefits of neural interfaces but also the difficulty of regulating the commercial use of devices that interact with our brains. Read the Royal Society's report here All FT stories will be free to read on Wednesday September 18th when there will be a 24-hour paywall freeze. Here are a couple of recommendations to get you started: Neural interfaces should upgrade, not degrade, humans How China dodged a trade war recession For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

23 MINSEP 16
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Sarah Chan on neural interfaces

Alice Bentinck on harnessing tech talent

Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First, tells John Thornhill about her mission to harness the entrepreneurial talents of a new generation of people from diverse backgrounds. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MINSEP 9
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Alice Bentinck on harnessing tech talent

Improving decision making through AI

Vishal Chatrath, chief executive and co-founder of Prowler, tells John Thornhill how his company is helping to improve decision making in the worlds of finance and logistics. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

25 MINSEP 2
Comments
Improving decision making through AI

Priya Lakhani on AI's power to transform education

Priya Lakhani, founder and chief executive AI company Century Tech, talks to John Thornhill about her mission to improve the life chances of students around the world using AI-assisted learning. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

30 MINAUG 26
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Priya Lakhani on AI's power to transform education

Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age

John Thornhill talks to the billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen about his book: Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

24 MINAUG 19
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Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age