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Have you ever been cruising Instagram or Pinterest and found yourself comparing your life to the beautiful people online? Don't lie, you know you do this. It is really easy to forget that what we see online is only part of someone's story, and a real, complicated person exists behind the camera. I'm interested in exploring the reality of life outside of the algorithm, both to remind us that everyone out there is human, but also, to remind us that we aren't alone.
 
The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.
 
Baseball is back. Hall of Famers, your favorites and players you haven't thought of for years come to life in a simulated March Madness-style tournament announced by renowned play-by-play voice Josh Lewin. The AL and NL pennant winners from 1974-2006 square off in a March Madness-style round of 48 to decide the Throwback League championship. An advanced computer algorithm produces the results; Josh brings them to life with a lively and descriptive play-by-play, and Legendary Sunday Night Bas ...
 
My new podcast 'Under The Skin' asks: what's beneath the surface - of people we admire, of the ideas that define our time, of the history we are told. Speaking with guests from the world of academia, popular culture and the arts, they'll help us to see the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. This show is now on Luminary! For more, go to LuminaryPodcasts.com.
 
The purpose of this undergraduate course is to introduce fundamental techniques and viewpoints for the design and the analysis of efficient computer algorithms, and to study important specific algorithms. The course relies heavily on mathematics and mathematical thinking in two ways: first as a way of proving properties about particular algorithms such as termination, and correctness; and second, as a way of establishing bounds on the worst case (or average case) use of some resource, usuall ...
 
These aren't the stories your mother used to tell you ... no, these are The Other Stories. The Other Stories is a weekly short story podcast. A modern take on The Twilight Zone, Tales From The Crypt, or The Outer Limits. Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller, WTF stories delivered right to your podcast feed every Monday morning.
 
Facebook. Apple. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These five tech giants have changed the world. But how? And at what cost? Netflix now has nearly 200 million subscribers, and the biggest companies in media and tech are racing to catch up. In our new season, The Netflix Effect, Recode’s Peter Kafka and Rani Molla examine the unique ways the company has disrupted entertainment and completely changed the way we watch TV. New episodes begin June 23rd. Produced by the Vox Media Podcast Network.
 
Machine learning and artificial intelligence are dramatically changing the way businesses operate and people live. The TWIML AI Podcast brings the top minds and ideas from the world of ML and AI to a broad and influential community of ML/AI researchers, data scientists, engineers and tech-savvy business and IT leaders. Hosted by Sam Charrington, a sought after industry analyst, speaker, commentator and thought leader. Technologies covered include machine learning, artificial intelligence, de ...
 
Do you make, break, and tinker with things? Are you a seeker of unconventional wisdom? Do you think in algorithms? Then welcome to FTFY, also known as Fixed That For You—a show about solving problems with data and algorithms. When we say Fixed That For You, we don’t mean it in that sometimes-snarky, message board way. We’re talking about the unconventional ways that really clever people tackle big problems, small problems, mysterious problems, even weird problems. And we learn about the iter ...
 
This lecture complements (and builds on top of) the lectures "Introduction to Pattern Recognition" and "Pattern Recognition". In this third edition, we focus on modeling of densities, and how to use these models for analyzing the data. Major topics of this lecture are regression, density estimation, manifold learning, hidden Markov models, conditional random fields, and random forests. The lecture is accompanied by exercises, where theoretical results are practically implemented and applied.
 
Hosted by Molly Wood, “Marketplace Tech” demystifies the digital economy. The daily radio show and podcast uncovers how tech influences our lives in unexpected ways and provides context for listeners who care about the impact of tech, business and the digital world. Transforming breaking news to breaking ideas, Marketplace Tech uncovers themes that transcend the hype in an industry that’s constantly changing. Reporting from Oakland, California host Molly Wood asks smart questions that connec ...
 
Smart machines based upon the principles of artificial intelligence and machine learning are now prevalent in our everyday life. For example, artificially intelligent systems recognize our voices, sort our pictures, make purchasing suggestions, and can automatically fly planes and drive cars. In this podcast series, we examine such questions such as: How do these devices work? Where do they come from? And how can we make them even smarter and more human-like? These are the questions that wil ...
 
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Season five, baby! Welcome back to the show. Hope you've been staying safe and healthy.This week on the podcast, we're chatting with Yoav and Sam from The Living Tombstone! We talk about the band’s debut studio album, zero_one. Along the way, you'll hear about their writing process, the work that goes into creating a universe for the band, what's n…
 
How are algorithms changing journalism? In Metrics at Work: Journalism and the Contested Meaning of Algorithms (Princeton University Press), Angèle Christin, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at Stanford University, explores the impact of metrics and analytics on the newsrooms of New York and Paris. Using an ethnography of t…
 
Daphnique Springs is a Stand-Up Comedienne who has featured For Martin Lawrence and Toured with Katt Williams on his Born Again...Again Tour. A 2018 JFL Montreal “New Face Repped” She is the 2015 Winner of the She-Devil Festival in New York City, NY. 2016 ABFF Comedy Wings Sponsored by HBO Winner. Multi-talented comedienne, Daphnique Springs, is a …
 
Today we’re joined by the legendary Michael I. Jordan, Distinguished Professor in the Departments of EECS and Statistics at UC Berkeley. Michael was gracious enough to connect us all the way from Italy after being named IEEE’s 2020 John von Neumann Medal recipient. In our conversation with Michael, we explore his career path, and how his influence …
 
I’m very excited today to talk to Dr Robert Elliot Smith, who – after a thirty-year career working in AI and working with algorithms - has written one of the best books I’ve ever read about artificial intelligence and the impact of algorithms on society – Rage Inside the Machine. More than this, though, it’s really about… the dangers that can arise…
 
Following the outcry at shool exam results downgraded by an algorithm and then revised to take into account human teachers expectations instead, we consider how algorithms perform versus humans in creativity in the arts – do they deserve an A* or a fail? What are algorithms used for in the arts? Can they be creative and make good work, or do we nee…
 
Coming up today: Matt Burgess picks over the fallout from the A-level algorithm debacle, Matt Reynolds explains how breast milk is being grown in the lab Natasha meets the digital nomads swapping office life for paradiseThe stories we talked about this week: Science is on the brink of replacing formula with lab-grown breast milkhttps://www.wired.co…
 
A courier's curiosity gets the better of him as he runs black parcels to the exclusive parts of town. Written by Dan Howarth Narrated by Josh Curran Edited by Duncan Muggleton With music by Chris Zabriskie, Myuu, and Thom Robson And sound effects provided by Freesound.org The episode illustration was provided by Luke Spooner of Carrion House Dan Ho…
 
According to Ludmila Savchuk, a former employee, every day at the Internet Research Agency was essentially the same. From an office complex in the Primorsky District of St. Petersburg, employees logged on to the internet via a proxy service and set about flooding Russia’s popular social networking sites with opinions handed to them by their bosses.…
 
This week’s guest on Under The Skin is Adam Alter! Adam is an Associate Professor of Marketing at New York University’s Stern School of Business and author of Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked - which considers why so many people today are addicted to so many behaviours, from incessant smart phone …
 
“Nothing comes easily out here,” Terry Tempest Williams, a Utah-based writer, said of the American West. Her family was once almost taken by fire, and as a child of the West, she grew up with it. Our producer Bianca Giaever, who was working out of the West Coast when the wildfires started, woke up one day amid the smoke with the phrase “an obituary…
 
The Los Angeles-based American artist Mark Bradford, who represented the USA at the Venice Biennale in 2017, discusses his new series of Quarantine Paintings. The three works – only available to view online – explore the nature of art in isolation and how he responded when his city was suddenly shut down unexpectedly.Nick Hornby, the writer who gav…
 
Coming up today: Have we found evidence of alien life? Plus how banks are tackling financial abuse, and holidays in the time of Covid.Everything you need to know about signs of life discovered on Venushttps://www.wired.co.uk/article/venus-signs-of-life-discoveryYou’ve not used up your holiday allowance and now it’s too latehttps://www.wired.co.uk/a…
 
In today's episode, I talk to Nikita Aggarwal about the legal and regulatory aspects of AI and algorithmic governance. We focus, in particular, on three topics: (i) algorithmic credit scoring; (ii) the problem of 'too big to fail' tech platforms and (iii) AI crime. Nikita is a DPhil (PhD) candidate at the Faculty of Law at Oxford, as well as a Rese…
 
In today’s episode, I talk to Nikita Aggarwal about the legal and regulatory aspects of AI and algorithmic governance. We focus, in particular, on three topics: (i) algorithmic credit scoring; (ii) the problem of ‘too big to fail’ tech platforms and (iii) AI crime. Nikita is a DPhil (PhD) candidate at the Faculty of Law at Oxford, as well as a Rese…
 
Alright, everybody. Welcome back to the hungriest episode of the mind of George show. And I'm going to be really, really honest. Some of you know, I'm doing the 75 hard challenge and I have to eat a certain way to support everybody and follow Andy's thing. And my guest today is probably the worst guest to have when it comes to being hungry and the …
 
For pregnant women in the U.S., there are plenty of reasons to mistrust the medical establishment. Mortality rates are high compared to other western countries, and one-third of women in the U.S. give birth by C-section. It’s no wonder that many women turn to the internet for alternatives. This week, the story of one woman who was drawn into a netw…
 
Iolani Grullon teaches dual-language kindergarten in Washington Heights in New York City, where she has worked for the last 15 years. She, like many colleagues, is leery about a return to in-person instruction amid reports of positive coronavirus cases in other schools. “I go through waves of anxiety and to being hopeful that it works out to just b…
 
As Black Lives Matter protests continue around the country, police are using facial recognition and all kinds of other technology to arrest protesters and organizers. While, in some cases, the people arrested did commit crimes, after-the-fact arrests can have a chilling effect on free speech and lead to cases of mistaken identity. They also show us…
 
Millions have been left without work as the coronavirus pandemic continues to devastate economies across the globe. This week, there’s been a sharp rise in the unemployment rate in Britain. This follows recent increases in other European countries. The International Labour Organisation has warned the pandemic is having a “devastating and disproport…
 
The Rwandan genocide, the Holocaust, the lynching of African Americans, the colonial slave trade: these are horrific episodes of mass violence spawned from racism and hatred. We like to think that we could never see such evils again--that we would stand up and fight. But something deep in the human psyche--deeper than prejudice itself--leads people…
 
Sufism in America is now a developed sub-field of study that exists at the intersection of Islamic Studies, American religions, and popular spirituality. Varieties of American Sufism: Islam, Sufi Orders, and Authority in a Time of Transition (State University of New York Press 2020) an edited volume by Elliott Bazzano (Associate Professor of Religi…
 
A quinceañera is a traditional fifteenth birthday celebration for young women (though in contemporary times, it can also be for young men) in many Latinx communities. While the celebration has roots in religiosity, it has also become a space for imagining and performing class, identity, and Americanity. With fieldwork conducted in California, Texas…
 
Rocks is the new feature film directed by Sarah Gavron with a screenplay by Theresa Ikoko and Claire Wilson. Writer Niellah Arboine reviews the film which is set in Hackney with an ensemble cast of largely non-professional actors, and it tells the story of a teenage Londoner nicknamed Rocks who takes responsibility for her little brother Emmanuel i…
 
Today we’re joined by Kavita Bala, the Dean of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. Kavita, whose research explores the overlap of computer vision and computer graphics, joined us to discuss a few of her projects, including GrokStyle, a startup that was recently acquired by Facebook and is currently being deployed across their M…
 
Staff Writer Kelly Servick joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how jail and prison populations in the United States have dropped in the face of coronavirus and what kinds of scientific questions about public health and criminal justice are arising as a result.Also this week, Elias García-Pelegrín, a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, talk…
 
Among the olive groves of Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos, a makeshift city of tents and containers housed thousands of asylum seekers who had fled conflict and hardship in Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere. Already frustrated at the deplorable conditions, inhabitants’ anger was compounded by coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The situatio…
 
The Gates Foundation is trying to eradicate polio and malaria globally. Bill Gates created a billion-dollar climate investment fund, funded multiple factories to find a vaccine for COVID-19 and is matchmaking companies around the world to get that vaccine distributed. Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, is in the position to do all this because he is o…
 
Crowd-sponsor the show and get rewards on Patreon! Somehow it's already been over a year since Colin Frangicetto and I embarked upon our trying, enlightening, unforgettable Ayahuasca adventure at the beautiful Blue Morpho lodge outside of Iquitos Peru. We muse about how things have changed, the magic in the mundane, whether or not another Aya adven…
 
Twenty five years ago Bristol musician Tricky pioneered a new genre of downtempo hip-hop with his album Maxinquaye. As he releases his 14th studio album, Fall to Pieces, Tricky joins us from his Berlin studio. Live theatre returns to Northern Ireland this evening with the play Anything Can Happen: 1972 at The Playhouse in Londonderry, in which peop…
 
Good morning. Good afternoon. Good evening. It's a Wednesday. If you're listening to this on the release day or it's just a winning Wednesday, cause that's what it is podcasts about. It's about winning. I'm winning cause there's a cup of coffee in my hand. And today I'm going to be covering six productivity tips to manage time and to get more done.…
 
Terence Rosemore - Born in Great Falls Montana and raised in New Orleans, Mr. Rosemore is an Actor and Filmmaker who has over 150 TV/Film credits both in front of and behind the camera. His TV credits include Queen Sugar, Treme, True Detectives, Outer Banks and Roots. His film credits include Triple 9, The Nice Guys, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 a…
 
This week alone in our changed climate: More than two dozen people have died in wildfires in Western states and more are missing. Forecasters predict life-threatening flooding from Hurricane Sally in the Gulf. And the foundations of two major Antarctic glaciers are crumbling, threatening dramatic sea level rise. Bill Gates is founder of the billion…
 
Amid reports of problems with coronavirus testing across the UK, we interrogate the numbers on laboratory capacity. Does the government’s Operation Moonshot plan for mass testing make statistical sense? Has the UK been taking more refugees from outside the European Union than any EU country? We explore the connection between socio-economic status a…
 
Logic, the study of how certain arguments either succeed or fail to support their conclusions, is one of the most important topics in philosophy, its importance illustrated by the common assumption that if one is being logical, they are probably right. However, the importance of logic has led to a certain amount of misuse and abuse over the years, …
 
In her latest book, The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibilities (Yale University Press), Kathryn Sikkink puts forward a framework of rights and responsibilities; moving beyond the language of rights that has come to dominate scholarship and activism, she makes the case that human rights cannot be truly implemented unless we als…
 
In World Literature, Non-Synchronism, and the Politics of Time (Palgrave Macmillan) Filippo Menozzi offers to look at literature and literary processes through the prism of non-synchronism. The book details the notion that Menozzi finds accurate and relevant not only for the analysis of current cultural and political developments, but also for the …
 
Roland Barthes and Film: Myth, Eroticism and Poetics (Bloomsbury) is a book by Patrick Ffrench, Professor of French at Kings College. It is a comprehensively researched and finely argued book that traces Barthes engagement with questions of cinema from early research pre-dating the publication of Mythologies to his last work, Camera Lucida, along t…
 
In the thoroughly researched, lucidly narrated new book Shareholder Cities: Land Transformations Along Urban Corridors in India (University of Pennsylvania Press), Sai Balakrishnan (Assistant Professor of City and Urban Planning at UC Berkeley) examines the novel phenomenon of the conversion of agrarian landowners into urban shareholders in India’s…
 
Jake, Wren, Clint, and Matt gather to discuss the long and winding road to Tacticool 3Loads. FOLLOW ► Instagram: http://bit.ly/_Corridor_Instagram Sub-Reddit: http://bit.ly/_Corridor_Sub-Reddit SUPPORT ► Join Our Website: https://bit.ly/Crew_Membership Buy Merch: http://bit.ly/Corridor_Store OUR GEAR ► Most Used Equipment: http://bit.ly/Corridor_Cr…
 
Earlier today the shortlist for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction was announced. Two time winner Hilary Mantel has not made the list for the final part of her Cromwell series and four out of six of the books chosen are by debut authors. John speaks to Chair of Judges Margaret Busby and critics Sara Collins and Toby Lichtig give their verdict on the…
 
Discovering, manufacturing and distributing a vaccine will likely be the only way out of the pandemic, which has devastated the world’s economy. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been part of the effort to underwrite that work, including playing matchmaker between several pharma companies to manufacture billions of doses, even if they aren’t …
 
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