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Welcome to Future Positive a podcast from XPRIZE that aims to bring you the most future-forward topics, covering everything from AI to avatars, to climate change, and more. We will share conversations from game-changing leaders, tech entrepreneurs and heavyweights from the creative industry - revealing their inspirations, and how and why they will change the world. If you’re into data-driven optimism, this is the podcast for you. © 2020 XPRIZE Foundation. All rights reserved See acast.com/pr ...
 
AIIM On Air with Kevin Craine - where we explore the methods, technologies, processes, and people on the front lines of information management. AIIM believes information is your most important asset. Learn the skills to manage it. Find us at aiim.org.
 
Uncover the deeply human aspect of working. Join Jeff Hunt, GoalSpan CEO and longtime business consultant, as he interviews guests who help us learn to embrace the value of human capital in new ways. Explore how to better the world of work for humans and rediscover the most important asset we have in the workplace – Human Capital.
 
AI. Social Media. Blockchain. Gene-edited babies. Are these the greatest innovations in history or the greatest threat to humanity? Humanity, Wired makes sense of the human rights impact of technology today and tomorrow. Host Amy Lehr, Human Rights Initiative director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with human rights defenders, policymakers and technologists to discuss how to make technology work for us, not against us.
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
Each Tuesday and Friday, Ezra Klein invites you into a conversation on something that matters. How do we address climate change if the political system fails to act? Has the logic of markets infiltrated too many aspects of our lives? What is the future of the Republican Party? What do psychedelics teach us about consciousness? What does sci-fi understand about our present that we miss? Can our food system be just to humans and animals alike?
 
Veteran broadcaster Mark Riley's podcast digs deeper into your daily news, politics and culture. With 40 years on NY Radio airwaves and global TV outlets, he has interviewed just about everyone... from heads of state to musicians and entertainers. Drawing from this vast knowledge base, Mark Riley adds his unique ability for storytelling and political analysis. Add critical thinking, and Mark Riley transforms complex issues into thought-provoking, easy-to-digest edu-tainment. The Intersection ...
 
​The Start is a podcast about artistic beginnings, as told by great artists of our time. Focusing on one piece, they share how these early moments of creativity shaped them, the influence it had on their subsequent work, and what the piece now means to them in retrospect
 
Equivalent to Magic is a podcast about the wizards behind the world’s most influential companies and tech platforms. Two veteran tech executives, Steve Herrod and Quentin Clark, talk with CTOs, CPOs, and engineers about how they dreamed, designed and managed their way to scale. The show is produced by General Catalyst.
 
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What is Casteist Technology and Digital Brahmanism and how can we best engage to enact change? Join 2021 Radical AI Intern Nikhil Dharmaraj as he interviews Thenmozhi Soundararajan and Seema Hari about technology, casteism, and surveillance. Thenmozhi Soundararajan is a Dalit rights artist, technologist, and theorist. Currently, Thenmozhi is the co…
 
Sarah Schulman’s work — as a nonfiction writer, novelist, activist, playwright and filmmaker — confronts the very thing most people try to avoid: conflict. Schulman, far from running from it, believes we need more of it. This was true in Schulman’s 2016 book, “Conflict Is Not Abuse,” which argues that people often mislabel conflict as abuse without…
 
The Affordable Care Act lives...yet Republicans in Congress continue to say they’ve got a better and alternative plan, even when their former leader couldn't produce one in four years of presidential office. Meanwhile, down in Texas, Trump-wannabe Gov. Greg Abbott wants to finish up the border wall. He’s committed $250 million dollars of Texas taxp…
 
Our Pride Month podcast take over culminates this week. For the past four weeks we have been bringing you a series of interviews conducted by Journalist Amelia Abraham with leading figures from the LGBTQ+ community who are impacting our world for the better. This week Amelia speaks to Kelly Rakowski, the CEO and founder of LEX – a queer dating app …
 
This is a strange moment in the economy. Wages are up, but so is inflation. Jobs are growing, but maybe not fast enough. Quit rates are at a 21st-century high. It isn’t clear what’s a trend, what’s a blip, what’s a transition and what’s now normal. And all this as the virus continues to stalk us and we process the trauma of the last 18 months. “We …
 
Biochemist Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering CRISPR, a revolutionary biotech tool that can edit DNA with unprecedented precision and ease. But how exactly does CRISPR work, and what consequences may arise from altering our internal makeup? She talks to Chris about the remarkable effects CRISPR can have on our live…
 
I often feel like I’m “behind” on what I need to get done. Being a bit metacognitive, however, I often find this feeling is more related to not organizing things well, which means I often feel like I have so much to do “right now” that I just don’t know what to do next—hence “processor thrashing on process scheduler.” Todd Palino joins this episode…
 
In this 4th episode of Measurementality we'll be "identifying what counts in the algorithmic age" by analyzing how existing metrics regarding human wellbeing along with environmental flourishing are being globally measured today. Laura Musikanski is the Executive Director of The Happiness Alliance and Chair of IEEE 7010-2020 Jonathan Stray is a Vis…
 
Free minds. Freedom fries. Free speech. The Freedom Caucus. Freedom from. Freedom to. What do Americans really mean when they talk about freedom? Louis Menand’s “The Free World” is a 700-plus-page intellectual history of the Cold War period that traces the opening of the American mind to new ideas in art, literature, politics, music, foreign policy…
 
On this episode, Jeff welcomes Loren Greiff who is the founder of Portfoliorocket, where she empowers creatives and marketers to love their work, be valued, AND be well paid. Loren speaks to business leaders and candidates about how to overcome some of the biggest challenges recruiters and job seekers face as we emerge from the pandemic. Jeff & Lor…
 
The G7 – is it a just weekender of photo opps and Surf & Turf dinners? We break down what it is, what it means, and the commitments aimed to be accomplished. Nobody knows for sure how the Coronavirus spread ferociously around the globe. Was it transmitted from a flying bat at a Wuhan, China animal market, or was it deliberately leaked from a Wuhan …
 
Continuing our Pride Month podcast take over we bring you the third in our series of interviews conducted by Journalist Amelia Abraham with leading figures from the LGBTQ+ community who are impacting our world for the better. This week Amelia speaks to Vincent Desmond, a writer and essayist living and working in Lagos, Nigeria. They sit down to dis…
 
“The technological progress we make in the next 100 years will be far larger than all we’ve made since we first controlled fire and invented the wheel,” writes Sam Altman in his essay “Moore’s Law for Everything.” “This revolution will generate enough wealth for everyone to have what they need, if we as a society manage it responsibly.” Altman is t…
 
From governments to airlines to your favorite eco-friendly clothing brand, tree-planting campaigns are everywhere. Reforesting the planet has become one of the quickest, easiest and most ubiquitous ways to reduce our carbon footprint...but is it actually helping to stop climate change? Ecologist Thomas Crowther speaks with Chris about how planting …
 
The network monitoring world is rife with formats for packets being measured—every tool has its own format. What would make things a lot better for network engineers is a standard data representation for packet analysis, no matter what format packets are captured in. Jordan Holland joins Russ White and Tom Ammon on this episode of the Hedge to disc…
 
There has been a bit of panic lately over employers who say not enough people want to apply for open jobs. Are we facing a labor shortage? Have stimulus checks and expanded unemployment insurance payments created an economy full of people who don’t want to work — and who are holding back the economic recovery? That’s one theory, anyway. But it’s le…
 
We all have to give a presentation at some point in our lives—on a stage, in a conference room, and, these days, on Zoom. So what makes a good speech? In this episode from How To! science writer David Epstein turns the microphone on Chris to find the answer. Chris breaks down some of the most famous talks of all time and solves an unusual challenge…
 
Vice President Kamala Harris has a portfolio larger than many of her predecessors yet this latest assignment could well be a defining one both for her and President Joe Biden: to lead the charge on voting rights. There are more than 389 bills in 48 states seeking to curtail voting rights based on the rationale of non-existent voter fraud. Meanwhile…
 
Continuing our Pride Month podcast take over we bring you the second in our series of interviews conducted by Journalist Amelia Abraham with leading figures from the LGBTQ+ community who are impacting our world for the better. This week Amelia speaks to Os Keyes a PhD candidate and lecturer at the University of Washington’s Department of Human Cent…
 
If you talk to many of the people working on the cutting edge of artificial intelligence research, you’ll hear that we are on the cusp of a technology that will be far more transformative than simply computers and the internet, one that could bring about a new industrial revolution and usher in a utopia — or perhaps pose the greatest threat in our …
 
Some believe our world has changed at a rapid pace in recent decades. From the rise of the internet to the proliferation of startups spinning out inventions, it can certainly seem that way. In this episode, though, economist Tyler Cowen argues that none of this has really transformed the ways we live over the last 50 years. But he contends that now…
 
What is Feminist AI and how and why should we design and implement it? To answer this question and more in this episode we interview Eleanor Drage and Kerry Mackereth about the ins and outs of Feminist AI. Eleanor and Kerry are both postdoctoral researchers who are working on the “Gender and Technology” research project at the “University of Cambri…
 
“My entire politics is premised on the fact that we are these tiny organisms on this little speck floating in the middle of space,” Barack Obama told me, sitting in his office in Washington, D.C. To be fair, I was the one who had introduced the cosmic scale, asking how proof of alien life would change his politics. But Obama, in a philosophical moo…
 
Sean Fahey is the Founder and CEO of VidCruiter (https://vidcruiter.com/), a company specializing in video interviewing and recruiting technology. Sean and Jeff discuss specifically how employers can find passionate people who are great at their jobs. Sean shares the challenges of having too many or not enough candidates in the pool, and the need t…
 
I'm tired of watching the slow erosion of civil discourse where people can agree to disagree. Seem the world we thought we were working toward improving has been taken from us; Is tennis star Naomi Osaka's code of silence with the media at the French Open a solution for her mental health? My guest is the legendary @FABNEWYORK Fab Five Freddy - shar…
 
June 1st marks the beginning of Pride Month, and to celebrate we are bringing a series of interviews conducted by Journalist Amelia Abraham with leading figures from the LGBTQ+ community who are impacting our world for the better. For our first interview, Amelia talks to designer and Queering The Map founder Lucas LaRochelle about the importance of…
 
Today, while I'm on vacation, we're sharing an episode from Sway, a fellow New York Times Opinion podcast. Host Kara Swisher talks to Eliot Higgins, CEO of the open source investigative operation Bellingcat. Kara presses Higgins about the perils of taking on Vladimir Putin and how Bellingcat’s work, which Kara calls “gumshoe journalism,” differs fr…
 
What is decentralized AI and how and why should we design and implement it? To answer this question and more in this episode we interview Divya Siddarth about decentralizing AI, democratization, and how we can utilize the logic of social movements to influence our technology design. Divya Siddarth is a Political Economist and Social Technologist at…
 
What does it take to persevere and succeed, not just in our careers but in all aspects of our lives? For psychologist Angela Duckworth, the answer can be summed up in one concept: grit. She explains the ingredients in grit and the experiences that make one person persist where another gives up — and offers concrete steps to instill grit early in li…
 
It’s easy to assume automation can solve anything and that it’s cheap to deploy—that there are a lot of upsides to automation, and no downsides. In this episode of the Hedge, Terry Slattery joins Tom Ammon and Russ White to discuss something we don’t often talk about, the Return on Investment (ROI) of automation. https://media.blubrry.com/hedge/con…
 
This week, while I'm on vacation, we'll be sharing work from two other New York Times Opinion podcasts. First up, an episode from our friends at The Argument about how to cancel student-loan debt. Host Jane Coaston is joined by activist Astra Taylor and economist Sandy Baum, who agree that addressing the crisis requires dramatic measures but disagr…
 
At 107-years-old, Viola Ford Fletcher travels to D.C. to testify and demand reparations for the Oklahoma Massacre of 1921; Why are there pardons for men like Cuomo but punishments for women like Emily Wilder? Our special guest, award winning Writer and Professor, Thomas Glave talks about inclusion and bias in the US and the Caribbean.…
 
How can avatars allow us to use our senses at a remote location in real time? Will we ever be able to smell and taste remotely? For this week’s Future Positive podcast, Amelia Abraham speaks with Dr. Jacki Morie – Scientist, Artist, Educator and Senior Advisor on the A.N.A Avatar XPRIZE to answer these questions and more. We also hear from four of …
 
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