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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.

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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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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English


Episodes

David Sanger on cyber warfare

10/17/2018
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John Thornhill talks to the New York Times journalist about his latest book: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age.

Duration:00:30:44

Adrian Lovett on fighting for a better web

10/10/2018
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Web Foundation president and CEO Adrian Lovett talks to John Thornhill about open data, net neutrality and widening global internet access. Web Foundation website

Duration:00:28:04

Jocelyn Bell Burnell on new frontiers in astronomy

10/3/2018
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Clive Cookson talks to astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell about her decision to give away her $3m Breakthrough Prize in physics and about what she sees as the most exciting new areas of future research.

Duration:00:22:26

Tristan Harris on digital Frankensteins

9/26/2018
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The former Google employee turned campaigner has made it his mission to alert society about the dangers of using computer algorithms to capture our attention. He tells John Thornhill why he co-founded the Centre for Humane Technology and what it does.

Duration:00:28:17

Liberty and morality in the AI era

9/19/2018
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Jamie Susskind, author of Future Politics, Verity Harding of Google DeepMind, and Tabitha Goldstaub, co-founder of CognitionX, discuss liberty and morality in the AI era in a panel debate recorded at the FT’s recent FT Weekend Festival in London.

Duration:00:26:12

Irene Ng on redistributing the economic power of data

9/12/2018
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Entrepreneur and academic Irene Ng talks to John Thornhill about the Hub of all Things - a microserver that allows people to own and control their own data.

Duration:00:25:13

What's next for Dropbox?

9/5/2018
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Drew Houston, co-founder of the business software company, tells John Thornhill how he caught the entrepreneurial bug and what's next for Dropbox.

Duration:00:27:45

Tech Tonic returns

8/29/2018
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John Thorhill and guests return for a news series of Tech Tonic, the show that looks at the way technology is changing our lives.

Duration:00:02:27

How can we make governments smarter?

5/9/2018
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Robyn Scott talks to John Thornhill about her company Apolitical, a global news and networking site that seeks to share knowledge and spread best practice among the world's top civil servants

Duration:00:25:41

The new AI battleground

5/2/2018
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Nicole Eagan, chief executive of Darktrace, tells John Thornhill corporate networks have become the new battleground in a cyberwar waged by criminals and state actors using artificial intelligence

Duration:00:23:39

Terah Lyons on fashioning the AI future

4/25/2018
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John Thornhill talks to Terah Lyons, founding executive director of the Partnership on AI, a US initiative that brings civil society groups into a debate with big tech companies to promote the benefits of machine intelligence.

Duration:00:29:15

What we can learn from ancient DNA

4/18/2018
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David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard, talks to Clive Cookson, the FT's science editor, about how the genomic revolution is affecting paleontology and the study of human pre-history.

Duration:00:23:26

Julia Shaw on a bot you can trust

4/11/2018
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Psychologist Julia Shaw talks to John Thornhill about her research into the fragility of human memory and how this helped her design a software tool that can be used to record and report workplace harassment

Duration:00:27:13

The consumer awakening

4/4/2018
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How can we fix the digital future? Writer and Silicon Valley critic Andrew Keen tells John Thornhill our best resource is human agency and the power of consumers to reject products that they have lost faith in

Duration:00:31:35

Facebook and Google: platforms or publishers?

3/28/2018
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The big tech platforms where many people get their news wield significant power. How do they work with publishers, and are they doing enough to combat "fake" news? FT global media editor Matt Garrahan put the questions to a panel of experts at the FT's Future of News conference in New York earlier this month. Guests are Campbell Brown, head of news partnerships at Facebook, Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, Jason Kint, chief executive of...

Duration:00:48:07

Removing bias from AI

3/21/2018
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Kriti Sharma talks to John Thornhill about her work for the UK software company Sage and about her mission to bring greater diversity and accountability to the algorithms that guide our decisions.

Duration:00:25:23

Rethinking the way we earn money

3/14/2018
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes joins the FT's Hannah Kuchler to talk about economic inequality in the age of "big tech", and his proposal to shrink the income gap in the US. It's the subject of his book Fair Shot: Rethinking inequality and how we earn.

Duration:00:23:54

Erel Margalit on investing in peace

3/7/2018
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John Thornhill talks to Erel Margalit, founder and chairman of Jerusalem Venture Partners, about his plan to help create a regional hub for tech startups and how he believes business collaboration in the region can help ease tensions when politicians fail.

Duration:00:29:29

Is there anyone out there?

2/28/2018
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Clive Cookson, FT science editor, discusses the possibility of alien life and whether we would recognise it if we encountered it with British astrophysicist Paul Davies.

Duration:00:22:39

ENCORE: When data rules the world

2/21/2018
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In this encore episode, John Thornhill talks to author and historian Yuval Noah Harari about his vision of a future when humans are no longer the smartest algorithm on the planet.

Duration:00:27:18