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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

What robots can teach humans

12/12/2018
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John Thornhill talks to Maja Pantic, Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing at Imperial College in London, about her work testing the boundaries of human robot interaction.

Duration:00:35:26

Making the most of work chat

12/5/2018
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Stewart Butterfield, co-founder and chief executive of San Francisco-based Slack tells John Thornhill how his fascination for technology that facilitates human interaction came about.

Duration:00:26:21

Artificial intelligence that learns on the fly

11/28/2018
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Physicist Zdenka Kuncic tells FT science editor Clive Cookson about the difference between software-based and hardware-based approaches to artificial intelligence and her work to develop autonomous intelligent systems for potential use in space and in medical devices

Duration:00:18:10

The business of cybercrime

11/21/2018
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Sociologist Jonathan Lusthaus spent seven years talking to cyber criminals. He tells Hannah Kuchler what he discovered about the extent of their involvement with organised crime and what he thinks it would take to persuade them to put their talents to better use. His book: Industry of Anonymity: Inside the Business of Cybercrime, was published by Harvard University Press.

Duration:00:23:59

Technology and the human brain

11/14/2018
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Murali Doraiswamy, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Duke University Health System, tells Shannon Bond about his research into potential technological solutions to neurological and mental health disorders.

Duration:00:26:03

Investing in deep tech

11/7/2018
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Investor Alice Newcombe-Ellis tells John Thornhill about her strategy for discovering and investing in the next generation of disruptive technology companies

Duration:00:22:34

Puncturing the AI hype

10/31/2018
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Zia Chishti's latest business venture Afiniti uses artificial intelligence to match customers and employees, but he tells John Thornhill he sees the technology as evolutionary, rather than revolutionary, and offers his thoughts on the dos and don'ts of investing in AI.

Duration:00:24:47

Who sets the internet standards?

10/24/2018
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Hannah Kuchler talks to American social scientist and cyber security expert Andrea Little Limbago about the worrying lack of agreement among governments on how best to promote the beneficial aspects of the internet.

Duration:00:25:18

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