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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

Sarah Chan on neural interfaces

9/16/2019
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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...

Duration:00:24:02

Alice Bentinck on harnessing tech talent

9/9/2019
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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

Duration:00:25:12

Improving decision making through AI

9/2/2019
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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

Duration:00:26:47

Priya Lakhani on AI's power to transform education

8/26/2019
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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

Duration:00:30:10

Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age

8/19/2019
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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

Duration:00:24:22

Ben Goertzel on benevolent robots

8/12/2019
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Ben Goertzel talks to John Thornhill about his work for Hanson Robotics, the company that created the robot Sophia, about SingularityNET, the blockchain-based AI marketplace he founded, and about his belief that artificial general intelligence, transhumanism and benevolent robots are not too far in the future For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:35:30

Frances Arnold on directed evolution of enzymes

8/5/2019
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Nobel laureate Frances Arnold talks to Anjana Ahuja about her pioneering a work harnessing the power of nature to engineer enzymes, her long career and the challenges faced by women in science. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:30:18

Digital printing for the fourth industrial revolution

7/29/2019
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Joseph DeSimone, chief executive of Carbon, talks to Richard Waters about the manufacturing technique he invented that can craft objects in seconds using the power of light and digital projection systems For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:28:00

Directing innovation towards sustainable growth

7/22/2019
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John Thornhill talks to economist Mariana Mazzucato about her work to promote collaboration between governments and companies to direct innovation towards sustainable and inclusive growth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:33:28

Paul Clarke on robotics and digital twins

7/15/2019
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Paul Clarke, chief technology officer at the online grocery Ocado, talks to John Thornhill about how the use of robotics, machine learning and digital twins is taking the business to a new level and even helping to plan the cities of the future. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:32:05

Jennifer Doudna on gene editing

7/8/2019
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Jennifer Doudna talks to Richard Waters, the FT's San Francisco bureau chief, about how she discovered the CRISPR Cas-9 system and how it is transforming the world of gene editing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:29

John Browne on engineering the future

7/1/2019
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John Thornhill talks to Lord John Browne, former chief executive of BP, about his book: Make, Think, Imagine on engineering and the future of civilisation. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:25:30

Nathan Jurgenson on social media and the selfie

6/24/2019
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Nathan Jurgenson, sociologist at Snapchat’s parent company Snap, talks to Tim Bradshaw about his book The Social Photo and about how the smartphone camera is changing the way we communicate For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:31:56

Eric Topol on making healthcare more human

6/17/2019
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Hannah Kuchler talks to American cardiologist Eric Topol about his book Deep Medicine, which looks at the potential for artificial intelligence technology to help free up doctors to spend more time with their patients. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:29:27

New season starts on Monday

6/12/2019
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Tech Tonic, the podcast that looks at the way technology is changing our lives, is returning for a news season starting on Monday 17th June. We’ll be talking to Eric Topol, the US cardiologist, about the ways in which the work of doctors can be enhanced by AI, Nathan Jurgenson on social media and the selfy, and John Browne, former head of BP, on engineering and the future of civilisation, and many more. So tune in next week For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:01:05

Andrew Ng on building an AI workforce

4/17/2019
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Artificial intelligence expert Andrew Ng talks to John Thornhill about his concern that AI technology is concentrating wealth in the hands of a few and why we need to spread AI skills and understanding across society. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:23

Rana Yared on investing in fintech

4/10/2019
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John Thonhill talks to Rana Yared, a partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments, about how technology is transforming the banking industry. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:24

Marcus du Sautoy on creative AI

4/3/2019
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John Thornhill talks to Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy about his book: The Creativity Code: How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:26:52

James Vlahos on voice technology

3/27/2019
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Elaine Moore talks to American journalist James Vlahos about the chatbot he created to keep the memory of this father alive and about the potential uses and misuses of voice technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:23:04

Peter Schwartz on automating the brain

3/20/2019
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Peter Schwartz, senior vice-president of strategic planning at Salesforce, futurist and author, talks to John Thornhill about the impact on our society of the next wave of technology. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Duration:00:24:25