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Introducing, AI: Hype vs. Reality

5/29/2019
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New from Dell Technologies comes a show about the cutting edge of artificial intelligence. Join host Jessica Chobot as she talks with AI experts and ventures out into the field to try out the latest advances in machine learning, robotics, computer vision, and more. In this preview episode, Jessica gets behind the wheel of a self-driving car at the University of Toronto. Find out if autonomous vehicles are all hype or if they'll soon be a reality.

Duration:00:23:35

AI: What's Hype? What's Reality?

5/22/2019
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Guests Jerry Kaplan of Stanford University, Oren Etzioni of The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, research fellow Geoffrey Hinton of Google, Hilary Mason of Cloudera, and author Nick Bostrom join host Walter Isaacson and trace the origins of AI, each milestone to date, and reveal how it’s evolving at lightning speed. Stanley Kubrick is no one’s idea of an optimist (in film, anyway). Yet, in his landmark 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Kubrick projected a vision into the future...

Duration:00:30:30

Insurance: Who's Looking Out For You?

5/1/2019
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Host Walter Isaacson discusses the insurance industry’s progress and pratfalls.

Duration:00:24:24

Fashion: The Politics of Style

4/17/2019
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Host Walter Isaacson recounts the fascinating origins, developments and movements behind paradigm shifts within the fashion industry over the 150 years.

Duration:00:27:43

Public Transportation: Moving Us Forward

4/3/2019
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Host Walter Isaacson explores the technology and people who continue to reinvent … maybe not the wheel, but the ways we apply them to keep us moving.

Duration:00:29:13

Animation: Just Like We Drew It Up

3/20/2019
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Host Walter Isaacson explores the art and the science behind bringing animation to life – on the big screen, on the small screen, and on your computer screen. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

Duration:00:32:16

Sports Analytics: What's After Moneyball?

2/27/2019
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Walter Isaacson hits a homerun with the story of sports analytics, from Moneyball to the championship run of the Golden State Warriors, with guests Bob Costas, Jackie MacMullan, and Warriors Assistant GM Kirk Lacob. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

Duration:00:26:33

Home Cooking: Technology Worth Savoring

2/13/2019
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Walter Isaacson asks: how did we go from inventing fire to the Instant Pot? How much different is cooking from its genesis tens of thousands of years ago? And just what does a microwave have to do with weaponry?

Duration:00:27:09

Telecom

1/30/2019
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Walter Isaacson returns with the story of telecom, from Alexander Graham Bell, to the creation of the first mobile phone, and today's smartphones.

Duration:00:29:35

Forensics: Who's on the Case?

12/19/2018
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Walter Isaacson talks about the history of identifying and exonerating criminals, from fingerprints to DNA and beyond.

Duration:00:27:28

Printers: What Will We Print Next?

12/5/2018
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Walter Isaacson returns to tell the history of printing, from the press to the copier, to three-dimensional objects and bio-engineering, with the people who are driving the technology forward.

Duration:00:26:00

Mattresses: Innovation Never Sleeps

11/21/2018
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Walter Isaacson and guests trace the way we buy, experience and purchase mattresses. Is disruption of the industry breaking with tomorrow’s light? Don’t sleep on the answers. For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

Duration:00:28:49

VR: What's Possibly in Reality?

11/7/2018
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Walter Isaacson and guests trace the origins of Virtual Reality (VR) technologies from early applications in video games to who knows what’s on the horizons. Will we one day only be limited by our imaginations?

Duration:00:28:15

Politics: The Medium is the Message

10/24/2018
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Walter Isaacson and guests dive into a complex discussion on the history of technological breakthroughs and the way they’ve changed how elections work, featuring stories from the insiders who watched it all unfold.

Duration:00:32:36

Formula 1: The Race to Keep Pace

10/10/2018
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Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a fast-paced discussion on the history of Formula One, featuring stories from drivers, technicians and the scientists behind the auto industry’s biggest breakthroughs.

Duration:00:25:00

Watches: Innovation on Time

9/26/2018
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Walter Isaacson and guests engage in a timely discussion on how humans throughout history answer one of our most fundamental questions: “When?” So, what makes the industry tick? And how can we expect time to change in the future? For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

Duration:00:24:24

Batteries: The Power of Portable Power

9/12/2018
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Walter Isaacson returns to talk about batteries with the inventor of the lithium ion cell himself, plus current researchers aiming to disrupt the industry again. Can we make them cheaper, safer, sustainable and more powerful? For more on the podcast go to delltechnologies.com/trailblazers

Duration:00:25:48

Preview Season 3 of Trailblazers with Walter Isaacson

8/8/2018
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This fall Trailblazers will be back with all new episodes featuring behind the scenes stories of some of the biggest disruptions of our era: from the way we tell time, to the way we solve crime, talk to you then...

Duration:00:01:57

Agriculture: Can vertical and urban farming feed the world?

7/11/2018
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Host Walter Isaacson talks farming. How did the mechanical reaper change the way we harvest? Can vertical farming help feed our ever-growing cities? Will AI, machine learning and the Internet of Things make farms more efficient? Guests include Neil Dahlstrom, George Kellerman, Jenn Frymark, David Rosenberg and Rob Leclerc.

Duration:00:30:20

Timing the Market

6/27/2018
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The stock market is one wild ride, from the literal rough seas of the Renaissance to the forthcoming disruption of algorithms and AI. Invest your time in this week’s episode to learn the exciting origins and incredible future of how shares and stocks exchange.

Duration:00:28:52