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Podcast by Rhys Lindmark

Podcast by Rhys Lindmark
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United States

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Podcast by Rhys Lindmark

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@mitdci

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English


Episodes

#11 Larry Lessig, Harvard: #POTUS1 to "Fix Democracy First"

5/21/2019
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Larry Lessig is a Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, a co-founder of Creative Commons, and an advocate for "Fixing Democracy First". We chat about #POTUS1 (an anti-corruption initiative that Larry is leading), updates to his pathetic dot, and how he's thinking about crypto. https://twitter.com/lessig https://twitter.com/equalcitizensus https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark https://twitter.com/mitDCI

Duration:00:56:45

#10 Rob Reich, Stanford: Political Theory of Philanthropy + Stanford Center for Human-Compatible AI

5/8/2019
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Rob Reich is a professor of political science at Stanford University. We chat about his recent book, Just Giving, which outlines a political theory of philanthropy. We also dive into why he left GiveWell and how Effective Altruism should think about plutocracy and influencing politics. Finally, we chat about HAI, Stanford's new AI ethics center, and how they are trying to "win back" AI developers by incorporating social science into the development of tech. https://twitter.com/robreich...

Duration:00:52:05

#9 Tim Hwang, Harvard + MIT: The Politics and Theater of AI Ethics

4/19/2019
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Tim Hwang, the director of the Harvard-MIT Ethics and Governance of AI Initiative (a $26M AI ethics fund), and an old co-founder of the Awesome Foundation. We chat about the current politics around AI ethics, how movements in civil society can be co-opted by companies, how to build ethics into an academic field, and the impacts of micro-grants. https://twitter.com/timhwang https://twitter.com/mitDCI https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:31:46

#8 Kate Darling, MIT: A Systemic View on Regulation and Gender Roles in Tech

3/28/2019
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Kate Darling, a Research Specialist at the MIT Media Lab and an Affiliate at the Harvard Berkman Center. We chat about the balances in regulating technology, the negative systemic impacts of our current gender roles, and how being a mother has helped Kate empathize more! https://twitter.com/grok_ https://twitter.com/mitDCI https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:32:31

#7 Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, The Daily Embodiment of Ethical Principles

3/12/2019
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Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, the Founder and CEO of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the MIT, and Director of the Ethics Initiative at the MIT Media Lab. We chat about how we can embody ethical principles, meditation, and ethics as an optimization framework. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Priyadarshi https://twitter.com/mitDCI https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:46:04

#6 Glen Weyl: Funding Civil Society with Liberal Radicalism

3/5/2019
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Glen Weyl, the author of the book, Radical Markets and the founder of RadicalXChange (conference in Detroit March 22–24!). We chat about social innovation, funding civil society with Liberal Radicalism, and the powerful cultural aspects of the blockchain ecosystem. https://twitter.com/glenweyl https://twitter.com/radxchange/ https://twitter.com/mitdci https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:31:54

#5 Anand Giridharadas, Winners Take All: Should Billionaires Even Exist?

2/7/2019
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Anand Giridharadas, the author of the book, "Winners Take All". We chat about whether billionaires should even exist, localism vs. globalism, taxes vs. charity, and much more. https://twitter.com/AnandWrites https://twitter.com/mitdci https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:53:55

#4 Joi Ito: Applying a Systems Paradigm to Cryptocurrency

1/24/2019
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Joi Ito, the Director of the MIT Media Lab (among many things). We chat about the central question of his PhD thesis, "How can we understand and effectively intervene in interconnected complex adaptive systems?" and then apply that to cryptocurrency. https://twitter.com/mitdci https://twitter.com/joi https://twitter.com/RhysLindmark

Duration:00:35:27

#3 Renee DiResta: Russia Disinformation Campaign and Our Weaponized Information Ecosystem

1/14/2019
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Renee DiResta, Director of Research at cybersecurity company New Knowledge. (Among many other things.) We chat about her recent report on Russia's disinformation campaign and our weaponized information ecosystem more broadly.

Duration:00:55:57

Nadia Eghbal, Protocol Labs: Why Give Away Money and How to Fund Digital Infrastructure

1/7/2019
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Nadia Eghbal, a researcher at Protocol Labs. We chat about her grant program to give people money on the internet and her current mindset towards funding digital infrastructure.

Duration:00:37:27

#1 Tadge Dryja, Digital Currency Initiative: uTreeXO and Bootstrapping Bitcoin Upgrades

12/20/2018
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Tadge Dryja, a research scientist at DCI who co-invented the Lightning Network. We chat about his current research (uTreeXO, a dynamic accumulator for Bitcoin state) and discuss non-fork ways to bootstrap upgrades to a network (a bridge node for uTreeXO).

Duration:01:05:51

#52 Arthur Brock, Holochain: Verbing the World Through an Agent-Centric Blockchain

10/24/2018
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Arthur Brock, the founder and acting CEO of Holochain. We chat about the shift from nouns to verbs and how Holochain's agent-centric architecture works. Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/

Duration:00:46:47

#51 Daniel Schmachtenberger: Meta Existential Risk

10/3/2018
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Daniel Schmachtenberger, the co-founder of Neurohacker Collective. We chat about meta existential risk. Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/

Duration:01:07:46

#50 Soona Amhaz, Token Daily: Curating a Trusted Signal in a World of Distributed Noise

9/18/2018
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Soona Amhaz, the co-founder and CEO of Token Daily. We chat about how Soona (and her team) curate awesome content given so much crypto noise. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam Jonas, Malcolm Ocean, Eric Tang, Colin Wielga, Joe Urgo, Josh...

Duration:00:45:51

#49 Jeremy Heimans, New Power: How Crowds and Memes are Changing Society

9/6/2018
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Jeremy Heimans, the author of the book New Power and the founder/CEO of Purpose. We chat about how crowds and memes are changing society. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam Jonas, Malcolm Ocean, Eric Tang, Colin Wielga, Joe Urgo, Josh...

Duration:00:38:50

#48 Joe Lubin, ConsenSys: Building the Institutions and Myths of Web 3.0

8/20/2018
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Joe Lubin, the founder of ConsenSys. We chat about the institutions and myths of Web 3. Enjoy! Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam Jonas, Malcolm Ocean, Eric Tang, Colin Wielga, Joe Urgo, Josh Nussbaum, John Lindmark, Garry...

Duration:00:49:59

#47 Richard Burton, Balance: Wallet Standards, ETH Ecosystem Fails, and Escaping Scarcity

8/10/2018
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Richard Burton, the co-founder of Balance, a UX and financial services-focused crypto wallet. We chat about wallet standards, how ETH/EOS fail, and how crypto can help us escape the scarcity mindset. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny...

Duration:00:46:29

#46 Liv Boeree, REG-Charity: Fermi Paradox, Consequentialism, Thinking Probabilistically

8/2/2018
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Liv Boeree on some updates to the Fermi Paradox, the power of consequentialism, and how to think probabilistically. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam Jonas, Malcolm Ocean, Eric Tang, Colin Wielga, Joe Urgo, Josh Nussbaum,...

Duration:01:03:25

#45 Lawrence Lundy, Outlier Ventures: Convergence Theory and An Evolutionary Perspective on Capital

7/25/2018
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Lawrence Lundy-Bryan, a partner and the Director of Research at Outlier Ventures. We chat about his Convergence Theory and an evolutionary perspective on competitive capital allocation. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam...

Duration:00:42:48

#44 Ethan Zuckerman, MIT: Crypto Social Networks and The Co-Evolution of Information and Governance

7/18/2018
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Ethan Zuckerman, the director for MIT's Center for Civic Media. We chat about his skepticism of crypto social networks and the historical co-evolution of information and governance. Support me on Patreon! www.patreon.com/rhyslindmark Support me with ETH on StakeTree! www.staketree.com/rhyslindmark Thanks to KeepKey for sponsoring the show! www.keepkey.com/ Thanks to Collin Brown, Mike Goldin, John Desmond, Paras Chopra, Andrew Cochrane, Sandra Ro, Harry Lindmark, Jonny Dubowsky, Sam Jonas,...

Duration:00:57:47