112 episodes

In our podcast, Your Undivided Attention, co-hosts Tristan Harris, Aza Raskin and Daniel Barcay explore the unprecedented power of emerging technologies: how they fit into our lives, and how they fit into a humane future.

Join us every other Thursday as we confront challenges and explore solutions with a wide range of thought leaders and change-makers — like Audrey Tang on digital democracy, neurotechnology with Nita Farahany, getting beyond dystopia with Yuval Noah Harari, and Esther Perel on Artificial Intimacy: the other AI.

Your Undivided Attention is produced by Executive Editor Sasha Fegan and Senior Producer Julia Scott. Our Associate Producers are Sara McCrea and Kirsten McMurray. We are a top tech podcast worldwide with more than 20 million downloads and a member of the TED Audio Collective.

Your Undivided Attention Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, The Center for Humane Technology

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    • 4.9 • 135 Ratings

In our podcast, Your Undivided Attention, co-hosts Tristan Harris, Aza Raskin and Daniel Barcay explore the unprecedented power of emerging technologies: how they fit into our lives, and how they fit into a humane future.

Join us every other Thursday as we confront challenges and explore solutions with a wide range of thought leaders and change-makers — like Audrey Tang on digital democracy, neurotechnology with Nita Farahany, getting beyond dystopia with Yuval Noah Harari, and Esther Perel on Artificial Intimacy: the other AI.

Your Undivided Attention is produced by Executive Editor Sasha Fegan and Senior Producer Julia Scott. Our Associate Producers are Sara McCrea and Kirsten McMurray. We are a top tech podcast worldwide with more than 20 million downloads and a member of the TED Audio Collective.

    Former OpenAI Engineer William Saunders on Silence, Safety, and the Right to Warn

    Former OpenAI Engineer William Saunders on Silence, Safety, and the Right to Warn

    Whistleblower William Saunders quit over systemic issues at OpenAI. Now he’s put his name to an open letter that proposes 4 principles to protect the right of industry insiders to warn the public about AI risks. On Your Undivided Attention this week, Tristan and Aza sit down with Saunders to discuss.

    • 37 min
    War is a Laboratory for AI with Paul Scharre

    War is a Laboratory for AI with Paul Scharre

    Today’s battlefields have become laboratories for the use of AI weaponry and drones. From Ukraine to Gaza, weapons systems with increasing levels of autonomy are being used to kill people and destroy infrastructure. So what does this mean for the future of warfare? Author and former Pentagon policymaker Paul Scharre joins the show to discuss.

    • 59 min
    AI and Jobs: How to Make AI Work With Us, Not Against Us With Daron Acemoglu

    AI and Jobs: How to Make AI Work With Us, Not Against Us With Daron Acemoglu

    Tech companies say that AI will lead to massive economic productivity gains. But as we know from the first digital revolution, that’s not what happened. Can we do better this time around?

    • 46 min
    Jonathan Haidt On How to Solve the Teen Mental Health Crisis

    Jonathan Haidt On How to Solve the Teen Mental Health Crisis

    Suicides. Self harm. Depression and anxiety. The toll of a social media-addicted, phone-based childhood has never been more stark. It can be easy for teens, parents and schools to feel like they’re trapped by it all. But in this conversation with Tristan Harris, author and social psychologist Jonathan Haidt makes the case that the conditions that led to today’s teenage mental health crisis can be turned around – with specific, achievable actions we all can take starting today.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Chips Are the Future of AI. They’re Also Incredibly Vulnerable. With Chris Miller

    Chips Are the Future of AI. They’re Also Incredibly Vulnerable. With Chris Miller

    Beneath the race to train and release more powerful AI models lies another race: a race by companies and nation-states to secure the hardware to make sure they win AI supremacy.

    • 45 min
    Future-proofing Democracy In the Age of AI with Audrey Tang

    Future-proofing Democracy In the Age of AI with Audrey Tang

    Is there a vision of our future where AI can help our democracies thrive, rather than just survive? With election season underway, Taiwan’s Minister of Digital Affairs Audrey Tang returns to the podcast to discuss how to create a resilient democracy in the age of AI.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Wordymum ,

Covers some of the most important topics of our time

The range and depth of this podcast is inspiring. The hosts are deep thinkers, empathetic conversationalists, and just plain good humans. And they don’t just talk, they act, putting their beliefs into projects that are helping shape this world in a kinder image. Thank you to the whole team.

Viewer in Syd ,

Shadow banning Palestinian content on social media

Shame on meta for being the tool of Zionism and banning Palestinian content on social media. I’m surprised you haven’t done a show on this already. I’ve been waiting for you to do one on the media bias and SM blackout. There is a genocide occurring right now. It’s important shows like yours call out this double standard, i see the issue as relevant to your content and listeners don’t you?

andrew m 84 ,

Great podcast

It is strange that this podcast doesn't seem to show up in the top technology podcasts on Apple podcasts.

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