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I am fascinated by humanity and enjoy sharing this fascination with my listeners. I talk to people that are at the top of their fields to learn about current and future developments in technology, economics and geopolitics.

My guests include CEOs, bestselling authors, academics, executives, journalists and others. The times we live in are in many ways defining the vector of human development and progress. Let's make sure that we make the most of it by learning from people who do.

Big Fan of Human Race Max Klymenko

    • Technology

I am fascinated by humanity and enjoy sharing this fascination with my listeners. I talk to people that are at the top of their fields to learn about current and future developments in technology, economics and geopolitics.

My guests include CEOs, bestselling authors, academics, executives, journalists and others. The times we live in are in many ways defining the vector of human development and progress. Let's make sure that we make the most of it by learning from people who do.

    How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality - Katharina Pistor

    How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality - Katharina Pistor

    In this episode, Katharina and I discuss the ways in which laws facilitate structural inequalities and how to change the existing system. Katharina Pistor is Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, comparative law and law and development. She has published widely in legal and interdisciplinary journals and is the author and co-author of several books. She is the recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and of several grants from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the National Science Foundation. Her latest book is The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality.

    Twitter: @KatharinaPistor


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Global Inequality and Capitalism - Branko Milanovic

    Global Inequality and Capitalism - Branko Milanovic

    This episode is a must listen for those that care about where the global economy is really headed. Branko and I talk about global inequality, rise of socialism, dominance of capitalism, Uber IPO, climate change protests, and many more fascinating topics.

    Branko Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality. In 2014, he joined the Graduate Center as Visiting Presidential Professor and LIS Senior Scholar. Before coming to the Graduate Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He is author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution. His most recent book is Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press 2016).



    Branko's twitter handle: @BrankoMilan

    Branko's blog: http://glineq.blogspot.com

    Capitalism, Alone pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Capitalism-Alone-Future-System-Rules/dp/0674987594





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    • 58 min
    Things You Must Know Today About Our Future - Lasse Rouhiainen

    Things You Must Know Today About Our Future - Lasse Rouhiainen

    In this episode, Lasse and I discuss the future of school education, skills needed in the age of automation, and how artificial intelligence transforms the way we think about privacy. Lasse Rouhiainen is a best-selling author and international expert on artificial intelligence, disruptive technologies and digital marketing.He has also provided training to thousands of students and businesses through online e-learning courses.
    Lasse has been a speaker at renowned seminars such as Mobile World Capital and TEDx, and has worked with top brands and institutions such as Michelin, Össur and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He is also a supporter of the Human Centered AI initiative. Lasse has written several books that have been published on Amazon in both English and Spanish. His latest work on artificial intelligence, called Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future, which is currently being translated into several other languages, was selected by Book Authority as one of the best AI books of all time.

    Website (Free PDF): https://www.lasserouhiainen.com
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/lasseweb20

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    How Technology and Data are Transforming Sports - Sam Seddon (IBM Executive for Wimbledon)

    How Technology and Data are Transforming Sports - Sam Seddon (IBM Executive for Wimbledon)

    Sam is the IBM Sports and Entertainment Sponsorship lead for the UK. This currently covers IBM's partnerships with Wimbledon and England Rugby. Sam showcases IBM's industry leading technology and also the marketing activation around the partnerships. Sam works in collaboration with his clients to deliver innovative technical solutions to support their business objectives and marketing campaigns.

    At Wimbledon Sam has responsibility for managing the client relationship for all the services that IBM provides to The Championships as part of their role as the official IT provider to the AELTC. This includes a team of 180 at peak during the fortnight from capturing data from the courtside, to media services, security systems and all digital platforms.


    Sam was recognised in 2015 by Information Age as being one of the UK's top 50 data leaders and influencers.

    2017 awards include:
    DMA Gold - Best Digital Experience
    DADI - Use of AI / Machine Learning
    Cannes Lion Silver - #WhatMakesGreat campaign
    Campaign Magazine - Digital Innovation of the Year

    More on IBM/Wimbledon partnership: http://ibmsports.co/FXCEgc
    Sam Seddon on Twitter: @sam_seddon
    Show notes: maxtalksai.com/sam

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Humans 3.0, Voice Tech, and Burgers - Peter Nowak

    Humans 3.0, Voice Tech, and Burgers - Peter Nowak

    The first ever episode of Max Talks AI was a book review of Humans 3.0 written by Peter Nowak. It has been a great pleasure to have him on my podcast. Peter and I talked about burgers, the future of voice technology, privacy, and the skill of staying positive and optimistic. Peter Nowak has been writing about technology since 1997. He is a former staff reporter and editor at The Globe and Mail, National Post and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, and the New Zealand Herald in Auckland. In 2006, he was named Journalist of the Year by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand and in 2009, he won the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance award for Excellence in Science and Technology Reporting. Peter’s first book, Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Created Modern Technology As We Know It, spent several weeks on the Maclean’s best-seller list in Canada. His second book, Humans 3.0: The Upgrading of the Species, has been published in five countries.

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    • 45 min
    Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Species - Joanna Bryson

    Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Species - Joanna Bryson

    The recording took place at the University of Cambridge and was made possible by Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. In the episode, Joanna and I talk about the meaning of intelligence and mind, when AI started being taken seriously by media, Europe’s place in the global AI landscape, and a lot more.

    Joanna Bryson is a widely recognised academic expert in intelligence, from the perspectives of computer science, psychology, and biology. She is employed at the University of Bath, where she teaches Intelligent Control and Cognitive Systems. Joanna is also fellow at Princeton’s Centre for Information Technology Policy.

    Joanna’s main focus and expertise lies in researching natural and artificial intelligence. Current projects include building accountable and transparent AI, and understanding cultural variation in human cooperation and economic behaviour. To explore Joanna’s work please go to http://www.cs.bath.ac.uk/ and @j2bryson on Twitter.

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    • 41 min

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