9 episodes

Selected as “New and Noteworthy” by Apple Podcasts, the highly-praised, award-nominated first season of "DeepMind: The Podcast" explores the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI). Join mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry as she meets world-class scientists and thinkers as they explain the foundations of AI, explore some of the challenges the field is wrestling with, and dives into the research that's led to breakthroughs like AlphaGo and AlphaFold. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced researcher, join our journey into the past, present, and future of AI.

DeepMind: The Podcast DeepMind

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    • 4.7 • 244 Ratings

Selected as “New and Noteworthy” by Apple Podcasts, the highly-praised, award-nominated first season of "DeepMind: The Podcast" explores the fascinating world of artificial intelligence (AI). Join mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry as she meets world-class scientists and thinkers as they explain the foundations of AI, explore some of the challenges the field is wrestling with, and dives into the research that's led to breakthroughs like AlphaGo and AlphaFold. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced researcher, join our journey into the past, present, and future of AI.

    Demis Hassabis: The interview

    Demis Hassabis: The interview

    In this special extended episode, Hannah Fry meets Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. She digs into his former life as a chess player, games designer and neuroscientist and explores how his love of chess helped him to get start-up funding, what drives him and his vision, and why AI keeps him up at night.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 36 min
    Towards the future

    Towards the future

    AI researchers around the world are trying to create a general purpose learning system that can learn to solve a broad range of problems without being taught how. Koray Kavukcuoglu, DeepMind’s Director of Research, describes the journey to get there, and takes Hannah on a whistle-stop tour of DeepMind’s HQ and its research.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 26 min
    AI for everyone

    AI for everyone

    While there is a lot of excitement about AI research, there are also concerns about the way it might be implemented, used and abused. In this episode Hannah investigates the more human side of the technology, some ethical issues around how it is developed and used, and the efforts to create a future of AI that works for everyone.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 29 min
    Out of the lab

    Out of the lab

    The ambition of much of AI research is to create systems that can help to solve problems in the real world. In this episode, Hannah meets the people building systems that could be used to save the sight of thousands, help us solve one of the most fundamental problems in biology and reduce energy consumption in an effort to combat climate change. But whilst there is great potential, there are also important obstacles that will need to be tackled for AI to be used effectively, safely and fairly.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 31 min
    AI, Robot

    AI, Robot

    Forget what sci-fi has told you about superintelligent robots that are uncannily human-like; the reality is more prosaic. Inside DeepMind’s robotics laboratory, Hannah explores what researchers call ‘embodied AI’: robot arms that are learning tasks like picking up plastic bricks, which humans find comparatively easy. Discover the cutting-edge challenges of bringing AI and robotics together, and learning from scratch how to perform tasks. She also explores some of the key questions about using AI safely in the real world.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 32 min
    Life is like a game

    Life is like a game

    Video games have become a favourite tool for AI researchers to test the abilities of their systems. In this episode, Hannah sits down to play StarCraft II - a challenging video game that requires players to control the onscreen action with as many as 800 clicks a minute. She is guided by Oriol Vinyals, an ex-professional StarCraft player and research scientist at DeepMind, who explains how the program AlphaStar learnt to play the game and beat a top professional player. Elsewhere, she explores systems that are learning to cooperate in a digital version of the playground favourite ‘Capture the Flag’.

    If you have a question or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind using the hashtag #DMpodcast or email us at podcast@deepmind.com.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
244 Ratings

244 Ratings

JustMePaul ,

Just fantastic

I’ve been skeptical about AI for ages but have transformed my views since bingeing on this podcast. It’s really well presented and produced in simple terms with great examples and stories to illustrate the concepts. It’s a mind-blowing topic and I’m now hooked. Without a doubt my favourite podcast of the many I’ve listened to and I hope Hannah revisits the topic again after this series. I don’t need AI to tell me ‘I’ll be back!’ Thank you!!!!

Skinny mcinny ,

Fantastic

Genuinely enthralling podcast! So interesting, we’ll put together, and delivered! Sad that season 1 is over!

Ch5316 ,

Interesting and accessible

This podcast is interesting and accessible, taking really complex ideas and making the easy to digest.

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