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The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

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The Ars Technicast is the official podcast from Ars Technica, where we bring you you the latest in the worlds of computing, technology, science, and everything else in between. Ars publishes original news and reviews, analysis of tech trends, and expert advice on the most fundamental aspects of tech and the many ways it's helping us enjoy our world.

    Ars Technicast Special 1.3: Adversarial AI

    Ars Technicast Special 1.3: Adversarial AI

    Join Ars Technica editors Sean Gallagher and Lee Hutchinson in this special AI-focused edition of the Ars Technicast, produced in cooperation with Darktrace. In this last of three episodes, we talk with ForAllSecure CEO David Brumley (who is also a professor at Carnegie Mellon) about adversarial AI—that is, using AI as both cyber weapon and cyber defense.

    • 52 min
    Ars Technicast Special 1.2: Insider Threats

    Ars Technicast Special 1.2: Insider Threats

    Join Ars Technica editors Sean Gallagher and Lee Hutchinson in this special AI-focused edition of the Ars Technicast, produced in cooperation with Darktrace. In this second of three episodes, we talk with Carnegie Mellon Director for the Center of Computational Analytics of Social and Organizational Systems Kathleen Carley on how AI is helping companies detect threats from inside their own walls.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ars Technicast Special 1.1: AI in Sports

    Ars Technicast Special 1.1: AI in Sports

    Join Ars Technica editors Sean Gallagher and Lee Hutchinson in this special AI-focused edition of the Ars Technicast, produced in cooperation with Darktrace. In this first of three episodes, we talk with NTT's Senior Director of Global Advanced Technology for Sport Tim Wade about how machine learning analytics are changing the nature of competitive sports.

    • 42 min
    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.4: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 4 of 4

    Today we’re presenting the fourth and final installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks. The theme of today’s installment: there’s hope. Yes, really! If there’s one thing that any religious, national or political mindset should agree on, it’s that we don't want some maniac wiping us all out. This creates an extreme good-guy-to-bad-guy ratio, which itself could be decisive—even if lone destructive actors become massively empowered.

    • 31 min
    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.3: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 3 of 4

    Today we’re presenting the third installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks. In this segment, Naval and I move on from yesterday’s topic of AI risk to the dangers inherent in the rise of synthetic biology, or synbio.

    • 32 min
    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

    Ars Technicast Experimental #13.2: Rob Reid and Naval Ravikant, 2 of 4

    Today we’re presenting the second installment of my conversation with Naval Ravikant about existential risks. Today, we focus on that time-honored Hollywood staple—super AI risk.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Alan Baptridge ,

Needs more structure

With any new podcast there will always be technical hitches so I understand the frequently Skype glitches and background noise.

What the show does need though is more structure and more delimited segments. In its current forms it feels like a single hour long conversation. The speakers clearly have a lot of interesting things to say however the most recent 20 minute ramble about travelling with iPads brings to light that the show is need of a more regimented structure to encourage interesting debate.

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