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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.

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Explore the world's biggest ideas and the people making them happen. Are you ready for self-driving cars, jetpacks, 3D printed food, or a trip to Mars? Moonshot talks to the people who are at the forefront of all this rapid change to find out what the future of humanity might actually look like. Hosted by Kristofor Lawson and Andrew Moon.

    Red Ring of Death

    Red Ring of Death

    When the Xbox 360 was launched in December 2005, Microsoft had accomplished a significant objective that would give it the edge in the console war - beating Sony's PS3 to market by almost a year. But a few months later, a huge problem began to surface - a major hardware defect that threatened to destroy the entire Xbox brand. This episode of Moonshot comes from our podcast series Gameplay.

    Listen to Gameplay: https://podfollow.com/gameplay
    Visit the Gameplay website: https://gameplay.co

    Support Moonshot on Patreon: patreon.com/moonshot
    Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/moonshotpod.
    Visit our website: moonshot.audio.

    • 46 min
    Humanising AI

    Humanising AI

    AI systems are improving in their reliability all the time - but when it comes to chatbots they're often still clunky. Soul Machines is a New Zealand company that's trying to build Artificial General Intelligence by creating digital people who can react to visual and audible human input. But what's involved in closing the gap between a clunky chatbot, and a believable digital human that can think and feel for itself? Greg Cross is a Co-Founder of Soul Machines, and speaks about the work they're doing to close that believability gap, and how Hollywood has helped inspire some of their technology.

    Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/moonshot
    Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/moonshotpod.
    Visit our website: moonshot.audio.

    • 37 min
    Space Law

    Space Law

    The race to build a permanent base on the Moon is happening right now, but it raises a bunch of questions about how space is governed. So how do we balance the commercial interests of private enterprise with the desire to have space be for the benefit of all humanity?

    Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/moonshot
    Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/moonshotpod.
    Visit our website: moonshot.audio.

    • 39 min
    Finding Water on the Moon

    Finding Water on the Moon

    NASA recently announced that they found water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. In this episode we find out what they actually discovered, and explore what impact this has on our plans for future space exploration.

    Let's Mine an Asteroid (Featuring Brad Tucker): https://moonshot.audio/s02e01-lets-mine-an-asteroid/

    Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/moonshot
    Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/moonshotpod.
    Visit our website: moonshot.audio.

    • 35 min
    Can we preserve humans?

    Can we preserve humans?

    The idea of cryonic preservation has been around for more than 50 years. But what do we actually know about freezing humans? Will we ever be able to freeze a human and give them another chance at life?

    • 35 min
    Teamistry: AI Saving Endangered Species

    Teamistry: AI Saving Endangered Species

    Wildbook blends structured wildlife research with artificial intelligence, citizen science, and computer vision to speed population analysis and develop new insights to help fight extinction. Go behind the scenes as an international ecosystem of data scientists, biologists, computer vision researchers and citizen scientists, level-up their resources by connecting their data and insights on one platform.

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    • 31 min

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3 Ratings

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Amazing

This is a well produced and insightful podcast. It covers so many topics in great detail with well researched and presented points, interviews with experts and leaders in the various fields where technologies are emerging that will shape our future, and does so while being very easy to listen to.

If you are in any way, shape or form interested about our future and the role technology and innovation will play it is a must listen.

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