As a free online magazine, Plus opens a door onto the world of mathematics... now, with our podcast series, we want to open your ears as well! The Plus podcasts will bring you the latest news from the world of maths, plus interviews and discussions with leading mathematicians and scientists about the maths that is changing our lives. Hosted by Plus editors Rachel Thomas and Marianne Freiberger.
AI, babies, and agency
In this podcast we find out why true artificial intelligence will only become possible once machines have something that babies are born with: agency.
Emergence and the dynamics of crowds: The podcast
In this podcast we talk about magical concept of emergence and how we can model the behaviour of crowds of people.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence
In this podcast find out the basics of machine learning, and why time travel and immortality might be easier to achieve than human level artificial intelligence.
What is constructor theory: The podcast
We talk to Chiara Marletto about a new way of looking at the physical world that may solve some of the problems physicists are currently struggling with.
Synchronised swimming: The podcast
How do green algae manage a perfect breaststroke even though they haven't got a brain? Enter the maths of synchronisation.
The power of ants: The podcast
In this podcast we explore how ants have helped humans to solve some very difficult problems.