1 hr 14 min

AI: The Origin Story The Next Big Idea

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Imagine a world where AI is everywhere — where self-driving cars roam the streets and chatbots can do your homework. Oh, wait. That world already exists. This is exciting news for some. For others, it's slightly terrifying. Whichever camp you fall into, there are two questions we should all be asking: Where is this technology going? And what will happen if we let it develop unchecked? For answers, we turn to Cade Metz, a tech reporter at the New York Times and author of "Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World."
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• This episode first aired in June 2021.
• To hear Cade summarize his book in only 15 minutes, download the Next Big Idea app.
• We launched a new podcast! It's called The Next Big Idea Daily. Follow it now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

Imagine a world where AI is everywhere — where self-driving cars roam the streets and chatbots can do your homework. Oh, wait. That world already exists. This is exciting news for some. For others, it's slightly terrifying. Whichever camp you fall into, there are two questions we should all be asking: Where is this technology going? And what will happen if we let it develop unchecked? For answers, we turn to Cade Metz, a tech reporter at the New York Times and author of "Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought AI to Google, Facebook, and the World."
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• This episode first aired in June 2021.
• To hear Cade summarize his book in only 15 minutes, download the Next Big Idea app.
• We launched a new podcast! It's called The Next Big Idea Daily. Follow it now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

1 hr 14 min