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Behind the Tech invites listeners to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes, inventors and innovators. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes tech enthusiasts behind-the-scenes to meet AI experts, computer scientists, authors, musicians, digital leaders, bioengineers and neuroscientists who have made discoveries, built tools, and literally helped make our modern world possible.

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    • 5.0 • 89 Ratings

Behind the Tech invites listeners to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes, inventors and innovators. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes tech enthusiasts behind-the-scenes to meet AI experts, computer scientists, authors, musicians, digital leaders, bioengineers and neuroscientists who have made discoveries, built tools, and literally helped make our modern world possible.

    David Baszucki: Co-Founder and CEO, Roblox

    David Baszucki: Co-Founder and CEO, Roblox

    Imagine what more than 50 million daily users on a gaming platform can create! David Baszucki is an entrepreneur, engineer and inventor who co-founded Roblox. Anyone with kids likely knows that Roblox is an online game creation platform that lets users design their own games, play games created by others, and even get paid for their creations. Roblox has helped millions of up-and-coming game developers learn the basics of their domain and work on their talents. Kevin and David talk about the potential of these real time connection technology platforms – and what’s in store for our future! 
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    • 58 min
    Alexis Ohanian: Reddit Co-Founder and CEO of 776

    Alexis Ohanian: Reddit Co-Founder and CEO of 776

    In this candid interview Alexis Ohanian, the enigmatic co-founder of Reddit, tells the story of how he created the company and talks with Kevin about his early days with Y-Combinator, how he taps into his ‘flow state’, and his new investment fund 776, which is deploying VC money, funding entrepreneurs, and incubating companies. 
    Alexis Ohanian | 776 

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    • 53 min
    Irma Olguin: CEO & Co-Founder of Bitwise Industries

    Irma Olguin: CEO & Co-Founder of Bitwise Industries

    This inspirational entrepreneur is building economies in underserved communities around the U.S by democratizing opportunities that technology can provide. Olguin raised one of the largest Series A rounds ever for a female, Latinx-led company, and as CEO and co-founder, she oversees Bitwise's operations teams, tech-focused training programs, and software development. Kevin talks with Irma about resilience, what it takes to overcome adversity, and giving back to your community.  
    Irma Olguin | Bitwise Industries
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    Neal Stephenson, Award-winning science fiction author

    Neal Stephenson, Award-winning science fiction author

    Meet one of Kevin’s favorite sci-fi authors who influenced him as a kid growing up in rural Virginia. Kevin and this award-winning writer talk about metaverse and misinformation, as well as ways to combat climate change - including carbon capture, which Neal believes will be one of the biggest tech projects in human history. 
    Neal Stephenson 

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    • 59 min
    Dr. Daniela Rus, Director of MIT Computer Science and AI Lab

    Dr. Daniela Rus, Director of MIT Computer Science and AI Lab

    Imagine nature inspiring us to create robots of the future! Kevin explores the future with Dr. Daniela Rus, who heads MIT’s CSAIL program. Hear about the latest research on everything from AI & ML to Human-Computer Interaction and Computational Biology. 
    Daniela Rus
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    • 55 min
    Year in Review 2021

    Year in Review 2021

    It's time for our annual episode that revisits inspirational guests, including AI experts, bioengineers, Grammy winners, entrepreneurs and digital influencers. Topics range from research on AI and protein design, to robotics, to the importance of recruiting more girls for STEM. We also catch up with a few of our past guests to find out what they're up to these days. Wishing you all happy holidays and a healthy 2022!
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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

LisaIsHereForIt ,

Love the stories behind the tech! 💥

Behind the Tech has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I'm consistently impressed by the engaging conversations, insightful content, and innovative ideas. I truly learn something every time I listen!🙏

H&B 125 ,

Great discussion

Thanks for the great podcast with Dr. Pinker and the discussions covering the need for great communication of complex material and process to find truth.

malfoxley ,

Great show!

The host highlights all aspects of tech and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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