34 episodes

Consequential is a podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. Over the course of the first season, we will unpack important topics like industry disruption, algorithmic bias, human-AI collaboration, re-skilling and the future of work, as well as discuss policy interventions for using emerging technologies for social good.

Consequential is hosted at Carnegie Mellon University's Block Center for Technology and Society. For information on upcoming episodes, visit: https://www.cmu.edu/block-center/podcast-consequential/index.html

Consequential Block Center for Technology and Society at Carnegie Mellon University

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 28 Ratings

Consequential is a podcast that looks at the human side of technological change and develops meaningful plans of action for policymakers, technologists and everyday people to build the kind of future that reduces inequality, improves quality of life and considers humanity. Over the course of the first season, we will unpack important topics like industry disruption, algorithmic bias, human-AI collaboration, re-skilling and the future of work, as well as discuss policy interventions for using emerging technologies for social good.

Consequential is hosted at Carnegie Mellon University's Block Center for Technology and Society. For information on upcoming episodes, visit: https://www.cmu.edu/block-center/podcast-consequential/index.html

    The Infrastructure of Care

    The Infrastructure of Care

    Care is one of the most integral aspects of our society, and one of the most contentious aspects of infrastructure legislation. This week's episode looks at the role the care sector plays our workforce and economy, as well as the long-term effects of investing in care as infrastructure, with guests Maria Cancian, Brigid Schulte, and Jodi Sandfort.

    • 29 min
    Transit of the Future

    Transit of the Future

    Public transportation is one of the most critical aspects of our infrastructure, but it is also one of the most imperiled and underfunded. This week's episode looks at how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan's historic investment in public transit and other targeted policymaking can build the transportation systems of the future, with guests Stan Caldwell, Eric Goldwyn, Anthony Foxx, and Corey Harper.

    • 27 min
    The World's Largest Machine

    The World's Largest Machine

    Our electrical grid has been called the world's largest machine, but it's in need of some serious updates. This week's episode looks at a few areas of investment in our energy infrastructure that could make a strong, long-term impact, featuring Jennifer Hiller, Lori Bennear, Akshaya Jha, and John Graham.

    • 26 min
    Intro to Infrastructure

    Intro to Infrastructure

    While infrastructure may have taken center stage in this year's policy discussions, the United States has been trying to figure out what to do about our infrastructure for a long time. This week's episode looks at the current state of our infrastructure, as well as past and future infrastructure reform, with guests Price V. Fishback, Jodi Sandfort, and Ramayya Krishnan.

    • 27 min
    Season 4 Trailer - Consequential Policymaking

    Season 4 Trailer - Consequential Policymaking

    What are the long-term impacts of targeted investments in our physical and human infrastructure? Beginning November 24, Season 4 of the Consequential Podcast will examine how policymaking in such areas as public transportation, energy, and workforce development will affect our future.

    • 1 min
    Is Information Democratized?

    Is Information Democratized?

    In the age of the Internet, a lot of information is at our fingertips. But is it accessible, reliable and up-to-date? In the season finale of Consequential, we're discussing information inequality with guests Asia Biega, Stephen Caines, and Myeong Lee.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Binarychick ,

Timely. Relevant. Thought-provoking. Thank you.

I’m loving this!!!!!! As a Senior Product Manager working on AI-assisted developer tools this is all the things I think about for my job everyday!!!

AHB28 ,

Stop focusing on ideological issues

Focus more on practical solutions to concrete and not speculative problems.

jersey transplant ,

Welcome back Season2.

Great guests and the subject matter is timely. I look forward to part 2.

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