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A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.

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A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.

    AI research and big tech

    AI research and big tech

    John Thornhill talks to David Barber, director of the UCL Centre for Artificial Intelligence in London, about how academic researchers can work with business and the wider community to create the best outcomes for society.
     
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    • 31 min
    Niklas Zennström and Tom Wehmeier on the state of European tech

    Niklas Zennström and Tom Wehmeier on the state of European tech

    Niklas Zennström, founder of Skype and Atomico and Tom Wehmeier, Atomico partner and author of The State of European Tech report, talk to the FT's John Thornhill about whether Europe is becoming a tech hub.
     
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    • 22 min
    Dave Ferrucci on teaching computers to think

    Dave Ferrucci on teaching computers to think

    Dave Ferrucci, CEO, founder and chief scientist of Elemental Cognition, talks to Richard Waters, the FT's West Coast editor, about his efforts to train computers to use language to reason.
     
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    • 26 min
    Google's Kate Brandt on sustainable tech

    Google's Kate Brandt on sustainable tech

    Kate Brandt talks to John Thornhill about Google’s drive to minimise and offset the energy used in its operations and supply chains, and about its environmental insights explorer which helps cities find ways to reduce their carbon emissions.
     
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    • 23 min
    Digital technologies and the developing world

    Digital technologies and the developing world

    Economist Stefan Dercon tells John Thornhill about the findings of a research project he led, showing how, used wisely, technology can enable development, rather than just replace labour and put people out of work. Read his report here
     
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    • 26 min
    ENCORE: Jeni Tennison on open data

    ENCORE: Jeni Tennison on open data

    John Thornhill talks to Jeni Tennison, chief executive of the Open Data Institute, about her work in helping to develop best practice for the use and sharing of data, and about how Brexit will affect Britain's data economy.
     
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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

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Spot on

The information is fascinating and up to the moment. The interviews get to the heart of the matter and are with leading figures. Worth every minute of listening.

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US bashing only

They really do LOVE saying how much better China is than USA. Complete garbage

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