Host Jennifer Strong thoughtfully examines the far-reaching impact of artificial intelligence on our daily lives. Produced by MIT Technology Review, the podcast explores the rise of AI through the voices of people reckoning with the power of the technology, and by taking listeners up close with the inventors and founders whose ambitions are fueling the development of new forms of AI.
That's a wrap!
Three years ago this week we launched this podcast on a mission to show the world how AI touches our everyday lives. It's been our great honor and privilege to make it through three seasons, a global pandemic, an unbelievable nineteen (19!!) award nominations, and a whole lot of tests and demos.
Goodbyes are very hard to say, so instead we'll leave you with some of the show's highlights and an invitation to follow us as we continue our journey with a new show called SHIFT. Sign up for updates at shiftshow.ai and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
This series was created by Jennifer Strong and Emma Cillekens with the support of Gideon Lichfield and Michael Reilly. Its producers have been Emma Cillekens and Anthony Green. The editors have included Gideon Lichfield, Michael Reilly and Mat Honan with support from Karen Hao and Tate Ryan Mosley. You can thank Garret Lang and Jacob Gorski for the original music and excellent sound design. The weekly art was from Stephanie Arnett with album art from Eric Mongeon.
Thanks for listening.
When AI hears a problem
Hidden away in our voices are signals that may hold clues to how we’re doing, what we’re feeling and even what’s going on with our physical health. Now, AI systems tasked with analyzing these signals are moving into healthcare.
Lina Lakoczky-Torres, student at Menlo College
Angela Schmiede, Vice President of Menlo College.
Grace Chang, CEO of Kintsugi
David Liu, CEO of Sonde Health
Liam Kaufman, former CEO of Winterlight Labs.
Margaret Mitchell, Chief Ethics Scientist of Hugging Face
Bjoern Schuller, professor of artificial intelligence at Imperial College London
This episode was reported by Hilke Schellmann, produced by Jennifer Strong, Emma Cillekens and Anthony Green, edited by Mat Honan and mixed by Garret Lang with original music by Garret Lang and Jacob Gorski. Artwork by Stephanie Arnett. Special thanks to the Knight Science folks at MIT for their support with this reporting.
Encore: Harvesting the future with AI and satellites
AI is used in farming in some ways you might not expect, like for tracking the health of crops—from space. We travel from test farms to labs in the second installment of our series on agriculture, AI, and satellites.
Joseph Liefer, senior product manager of autonomy at John Deere
Julian Sanchez, director of emerging technology at John Deere
Shely Aranov, CEO of InnerPlant
Rod Kumimoto, CSO of InnerPlant
This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Emma Cillekens and Anthony Green. It was edited by Mat Honan, and mixed by Garret Lang, with original music by Garret Lang and Jacob Gorski. Artwork by Stephanie Arnett.
Live: A conversation with Geoffrey Hinton
In this special episode we bring you a live taping between the "Godfather of AI" Geoffrey Hinton and MIT Technology Review's Senior Editor for AI Will Douglas Heaven. This conversation was recorded at EmTech Digital, our signature AI event, in the MIT Media Lab.
This episode was recorded in front of a live audience in Cambridge, Massachusetts with special thanks to Will Douglas Heaven, Amy Lammers and Brian Bryson. It was produced by Jennifer Strong and Emma Cillekens, directed by Erin Underwood, and edited by Mat Honan.
Live: The Chip War
This episode, we get an insider's look at the ongoing chip war from the person who wrote the book on it, Chris Miller, professor at Tufts University and the author of Chip War. Join us for a live conversation from the MIT Media Lab at Tech Review’s Future Compute conference.
This episode was recorded and produced by Jennifer Strong with help from Emma Cillekens and Anthony Green. We’re edited by Mat Honan and mixed by Garret Lang, with original music from Garret Lang and Jacob Gorski. Artwork from Stephanie Arnett.
I Was There When: AI reached a crossroads
I Was There When is an oral history project that’s part of the In Machines We Trust podcast. It features stories of how breakthroughs and watershed moments in artificial intelligence and computing happened, as told by the people who witnessed them.
In this episode we meet Cognitive Scientist Gary Marcus.
This project was produced by Jennifer Strong, Emma Cillekens, and Anthony Green. It was edited by Mat Honan and mixed by Garret Lang with original music by Jacob Gorski. The art is from Eric Mongeon and Stephanie Arnett. It was recorded at the TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
In Machines We Trust has quickly become a favorite in my feed! I so enjoy the detailed exploration of the latest in AI technology happening here. Don't miss this one!
Slow downhill fall
I started listening to this show to learn about cool new technologies and upcoming ideas. It has slowly devolved into people talking back and forth. It has just got more and more boring.
Really enjoyed listening to your episode on “What’s Behind a Smile.” Going to check out more episodes and will recommend it to others.
If you are interested, check out a manufacturing podcast I host — “The Right Direction Podcast” from Compass Precision.