19 episodes

Welcome to Preparing for AI.  The AI podcast for everybody. We explore the human and social impacts of AI, including the effect of AI on jobs, safe development of AI, and where AI overlaps with sustainability. We dig deep into the barriers to change, the backlash that’s coming and put forward ideas for solutions and actions which individuals, organisations and society can take, and how you as an individual can get ready for what’s coming next !

Preparing for AI: The AI Podcast for Everybody Matt Cartwright & Jimmy Rhodes

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Preparing for AI.  The AI podcast for everybody. We explore the human and social impacts of AI, including the effect of AI on jobs, safe development of AI, and where AI overlaps with sustainability. We dig deep into the barriers to change, the backlash that’s coming and put forward ideas for solutions and actions which individuals, organisations and society can take, and how you as an individual can get ready for what’s coming next !

    DEGREES OF DECEPTION: How AI will disrupt higher education forever with Edward Ning

    DEGREES OF DECEPTION: How AI will disrupt higher education forever with Edward Ning

    Send us a Text Message.Discover how artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt higher education with ex-Baidu senior manager, tech-optimist and rooftop garder Edward Ning (check out the video links at the bottom of the show notes). Gain insights into the future of academia as we discuss cutting-edge applications like automated transcription services and advanced search engines that boost productivity and accessibility. Eddy's vast experience, spanning before the ChatGPT era of AI sheds ligh...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    ELECTION INTERFERENCE: The shocking truth about AI deepfakes in politics

    ELECTION INTERFERENCE: The shocking truth about AI deepfakes in politics

    Send us a Text Message.In this eye-opening episode of 'Preparing for AI', we dive into the controversial world of AI-driven election interference. We explore the shocking findings from Channel 4's investigation 'Can AI Steal Your Vote?', which revealed how AI-generated content swayed 23 out of 25 voters in just two weeks. We break down the potential threats of deepfakes, AI-generated robocalls, and social media manipulation, while also discussing the opportunities AI presents for improv...

    • 33 min
    THE TECH OPTIMIST: From generalist to AI innovator with Ben Cook

    THE TECH OPTIMIST: From generalist to AI innovator with Ben Cook

    Send us a Text Message.Looking for the anitdote to the doomerism of our recent relaunch episode? Well you have come to the right place! What if you could turn a passion for AI into a thriving career without any formal tech or engineering background? Join us as Ben Cook, guides us through his own story of how learning to use generative AI tools help transformed him from a generalist into a master in many fields. Ben’s story is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of AI and how ev...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    EMERGENCY EPISODE: Safe SuperIntelligence and Claude 3.5 Sonnet

    EMERGENCY EPISODE: Safe SuperIntelligence and Claude 3.5 Sonnet

    Send us a Text Message.Just a few days after we recorded our podcast re-launch and Matt's 'Call to Arms' on mitigating the risks of development of AI, llya Sutskever emerged from the wilderness. He announced, with very few details, the founding of Safe SuperIntelligence, with the implicit mission to build Superintelligent AI aligned with human values, to prevent catastrophic outcomes for humanity.In our first ever EMERGENCY EPISODE we dissect this potentially seismic disruption in...

    • 31 min
    PODCAST RELAUNCH: It's time to urgently act on mitigating existential threats of AI

    PODCAST RELAUNCH: It's time to urgently act on mitigating existential threats of AI

    Send us a Text Message."Preparing for AI" relaunches this week as the AI Podcast for Everybody. We are broadening our mission to raise awareness and to empower listeners to act on helping to stop the existential threat of unmitigated frontier model development. But is AI reallya looming existential threat or an overhyped fantasy? This episode of "Preparing for AI" tackles this provocative question, offering insights into safety, governance and alignment issues of AI development. Our discussio...

    • 53 min
    Comms & PR: It all comes down to trust, with special guest Daniel Lyons

    Comms & PR: It all comes down to trust, with special guest Daniel Lyons

    Send us a Text Message.After a couple of weeks away Preparing for AI is back and on the verge of a relaunch! Before we crack on with a deep dive into the Communications & PR industry we have a look at the AI developments that have most interested us over the past 2 weeks. Can Apple's integration of ChatGPT into Siri really coexist with their strong privacy stance? Find out as we unpack this game-changing move from Apple's latest WWDC announcements and explore its implications for iOS user...

    • 1 hr 5 min

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