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From the construction of virtual realities to the internet of things—technology is changing our world every day. But how can we make sure that the quickly-evolving role that tech plays in our lives is one that builds, empowers, and connects us? Host Sherrell Dorsey guides you through the latest ideas from TED Speakers, uncovering the riveting questions that sit at the intersection of technology, society, science, design, business, and innovation. Listen in every Friday.

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    • 4.2 • 383 Ratings

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From the construction of virtual realities to the internet of things—technology is changing our world every day. But how can we make sure that the quickly-evolving role that tech plays in our lives is one that builds, empowers, and connects us? Host Sherrell Dorsey guides you through the latest ideas from TED Speakers, uncovering the riveting questions that sit at the intersection of technology, society, science, design, business, and innovation. Listen in every Friday.

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    The TED AI Show: Your next best friend may be 100% AI w/ Purnendu Mukherjee

    The TED AI Show: Your next best friend may be 100% AI w/ Purnendu Mukherjee

    Non Player Characters --NPCs for short-- have always been a huge part of what makes video games engaging, from Cortana in Halo to Navi in The Legend of Zelda. But interactions with NPCs were always limited to a pre-written script. Until now. Purnendu Mukherjee is the CEO of Convai, a platform that enables developers to create NPCs with human-like conversational abilities. He joins Bilawal to chat about our evolving relationship with "AI characters” and what we gain and lose when our digital relationships are so life-like, it almost doesn’t matter who (or what) is on the other end. For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts   

    • 30 min
    How AI is unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe | Demis Hassabis

    How AI is unlocking the secrets of nature and the universe | Demis Hassabis

    Can AI help us answer life's biggest questions? In this visionary conversation, Google DeepMind cofounder and CEO Demis Hassabis delves into the history and incredible capabilities of AI with head of TED Chris Anderson. Hassabis explains how AI models like AlphaFold — which accurately predicted the shapes of all 200 million proteins known to science in under a year — have already accelerated scientific discovery in ways that will benefit humanity. Next up? Hassabis says AI has the potential to unlock the greatest mysteries surrounding our minds, bodies and the universe.

    • 26 min
    The TED AI Show: Why we can't fix bias with more AI w/ Patrick Lin

    The TED AI Show: Why we can't fix bias with more AI w/ Patrick Lin

    Technology is supposed to make our lives better – but who gets to decide how that improvement unfolds, and what values it upholds? Tech ethicist Patrick Lin and Bilawal dig into the hidden -- and not so hidden -- biases in AI. From historically inaccurate images to life-and-death decisions in hospitals, human biases reveal how AI mirrors our own flaws…But can we fix bias? Lin argues that technology alone won't suffice...

    • 34 min
    3 mysteries of the universe — and a new force that might explain them | Alex Keshavarzi

    3 mysteries of the universe — and a new force that might explain them | Alex Keshavarzi

    We're still in the dark about what 95 percent of our universe is made of — and the standard model for understanding particle physics has hit a limit. What's the next step forward? Particle physicist Alex Keshavarzi digs into the first results of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab in Chicago, which found compelling evidence of new particles or forces existing in our universe — a finding that could act as a window into the subatomic world and deepen our understanding of the fabric of reality.

    • 13 min
    The TED AI Show: AI may take jobs – but not our creativity w/ artist Claire Silver

    The TED AI Show: AI may take jobs – but not our creativity w/ artist Claire Silver

    Like many new, exciting artistic technologies before it, the development of AI is begging us to ask: what counts as art? In a provocative conversation, Claire Silver, an anonymous AI collaborative artist, sits down with Bilawal to talk about how AI has revolutionized her own mixed media practice, and why she thinks that AI may be an inextricable part of human creativity in the near future. For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts

    • 31 min
    Can AI catch criminals at sea? | Dyhia Belhabib

    Can AI catch criminals at sea? | Dyhia Belhabib

    Can AI help catch oceanic outlaws? From drug smugglers to modern-day pirates, maritime crime fighter Dyhia Belhabib introduces Heva: an AI-powered tool that aggregates international criminal records to detect and stop crime that might otherwise get swept away in the tide. After the talk, Sherrell dives deeper into how technology can help us keep our oceans safe. 

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

gobblego ,

Good stuff

Good stuff

Samallen2228 ,

There is no video

I watch other video podcasts, including ones by Ted Talks, and they work. This show just appears to not actually have any video served with the audio.

Would change back to 5 stars if not for missing video.

curtsnrt ,

Good content but why the music?

I don’t know why some of the TED audio podcasts feel the need to have random background music - which sometimes feels somewhat incongruous to the content that it is accompanying.

You have some good short pieces but you should really stop putting a music track onto it when the person is talking. It’s one thing when music is added to narrative fiction podcasts but it feels very out of place on your fact-based show.

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