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The Feedback Loop Podcast, produced by the Singularity Group, delves into the ways in which technology is shaping humanity's consciousness, culture, and overall human experience. Each episode discusses the effects of our rapid progression towards the Singularity on these fundamental aspects of our being.

Learn more at su.org and join the +250K innovators, entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders come together to learn, connect, and change the world for the better.

Previously Singularity University, founded by Peter Diamandis & Ray Kurzweil

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The Feedback Loop Podcast, produced by the Singularity Group, delves into the ways in which technology is shaping humanity's consciousness, culture, and overall human experience. Each episode discusses the effects of our rapid progression towards the Singularity on these fundamental aspects of our being.

Learn more at su.org and join the +250K innovators, entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders come together to learn, connect, and change the world for the better.

Previously Singularity University, founded by Peter Diamandis & Ray Kurzweil

    FBL88: Justin Hendrix - Democracy in the Digital Age

    FBL88: Justin Hendrix - Democracy in the Digital Age

    This week our guest is research scientist and adjunct professor, Justin Hendrix, who is the CEO and editor of Tech Policy Press (https://techpolicy.press/), a non-profit media community dedicated to exploring the intersection of technology and democracy.

    In this episode, Justin and I enjoy a wide tour through a variety of topics, including political polarization, social media as a public square, social media as a public utility, the economic possibilities including Universal Basic Income, and much more. 

    Follow Justin at twitter.com/justinhendrix. 

    You can also find the paper Justin cited on Collective Stewardship at https://www.pnas.org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2025764118

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    Learn more about Singularity: su.org

    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 49 min
    FBL87: Rosalind Picard - Engineering Emotion & AI

    FBL87: Rosalind Picard - Engineering Emotion & AI

    This week I’m honored to be joined by MIT Professor, Rosalind Picard, who not only founded the field of affective computing, but is easily considered one of the most impactful inventors alive.

    In this episode, we explore affective computing and its many impacts on society. This takes on a tour through concepts as wide-ranging as manipulating emotions, treating health challenges, surveillance, social robots, and more.

    You can follow Rosalind at twitter.com/rosalindpicard, or check out one of her very successful affective tech companies:  @Empatica or @Affectiva

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    Learn more about Singularity: su.org

    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 43 min
    FBL86: Christopher Nguyen - Knowledge-First AI, GPT3, and More

    FBL86: Christopher Nguyen - Knowledge-First AI, GPT3, and More

    This week my guest is entrepreneur and technologist, Christopher Nguyen, who–in addition to starting his own companies–has spent four decades working at some of the world’s biggest tech giants.

    In this episode we explore many facets of AI, including Christopher’s ideas around knowledge-first AI, bad training data for AI, issues with the black box, GPT3, deepfakes, and much more.

    Follow Christopher and his AI work with Aitomatic at twitter.com/pentagoniac

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    Learn more about Singularity: su.org

    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 51 min
    FBL85: Sandra Matz - Lessons From a Computational Social Scientist

    FBL85: Sandra Matz - Lessons From a Computational Social Scientist

    This week my guest is computation social scientist and professor at Columbia University, Sandra Matz, who recently published her book, The Psychology of Technology: Social Science Research in the Age of Big Data.

    In this episode, we explore many different ways in which technology and psychology are influencing one another in the modern era. This includes but isn’t limited to the influence of big data on psychological research, the battle between exploitation and exploration as fundamental dynamics in our digital lives, the ways in which algorithms shape our views of the world, and a whole lot more. Sandra delivers her expertise with candor and humor, and this makes for a truly enjoyable discussion that I hope you’ll all enjoy as much as I did.

    Find out more about Sandra and purchase her book at sandramatz.com

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    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 52 min
    FBL84: David Rose - Using Augmented Reality to Gain Supersight

    FBL84: David Rose - Using Augmented Reality to Gain Supersight

    Our final guest of 2022 is entrepreneur, product innovator, and lecturer at MIT, David Rose. Pulling on an extensive background as VP at Warby Parker and as a long-time explorer of ambient technologies, David recently released his book Supersight: What Augmented Reality Means for Our Lives, Our Work, and the Way We Imagine the Future.

    Exploring this topic takes us on a tour of some of the incredible work currently taking place and the pragmatic impacts many industries will soon experience, as well as the not-too-distant future where we might all walk around with AR glasses that change the look of reality itself. In addition to the many opportunities this presents for businesses and individuals, we naturally explore the potential dystopian downfalls. We explore the lessons the rapid adoption of GPT3 and AI art have for AR, and ways we might stay optimistic as tech appears to gain increasingly human-like performance.

    Find more about David and his work at twitter.com/davidrose

    And we'll be returning on January 9th, 2023 with new episodes for our 4th season of the show. We'll see you then!

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    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 49 min
    FBL83: Danielle Citron - Fighting for Data Privacy and Protection

    FBL83: Danielle Citron - Fighting for Data Privacy and Protection

    This week our guest is Distinguished Professor in Law at the University of Virginia, Danielle Citron, who recently released her book The Fight for Privacy: Protecting Dignity, Identity, and Love in the Digital Age.

    Danielle’s book, as well as this episode, explores the darker side of technology as it relates to the data of our intimate lives. This includes sensitive and challenging topics such as revenge porn and online abuse. We additionally explore the broader topics of online privacy, including nuances in section 230 (often considered the most important law in tech), as well as digital IDs, deepfakes, and even potential solutions to some of our current problems.

    You can buy Danielle's book and find out more about her work at daniellecitron.com

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    Host: Steven Parton - LinkedIn / Twitter

    Music by: Amine el Filali

    • 55 min

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