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Sure, some predictions about AI are just hype – but others suggest that everything we know is about to fundamentally change. Creative technologist Bilawal Sidhu talks with the world’s leading experts, artists, journalists, and more to explore the thrilling, sometimes terrifying, future ahead.

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    • 4.6 • 18 Ratings

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Sure, some predictions about AI are just hype – but others suggest that everything we know is about to fundamentally change. Creative technologist Bilawal Sidhu talks with the world’s leading experts, artists, journalists, and more to explore the thrilling, sometimes terrifying, future ahead.

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    The AI-powered tools supercharging your imagination

    The AI-powered tools supercharging your imagination

    The TED AI Show is going on a short summer break! In the meantime, we're sharing a special episode of TED Tech, another podcast from the TED Audio Collective that we think you'll love. Listen every Friday as TED speakers explore the way tech shapes how we think about society, science, design, business, and more. How is AI changing the nature of human imagination and creativity? Bilawal shares how anyone can use AI-powered tools — like 3D scans that let you redesign the physical world in real time — to expand the possibilities of artistic expression, often within just minutes. After his talk, join TED Tech host Sherrell in conversation with Bilawal to hear more about the mind-bending tools he's excited about using, and the future of art and AI.Get more TED Tech wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 18 min
    Is AI just all hype? w/ Gary Marcus

    Is AI just all hype? w/ Gary Marcus

    Are we mistaking the remarkable skills of tools like ChatGPT with genuine intelligence? AI skeptic Gary Marcus pulls no punches when he warns that believing in the hype of generative AI models might be distracting us from building the type of AI future we actually want. Bilawal and Gary delve into the nuanced perspectives beyond the AI hype cycle, and try to find the common ground between healthy skepticism and techno-optimism.For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts   

    • 39 min
    Will AI “eat software” — and what’ll happen to coders? w/ GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke

    Will AI “eat software” — and what’ll happen to coders? w/ GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke

    AI is reshaping software development so much that someday soon, anyone will be able to build an app or a game. What does that mean for programming now? Bilawal and Thomas Dohmke,  CEO of GitHub, explore the soaring possibilities and discuss the lingering concerns as “AI eats software.” Whether you are a coder or a tech enthusiast, think AI will supercharge programmers or fear it will render human coders obsolete, this episode will have your mind racing about the future of tech.For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts  

    • 29 min
    AI therapy is here. What does it mean for you? w/ Dr. Alison Darcy and Brian Chandler

    AI therapy is here. What does it mean for you? w/ Dr. Alison Darcy and Brian Chandler

    We may think the complexities of the human mind can only be understood by other humans. Yet research on chatbots and psychology suggests non-human bots can actually help improve mental health. Bilawal talks with Dr. Alison Darcy, the founder of mental health app Woebot, and Brian Chandler, an app user, to learn what chatbots reveal about our inner lives and what they can (and can’t) do when it comes to emotional wellness.Check out the 99% Invisible episode we reference in the show here: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-eliza-effect/ For transcripts for The TED AI Show, visit go.ted.com/TTAIS-transcripts 

    • 40 min
    Your next best friend may be 100% AI w/ Purnendu Mukherjee

    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
    Why we can't fix bias with more AI w/ Patrick Lin

    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Fantastic podcast that everyone should listen to

I really appreciate the diverse perspectives on this show and the credible guests it brings on. I’m new to the show but am already a big fan!

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