In this podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, co-hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin explore the incredible power that technology has over our lives — and how we can use it to catalyze a humane future.
Join us every other Thursday as we confront challenges and explore solutions with a wide-range of thought leaders and change-makers — like Kate Raworth on renegade economics, Audrey Tang on digital democracy, Daniel Schmachtenberger on global coordination, and Yuval Noah Harari on the co-evolution of technology and democracy.
Your Undivided Attention is proud to be part of the TED Audio Collective. Our Senior Producer is Julia Scott, and our Associate Producer is Kirsten McMurray.
Mustafa Suleyman Says We Need to Contain AI. How Do We Do It?
To reap the benefits of AI, we’re going to need to get good at saying no certain forms of progress for the first time.s. Mustafa Suleyman, CEO of Inflection AI, calls for containment as we approach an historic technological threshold, urging regulation before it’s too late.
Inside the First AI Insight Forum in Washington
Tristan and Aza were invited to speak at Senator Chuck Schumer’s historic AI Insight Forum last week. What are their big takeaways, and what effect do they predict this closed-door meeting will have?
Spotlight on AI: What Would It Take For This to Go Well?
Where do the top Silicon Valley AI researchers really think AI is headed? Do they have a plan if things go wrong? In this episode, Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin reflect on the last several months of highlighting AI risk, and share their insider takes on a high-level workshop run by CHT in Silicon Valley.
The AI ‘Race’: China vs. the US with Jeffrey Ding and Karen Hao
It’s a common counterpoint: “But what about China? We can’t let China get ahead.” In this episode, experts Jeffrey Ding and Karen Hao explain the realities of Chinese AI development and assess the stakes for the multi-national race.
Esther Perel on Artificial Intimacy
AI is harming our relationships, warns acclaimed psychotherapist Esther Perel. What would it look like for technology to strengthen our social bonds, rather than depriving us of the nuance that allows us to connect?
Protecting Our Freedom of Thought with Nita Farahany
We’re on the cusp of an explosion of cheap, consumer-ready neurotechnology - and it’s all going to be supercharged by AI. Legal scholar Nita Farahany talks us through the current state of neurotech, and explains why we need a new legal framework around “cognitive liberty” to protect the last frontier of privacy: our thoughts.
While this information may be disturbing or shocking to some who have been too busy doom scrolling this podcast should be on everyone’s Must Listen List. Personally I’m firmly in the “we are all doomed” camp, but it gives me a flicker of hope to hear talk about ways to improve things. I do wish they didn’t go so easy on Elon Musk, he is nothing more than a billionaire.
Inside The First AI Insight Forum in Washington
If this is important why do we need a "soundtrack" like this is an episode of This American Life ? Why are you putting music in this story? Why manipulate the mood? 8 min 17 seconds into the show?
The podcast for our times
This podcast is mandatory listening for anyone living through the onrushing technological upheavals of the 21st century, and it will not waste your time. Our modern lives rely on technology companies that in no way have our best interests at heart. Tristan, Aza, and their guests reveal the extent of that disinterest in chilling detail, as well as possible solutions. This podcast substantively shifted how I think about the world and my life’s work. Highly recommend!