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Exponential View Podcast Series

AI, automation & the economy: In Conversation with Jeff Sachs

A discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Jeff is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on economic development; he advises the UN and a host of governments.

In a wide ranging podcast we talk about how technology has improved the lives of countless humans. We explore how automated systems will increasingly replace routine and highly-trained jobs. How will our societies cope with those changes? What will we do with the inequalities that will be increasingly produced by the technology revolution? What is the role of basic income? We even have some time to talk about Aristotle.

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HomoDues: In Conversation with Yuval Harari 

We cover the compelling insights Yuval makes in his new book Homo Deus. Where are we, as a species, going now that we have conquered main of the things that ailed preceding generations?

How will the twin advances of genetic engineering and artificial intelligence come together to transform humans and human society?

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Living with Sex Robots: In Conversation with Kate Devlin

Living with and loving robots: The Exponential View salon with Kate Devlin on robot intimacy and a new age of sex, relationships and social life.

 

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The Future of Longevity: In Conversation with Dr Shamil Chandaria

Philosopher and investor, Dr Shamil Chandaria, investigates how we might live much longer lives and asks how we can make those longer lives more meaningful.

He dives into the emerging medicine and science of life extension in a deep but accessible way. He explains how we should consider super-longevity and super-wellbeing in tandem. And in discussion with an audience we explore the motivations for and ramifications of much longer lives.

A video version of this talk is available here. 

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A survey of technology: In conversation with Jason Pontin

A wide-ranging conversation on technology with Jason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief of MIT Technology Review.

We touch on gene editing, Moore's Law, artificial intelligence, Facebook and fake news and what ties all these disparate strands together.

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Wealth of Humans: In Conversation with Ryan Avent 

A powerfully prophetic discussion about the meaning of work in the 21st century as technology transforms all areas of the global economy.

Ryan Avent, economics columnist at The Economist, and Azeem Azhar, curator of Exponential View, explore issues around how digital technologies are, and will continue to exponentially change the relationship between capital and labour.

They discuss what new social contracts will ensue, and how we will see the reshaping of social and cultural capital in a dramatically reordered world. What role for the human in this altered landscape, how will they find meaning and purpose in redefined and irrevocably renegotiated relationships to productivity and the market?

This conversation was recorded as a fireside chat in front of a live audience at a private Exponential View event in London.

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