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Welcome to Futuremakers, from the University of Oxford. It's your fly-on-the-wall into our colleges, where our academics debate key issues for the future of society. Season One is all about Artificial Intelligence…
||Clean10: Season Finale: AI selection box||In the final episode of our series, we’re looking back at the themes we’ve discussed so far, and forward into the likely development of AI. Professor Peter Millican will be joined by Professor Gil McVean, to further investigate how big data is trans||23 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: Is China leading the way in AI?||In the penultimate episode of series one, we’re looking at the development of AI across the globe. China has set itself the challenge of being the world’s primary innovation centre by 2030, a move forecast to generate a 26% boost in GDP from AI rela||16 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: What does AI mean for the future of humanity?||So far in the series we’ve heard that artificial intelligence is becoming ubiquitous and is already changing our lives in many ways, from how we search for and receive information, to how it is used to improve our health and the nature of the ways we||9 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Has AI changed the way we find the truth?||Around the world, automated bot accounts have enabled some government agencies and political parties to exploit online platforms in dispersing messages, using keywords to game algorithms, and discrediting legitimate information on a mass scale. Throug||2 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: From Ada Lovelace to Alan Turing – the birth of AI?||Many developments in science are achieved through people being able to ‘stand on the shoulders of giants’ and in the history of AI two giants in particular stand out. Ada Lovelace, who inspired visions of computer creativity, and Alan Turing, who co||18 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Does AI have a gender?||As chatbots and virtual assistants become an ever-present part of our world, and algorithms increasingly support decision-making, people working in this field are asking questions about the bias and balance of power in AI. With the make-up of teams des.||11 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Is AI good for our health?||With AI algorithms now able to mine enormous databases and assimilate information far quicker than humans can, we’re able to spot subtle effects in health data that could otherwise have been easily overlooked. So how are these tools being developed||4 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Is the banking sector about to change for ever?||AI is already playing a role in the finance sector, from fraud detection, to algorithmic trading, to customer service, and many within the industry believe this role will develop rapidly within the next few years. So what does this mean for both the pe.||28 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Are all algorithms biased?||Our lives are increasingly shaped by automated decision-making algorithms, but do those have in-built biases? If so, do we need to tackle these, and what could happen if we don’t? Join our host, philosopher Peter Millican, as he explores this topic ..||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: How will the automation of jobs likely progress?||In 2013 two Oxford academics published a paper entitled “The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation?”, estimating that 47% of U.S. jobs were at risk of automation. Since then, numerous studies have emerged, arriving at ver||21 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer: season one launching 22nd October!||Down winding streets, beyond the dreaming spires, inside the college walls, debates are happening - in every study room and lecture theatre - about the future of society. Futuremakers, from the University of Oxford, invites you to that debate. Join...||12 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Thought provoking and informative. Really enjoyed, and learned a great deal from the first episode... Excited to hear the rest now. 5/5
Fascinating to listen to. Let’s hope the health care system embraces AI
Let’s hope our health care system embraces AI. With people like this working on it, things can only improve.
An interesting and thought provoking podcast. Well worth a listen and looking forward to future episodes!