Help us improve this podcast: take our short survey. Marvin Minsky is often regarded as the father of modern AI, but when Miles visited him in 2010, Minsky wasn’t a proud father. In fact, Minsky was disappointed with the lack of progress in the field and had reservations about its future. Unfortunately, Minsky is no […]
The robots are coming. Will they work with us?
In the latest installment of our Future of Work series, PBS NewsHour science correspondent Miles O’Brien visits MIT’s Interactive Robotics Laboratory to understand the “new species” of robots scientists are designing to work alongside humans safely. Though the devices often excel at repetitive tasks, will they be able to function just as well in dynamic […]
The Promise and Peril of AI – Hash it Out with Tech Entrepreneur Lars Perkins
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not off in the distant future… in some ways it is already here. How is AI already changing our lives? Does it work independently of us or does it also have our all-too-human biases? After hashing out machine learning on Episode 19, Brian and Fedor sit down with Picasa founder and […]
Artificial intelligence gains an intuition for hunting exoplanets
For the first time, astrophysicists and computer scientists have partnered together to find planets outside our solar system with artificial intelligence. One of these planets is even the first eighth planet ever discovered in a system other than our own. Chris Shallue, senior software engineer at Google Brain, their artificial intelligence research hub, had just […]