The first episode of “AI and You” introduces the host – that’s me, Peter Scott – and some excitable explanation of what this podcast is all about. Artificial intelligence is growing in importance and impact on our lives, our jobs, and our world. While we face other urgent challenges, AI is quietly reshaping the workplace and laying the ground for social and economic upheaval.

That’s why I wrote a book about this: Crisis of Control: How Artificial SuperIntelligences May Destroy or Save the World and gave a TEDx talk: How to Save Us From Being Left Behind By AI. With partners around the world, I teach people how to prepare themselves to leverage the disruptions that are coming.

This first episode gives you an idea of the spaces we’ll cover: The breadth of AI from its technology to its philosophy. Our guests will range from neuroscientists to science fiction authors. Prepare to stretch your brain!

Peter Scott


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Peter Scott’s résumé reads like a Monty Python punchline: half business coach, half information technology specialist, half teacher, three-quarters daddy. After receiving a master’s degree in Computer Science from Cambridge University, he has worked for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory as an employee and contractor for over thirty years, helping advance our exploration of the Solar System. Over the years, he branched out into writing technical books and training. Yet at the same time, he developed a parallel career in “soft” fields of human development, getting certifications in NeuroLinguistic Programming from founder John Grinder and in coaching from the International Coaching Federation. In 2007 he co-created a convention honoring the centennial of the birth of author Robert Heinlein, attended by over 700 science fiction fans and aerospace experts, a unique fusion of the visionary with the concrete. Bridging these disparate worlds positions him to envisage a delicate solution to the existential crises facing humanity. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two daughters, writing the Human Cusp blog on dealing with exponential change.

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