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009 – Guest: Richard Foster-Fletcher, futurist, part 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-b6cgf-e62fdc

This and all episodes at: http://aiandyou.net/ .

 

What happens when two futurists talk with each other? You get this episode, with guest Richard Foster-Fletcher, who is doing amazing work in the UK building learning communities such as MKAI (Milton Keynes AI), he is a graduate of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Strategy Course and is the host of the ‘Boundless: Designing Our Digital Future’ podcast, of which I was the very first guest.

In this conclusion of our interview, we talk about how the cultures of organizations facing disruption should change,and some of Richard’s experiences in creating forums for debating AI policies.

All this and some of today’s AI headlines!

Transcript and URLs referenced at HumanCusp Blog.

Richar Foster-Fletcher

 

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008 – Guest: Richard Foster-Fletcher, futurist

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-js4hu-e53a04

 

What happens when two futurists talk with each other? You get this episode, with guest Richard Foster-Fletcher, who is doing amazing work in the UK building learning communities such as MKAI (Milton Keynes AI), he is a graduate of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Strategy Course and is the host of the ‘Boundless: Designing Our Digital Future’ podcast, of which I was the very first guest.

We reach some heady heights talking about the eventual future of humans in symbiosis with AI, even touching on the Kardashev scale! And yet we also brought it back to the here and now with discussions about what AI learning communities are doing right now to help people understand AI more productively.

All that and our first look at GPT-3!

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

Richar Foster-Fletcher

 

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007 – Guest: Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, neuroscientist, part 2

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This show’s amazing guest has seen naked brains… while they were still in use. This episode concludes the interview with Dr. Ryan D’Arcy. He is a neuroscientist, pictured here with one of his tools, an MRI machine. He co-founded HealthTech Connex Inc., and serves as President and Chief Scientific Officer. HealthTech Connex translates neuroscience advances into health technology breakthroughs. We met on the TEDx stage in Surrey BC, where he was speaking about how he helped Trevor Greene, a soldier who had his head split by an axe while serving in Afghanistan.

See his TEDx talk here.

In this episode, we talk about models of the structure of the brain, the role of pattern recognition, brain-machine interfaces by companies such as Neuralink, and how they might – or should – work. All that and of course our usual look at a headline or two about AI.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

 Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

 

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006 – Guest: Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, neuroscientist

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This show’s amazing guest has seen naked brains… while they were still in use. Dr. Ryan D’Arcy is a neuroscientist, pictured here with one of his tools, an MRI machine. He co-founded HealthTech Connex Inc., and serves as President and Chief Scientific Officer. HealthTech Connex translates neuroscience advances into health technology breakthroughs. We met on the TEDx stage in Surrey BC, where he was speaking about how he helped Trevor Greene, a soldier who had his head split by an axe while serving in Afghanistan.

See his TEDx talk here.

In this episode, we talk about why he loves to fix broken brains, and what’s going on in our brains, with brainwaves, neurons, and – just what is a thought, anyhow? If you want to learn how to harness neuroplasticity to improve your own brain, Ryan tells you how in this episode. All that and of course our usual look at a headline about AI.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

 Dr. Ryan D'Arcy

 

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005 – Guests: Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, science fiction authors, part 2

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Disruption happens when the future arrives faster than we anticipated. We’ve had plenty of that lately, but as far as the disruption from artificial intelligence is concerned, it’s only warming up. Sink, swim, or surf: how do you want to handle the waves of change AI is bringing?

To help us stretch our imagination, this episode concludes the interview with our mind-blowing guests Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, science fiction authors with numerous credits in science fiction and Hollywood for over thirty years, particularly in the Star Trek universe, writing novels such as Memory Prime and Prime Directive and with writer and producer credits on the series Star Trek Enterprise. They’ve helped NASA with visioning future goals through a Space Policy workshop, they’ve helped Disney design theme park rides, and they won the Constellation award for creating the series Primeval: New World. Catch their author page on Amazon.

In this episode, we talk about their careers, how to use science fiction to become more creative, possible and likely evolutions of AI and humanity, and implications of brain-machine interfaces.  All that and our customary look at today’s headlines in AI.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

 Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens

 

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004 – Guests: Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, science fiction authors

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ccp6c-e2b092

Disruption happens when the future arrives faster than we anticipated. We’ve had plenty of that lately, but as far as the disruption from artificial intelligence is concerned, it’s only warming up. Sink, swim, or surf: how do you want to handle the waves of change AI is bringing?

To help us stretch our imagination, this episode’s mind-blowing guests are Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens, science fiction authors with numerous credits in science fiction and Hollywood for over thirty years, particularly in the Star Trek universe, writing novels such as Memory Prime and Prime Directive and with writer and producer credits on the series Star Trek Enterprise. They’ve helped NASA with visioning future goals through a Space Policy workshop, they’ve helped Disney design theme park rides, and they won the Constellation award for creating the series Primeval: New World.

In this episode, we talk about their experiences in the world of science fiction and how they’ve changed with the pandemic, adventures helping NASA, the aspirations of Star Trek, and their thoughts about what advanced AIs would really be like.  All that and our customary look at today’s headlines in AI.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

 Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens
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003 – Guest Audrey Tang, Taiwanese Digital Minister, part 2

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What does one of the nations that has most successfully defended itself against the coronavirus have to teach us about AI? Plenty, when the architect of their digital response to COVID-19 is also a technology genius.

In this episode, I conclude my talk with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Information Minister. She’s responsible for Taiwan’s “Digital Democracy” and has a sky-high IQ. We talk about the impact of AI on jobs, how AI can be developed transparently, national and international strategies for safe AI advancement, and what Audrey foresees for the next 10 years.

What is the responsibility of government to its citizens as technology advances, if that advance may leave some behind? We get into that and much more in this episode.

For more on Audrey’s “humor vs rumor” approach to combating information warfare, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClmT6bZX5yE.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

Image credit: Wikipedia.

Audrey Tang

 

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002 – Guest: Audrey Tang, Digitial Information Minister for Taiwan

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rgiy7-e125c1

What does one of the nations that has most successfully defended itself against the coronavirus have to teach us about AI? Plenty, when the architect of their digital response to COVID-19 is also a technology genius.

In this episode, I talk with Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s Digital Information minister. She’s responsible for Taiwan’s “Digital Democracy” and has a sky-high IQ. We talk about what digital democracy is, how it powered Tawian’s virus defense, and how it also defeats disinformation campaigns ranging from conspiracy rumors to information warfare.

What is the responsibility of government to its citizens as technology advances, if that advance may leave some behind? We get into that and much more in this episode.

For more on Audrey’s “humor vs rumor” approach to combating information warfare, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClmT6bZX5yE.

Transcript at HumanCusp Blog.

Image credit: Wikipedia.

 Audrey Tang

 

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001 – Artificial Intelligence and You – Yes, You

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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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Podcasting: The Triple Crown

In case it wasn’t already clear… I’m new at this whole social media outreach thing. But the message is more important than the messenger’s insecurities, so I’m working it anyway, knowing that eventually I’ll get better at it… after failing enough times.

So, I have three important announcements, all about podcasting.

First: On April 27, I was Blaine Bartlett‘s guest on his Soul of Business show (link).

Blaine is a friend of several years now and he is one of the most thoughtful, practically compassionate business consultants I know. He coaches top companies and their executives on how to be good and do good, while remaining competitive and relevant within a challenging world.

Second, I was Tom Dutta’s guest on his Quiet Warrior Show on June 16:

Part 2 will be released on June 23.

Tom spoke after me at TedXBearCreekPark, and embodies vulnerability in a good cause. He speaks candidly about his history with mental health and works to relieve the stigma that keeps executives from seeking help.

And finally… the very first episodes of my own podcast are nearly ready to be released! On Monday, June 22, at 10 am Pacific Time, the first episode of AI and You will appear. I’m still figuring this podcasting thing out, so if you’ve been down this road before and can see where I’m making some mistakes… let me know! Show link.