May 23, 2016

Future Squared Episode #29: Artificial Intelligence with Brian Christian

Future Squared Episode #29: Artificial Intelligence with Brian Christian
 

Brian Christian is the author of "The Most Human Human", which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of 2011, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, available Spring 2016.

The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human.

He has just released his latest book, Algorithms to Live By. Co-written with cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths, the book offers a fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.

Christian’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Brian has also lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics.

Topics discussed:

  • AI beating humans at the Turing Test
  • 'Judgment Day'- Education and AI
  • AI and Creativity (innovation, music, literature, art etc)
  • Using computer algorithms to optimise human performance

Show Notes:

  • Brian-Christian.com
  • The Most Human Human - available at all good bookstores
  • Algorithms to Live By - available at all good bookstores

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Steve Glaveski

Steve Glaveski is the CEO and Co-Founder of Collective Campus which he established to help companies and their employees to create more meaningful impact in the world in an age of rapid change and increasing uncertainty. Steve also founded Lemonade Stand - a children's entrepreneurship program, wrote the Innovation Manager's Handbook vol 1 and 2, hosts Future², an iTunes chart topping podcast on corporate innovation and entrepreneurship and is a keynote speaker. He previously founded HOTDESK, an office sharing platform and has worked for the likes of Westpac, Dun & Bradstreet, the Victorian Auditor General's Office, Ernst & Young, KPMG and Macquarie Bank. Follow him at @steveglaveski and Book a free 15-minute call with Steve to talk through your innovation objectives.

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