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Preserving Journalism in the Dawning Age of AI
September 13, 2023

Guest: Courtney C. Radsch A revolution is afoot in media and by extension, journalism. Economic factors have caused the decline of local media to the point where in the US two newspapers are forced t

Scientists Confronting the Disinformation Ecosystem
August 23, 2023

Guest: Sheldon Himelfarb With the advances in AI and increasing sophistication in creating misleading content such as deepfakes, there is growing concern especially amongst academics and researchers a

Measuring social media impacts on mental health
August 09, 2023

Guest: Nathaniel Lubin In the fall of 2021, Whistleblower Frances Haugena former member of the Civic Integrity team at Metashared a cache of more than 1,300 documents that would come to be known col

Can AI Help Us Go Green?
July 19, 2023

Guest: Jef Caers The EU is requiring all cars sold in the European Union by 2035 to be zero-emission vehicles, and the US has set a target of 67% by 2032. But there is a catch. Transition to Electric

Building Trust in AI Systems
June 28, 2023

Guest: Jane Pinelis A new movie called The Creator paints a vivid picture of humanity at war with AI in a dystopian future. Although the movie is science fiction, it highlights a major issue: How ca

A Realists’s Guide to AI Risks
May 17, 2023

Guest: Alex Engler ChatGPT has highlighted the excitement and fear about the potential consequences of AI for humanity, and in doing so has pushed forth the need to examine if and how to regulate AI.

Are Algorithms Threatening Your Freedom of Thought?
March 15, 2023

Guest: Susie Alegre Freedom of thought the right to form your own thoughts, keep them private and to not be persecuted for your thoughts alone is one of the most fundamental human rights. This rig

Connecting the Unconnected: the Promise of Low Earth Orbit Satellites
March 01, 2023

Guest: Dan York Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites such as Starlink have been credited with helping Ukraine in the Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Their promise extends beyond military reconnaissance to every

Reality Checking the Metaverse
February 08, 2023

Guest: Enza Iannopollo The metaverse is already here. Companies like Meta, Alphabet, Apple, Microsoft, Nike, Nvidia, Epic Games and even SK Telecom have invested heavily. Thus far, even with 400 mill

Everyday Chaos
January 25, 2023

For centuries, humans sought to control their future, by anticipating the possibilities and planning accordingly. This model, conditioned on observations and experience does not work as well in a ch