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Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, The Center for Humane Technology

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In this podcast from the Center for Humane Technology, co-hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin confront catastrophic risk with existential hope. How is technology both a symptom and a driver of broader social, political, and economic forces? How do we reimagine humane technology that supports our shared well-being, sense-making, and ability to tackle complex global challenges? And what can we do together to catalyze a more humane future? Tristan and Aza will treat your attention with care as ...
 
Risktory is a first of its kind podcast, dedicated to exploring the risk universe through the lens of history. From Napoleon in his first Italian campaign, to the ancient city of Pompeii, to Jack the Ripper, risk has always had a place in helping humans to both guard against existential threat, but to also grasp and exploit exquisite opportunity. Think risk is boring? Let Risktory blow your mind. New episodes are released every Monday, 6:30am, US Eastern Time.
 
AXRP (pronounced axe-urp) is the AI X-risk Research Podcast where I, Daniel Filan, have conversations with researchers about their papers. We discuss the paper, and hopefully get a sense of why it's been written and how it might reduce the risk of AI causing an existential catastrophe: that is, permanently and drastically curtailing humanity's future potential. You can visit the website and read transcripts at axrp.net.
 
Welcome to the Foresight Institute’s podcast! Since 1986, Foresight has been advancing technologies for the long-term benefit of life and the biosphere. We focus on three areas: molecular machine nanotechnology for building better things, biotechnology for health extension, and computer science and crypto commerce for intelligent cooperation. This podcast is where we share a portion of our public work fitted for listening. We mix longer discussions with shorter bits, new episodes with all-ti ...
 
The Future of Life Institute (FLI) is a nonprofit working to reduce global catastrophic and existential risk from powerful technologies. In particular, FLI focuses on risks from artificial intelligence (AI), biotechnology, nuclear weapons and climate change. The Institute's work is made up of three main strands: grantmaking for risk reduction, educational outreach, and advocacy within the United Nations, US government and European Union institutions. FLI has become one of the world's leading ...
 
“I have been classified as part of Generation Z. There are no letters after Z. Meaning we have a choice: to be an ending, or the people who do things differently.” It’s 2019. Examination is at an all-time high. Mental health problems are an epidemic. Students everywhere are striking school for the climate. Matt is a normal teenager. He likes writing poetry. He likes his friend Aidan. He likes this girl called Amy but is too afraid to ask her out. But sometimes being afraid isn’t an option. S ...
 
Humanity stands at a crossroads. We face a myriad of existential challenges, yet we are closer than ever to realizing the dream of global flourishing. Finding the right path forward has never been more consequential. ReRoute is a podcast about creatively navigating around disaster and towards a brighter future. Join us as host Gavan Wilhite and a series of cultural and technological visionaries explore new systems and stories for brightening our shared path forward.
 
[We have episodes in German and English] How do scientists uncover phenomena and explain their connections? How do engineers design machines, methods and infrastructure? At omega tau, experts give detailed answers. Over the last ten years, we have produced 300 episodes in which we dug deeper, until we ran out of questions. Join us on our journey through the world of science and engineering: the closer you look and listen, the more interesting things get.
 
A scientist and a comedian discuss scientifically plausible end-of-the-world scenarios. Join neuroscientist Dr James Cooke (PhD, MSc, BA Oxon) and comedian Rory O'Keeffe ("may not be up to the task of real life" Fest ★★★★) as they embark on an informative journey through what James calls "Human Existential Risk" or what Rory calls “it all going to shit in a big way”.
 
Deep from inside the City's shadows comes a new podcast warrior.. author, speaker and ex investment gatekeeper Jon 'JB' Beckett explores the Industry's taboo and hot topics. Dear Citizens of the People's Republic of Podcast, welcome! The New Fund Order is here; from existential risk to the human condition, a contrarian exploration of the Darkside, the Frontier and the Fringe of; Asset Management, Finance and fund selection. Bringing you news, views and interviews. Like a philosophy-economics ...
 
Bite-sized clips with TED level top thinkers, founders and scientists on how advances in biotech & genomics, space travel, IoT, AI and other exponential tech converge to create our collective future and what we can do, from a research and policy perspective to shape the trends, technologies and societal norms for a better world. Main Podcast: https://disruptors.fm/itunes If in-depth, unscripted conversations with the researchers, startups and future thinkers transforming the future of all of ...
 
Brave New World is a look into the transformation of humanity by machines in the post-COVID era. It examines a wide range of topics around how technology and “virtualization” of our lives is impacting work, health, faith, emotional well being, government, democracy, and freedom. It is hosted by AI-pioneer Vasant Dhar.
 
NEW EPISODES!! At Trust & Safety in Numbers, we chat with people on all sides of the fraud fight: hackers, FBI agents, fraud analysts, rogue cyborgs… In an era when high-profile account takeovers and global malware attacks are as common as an unwanted group text, it’s an exciting time to be on the fraud front lines. Trust & Safety in Numbers is presented by Sift, the leader in Digital Trust & Safety that helps businesses grow without risk.
 
Do our global governance systems have the capacity to effectively address the challenges we face as a civilization? What are the viable pathways towards a fairer, more sustainable and viable future? "Imperfect Utopias or Bust? Global Governance Futures" aims to present a space where these questions, and many more, can be addressed in a spirit of dialogue and exploration.
 
The universe is an extraordinary place, full of beauty and mystery. And yet, for all of the amazing things that science has discovered, the most surprising and mysterious aspect of reality is… us. Through the development of life and mind, the universe glimpses the potential of a subjective dimension, -of value, meaning, and significance. Today growing numbers of scientists and philosophers argue that proper recognition of the existence of consciousness reframes our entire cosmological pictur ...
 
A show about human rights coming to you every week from the Cambridge Centre of Governance and Human Rights. Tune in each week as our panel explores the rights and wrongs of contemporary politics, joined by fascinating guests from the University of Cambridge and around the world. (All rights reserved, so to speak. Our theme song, "Relative Dimensions", was created by the artificial intelligence at JukeDeck.)
 
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Why would advanced AI systems pose an existential risk, and what would it look like to develop safer systems? In this episode, I interview Paul Christiano about his views of how AI could be so dangerous, what bad AI scenarios could look like, and what he thinks about various techniques to reduce this risk. Topics we discuss, and timestamps (due to …
 
Did you know that you're more likely to die from a catastrophe than in a car crash? The odds that a typical US resident will die from a catastrophic event—for example, nuclear war, bioterrorism, or out-of-control artificial intelligence—have been estimated at 1 in 6. That's fifteen times more likely than a fatal car crash and thirty-one times more …
 
Our civilization is made up of countless individuals and pieces of material technology, which come together to form institutions and interdependent systems of logistics, development and production. These institutions and systems then store the knowledge required for their own renewal and growth. We pin the hopes of our common human project on this …
 
In this interview, I speak with Till F. Paasche and James D. Sidaway about their new book, Transecting Securityscapes: Dispatches from Cambodia, Iraq, and Mozambique (University of Georgia Press, 2021). In addition to the book's methodological and theoretical contributions, we also discussed the extensive field research and important personal exper…
 
In dieser Episode gehts ums Ballonfahren, und zwar sowohl mit heißer Luft als auch mit leichtem Gas. Dazu unterhalte ich mich mit Benedict Munz, dem Vorstand der Ballonsportgruppe Stuttgart. Wir reden über die Physik und Technik von Ballonen, wie man sie fährt, und welche Formen von Wettbewerben es in dieser Sparte des Flugsports gibt. Insbesondere…
 
If there's a nuclear war followed by nuclear winter, and the sun is blocked out for years, most of us are going to starve, right? Well, currently, probably we would, because humanity hasn't done much to prevent it. But it turns out that an ounce of forethought might be enough for most people to get the calories they need to survive, even in a futur…
 
If there's a nuclear war followed by nuclear winter, and the sun is blocked out for years, most of us are going to starve, right? Well, currently, probably we would, because humanity hasn't done much to prevent it. But it turns out that an ounce of forethought might be enough for most people to get the calories they need to survive, even in a futur…
 
On this week’s episode, the historic victory, in 1983, of Australia over the United States, to snatch the coveted America’s Cup yacht race. For those Australians of a certain vintage. I was in third grade at the time. I remember waking up on September 26 1983, getting ready for school, all the while watching the television broadcast, live from , Ne…
 
Wava Carpenter, the curatorial director of the Design Miami fair, speaks with us about what she’s doing to make Design Miami a potent platform for conversation, how the pandemic created an ideological shift in the design industry, and the age-old debate around what constitutes “art” versus “design.”By Spencer Bailey, Andrew Zuckerman, Wava Carpenter, The Slowdown
 
The next world war is 13 years away—that is, if you live in the world envisioned by Elliot Ackerman and James Stavridis, 2034: A Novel of the Next World War (Penguin, 2021). When writing about the intersection of combat and diplomacy, the co-authors draw from experience. Ackerman has worked in the White House and served five tours of duty as a Mari…
 
“We want to create a system where incentives for prediction are transparent and clear to make good predictions. Furthermore, we want these predictions to be integrated into a consensus that we could all use and rely on if we weren't specialists in the topic.” - Robin Hanson This episode of the podcast is a special one, it features several guests sp…
 
Are you addicted? You may be a slave to dopamine without realising it, whether in the substances you put into your body or the behaviors you adopt. Anna Lembke, author of Dopamine Nation, joins Vasant Dhar in episode 26 of Brave New World to discuss how we can beat this. Useful resources: 1. Anna Lembke's website. 2. Dopamine Nation: Finding Balanc…
 
Coming up this week, I make sense of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial and verdict. While I don’t actively try to court controversy on the podcast, I feel like there has been a huge amount of disinformation surrounding this trial. There are conversations that need to be had. Learnings to be heeded. But we – as a nation – are never going to find some kind …
 
What does America’s growing dependence on modern information technology systems mean for the management of its nuclear weapons? In his new book, Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons (Stanford University Press, 2021), Dr. Herb Lin explores the promise and peril of managing the bomb in the digital age. A Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Interna…
 
In 1850 Charles Dickens wrote that Great Britain had “no political police,” adding that “the most rabid demagogue” could speak out “without the terror of an organised spy system.” In his book State Surveillance, Political Policing, and Counter-Terrorism in Britain: 1880-1914 (Boydell Press, 2021), Vlad Solomon describes how Britain gradually develo…
 
In Asphalt: A History (U Nebraska Press, 2021), Kenneth O’Reilly provides a history of this everyday substance. By tracing the history of asphalt—in both its natural and processed forms—from ancient times to the present, O’Reilly sets out to identify its importance within various contexts of human society and culture. Although O’Reilly argues that …
 
What does America’s growing dependence on modern information technology systems mean for the management of its nuclear weapons? In his new book, Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons (Stanford University Press, 2021), Dr. Herb Lin explores the promise and peril of managing the bomb in the digital age. A Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Interna…
 
Bioacoustician and musician Bernie Krause, author of the new book “The Power of Tranquility in a Very Noisy World,” talks with us about quieting the mind by listening to nature, what he learned after losing his home and studio in a 2017 California wildfire, and his recordings of more than 100 species in their natural habitats for “The Great Animal …
 
If modern human civilisation collapsed - as a result of nuclear war, severe climate change, or a much worse pandemic than COVID-19 - billions of people might die. That's terrible enough to contemplate. But what's the probability that rather than recover, the survivors would falter and humanity would actually disappear for good? It's an obvious enou…
 
If modern human civilisation collapsed — as a result of nuclear war, severe climate change, or a much worse pandemic than COVID-19 — billions of people might die. That's terrible enough to contemplate. But what’s the probability that rather than recover, the survivors would falter and humanity would actually disappear for good? It's an obvious enou…
 
What is digital vigilantism? How do Chinese citizens seek justice online? How does digital vigilantism reflect contemporary Chinese technological and socio-political development? In a conversation with Joanne Kuai, a visiting PhD Candidate at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Qian Huang, lecturer and PhD Candidate at Erasmus University Rotterd…
 
“The mission of our lab is to make a new life form. We want to digitize chemistry, we want to build chemical computers.” Lee Cronin, a professor at the University of Glasgow, explains the Chemputer – a universally programmable device for synthesizing any molecule. Development is ongoing and proof of concept has been achieved for several molecules. …
 
In the wake of labor market deregulation during the 2000s, online content sharing and social networking platforms were promoted in Japan as new sites of work that were accessible to anyone. Enticed by the chance to build personally fulfilling careers, many young women entered Japan's digital economy by performing unpaid labor as photographers, net …
 
Book Industry Month continues with a memory-lane voyage back to a beloved early RtB episode. This conversation with Martin Puchner about the very origins of writing struck us as perfect companion to Mark McGurl's wonderful insights (in RtB 67, published earlier this month) about the publishing industry's in 2021, or as Mark tells it, the era of "ad…
 
Coming up on this week’s episode, the epic story of Madam CJ Walker. America’s first female self-made millionaire. CJ Walker is a great illustration of ‘when life hands you lemons, throw up that middle finger and go build yourself an empire. And make sure those who doubted, know about it’. On this week’s episode of The Risktory Podcast, the life an…
 
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