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Designed as an extension of WIRED’s long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event.
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In this episode, Rebecca Henderson, Author of Reimagining Capitalism speaks with WIRED Editor-in-Chief, Greg Williams to discuss how we can develop models that deliver strong economic growth that ensures prosperity and wellbeing for human beings while also protecting and nurturing the planet. “We need to think of ourselves as an integrated world where we can’t escape. We have a joint destiny. Hopefully the pandemic will begin to make us think about global cooperation in a different way.” - Rebecca Henderson Designed as an extension of WIRED's long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In a digital world, how do we build empathy into the algorithms that run our lives? WIRED UK's editor, Greg Williams sat down with Rana el Kaliouby, co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of 'Girl Decoded' to discuss how to bring emotional intelligence to technology during a global health emergency, such as the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Designed as an extension of WIRED's long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Noreena Hertz, who is a renowned economist and author of The Lonely Century (one of WIRED’s picks for the best books of 2020) explores why this is the lonely century, how we got here and what each of us can do to help reduce loneliness for ourselves and our communities. "With one in five adults, saying that they felt lonely often or all of the time, with one in five millennials saying that they didn't have a single friend at all and with 40% of office workers, saying that they felt lonely at work" Hertz felt compelled to explore this loneliness phenomenon.  "As I started looking at this data I realised that we were really, in the midst of a global loneliness crisis, a crisis that was affecting our health or wealth and the state of our democracy." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, Carissa Véliz, associate professor in philosophy at the Institute for Ethics in AI, Oxford University explores how, in a constantly shifting digital era, we can reclaim our privacy and ensure that data brokers, tech giants and governments collect and use data in ways that consumers approve and are transparent. Designed as an extension of WIRED's long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode, Pulitzer Prize winner, writer and journalist, Lawrence Wright reveals the oversights and errors that impacted the response the US had to COVID-19, sharing the wide-ranging repercussions, and the ongoing global fight to contain the virus. His latest book, “The Plague Year” is his testament to the year of COVID-19 in America. Designed as an extension of WIRED's long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
WIRED editor Greg Williams and independent policy advisor and bestselling author, Simon Anholt investigate how we can defeat global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, war, poverty, migration and extremism with 'The Good Country Equation' - his formula for empowering governments and future generations to collaborate. Designed as an extension of WIRED’s long-running live conference portfolio, these punchy, deliberate and engaging sessions reflect the same high calibre of speakers and programming featured at a WIRED event. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What new strategies are retailers adopting to stand out online and retain customers during an e-commerce boom that has been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic? Shopify's head of EMEA, Shimona Mehta sat down with WIRED editor-in-chief Greg Williams to share how brands are standing out in a crowded e-commerce space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sana Khareghani, head of the UK government's Office for Artificial Intelligence, talks to WIRED editor Greg Williams to explore the UK government's AI strategy and the role AI will play in helping rebuild the post-Covid economy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI joins Greg Williams in looking ahead to 2025 and explore future scenarios for business, consumers and society in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Demis Hassabis, CEO and co-founder of DeepMind, joins Greg Williams to discuss how AI can impact scientific research, building multidisciplinary teams – and how to combat algorithmic bias Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Herman Narula, CEO and co-founder of Improbable, joins Greg Williams to explore the dynamics of social connection forged through virtual worlds – and how Covid-19 has impacted these relationships Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Richard Davies, economist and author of Extreme Economies joins Greg Williams to share his insight of extreme economies to better understand the long-term impact of Covid-19 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Greg Williams and Nina Schick explore the rise of fake news and the disturbingly outsized impact this type of misinformation has on how we think and behave Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Author Rana Foroohar on the heightened power of big tech during the Covid-19 pandemic and the need for stronger regulation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
John Maeda, technologist and chief experience officer at Publicis, joins WIRED editor Greg Williams to discuss the impact of the pandemic on collaboration, customer experience and future operations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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