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Thoughts in Between: exploring how technology collides with politics, culture and society

Author: Matt Clifford: Co-founder of Entrepreneur First

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Matt Clifford, co-founder of Entrepreneur First, interviews the people behind some of the world's most important ideas. We explore in-depth some of the fastest-changing and most impactful areas of life, from technology to geopolitics and scientific progress to entrepreneurship. Guests include founders, investors, academics and journalists working and thinking at the frontier of these topics.Subscribe to the free weekly newsletter at http://tib.matthewclifford.com/
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Samo Burja is founder of Bismarck Analytics and the author of Great Founder Theory, a manuscript that looks at how institutions and civilisations succeed and fail. It’s one of the most interesting things I’ve read this year and in this conversation we dive into its main themes. We discuss where great institutions come from, why there are so few of them, and what we need to do to build more.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Steve O’Hear is a writer at Techcrunch and one of Europe’s leading technology journalists. He’s also, as he likes to put it, a “recovering founder”. In this conversation, we discuss consumer internet innovation in lockdown, the relationship between the media and the technology industry, the prospects for the European startup ecosystem, and how to think about privilege and inclusion in tech.---------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Sarah Drinkwater is Director of Beneficial Tech at Omidyar Network, where she works on creating levers for a responsible tech industry. She’s one of the most thoughtful and optimistic people I know on the challenges of making technology a force for good in the world. In this conversation talk we cover a lot of ground: responsible technology, the trade-offs of scale, the role of talent in regulating Big Tech, and much more.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Anton Howes is a historian of innovation. He writes a newsletter on the topic, Age of Invention, and is the author of Arts and Minds (Princeton University Press, 2020), a history of the Royal Society of Arts.In this conversation we discuss:Where does innovation come from?The importance of "the improving mindset" in the history of economic growthWhy it feels like progress is slowing down and why that's wrong.  And much more.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Rowland is a technology correspondent at Sky News where he covers the way technology impacts politics and public life, most recently in the fight against Covid-19.As well as this, we also talk about why it's so hard for governments to deploy capital well, and the relative merits of technocracy and populism.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Marc Warner is co-founder and CEO of Faculty.AI, a London-based artificial intelligence company that helps leading organisations implement AI in their businesses. In this conversation, we talk about implementing machine learning in the real world and how to make AI safe and effective. We talk about bias and fairness in AI applications and frameworks for ensuring AI is a force for good.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Jade was the first Head of Research & Partnerships with the Centre for the Governance of Artificial Intelligence (GovAI), housed at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute. In this conversation, we discuss her superb doctoral thesis, "Who Will Govern Artificial Intelligence?" and look at what the history of emerging technologies tells us about the future of AI. We cover the role and power of talent; the part that the EU can play; and why AI is a great cause area for effective altruists.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Anna Gat is co-founder and CEO of Interintellect, a global community of public intellectuals. In this conversation, we discuss how the internet has changed intellectual life, the future of academia, and much more...----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Ian Hogarth is an entrepreneur, investor and public intellectual - well known as the author of "AI nationalism" and co-creator of the State of AI report. In this conversation, we talk about the geopolitics of AI: how does AI change the way that nation states compete and how do we avoid a dangerous race to the bottom dynamic? We also look at the state of the art in machine learning and explore how Ian thinks about AI as an investment thesis.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
Hello, and welcome to the Thoughts in Between podcast. I’m Matt Clifford, co-founder of Entrepreneur First and writer of the Thoughts in Between newsletter.My big obsession in life is understanding how the world is changing. That’s why I started Entrepreneur First, where we help the world’s most ambitious people find co-founders and build technology companies from scratch. And it’s also why I started writing the Thoughts in Between newsletter - to explore what I see as the world’s most important emerging questions. Questions like, how will artificial intelligence change geopolitics? What happens when the world’s superpowers decide they need independent capabilities in powerful new technologies? How do we reverse scientific and technological stagnation?In this podcast, I’m going to be exploring these questions and more through conversations with people right at the frontier of what’s happening. I’ll be talking to founders, investors, academics, journalists and others to dive into some of the big ideas from the newsletter in far more depth.----------------Thanks to Cofruition for consulting on and producing the show. You can learn more about Entrepreneur First at www.joinef.com and subscribe to my weekly newsletter at tib.matthewclifford.com
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