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What if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Possible is an award-winning, weekly podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger explore what’s possible with forward-thinking leaders, deep thinkers, and ambitious builders across many fields, such as technology, art, education and healthcare. These conversations center on the ways technology—and, in particular, AI—is shaping the future. In episodes, AI tools such as OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Inflection’s Pi are at work, offering informational asides, prompting guests, or demoing what they can do. Lastly, between guest episodes, Aria interviews her co-host Reid on his latest takes on what’s possible if we use technology—and our collective effort—effectively.

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What role might artificial intelligence play in making the perfect meal? How will AI transform food creation—and creation more generally? Massimo Bottura—legendary Italian chef and entrepreneur—joins Possible to talk about the future of food, human creativity, and how technology factors in. Massimo, Aria, and Reid discuss the roles of joy and innovation in fine dining, technology’s potential to enhance human connection, and Food For Soul, the nonprofit Massimo and his wife Lara created to turn surplus food into incredible community meals for people in need around the world.  Plus, Massimo reacts to a few AI surprises, including: Reid’s avatar speaking Italian; Pi’s predictions about restaurants of the future; and a customized copy of Reid’s book, Impromptu, that includes a personalized section for Massimo.  Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/  Topics: 3:36 - Hellos and intros 4:24 - Reid’s AI avatar has a message for Massimo 7:02 - The relationship between invention and human connection 13:14 - Joy and innovation in fine dining 20:16 - Discussing Massimo’s custom copy of Impromptu  27:32 - Massimo’s work for the next generation 31:03 - Food for Soul  38:32 - Slow Food, Fast Cars  21:46 - Pi’s thoughts on restaurants 50 years in the future 41:34 - Rapidfire Questions Select mentions:  Food for Soul Slow Food, Fast Cars by Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore Reid’s 2023 Bologna Business School commencement speech  Gastromotiva founder David Hertz Possible is an award-winning podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future. Hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, each episode features an interview with an ambitious builder or deep thinker on a topic, from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion about what humanity could possibly get right if we leverage technology—and our collective effort—effectively.
What will being a software engineer look like in the future, when the predominant coding language is English—or whatever language you speak—instead of JavaScript? In this episode, Reid reflects on his own education, including the value of studying philosophy. Plus, he shares what he’d prioritize in designing kids' classroom experiences today and gets into AI’s potential to help customize lessons to align with students’ curiosities and learning styles.  For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/
What does AI literacy mean for students and their teachers? Code.org Chief Academic Officer Pat Yongpradit—himself a former middle school computer science teacher—joins Reid and Aria for the first-ever live-taping of Possible, recorded at the ASU+GSV Summit in San Diego.  In this episode, they discuss why school-wide bans on AI are a terrible idea and what “always be learning” refers to in an age of AI. Plus, Pat unveils, for the first time publicly, Code.org’s newest tool for teachers: an AI assistant that helps computer science teachers grade assignments.  Special thanks to Will Cullen, Colin Faul, Bella Willis, Braeden Rutherford, Whitney Kim, Samantha Urban Tarrant, Hadi Partovi, Debra Quazzo and Little Monster Media Company. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/  Topics:  2:19 - Hellos and intros 2:50 - Pat’s social mission video game homework  4:34 - Pat’s origins with teaching and computer science 6:33 - Making Microsoft Copilot as accessible as possible Code.org’s mission  8:08 - Learning concept tools for real world applications for  9:45 - What do young people need to know about AI literacy work 11:58 - What Pat is excited about with generative AI and the future  13:40 - What are the guardrails for the classroom with AI 16:45 - How does AI enhance teaching and learning 21:31 - Break  22:04 - Using Devin as a lens into the future  24:09 - Multidisciplinary ethics around coding  28:45 - What project would Aria do for Do Something through the lens of AI  34:55 - What you are most worried about when it comes to AI and education  39:09 - Code.org secret sauce and future  41:10 - Rapid-fire questions   Select mentions:  Cointelligence by Ethan Mollick TeachAI  Stanford Accelerator for Learning Amazon Echo skit from Saturday Night Live Demo of the AI engineer Devin Bologna Business School Commencement Speech ASU+GSV Summit and AIR Show Possible is an award-winning podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future. Hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, each episode features an interview with an ambitious builder or deep thinker on a topic, from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion about what humanity could possibly get right if we leverage technology—and our collective effort—effectively.
What should we keep in mind as we venture into this new AI era? Reid Hoffman delivers a speech, entitled Humanity’s Hegelian Golden Braid, to address this question. The speech offers six guiding maxims related to AI, humanity, and technology—and weaves through Hegel and Hofstadter, cathedrals and griffins, T.S. Elliot and Hyman Minsky, and more. This speech was originally given by Reid Hoffman in English on May 24, 2024 after accepting an honorary doctorate from the University of Perugia. It’s also been translated and delivered by REID AI (an AI version of Reid Hoffman) in nine different languages. For videos of those translated speeches delivered by REID AI, a transcript of the speech in English, and more, please visit: https://www.reidhoffman.org/perugia-speech.
In this episode, Aria asks Reid about the roles and responsibilities of technology journalists, along with his thoughts on the TikTok ban (recorded before President Biden signed the TikTok Ban bill into law).  For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/
Alongside this week’s riff from Reid on tech journalism and last week’s episode with Kara Swisher, we’re bringing you a conversation between Reid and Kara that originally dropped as a March 2023 episode of “On with Kara Swisher.” This duo has known each other since the 90s, when Reid was fresh off the sale of PayPal and before he co-founded LinkedIn. On this episode, they discuss Reid’s donations to Biden and other Democrats, how his political views have impacted his friendships with Peter Thiel and Elon Musk, and why he is so bullish on AI.
What will the media landscape look like as tech companies, as opposed to traditional media, own increasingly more ink? And who better to offer an optimistic take on the news industry’s future than…Kara Swisher?!  Reid and Aria speak with the famous—and famously direct—tech journalist, author, and podcast host about the roles and responsibilities of journalists covering rapidly developing innovations, along with those of the technologists driving advancements. They cover the OpenAI/New York Times lawsuit, disinformation, TikTok legislation, and AI’s potential to improve healthcare and climate outcomes. Plus, Kara makes the case that today’s content creators benefit from staying relatively small vs. striving for scale.  Topics: 3:30 - Hellos and intros 3:54 - Technology that makes Kara optimistic 6:40 - Technology to solve climate change 8:43 - Why health-tech and climate tech inspire optimism 10:09 - State of the media landscape 15:34 - Can smaller-scale media work? 16:56 - Pi weighs in on Patrick Soon-Shiong 19:33 - How will AI impact media misinformation 22:27 - Impact of AI in politics 27:52 - Kara’s latest book 30:36 - Is AI training “stealing”? 37:28 - TikTok ban 42:51 - A question for Reid: Is TikTok worth buying? 45:43 - How to shape capitalism 51:30 - Rapid-fire questions For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/  Select mentions: Burn Book by Kara Swisher  Platformer News founder Casey Newton  Letters from an American by Heather Cox Richardson  Barbie, directed by Greta Gerwig Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present by Ruth Ben-Ghiat Anchor Oyster Bar What if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Possible is an award-winning, weekly podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger explore what’s possible with forward-thinking leaders, deep thinkers, and ambitious builders across many fields, such as technology, art, education and healthcare. These conversations center on the ways technology—and, in particular, AI—is shaping the future. In episodes, AI tools such as OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Inflection’s Pi are at work, offering informational asides, prompting guests, or demoing what they can do. Lastly, between guest episodes, Aria interviews her co-host Reid on his latest takes on what’s possible if we use technology—and our collective effort—effectively.
Reid recounts the story of a milestone GPT-4 demo at Bill Gates’ house—and shares what series of achievements by AI would most impress and excite him next.  Aria also asks Reid about the investment in technology and AI that he’d like to see be made at the domestic and international level. Lastly, Reid addresses the skepticism people have about AI—and how to best direct that skepticism to the benefit of people.  For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/
What if artificial intelligence becomes so ubiquitous that, in the future, we won’t be able to imagine what life was like without it?  Kevin Scott is Executive Vice President of AI and Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft. He joins the Possible Podcast to talk about AI, its impact on education, healthcare and jobs, and how AI can benefit more of us, irrespective of our geography. Kevin, Reid, and Aria discuss Kevin’s leading role in Microsoft’s OpenAI partnership, along with collective decision-making for ethical AI, how technology can empower rural communities, and what’s underlying Kevin’s humanist perspective on artificial general intelligence. Plus, Kevin reacts to some advice from Microsoft Copilot.  Topics:  4:13 - Hellos and intros 5:48 - The origins of the partnership between Microsoft and OpenAI  14:34 - Kevin’s wildest hope for Microsoft/OpenAI partnership 17:32 - Making Microsoft Copilot as accessible as possible  26:43 - How technology can revitalize communities that are being left behind 34:34 - A quick break 35:42 - A humanist approach to AI 42:00 - Copilot’s suggestions for getting Copilot into more businesses’ hands 43:20 - AI and its impact on work, productivity and labor markets  51:10 - Framing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) 57:19 - Rapid-fire Questions For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all the episodes, visit https://www.possible.fm/podcast/  Select mentions: Behind the Tech Podcast with Kevin Scott Reprogramming the American Dream by Kevin Scott Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky  What if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Possible is an award-winning, weekly podcast that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger explore what’s possible with forward-thinking leaders, deep thinkers, and ambitious builders across many fields, such as technology, art, education and healthcare. These conversations center on the ways technology—and, in particular, AI—is shaping the future. In episodes, AI tools such as OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Inflection’s Pi are at work, offering informational asides, prompting guests, or demoing what they can do. Lastly, between guest episodes, Aria interviews her co-host Reid on his latest takes on what’s possible if we use technology—and our collective effort—effectively.
Reid recently created an AI version of himself—REID AI—and recorded a video Q&A to see how this digital twin might challenge him in new ways. Watch the full clip here: https://youtu.be/rgD2gmwCS10 This is Reid’s latest AI experiment, following the book he co-wrote with GPT-4 (Impromptu), the podcast he co-hosted with ChatGPT (Fireside Chatbots), and, of course, Possible, in which we use AI tools like Pi and GPT-4 to prompt guests and enrich conversations.  Possible returns next week, but in the meantime, we thought you might like to watch and learn more about Reid’s latest experiment with AI tools. Watch the full clip: https://youtu.be/rgD2gmwCS10 The backstory on making REID AI in Reid’s newsletter: https://www.linkedin.com/newsletters/long-reids-6953437305957232640/ Lastly, the video avatar is generated by Hour One, and its voice was created by 11ElevenLabs.  Hour One - https://app.hourone.ai/home 11ElevenLabs - https://elevenlabs.io/ REID AI’s persona—the way that it formulates responses—is generated from a custom chatbot built on GPT-4 that was trained on Reid’s books, speeches, podcasts and other content that Reid has produced over the last few decades.  This video is fully endorsed by Reid Hoffman.
The award-winning podcast Possible is back with a new season and some new changes! As always, you can tune in every Wednesday for grounded and speculative thoughts on the future from forward-thinking leaders, deep thinkers, and ambitious builders across a range of fields: tech, art, geopolitics, healthcare, climate change, education, and more. But now, the show is on year round — that means Possible won't take a break after a dozen episodes! Plus, every other week you'll hear Reid's latest takes on AI, industries, technology, and the future. As always, AI tools like Inflection’s Pi and OpenAI’s ChatGPT will debut to enhance the discussion each week.  Join us for the new season of Possible, launching Wednesday, May 1.
What can we learn from the OpenAI saga? What role might AI play in the 2024 election? What’s the deal with the New York Times suing OpenAI? How will AI evolve our sense of human purpose?  Reid and Aria reflect on season two of Possible and answer questions like these from a variety of sources: Listeners, Pi, ChatGPT, and each other.   Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 00:48 - Reflecting on the season 03:51 - Reid and Aria’s favorite new AI developments 06:30 - Segment: OpenAI 06:34 - What can we learn from the OpenAI saga? 10:58 - Does the nonprofit model make sense for OpenAI and beyond? 13:46 - Why was OpenAI able to get miles ahead? 16:36 - How will the lawsuits against OpenAI play out? 21:06 - Segment: Inflection  21:09 - How and why was Pi created? 24:25 - How can we create more empathy and humanity with AI? 27:45 - What are Aria’s favorite applications for AI? 29:53 - Segment: Ethical AI 29:54 - How will AI impact our social interactions? 34:09 - How do we prepare people in the workplace for AI? 37:53 - Segment: Election and governance 37:54 - What role will AI play in the election? 43:12 - Is the government equipped to regulate AI? 46:47 - What role should AI play in national security? 49:18 - Segment: Technology and the future 49:19 - What is the latest in AI hardware? 51:49 - How will AI change our sense of purpose? The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, and Ben Relles. And a big thanks to MacLean Fitzgerald and Little Monster Media Company.
What would it take for AI to become as trusted a source of information as Wikipedia?  Katherine Maher, former CEO of the Wikimedia Foundation, joins the show to talk about the fundamental building blocks of trust behind Wikipedia.  The use of AI will fundamentally reshape what information is distributed on the internet—and how. Reid, Aria, and Katherine talk about what creating and scaling positive spaces and community-driven ideas online would look like in the context of AI.  Could in-text citation be a viable option for generative AI? What was Wikipedia’s response to being used as training data for AI models? Globally, the West currently appears far less optimistic about AI than the rest of the world. They discuss that cost and more. Read the transcript of this episode here. Read the Washington Post article referenced by Katherine here. Read Luis Villa’s newsletter here. Pre-order What If We Get It Right? by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 03:57 - Hellos and intros 06:00 - AI and governance 12:25 - How to make trust and neutrality possible in AI 15:30 - The future of Wikipedia and AI 19:28 - What can AI companies learn from Wikipedia’s model? 21:29 - Should LLMs use citations? 25:02 - The impact of the internet on trust 28:48 - How to regain trust in society 34:50 - The importance of “the loyal opposition” 36:01 - Wikipedia didn’t happen at scale 38:37 - How to make the internet a positive place for dissent 43:01 - Wikipedia and AI training 47:17 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, and Ben Relles. And a big thanks to Katherine Farrell, Jenny O'Donoghue, and Little Monster Media Company.
How can technology change—and actually deepen—human connection?  Kerry Washington is an Emmy-winning, SAG-and-Golden Globe-nominated actor. She’s also a director, and producer, and New-York-Times-bestselling author of the memoir Thicker Than Water. She joins the podcast to talk about how AI and other technology can transform our most important relationships. She, Reid, and Aria also discuss AI’s impact on the entertainment industry; her use of social media to elevate the hit TV show “Scandal;” and how a DNA test evolved her definition of family. Plus, Kerry reacts to an AI avatar of Reid, and to some Olivia-Pope-related brainstorming support from Inflection’s Pi.  Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 4:10 - Hellos and intros – travel memories 7:33 - Kerry explains the title of her memoir 9:43 - How technology transformed Kerry’s relationship with her parents 14:17 - Kerry’s found family from Scandal 16:44 - How technology made Scandal a hit 24:24 - Kerry meets Reid’s AI avatar 26:23 - Consent and compensation when using AI in Hollywood 29:58 - Why Kerry is excited about AI 32:34 - Pi’s lessons from Olivia Pope 35:35 - How AI can amplify creativity and connection 42:43 - Transparency and AI 45:38 - What a post-AI world means for a 9-year-old 48:22 - Rapid-fire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive Producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Rae Steward, Tamer Mokhtar, Nicole Butler, Katie Greenthal, Haley Asofsky, Braden Thole, Blair Nelson, Huy Q. Nguyen, Jon Giardiello, Hour One AI, and Little Monster Media Company.
What if every learner on the planet had access to a world-class education? This week’s guest has an impressive track record of using technology to make that dream a reality. Sal Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy, an education nonprofit whose pioneering digital tools support K-12 students everywhere, along with parents, teachers, and school districts. In this episode, Sal discusses how technology widens access to education and creates more meaningful learning experiences. He also shares his experience helping train Chat-GPT and speaks to why, 15 years after launching Khan Academy, he has decided to go all in on AI. Plus, a special guest joins the podcast to demo Khan Academy’s new AI chatbot tutor, Khanmigo.  Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 5:26 - Hellos and intros  7:51 - What has changed in education technology in the past 15 years 13:24 - Khan Academy’s new AI guide, Khanmigo 18:59 - Khanmigo demonstration 21:37 - How teachers can incorporate AI into their classrooms 29:15 - AI in the classroom in North Ward, Newark, NJ 33:13 - How to make remote learning engaging 37:01 - How education technology in the U.S. compares to other countries  42:43 - How the use of AI in the classroom will expand in the future 47:28 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive Producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Stacey Olson, and Little Monster Media Company.
What would it look like to build coalitions to disrupt poverty, pollution, and the prison system? This week’s guest received a $100 million grant to do just that. Van Jones is a CNN host, New-York-Times-bestselling author, and the co-founder of multiple social enterprises to address issues of criminal justice, climate change, and social equity. Aria and Reid spoke with Van about what it will take to rethink our social systems and build fair, balanced coalitions for change. How can we disrupt the profit-driven prison system? How can underserved communities better contribute their talent and resources? And how can we change our news, media, and even sci-fi comic books to reflect a better future? Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 04:35 - Hellos, intros, and Van’s comic book ideas 09:00 - Make Wakanda Real and plans for change 12:12 - How to build a coalition for change 17:15 - How to build trust with vulnerable people 20:31 - Bringing people with power and purpose together 21:15 - Using the Bezos grant to disrupt poverty and the prison industry 27:29 - How organizations like Codepath make change 31:09 - What does addressing climate change look like 37:07 - What is the role of media for change 40:00 - How might AI change media? 42:41 - How to address political division 48:55 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Rae Steward, Gus Alexander, Andi Lichtenfeld, Belicia Montgomery, Kalia Lydgate, Didier Morais, Chantel Muentes, Felicia Shand, and Little Monster Media Company.
What does it look like to build true access with technology? Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, CEO and co-founder of Promise, is creating that reality. She sat down with Reid and Aria to discuss how her company is revolutionizing the way people receive welfare in its client states. By leveraging data, questioning preconceived assumptions, and focusing on eliminating bias, Promise has become a model for socially conscious business. This people-first mindset runs so deep that Promise employees personally call clients to apologize for mistakes. Phaedra also uses her high-level view of social systems and business to consider how AI could close access gaps and improve life for the most marginalized. Read the Atlantic article referenced by Phaedra here. Read the transcript of this episode here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 06:24 - Hellos, intros, and a story about Prince 08:41 - How Promise resonated with investors 11:40 - What makes applying for welfare so hard? 13:54 - How Promise uses data for social good 15:40 - Why we should talk about bail reform 17:28 - Why there’s more money in enforcement than welfare 19:27 - How to work toward the ideal welfare system with technology 21:11 - Is Promise considering AI in the context of welfare reform? 25:48 - Pi weighs in on Black maternal healthcare inequity 27:03 - How can we center empathy and address bias in technology design? 33:33 - What AI companies can do to create products for more people 36:22 - How to get people onboard the movement: the Prince secret 38:36 - How to build more companies like Promise 40:25 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our Executive Producer and Editor. Special thanks to Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Pure Dalisay, Melanie Jones, and Little Monster Media Company.
How can humanities and the arts flourish as artificial intelligence continues to grow and evolve? Contemporary artist Sarah Sze joins the podcast to talk about the relationship between art and technology. Reid, Aria, and Sarah discuss her recent exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, the relationship between the physical and the digital, and the importance of taking art off its pedestal. Plus, Sarah takes a look at AI-generated art inspired by her body of work and offers her thoughts on AI, art, and ownership.  Read the transcript of this episode here. View AI-generated art in the style of Sarah Sze here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast.    Learn about Sarah’s spring 2023 Guggenheim exhibition, Timelapse, here. Topics: Intros and hellos - 4:21 9:28 - Dichotomies: physical vs. digital and chaos vs. order 11:54 - How AI impacts the intrinsic value of objects 14:54 - Does AI democratize art? 16:55 - Can AI exhibit creativity? 24:35 - Sarah reacts to AI-art inspired by her work 29:44 - How AI can enhance an artist’s work 34:56 - How Sarah incorporates the digital into her art 38:47 - What different mediums do best 41:49 - How technology has previously transformed art 44:10 - Where Sarah’s work is headed  48:31 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our Executive Producer and Editor. Special thanks to Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Christin Graham, and Little Monster Media Company.
What is the connection between the future of humanity and the future of technology? Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson (The Mars trilogy, Ministry for the Future) joins the podcast to speculate about how we might evolve as a civilization. Science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson joins the podcast to speculate about how we might evolve as a civilization. His books, such as The Mars trilogy or Ministry for the Future to name a few—address issues like economic inequality, governance, and the ethical dilemmas posed by technological advancements. Reid, Aria, and Stan discuss Stan’s books and characters, how he builds his science fiction worlds, and the shifting pace of human acceleration. Plus, Stan explains the way that humans have organized themselves in the past and how AI may change how humans organize themselves in the future.  Read the transcript of this episode here. Promotional image credit: Gage Skidmore. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast. Topics: 3:40 - Hellos and intros  6:00 - Stan’s story development process 9:00 - Where we are on the narrative arc of humanity 14:07 - The pace of human progress 19:35 - Science fiction and the political realm 23:54 - How humans organize themselves  29:23 - The strength of AI programmers 34:44 - How Ministry of the Future applies to the real world 43:53 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger, are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jiménez. Jenny Kaplan is our Executive Producer and Editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, and Little Monster Media Company.
What if every doctor and every patient had an artificial intelligence copilot to help with medical decisions? Peter Lee joins the show to offer his expertise as co-author of The AI Revolution in Medicine: GPT-4 and Beyond and Corporate Vice President of Research and Incubations at Microsoft. Peter is working at the cutting edge of how to safely incorporate AI into medicine, training healthcare providers on the strengths and limitations of technology like GPT-4 in a medical setting. Reid, Aria, and Peter discuss how to regulate AI while encouraging innovation. Plus, Peter provides a fascinating live demonstration of GPT-4’s ability to listen to a patient’s symptoms and provide a second opinion, illustrating AI’s potential to bridge healthcare gaps and revolutionize care. Read the transcript of this episode here. Read Peter’s book here. For more info on the podcast and transcripts of all of the episodes, visit www.possible.fm/podcast.    Topics: 03:47 - Hellos and intros  04:16 - Mapping Peter’s career 07:00 - How patients can use AI in healthcare 08:54 - Peter’s personal experience using AI in healthcare 11:35 - Demo of GPT-4 as a physician’s copilot 15:30 - How best to educate about GPT-4’s capabilities 19:33 - Demo of GPT-4’s “critical thinking” skills 26:57 - How to safely incentivize innovation 30:37 - The importance of building effective technology around AI 31:47 - Exploring “hallucinations” in AI, and other limitations 35:28 - How to best use partnerships to foster innovation 38:21 - Example of new technology using AI in healthcare 40:37 - Rapidfire questions The award-winning Possible podcast is back with a new season that sketches out the brightest version of the future—and what it will take to get there. Most of all, it asks: what if, in the future, everything breaks humanity's way? Tune in for grounded and speculative takes on how technology—and, in particular, AI—is inspiring change and transforming the future.  This season, hosts Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger are speaking with a new set of ambitious builders and deep thinkers about everything from art to geopolitics, and from healthcare to education. These conversations also showcase another kind of guest: AI. Whether it's Inflection’s Pi, OpenAI’s ChatGPT, or other AI tools, each episode will use AI to enhance and advance our discussion.  Possible is produced by Wonder Media Network and hosted by Reid Hoffman and Aria Finger. Our showrunner is Shaun Young. Possible is produced by Edie Allard, Sara Schleede, and Paloma Moreno Jimenez. Jenny Kaplan is our executive producer and editor. Special thanks to Katie Sanders, Surya Yalamanchili, Saida Sapieva, Ian Alas, Greg Beato, Ben Relles, Katie Zoller, Katy Halliday, Rhoades Clark, and Little Monster Media Company.
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