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When did you first hear of GPT, Claude, DALL-E or Bard? Feels like a while ago, right? In barely over a year AI has penetrated our conversations, our places of work and it now dominates the culture. It also threatens to make some of those pillars of society redundant in years to come. Join researcher and author Carl Miller for POWER TRIP to see where that journey is leading us – and whether anyone can stop the ride. 

The future of humanity will be impacted by technology in ways we may never have predicted. Across five episodes, POWER TRIP charts the past, present and future of AI, exploring the strangest and most startling ideas of the digital age.

Want the future right now? Become a Member of Intelligence Squared to get all the full length episodes of POWER TRIP and much much more. 

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The future of humanity will be impacted by technology in ways we may never have predicted. Across six episodes, POWER TRIP charts the past, present and future of AI, exploring the strangest and most startling ideas of the digital age. When did you first hear of GPT, Claude, DALL-E or Bard? Feels like a while ago, right? In barely over a year AI has penetrated our conversations, our places of work and it now dominates the culture. It also threatens to make some of those pillars of society redundant in years to come. Join researcher and author Carl Miller for POWER TRIP to see where that journey is leading us – and whether anyone can stop the ride.  Want the future right now? Become a Member of Intelligence Squared to get all the full length episodes of POWER TRIP and much much more.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com or click the Try Free button on Apple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Technology is going to impact the future of humanity in ways that we may never have predicted and in the coming years perhaps in ways we can no longer control. In this episode, researcher and author Carl Miller guides us through the journey of how we got to this point in the story of AI and asks whether historians in the future will look at the era as one of pre-GPT and post-GPT. Featuring Michael Wooldridge, Director of Foundational AI Research at the Turing Institute and professor of computer science at the University of Oxford; Judy Wajcman, Principal Investigator of the Women in Data Science and AI project at The Alan Turing Institute; Henry Ajder, Generative AI & Deepfakes Expert Advisor and AI researcher Connor Leahy, CEO of Conjuncture. Want the future right now? Become a supporter of Intelligence Squared to get all five episodes of POWER TRIP to binge in one go.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Carl Miller asks who will win and who will lose, as AI's capabilities begin to threaten jobs and livelihoods. Through the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, automation and globalisation, the workplace has been on the frontlines of changes across wider society. Featuring Kenneth Cukkier, Deputy Executive Editor at The Economist; James Bessen, economist and technologist at Boston University and Darren Jones MP, Chair of the House of Commons business select committee. Want the future right now? Become a supporter of Intelligence Squared to get all five episodes of POWER TRIP to binge in one go.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
There isn't one narrative that fits all around AI. In this episode Carl Miller looks at how the future of artificial intelligence will be one beset by bias, whether that's a recruitment algorithm preferring men to women, racial bias in law and policing, or the failures of facial recognition technology to truly see diversity in an objective light. Featuring Judy Wajcman, Principal Investigator of the Women in Data Science and AI project at The Alan Turing Institute; Henry Ajder, Generative AI & Deepfakes Expert Advisor; and Olivier Sibony, writer, educator and consultant specializing in strategy, strategic decision making and the organization of decision processes. Want the future right now? Become a supporter of Intelligence Squared to get all five episodes of POWER TRIP to binge in one go.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Can AI be controlled? In this episode Carl Miller discovers what governments and governing bodies are doing to ensure AI is evolving in a way that can benefit society. Law and regulation look to balance safety and innovation – but are they at odds with one another? Will nations regulating with a light touch speed ahead in the global AI arms race? Featuring Darren Jones MP Chair of the Commons business select committee; Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School; and Connor Leahy, CEO of Conjuncture. Want the future right now? Become a supporter of Intelligence Squared to get all five episodes of POWER TRIP to binge in one go.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the final instalment of POWER TRIP, Carl Miller is looking towards the future and asking: will it be as dystopian as many fear? The difference between a well-trained algorithm and human emotional sophistication is still vast but as technology learns to mimic humanity, Carl learns that our perceptions of what feels human enough are evolving too. Featuring Henry Ajder, Generative AI & Deepfakes Expert Advisor; Michael Wooldridge, Director of Foundational AI Research at the Turing Institute and professor of computer science at the University of Oxford; and Kenneth Cukkier, Deputy executive editor at The Economist. Want the future right now? Become a supporter of Intelligence Squared to get all six episodes of POWER TRIP to binge in one go.  Just visit intelligencesquared.com/membership to find out more.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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