Few technologies are impacting Earth more than AI, or artificial intelligence. Many people have questions about AI and what the future will look like because of it. DeepMind: The Podcast attempts to answer those questions.
DeepMind's first season focuses on modern uses of AI and what the future holds for the technology. The show goes on to examine how AI helps scientists speed up their work and make it more efficient.
DeepMind: The Podcast's host, Hannah Fry, is a mathematician and veteran television personality. She has a Ph.D. in mathematics from University College London, which she received in 2011. Since then, she has presented several educational programs on the BBC. All the programs have dealt with math and statistics. She is also a noted author and professor, and has given math-related TED talks.
DeepMind Technologies, the UK research lab acquired by Google in 2014, provides the setting for DeepMind: The Podcast. One of the company's first projects taught AI how to play vintage video games. DeepMind also prioritizes safe development of AI to assure the technology remains benevolent.
Fry's keen ability to explain complex concepts is one of the highlights of the show. The exuberant way she demonstrates how AI affects the world at large makes it less scary and more exciting. And with episodes only running half an hour, the show is easy to work into one's daily routine. All episodes are available to stream now on Amazon Music.