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Bonus: The Promise and Pitfalls of AI

This is an episode of another WHYY podcast called The Pulse. We hear from scientists and thinkers who argue that we should look at AI not as a threat or competition, but as an extension of our minds and abilities.

Bonus: The Promise and Pitfalls of AI
A.I. Nation

Humanity is at an inflection point. More and more decisions once made by people are being made by machines, often without transparency or accountability. A.I. Nation, a podcast from WHYY and Princeton University, reveals how artificial intelligence is operating in the background, and sometimes foreground, of every major story, trend, and event in our modern lives.

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A.I. Nation

Ep 5. Echo Chambers

We examine AI’s role in polarizing America, from online echo chambers to the virulent spread of misinformation on social media.

Air Date: April 29, 2021

Listen 38:14
A.I. Nation

Ep 4. Biased Intelligence

AI systems can be highly susceptible to bias. The potential for serious consequences is huge, especially when it comes to the AI increasingly used in police departments.

Air Date: April 22, 2021

Listen 33:28
A.I. Nation

Ep 3. The Next Pandemic

AI tools played a major role in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, from developing drugs and vaccines, to aiding medical research, & coordinating healthcare providers.

Air Date: April 15, 2021

Listen 29:03
A.I. Nation

Ep 2. A.I. in the Driver’s Seat

Increasingly, we’re putting AI in the driver’s seat, physically, with autonomous vehicles. We’ll consider the progress, safety, security, and ethical implications of machines

Air Date: April 1, 2021

Listen 35:56
A.I. Nation

Ep 1. Hello, World!

Artificial intelligence has seen huge advances in the last decade, very notably in the technology of natural language processing.

Air Date: April 1, 2021

Listen 32:48
AI Nation

A.I. Nation

A.I. Nation investigates how machine learning, automation, and predictive analytics are impacting our lives right now.

Air Date: February 11, 2021

Listen 2:15
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