Episode #29: Artificial Intelligence with Brian Christian
Brian Christian is the author of The Most Human Human, which was named a Wall Street Journal bestseller and a New Yorker favorite book of 2011, and has been translated into ten languages. He is the coauthor, with Tom Griffiths, of Algorithms to Live By, available Spring 2016.
The Most Human Human is a provocative, exuberant, and profound exploration of the ways in which computers are reshaping our ideas of what it means to be human.
He has just released his latest book, Algorithms to Live By. Co-written with cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths, the book offers a fascinating exploration of how computer algorithms can be applied to our everyday lives, helping to solve common decision-making problems and illuminate the workings of the human mind.
Christian’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Paris Review, and in scientific journals such as Cognitive Science. Christian has been featured on The Charlie Rose Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Brian has also lectured at Google, Microsoft, the Santa Fe Institute, and the London School of Economics.
- AI beating humans at the Turing Test
- 'Judgment Day'
- Education and AI
- AI and Creativity (innovation, music, literature, art etc)
- Using computer algorithms to optimise human performance
The Most Human Human book: https://amzn.to/2I5Jvhv
Algorithms to Live By book: https://amzn.to/2I8bzkx
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