Big Fan of Human Race
By Max Klymenko
My guests include CEOs, bestselling authors, academics, executives, journalists and others. The times we live in are in many ways defining the vector of human development and progress. Let's make sure that we make the most of it by learning from people who do.
Big Fan of Human RaceSep 12, 2019
How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality - Katharina Pistor
In this episode, Katharina and I discuss the ways in which laws facilitate structural inequalities and how to change the existing system. Katharina Pistor is Professor of Comparative Law at Columbia Law School and Director of the Law School’s Center on Global Legal Transformation. Her research and teaching spans corporate law, corporate governance, money and finance, property rights, comparative law and law and development. She has published widely in legal and interdisciplinary journals and is the author and co-author of several books. She is the recipient of the Max Planck Research Award (2012) and of several grants from the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the National Science Foundation. Her latest book is The Code of Capital: How the Law Creates Wealth and Inequality.
Global Inequality and Capitalism - Branko Milanovic
This episode is a must listen for those that care about where the global economy is really headed. Branko and I talk about global inequality, rise of socialism, dominance of capitalism, Uber IPO, climate change protests, and many more fascinating topics.
Branko Milanovic is a leading scholar on income inequality. In 2014, he joined the Graduate Center as Visiting Presidential Professor and LIS Senior Scholar. Before coming to the Graduate Center, he was Lead Economist in the World Bank's research department. He is author of The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality and numerous articles on the global income distribution. His most recent book is Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (Harvard University Press 2016).
Branko's twitter handle: @BrankoMilan
Branko's blog: http://glineq.blogspot.com
Capitalism, Alone pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Capitalism-Alone-Future-System-Rules/dp/0674987594
Things You Must Know Today About Our Future - Lasse Rouhiainen
Lasse has been a speaker at renowned seminars such as Mobile World Capital and TEDx, and has worked with top brands and institutions such as Michelin, Össur and the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He is also a supporter of the Human Centered AI initiative. Lasse has written several books that have been published on Amazon in both English and Spanish. His latest work on artificial intelligence, called Artificial Intelligence: 101 Things You Must Know Today About Our Future, which is currently being translated into several other languages, was selected by Book Authority as one of the best AI books of all time.
Website (Free PDF): www.lasserouhiainen.com
How Technology and Data are Transforming Sports - Sam Seddon (IBM Executive for Wimbledon)
At Wimbledon Sam has responsibility for managing the client relationship for all the services that IBM provides to The Championships as part of their role as the official IT provider to the AELTC. This includes a team of 180 at peak during the fortnight from capturing data from the courtside, to media services, security systems and all digital platforms.
Sam was recognised in 2015 by Information Age as being one of the UK's top 50 data leaders and influencers.
2017 awards include:
DMA Gold - Best Digital Experience
DADI - Use of AI / Machine Learning
Cannes Lion Silver - #WhatMakesGreat campaign
Campaign Magazine - Digital Innovation of the Year
More on IBM/Wimbledon partnership: ibmsports.co/FXCEgc
Sam Seddon on Twitter: @sam_seddon
Show notes: maxtalksai.com/sam
Humans 3.0, Voice Tech, and Burgers - Peter Nowak
Artificial Intelligence Is Not a Species - Joanna Bryson
Joanna Bryson is a widely recognised academic expert in intelligence, from the perspectives of computer science, psychology, and biology. She is employed at the University of Bath, where she teaches Intelligent Control and Cognitive Systems. Joanna is also fellow at Princeton’s Centre for Information Technology Policy.
Joanna’s main focus and expertise lies in researching natural and artificial intelligence. Current projects include building accountable and transparent AI, and understanding cultural variation in human cooperation and economic behaviour. To explore Joanna’s work please go to www.cs.bath.ac.uk/ and @j2bryson on Twitter.
Calum Chace - Artificial Intelligence and The Two Singularities
Now, he is a distinguished author and sought-after speaker about artificial intelligence, and its likely future impact on society. His books include a novel Pandora’s Brain, and 3 non-fiction books: Surviving AI, The Economic Singularity, and Artificial Intelligence and The Two Singularities.
Calum argues that superintelligence is closer than we think, and that humanity is on track to become second smartest species on the planet. Even a more pressing concern in his mind, is AI’s impact on employment and what can be done to ensure a smoother transition to a potentially jobless society.
Yessi Bello-Perez (Editor at UK Tech News): 'AI Start Ups, Tech Journalism, and Elon Musk'
Yessi is an editor of UK Tech News (uktech.news), the leading publication inspiring and connecting UK tech businesses with breaking news, data-led industry analysis, profiles and events. Her interests and expertise lie in technology journalism, B2B sector, venture capital and blockchain.
Yessi and I met at an event called “AI in Business: Joining the Dots”, which was organised by Prospex and held at Orrick LLP office in London. Yessi was moderating the panel and impressed me with her knowledge of the AI ‘scene’ in London and strikingly clear articulation of her thoughts and ideas on what the future might hold. After the event we kept in touch and it is now my great pleasure to have her on the podcast.
Paul Hornsey-Pennell - Death, Technology, and Orange Blossom
I have a pleasure of knowing Paul on a personal level. We connected at a conference in London called Expert Empires. I joined Paul at his table and asked what he was so actively typing out on his MacBook. Turned out, it was that book that we are talking about in this episode - 'Surfing the Techno-Tsunami'.
After the conference, Paul and I kept in touch. Apart from writing and running businesses, Paul has had a very accomplished career in personal coaching, working with top athletes, notably with the stars of British Premier League. Also, Paul has worked with Olympians, business executives, and spoke to thousands of people about becoming self-employed.
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Luke Dormehl - Machine Learning, Elon Musk, and Typewriters
Luke Dormehl is a freelance journalist, author and public speaker, based in the UK. He writes primarily on the subject of technology, particularly emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence, VR and 3D printing. Luke has written for Digital Trends, Fast Company, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Wired, Politico, Huffington Post, Empire.
Two of Luke's most recent books are 'Thinking Machine' and 'The Formula'. They have been reviewed in places like the New York Times, Kirkus Review of Books, Forbes, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as cited in Yuval Noah Harari's excellent Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Thinking machines was also praised by Ray Kurzweil in NYT.
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AI will not be the end of us? Humans 3.0 Book Review
Our species is entering a new era. Millions of years ago, we created tools to change our environment: caves became huts, fires became ovens, and clubs became swords. Now, we're applying the latest advancements to our own biology, and technology is becoming part of the process. But is that a good thing?
Veteran jounalist and bestselling author Peter Nowak looks at what it means to be human - from the relationships we form and beliefs we hold to the jobs we do and the objects we create - and measures the impact that those innovations have had and will have in the future.
Mark Purdy - The Future of Jobs (MD at Accenture Research)
I enjoyed his keynote at the event and invited him to be on my podcast. We talk about what countries can do to reap the benefits of AI, its impact on productivity and what skills will be in demand in the future. Enjoy!
Max Talks AI - 3 Excuses to ignore Artificial Intelligence
Here are the 3 excuses not to care about AI that I have encountered and certainly am guilty of myself.
1) ‘Ahhh, I am way too old for this. I probably should leave all this AI stuff for the youngsters’
2) 'This is all moving too fast, I can’t keep up - I will just, let the really smart people figure it out…'
3) 'I am not really a 'techy' type, I love humans so I will stick to them'