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Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

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In 2015, computer scientist and AI pioneer, Stuart Russell, became the first signatory of an open letter calling on researchers to ensure "that increasingly capable AI systems are robust and beneficial." Stuart joins Azeem Azhar to discuss the possible AI futures and how to ensure technology serves the good of humanity.


Governance in the Age of AI

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Artificial intelligence is a powerful technology with capabilities that are open to use by state and non-state actors. In this conversation Azeem Azhar, De Kai, and Joanna Bryson discuss how governance should adapt as our institutions are challenged by unintended consequences of the technology and its creators.


AI's Near Future

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For Jürgen Schmidhuber, a recognized pioneer in AI, artificial intelligence is much more than another technological revolution. He sees it as the opportunity to transcend humanity and biology. In this conversation, Jürgen and Azeem Azhar discuss what the next thirty years of AI will look like. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Harvard Business Review or its affiliates.


Superintelligence Already Rules the World

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Artificial decision-making machines have been with us for hundreds of years. We call them corporations and states, and they have hugely accelerated the development of our societies. That's the argument David Runciman makes in conversation with Azeem Azhar in this week's episode. Runciman is professor of politics at Cambridge University and host of the "Talking Politics" podcast. He and Azeem discuss what this reframing of artificial intelligence can teach us about navigating the hurdles it presents.


Designing Responsible AI

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"Intelligence is central to everything humans do, and artificial intelligence should be no exception." With these words, Joanna Bryson urges for stronger professional standards for software engineers and experts designing intelligent-like systems. Joanna is a tenured associate professor at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, where she founded the Bath Intelligence Systems group. She is one of the world's leading AI researchers, uniting the perspectives of computer science, psychology, and biology in her work. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management.