In this special episode, Oz and Karah examine our evolving relationship with the technology we create. Karah meets Jason Cohen, CEO of Analytical Flavor Systems, to see if his team can hack her taste preferences, and use AI to create a new flavor of beverage that she will love. Oz and Karah also look ahead to Season 2, previewing stories they are excited to report, including algorithms that promise to optimize end-of-life conversations. And they share highlights from conversations with guests from Season 1 who shaped their thinking about AI: Yuval Noah Harari, Siddhartha Mukherjee, and Regina Barzilay of MIT. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Today's bonus episode is a sneak peek of a brand new podcast called This Time Tomorrow, all about the future of 5G technology.For years the promise of VR -- virtual reality -- has been the lore of science fiction. Today’s consumer and business applications have just begun to scratch the surface of what’s possible when it comes to exploring virtual worlds through connected devices. 5G advancements in wireless networks will take these worlds to the next level and that much closer to truly feeling real. In this episode, we hear from Evelyn Miralles, the former head of VR at NASA; Jeff Marshall, the founder of Ovation, a business built around VR-based public speaking training; and Daniel (Danny Mac) Mcylntire, the Director of Community Corrections for Pennsylvania where he has developed an innovative VR program to help inmates prior to release.Listen to more episodes and subscribe to This Time Tomorrow here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The rules are changing. At a time when technology promises to allow the lame to walk and the blind to see, we're forced to ask: what makes us uniquely human? In this final episode of Season 1, we speak with the so-called "sage of Silicon Valley," Yuval Noah Harari, about humanity's future. We try out technology that claims to deliver on a miracle, and we meet the source of several new innovations being created by people normally left out of the laboratory. In this episode: Professor Yuval Noah Harari, Sebastian Thrun of Google X and Kitty Hawk, Bryony Cole of Future of Sex, musician Noe Socha, and Dr. Andy Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh. Special thanks to The Forward, and Make It All Work. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
A.I. is already better than human doctors at diagnosing skin and breast cancer. And as machine learning advances, it's becoming able to decode more complex information, like brain waves and the human genome. A.I. is beginning to revolutionize medicine, and allowing us to see into the future of our bodies...but can we ever know too much about ourselves? What will happen when machine learning lets us open our own black boxes? In this episode: Physician and author Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, Google X founder and Kittyhawk CEO Sebastian Thrun, Regina Barzilay of MIT's J-Clinic and CSAIL, Dr. Andy Schwartz of the University of Pittsburgh, Gill Pratt of the Toyota Research Institute. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Karah Preiss, co-founder of the online community and book club Belletrist, shares about the importance of LGBTQ representation in literature and how reading books about queer characters gave her the language to speak about her lesbian identity.