Bookmarks (125)

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    Imagining Climate Futures with Kim Stanley Robinson

    Kim Stanley Robinson, the legendary science-fiction novelist, has a private utopian hope: “to dodge a mass...

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    How to Regulate Facebook (with Nick Clegg)

    Facebook serves 34 percent of the world’s population and decides who to block and what to...

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    The Future of Digital Payments

    Visa processes more than 500 million transactions every day. How is the world’s largest digital payment...

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    How to Practice Responsible AI

    From predictive policing to automated credit scoring, algorithms applied on a massive scale, gone unchecked, represent...

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    The Coming AI Hackers

    AI hackers are coming, and it’s not just our computer networks at risk – our laws...

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    Banking without Banks: Decentralized Finance is Coming

    Could we have a financial industry without banks or brokers? That’s the vision of decentralized finance...

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    AI’s Competitive Advantage

    AI can offer a new type of competitive advantage, but entrepreneurs need to know what it...

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    Building a Trustworthy Market for Carbon Offsets: Part 2

    Using forests to offset a company’s carbon emissions has been dismissed as “greenwashing.” But Diego Saez...

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    Building a Trustworthy Market for Carbon Offsets: Part 1

    How do we build a market for carbon offsets that is both trustworthy and effective? Diego...

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    The Power of Mental Modeling and the Limits of AI

    Kenneth Cukier, senior editor at the Economist, and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, professor of Internet Governance and Regulation...

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    Startups and the State: Growing French Tech

    In less than a decade France has gone from tech backwater to the startup engine of...

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    How Data Helps Companies Honor Their Climate Goals

    Turning a corporate climate pledge into reality is a complex endeavor. Watershed, a software startup co-founded...

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    The Future of Meat

    Livestock is responsible for 15 percent of global greenhouse emissions. Could meat grown in labs offer...

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    Mapping AI’s Societal Impact

    AI is not just code and algorithms. It’s an industry built on a global network of...

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    Making Quantum Computers a Commercial Reality

    IonQ is the first company solely focused on quantum computing to go public, with its quantum...

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    Bitcoin and the Future of Decentralized Finance

    Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the potential and politics...

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    The Evolution of Teamwork (with Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar)

    Atlassian, the enterprise software innovator, is helping to drive disruption across the world of work. Co-founder...

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    The Architects of AI

    Cade Metz, technology correspondent at The New York Times, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss his new...

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    Universities and the Innovation Landscape

    What are universities for? Are they an elite pipeline for elite jobs, or can they meet...

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    Engineering a Driverless Future

    Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of the self-driving technology startup Aurora, joins Azeem Azhar to explore...

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    Fixing the Social Media Crisis

    Social networks polarize communities and spread misinformation. Professor Sinan Aral, director of MIT’s Initiative on the...

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    Investing in Deep Tech for an Abundant Future

    Could deep tech bring about an age of abundance? Matt Ocko, co-founder and managing partner of...

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    From Insurance Giant to Tech Platform: The Story of Ping An

    From an insurance giant to an incubator of cutting-edge tech companies, Ping An’s evolution is impressive...

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    Building A Quantum Computer with Light

    “Quantum computing is to conventional computing what a warp drive is to a bicycle,” says Jeremy...

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    Bringing DARPA’s Innovation to Health

    Regina Dugan, CEO of new biomedical non-profit Wellcome Leap and former director of the Defense Advanced...

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    Big Tech and a Decade of Antitrust with Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow, award-winning author, technologist, and founder joins Azeem Azhar to explore the power of big...

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    Learning from 2020: Azeem’s Takeaways

    Azeem Azhar reflects on how Covid-19 has affected technology and our lives in 2020 and why...

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    Applying the Pandemic Mindset to Climate Change with Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow, award winning author, technologist, and founder, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how we can...

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    Making Venture Capital Work for Entrepreneurs

    Leila Rastegar Zegna, general partner and co-founder of Kindred Capital, joins Azeem Azhar to explore a...

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    IKEA: Making a $40 Billion Company Climate Positive

    Jesper Brodin, CEO of Ingka Group, joins Azeem Azhar to explore IKEA’s goal to be a...

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    China’s Technology Transformation with Kai-Fu Lee

    Kai-Fu Lee, AI pioneer and investor, joins Azeem Azhar to explore the evolution of China’s vibrant...

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    Materials Built by Microbes: A Revolution in Materials Science

    Zymergen CEO Joshua Hoffman joins Azeem Azhar to explore how cutting-edge bioengineering, robotics, and machine learning...

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    Silicon Valley Needs a Shakedown with Chamath Palihapitiya

    Investor Chamath Palihapitiya joins Azeem Azhar to explore the dysfunctional relationship between capital and companies, why...

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    How AI and Genomics Are Reshaping Farming

    “The time for vertical farming is here,” says Mike Zelkind, co-founder and CEO of 80 Acres...

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    Understanding the Enduring Consequences of Covid-19

    Yale professor Nicholas Christakis argues that we can expect this current phase of the Covid-19 pandemic...

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    Should We End the Data Economy?

    Ownership of personal data is a form of power – and that power is concentrating in...

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    Facebook’s Tech Chief: How We Built It and Where We’re Going

    Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer joins Azeem Azhar to explore how they built the infrastructure...

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    DeepMind’s Journey from Games to Fundamental Science

    DeepMind’s co-founder and CEO, Demis Hassabis, joins Azeem Azhar to explore his company's progression from gaming...

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    How Taiwan is Using Technology to Foster Democracy (with Digital Minister Audrey Tang)

    Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s first digital minister, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how the Taiwanese Government is...

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    How GPT-3 Is Shaping Our AI Future

    OpenAI stunned the world with the release of the world’s most impressive language-generating AI. OpenAI CEO...

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    Season 4 Finale: Azeem’s Favorite Episodes and Trends to Watch

    As we wrap up the season and head off to a short summer break, Azeem Azhar...

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    Reimagining Capitalism for a Broken World

    A thriving global economy depends on more than just free markets. Harvard Business School professor Rebecca...

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    Engineering Biology: The Next Frontier

    Drug discovery, novel materials, and genetic engineering are some of the topics under the microscope in...

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    Rethinking the Innovation Ecosystem

    Starting a company with a stranger is not the traditional path for many entrepreneurs, but this...

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    Using AI to Decentralize Organizations

    As the Covid-19 pandemic forces companies to rethink their workflows and structures, Azeem Azhar speaks with...

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    Empowering Workers in the Digital Future

    Companies increasingly use digital systems to hire, fire, and monitor their employees. But who is keeping...

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    Building Better Cities After Covid-19

    How do we build better cities after the coronavirus crisis? The World Bank’s Sameh Wahba joins...

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    Fei-Fei Li’s Mission to Transform Healthcare AI

    After ImageNet transformed AI vision, superstar Stanford computer science professor Fei-Fei Li has turned her attention...

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    How Nasdaq is Growing the World’s Digital Marketplace

    Nasdaq has evolved from being the world’s first digital marketplace to a global technology company. CEO...

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    The Digital Future of the Supply Chain

    The Fung Group coordinates some of the world’s largest and most complex supply chains. Pamela Mar,...