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America’s Online Enemies

1h 5m

From election meddling and economic espionage to financial fraud and personal identity theft, it’s becoming clear that cybersecurity is increasingly central to every aspect of the way we live. Both state-sponsored cyber-spies and transnational organized crime groups pose urgent threats online to our nation’s critical infrastructure, our security, and our fundamental values in a democratic society.

Episodes

  • How AI Will Shake Up Business — and Society: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    How AI Will Shake Up Business — and Society

    S2 E147 - 58m 37s

    As the prospect of mass implementation of artificial intelligence begins to alter realistic expectations of its impacts (large and small, positive and negative), the consequences for the business community are only just beginning to be imagined. Unlike the internet, AI is not a new industry — yet its application will radically alter industry.

  • America’s Online Enemies: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    America’s Online Enemies

    S2 E145 - 1h 5m

    From election meddling and economic espionage to financial fraud and personal identity theft, it’s becoming clear that cybersecurity is increasingly central to every aspect of the way we live. Both state-sponsored cyber-spies and transnational organized crime groups pose urgent threats online to our nation’s critical infrastructure, our security, and our fundamental values in a democratic society.

  • A Democrat, a Republican, a Rental Car — and a Road Map to B: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Democrat, a Republican, a Rental Car — and a Road Map to B

    S2 E144 - 59m 52s

    With their flights to DC snowed out and votes imminent on the House floor, these two Texas congressmen took to the road to travel the 1,600 miles to the nation’s capital in a rented Chevy Impala. They invited America to join them via Facebook live, and through their spontaneous town hall on wheels, they learned a lot about the issues Americans are dealing with, each other’s core values

  • We constantly strive to engage and surprise each other, our : asset-mezzanine-16x9

    We constantly strive to engage and surprise each other, our

    S2 E139 - 48m 26s

    Suddenly, machines are learning from gigantic expanding data sets at rapid rates. Almost overnight, machines have acquired abilities that computer scientists have been spending decades to develop. How did a small group of brainy pioneers crack the machine-learning code? By designing machines that work like brains, of course.

  • Tuning In: Classical Music and the Creative Mind (includes l: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Tuning In: Classical Music and the Creative Mind (includes l

    S2 E138 - 46m 40s

    Our social nature is a major driver of our creativity: We constantly strive to engage and surprise each other, our inventiveness giving us reasons to tune in. Drawing on The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World, the book he co-authored with neuroscientist David Eagleman

  • Are We Sure We Want to Let Robots Kill?: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Are We Sure We Want to Let Robots Kill?

    S2 E133 - 53m 31s

    Just because robots can do jobs that humans otherwise do, does that mean that they should? This question becomes especially difficult when we task a robot with applying lethal force. At an alarming rate, militaries from around the globe are employing AI to optimize operations and build weapons systems (i.e. robots!) to take on more and more roles and tasks previously undertaken by human warfighter

  • Inventing Plan B: How to Move Forward without a Template: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inventing Plan B: How to Move Forward without a Template

    S2 E130 - 1h 8m

    Most of us face the desire to be creative within busy, scheduled lives. Therefore, creativity involves carving out and holding space in the midst of complex personal and professional demands and very real performance goals. This workshop frames creativity as a process of “art thinking.”

  • Climate Under Conservatives: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Climate Under Conservatives

    S2 E127 - 55m 38s

    Can a transformative solution built on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government save the planet? Now that the United States is backing out of the Paris climate accord, many believe that any significant reduction to greenhouse gas emissions must be led by the business community. Can such a business-led effort toa promote carbon dividends —

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