We believe artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most significant technologies of our age and we want to help people understand its potential and how it’s being created.
In 2019, we released DeepMind: The Podcast to explore these ideas, answer common questions and give an inside look at how AI research happens at a lab like DeepMind. Today, we’re proud to launch a new season, with stories of the latest breakthroughs, innovations, and challenges.
Hosted by mathematician and broadcaster Professor Hannah Fry, the nine programmes explore the latest in AI, from helping advance science, like solving a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology, to building computer systems that can cooperate with humans.
Through more than 30 original interviews, including with our co-founders Demis and Shane, listeners hear how AI can help people with degenerative diseases regain their voices, conserve the unique wildlife of the Serengeti in East Africa, predict whether it will rain in the next hour, and take football to the next level with Liverpool Football Club.
Hannah also learns how robotics researchers taught robots to walk at home during lockdown, explores recent advances in allowing computers to communicate with natural language, and examines some of the difficult ethical questions the whole field is grappling with to ensure the technology benefits society as a whole.
We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Hannah and to our amazing contributors and creative producers, who all helped craft our initial idea into this new season of programmes. And we especially want to thank our listeners, who took the time to listen, share, and offer feedback on Season 1. Thank you!
We hope you enjoy listening to DeepMind: The Podcast, Season 2 as much as we loved making it for you.