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Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott
61 minutes | 5 months ago
Daphne Koller, PhD: CEO and founder of insitro
Former Stanford University professor Daphne Koller's cutting edge work combines machine learning and biology to transform pharmaceutical drug development. Her work at insitro is part of an emerging field - digital biology - that is having an impact on multiple fields, including biomaterial design, agriculture, and human health. This MacArthur Fellow was also named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people. Click here for transcript of this episode. Kevin Scott
67 minutes | 6 months ago
Tom Daniel: Neuroscientist and bioengineer
Tom Daniel’s groundbreaking research melds neuroscience, engineering, computing, and biomechanics. Learn how three transformations in bioscience and technology are propelling us forward to better understand our world. Host Kevin Scott Click here for transcript of this episode.
74 minutes | 7 months ago
Drew Endy: Bioengineering pioneer
Learn how Drew Endy, one of the world’s most well-known experts in synthetic biology, believes it can be harnessed to solve some of today’s most pressing issues – and why taking biology for granted is a dangerous thing. Click here for transcript of this episode. Kevin Scott
65 minutes | 8 months ago
Dr. Eric Horvitz: Chief Scientific Officer, Microsoft
Microsoft’s first Chief Scientific Officer, Technical Fellow and world-renowned AI researcher, Dr. Eric Horvitz, gives us an insider’s look into how the experts are approaching the fight against Covid-19. Learn how AI and bioscience are playing a critical role in gaining insights into the best way to approach this pandemic and prepare for future challenges. Click here for full transcript of this episode. Listen to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
42 minutes | 9 months ago
Kevin Scott and Reprogramming the American Dream
Listen in for a sneak peek into Kevin's new book “Reprogramming the American Dream.” Co-author Greg Shaw interviews Kevin about the future of AI and how it can evolve to better serve us all, from rural America to Silicon Valley. Kevin Scott Visit our site for more info: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/behind-the-tech
65 minutes | 10 months ago
Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, technologist, and researcher in AI
We talk with Stanford University Professor Percy Liang. They discuss the challenges of conversational AI and the latest leading-edge efforts to enable people to speak naturally with computers. Visit our site for more info: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/behind-the-tech Listen and subscribe to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
71 minutes | a year ago
Chris Urmson: Aurora CEO - Autonomous Driving
Learn about the latest thinking for autonomous driving technology from Aurora CEO Chris Urmson, who led Google’s self-driving car program. This former Carnegie Mellon professor also tells us about his days with DARPA and shares predictions for 2020 and beyond. Listen to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts
67 minutes | a year ago
Behind the Tech: 2019 Year in Review
To wrap up the year, we revisit podcast conversations with a few of the incredible thinkers and innovators who have been on the show. Topics range from the democratization of artificial intelligence, to the challenges of social media and the internet. You may also hear some surprising things these folks do in their free time when they’re not changing the course of tech history in some fascinating way.
68 minutes | a year ago
Danny Hillis: Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist
If you’ve heard of the 10,000 Year Clock, you know Danny. He’s a computer scientist, who pioneered parallel computers and their use in artificial intelligence. Danny founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a parallel supercomputer manufacturer, and was a fellow at Walt Disney Imagineering.
63 minutes | a year ago
danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar
danah is a partner researcher at Microsoft Research, and founder of Data & Society. Her work examines where technology and society intersect. Kevin and danah discuss the dangers of a “move fast and break things” culture. Today, her research focuses on reducing weaknesses in sociotechnical systems.
59 minutes | a year ago
Neha Narkhede: Author, entrepreneur and Confluent cofounder
Neha is cofounder and CTO of Confluent, a company whose mission is to help other companies use Apache Kafka to adopt modern streaming infrastructure. Check out our other shows about technology, visit: The Intrazone: https://aka.ms/TheIntrazone Sync Up, a OneDrive podcast: http://aka.ms/syncup
59 minutes | a year ago
Sam Altman: Entrepreneurial prodigy, Y Combinator President and OpenAI CEO
Sam started his first company at 19 – and has launched many more since then. From Y Combinator to OpenAI, his insights and determination spark inspiration. Hear Sam’s ideas about career motivation, and why he thinks the human brain may be replicable in silicon.
67 minutes | a year ago
Bill Coughran: Bell Labs researcher, Google executive, Sequoia Capital VC
Bill is one of Kevin’s engineering heroes. Listen as they talk careers, leadership and scaling teams – as well as a revolution in computer architecture and the resurgence of tech from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Find out what Bill, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says about tech trends to watch.
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Fei-Fei Li: Human-Centered AI
Fei-Fei Li is a professor at Stanford University and one of the world’s pioneering researchers in AI. Her work focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence. Hear her ideas about everything from visual intelligence to cognitive neuroscience.
53 minutes | 2 years ago
Surya Ganguli: Innovator in artificial intelligence
From quantum mechanics and string theory to monkey brains and electrophysiology mapping, Surya’s take on AI may surprise you. Can we guide AI so it’s good for the world? This researcher is taking his cues from biology.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Reid Hoffman: Investor, author & entrepreneur
Author, angel investor and entrepreneur Reid Hoffman talks about starting and scaling massively valuable companies, hyper-competition, and the secrets of blitzscaling. Hear from Reid about the challenges to watch out for and the keys to success.
61 minutes | 2 years ago
Jaron Lanier: Father of Virtual Reality, Renaissance man
This scientist, musician and author is best known for his work in Virtual Reality, and his advocacy of humanism and sustainable economics in a digital context. His 1980’s startup, VPL Research, created the first commercial Virtual Reality products - introducing avatars, multi-person virtual world experiences and prototypes of major VR applications. Hear why he is worried the present Internet may be destroying societies, democracies and economies.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Dio Gonzalez: Mixed Reality is becoming part of our day-to-day life!
Mixed Reality innovator paints a picture for us about a big shift happening today. Learn how this cutting edge tech is evolving from novelty entertainment to an integral part of our daily lives.
50 minutes | 2 years ago
Wences Casares: Betting on Bitcoin in a big way
Find out how a man who grew up on a sheep ranch in Argentina ended up a serial entrepreneur who many credit with bringing Bitcoin to Silicon Valley. Wences Casares explains why he believes in cryptocurrency – and how it might help solve some of today’s challenges in the world. Don’t miss this episode!
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Danielle Feinberg: Pixar’s Academy Award-winning computer scientist
Science meets art. Danielle Feinberg, director of photography for lighting at Pixar Animation Studios wins Academy Awards by blending computer science with art – creating magical moments. Hear about how she shows the world, especially young women, the beauty of what math, science, code and art can create in the world.
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