Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

Exponential View with Azeem Azhar

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Azeem Azhar, curator of Exponential View, goes deep and insightful in conversation with leading thinkers about how technology is driving exponential change in our business models, political economy and society. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunes,
Making Sense of the Data-Rich World with Graph Databases: Emil Eifrem and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Jan 16 • 51 min
Emil Eifrem is the CEO and co-founder of Neo4j, the graph database platform powering some of the largest companies today. Emil is the creator of the property graph model and he coined the term “graph database” to describe the technology that would change…
The State of Artificial intelligence: Jack Clark and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Dec 26, 2018 • 61 min
Jack Clark is Policy Director at OpenAI. He has contributed to the development of the AI Index, an AI forecasting and progress initiative that is part of the Stanford One Hundred Year Study on AI. Azeem and Jack discuss the state of artificial…
Quantified Self, Data Ownership & Sociological Approach to Technology: Gina Neff and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Dec 19, 2018 • 40 min
Gina Neff is a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the Oxford Internet Institute and at the Department of Sociology, University of Oxford. She studies innovation, the digital transformation of industries, and how new technologies impact…
Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Dec 12, 2018 • 58 min
Michael Liebreich is a leading global expert on clean energy and transportation, smart infrastructure, technology, climate finance and sustainable development. He founded New Energy Finance in 2004, which was acquired by Bloomberg in 2009. Michael and…
Diplomacy in the Age of GAFA: Casper Klynge and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Dec 5, 2018 • 62 min
Casper Klynge is the world’s first Tech Ambassador. His appointment in 2017 marked a new phase in diplomacy and international relations, and the first time a nation state deployed an Ambassador to represent its citizens to the world’s most powerful…
Doughnut Economics, Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century: Kate Raworth and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Nov 28, 2018 • 55 min
Kate Raworth is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Kate is focused on exploring the economic mindset needed to address the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges. In this episode, Kate and…
Space Innovation, Fixing the Earth and Youth Empowerment: Anousheh Ansari and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Nov 21, 2018 • 46 min
Anousheh Ansari is the world’s first female private space explorer. She is the CEO of X Prize, an organisation which supports radical breakthrough solutions to some of today’s greatest challenges. Azeem and Anousheh discuss the ways space development…
The Future of Public Service and Governance: Lisa Witter and Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Nov 14, 2018 • 34 min
Lisa Witter is an award-winning executive, serial entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Apolitical: a network connecting impactful public servants around the world to share inspiring ideas, solutions to challenges, and professional…
The Future of Work & Democracy in the Information Age: Matthew Taylor & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Nov 7, 2018 • 49 min
Matthew Taylor speaks with Azeem. Matthew Taylor is the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Arts, a UK organisation committed to finding practical solutions to societal problems. Before leading the RSA, Matthew was the Chief Adviser on Political…
UBI, Automation & Society in the US: Andrew Yang & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Oct 31, 2018 • 54 min
Andrew Yang speaks with Azeem. Andrew is an entrepreneur and author, who is standing for President in the 2020 U.S. elections. At the heart of Andrew’s platform is the “freedom dividend”, a universal basic income of $1,000, payable to all Americans every…
The Challenging Political Economy of Silicon Valley: Reid Hoffman & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Oct 24, 2018 • 54 min
Reid Hoffman speaks with Azeem. Reid is an internet entrepreneur, executive and investor, best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn and widely known as “The Sage of Silicon Valley. In this episode, Reid and Azeem discuss the business culture of Silicon…
Scaling innovation & Future Pathways: Elad Gil & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Oct 17, 2018 • 43 min
Elad Gil speaks with Azeem. Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, operating executive, investor and advisor to private companies including Airbnb, Pinterest, Square, and Stripe. Elad was the VP of corporate strategy at Twitter, and previously on the mobile…
AI, Warfare & Global Security: Mariarosaria Taddeo & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Oct 10, 2018 • 53 min
Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo speaks with Azeem. Mariarosaria is the Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute and is a philosopher, ethicist and a researcher focusing on cyber conflicts, cyber security, and ethics of data…
Entrepreneurs, the Market & the State: Bill Janeway & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Oct 3, 2018 • 60 min
Bill Janeway speaks with Azeem. Bill is a prominent venture capitalist and economist and an affiliated lecturer of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge. Azeem and Bill discuss the three-player game between the mission-driven state,…
China, An AI Superpower: Kai-Fu Lee & Azeem Azhar in Conversation
Sep 26, 2018 • 51 min
Kai-Fu Lee speaks with Azeem. Kai-Fu is a VC investor, technology executive, and one of the most prominent figures in the Chinese internet sector and AI. Azeem and Kai-Fu discuss Chinese government’s techno-utilitarian approach to technology, the ambition…
Season 2 Intro: When Technology Meets Political Economy
Sep 22, 2018 • 5 min
Azeem Azhar’s Exponential View podcast is back, exploring the intersection of political economy and exponential technologies.
Hacking democracy
Jun 3, 2017 • 97 min
A recording of an Exponential View salon held in London in May 2017. “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter,” said Winston Churchill. But whatever you think of it, democracy has served us well. An…
The state of machine learning: A conversation between Azeem Azhar and Dr. Danny Lange
May 26, 2017 • 47 min
With more than 40% market share in mobile games, a billion monthly active users and 2.6 billion unique devices, Unity has a profoundly important role in booming gaming and VR markets. In this episode, Azeem talks with Dr. Danny Lange, VP of AI and machine…
Code as the Key Driver of Human Development: A conversation between Philip Auerswald and Azeem Azhar
May 19, 2017 • 40 min
For the tech community, code almost exclusively has a uniform meaning: a set of instructions, until recently only written by humans, that specifies any action a computer should execute. In his most recent book, Philip Auerswald talks about “code” in a…
Basic income: A conversation between Scott Santens and Azeem Azhar
May 5, 2017 • 41 min
Scott Santens is a writer and an advocate for universal basic income. His articles have been featured in TechCrunch, Boston Globe, and Politico, among others. Scott coauthored two books: “What Do We Do About Inequality?” and “Surviving the Machine Age:…
Marko Ahtisaari on AI music party tricks, and how music could take the place of drugs
Apr 28, 2017 • 38 min
Marko Ahtisaari is the CEO and co-founder of The Sync Project, a collaborative venture of scientists, musicians, technologists and patients, working towards developing functional music that responds to each individual body and serves as precision…
AI, automation & the economy: Jeff Sachs in conversation with Azeem Azhar
Mar 4, 2017 • 45 min
A discussion with Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Jeff is one of the world’s foremost thinkers on economic development; he advises the UN and a host of governments. In a wide ranging podcast we talk about how technology has improved the lives of countless…
Up close and personal: Living intimately with robots with Kate Devlin
Feb 25, 2017 • 68 min
Living with and loving robots: The Exponential View salon with Kate Devlin on robot intimacy and a new age of sex, relationships and social life.
Homo Deus: A conversation between Yuval Harari and Azeem Azhar
Feb 17, 2017 • 53 min
A conversation between Prof Yuval Harari and Azeem Azhar. We cover the compelling insights Yuval makes in his new book Homo Deus. Where are we, as a species, going now that we have conquered main of the things that ailed preceding generations? How will…
The future of longevity: a discussion with Dr Shamil Chandaria
Dec 8, 2016 • 63 min
Philosopher and investor, Dr Shamil Chandaria, investigates how we might live much longer lives and asks how we can make those longer lives more meaningful. He dives into the emerging medicine and science of life extension in a deep but accessible way. He…
A survey of technology: Jason Pontin in conversation with Azeem Azhar
Nov 19, 2016 • 41 min
A wide-ranging conversation on technology with Jason Pontin, Editor-in-Chief of MIT Technology Review. We touch on gene editing, Moore’s Law, artificial intelligence, Facebook and fake news and what ties all these disparate strands together.
The Wealth of Humans: Ryan Avent in conversation with Azeem Azhar
Nov 5, 2016 • 59 min
A powerfully prophetic discussion about the meaning of work in the 21st century as technology transforms all areas of the global economy. Ryan Avent, economics columnist at The Economist, and Azeem Azhar, curator of Exponential View, explore issues around…