DeepMind: The Podcast

DeepMind: The Podcast
This eight part series, hosted by mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry, aims to give listeners an inside look at the fascinating world of AI research and explores some of the questions and challenges the whole field is wrestling with today.

Demis Hassabis: The interview
Sep 17, 2019 • 36 min
In this special extended episode, Hannah Fry meets Demis Hassabis, the CEO and co-founder of DeepMind. She digs into his former life as a chess player, games designer and neuroscientist and explores how his love of chess helped him to get start-up…
Towards the future
Sep 10, 2019 • 26 min
AI researchers around the world are trying to create a general purpose learning system that can learn to solve a broad range of problems without being taught how. Koray Kavukcuoglu, DeepMind’s Director of Research, describes the journey to get there, and…
AI for everyone
Sep 3, 2019 • 29 min
While there is a lot of excitement about AI research, there are also concerns about the way it might be implemented, used and abused. In this episode Hannah investigates the more human side of the technology, some ethical issues around how it is developed…
Out of the lab
Aug 27, 2019 • 31 min
The ambition of much of AI research is to create systems that can help to solve problems in the real world. In this episode, Hannah meets the people building systems that could be used to save the sight of thousands, help us solve one of the most…
AI, Robot
Aug 20, 2019 • 32 min
Forget what sci-fi has told you about superintelligent robots that are uncannily human-like; the reality is more prosaic. Inside DeepMind’s robotics laboratory, Hannah explores what researchers call ‘embodied AI’: robot arms that are learning tasks like…
Life is like a game
Aug 20, 2019 • 26 min
Video games have become a favourite tool for AI researchers to test the abilities of their systems. In this episode, Hannah sits down to play StarCraft II - a challenging video game that requires players to control the onscreen action with as many as 800…
Go to Zero
Aug 20, 2019 • 25 min
In March 2016, more than 200 million people watched AlphaGo become first computer program to defeat a professional human player at the game of Go, a milestone in AI research that was considered to be a decade ahead of its time. Since then the team has…
AI and Neuroscience: The virtuous circle
Aug 20, 2019 • 34 min
What can the human brain teach us about AI? And what can AI teach us about our own intelligence? These questions underpin a lot of AI research. In this first episode, Hannah meets the DeepMind Neuroscience team to explore these connections and discovers…
DeepMind: The Podcast - trailer
Aug 12, 2019 • 3 min
Over the past 12 months, mathematician and broadcaster Hannah Fry has explored DeepMind’s headquarters in London to get an inside look at artificial intelligence (AI) research and where it is going. The result - DeepMind: the Podcast - offers diverse…