Episode 10

AI, Ethics and the Human Future – A Conversation with Prof. Timothy Snyder


January 9th, 2020

50 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

    <p>In this conversation, Philip spends time with Timothy Snyder, Yale Professor of History at Yale University. The basis for their conversation is Prof. Snyder’s article “What Turing Told Us About the Digital Threat to a Human Future”. The rise of AI and its ensuing potential and threat to human future is dissected over the course of the episode. We also find time to tackle some current news, the Ukraine and how Prof. Snyder’s book "The Road to UnFreedom" makes sense of our increasing digitalization and the rising threats to democracy.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Links of interest</strong></p><ul><li><a href="https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/05/06/what-turing-told-us-about-the-digital-threat-to-a-human-future/" target="_blank">New York Review of Books</a></li><li><a href="https://www.phaidon.com/store/design/as-little-design-as-possible-9780714849188/" target="_blank">Philip’s Drop</a>&nbsp;</li><li><a href="https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/36187.Best_20th_Century_Dystopian_Novels" target="_blank">Prof. Synder’s Drop</a>&nbsp;</li></ul>