Exponential View

Exponential View

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 iTu...Show More
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Technology Diffusion & the Rise of Asia: Parag Khanna in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

35:11 | Feb 6th

Parag Khanna is a leading international relations expert, who recently published a new book "The Future is Asian: Commerce, Conflict and Culture in the 21st Century". Azeem and Parag discuss the law of technology diffusion, break common myths about A...Show More
Overcoming the Epistemic Crisis: Elif Shafak in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

26:41 | Jan 30th

Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish author and human rights activist. She has published 16 books, 10 of which are novels. The New York Review of Books called her latest novel "Three Daughters of Eve" a 'marvelous lesson in multiculturalis...Show More
Regulating the Cyberspace: Marietje Schaake in Conversation with Azeem Azhar

37:44 | Jan 23rd

Marietje Schaake is a Dutch politician and Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from the Netherlands. The Wall Street Journal called her "Europe's most wired politician", and Politico named her the "ultimate digital MEP". Marietje is the Member of...Show More
Making Sense of the Data-Rich World with Graph Databases: Emil Eifrem and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

51:58 | Jan 16th

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 ch...Show More
The State of Artificial intelligence: Jack Clark and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

1:01:52 | Dec 26th, 2018

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 intell...Show More
Quantified Self, Data Ownership & Sociological Approach to Technology: Gina Neff and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

40:30 | Dec 19th, 2018

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...Show More
Renewable Energy, Climate Change and Technology: Michael Liebreich and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

57:49 | Dec 12th, 2018

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 a...Show More
Diplomacy in the Age of GAFA: Casper Klynge and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

1:01:46 | Dec 5th, 2018

Casper Klynge is the world's first Tech Ambassador with a global mandate and staff in Copenhagen, Silicon Valley and Beijing. His appointment as the Danish Tech Ambassador in 2017 marked a new phase in diplomacy and international relations, and the f...Show More
Doughnut Economics, Rethinking Economics for the 21st Century: Kate Raworth and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

54:36 | Nov 28th, 2018

Kate Raworth is a Senior Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute, where she teaches on the Masters in Environmental Change and Management. She is also a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustain...Show More
Space Innovation, Fixing the Earth and Youth Empowerment: Anousheh Ansari and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

45:30 | Nov 21st, 2018

Anousheh Ansari is the world's first female private space explorer and the first Iranian astronaut in space. She is the CEO of X Prize Foundation, an organisation which supports radical breakthrough solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing...Show More
The Future of Public Service and Governance: Lisa Witter and Azeem Azhar in Conversation

34:13 | Nov 14th, 2018

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 the best pr...Show More
The Future of Work & Democracy in the Information Age: Matthew Taylor & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

49:18 | Nov 7th, 2018

A conversation with Matthew Taylor. In this conversation, Azeem and Matthew discuss the well-being economy, the meaning of good work in an age of automation, and the state of democracy. Matthew Taylor is the Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Ar...Show More
UBI, Automation & Society in the US: Andrew Yang & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

54:56 | Oct 31st, 2018

Azeem Azhar speaks with Andrew Yang, 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 mo...Show More
The Challenging Political Economy of Silicon Valley: Reid Hoffman & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

54:40 | Oct 24th, 2018

Azeem speaks with "the sage of Silicon Valley", Reid Hoffman. Reid is an internet entrepreneur, executive and investor, best known as the co-founder of LinkedIn. Reid and Azeem discuss the business culture of Silicon Valley, in particular the concept...Show More
Scaling innovation & Future Pathways: Elad Gil & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

43:33 | Oct 17th, 2018

Azeem Azhar speaks with entrepreneur and investor Elad Gil about Silicon Valley, scaling companies from 10 to 10,000 employees, the state of blockchain, and how blockchain and artificial intelligence will overlap. Elad Gil is a serial entrepreneur, o...Show More
AI, Warfare & Global Security: Mariarosaria Taddeo & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

53:30 | Oct 10th, 2018

Azeem speaks with Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Deputy Director of the Digital Ethics Lab at the Oxford Internet Institute. Dr Taddeo is a philosopher, ethicist and a researcher focusing on cyber conflicts, cyber security, and ethics of data science. Cyber...Show More
Entrepreneurs, the Market & the State: Bill Janeway & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

1:00:18 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Azeem Azhar speaks with Bill Janeway about the three-player game between the mission-driven state, financial speculators and markets in the innovation economy. Are we stuck on the dark side of this configuration? How do we move forward? www.exponenti...Show More
China, An AI Superpower: Kai-Fu Lee & Azeem Azhar in Conversation

51:06 | Sep 26th, 2018

Azeem Azhar speaks with Kai-Fu Lee: 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 ambitio...Show More
Hacking democracy

1:37:40 | Jun 3rd, 2017

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....Show More
The state of machine learning: A conversation between Azeem Azhar and Dr. Danny Lange

47:35 | May 26th, 2017

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 an...Show More
Code as the Key Driver of Human Development: A conversation between Philip Auerswald and Azeem Azhar

40:44 | May 19th, 2017

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”...Show More
Basic income: A conversation between Scott Santens and Azeem Azhar

41:09 | May 5th, 2017

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 Ag...Show More
Marko Ahtisaari on AI music party tricks, and how music could take the place of drugs

38:38 | Apr 28th, 2017

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 med...Show More
AI, automation & the economy: Jeff Sachs in conversation with Azeem Azhar

45:57 | Mar 4th, 2017

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 countles...Show More
Up close and personal: Living intimately with robots with Kate Devlin

1:08:07 | Feb 25th, 2017

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

53:36 | Feb 17th, 2017

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? ...Show More
The future of longevity: a discussion with Dr Shamil Chandaria

1:03:12 | Dec 8th, 2016

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...Show More
A survey of technology: Jason Pontin in conversation with Azeem Azhar

41:43 | Nov 19th, 2016

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

59:57 | Nov 5th, 2016

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 issu...Show More