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Exponential View

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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 iTu...Show More
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00:26 | Jun 17th

We are now available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and many more. Just search for "Exponential View podcast"!

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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