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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edward Tenner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edward Tenner, often where they are interviewed.

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9 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edward Tenner. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edward Tenner, often where they are interviewed.

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2002-02-05 - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - Dr. Edward Tenner - Technology and Unintended Consequences. R.C. Hoagland - Nuclear Technology

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2002-02-05 - Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell - Dr. Edward Tenner - Technology and Unintended Consequences.  R.C. Hoagland - Nuclear Technology

Oct 23 2019

2hr 35mins

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PRIVACY PIRACY INTERVIEW W/ MARI FRANK & EDWARD TENNER

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EDWARD TENNER is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer at the Humanities Council at Princeton and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, and Forbes.com, and he has given talks for many organizations, including Microsoft, AT&T, the National Institute on White Collar Crime, the Smithsonian Associates, and TED. His book, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, written in part with a Guggenheim Fellowship, has been translated into German, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, and Czech.

Jun 19 2019

28mins

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The Efficiency Paradox with Edward Tenner

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If we rely on algorithms and technology to make us more efficient, our own skills atrophy. Kevin sits down with Edward Tenner, author of Our Own Devices, Why Things Bite Back, and most recently The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do. As a historian of sorts, Edward tries to understand where we are today and asks the questions we need to think about the future. In The Efficiency Paradox, Edward looks at our technology boom and the downside of a good thing. Although our access to information and big data leads us to perform at higher and faster levels, can we be sure we are going in the right direction? Edward believes we need to find balance or we might not find the benefits of technology or we lost the benefits of human nature.

Jun 19 2019

37mins

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Mari Frank Interviews Edward Tenner, 05/06/19

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May 16 2019

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144: Edward Tenner Profit — What Big Data Can’t Do

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How do we grow and scale, build process and systems, while also maintaining wonder, serendipity, and innovation at the same time? Is it even possible or does one have to sacrifice the other? Today’s guest shares some light on this very topic.

Edward Tenner is a writer, a speaker, as well as a Distinguished Scholar in the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. His latest book, The Efficiency Paradox, dives into the sharing economy, life hacks, our efficient culture, and how to benefit from serendipity.

One of the lessons Edward learned about efficiency was in the 1980s when he saw that there were more and more computers being installed and more and more paper being thrown in the recycle bin. The Efficiency Paradox gives a look into new technology that has emerged with mobile computing, artificial intelligence, big data, and the cloud. It takes a look at both the productive use of it as well as some of its underlying problems.

Artificial Intelligence recognizes patterns and thus helps us become more efficient. This information is perfect to determine what items are in your inventory and which customers have been the most profitable. However, with prediction, there are also weaknesses in these algorithms.

One of these weaknesses being that AI algorithms detect changing patterns and so you can’t count on your recent experience to be a complete guide on what to do next if you don’t also supplement it with imagination and serendipity, as well as making controlled mistakes.

Another problem with AI is that it’s not very good at achieving diversity, especially among different gender and ethnic groups. Edward personally sees these errors as a systematic issue of a much more fundamental problem. By keeping within our respective lanes, we are less likely to venture out and bring in diversity, bring in new ideas, and bring in thoughts that might challenge the status quo.

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Edwardtenner.com

The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Cant Do, by Edward Tenner

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Apr 10 2019

48mins

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Ep. 059 _ Edward Tenner _ 'The Efficiency Paradox'

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‘The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do’.  Edward Tenner is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticThe Wilson Quarterly, and Forbes.com.

Mar 04 2019

37mins

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Edward Tenner, Author “The Efficiency Paradox

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Edward Tenner, Author “The Efficiency Paradox”

Join me as I talk with the author of The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do. A featured book at the Miami Book Fair and the third book by Mr. Tanner. It is a book that will challenge you! Take a look at how many people and corporations are rely on algorithms and see if it is actually beneficial to them. If you think you need tons of data to get ahead, maybe you should hear what Mr. Tenner has to say about that.
Edward Tenner’s The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do https://www.miamibookfair.com/

Oct 28 2018

26mins

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44: Edward Tenner with Wier Harman

Town Hall Seattle Science Series
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One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than we ever have before. Technology has enabled a widespread increase of efficiency-enhancing  algorithms, multitasking, a sharing economy, and life hacks, and has led our society to perform at higher levels and move at unprecedented speed. But Edward Tenner—distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation—asks: what if we’re headed in the wrong direction?

Tenner joined Town Hall’s Executive Director Wier Harman onstage for a study of the long-term history of technology and the latest headlines and findings of computer science and social science. Sharing wisdom from his book The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can’t Do, Tenner questioned our ingrained assumptions about efficiency and examines whether relying on the algorithms of digital platforms can in fact lead to wasted efforts, missed opportunities, and above all an inability to break out of established patterns. Join Tenner and Harman for a conversation on smarter ways of thinking about efficiency, and what we and our institutions can learn from the random and unexpected when equipped with an astute combination of artificial intelligence and trained intuition.

Edward Tenner is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer at the Humanities Council at Princeton, and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Wilson Quarterly, and Forbes.com, and he has given talks for many organizations, including Microsoft, AT&T, the National Institute on White Collar Crime, the Smithsonian Associates, and TED. He is the author of the book Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences, written in part with a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Recorded live at Fr. LeRoux Conference Center by Town Hall Seattle on Thursday, May 3, 2018. 

May 14 2018

1hr 3mins

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178: The Efficiency Paradox – Interview with Edward Tenner

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Scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Bill Ringle and Edward Tenner discuss the "Efficiency Paradox" and how it impacts business owners in practical ways. Key points that you’ll learn from this interview: The danger with relying too much on automated resume scans.
What to watch out for with the "tyranny of metrics" and how to counter it.
What false positives distort in medical tests and procedures.
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2:18 How Edwards elementary school librarians socialized him into the love of books and the love of reading.
2:53 “I’m really an opinion writer and an interpreter.”
3:28 “Once people understand the historical background they have more confidence in dealing with the present.”
5:09 “You can think of this as a continuous R&D Laboratory.”
5:49 “The point of the book is that too much focus on short-term efficiency can make us less efficient in the long run.” 6:20 The art of inspired inefficiency
8:21 “I think too much reliance on Amazon means it’s very easy for someone to get into a groove, to have lots of things recommended that are sort of like what they had before.”
11:07 The importance of having a diversity of skills and mentalities in the workplace. 
11:37 The concept of peripheral vision, and the importance of creating opportunities for resourceful people.
13:13 “Sometimes if you’re focusing too much on the algorithm, you’re overlooking the opportunities for creative change.”
16:23 How to be intentional when using search engines.
17:12 “Find a well-established site and form a relationship with it.”
19:19 “When you’re evaluating anything based on metrics, it really pays to see what kinds of compromise might have been taken.”
20:49 “There are a lot of problems in the feedback of medical efficiency.”
23:49 “The most important thing for me in medicine is to be sure that the style of the doctor that you’re working with is a style you are comfortable with.”
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Expert Bio Edward Tenner is a distinguished scholar of the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation and a visiting scholar in the Rutgers University Department of History. He was a visiting lecturer in the Humanities Council at Princeton and has held visiting research positions at the Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pennsylvania.

May 07 2018

26mins

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