Leaders S2: E15 - Robert Elliott Smith (StrangeMap)
GCS Connect: Leaders
We catch up with Robert Elliott Smith from StrangeMap this week! This was a really interesting conversation, with topics of discussion including AI being used to support decisions rather than make decisions, understanding the strengths of humans alongside technology and the power and dangers of algorithms as a leader, and realising the importance of solving the customers problem. Robert also shares his experience in having an academic background as a business leader. Dr. Robert Smith is a technologist, complexity scientist, and entrepreneur. He has been working in AI for 30 years, for clients across the private and public sectors. He is also the author or Rage Inside the Machine: The Prejudice of Algorithms and How to Stop the Internet Making Bigots of Us All, which was shortlisted as UK Best Business Book of the Year.
45 - Hall of Faith: Enoch - Feat. Guest Hosts Carlos Farias & Robert Elliott
Strength For The Day
This week, Pastor Dennis is in California preaching at a missions conference, so Strength For The Day gets a few guest hosts! In this episode, our Teen & Children pastors talk about the faith of Enoch from Hebrews 11.
A.I. & The Cost of Love with Dr. Robert Elliott Smith
The Cost of Love with Haley McGee
Algorithms and dating. Robots and love. What can an AI expert with 30 years' experience teach us about the cost of love? Dr. Robert Elliott Smith joins Haley to explore how our love lives are being affected by technologies that simplify & categorise. He also dishes about his own romantic history and they answer listener questions about love and money. Follow The Cost of Love on Twitter & Instagram. Read the SHOW NOTES here. Help us with OUR algorithm! RATE, REVIEW & SUBSCRIBE. ❤️
04 - Words And Our Friendships - Feat. Robert Elliott, Bryon Self, & Carlos Farias
Strength For The Day
Pastor Dennis is joined by the staff guys of Moses Lake Baptist Church in this episode to discuss the impact that words can have on our friendships, and how we can use our words to help those that are closest to us.
Social Media & Partisanship: Polarizing Algorithms and a Blind Date with Dividends, featuring Dr. Robert Elliott Smith
The Purple Principle
How do social media algorithms feed us news, entertainment, advertisements, even suggesting friends and lovers? By grossly simplifying human nature, according to featured guest Dr. Robert Elliott Smith, Research Fellow in Computer Science at University College London and author of Rage Inside the Machine: How to Prevent the Internet from Making Bigots of Us All. Dr. Smith details how the same Artificial Intelligence (AI) that reaps engineering benefits has disastrous consequences for civil society. Raised in Birmingham Alabama in the 1960’s, he knows something about polarized situations. That upbringing, and his 30-year career in AI, informs Dr. Smith’s warnings about polarizing algorithms and advice on how to mitigate that damage. Original music composed and created by Ryan Adair Rooney. For show notes and transcript, please visit our website: www.fluentknowledge.com/shows/the-purple-principle/social-media-partisanship-polarizing-algorithms-and-a-blind-date-with-dividends-featuring-dr-robert-elliott-smith
Ep. 26-Robert Elliott: Race Relations is Our Biggest Problem
Bob Elliot has held significant roles in many of the critical decisions that shaped housing policy. He served as general counsel of HUD, a time he described as some of his most satisfying professionally, and later went on to found his own law firm. In this episode he tells the story of a key Supreme Court decision he was directly involved in that helped desegregate public housing in Chicago, which was notorious for housing discrimnation. Listen to the background of how the Chicago Gautreaux decision came about.