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FT Tech Tonic

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Rank #186 in Technology category

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A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.

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A weekly conversation that looks at the way technology is changing our economies, societies and daily lives. Hosted by John Thornhill, innovation editor at the Financial Times.

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24 Ratings
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US bashing only

By ihjaoanuanaksna - Jul 22 2019
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They really do LOVE saying how much better China is than USA. Complete garbage

Spot on

By WestchesterNY - Apr 08 2018
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The information is fascinating and up to the moment. The interviews get to the heart of the matter and are with leading figures. Worth every minute of listening.

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
16
3
2
1
2

US bashing only

By ihjaoanuanaksna - Jul 22 2019
Read more
They really do LOVE saying how much better China is than USA. Complete garbage

Spot on

By WestchesterNY - Apr 08 2018
Read more
The information is fascinating and up to the moment. The interviews get to the heart of the matter and are with leading figures. Worth every minute of listening.
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FT Tech Tonic

Latest release on Dec 16, 2019

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: A look inside Uber

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Uber investor and adviser Bradley Tusk talks to the FT's Leslie Hook about the highs and lows of the ride-sharing company's rapid expansion, and how companies in the sharing economy can manage regulatory hurdles. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Mar 15 2017

27mins

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Rank #2: Tim Wu on addictive apps

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The author of "The Attention Merchants" talks to John Thornhill about his concerns about the way some web apps are eating into our time
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Jun 14 2017

25mins

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Rank #3: Scott Kupor on VC funding

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John Thornhill talks to Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, about his book Secrets of Sand Hill Road: Venture Capital and How to Get It, about the conditions needed to grow tech companies and the potential drawbacks of a venture capital dominated market.

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Nov 03 2019

31mins

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Rank #4: Andrew Ng on building an AI workforce

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Artificial intelligence expert Andrew Ng talks to John Thornhill about his concern that AI technology is concentrating wealth in the hands of a few and why we need to spread AI skills and understanding across society.

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Apr 17 2019

24mins

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Rank #5: Rana Foroohar on taming big tech

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John Thornhill talks to FT colleague Rana Foroohar about her book Don’t Be Evil - How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles - And All Of Us

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Oct 28 2019

22mins

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Rank #6: Using tech to fight poverty

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Elisabeth Mason, founding director of the Stanford Poverty & Technology Lab, talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about solving problems such as education inequality and job retraining the Silicon Valley way. 

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Nov 22 2017

29mins

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Rank #7: The new AI battleground

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Nicole Eagan, chief executive of Darktrace, tells John Thornhill corporate networks have become the new battleground in a cyberwar waged by criminals and state actors using artificial intelligence

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May 02 2018

22mins

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Rank #8: Directing innovation towards sustainable growth

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John Thornhill talks to economist Mariana Mazzucato about her work to promote collaboration between governments and companies to direct innovation towards sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Jul 22 2019

32mins

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Rank #9: What robots can teach humans

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John Thornhill talks to Maja Pantic, Professor of Affective and Behavioural Computing at Imperial College in London, about her work testing the boundaries of human robot interaction.


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Dec 12 2018

35mins

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Rank #10: How can we make governments smarter?

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Robyn Scott talks to John Thornhill about her company Apolitical, a global news and networking site that seeks to share knowledge and spread best practice among the world's top civil servants

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May 09 2018

24mins

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Rank #11: Nathan Jurgenson on social media and the selfie

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Nathan Jurgenson, sociologist at Snapchat’s parent company Snap, talks to Tim Bradshaw about his book The Social Photo and about how the smartphone camera is changing the way we communicate

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Jun 24 2019

31mins

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Rank #12: ENCORE: When data rules the world

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In this encore episode, John Thornhill talks to author and historian Yuval Noah Harari about his vision of a future when humans are no longer the smartest algorithm on the planet.

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Feb 21 2018

26mins

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Rank #13: The limits of artificial intelligence

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Despite billions being spent on research, even our best deep learning neural networks look pitiful when compared to the intricate design of the brain of a bumble bee or even an ant, Peter Bentley tells John Thornhill.

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May 24 2017

26mins

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Rank #14: Stuart Russell on losing control of AI

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John Thornhill discusses how to make artificial intelligence safe for humans with Stuart Russell, professor of computer science and engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of new book ‘Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control’.

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Oct 21 2019

30mins

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Rank #15: Nicolas Berggruen on democracy in the digital age

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John Thornhill talks to the billionaire investor and philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen about his book: Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism

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Aug 19 2019

24mins

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Rank #16: Silicon Valley's newest recruits

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Jeremy Johnson, chief executive of Andela, talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about how his company recruits and trains software engineers from several African countries and then places them with the top tech companies. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

May 31 2017

24mins

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Rank #17: The social media effect

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Microsoft researcher and Data & Society president danah boyd talks to the FT's Hannah Kuchler about the effect of everyday technology, such as Facebook, on society and culture.

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Nov 01 2017

30mins

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Rank #18: Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

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John Thornhill talks to the social scientist Shoshana Zuboff about her book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism, and what we need to do to reclaim the more benign impacts of the digital revolution.

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Feb 13 2019

27mins

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Rank #19: Terah Lyons on fashioning the AI future

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John Thornhill talks to Terah Lyons, founding executive director of the Partnership on AI, a US initiative that brings civil society groups into a debate with big tech companies to promote the benefits of machine intelligence.

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Apr 25 2018

27mins

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Rank #20: Seth Stephens Davidowitz on data mining

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John Thornhill talks to Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former Google data scientist, about what our internet searches reveal about who we really are.


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Oct 18 2017

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