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Do Smart Machines Make Sense?

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It’s rarely a direct replacement. Rarely do smart machines actually change the workplace as they were intended. It’s always a change to some side occupation, an occupation that you may not connect with smart technology. as

Our series on smart machines and work considers the contributions of John McCarthy, one of the founders of the field of Artificial Intelligence. McCarthy had grand plans for his work. He hoped to build a machine that could do the kind of logical reasoning that Euclid did for geometry. The question is, of course, “Was McCarthy’s work a success?” but the answer is not measured by the parallel query “How many geometers did McCarthy put out of work?”

Cast:

  • Vinny the CTO – Geoffrey Grier
  • Molly- Caraid O’Brien
  • Anna the Intern – Sarah Corbyn Woolf

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17150: Technologies, Organizations & Shoes

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How does technology alter organizations? Not a straightforward question, especially if you are looking to the future. We know a few basic ideas and can reason our way to some useful conclusions. We know that technology expands markets. We know that it shifts knowledge across an organization. We know that it reallocates power. In this podcast, we discuss the implications of these ideas, as well as learn some important lessons on the shoe derivative market.

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Cast:

Anna-the-Intern: Sarah Corbyn Woolf

Harvey from Lapin Partners: Ron Bianchi

Evelyn the Business Manager: Margaux Amie

Sullivan from PR: Josh LaForce

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