The REDEFINING AI PODCAST – THE FOURTH AGE
In this episode: Lauren Hawker Zafer is joined by serial entrepreneur, author, technologist, and futurist Byron Reese.
Who Can Benefit From This Conversation?
This conversation is for anyone who is interested in the impacts of technology, the human psyche and philosophy. It is a conversation that stems from Byron Reese’s thought provoking book: The Fourth Age. Lauren talks to Byron about this pivotal point in society and the technologies that are redefining what it means to be human. Byron explains what “how thinking” is and the impact that being a futurist has on how humans learned to see the future and shape it.
Byron is a unique conversationalist and brings immediate value to the dialogue. It is definitely worth a listen!
Who is Byron?
Serial entrepreneur, technologist, and futurist – Byron Reese has enjoyed a wide range of success over 30 years, including two NASDAQ IPOs as well as the sale of the three companies he founded. Byron has spoken around world to both technical and non-technical audiences, and his keynotes and appearances include SXSW, TEDx Austin, Google, Nvidia, FedEx and Fortune 1000 companies (Dell Foundation, Johnson & Johnson, Oticon, Swisslog) and universities Rice (University of Texas, Queen’s University, TWU) and futurist conferences (TimeMachine, PICNIC Festival in Amsterdam, Wolfram Data Summit, and the IEEE Conference) among others. He is the former CEO of Gigaom (and is still its primary shareholder) and was the creator / host of the Voices in AI podcast.
Byron’s previous book, The Fourth Age, was cited by the NYT as one of “Three Books to Consider When the Robots Take Over”. His newest book, “Stories, Dice & Rocks That Think: How Humans Learned to See the Future – And Shape It”, launched internationally from Ben Bella press in August. This new book provides a new look at the history & destiny of humanity, wherein dice teach us about probability, which allows us to accurately predict the future; storytelling allows us to envision the future; and rocks that think – a reference to a computer’s CPU – enable us to build the future.
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Podcast and Radio Interviews
Mobile Presence Podcast
Best-Selling Author And Futurist Byron Reese On The Power Of Brand Storytelling
As humans, we are hard-wired to tell and share stories. We also gravitate to brands that tell a compelling story that connects with us on an emotional level. So, how do marketers shape narratives that resonate with their audiences? In episode #471, our host Peggy Anne Salz talks with Byron Reese, author of the upcoming book Stories, Dice, and Rocks That Think. He shares insight into how stories have driven the growth and development of human culture, and he outlines tips on how you can tell stories that persuade your customers to take action.
An Interview on NickSav.com discussing how artificial intelligence affects our lives, the difference between narrow AI and general AI, whether being human is something more than a machine, challenges and philosophical questions raised by advancements in AI, why optimism matters and can make all the difference, and how AI might redefine creative work LISTEN
An Interview with Kevin Craine on Every Day MBA discussing “The Fourth Age”, how AI makes humans smarter, and how AI will change the job market. LISTEN
Nonprophets [Super] Forecasting Podcast
An interview with Atief, Robert, and Scott on the NonProphets podcast discussing “The Fourth age”, the skills necessary for an AI filled future, where the fear of what AI will do comes from, and thoughts about consciousness and free will and the implications for robots and AI. LISTEN
An Interview with Michelle Mason on Association Forum discussing “The Fourth Age”, technologies effect on the future of work, the difference between narrow and general AI, and the need to be constantly learning. LISTEN
An Interview with Carla and Tom on Robopsych Podcast discussing “The Fourth Age”, the anxiety of technological change, and what makes us human and comparing and contrasting with what AI could be. LISTEN
The Bad Crypto Podcast
An Interview with Joel and Travis on The Bad Crypto Podcast discussing “The Fourth Age”, what is AI and what will it do to our jobs, how will AI and robots be used for war, and how will AI and robots effect our dignity. LISTEN
Tech it Out with Mark Saltzman
An Interview with Marc Saltzman on Tech It Out discussing “The Fourth Age”, what makes us human, and where technology could take us. LISTEN
An Interview with Simone Salis on The Hoomanist discussing “The Fourth Age”, technology multiplying human ability, can AI be creative, and how jobs will shift. LISTEN
Radio New Zealand
An Interview on Radio New Zealand discussing “The Fourth Age”, what we think of ourselves as humans and what that implies for AI, the concept of emergence, and the economic opportunity of AI. LISTEN
An Interview with James Kotecki on the Kotecki on Tech, discussing “The Fourth Age”, the inevitability of technological progress, technological optimism vs pessimism, the disruption of jobs, and conscious computers. LISTEN
New Books Network
An Interview with Carrie Lynn Evans on the New Books Network, discussing Byron’s book “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity.” LISTEN
An Interview on DojoLIVE! by Nearsoft, discussing Byron’s book “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity.” WATCH
An Interview on WorkMinus, discussing Byron’s thoughts on technology removing dehumanizing jobs, amplifying human productivity and other ideas from Byron’s book “The Fourth Age: Smart Robots, Conscious Computers and the Future of Humanity.” LISTEN
DM Radio and Host Eric Kavanagh – Narrow AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work – Original Air Date: November 29, 2018 The Guests Stefan Groschupf, SalesHero Faisal Abid, Zoom.ai Byron Reese, Gigaom Micah Hollingworth, Broadway.ai About the Discussion Hollywood has it all wrong with respect to Artificial Intelligence (AI), at least for now. LISTEN NOW