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Listen in as Obama’s Energy Secretary Denounces Trump Policies

Ernest Moniz criticizes the White House’s decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, cut federal research spending.

  • 23m 21s
  • a month ago

Artificial Intelligence May Discover the Next Blockbuster Drug

Ken Mulvaney, CEO of Benevolent AI, discusses the opportunities and challenges that come with applying machine learning to drug development.

  • 27m 6s
  • 2 months ago

How the Internet Empowers and Endangers Protest Movements

Zeynep Tufekci’s new book reports from the front lines of protest movements enabled by social media – and explains how governments are learning to fight back.

  • 24m 15s
  • 3 months ago

How to Provide High-Speed Internet Access to All Americans

Telecommunications policy expert Susan Crawford explains why Americans pay too much money for connectivity that’s too slow and offers potential solutions.

  • 39m 36s
  • 4 months ago

The Man Who Invented the World Wide Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who recently received computing’s highest honor, talks about the past, present, and future of the Web.

  • 21m 5s
  • 4 months ago

Emotionally Charged Animation in Virtual Reality

Eric Darnell, the chief creative officer and cofounder of Baobab Studios, talks about how the company is making animated films for virtual reality that are immersive and emotive.

  • 34m 5s
  • 5 months ago

State-of-the-Art Chinese Manufacturing

MIT Technology Review business editor Nanette Byrnes talks with Harvard Business School professor Willy Shih, an expert in manufacturing and technology. Listen in as they discuss his extensive tour of top factories in China, the future of advanced manufacturing, and what it means for the U.S.

  • 37m 16s
  • 7 months ago

What You Need to Know About Manufacturing in China

Open hardware pioneer Bunnie Huang offers advice to startups gleaned from a decade of working with Chinese factories.

  • 46m 7s
  • 8 months ago

Inside an Augmented Reality Startup

Innovator Under 35 Meron Gribetz shares his story on how he’s taking on Microsoft and trying to create a whole new way of interacting with computers.

  • 35m 55s
  • 9 months ago

How to Predict the Future

Anyone can think like a futurist, according to Amy Webb, who does it for a living. Webb, the CEO of the Future Today Institute, explains her methods.

  • 45m 47s
  • 10 months ago

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