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How Humans Learn
Season 01 Episode 07

How Humans Learn

How do we best learn? Design philosopher Stephen Anderson joins Dirk and Jon to explore various ways that people learn. The conversation spans kinetic learning, games as educational tools, and traditional theories like Montessori.

Poker, Artificial Intelligence & Learning
Season 01 Episode 06

Poker, Artificial Intelligence & Learning

The Libratus AI beating top poker pros is just the public face of a revolution in poker strategy. Journalist Ben Saxton joins Dirk and Jon to explain poker engines, cutting-edge strategy, and tips on how to learn.

How AI Solved Poker
Season 01 Episode 05

How AI Solved Poker

How did Libratus AI beat some of the top heads-up poker pros in the world? Libratus co-creator Noam Brown joins Dirk and Jon to talk about how Libratus taught itself and devised innovative strategies to conquer this popular game

How AI Superiority Changes Human Endeavor
Season 01 Episode 04

How AI Superiority Changes Human Endeavor

How has AI changed chess since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in 1997? Cognitive scientist Christopher Chabris joins Dirk and Jon to talk about the evolution of chess in the machine era, and how it will inform future impacts of AI.

Smartware and emerging technologies
Season 01 Episode 03

Smartware and emerging technologies

Which technologies synergize with artificial intelligence? Leandro Agro joins Dirk and Jon to explore big data, the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented realities, 3d printing, and the identity graph.

Understanding artificial intelligence
Season 01 Episode 02

Understanding artificial intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? It’s not what media and entertainment are making us believe. Tobi Bosede joins Dirk and Jon to demystify AI and help us better see the path ahead.

Technology and the Origins of Creativity
Season 01 Episode 01

Technology and the Origins of Creativity

Which came first, technology or humanity? The answer might surprise you. Anthropologist Carie Little Hersh joins Dirk and Jon to look at creativity, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) through the lens of science.

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Season 01 Episode 07

How Humans Learn