Most Recent Episodes

  1. Episode 108: Dangers of A.I. with Guest Nick Bostrom


    On Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, and Strategies (2014) with the author. What can we predict about, and how can we control in advance, the motivations of the entity likely to result from eventual advances in machine learning?

  2. Episode 107: Edmund Burke on the Sublime


    On A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful, where young Burke lays out our knee-jerk aesthetic reactions, including those to scary things at a safe distance.