April 19th, 2016
Episode 505 of 647 episodes
As a driverless car and a fleet of lorries complete tours of China and Europe respectively, we speak to Richard Watson, Futurist in Residence at the Foresight Practice at Imperial College in London, about what rapid advances in artificial intelligence mean for humans. Also, we hear from the BBC's Regan Morris about the revival of independent bookshops in the US. And Wandi S. Brata, chief executive of Gramedia publishing, talks to us about publishing in Indonesia since the fall of President Suharto. (Photo: IBM stand hostess talks to a NAO Watson robot at the 2016 CeBIT trade fair in Germany. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven't seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.