The Economist Radio (All audio)

The Economist

News & Politics

Chart Positions

News & Politics 50

The Economist was founded in 1843 "to throw white light on the subjects within its range". For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio


Babbage: What history might tell us about AI

June 22nd, 2016

Episode 689 of 800 episodes

Concerns abound about the impact of artificial intelligence, but could history suggest a brighter future? A new algorithm is designed to hunt down hateful videos on the Internet. And we hear from two scientists, Mauro Costa-Mattioli and Shelly Buffington, whose new study links obesity to autism. Hosted by Kenneth Cukier

Featured Podcast