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Your Undivided Attention
Your Undivided Attention
Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin, The Center for Humane Technology

In our podcast, Your Undivided Attention, co-hosts Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin explore the unprecedented power of emerging technologies: how they fit... more

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U.S. Senators Grilled Social Media CEOs. Will Anything Change?

Was it political progress, or political theater? The recent Senate hearing with social media CEOs led to astonishing moments —... more

13 Feb 2024 · 25 minutes
Taylor Swift is Not Alone: The Deepfake Nightmare Sweeping the Internet

Ninety-six percent of deep-faked images and videos are sexually explicit and non-consensual. Legal scholar Mary Anne Franks and journalist Laurie... more

01 Feb 2024 · 42 minutes
Can Myth Teach Us Anything About the Race to Build Artificial General Intelligence? With Josh Schrei

What can tales of mythology and magic teach us about the AI race? Mythologist Josh Schrei explains how looking at... more

18 Jan 2024 · 35 minutes
How Will AI Affect the 2024 Elections? with Renee DiResta and Carl Miller

2024 will be the biggest election year in world history. In this episode, two experts give us a situation report... more

21 Dec 2023 · 47 minutes
2023 Ask Us Anything

You asked, we answered. This has been a big year in the world of tech. There are still so many... more

30 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
The Promise and Peril of Open Source AI with Elizabeth Seger and Jeffrey Ladish

As AI development races forward, a fierce debate has emerged over open source AI models. So what does it mean... more

21 Nov 2023 · 38 minutes
A First Step Toward AI Regulation with Tom Wheeler

Tristan and Aza discuss President Biden’s executive order on AI with Tom Wheeler, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

02 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
No One is Immune to AI Harms with Dr. Joy Buolamwini

Dr. Joy Buolamwini, the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, argues that the most urgent risks from AI are algorithmic... more

26 Oct 2023 · 47 minutes
Mustafa Suleyman Says We Need to Contain AI. How Do We Do It?

To reap the benefits of AI, we’re going to need to get good at saying no certain forms of progress... more

28 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Inside the First AI Insight Forum in Washington

Tristan and Aza were invited to speak at Senator Chuck Schumer’s historic AI Insight Forum last week. What are their... more

19 Sep 2023 · 26 minutes
Spotlight on AI: What Would It Take For This to Go Well?

Where do the top Silicon Valley AI researchers really think  AI is headed? Do they have a plan if things... more

12 Sep 2023 · 43 minutes
The AI ‘Race’: China vs. the US with Jeffrey Ding and Karen Hao

It’s a common counterpoint: “But what about China? We can’t let China get ahead.” In this episode, experts Jeffrey Ding... more

31 Aug 2023 · 45 minutes
Esther Perel on Artificial Intimacy

AI is harming our relationships, warns acclaimed psychotherapist Esther Perel. What would it look like for technology to strengthen our... more

17 Aug 2023 · 44 minutes
Protecting Our Freedom of Thought with Nita Farahany

We’re on the cusp of an explosion of cheap, consumer-ready neurotechnology - and it’s all going to be supercharged... more

03 Aug 2023 · 44 minutes
Social Media Victims Lawyer Up with Laura Marquez-Garrett

Social media was humanity’s ‘first contact’ moment with AI. If we’re going to create laws that are strong enough to... more

21 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
Big Food, Big Tech and Big AI with Michael Moss

In the next two episodes of Your Undivided Attention, we take a close look at two respective industries: big food... more

06 Jul 2023 · 34 minutes
What Can Technologists Learn from Sesame Street? With Dr. Rosemarie Truglio

On this episode of Your Undivided Attention, Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin speak with Dr. Rosemarie Truglio, the Senior Vice... more

22 Jun 2023 · 29 minutes
Spotlight: How Zombie Values Infect Society

Zombies are the perfect metaphor to explain something Tristan and Aza have been thinking about lately that they call 'zombie... more

08 Jun 2023 · 22 minutes
Feed Drop: AI Doomsday with Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher challenges Tristan Harris on the so-called ‘AI Doomsday’ in a wide-ranging discussion. If you enjoy their conversation... more

02 Jun 2023 · 55 minutes
The Tech We Need for 21st Century Democracy with Divya Siddarth

Democracy in action has looked the same for generations. What would an upgrade look like - not just for democracy,... more

25 May 2023 · 38 minutes
Spotlight: AI Myths and Misconceptions

A few episodes back, we presented Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin’s talk The AI Dilemma. The talk resonated - over... more

11 May 2023 · 26 minutes
Talking With Animals… Using AI

Despite our serious concerns about the pace of deployment of artificial intelligence, there are use cases for the technology that... more

04 May 2023 · 24 minutes
Can We Govern AI?

When it comes to AI, what kind of regulations might we need to address this rapidly developing new class of... more

21 Apr 2023 · 39 minutes
Spotlight: The Three Rules of Humane Tech

In our previous episode, we shared a presentation Tristan and Aza recently delivered to a group of influential technologists about... more

06 Apr 2023 · 22 minutes
The AI Dilemma

At Center for Humane Technology, we want to close the gap between what the world hears publicly about AI from... more

24 Mar 2023 · 42 minutes
TikTok’s Transparency Problem

A few months ago on Your Undivided Attention, we released a Spotlight episode on TikTok's national security risks. Since then,... more

02 Mar 2023 · 37 minutes
Synthetic Humanity: AI & What’s At Stake

It may seem like the rise of artificial intelligence, and increasingly powerful large language models you may have heard of,... more

16 Feb 2023 · 46 minutes
The Race to Cooperation

It’s easy to tell ourselves we’re living in the world we want – one where Darwinian evolution drives competing technology... more

02 Feb 2023 · 34 minutes
Ask Us Anything: You Asked, We Answered

Welcome to our first-ever Ask Us Anything episode. We thought it’d be fun at the end of the year to... more

29 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
Can Psychedelic Therapy Reset Our Social Media Brains?

When you look at the world, it can feel like we're in a precarious moment in our ability to relate... more

15 Dec 2022 · 42 minutes
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At Center for Humane Technology, we want to close the gap between what the world hears publicly about AI from splashy CEO... more