In Machines We Trust

Host Jennifer Strong thoughtfully examines the far-reaching impact of artificial intelligence on our daily lives. Produced by MIT Technology Review, the podcast explores the rise of AI through the voices of people reckoning with the power of the technology, and by taking listeners up close with the inventors and founders whose ambitions are fueling the development of new forms of AI.

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Science
1
The AI in the newsroom
We explore how journalists are using ChatGPT and other generative AI.
18 min
2
Live: Automating Agriculture
A conversation taped before a live audience.
18 min
3
House training a robot
An investigation of leaked training data from MIT Technology Review
15 min
4
Audio Postcard: How to test a satellite
We tour a satellite factory in San Franciso.
14 min
5
Live: Exploring AI's evolution
A conversation taped before a live audience.
22 min
6
Update: How games teach AI to learn for itself
Like humans, AI learns new skills through play. But unlike the natural world, AI can process years of training in a single day.
26 min
7
Harvesting the future with AI and satellites
Part two of a miniseries
20 min
8
The future of farming lies in space
The first of a two-part series.
17 min
9
Optimizing for convenience
Retailers are rethinking the shopping experience.
14 min
10
Encore: When Your Face is Your Ticket
20 min
11
Update: How pricing algorithms learn to collude
Part-three of a series on automation and our wallets.
25 min
12
Encore: Want a job? The AI will see you now.
Part-two of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
29 min
13
Farming a war zone
Shortages of farm supplies in Ukraine might accelerate the adoption of precision technologies.
17 min
14
Live: What’s next for space research?
Astronaut Michael López-Alegría on the path forward for research in low Earth orbit
23 min
15
Decoding a future of fire
Part two of our series on wildfires.
19 min
16
How AI watches wildfires
Part one a two-part series on wildfires.
17 min
17
I Was There When: AI replicated Darth Vader
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
12 min
18
AI finds its voice
An encore edition from season two
27 min
19
I Was There When: AI mastered chess
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
10 min
20
Seeing double: AI births digital humans
Digital twins of humans capture the physical look and expressions of real humans.
18 min
21
Audio Postcard: Real-Time Farming
Introducing a miniseries about precision agriculture
10 min
22
How retail is using AI to prevent fraud
Beating AI-powered fraud detection systems requires exceedingly boring behavior
16 min
23
I Was There When: AI helped create a vaccine
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
9 min
24
Live: How to craft effective AI policy
A conversation about equity taped before a live audience.
20 min
25
Can AI keep guns out of schools?
Amid a growing epidemic of gun violence, can AI be part of the solution?
18 min