In Machines We Trust

A podcast about the automation of everything. Host Jennifer Strong and the team at MIT Technology Review look at what it means to entrust artificial intelligence with our most sensitive decisions.

Technology
Tech News
Science
1
Encore: When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong
A look back at where we started.
19 min
2
Welcome to Curious Coincidence
A new investigative podcast from MIT Technology Review
3 min
3
Welcome to The Extortion Economy
Part 1: The Problem
22 min
4
Encore: The AI of the beholder
Machines are ranking the way people look—and the results are influencing the things we do, the posts we see, and the way we think.
21 min
5
Encore: What’s Behind a Smile
An introduction to emotion AI.
23 min
6
Encore: Attention Shoppers, You’re Being Tracked
Revisiting our series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
26 min
7
How AI is giving a woman back her voice
Voice technology is one of the biggest trends in the healthcare space. We look at how it might help care providers and patients, from a woman who is losing her speech, to documenting healthcare records for doctors.
22 min
8
What is AI? We made this to help.
A radio play explainer.
6 min
9
I Was There When: Facebook put profit over safety
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
13 min
10
How pricing algorithms learn to collude
Part-three of a series on automation and our wallets.
24 min
11
I Was There When: Facial Recognition was Commer...
An oral history project featuring the stories of how breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and computing happened, as told by the people who witnessed them.
12 min
12
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
13
Beating the AI hiring machines
Part-four of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
30 min
14
Playing the job market
Part-three of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
36 min
15
Want a job? The AI will see you now.
Part-two of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
29 min
16
Hired by an algorithm
Part-one of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
32 min
17
When AI becomes childsplay
We examine the relationship AI has with kids.
21 min
18
Encore: Land of a Billion Faces
Part-two of a series on police and facial recognition.
20 min
19
Can AI fix your credit?
Part-two of a series on automation and our wallets.
18 min
20
AI finds its voice
How machines learn to speak—and what it means for humans on the other end of the conversation.
27 min
21
What’s AI doing in your wallet?
Part-one of a series on automation and our wallets.
18 min
22
The AI of the beholder
"Let's just say I've never seen a culturally sensitive beauty AI."
22 min
23
We're back with a new season!
Trailer: Season Two
3 min
24
Attention Shoppers: You’re Being Tracked
Part-four of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
28 min
25
Timnit Gebru Tells Her Story
Ousted AI researcher reflects on her time at Google
21 min
26
Your Face Could Be Your Ticket
Part-three of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
21 min
27
No Face... No Service
Part-two of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
23 min
28
When the Camera Turns on Police
Part-one of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
17 min
29
Encore: What Happens in Vegas… Is Captured on C...
Part-three of a series on police and facial recognition.
24 min
30
EmTech Stage: Twitter's CTO on Misinformation
The second of two exclusive interviews with two of the tech world’s most powerful people
24 min
31
EmTech Stage: Facebook's CTO on Misinformation
The first of two exclusive interviews with two of the tech world’s most powerful people
18 min
32
What is AI? We Made This to Help.
Defining what is, or isn’t artificial intelligence can be tricky (or tough).
8 min
33
AI Reads Human Emotions. Should It?
Part two of a series on emotion AI
23 min
34
What’s Behind a Smile
Part one of a two-part series on emotion AI,
26 min
35
AI in the Driver’s Seat
Driverless cars are learning to speak a language humans can understand
23 min
36
Down and Dirty with Covid Genes
Ride along on a subway-swabbing mission and meet scientists racing to find an existing drug that might treat the disease.
21 min
37
When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong
Part-one of a series on police and facial recognition.
18 min
38
Land of a Billion Faces
Part-two of a series on police and facial recognition.
20 min
39
What Happens in Vegas… Is Captured on Camera
Part-three of a series on police and facial recognition.
22 min
40
Who Owns Your Face?
Part-four of a series on police and facial recognition.
19 min
41
Coming August 12th
Trailer
3 min