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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Tech News
Science
1
Encore: Want a job? The AI will see you now.
Part-two of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
29 min
2
Farming a war zone
Shortages of farm supplies in Ukraine might accelerate the adoption of precision technologies.
17 min
3
EmTech MIT: What’s next for space research?
Astronaut Michael López-Alegría on the path forward for research in low Earth orbit
23 min
4
Decoding a future of fire
Part two of our series on wildfires.
19 min
5
How AI watches wildfires
Part one a two-part series on wildfires.
17 min
6
I Was There When: AI replicated Darth Vader
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
12 min
7
AI finds its voice
An encore edition from season two
27 min
8
I Was There When: AI mastered chess
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
10 min
9
Seeing double: AI births digital humans
Digital twins of humans capture the physical look and expressions of real humans.
18 min
10
Audio Postcard: Real-Time Farming
Introducing a miniseries about precision agriculture
10 min
11
How retail is using AI to prevent fraud
Beating AI-powered fraud detection systems requires exceedingly boring behavior
16 min
12
I Was There When: AI helped create a vaccine
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
9 min
13
EmTech Digital: How to craft effective AI policy
A conversation about equity taped before a live audience.
20 min
14
Can AI keep guns out of schools?
Amid a growing epidemic of gun violence, can AI be part of the solution?
18 min
15
I Was There When: AI became the DJ
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
12 min
16
Who watches AI watching students?
Welcome to season four!
21 min
17
Encore: When an algorithm gets it wrong
A look back at where we started.
19 min
18
Welcome to Curious Coincidence
A new investigative podcast from MIT Technology Review
3 min
19
Welcome to The Extortion Economy
Part 1: The Problem
22 min
20
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
21
Encore: What’s behind a smile
An introduction to emotion AI.
23 min
22
Encore: Attention shoppers, you’re being tracked
Revisiting our series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
26 min
23
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
24
What is AI? We made this to help.
A radio play explainer.
6 min
25
I Was There When: Facebook put profit over safety
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
13 min
26
How pricing algorithms learn to collude
Part-three of a series on automation and our wallets.
24 min
27
I Was There When: face recognition was commerci...
An oral history project from the In Machines We Trust podcast
12 min
28
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
29
Beating the AI hiring machines
Part-four of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
30 min
30
Playing the job market
Part-three of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
36 min
31
Want a job? The AI will see you now.
Part-two of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
29 min
32
Hired by an algorithm
Part-one of an investigation into automated hiring practices.
32 min
33
When AI becomes childsplay
We examine the relationship AI has with kids.
21 min
34
Encore: Land of a Billion Faces
Part-two of a series on police and facial recognition.
20 min
35
Can AI fix your credit?
Part-two of a series on automation and our wallets.
18 min
36
AI finds its voice
How machines learn to speak—and what it means for humans on the other end of the conversation.
27 min
37
What’s AI doing in your wallet?
Part-one of a series on automation and our wallets.
18 min
38
The AI of the beholder
"Let's just say I've never seen a culturally sensitive beauty AI."
22 min
39
We're back with a new season!
Trailer: Season Two
3 min
40
Attention Shoppers: You’re Being Tracked
Part-four of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
28 min
41
Timnit Gebru Tells Her Story
Ousted AI researcher reflects on her time at Google
21 min
42
Your Face Could Be Your Ticket
Part-three of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
21 min
43
No Face... No Service
Part-two of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
23 min
44
When the Camera Turns on Police
Part-one of a series on unexpected uses of facial recognition.
17 min
45
Encore: What Happens in Vegas… Is Captured on C...
Part-three of a series on police and facial recognition.
24 min
46
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
47
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
48
What is AI? We Made This to Help.
Defining what is, or isn’t artificial intelligence can be tricky (or tough).
8 min
49
AI Reads Human Emotions. Should It?
Part two of a series on emotion AI
23 min
50
What’s Behind a Smile
Part one of a two-part series on emotion AI,
26 min
51
AI in the Driver’s Seat
Driverless cars are learning to speak a language humans can understand
23 min
52
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
53
When an Algorithm Gets It Wrong
Part-one of a series on police and facial recognition.
18 min
54
Land of a Billion Faces
Part-two of a series on police and facial recognition.
20 min
55
What Happens in Vegas… Is Captured on Camera
Part-three of a series on police and facial recognition.
22 min
56
Who Owns Your Face?
Part-four of a series on police and facial recognition.
19 min
57
Coming August 12th
Trailer
3 min