Season 6 — Episode 29 April 19, 2023

Taming AI

In this episode, Felix and Mihir debate with their colleague Deborah Spar, Senior Associate Dean for Business and Global Society at Harvard Business School, the role of government in regulating AI. How do we make sure we get the best out of this groundbreaking technology? Should we keep government out of the way, at least for the time being? Is industry self-regulation sufficient to prevent the worst? Are we contending with an existential threat? Plus, we discuss the vanishing division between our professional and our private lives. Is it mostly a boon?

Recent picks, and recommended reading/websites:

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power by Shoshana Zuboff (Book)

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Book)

Gsyncit ( Software)

BEEF (Tv Series)

You can email your comments and ideas for future episodes to:  You can follow Youngme and Mihir on Twitter at @YoungmeMoon@DesaiMihirA and Felix on LinkedIn at: Felix Oberholzer- Gee.