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EP 116: Artificial Intelligence (Part 1) w/ Michio Kaku, Dr. Guruduth Banavar, Kevin Kelly, & Ma

Artificial Intelligence is coming, and in Part 1 of this two part podcast, I talk with some of the leading A.I. scientists, tech journalists, and futurists about how A.I. may change our lives within the next three decades. First I ask futurist Prof. Michio Kaku about just how close we are to developing real artificial intelligence. Then I talk with Dr. Guruduth Banavar, Vice President and Chief Science Officer in charge of IBM's Cognitive Computing Division, about the latest version if IBM's Watson computer and how it's already transforming a wide range of industries from medicine to law. Then I'll talk with Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots and Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired Magazine, about their competing visions of how A.I. could affect our economy and society in the next few years.

Special thanks to the Milken Institute for hosting parts of this interview during the 2016 Milken Global Conference. Visit to learn more about their work in the areas of science, education and innovation.

If you enjoyed today’s podcast, then you can order Martin Ford’s Rise of the Robots and Kevin Kelly’s book The Innevitable on Amazon. If you’re interested IBM’s cognitive solutions including Watson, then visit Kevin Kelly's website is, and Martin Ford’s blog at Follow Guruduth Banavar on Twitter at @banavar, Kevin Kelly at @kevin2kelly, and Martin Ford at @MFordFuture.

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