Podcaster and neuroscientist San Harris is close to the data science field. He regularly talks implications of AI on Work and life, what it means that machines are becoming superhuman at some tasks. This week he interviewed historian and author Niall Ferguson on his latest book on networks.
I’m excited to dive into this book.
Not enough attention has been paid to networks and their influence on society. One main sticking point of the discussion is the influence of the Russian misinformation game played over Facebook during the last election. In short, their gambit to influence the natural networks in American society worked. As Niall says “Without Facebook there would have been no Trump.”
This is a great episode but the entire Waking Up podcast series is well worth your time. You can find the podcast here.