James Barrat

James Barrat

Biography:

For 20 years James Barrat has written and produced documentaries. His clients include National Geographic, Discovery, PBS, and other broadcasters in the US and Europe. His long fascination with Artificial Intelligence came to a head in 2000, when he interviewed inventor Ray Kurzweil, roboticist Rodney Brooks, and sci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke. Kurzweil and Brooks were casually optimistic about a future they considered inevitable - a time when we will share the planet with intelligent machines.

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  • Human Chipping/ AI's Future

    Privacy activist Liz McIntyre warned about human chipping proposals. Followed by James Barrat with updates on AI.More »
  • Artificial Intelligence Special

    In many sci-fi stories, a future is imagined where machines have taken over and evolved to the point of having emotions and consciousness. But how close are we to a world where humankind is controlled by cyborgs? Four experts on artificial intelligence (AI) in separate hours...More »
  • Health News/ AI Advancements

    In the first half, biomedical research pioneer Dr. Joel Wallach spoke about the human body's innate ability to heal itself through natural means and supplementation. In the second half, author James Barrat talked about the quickly approaching time when we will share our...More »
  • Promise & Perils of AI

    Author James Barrat talked about how corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into developing artificial intelligence (AI), and pondered whether we can coexist with computers whose intelligence dwarfs our own. First hour guest, reporter David Seaman reacted...More »

Last Night

Facebook Censorship / North Carolina Haunting
Facebook Censorship / North Carolina Haunting
Whistleblower Ryan Hartwig discussed his time working as a content moderator on Facebook. Author Kent Heckenlively joined the conversation. Followed by Lynn Monet on her experiences in a haunted house in North Carolina.
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