Mar 15, 2022

The promise of AI with Demis Hassabis — DeepMind: The Podcast (Season 2, Episode 9)

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Hannah wraps up the series by meeting DeepMind co-founder and CEO, Demis Hassabis. In an extended interview, Demis describes why he believes AGI is possible, how we can get there, and the problems he hopes it will solve. Along the way, he highlights the important role of consciousness and why he’s so optimistic that AI can help solve many of the world’s major challenges. As a final note, Demis shares the story of a personal meeting with Stephen Hawking to discuss the future of AI and discloses Hawking’s parting message.

For questions or feedback on the series, message us on Twitter @DeepMind or email [email protected]

Interviewee: Deepmind co-founder and CEO, Demis Hassabis.

Presenter: Hannah Fry.
Series Producer: Dan Hardoon.
Production support: Jill Achineku.
Sounds design: Emma Barnaby.
Music composition: Eleni Shaw.
Sound Engineer: Nigel Appleton.
Editor: David Prest.
Commissioned by DeepMind.

Thank you to everyone who made this season possible!

Further reading:
DeepMind, The Podcast:
DeepMind’s Demis Hassabis on its breakthrough scientific discoveries, WIRED:
Riemann hypothesis, Wikipedia:
Using AI to accelerate scientific discovery by Demis Hassabis, Kendrew Lecture 2021:
Protein Folding & the Next Technological Revolution by Demis Hassabis, Bloomberg:
The Algorithm, MIT Technology Review:
Machine learning resources, The Royal Society:…-learning/
How to get empowered, not overpowered, by AI, TED:

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