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Technically Optimistic

Where we break down transformational technology and ask how it can be developed and deployed with society’s best interests at heart.


What does it take to build technology for good? Season 1 journeyed into the rapidly evolving world of artificial intelligence with Raffi Krikorian, Chief Technology Officer of Emerson Collective as he unpacked how this transformational technology can be developed and deployed with society’s best interests at its core.

Raffi engaged experts in the field on how to harness the incredible potential of AI while mitigating its risks. Season 2 explores the most valuable resource on our planet… data. Raffi invites listeners to become curious and informed about their data in order to build a better collective future. It’s more important than ever to educate ourselves on the benefits and tradeoffs of new technology — what’s at stake, but also what is possible.

The future is unknown, but we are technically optimistic.


61 min

What’s next for data

Season 2, Episode 8

64 min

The India episode — tech and data in the Global South

Season 2, Episode 7

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Who’s watching the kids?

Season 2, Episode 6

61 min

Policed by our data

Season 2, Episode 5

56 min

Digital surveillance and reproductive rights

Season 2, Episode 4

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Your data, your vote

Season 2, Episode 3

60 min

How to save social media

Season 2, Episode 2

51 min

How your behavior became the world’s biggest resource

Season 2, Episode 1

Raff from the back, sitting at a computer wearing a headset4 min

Season Two is all about your data

Season 2, Episode 0

65 min

AI and Accountability: Who is responsible for managing AI?

Season 1, Episode 6

62 min

On Strike! How will AI impact the economy, culture, and the future of creativity?

Season 1, Episode 5

Education and AI: What does AI have to teach us?57 min

Education and AI: What does AI have to teach us?

Season 1, Episode 4

58 min

Part 2 - Rules of the Road: What might regulating AI look like?

Season 1, Episode 3

44 min

Part 1: Rules of the Road: Who has the power to regulate AI?

Season 1, Episode 2

45 min

AI is at a crossroads. How did we get here?

Season 1, Episode 1



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