The Future of the Future

As technology alters every aspect of our modern society, so too does it change the ancient art of prediction. Today, advances in artificial technology, simulation, and even human thought have forced thinkers to reckon with a changing conception of what prediction is -- and who we are and will be.

Artificial Intelligence with Ben Shneiderman:

Watch Alyssa and two students interview Ben Shneiderman, an expert on Artificial Intelligence, as he lays out the limits of AI.

Philosophy of Prediction with Ned Hall:

Alyssa speaks with philosopher of science Ned Hall about deep questions of philosophy of science. How can we truly make a prediction? Find "truth" in a chaotic universe? Ned elaborates.

Uncertainty in Science with Stuart Firestein:

See Alyssa’s interview with Stuart Firestein as the pair discuss an essential topic to both prediction and science in general -- uncertainty.

Philosophizing and Predicting with Augustin Rayo:

Watch as Alyssa and two students interview MIT philosopher Augustin Rayo, as they discuss topics ranging from the predictability of human behavior and public understanding of uncertainty.

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