Read Smart Podcast: Artificial Intelligence and Non-Fiction

Read Smart podcast host, Razia Iqbal discusses the rise in use of Artificial Intelligence with Simon Ings and Hannah Fry.

Simon is a British novelist, scientist and 2020 Baillie Gifford prize judge, and mathematician and presenter Hannah authored 2018 Baillie Gifford Prize shortlisted book Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine.

Razia, Simon and Hannah discuss what Artificial Intelligence is and how it has crept more and more into our everyday lives. They delve into topics surrounding Artificial Intelligence, such as algorithms, the collection and use of human data, how much we rely on machines, and whether this increase in human dependency on Artificial Intelligence is beneficial and altogether safe. They also look at the unique human relationship with art and creating, if it is a solely human trait or if technology and Artificial Intelligence can adopt these skills.

This episode was recorded and produced completely remotely. Tune in for our next episode airing in June, where Razia explores the unique challenges that come with writing biographies.

Read Smart Podcast is commissioned by The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and is generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.

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