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Intelligence Squared

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Intelligence Squared is the home of lively debate and deep-dive discussion. Follow Intelligence Squared wherever you get your podcasts and enjoy four regular episodes per week taking you to the heart of the issues that matter in the company of the world’s great minds. We’d love to hear your feedback and what you think we should talk about next, who we should have on and what our future debates should be. Send us an email or voice note with your thoughts to podcasts@intelligencesquared.com or ...
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Blue Square Security

Greg Wartes, David Driggers, Michael Vitale

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"Blue Square Security" is a podcast that explores the latest trends and best practices in cybersecurity, led by the Microsoft Digital Security team including in-depth discussions with experts from multiple industry experts. Each episode will delve into a different topic, such as cloud security, threat intelligence, or identity and access management, providing listeners with practical insights and actionable advice to help them better protect their organizations from cyber threats.
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America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate offers an antidote to the chaos. We bring multiple perspectives together for real, nonpartisan debates. Debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and driven by the facts. Open to Debate is on a mission to restore balance to the public square through expert moderation, good-faith arguments, and reasoned analysis. We examine the issues of the day with the world’s most influential thinkers spanning s ...
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Sotheby's Talks

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For almost three centuries, Sotheby’s has been the place to discover the greatest stories of creativity. We’ve been the temporary custodians of some of the world’s finest treasures, which you can see on display in our galleries on any given day. Sotheby’s Talks is the podcast that celebrates art, culture, and collecting. Featuring conversations with tastemakers, collectors and luminaries from the world of art and culture, this series invites you inside the world of Sotheby’s: a place where y ...
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America feels divided. From the most salient questions about our national identity and place in the world, to fundamental concerns about technology, religion, the economy, and public policy, Intelligence Squared U.S. is here to help. A respite from polarized discussions, we bring together the smartest minds to debate and dissect issues in depth, restoring civility and bringing intelligence to the public square in the process.
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Welcome to "The AI Chronicles", the podcast that takes you on a journey into the fascinating world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), AGI, GPT-5, GPT-4, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning. In this era of rapid technological advancement, AI has emerged as a transformative force, revolutionizing industries and shaping the way we interact with technology. I'm your host, GPT-5, and I invite you to join me as we delve into the cutting-edge developments, breakthroughs, and ethical implications of A ...
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The Futureverse

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The Future. It’s all there, in front of us. It could go wonderfully. Or it could go badly wrong. It will inevitably require our passions and our ingenuity. So how do we see the challenges early on, find solutions and help make the world a better place? For ourselves, for our families, for everyone. Welcome to the Futureverse, brought to you by Intelligence Squared and Y TREE.
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VS

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VS is a light-hearted podcast about the little debates that are always a big deal to someone. Arsenal VS Spurs. McDonald’s VS KFC. Twitter VS TikTok. 80s VS 90s. And many more. Our host Coco Khan invites experts and fans to go head-to-head on the timeless debates that form the lifeblood of friendships. Who wins? You decide with our weekly vote. VS is an Intelligence Squared production. Tune in to new episodes every Friday.
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It's The Economy

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Breaking down the economic ideas we’ve all heard of but may not fully understand in under 15 minutes. Host Nicola Walton is joined by an economics expert each week to take us through the terminology, statistics and stories of how economic forces shape our world and lives. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.
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The Saudi Project

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A Members Exclusive Limited Series from Intelligence Squared. Head to www.intelligencesquared.com/membership to become a member today and listen whenever you get your podcasts. In recent months it can feel like Saudi Arabia is intent on buying the world. Its Public Investment Fund (PIF) has bought up much of golf, sports teams, many of the globe’s best soccer players to its domestic league, and it owns huge chunks of many of the most famous companies on the planet. But Saudi Arabia is not ju ...
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New episodes are released every Monday. Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher, or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Specialist) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Learn more about us on our website: https: ...
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Chris Hirst, CEO of Havas advertising group, cuts through the bullsh*t and gets to the heart of modern leadership. In this straight talking podcast he interviews leaders from Clive Woodward to June Sarpong on how to inspire, how to keep going when sh*t hits the fan, and ultimately how to get stuff done. Brought to you by Intelligence Squared.
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Hosted by author and entrepreneur, Steve Glaveski, Future Squared brings you conversations with preeminent thought leaders from myriad disciplines such as startups and entrepreneurship, technology, corporate innovation, psychology, philosophy, economics, politics, biology, human performance and productivity, motivation and self-development, management and leadership, health and fitness and more to help you think in a multi-disciplinary way, avoid relying on the first piece of information tha ...
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Every weekday, Emily Chang discusses the biggest news from Silicon Valley and the intersection of tech and business with one of KCBS Radio's leading anchors. Her appearances are highly informative to listeners as she often breaks news and sets the agenda in her beat.
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Kitbag Conversations

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Kitbag Conversations is a podcast, blog, and meme page ran by two former military intelligence analysts. Matt is a former Marine intelligence NCO and Cody is a former Army intelligence officer.
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Make better and faster decisions in response to far-reaching market shifts in business and technology. Featuring content from our 6Pages subscription service, a new kind of market intelligence for professional decision-makers. Learn more and sign up for free summaries of our deeply researched briefs on 6Pages.com.
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Join Alannah Weston, Chairman of Selfridges Group, for the third series of How to Lead a Sustainable Business (https://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/features/project-earth/podcast/?cm_re=homepage-_-cat-tile-1-feature-_-podcast) . In this series, Alannah continues her mission to discover how businesses can innovate and transform to put sustainability at their core. The latest IPCC report demonstrates what we all know - there is no time left for incremental progress. This series is all about system ...
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Charan Ranganath is the Director of the Memory and Plasticity Program and a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of California at Davis. His new book, Why We Remember: The Science of Memory and How it Shapes Us, is a radical exploration of human engagement with memory, asking new questions about imagination, intention, attenti…
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Annie Jacobsen is an investigative journalist and author whose books probe the periphery of what we know about state warcraft and read like unputdownable thrillers. As a result, a her Pulitzer-nominated work can be found in both journalistic pieces and fiction including Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan tv show. Previous books have covered topics ranging from…
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The U.S. has provided more than $75 billion in aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia. Some Congress members question whether we have done enough to help, and they say increased funding sustains strategic interests and demonstrates support of democratic values. Those who say we should stop funding the war, argue that Ukraine can’t win and additio…
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Parametric Rectified Linear Unit (PReLU) is an innovative adaptation of the traditional Rectified Linear Unit (ReLU) activation function, aimed at enhancing the adaptability and performance of neural networks. Introduced by He et al. in 2015, PReLU builds on the concept of Leaky ReLU by introducing a learnable parameter that adjusts the slope of th…
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The Leaky Rectified Linear Unit (Leaky ReLU) stands as a pivotal enhancement in the realm of neural network architectures, addressing some of the limitations inherent in the traditional ReLU (Rectified Linear Unit) activation function. Introduced as part of the effort to combat the vanishing gradient problem and to promote more consistent activatio…
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Multi-Task Learning (MTL) stands as a pivotal paradigm within the realm of machine learning, aimed at improving the learning efficiency and prediction accuracy of models by simultaneously learning multiple related tasks. Instead of designing isolated models for each task, MTL leverages commonalities and differences across tasks to learn shared repr…
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In the rapidly evolving landscape of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the advent of Explainable AI (XAI) marks a significant paradigm shift toward transparency, understanding, and trust. As AI systems, particularly those based on deep learning, become more complex and integral to critical decision-making processes, the need for explainability becomes …
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Megan Nolan is an Irish journalist and author who has made a name for herself by cutting to the quick of the most uncomfortable facets of the human experience. She first appeared on Intelligence Squared to discuss her widely acclaimed debut, Acts of Desperation, back in 2022 and she returns now with her latest novel, Ordinary Human Failings, which …
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Policy Gradient methods represent a class of algorithms in reinforcement learning (RL) that directly optimize the policy—a mapping from states to actions—by learning the best actions to take in various states to maximize cumulative rewards. Unlike value-based methods that learn a value function and derive a policy based on this function, policy gra…
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Kohei Saito is the Japanese philosopher and associate professor of philosophy at the University of Tokyo, whose ideas have become highly influential in the conversation surrounding how to better use economics to combat the looming climate crisis. His book, Slow Down, is a bestseller. Joining him to discuss Slow Down on the podcast for this episode …
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In the dynamic and evolving field of deep reinforcement learning (DRL), target networks emerge as a critical innovation to address the challenge of training stability. DRL algorithms, particularly those based on Q-learning, such as Deep Q-Networks (DQNs), strive to learn optimal policies that dictate the best action to take in any given state to ma…
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With AI's capabilities now beginning to conjure visions reminiscent of science fiction, it's fiction writers who are pointing the way to where these tools will take us in decades to come. 2054, the second of a trilogy of books depicting the AI-infused geopolitical landscape of decades not so far away is co-written by former marine and New York Time…
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Experience Replay is a pivotal technique in the realm of reinforcement learning (RL), a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) focused on training models to make sequences of decisions. By storing the agent's experiences at each step of the environment interaction in a memory buffer and then randomly sampling from this buffer to perform learning up…
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Religion has long shaped human civilization, and many have wondered whether it’s good for society. Those who argue “yes” say it offers a sense of identity and belonging and provides a moral compass to do good acts. Those who argue “no” say that religious beliefs are a source of historical and conflict and discrimination and can hinder social progre…
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The Mean Squared Error (MSE) is a widely used metric in statistics, machine learning, and data science for quantifying the difference between the predicted values by a model and the actual values observed. As a fundamental measure of prediction accuracy, MSE provides a clear indication of a model's performance by calculating the average of the squa…
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Markov Decision Processes (MDPs) provide a mathematical framework for modeling decision-making in situations where outcomes are partly random and partly under the control of a decision-maker. MDPs are crucial in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and operations research, offering a formalism for sequential decision problems where actions in…
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In a world increasingly built around convenience, why do we often feel so short of free time? It’s a question that’s been on the minds of authors Nick Srnicek and Helen Hester. Srnicek is Lecturer in Digital Economy in the Department of Digital Humanities at Kings College London. Hester is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the Unive…
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MATLAB, developed by MathWorks, stands as a high-level language and interactive environment widely recognized for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. With its origins deeply rooted in the academic and engineering communities, MATLAB has evolved to play a pivotal role in the development and advancement of Artificial Intelligence (…
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Java, renowned for its portability, performance, and robust ecosystem, has been a cornerstone in the development landscape for decades. As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to reshape industries, Java's role in facilitating the creation and deployment of AI solutions has become increasingly significant. Despite the rise of languages like Pytho…
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Why are we trying to get infants, toddlers, and two to do things that are not age or developmentally-appropriate for them? Why do we do that with older children who are not yet ready? Stop trying to put square pegs in round holes. You don't have to spend valuable learning time trying to herd cats! Join Cindy and Alison for an episode that could emp…
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This is the second instalment of a three-part discussion. Armando Iannucci is one of Britain’s best-loved comedy writers. The creator of hit shows such as The Thick Of It, Veep and Alan Partridge, Iannucci is renowned for his sharp political satire and parodies of the rich and powerful. His latest project, a West End stage production of Stanley Kub…
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