Best science policy podcasts we could find (Updated April 2018)
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Timely and engaging discussions about advances in clinical research and practice, biomedical science, public health, and health policy.
 
Podcast by Penn Science Policy Group
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
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The Wright Show
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Conversations with a series of people who have nothing in common except that program host Robert Wright is curious about what they’re thinking.
 
Global Warming: Is the Science Settled Enough for Policy?
 
Science Policy and Research Enterprise
 
The Centre for Science and Policy helps the sciences and technology to serve society by promoting engagement between researchers and policy professionals.Image courtesy of margarita mp from Flickr Creative Commons
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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Party Politics
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A political podcast hosted by two political science professors, Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and Jay Aiyer from Texas Southern University. They’ll provide you with up-to-date politics and policy conversations for your next cocktail party and it’ll make you sound really smart!
 
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Cell Podcast
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Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
 
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Hi-Phi Nation
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Hi-Phi Nation is the first story-driven, narrative podcast on contemporary philosophy. Every week we begin with compelling stories of ordinary and extraordinary human experiences, and transform them into an examination of philosophical ideas. We profile stories from war, crime, politics, religion, public health and policy, science, and history that raise philosophical questions, and we answer them with the help of contemporary academic philosophers. The aim of the show is to bring fans of th ...
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
The Healthcare Policy Podcast website features audio interviews with experts on current or important health care topics. While there are any number of healthcare-related podcasts and other online programming these offerings typically present a vested interest viewpoint. My podcasts are produced independently, i.e., without any conflicts of interest and moreover are intended to help you better understand the inter-section between research and policy analysis and political realities. Among oth ...
 
Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.
 
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Main Engine Cut Off
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A short, weekly podcast about spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy in the modern era and near future.
 
Examining the impact of biotech discoveries on society and the law's role in shaping that impact.
 
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KQED's Climate Watch
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A special series from KQED's "The California Report" providing in-depth coverage of climate-related science and policy issues from a California perspective.
 
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Bloggingheads.tv
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
Clinical ethics, evidence-based medicine, health policy, medical education, neuroethics, shared decision-making, and more—each month Center for Ethics faculty and their collaborators discuss their ongoing work and research across many areas of bioethics.
 
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Mad Hat Economics
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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science
 
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Talk Solar
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Solar is now an established part of the national dialog. With 65% of Americans supporting solar it's time to Talk Solar. Join seasoned Blog Talk Radio Host Beth Bond of Speaking of Green as she focuses on her favorite topic solar. Known in solar circles in Georgia Bond is ready to talk to about all things solar in the US now. Join her as she talks about policy, solar technology and installations from home owner roof tops to gW utility scale solar.
 
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Mad Hat Economics
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A podcast discussing different behavioral anomalies related to economics, marketing, psychology, public policy, consumer preference and food science. Hosted by Cornell University graduate students.
 
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Cell Podcast
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Each month, the Cell Press podcast goes behind the headlines with the authors of our most popular papers. Each installment covers new research articles, Trends reviews, and voices from our company-wide blog, CrossTalk. The podcast is developed and produced by a team of Cell Press editorial, production, and marketing staff.
 
Join your host, Jonathan Singer, Ph.D., LCSW in an exploration of all things social work, including direct practice, human behavior in the social environment, research, policy, field work, social work education, and everything in between. Big names talking about bigger ideas. The purpose of the podcast is to present information in a user-friendly format. Although the intended audience is social workers, the information will be useful to anyone in a helping profession (including psychology, n ...
 
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Ad Astra
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Going to space isn't easy. Neither are the politics that go into it. Jack and Newton break down the missions to space and beyond in terms anyone can understand in this weekly show about space and space policy and technology.
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society event podcast
 
Since 1990, world-renowned authors, scholars, poets, policy-makers, artists, and performers have gathered each November at Chicago's many cultural institutions to celebrate the power of ideas in human culture. And each year, tens of thousands of enthusiastic audience participants rediscover the rich and vital role the humanities play in their daily lives. This podcast aims to highlight some of the best programs from the 25 year festival archives.
 
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The Bio Report
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The Bio Report podcast, hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine, focuses on the intersection of biotechnology with business, science, and policy.
 
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Off-Nominal
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Two friends, two beers, and a casual conversation about space. Landing monthly in your podcast feed.
 
Science for the People is a weekly syndicated radio show and podcast. We are a long-format interview show that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what's in the news and on the shelves. Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science migh ...
 
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OLD BhTV: The DMZ
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Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.
 
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Micropod
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The Society for Applied Microbiology provide benefits and resources online to raise awareness and knowledge of a diverse range of applied microbiology issues such as climate change and biofuels, food poisoning outbreaks and hospital acquired infection. The Micropod podcast, is an interesting podcast featuring interesting people. Some are microbiologists, some aren't scientists, but they all have one thing in common: everything they talk to us about is relevant to the lives of microbiologists ...
 
Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.
 
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JECH podcast
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The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health is a truly international journal that encompasses all aspects of epidemiology and public health. It publishes original research, opinions and materials concerned with the study and improvement of communities worldwide.
 
A podcast from The Hastings Center, a nonpartisan research institution dedicated to bioethics and the public interest since 1969.
 
Featuring guests located outside the United States, Worldwise aspires to illuminate international affairs and help Americans understand perspectives abroad.
 
Heather Hurlburt and Daniel Drezner offer unorthodox takes from inside security orthodoxy.
 
A podcast about all things drugs: news, policy, science, health, and more!
 
A Podcast for The Resistance
 
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OLD BhTV
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
Join host Carol Castiel for this 30-minute weekly newsmaker program that provides listeners around the globe with information and insights on a wide range of topics spanning U.S. politics, foreign policy, global health, science and culture.
 
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OLD BhTV
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Smart people talking about politics, policy, culture and other stuff
 
The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society event podcast
 
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OLD BhTV: The DMZ
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Liberal Bill Scher and conservative Matt Lewis meet in the rancor-free DMZ to hash out the week’s political events.
 
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Sci on the Fly
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Sci on the Fly brings you experts who work at the intersection of science and public policy. Run by AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows – scientists and engineers passionate about policy – this podcast brings current issues to a general audience through lively and illuminating discussions. Read the companion blog at https://www.aaaspolicyfellowships.org/blog.
 
The health services research blog
 
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Cell PaperClips
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Cell (www.cell.com) is a peer-reviewed journal publishing the most interesting discoveries in biology.
 
A soap box for all things scientific, with short talks about research, industry and policy from people with something thoughtful to say about science.
 
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RARECast
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RARECast is a Global Genes podcast hosted by veteran journalist Daniel Levine. It focuses on the intersection of rare disease with business, science, and policy.
 
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A talk with Teri Freitas Gormans, from Maui grown therapies and Michael Backes, author Cannabis Pharmacy-Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana. Maui Grown Therapies will host Michael Backes, author of the pioneering book, Cannabis Pharmacy-Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana on Friday, January 19 from 11am to NOON. The book-signing will be held ...…
 
Josh and Joel talk about the effect Suboxone smuggling has on prison mail across the United States. I felt the 14th episode, where I interview Michigan's gubernatorial candidate Bill Cobbs was symbolically important. I can't imagine that many Gubernatorial candidates have sat down for an hour-long podcast interview with a formerly incarcerated ...…
 
Justin Danhof is an attorney and General Counsel for the National Center for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., as well as Director of the Center’s Free Enterprise Project. He works with the Center to bring a conservative voice into spaces where it is underrepresented.On the podcast, they discuss a number of projects he’s involved with ...…
 
Tigerswan, the private security company notorious for its work surveilling pipeline opponents at Standing Rock is back in the news. The state of Louisiana determined that TigerSwan was unfit to obtain a license to work on the site of another controversial pipeline in the state based on a lawsuit it is facing for unlicensed security operations i ...…
 
A welcome to first-time Pod guest Philip Rocco. Philip is on the faculty in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University. His research examines the consequences of institutional fragmentation for the development of public policy, with a focus on the politics of health reform in the United States. We cover a lot of territory inspi ...…
 
Polls never take a holiday. Check us out anytime @margieomero @ksoltisanderson @thepollsters. Poll of the Week Kids are cute poll Trumplandia HP on Trump approval MC/Politico on Stormy CNN on NK & Russia Taxes & Economy CNBC on taxes Pew on the economy Facebook Reuters/Ipsos on FB Axios/Survey Monkey Tech worker "Blind" survey Census Census in ...…
 
FANGs are popping the stock market bubble. And, a massive war in Mexico is leaking across the border but the “Defense” Department won’t do anything about it though they LOST twice as much in Afghanistan as was allocated to repair a portion of the fence in California. Julian Assange has his communications cut off after he talks about the UK’s fa ...…
 
Deep Dish often takes a strategic or policy-oriented view toward conflicts around the world. In this episode, we pause to consider the real human lives impacted by the headlines we read. Becky Carroll, who is in direct contact with people on the ground in Eastern Ghouta, co-founded the #StandWithAleppo social media campaign in 2016 and serves o ...…
 
Guests: State Senator Julia Ratti, District 13 Pundits: Eric Herzik, Political Science Professor, UNR - Mac Bybee, President/CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors - Tyson Falk, Policy Analyst, McDonald Carano
 
Guests: State Senator Julia Ratti, District 13 Pundits: Eric Herzik, Political Science Professor, UNR - Mac Bybee, President/CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors - Tyson Falk, Policy Analyst, McDonald Carano
 
Guest: Kellie Nothstine, Title IX coordinator Hosts: Billy Liggett and Michelle Perez Produced by: Billy Liggett Music: Oort Patrol Rhymes With Orange is a product of the Office of Communications and Marketing at Campbell University. Topics: Campbell University Title IX Coordinator Kellie Nothstine has too much fun talking her role at Campbell, ...…
 
Fox pundit, world renowned war-hawk, and now Trump’s National Security Advisor. We take a look at John Bolton, and the bomb first ask questions second kind of policy he advocates. Plus Stormy Daniels goes on 60 Minutes, we’ve got the highlights, some discussion, and questions about the bigger picture. Then it’s a celebrity high-note, and a pack ...…
 
WHERE TO FIND THE SHOW iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | YouTube | TuneIn “It was really disappointing to see someone attacking my credibility. That hurt more than anything. Trying to take away from the hard work I have put into the space. That really got to me” — Desiree Dickerson Twitter and specifically Crypto Twitter is a great ...…
 
Fears of artificial intelligence taking over the world may still be the stuff of science fiction. However, advances in automation are already having an effect on people and causing unemployment. Could taxing robots be the key to helping workers replaced by robots? On this Policy Forum Pod, we chat to Professor Roberta Mann about the benefits an ...…
 
David Delmar is looking for a fight. Not in the pugilistic sense, but rather the fight for social progress and income equality for those who just need an opportunity. His original plan coming out of the Boston University College of Fine Arts was to be a comic book illustrator, which seems appropriate since you get the impression he’s doing supe ...…
 
Female Chinese Australians: A Feminist Tale of Multiculturalism by SoundMinds Radio. Stella Sun is a Chinese Australian woman who was born on Thursday Island in 1931. Stella travelled to mainland Australia when she was 17 years old. Dr Alanna Kamp has been interviewing women like Stella about their experiences of belonging and exclusion as fema ...…
 
Andrew Bahrenburg is the National Policy Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition. Prior to that, he worked for years as a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives before returning to his native Vermont to farm organic specialty crops and pastured poultry. Andrew has served as an instructor in the University of Vermont's F ...…
 
Elon Musk: ‘Mark my words — A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes’ Musk deletes Facebook pages of Tesla, SpaceX after challenged on Twitter NC group claims that they have evidence that Bigfoot exists Carcass of strange sea creature washes up on Georgia beach You're not tripping: LSD is making a comeback Massive asteroid likely to hit Earth? Her ...…
 
Janiel, a lover of policy, decided to leave her home country Jamaica for Sweden, after doing her Political Science and International Relations degrees. In Sweden, she did a masters in International Relations and Global Governance (IAGG).In this episode, she gives us the 'juicy details' about studying in Sweden. Please continue doing whatever yo ...…
 
A tirade of hyphenates for the Right: “Deficit-bloating, greedy privatizing, school-closing, selective bible-quoting, truck-nuts dragging, dog-whistling, science denying, pedaphile-embracing, Breitbart-reading, tiki torch-carrying, caviar-eating, porn-star-gagging, hummer-driving, Alex Jones- loving, right-wing clown car! Drive it out of our co ...…
 
In a world of increasingly polarized politics there are but a few topics that garner bipartisan support. Human trafficking is one of them. In June 2017, two democrats and two republicans in Congress introduced a joint bill to strengthen anti-human trafficking laws. Beyond being a point of unification in the realm of politics, human trafficking ...…
 
@Craken_MacCraic takes us through what happens at an International Whaling Commission (IWC), which uses science (so we hope) to make decisions on creating international policies to protect whales. The IWC has had a controversial past, but @Craken_MacCraic takes us through what we need. to know.
 
America, observers are fond of saying, is the only country based upon an idea. That idea—that all men and women are created equal and have inalienable rights to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness—is directly informed by the Enlightenment, the movement that dominated ideas and culture in the 18th century.But are we still an Enlightenment ...…
 
Lyndon Devantier and Catherine Cheung are ocean scientists and activists living on the side of Mount Taranaki, just down the road from Parihaka. They came to Taranaki in 2009 and became aware of the deep roots the region has in oil and gas extraction. They also live in the place where non violent resistance was born. http://pukeariki.com/Learni ...…
 
The ACCC is calling on greater regulation to make quad bikes safer, Mid North Coast farmers smiling at big falls of rain but say even more would be welcome and Western landholders want more science and less politics in water policy
 
Podcast highlights: 06:20 The year 1915 in context - End of British century, start of the American century when the Old Powers financed The Great War, building "walls", while America financed connectivity that made them the world leader 34:00 The Asian century is about East AND West - the case of Santa Clara-based company Intel having their inn ...…
 
News: Elon Musk is prepping for Mars SpaceX announced that they are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and they think we'll be able to do short trips and flights by early 2019 NEXT YEAR!! Their original plan was to send a cargo ship to Mars in 2022, thus making these test flights. SpaceX's BFR rocket system is expected to travel t ...…
 
Peter Fiekowsky is an entrepreneur committed to leaving a world we’re proud of for our children. He is a founder of initiatives in climate restoration: 300×2050.com and Healthy Climate Alliance. Founder and president of AVI LLC. Board member of Repower Capital Inc. MIT physicist with 27 patents. Peter is an expert at identifying and specifying ...…
 
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to invite you to a discussion on ‘Taming the Sun,’ the new book by Dr. Varun Sivaram, Philip D. Reed fellow for Science and Technology at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Sivaram will discuss the financial, technological and systematic innovation required to maximize solar power util ...…
 
Barn Chatter is a series focused on the Indiana 4-H Animal Science Projects. Inviting special guests, host Aaron Fisher interviews practitioners, faculty, volunteers, and Indiana 4-H members to share valuable perspectives and information that influence Indiana 4-H animal agriculture. Barn Chatter aims to answer commonly asked questions, provide ...…
 
In this episode of Food, Success & Life for the Modern Woman podcast, we talk with Gary Taubes about sugar. He provides a wealth of information on sugar including the effect it has had on our society for decades and some of the biggest "diet" myths. He explains the correllation between sugar and cigarettes…you must here this! And we discuss why ...…
 
Will AI just wind up automating inequality?, a Policy Options podcast. Proponents of automation say the developments will create a more efficient and advanced society, but there are concerns that the changes will not affect all citizens equally. According to Virginia Eubanks, the automation of social and welfare services in the United States is ...…
 
Speaker(s): Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor Simon Hix, Jill Rutter, Professor Tony Travers | One year on from the triggering of Article 50, how far have the Brexit negotiations progressed? What lessons are there for the UK and the European Union? What are the implications for the future? Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor of E ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://audiobookspace.com/free Title: FluSubtitle: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused ItAuthor: Gina KolataNarrator: Gina KolataFormat: AbridgedLength: 6 hrs and 30 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 02-13-01Publisher: Random House A ...…
 
Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: El Metro and the Impacts of Transportation System Integration in Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicSubtitle: Research and IdeasAuthor: Carl AllenNarrator: Jean-Marc BerneFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 hr and 18 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 05-06-14Publisher: Global Fo ...…
 
Jon: Welcome to episode 248 of The Digital Life, a show about our insights into the future of design and technology. I’m your host, Jon Follett, and with me is founder and co-host, Dirk Knemeyer. Dirk: Greetings, listeners. Jon: Our guest this week is Brough Turner, who is the founder of netBlazr. Brough, welcome to the show. Brough: Thank you. ...…
 
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Macat Analysis of Clifford Geertz The Interpretation of Cultures: Selected EssaysAuthor: Abena Dadze-ArthurNarrator: Macat.comFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 hr and 57 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 06-27-16Publisher: Macat International Limited.Ratin ...…
 
During a client onsite earlier this week the topic of compliance, especially in the Healthcare/Life Sciences arena, popped in relation to chat. The customer really liked the unified “single pane of glass” to get work done in Microsoft Teams but they were concerned about how they could ensure that their compliance policies around auditing, reten ...…
 
Use these Buttons to Subscribe and leave reviews on Itunes and Stitcher! Elizabeth Stulberg is the Science Policy Manager for American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil […]
 
Use these Buttons to Subscribe and leave reviews on Itunes and Stitcher! Elizabeth Stulberg is the Science Policy Manager for American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and […]
 
Dr. Fei-Fei Li, the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google joins Melanie and Mark this week to talk about how Google enables businesses to solve critical problems through AI solutions. We talk about the work she is doing at Google to help reduce AI barriers to entry for enterprise, her research with Stanford combining AI and health care, where AI r ...…
 
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