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September, 19

How China Is Winning the Global A.I. Race

Artificial Intelligence (AI), already exists in our phones, homes, and cars.

 

Now, it’s expanding to the military.

 

But with government defense programs in China, the United States, and India investing in research and development of AI technology, what are the risks with relying on AI?

 

In this episode of the Abridged podcast,  Heather Roff , an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge,  Josh Marcuse , the executive director of the Defense Innovation Board at the US Department of Defense, and  R Shashank Reddy , a researcher with Carnegie India, discusses the competition between China and the US and what it means for the future of the military.

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September, 10

‘Work in the age of robots’; Has classical music been forgotten?

On this episode of Radio Free Acton, John Couretas, Executive Producer of Radio Free Acton, interviews Mark Mills, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, on his new book “Work in the Age of Robots”, about what our jobs and the future of AI might look like.

 

Then, on the Upstream segment, Bruce Edward Walker talks to Jay Nordlinger, Senior Editor of National Review about Classical music: are people still listening to it nowadays and why is it important?

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September, 08

Of Eurasia, in 44 Minutes – Russian Roulette Episode 63

In this episode, Olya and Jeff sit down with Bill Courtney for a complete tour d’Eurasie.

 

Bill is an adjunct senior fellow at the RAND Corporation and a former career foreign service officer.

He served as ambassador to Georgia, Kazakhstan, and the U.S.-Soviet Bilateral Consultative Commission, and covered Russia and Eurasia on the NSC.

We discuss the Russian economy, from taxi drivers and pension reform to sanctions and business conditions, and recent developments in Georgia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Armenia.

 

[ > CSIS website ]

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August, 23

New Energy Outlook Report 2018

Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy

 

As the energy world becomes more integrated, more dynamic and more complex, the need to try and better understand the outlook for the industry only grows.

 

One publication that helps us to do this is the Bloomberg New Energy Outlook Report, an annual long-term economic forecast of the world’s power sector.

 

On a new episode of Columbia Energy Exchange, host Jason Bordoff sits down with Amy Grace, Head of North American Research at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

 

Amy leads the team responsible for producing the New Energy Outlook and communicating analysis on economics, policy, and the strategic dynamics of the North American power sector.

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December, 25

Afraid of Trade?

The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg

 

As The Remnant enters double digits, Jonah journeys into the international marketplace, with Cato Institute trade scholar and trade lawyer Scott Lincicome as his guide. Jonah and Scott defend free trade, and try to answer its critics.

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December, 07

The North Korean Nuclear Threat: The View From Beijing

> Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 

This episode of DiploPod features a conversation with the director of the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, focuses on President Trump’s trip to Asia and the view from Beijing of the North Korean nuclear threat.

 

What could be a red line for the Chinese government in light of North Korean nuclear actions?

 

The discussion seeks to address the following: when it comes to foreign policy towards North Korea, are United States and China aligned and how is the approach of the current North Korean leadership different from the previous?

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