PODCASTS

Will AI destroy democracy?

Some political scientists and democracy scholars think that it might. The thinking goes something like this: inequality will rise as jobs continue to be automated, which will cause distrust in the government and create fertile ground for authoritarianism. Jay Yonamine is uniquely qualified to weigh in on this issue. He is a data scientist at...

The Future of Quantum Computing

The promises of Quantum technology could bring revolutionary changes to computing and processing data. And you may not realize it, but quantum computers are already here. Companies like IBM, Google, and Rigetti have created machines that are running algorithms that our laptops would take centuries...

A House Divided

The Feds consider the White House’s radical and unprecedented strategy to not only rebuff all investigative demands from the House, but to deny the very legitimacy of the House’s oversight.  They unpack the voicemail from the President’s lawyer asking Michael Flynn’s lawyer for a “heads up”of...

Understanding Extremism in Northern Mozambique

Since their first October 2017 attack in Mozambique, Islamist extremists—invariably called al-Shabaab or Ahlu Sunna wa Jama—have conducted over 110 attacks, with more than 295 civilian and military deaths. Despite this escalating violence, there are significant gaps in our understanding of the problem. There is not a consensus about the key drivers of...