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Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

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Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

Behind The Tech with Kevin Scott

Microsoft

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Behind the Tech invites listeners to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes who have made our modern world possible. Join Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, as he takes tech enthusiasts of all ages behind-the-scenes with innovators and pioneers. Find out what inspired them to create tech that has had an impact on the lives of developers and folks around the world. Sign up, tune in, and geek out.

Latest Episodes

Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, technologist, and researcher in AI

We talk with Stanford University Professor Percy Liang. They discuss the challenges of conversational AI and the latest leading-edge efforts to enable people to speak naturally with computers.

65 MIN1 w ago
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Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, technologist, and researcher in AI

Chris Urmson: Aurora CEO - Autonomous Driving

Learn about the latest thinking for autonomous driving technology from Aurora CEO Chris Urmson, who led Google’s self-driving car program. This former Carnegie Mellon professor also tells us about his days with DARPA and shares predictions for 2020 and beyond. Listen to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts

70 MINENE. 31
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Chris Urmson: Aurora CEO - Autonomous Driving

Behind the Tech: 2019 Year in Review

To wrap up the year, we revisit podcast conversations with a few of the incredible thinkers and innovators who have been on the show. Topics range from the democratization of artificial intelligence, to the challenges of social media and the internet. You may also hear some surprising things these folks do in their free time when they’re not changing the course of tech history in some fascinating way.

67 MIN2019 DIC. 20
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Behind the Tech: 2019 Year in Review

Danny Hillis: Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist

If you’ve heard of the 10,000 Year Clock, you know Danny. He’s a computer scientist, who pioneered parallel computers and their use in artificial intelligence. Danny founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a parallel supercomputer manufacturer, and was a fellow at Walt Disney Imagineering.

67 MIN2019 NOV. 22
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Danny Hillis: Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist

danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar

danah is a partner researcher at Microsoft Research, and founder of Data & Society. Her work examines where technology and society intersect. Kevin and danah discuss the dangers of a “move fast and break things” culture. Today, her research focuses on reducing weaknesses in sociotechnical systems.

62 MIN2019 OCT. 25
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danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar

Neha Narkhede: Author, entrepreneur and Confluent cofounder

Neha is cofounder and CTO of Confluent, a company whose mission is to help other companies use Apache Kafka to adopt modern streaming infrastructure.

58 MIN2019 SEP. 27
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Neha Narkhede: Author, entrepreneur and Confluent cofounder

Sam Altman: Entrepreneurial prodigy, Y Combinator President and OpenAI CEO

Sam started his first company at 19 – and has launched many more since then. From Y Combinator to OpenAI, his insights and determination spark inspiration. Hear Sam’s ideas about career motivation, and why he thinks the human brain may be replicable in silicon.

58 MIN2019 AGO. 23
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Sam Altman: Entrepreneurial prodigy, Y Combinator President and OpenAI CEO

Bill Coughran: Bell Labs researcher, Google executive, Sequoia Capital VC

Bill is one of Kevin’s engineering heroes. Listen as they talk careers, leadership and scaling teams – as well as a revolution in computer architecture and the resurgence of tech from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Find out what Bill, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says about tech trends to watch.

67 MIN2019 JUL. 27
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Bill Coughran: Bell Labs researcher, Google executive, Sequoia Capital VC

Fei-Fei Li: Human-Centered AI

Fei-Fei Li is a professor at Stanford University and one of the world’s pioneering researchers in AI. Her work focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence. Hear her ideas about everything from visual intelligence to cognitive neuroscience.

59 MIN2019 JUN. 22
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Fei-Fei Li: Human-Centered AI

Surya Ganguli: Innovator in artificial intelligence

From quantum mechanics and string theory to monkey brains and electrophysiology mapping, Surya’s take on AI may surprise you. Can we guide AI so it’s good for the world? This researcher is taking his cues from biology.

53 MIN2019 MAY. 24
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Surya Ganguli: Innovator in artificial intelligence

Latest Episodes

Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, technologist, and researcher in AI

We talk with Stanford University Professor Percy Liang. They discuss the challenges of conversational AI and the latest leading-edge efforts to enable people to speak naturally with computers.

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Percy Liang: Stanford University Professor, technologist, and researcher in AI

Chris Urmson: Aurora CEO - Autonomous Driving

Learn about the latest thinking for autonomous driving technology from Aurora CEO Chris Urmson, who led Google’s self-driving car program. This former Carnegie Mellon professor also tells us about his days with DARPA and shares predictions for 2020 and beyond. Listen to other Microsoft podcasts at aka.ms/microsoft/podcasts

70 MINENE. 31
Comments
Chris Urmson: Aurora CEO - Autonomous Driving

Behind the Tech: 2019 Year in Review

To wrap up the year, we revisit podcast conversations with a few of the incredible thinkers and innovators who have been on the show. Topics range from the democratization of artificial intelligence, to the challenges of social media and the internet. You may also hear some surprising things these folks do in their free time when they’re not changing the course of tech history in some fascinating way.

67 MIN2019 DIC. 20
Comments
Behind the Tech: 2019 Year in Review

Danny Hillis: Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist

If you’ve heard of the 10,000 Year Clock, you know Danny. He’s a computer scientist, who pioneered parallel computers and their use in artificial intelligence. Danny founded Thinking Machines Corporation, a parallel supercomputer manufacturer, and was a fellow at Walt Disney Imagineering.

67 MIN2019 NOV. 22
Comments
Danny Hillis: Inventor, entrepreneur, scientist

danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar

danah is a partner researcher at Microsoft Research, and founder of Data & Society. Her work examines where technology and society intersect. Kevin and danah discuss the dangers of a “move fast and break things” culture. Today, her research focuses on reducing weaknesses in sociotechnical systems.

62 MIN2019 OCT. 25
Comments
danah boyd: Researcher, activist, tech scholar

Neha Narkhede: Author, entrepreneur and Confluent cofounder

Neha is cofounder and CTO of Confluent, a company whose mission is to help other companies use Apache Kafka to adopt modern streaming infrastructure.

58 MIN2019 SEP. 27
Comments
Neha Narkhede: Author, entrepreneur and Confluent cofounder

Sam Altman: Entrepreneurial prodigy, Y Combinator President and OpenAI CEO

Sam started his first company at 19 – and has launched many more since then. From Y Combinator to OpenAI, his insights and determination spark inspiration. Hear Sam’s ideas about career motivation, and why he thinks the human brain may be replicable in silicon.

58 MIN2019 AGO. 23
Comments
Sam Altman: Entrepreneurial prodigy, Y Combinator President and OpenAI CEO

Bill Coughran: Bell Labs researcher, Google executive, Sequoia Capital VC

Bill is one of Kevin’s engineering heroes. Listen as they talk careers, leadership and scaling teams – as well as a revolution in computer architecture and the resurgence of tech from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Find out what Bill, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says about tech trends to watch.

67 MIN2019 JUL. 27
Comments
Bill Coughran: Bell Labs researcher, Google executive, Sequoia Capital VC

Fei-Fei Li: Human-Centered AI

Fei-Fei Li is a professor at Stanford University and one of the world’s pioneering researchers in AI. Her work focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence. Hear her ideas about everything from visual intelligence to cognitive neuroscience.

59 MIN2019 JUN. 22
Comments
Fei-Fei Li: Human-Centered AI

Surya Ganguli: Innovator in artificial intelligence

From quantum mechanics and string theory to monkey brains and electrophysiology mapping, Surya’s take on AI may surprise you. Can we guide AI so it’s good for the world? This researcher is taking his cues from biology.

53 MIN2019 MAY. 24
Comments
Surya Ganguli: Innovator in artificial intelligence
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