Are we rapidly approaching the day when artificial intelligence will be smarter than the people who invented it? What are the benefits of AI, and what are the dangers? We talk to computer scientist Melanie Mitchell about her new book.
A sustainable brewpub in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania…a farm-to-table restaurant in Sitka, Alaska…these are just two of the places author Mark Winne takes us to in his new book, Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat.
Joan Myers‘ new book of photographs, Where the Buffalo Roamed: Images of the New West, explores the decaying icons, strange cultural juxtapositions, and the myths that underly our sense of place in the American West.
A conversation with agro-ecologist, educator, and author Nicole Masters, on how to apply regenerative agriculture practices for health and profit–and how these can have a transformative effect on both our well being as growers, eaters, and members of the planetary ecosystem.
All of us are part of a collective intelligence–from our communities, to our workplaces, to our governments. We talk to MIT professor Tom Malone about how artificial intelligence and information technology can make our group mind smarter–and more democratic.
Pat Mitchell grew up in a small town in Georgia but had big dreams. With natural talents for leadership and storytelling, she broke ground as a journalist, television host, and media executive. We talk about her new book.
Dr. Ross Greene, author of NY Times Bestsellers, Lost in School and The Explosive Child, talks about how to help even the most difficult kids learn without punishing them.
And what do we mean by “intelligence,” anyway? If there were, how would they get here, and why would they want to? We talk to astrophysicist Paul Davies about his lifelong exploration of these questions.
Jason Rezaian and his wife were taken from their home at gunpoint and accused of a bizarre list of crimes. Rezaian writes about his harrowing imprisonment–and the team effort it took to secure his release.
An eight-year-old girl died at the hands of her own mother. Could this have been prevented by better oversight and intervention? Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney‘s new book is about how many children’s lives could be saved and improved.