Fast Forward by Tomorrow Unlocked: Tech past, tech future

Technology-led progress means following the latest innovations without pause: A frantic pace that can stop us learning from technology’s past. Fast Forward examines trends shaping technology from the perspective of the recent past. It distills practical learnings that might have been missed in the flurry of forward momentum.

Writer, broadcaster and cultural theorist Ken Hollings presents provocative, informed episodes with a rich mix of guests, expertise and evocative sounds.

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Fast Forward Episode 4 - Human or Machine: A Plus B Minus C

June 25th, 2021

Set in the haunted Victorian parlor, we look at a famous test for machine intelligence from that era and its implications today. A machine, legendary code-breaker Alan Turing argued, might be intelligent if it can lie convincingly.

Presenter Ken Hollings suggests a machine must learn on its own terms how to fool us, and Eric Drass, aka the artist Shardcore, says we should reconsider what we mean by intelligence. Kaspersky security researcher David Emm recommends cautions we should be taking as chatbots get empathetic. Technology author James Bridle describes how effectively AI can be trained to develop traits that seem concerningly human and considers whether we’re on the right track.

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