Episode Summary On this episode of The Digital Life we discuss Google’s Sidewalk Labs and its radical plans to design a smart city from scratch. Sidewalk Labs wants to work with cities to build applications that solve big urban problems
Episode Summary On The Digital Life this week, we chat about the intersection of computer science / engineering and synthetic biology and Cello, a programming language for living cells. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Boston University (BU)
Episode Summary On The Digital Life this week, we chat about the evolution of artificial intelligence in light of recent public failure and success by tech giants in the AI space. First, Microsoft had to terminate Tay, its teenage chatbot,
Episode Summary This week on The Digital Life, we discuss a world filled with robots and what this could mean for humanity as we adjust to another type of “being” in our midst. It’s coming sooner than we might think.
Episode Summary On The Digital Life this week, as a part of our trendspotting series, we discuss the intersection of high tech and clothing. Clothing is one of humanity’s original technologies — it has protected our bodies for thousands of
Episode Summary This week on The Digital Life, we chat about hacking power grids, the IoT, and the escalation of cyber warfare. Power grids are becoming increasingly subject to cyber attacks and now, at least one has been successful. In
Episode Summary This week on the podcast, we discuss accessing the digital life in 2016. How do you get online? A recent Pew Research Center study indicates that fewer Americans have high-speed Internet at home in 2015 than they did
Episode Summary For our final podcast of 2015, we chat about the big themes on the show and our favorite episodes over the past year. We had conversations on design and tech with some wonderful guests including Niti Bahn, Madeleine
Episode Summary This week on The Digital Life we chat about our tech predictions for 2016, from the Internet of Things to genomics to open organizations.
Episode Summary This week on The Digital Life, we chat about Apple and the state of its software design. Is Apple off the rails? Is Google nipping at its heels? You could argue that Google is getting better at design