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ACIT Science Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by ACIT Global PodcastWebsite

The ACIT Science Podcast provides a glimpse into the research of world-famous professors and PhD researchers, the ideas they are passionate about, what they think are the most crucial developments in science and technology right now, and the most important lessons they have learned in their careers​… read more

35 Episodes | 2023

#31 - How Neuroscience Blurs the Lines Between Disciplines, with Karl J. Friston

May 16th, 2023


In this episode, ACIT Founder Benjamin Bargetzi speaks with Karl J. Friston, considered by many to be the most influential neuroscientist of the …

Navigating Digital Transformation - Benjamin B. Bargetzi & CFTE

February 20th, 2023


ACIT Founder Benjamin Bargetzi speaks with the Center of Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship on currently emerging technologies and trends in …

How to Build a Career in Tech - Benjamin B. Bargetzi & UCL

February 20th, 2023


ACIT Founder Benjamin Bargetzi speaks with the UCL department of brain sciences and psychology about how to build a successful career in business …

How Neuroscience Meets Digital Transformation - Benjamin B. Bargetzi & Industry IoT

February 20th, 2023


ACIT Founder Benjamin Bargetzi speaks with the Industry IoT podcast on how advancements in technology will rapidly accelerate digital transformation …

#30: Language Models, Active Inference and Latent Variables with Alejandro Daniel Noel

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, our host Manuel Brenner is joined by Alejandro Daniel Noel. Alejandro got his masters from TU Delft working with Acitive Inference …

#29: Memory, Dynamics and AI Ethics with Leonard Bereska

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Leonard Bereska.

Leonard Bereska is a PhD Candidate at University of Amsterdam, studying long term memory.

We discuss a dynamical systems perspective on neuroscience, …

#28: Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies with Ingo Fiedler

January 3rd, 2023


Note: Audio quality will improve around the 12 minute mark.

In this episode, Ingo Fiedler from the Blockchain Research Lab joins Manuel Brenner for a conversation about blockchains and cryptocurrencies.

Ingo Fiedler is …

#27: Super Pollutants with Jonathan Banks

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Jonathan Banks, international director the Global Super Pollutants program for the Clean Air Task …

#26: The Future of Nuclear Energy with Carlos Leipner

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Carlos Leipner, international director the Global Nuclear Energy Strategy for the Clean Air Task Force.

This is the third episode of a 4-part miniseries that ACIT is …

#25: Tackling Climate Change through Carbon Capture with Lee Beck

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Lee Beck, international director of global carbon capture strategies for the clean air task force.

In this capacity she lead the carbon capture strategy, program, and …

#24: The Clean Air Task Force with Armond Cohen

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, Manuel Brenner is joined by Armond Cohen.

Armond Cohen is co-founder and Executive Director of the Clean Air Task Force, which he has led since its formation in 1996.

The Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is …

#23: The Hidden Spring of Consciousness with Mark Solms

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner talks to Mark Solms.

Mark Solms is the Chair of Neuropsychology at the University of Cape Town, President of …

#22: Psychotherapy and Psychedelics with Henrik Jungaberle

January 3rd, 2023


Dr. sc. hum. Henrik Jungaberle is the Director of the MIND Foundation and a CEO of OVID. He is a researcher, science entrepreneur, and author in public health, psychedelics, and psychotherapy.

In this episode, Henrik …

#21: International Criminal Law and Human Rights with Amal Ounali

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, Amal Ounali is joining our host Manuel Brenner for a discussion on international criminal law, European law, how national laws and …

#20: (Post) World Music Experimentalism with Rim Jasmin Irscheid

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Rim Jasmin Irscheid. Rim is a doctoral candidate in the Music Department at King's College London, …

#19: Viruses, Pandemics and Effective Altruism with Jasper Götting

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Jasper Götting, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Virology of the Hannover Medical School, where his research …

#18: AI for Drug Discovery and Longevity with Noah Weber

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Noah Weber, CTO and Head of Machine Learning at Celeris Therapeutics and lecturer at FH Technikum Vienna.

We discuss the challenges of developing new drugs, protein degradation, the …

#17: The Mathematics of Deep Learning with Julius Berner

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, host Manuel Brenner is joined by Julius Berner. Julius is a PhD Student at University of Vienna, where his research focuses on the …

#16: The Origins of Computer Science & Verifying Code With Logic with Marcel Moosbrugger

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Marcel Moosbrugger, computer science PhD Candidate at Vienna University of Technology.

We talk about getting into …

#15: Intelligence, Games and AlphaGo

January 3rd, 2023


Today's guest is Thore Graepel, research group leader at Google Deep Mind and Chair of Machine Learning at University College London. We talk about …

#14: Time Limitations & Criminal Law with Driek Deferme

January 3rd, 2023


Driek Deferme is a law PhD student at KU Leuven, investigating the role of time limitations in civil and criminal law. We talk about the origins of …

#13: Business, Biases, And How To Shape A Career with Benjamin Bargetzi

January 3rd, 2023


Today we are joined by Benjamin Bargetzi, Senior Account Manager at Google, psychologist, neuroscientist, and president and founder of ACIT.

We talk …

#12: The Brain From Inside Out with Györgi Buzsaki

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Györgi Buzsaki, Biggs Professor of Neuroscience at NYU. Györgi Buzsaki is one of the most respected neuroscientists working today, and his influential work on memory, sleep, neural …

#11: Education and the Challenges of the Pandemic with Will Millard

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Will Millard. Will has two Masters degrees in public policy and is now working on implementing several research …

#10: Teaching Robots to Act in the Future with Corrado Pezzato

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Corrado Pezzato, Ph.D. candidate in self-adaptive robot architectures at TU Delft in the Netherlands.

We talk about teaching robots to plan for the future, the uncertainty of the world, …

#9: Drug Prevention, Psychedelics and the MIND Foundation with Marvin Däumichen

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are talking with Marvin Däumichen, director of research and knowledge transfer for the MIND foundation, and Ph.D. candidate …

#8.2: Challenges and Opportunities of Psychedelic Research with Moad Abd El Hay

January 3rd, 2023


This is part 2 of our conversation with Moad Abd El Hay. Moad is a neuroscientist Ph.D. student at the Excellence Cluster CellNetworks in Heidelberg and founder of the UniMind network, a Europe wide initiative that …

#8.1: Can you Feel the Heat - Temperature Perception and the Problems of Modern Science with Moad Abd El Hay

January 3rd, 2023


This is part one of our conversation with Moad Abd El Hay, neuroscientist PhD student at the Excellence Cluster CellNetworks in Heidelberg and founder of the UniMind network, a Europe wide initiative that organizes …

#7: The Rise of Computational Propaganda with Marcel Schliebs

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode of the ACIT Science Podcast, we are talking with Marcel Schliebs, who is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Political Data Science at …

#6: Gangsta Rap, Fart Jokes and Existentialism - The Power of Taboo Breaking with Sven Bloching

January 3rd, 2023


We talk about the psychological, philosophical and linguistic perspectives on taboos, how they relate to humor, why taboos and their respective …

#5: Artificial Intelligence, Neuroscience and Free Energy with Charel van Hoof

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are speaking with Charel van Hoof, former Senior Vice President and CIO at Philips and now PhD candidate in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at the Delft Technical University, about the …

#4: Data Science meets Philosophy: Exploring how Human Rights Should Shape Our Online Lives with Travis Greene

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are talking to Ph.D. candidate Travis Greene from the Institute of Service Science in Taipei, Taiwan, about the philosophical, ethical, and judicial implications of modern data science, machine …

#3: From Turbulent Winds to Orbital Changes - Getting Climate Change Right with Beatrice Ellerhoff

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Beatrice Ellerhoff, a Ph.D. student in  climate physics at the Institute for Environmental Physics in  Heidelberg.

We talk about her work in analyzing long term climate variations …

#2: Genes, Legos, and Viruses with Niklas Freund

January 3rd, 2023


For our second episode, we are joined by Cambridge-based biochemistry Ph.D. candidate Niklas Freund.

We talk about the nuts and bolts of the genetic …

#1: Quantum Computing with Ella Crane and Alexander Schuckert

January 3rd, 2023


In this episode, we are joined by Ella Crane and Alexander Schuckert, both of who are currently pursuing their PhDs in the fields of quantum …

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