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The Robots Are Coming

12 EpisodesProduced by Ken and MichaelWebsite

Michael and Ken are juniors from Stanford and UC Berkeley. It was only recently that the impact and challenges of automation have entered the mainstream conversation. Automation is no longer the Terminators’ and Transformers’ of science fiction movies or dystopian novels. It’s already here and radic… read more

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The Robots Are Coming #12 - Ravi Patel and Brian Xu

August 23rd, 2020

28:08

Both Brian and Ravi are team members as a part of our new ambitious project -- Demodraft -- a platform that allows users to discover, fund, and support other users before they decide to run for office. They can let …

The Robots Are Coming #11 - Dr. Roland Vogl

July 24th, 2020

39:14

Dr. Roland Vogl is a scholar, lawyer and entrepreneur who, after more than fifteen years of academic and professional experience, has developed a …

The Robots Are Coming #10 - Professor Mark Lemley

July 21st, 2020

43:06

Mark Lemley is the William H. Neukom Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and the Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology. …

The Robots Are Coming #9 - Dr. Jermaine Johnson

July 9th, 2020

51:15

Dr. Jermaine Johnson is a community activist, avid volunteer and public servant who will bring a new era to South Carolina House District 80. As a …

The Robots Are Coming #8 - Ahmed Ahmed

July 6th, 2020

1:18:36

Today our guest is Ahmed Ahmed, an undergraduate at Stanford of the same major as Michael (MCS). Ahmed is an ethnic Arabic born in Sudan, lived in Qatar before emigrating to the US. His diverse life experiences shaped …

The Robots Are Coming (Special Topics) #1 - Facial Recognition

June 27th, 2020

26:53

Facial recognition has been deployed to improve the convenience of our day-to-day lives, from identifying your friends on pictures shared on social media, unlocking your phone or door, validating identity at ATM …

The Robots Are Coming #6 - Aarika Samone Rhodes

June 16th, 2020

1:09:32

On this episode, we interview Aarika Samone Rhodes, a devoted elementary school teacher and passionate member of the #YangGang. We talk about …

The Robots Are Coming #5 - Dakota and Gisselle

June 15th, 2020

1:50:21

On this episode, we interviewed Dakota (scientist/activist) and Giselle (a pre-law student). We talked about the future of tech, climate change, and their values.

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The Robots Are Coming #4 - ASUC Senator Nicole Anyanwu

June 12th, 2020

1:05:50

On this episode, we will being have a conversation about Big Tech, and censorship, especially in relation to data mining, and encryption, with the relevance of acts like S.3398, the "Earn It" Act possibly threatening …

The Robots Are Coming #3 - Reverend Wendy Hamilton

June 11th, 2020

1:07:54

Reverend Wendy Hamilton was formerly a Spiritual and Cultural Surrogate of presidential candidate Andrew Yang and is currently a counselor based in …

The Robots Are Coming #2 - Councilmember Ben Barlett

June 9th, 2020

59:21

We had a special guest: Ben Barlett who’s a council member in Berkeley City Council, District 3. What’s really special about Ben is that he is both a …

The Robots Are Coming: Trailer

June 2nd, 2020

2:47

Michael and Ken are sophomores from Stanford and UC Berkeley, respectively. While there has been a lot of academic discussion around the impact and challenges of automation, especially in the Silicon Valley, it was only …

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