Podcast: Thomas Rid on the ‘Rise of the Machines’

On this episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, New America’s Peter Singer and Passcode’s Sara Sorcher interview Thomas Rid, a war studies professor at King’s College, about his new book, “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History.” October 11, 2016 —As technology advances, computers are smarter than ever: They can understand human speech and even drive cars. But in order to understand the full capabilities – and limits – of artificial intelligence, we need to understand where these ideas came from, says Thomas Rid, a professor in the department of War Studies at King’s College London. Mr. Rid joins the Cybersecurity Podcast to talk about his new book, “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History,” a sweeping history of mankind’s deep dependence on technology.Cybernetics is an idea that rose to prominence in the 20th century.…


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