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Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

On this edition of Conversations, Stuart Russell talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control." Russell is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Conversations: Trudi Trueit, "Explorer Academy: The Star Dunes"

On this edition of Conversations, Trudi Trueit talks with host Dan Skinner about "The Star Dunes," another installment in The Explorer Academy series from National Geographic Kids. Trueit has authored more than 100 books — both fiction and nonfiction — for young readers, including “The Sister Solution,” “Stealing Popular” and the “Secrets of a Lab Rat” series. 


Conversations: Chip Walter, "Immortality, Inc. - Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever"

On this edition of Conversations, Chip Walter talks with host Dan Skinner about "Immortality, Inc: Renegade Science, Silicon Valley Billions, and the Quest to Live Forever." Walter is a science author, filmmaker and former CNN bureau chief whose books include "Last Ape Standing and Thumbs, Toes, and Tears."


Conversations: Rod Pyle, "First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 - 50th Anniversary Experience"

On this edition of Conversations, Rod Pyle talks about First on the Moon: The Apollo 11 – 50th Anniversary Experience. Pyle has written extensively on the US space program. He works as a writer for the NASA Jet propulsion Laboratory and is a frequent speaker at science and technology conferences. He has also written and produced numerous science documentaries.


Conversations: Anita Silvey, "Undaunted: The Wild Life of Birute Gadikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans"

On this edition of Conversations, Anita Silvey talks about her latest book, Undaunted: The Wild Life of Biruté Mary Galdikas and Her Fearless Quest to Save Orangutans. In a unique 40-year career in the children's book field, Silvey has divided her time equally between publishing, evaluating children's books, and writing. This latest book is published by National Geographic kids.


Conversations: Zack Weinersmith, "Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything"

On this edition of Conversations, Zach Weinersmith talks about Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything. Zack is the cartoonist behind the popular geek webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. He co-authored the book with Dr.

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