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Big Brains

University of Chicago Podcast Network

Translating groundbreaking research into digestible brain food. Big Brains, little bites. Produced by the University of Chicago Podcast Network & Winner of CASE "Grand Gold" award in 2022, Gold award in 2021, and named Adweek's "Best Branded Podcast" in 2020.


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  • What a gem!

    Ever curious about ANYTHING and want to learn about that topic from the leading researchers or experts on that field? Well this has been such a true gem and a fun listen. Kudos!

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    United Statesa month ago
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    Archie Bunker would love this idea — as long as the Christian cannons are the criteria. How an academically serious person can make the many suggestions that the professor provided is ridiculous. Now, … I have not read the book. If it is satirical in theme, Norman Lear would approve.

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    When I read the headline to tonights podcast, I immediately thought the results would be slanted to the left because the study was done by a University. I wad wrong. They really worked to not slanting in any political direction. Well done! But the findings are scary to me (but not a surprise). more

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    The contents of the podcast (based on the transcript) would not be essentially altered if every use of the term “AI” were to be replaced by “statistics” (or perhaps “computational statistics”. The current state of the AI research field is that it is dominated by “statistical” methods, such as “machine learning” and “neural nets”. It is debatable whether “intelligence” is involved or is relevant to this work. There has clearly been a major “breakthrough” in modern statistics where the use of d... more

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  • Big Brains is an amazing podcast, bringing up a host of interesting and important issues, some of which I wasn't even aware of, and bringing them to life in that classic University of Chicago way that I love so much. What do I mean by that? Rather than speaking in vague generalities, everyone is careful to explain what they mean anytime they throw out a generality, which allows for a discussion of sometimes very abstract ideas on a concrete and relatable level. Brilliant!

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