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Trevor Paglen, Joe Mount and Clare Barlow

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29 September 2019

Episode 534

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We pull back the curtain for a look at the complicated – and concerning – biases and preconceptions being programmed into artificial intelligences, with artist Trevor Paglen. Plus: Metronomy frontman Joe Mount takes us through the band’s latest album and we find out what it takes to put on a permanent exhibition as we meet London’s Wellcome Collection curator, Clare Barlow.

29 September 2019

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Chapter 1

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Chapter 1

Trevor Paglen

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Artist Trevor Paglen’s work pries into the surveillance apparatus that underpins the modern world. We meet him for a look at his latest show, which seeks to find out how human biases are making their way into our most advanced artificial-intelligence systems.

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Joe Mount

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For more than a decade, Metronomy have been firm favourites with their unique brand of electro pop. Frontman Joe Mount joins us to take us through their latest album, starting with its bombastic name: ‘Metronomy Forever’.

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Clare Barlow

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London’s Wellcome Collection operates at the intersection of science, health and art. Curator Clare Barlow explains how its new permanent exhibition draws from each to present a snapshot of life today – and how it might look tomorrow.

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