229 - Carin Bondar - Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom

 Being a mom is a tough job―but imagine doing it in the jungle or out on the safari, faced by the ravages of the elements, a scarcity of resources and the threat of predators prowling at all times of the day and night. This week, we talk to biologist and science writer Carin Bondar about her latest book Wild Moms: Motherhood in the Animal Kingdom.


Carin's previous appearance on Inquiring Minds

Top 10 Animal Moms

Science of Maternal Instinct


Big Audacious Idea



228 - James Scott - Intelligent Machines Are Changing Everything

How do we create artificial intelligence that isn't bigoted? Can we teach machines to work exactly like our brains work? “You don’t program a machine to be smart,” says our guest this week, “you program the machine to get smarter using data.”

We talk to James Scott, statistician, data scientist, and co-author (with Nick Polson) of the new book AIQ: How People and Machines Are Smarter Together.