Examining rapidly shifting technology

A special four-part radio series

  • Fred Vigeant

Without our being fully aware, hacking, artificial intelligence, offensive cyber, and data surveillance has crept into our lives. I’ll Be Seeing You takes you on a narrative journey to make sense of it all.

In the four-part series on WITF, Dina Temple-Raston will investigate the mysterious death of one of the world’s most famous hackers, explain how artificial intelligence is saving the elephants, go behind-the-scenes with a secret military team hacking into ISIS, and explore how technology is changing the way the government catches spies.

I’ll Be Seeing You is a primer for anyone who wants to get under the hood to understand today’s surveillance technologies.

Hear the four-part series at 2:00pm Monday September 30 through Thursday October 3 on WITF 89.5 & 93.3.

Related content will also be heard on the podcasts Planet Money and Embedded.

Episode descriptions:

  • Episode One: Project Vigilant — The Evolution of Hacking – September 30
    Adrian Lamo is the hacker who rather controversially turned Chelsea Manning into the authorities almost a decade ago. He died under mysterious circumstances last Spring. We take listeners on a narrative journey to reveal not only how he died, but explain how hacks work and what Lamo was doing on the DarkWeb.
  • Episode Two: Elephants and AI — Can Artificial Intelligence Save the Elephants? – October 1
    We go to Malawi to look at how researchers are tailoring AI in their efforts to find poachers, and how a team at Cornell who are using machine learning to understand elephant language.
  • Episode Three: Hacking ISIS — Cracking into the Most Secretive and Deadly Terrorist Organization in the World – October 2
  • We go behind-the-scenes of a military unit to reveal, for the first time, how soldiers cracked into ISIS’s network and launched missions against the most dangerous terrorist organization in the world.
  • Episode Four: Spycatcher — Finding Insider Threats in the Digital Age – October 3
    We delve into one of the most damaging spy cases this country has ever known, and explain how casinos, algorithms, and data surveillance will transform spying in the modern age.

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