82: How we can save our world with Mo Gawdat
Today’s interview is with a pioneering thinker who is on a huge mission to make 1 billion people happier. Mo Gawdat is the international bestselling author of the book, Solve for Happy and the host of the extremely popular podcast Slo Mo. Mo started his working life as an engineer and then took on the role of Chief Business Officer at Google X. I love the way Mo’s mind works because he marries the science and the logic with the spiritual. Mo does this excellently and with so much ease and harmony that after hearing him speak or reading his work, you leave with a sense of order and calm within.
Mo’s latest book, Scary Smart, is another hit in the making. I’m not sure if you know much about artificial intelligence and the world of robots but this book explores what is waiting for us in the future. Mo explains its 100% fact that robots are in our future but explores how this will affect us, our mental health and the way we live. And asks the question - what can we do about it now? This book is a wake up call, a call to action, a mirror to the way we live now and an invitation to raise our game as humans to ensure that the AI algorithms that are learning from our behaviour start to prioritise kindness. So I hope you enjoy this insightful, fascinating conversation about robots, AI, our mental health, kindness, compassion and where our responsibility lies.
Scary Smart is out in September, please pre-order your copy now as you can enter a really exciting competition.
Buy Solve For Happy here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781509809950
Pre-order Scary Smart here: https://uk.bookshop.org/a/153/9781529077186
You can now buy my book, Happy Not Perfect: Upgrade Your Mind, Challenge Your Thoughts and Free Yourself From Anxiety by clicking here. (UK)
Or US listeners can head to - https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/652047/happy-not-perfect-by-poppy-jamie/
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