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Behind the Tech invites listeners to geek out with an amazing line-up of tech heroes who have made our modern world possible. Join Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer Kevin Scott, as he takes tech enthusiasts of all ages behind-the-scenes with innovators and pioneers—really cool people who have done, and are still doing really awesome things. Find out what inspired them to author languages and build tools that have an impact on the lives of developers and engineers today.

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Feb 24, 2021

In this episode, Kevin talks tech and music with Grammy-award winning musician Jacob Collier and MIT PhD Ben Bloomberg, who designs the tech behind the music. Their unique collaborations are breaking new ground in the music industry, leveraging innovative technologies to design, create and perform. Find out how AI is...


Jan 27, 2021

The first African American woman in space chats with Kevin about human interstellar flight, the 100 Year Starship project, and experiential education. She talks about achieving one’s own level of excellence and explains why exploring an extraordinary tomorrow creates a better today. 

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Dec 9, 2020

How can we use technology to better the lives of everyone on the planet? That’s a theme running through our favorite conversations of the year – from artificial intelligence to synthetic biology. Listen in to learn a few cool things about our extraordinary guests! 

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Oct 20, 2020

Oren is a leading thinker in neural networks and Natural Language Processing. His research is focused on foundational issues relating to intelligence, machine learning and web search. He’s received numerous honors and awards, including “Geek of the Year” from GeekWire.  

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Sep 22, 2020

Did sci-fi books inspire you to enter science or engineering? In this fascinating conversation, Kevin talks with one of his favorite authors about a broad range of topics from Trotskyism to bioscience research. 

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Charles Stross

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