Science and Technology Guests on Late Night, Week of September 11

This week marks a rare appearance by The Tonight Show.  Noted primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall is scheduled to appear on Thursday night’s edition of the program.  It’s the highlight of the week, perhaps because The Late Show is in repeats as Stephen Colbert prepares to host the Emmy awards ceremony this Sunday night.

I’d like to call out the August 31st edition of The Daily Show for two segments.  First, the guest, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, discussed artificial intelligence with host Trevor Noah (the link is to an extended version of the interview).  Additionally, correspondent Ronny Chieng highlighted a group of young Australian researchers who worked hard to make a cheaper alternative of a particular pharmaceutical.  Both are worth your time, and the discussion about artificial intelligence is remarkably sophisticated for popular television.


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