Iyad Obeid is an associate professor of electrical engineering who focuses on brain computer interfaces and decoding neural signals.
My conversation with him covers the difficulties of capturing signals from neural tissue, how one can apply machine learning and big data to EEGs, the differences between brains and computers, and what the future of brain machine interfaces might look like.
My guest today is political science professor Brendan O’Leary. He has been an advisor to the United Nations and European Union and has held many other distinguished positions.
We discuss many topics ranging from why and how Northern Ireland became such a contentious point for Brexit, why Brexit has taken so long, the efficacy of referendums, his knowledge on conflicts and power sharing, the future of global politics, and much more.
The conversation covers topics such as the negative impact of the fossil fuel industry on climate progress, the inequality that is tethered to climate change, how dire the climate situation is, what the Green New Deal is, how society can stave off the negative impacts of climate change, and envisioning a new, healthier way of life all together.
Kevin Arceneaux is a professor of political science with interests in how and why people make the political decisions that they do. He also directs the Behavioral Foundations Lab and his research pulls from many disciplines such as psychology and biology.
We have a fascinating conversation on the psychology of voting and how biases could change our decisions. We also touch on topics such as the efficacy of impeachment, the electoral system, and different methods of voting.