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Kara Swisher Launches AI Interview Series at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center

Kara Swisher Launches AI Interview Series at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center

Vox Media

May 29, 2024

Journalist Kara Swisher will interview OpenAI’s Mira Murati on Monday, June 10, as the inaugural guest of a four-part live event series hosted at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center in Washington, D.C.

Swisher’s interview with Murati about AI, misinformation, and the 2024 elections will begin a yearlong partnership between Johns Hopkins and Vox Media that will convene discussions among the brightest minds working at the high-stakes intersection of technology, science, and public policy.

Each of the four live events in the new “Discovery” series will focus on a different AI-related issue and feature Swisher recording an interview with a topic-specific guest for her podcast, On with Kara Swisher, and a panel discussion moderated by Swisher with leading experts from Hopkins and other organizations.

  • When: 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 10.
  • Where: The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • Who: In addition to her interview with Murati, Swisher will moderate a panel about election disinformation that will feature:
  • Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes
  • Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
  • Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels.

“We are thrilled to launch this partnership with Vox Media at our home in the heart of the nation’s capital, a new public square for dialogue and discovery,” said Cybele Bjorklund, Executive Director of the Hopkins Bloomberg Center. “Our partnership merges decades of groundbreaking research from Johns Hopkins in data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning with Kara Swisher’s renowned journalism and insights. We are delighted to host these substantive conversations with experts at the cutting edge of AI policy issues that affect all of us across many domains.”

Vox Media CMO Jacqueline Cinguina expressed her excitement for the Hopkins partnership. “Home to some of the most powerful media franchises and influential thought leaders across industries, Vox Media has a track record of success in producing groundbreaking live journalism,” Cinguina said. “We couldn’t be more excited to collaborate with Johns Hopkins University’s world-class experts on building their Bloomberg Center into a home for agenda-setting conversations about how policy shapes every facet of our world.”

Vox Media is the leading modern media company, home to a top 10 podcast network and an award-winning live events business. With fan-favorite shows that reach audiences in every major content category from daily news and tech to culture and sports, Vox Media’s industry-leading audio talent includes Swisher (host of Pivot and On with Kara Swisher), NYU Stern Marketing professor Scott Galloway (host of Pivot, The Prof G Pod, and Prof G Markets), research professor Brené Brown (host of Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead), former Manhattan U.S. attorney Preet Bharara (host of Stay Tuned), technology reviewer Marques Brownlee (host of Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast), acclaimed psychotherapist Esther Perel (host of Where Should We Begin?), former NBA stars Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner (host of Point Forward), and more.

The company recently partnered with South by Southwest on an official podcast stage that brought three days of live programming to its 2024 festival and conference. Its tentpole event franchises include Code, which is the leading technology and business conference, Vulture Festival, the annual pop culture extravaganza curated by New York Magazine’s Vulture editors, and more.

About the Discovery Series

Each year, the Hopkins Bloomberg Center’s “Discovery” series will adopt a new theme on which to focus, bringing together top-tier experts and stakeholders across disciplines to provide deep and insightful content on current issues.

About Vox Media

Vox Media is the leading modern media company, reaching audiences everywhere they are. Known for editorial properties including Vox, SB Nation, New York Magazine, The Dodo, and The Verge, the company’s portfolio features the most relevant, respected, and engaging editorial properties and voices. The company is also home to award-winning storytelling businesses such as Vox Media Studios and the Vox Media Podcast Network, as well as innovative technologies that support the entire media industry, including the Concert advertising marketplace.

About Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins is America’s first research university. For nearly 150 years Johns Hopkins has been a world leader in both teaching and research, with nine academic divisions plus the Applied Physics Laboratory, a nonacademic division that supports national security and pursues space science. The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg Center at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue opened last year to connect the worlds of research and policymaking and to convene leaders to advance dialogue about the critical policy issues of the day.