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Our podcast interviews feature the best and brightest executives and researchers in artificial intelligence today, and each episode highlights current and near-term AI use-cases of value for business leaders. Explore our full list of AI podcast episodes below:

Seeing the World through Machine Eyes - with Dr. Irfan Essa

Seeing the World through Machine Eyes – with Dr. Irfan Essa

Episode SummaryMost of us forget that just about a decade ago, Facebook’s software was incapable of tagging people in a photo, but today can so without difficulty, sometimes without us even knowing. Machine vision has progressed to the point where it’s also common for computers to be able to pick out dogs from cats in images, another task that was not possible 10 years ago.

Navigating the Uncanny Valley with Character Robots

Navigating the Uncanny Valley with Character Robots

Episode SummaryHave you ever seen a humanoid robot and felt creeped out? In this episode, we talk with Robotics Engineer Derek Scherer about the psychology of the uncanny valley and our relationships with robots. Scherer talks about the factors in robotics that tend to spook people and provoke a feeling of disgust, and how we might be able to move beyond this resistance as they become a more active part of the social fabric of our society.

Conscious Evolution of an Economic Social Contract  - with Federico Pistono

Conscious Evolution of an Economic Social Contract – with Federico Pistono

Episode Summary: Most of society functions based on a general social contract i.e. we work to contribute to society and earn income to acquire goods. Those who can’t earn an income are required in some fashion to validate why.

Turning Up the Synaptic Noise to Create Machines that Dream - with Dr. Stephen Thaler

Turning Up the Synaptic Noise to Create Machines that Dream – with Dr. Stephen Thaler

Episode Summary: Neural network - it’s almost a buzz word, but it was looked down on during certain periods of AI development. Nonetheless, most of the public is not aware of what a neural network is, how it works, and how we can create an artificial one.

Artificial Intelligence's Double-Edged Role in Cyber Security - with Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy

Artificial Intelligence’s Double-Edged Role in Cyber Security – with Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy

Episode Summary: Cyber security is closely linked to advances in artificial intelligence. In this episode, we speak with Dr. Roman V. Yampolskiy about the cyber security factors and risks associated with AI. How is AI both causing risks, and how can AI be used to combat those risks? We dive briefly into the future to speak about some of the potential 'super' AI risks to cyber security and touch on what can be done now to help hedge known and unknown threats.

Get into the Machine's Head to Better Understand Your Own - with Dr. Ashok Goel

Get into the Machine’s Head to Better Understand Your Own – with Dr. Ashok Goel

Episode Summary: It's common knowledge that scientists study the brain to understand how to replicate intelligence in machines; it's less commonly known that scientists also use machine models to understand how the mind works. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Ashok Goel, a researcher in the field of cognitive systems who sheds light on this idea. Dr. Goel also speaks about his perspective on where machines are becoming more creative, and what the future might look like if machines begin to reflect on their "identities" as humans do.