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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:

Trending Now: The Evolution of Strong Artificial Intelligence

Trending Now: The Evolution of Strong Artificial Intelligence

Episode Summary: Dr. Joscha Bach is a software developer and researcher, who is currently developing a cognitive AI framework at  MIT Media Lab and the Harvard Program for Evolutionary Dynamics. In this episode, he speaks about the troubles in projecting when strong AI may be developed, and sheds light on the trends taking us there, including deep and reinforcement learning.

Why We Must Hardware AI if We Want to Sustain the Human Race - A Conversation with Louis Del Monte

Why We Must Hardwire AI if We Want to Sustain the Human Race – A Conversation with Louis Del Monte

Episode Summary:
Is it possible to make AI friendly to humans via software or will we have to hardwire consideration for humanity into an advanced AI? Louis Del Monte, best-selling author and expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence, argues the latter. In this discussion, Del Monte talks about how he came to these conclusions and wrote a book on the topic, in part inspired by a particular AI study that provoked his grave concern for where AI may take us in the future.

To Get Real with Artificial Intelligence, Take Off the Hollywood Fear Goggles

To Get Real with Artificial Intelligence, Take Off the Hollywood Fear Goggles

Episode Summary: Dr. András Kornai wants to put emphasis on the real and near-term ethical considerations around AI. In this interview, Kornai peels off the Hollywood myth "layers" around consciousness and AI in order to spotlight the very real, present, and advancing algorithms. He explains how such algorithms, which are slowly taking over the financial, medical, and automotive industries, are increasingly relevant as machines start to govern and make more decisions in our everyday interactions.

Tuning the Keys for Robot Harmony - Future Automations with Daniel Berleant

Tuning the Keys for Robot Harmony – Future Automations with Daniel Berleant

Episode Summary: Daniel Berleant is an expert in information science and artificial intelligence, and is the author of the book The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen  - and What to Do. In this interview, we discuss how robots and automation are already affecting industry, and how these impacts might shape not only the future landscape of our economy, but also our conception of what it means to work and earn a living.

How Unconsciousness and Technology Shape Our Chaotic Worlds - With Katherine Hayles

How Unconsciousness and Technology Shape Our Chaotic Worlds – With Katherine Hayles

Episode Summary: Katherine Hayles is best known for her work as a postmodern social and literary critic. Now a professor at Duke University, Hayles joins Emerj for a discussion about the difference between consciousness and cognition, from the features that differentiate the two to the types of technologies that facilitate each. Hayles contributes her views on how the technologies of the future may impact human consciousness and the very role of human beings.

Thinking Outside the Body - Can Consciousness be Recreated?

Thinking Outside the Body – Can Consciousness be Recreated?

Episode Summary: Could we one day upload ourselves into a computer or chip? Dr. Keith Wiley thinks that one day, we might be able to replicate consciousness within another entity. In this episode, he speaks to us about why uploading human identity in a computer substrate might be possible in the coming decades, and the type of progress we’re making today in the areas of computing and mapping the brain.