AI Podcast Interviews Articles and Reports

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:

Deciphering the Discovery Engines that Decipher Our Digital Wants and Needs - A Conversation with Raefer Gabriel

Deciphering the Discovery Engines that Decipher Our Digital Wants and Needs – A Conversation with Raefer Gabriel

Episode SummaryEver had the perfect book recommended to you by Amazon or gave a pleasantly-surprised thumbs up for a song selected for you by Pandora? Both services are powered by recommendation engines, which are gaining steam int he commercial space. In this episode, we speak with Entrepreneur Raefer Gabriel, who works for Delvv on the commercial applications of recommendation engines. We talk about how this technology works, and how it comes to learn from reviews, ratings, and consumer interactions. Gabriel also gives perspective on how these engines might be enhanced and applied in the future, a good topic for those of you in the startup world.

When Many Intelligent Agents are Better than One - A Conversation with Dr. Mehdi Dastani

When Many Intelligent Agents are Better than One – A Conversation with Dr. Mehdi Dastani

Episode SummaryThe beauty of a platform like eBay is that you can set a price that you’re willing to spend and let eBay do the bidding long after you’ve left the site. What if, in similar fashion, your washing machine could turn on and serve up clean clothes once it had found the cheapest rate and time of day by autonomously communicating with local electricity providers?

A Global Call to Ban Autonomous Killer Robots for Good - with Dr. Noel Sharkey

A Global Call to Ban Autonomous Killer Robots for Good – with Dr. Noel Sharkey

Episode SummaryOver the last decade, many first-world militaries have developed, and in some cases deployed, autonomous “killer”  robots. Some proponents believe that such robots will save human lives, but another side believes that an accidental arms race of this type would yield long-term detriments that outweigh any good. University of Sheffield’s Dr. Noel Sharkey stands by the latter argument.

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.