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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:

Episode #105 - Public Opinion Around Artificial Intelligence, is the Media Helping or Hurting? - with Dr. Joanne Pransky

Episode #105 – Public Opinion Around Artificial Intelligence, is the Media Helping or Hurting? – with Dr. Joanne Pransky

Joanne Pransky received her BA from Tufts University in the mid 1980’s, and began championing public awareness and exposure to robotics and AI technology, playfully calling herself the “first robot psychiatrist.” Since then, she’s been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the Sci-Fi Channel, and even the Tonight Show with Jay Leno - aiming to expose the world to technology and it’s ethical implications.

Episode #104 - We’re Cyborg’s Now, but Here’s What Cyborg’s Will Be in the Future - with Dr. Chris Hables Gray

Episode #104 – We’re Cyborg’s Now, but Here’s What Cyborg’s Will Be in the Future – with Dr. Chris Hables Gray

Dr. Hables Gray graduated with a PhD in applied philosophy from UCAL Santa Cruz, and is best known for his writings on technology, war, and cyborgs (the combination of organic and inorganic, the evolved and the invented).

Episode #102 - The Work and Death - an Interview with Filmmaker Sean Blacknell

Episode #102 – The Work and Death – an Interview with Filmmaker Sean Blacknell

Sean Blacknell has spent the last year working on a film called “The Future of Work and Death,” based on interviews with futurists, economists, philosophers, and other experts - with an aim to bring the film to Sundance and other prominent festivals in the coming year.

Episode #101 - The Kind of Artificial Intelligence That Google Doesn’t Care to Build - with Dr. Roger Schank

Episode #101 – The Kind of Artificial Intelligence That Google Doesn’t Care to Build – with Dr. Roger Schank

Dr. Roger Schank received his PhD from Stanford, taught at Yale, and altogether has spent around three decades attempting to solve the big problems of artificial intelligence.
In this interview, Dr. Schank talks about a kind of helpful “teaching” artificial intelligence that would go beyond Siri and help us to make the right decisions at the right times given our own objectives. He explains why he believes such a project is not on Google’s agenda, and what he believes might be required to create such an AI.

Episode #100 - Computers Do Their Own Kind of “Creative,” Not Like Ours - with MIT’s Nick Montfort

Episode #100 – Computers Do Their Own Kind of “Creative,” Not Like Ours – with MIT’s Nick Montfort

Dr. Nick Montfort doesn’t hold Shakespeare and DaVinci as the high water mark of “creativity,” nor does he believe that human creative endeavor is the only worthwhile kind.
In this interview, Dr. Montfort shares some of his own examples of how computers can aide the creative process in ways that might result in “art” that humans aren’t capable of making alone. In addition, he provides his insight as to where the intersections of artificial intelligence and “creativity” might really lie.
Check out this episode on Libsyn.

Episode #98 – Inevitable Transhuman - How Human Nature May Force Itself to Evolve - with Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan

Episode #98 – Inevitable Transhuman – How Human Nature May Force Itself to Evolve – with Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan

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Guest: Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, PhD