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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 #81 - The Brain, Now Less of a Black Box - a Neuroscience Interview with Columbia’s Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman

Episode #81 – The Brain, Now Less of a Black Box – a Neuroscience Interview with Columbia’s Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman

Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman is no slouch when it comes to understanding the human mind - particularly the diagnoses and treatment of mental illness. In addition to being chair of psychiatry at Columbia University, Dr. Lieberman sits on the advisory board of many of the world’s largest drug companies.

Episode #80 - Applying Reason to the Future - Talking Singularity with Dr. Michael Shermer, Founder of Skeptic Magazine

Episode #80 – Applying Reason to the Future – Talking Singularity with Dr. Michael Shermer, Founder of Skeptic Magazine

There are “techno-optimists” and “techno-pessimists”… and there’s those who just don’t know what they’re talking about. Skeptic Magazine’s founder Michael Shermer shares his thoughts on what’s hyped-up and what’s worth considering in the human race to the future.

Episode #79 - A Zap to the Head Might Do Us All Some Good - Talking Brain Stimulation with Dr. Brent Williams

Episode #79 – A Zap to the Head Might Do Us All Some Good – Talking Brain Stimulation with Dr. Brent Williams

It’s called “transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS),” haven’t you heard about it? The process involves zapping your brain through subtle electrical stimulation on the outside of the head - and though research has been going on in this field for decades, the mechanisms for it’s effects on mood, memory, and more, are still mostly unknown.

Episode #78 - Swarm Robots - When Will They Enter Society? With Dr. James McLurkin

Episode #78 – Swarm Robots – When Will They Enter Society? With Dr. James McLurkin

Dr. James McLurkin works with swarm robots at Rice University, and his unique work on robot communication has landed him on PBS’s “Nova,” in addition to speaking engagements at events like TED and Singularity Summit.

Episode #77 - “Finding Quicksand” - The Purpose of Fiction in Building a Better Future - with David Brin

Episode #77 – “Finding Quicksand” – The Purpose of Fiction in Building a Better Future – with David Brin

David Brin is recognized as one of the most iconic futurist fiction writers of our time. With huge bestsellers like “The Postman” (later turned into a movie starring Kevin Costner), David’s work explores the ramifications of human choices of our collective future.

Episode #76 - Real Applications of Virtual Humans - Dr. Regis Kopper

Episode #76 – Real Applications of Virtual Humans – Dr. Regis Kopper

Regis Kopper runs the Duke Immersive Virtual Environment, or “DiVE.” His research focuses on the interactions of virtual and real humans. In this interview, he discusses his predictions for the non-gaming applications of virtual reality - and the surprising evidence that virtual reality humans might “relate” to us in much the way that real humans do. What happens when we can’t tell the difference?