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Episode 68: Survival of the Fittest - Evolutionary AI Fund goes Extinct

9/17/2018
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Bloomberg reports this week that Sentient AI - a company we featured in an interview on this podcast - is liquidating their trading business after two years of operations. Sentient isn't alone, AI hedge funds have been struggling to keep pace with investors who park their money in an S&P 500 index fund. What makes this such a difficult domain for fund managers? Is AI poorly suited? What can we learn from economics and Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) to help investors, managers, and...

Duration:00:38:03

Ep 67: August In The News

9/11/2018
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Story 1: Universal Basic Income https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/swiss-village-says-yes-to-2-500-franc-a-month-free-money-trial?srnd=premium-europe Story 2: Access to Software Developers https://stripe.com/reports/developer-coefficient-2018 Story 3: Crypto currency value drop https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/crypto-wipeout-deepens-to-640-billion-as-ether-leads-declines Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter...

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 66: Sports, Analytics, and Football Failure

9/4/2018
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Since the publication of Moneyball, sports and advanced statistics have entered the mainstream. Other sports have gradually jumped on board with less than stellar results from Die Mannschaft's partnership with SAP that resulted in an early loss in exit at the hands of the South Koreans in the most recent World Cup, to the Cleveland Browns taking an analytics driven approach and then winning one game in two seasons. What makes sports and AI so difficult in these domains and what can we learn...

Duration:00:42:58

Episode 65: OpenAI and Magic Leap

8/28/2018
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Duration:00:33:43

Episode 64: Evolutionary AI with Risto Miikkulainen

8/20/2018
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This week we interview Risto Miikkulainen, CTO of Sentient AI, to discuss evolutionary computing and the relevance it has for AI. We cover Sentient's work in evolving stock traders to questions on neuroevolution and reinforcement learning. Links: Evolution is the New Deep Learning Experts Weigh in on the Future of AI and Evolutionary Algorithms A Java-Based Evolutionary Computational System The Surprising Creativity of Digital Evolution: A Collection of Anecdotes from the Evolutionary...

Duration:00:41:59

Episode 63: Uber Pressured to Sell Self-Driving Division

8/17/2018
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Uber continues to lose money, and the most recent earnings report shows losses of $891 million dollars in Q2 2018. This has prompted investors to pressure Uber to sell off its high-profile autonomous vehicle research division which is costing between $125-200 million per quarter to maintain. Christian explains why he thinks that would be a good move for the company. Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:38:14

Episode 62: How does a Machine Learn?

8/7/2018
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Supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning. What do these terms mean? How do they differ? Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 61: Why I Don't Buy Superintelligent AGI

7/26/2018
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Christian lays out some of the reasons he doesn't buy the superintelligence hype or fear. Links: The Local Maximum Episode 20: Musk vs Zuck and the Future of AI Books mentioned: The Emperor's New Mind Superintelligence The Myth of a Superhuman AI Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:26:50

Episode 60: Rise of the RoboChef

7/24/2018
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Links: DataHubbs Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:24:56

Episode 59: My Data Science Path Thus Far

7/17/2018
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Christian discusses his background and how he got to where he is working in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Links: Predictive Analytics Data Science for Business Fundamentals of Machine Learning for Predictive Analytics Data Science from Scratch Hands-On Machine Learning with Scikit-Learn and Tensorflow Practical Data Science with R Hands-On Deep Reinforcement Learning DataHubbs Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter...

Duration:00:50:31

Episode 58: Beaten at Our Own Games

7/10/2018
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Google DeepMind and OpenAI recently released some new results that give a tantalizing glimpse at what AI can become in the future. We discuss DeepMind's results on capture the flag and the human-bot cooperation as well as OpenAI's recent achievements (and upcoming challenge) in DOTA2 with the OpenAI Five. Links: DeepMind Capture the Flag OpenAI Five Episodes Mentioned Episode 23: AI Competes in DOTA2 Tournament Episode 51: Adapting to AI in Industry with Jeff Kavanaugh Follow us and...

Duration:00:41:57

Episode 57: Robotic Process Automation in Industry with Nicolas Hess

7/3/2018
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This week we talk to Nicolas Hess, founder of Roboyo, a consulting firm focused on bringing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to companies around the globe. We discuss what RPA is, how it fits in with AI, what are some of the use cases, and who its impacting. Links: Roboyo Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:25:04

Episode 56: AI Winter is Coming?

6/26/2018
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The AI research community has weathered two "AI winters" - periods where the funding stops flowing to AI research, companies, and products - since the 1950's. More people these days are beginning to speculate that another winter is on the horizon as the market seems to be in a bubble with massive salaries and valuations to everyone associated with the new technology. We take a look at a pair of articles and try to chart a middle-road between the sky is falling and eternal enthusiasm for the...

Duration:00:50:45

Episode 55: The Human Advantage

6/19/2018
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Our guest today has recently authored a new book called The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in the Age of Smart Machines which argues for key differences between humans and machines that will ensure that humans remain employed for a long, long time to come. Dr. Jay Richards and I discuss some of these fundamental differences that he lays out in the book and how the workplace will evolve in the coming years. Links The Human Advantage The Stream Follow us and leave us a...

Duration:00:32:14

Episode 54: The Local Maximum

6/12/2018
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Max Sklar - host of The Local Maximum - joins me to discuss everything from working at Foursquare as a machine learning engineer, running a tech podcast, the tech scene in New York City, communism, and artificial general intelligence. Links: The Local Maximum Max's Blog Episodes Mentioned Robot Communism Sucks and AI on Line One The Magic Leap of AI Investment Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com

Duration:00:41:53

Episode 53: Billions Spent in Boondoggle to Botch Data Protection by the EU

6/5/2018
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We've all been getting slammed by the notifications and requests regarding privacy policies over the past month. This massive update to data protections stems from the EU's latest regulation, GDPR, and it doesn't matter where you live, you're likely going to be affected. Ostensibly, this law is supposed to give consumers more protection and transparency around their data, and in some respects it does. But does it actually make us safer and more secure? What are some of the unintended...

Duration:00:48:43

Episode 52: Voices in AI with Peter Cahill

5/28/2018
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Recent advances in natural language processing (NLP) and automated speech recognition (ASR) are driving a rapid change in platforms. Voice interaction is rapidly catching up to text search with Google anticipating 50% of all searches to be done by voice by 2020. We talk with Peter Cahill - CEO of Voysis - a company on the forefront of this voice driven revolution to get his perspective on the technology. Links: Voysis demo video voysis.com Follow us and leave us a...

Duration:00:37:26

Episode 51: Adapting to AI in Industry with Jeff Kavanaugh

5/22/2018
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We discuss the role that AI is playing in businesses with one of the leaders in the technology consulting space - Jeff Kavanaugh. Jeff shares his insights on important uses of AI in industry, learning and adapting to changes, and much more from his long career. Jeff also has a new book out, Consulting Essentials which covers everything from written and oral communication, to flexibility and learning to, of course, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Links: Book discussed:...

Duration:00:39:53

Episode 50: Google Duplex - AI Outrage or Overreaction?

5/15/2018
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Google showcased its latest advancement in AI at the most recent I/O conference - Google Duplex. This new technology is amazing! Google has achieved real, human-like conversations to make bookings at restaurants, salons, and other businesses. Despite this technical achievement, other questions are raised. Clearly, the individuals who interacted with Duplex in the examples assumed they were speaking with a human, ought Google - and other, future companies - disclose that users are speaking...

Duration:00:46:20

AI News 11 - Robo Tanks & Tesla Q1 Performance

5/8/2018
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Elon Musk puts on a show at Tesla's Quarterly Report call and Russia's May 9th Military parade adds the introduction of remote controlled tanks. Links Tesla Q1 Earnings Russian Robot Tank Follow us and leave us a rating! iTunes Homepage Twitter @artlyintelly Facebook artificiallyintelligent1@gmail.com Access the latest episode here!

Duration:00:12:52