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The Ask AI podcast is your window into Canada’s fast-moving artificial intelligence sector. Industry insider Jaxson Khan is your guide to our lively interviews, field reports, and listener questions.

The Ask AI podcast is your window into Canada’s fast-moving artificial intelligence sector. Industry insider Jaxson Khan is your guide to our lively interviews, field reports, and listener questions.
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The Ask AI podcast is your window into Canada’s fast-moving artificial intelligence sector. Industry insider Jaxson Khan is your guide to our lively interviews, field reports, and listener questions.

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On A Mission To Modernize

1/13/2019
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Canada’s Chief Information Officer is probably not what you expect. For starters, speaking with Alex Benay feels more like talking with a tech startup founder than a senior government official. It’s is not just in the passion for what he does, which is obvious, but the disarmingly direct way that he handles the tough questions associated with the development of Canada’s AI sector. In short, it’s refreshing to hear plain talk from one of our country’s top AI influencers when it comes to...

Duration:00:39:52

Ozge's Amazing AI Journey

12/1/2018
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An Amazing AI Journey Our conversation with Ozge Yeloglu, Lead Data Scientist at Microsoft Canada Ozge Yeloglu has had to work hard to get to where she is today. From a young age in Turkey, she had a keen interest in computers, despite not having access to one at home. But that didn’t stop her from following her passion. In 1999, when she began her computer science degree, she still didn’t own a computer (or even know what a floppy disk was), but she persevered. As an...

Duration:00:35:18

AI & The Future of Work In Canada

9/26/2018
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AI & The Future of Work In Canada Our chat with Dr. Wendy Cukier (Ryerson Diversity Institute) and Mark Patterson (Magnet) There’s no question that as artificial intelligence, robotics, and digitization expand into the workplace, it will have a major impact on the way Canadians work. Recent data from the World Economic Forum’s “The Future of Jobs Report” estimates that machines and automated software will handle 50% of all workplace functions within seven years and could displace 75...

Duration:00:49:25

Microsoft and Canada's Artificial Intelligence

8/31/2018
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With a career at Microsoft Canada spanning more than 20 years, Gladstone Grant is far from standing still. This veteran of the Canadian tech sector is a lively and thoughtful advocate of artificial intelligence in Canada and doing a great deal of work to build bridges between researchers, the business community, and entrepreneurs. Global Tech Giants With platforms such as Cortana / Windows 10 in the market and the expansion of their AI research facilities in Montreal earlier this year...

Duration:00:27:12

Google Docs and Ramen Bars: Inside Canada’s Unique Approach AI Policy Development

8/25/2018
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While still in the early stages, there’s a national conversation starting to take place about the best way, both strategically and ethically, to apply artificial intelligence within Canadian society. This is evident not only in the sheer volume of media stories about AI (with varying degrees of accuracy, as we explored in our Skynet Today episode) but also in the quality of the discourse within our public institutions. As you might expect, officials from research organizations such as...

Duration:00:20:56

Learning About Canada's Artificial Intelligence Strategy

8/20/2018
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What would you do with $125 million dollars and a mandate to advance artificial intelligence research and policy in Canada? If you’re Dr.Elissa Strome, the answer is A LOT. This episode of the Ask AI podcast features an interview with Dr. Elissa Strome, the head of CIFAR's Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Listen how CIFAR is helping to attract nurture research talent and discover the aspects of AI most personally exciting to this Canadian AI thought leader. Stream,...

Duration:00:21:59

Interview with Andrey Kurnekov, founder of Skynet Today blog

8/7/2018
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Interview with Andrey Kurnekov, founder of Skynet Today blog. The media is having a field day with stories, both good and bad, about artificial intelligence and its potential impact on humanity. But who is covering that coverage? This episode of the Ask AI podcast features an interview with Andrey Kurenkov, a founder of the Skynet Today blog. Tune in and hear about Andrey’s work to dispel and correct the misunderstandings and myths within AI, get his views on today’s so-called “AI...

Duration:00:25:29

Interview with Veronica Malinski Co-founder of Aerialytic

7/20/2018
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Interview with Veronica Malinski, Co-founder of Aerialytic This episode features an interview with Veronica Malinski, co-founder of Aerialytic, a nonprofit startup and graduate of the Next Canada program on a mission to increase residential solar adoption. To do this, Aerialytic is using artificial intelligence to instantly provide homeowners with a custom solar design and show them their financial and environmental returns of going solar. Aerialytic also addresses the aesthetic barrier...

Duration:00:11:43

Interview with Benjamin Alarie of Blue J Legal

7/13/2018
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This episode of the Ask AI podcast features an fascinating look at how AI technologies are impacting the legal profession, societal governance, and the delivery justice with Ben Alarie, CEO and co-founder of Blue J Legal, the Toronto-based machine learning company focused on legal research. Co-hosts Jaxson Khan and Heather Evans lead this lively discussion with one of Canada’s leading legal minds and a true pioneer in applied artificial intelligence. Stream the full episode here:...

Duration:00:22:10

Interview with Roy Pereira of Zoom.ai

7/6/2018
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The second episode of the Ask AI Podcast features an in-depth interview with Roy Pereira, CEO and founder of Zoom.Ai, the Toronto-based “chat first” virtual assistant for enterprise. Co-hosts Jaxson Khan (Nudge.ai) and Heather Evans (Government of Ontario) dig into the issues with serial entrepreneur Roy, including how to compete in enterprise software, what it really means to be “conversational”, and the ethical choices his AI-based company has faced. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: The evolution of...

Duration:00:32:16

Interview with Kathryn Hume, VP Product & Strategy at Integrate.AI

6/27/2018
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The first episode of the Ask AI Podcast kicks off in an exclusive interview with Kathryn Hume, VP of Product and Strategy at Integrate.ai and Venture Partner at ffVC. A leading voice on AI in North America, Kathryn is incredibly adept at explaining techniques and concepts within artificial intelligence (including "explainability" itself). Co-hosts Jaxson Khan (Nudge.ai) and Heather Evans (Government of Ontario) lead this overview of the technologies, challenges, and myths in AI. Full of...

Duration:00:28:51

AskAI Podcast Trailer

6/27/2018
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Coming Soon! The Ask AI podcast is your window into Canada’s fast-moving artificial intelligence sector. Co-hosts and industry insiders Heather Evans (Ontario Ministry of Economic Development) and Jaxson Khan (Nudge AI) provide a lively and thoughtful review of this generational technology with news, interviews, field reports, and listener questions. Get a sense of what's coming with this teaser episode! The lines are now open and you're invited to email your questions about artificial...

Duration:00:00:49