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A podcast airing viewpoints on the impact of AI on business and society.

A podcast airing viewpoints on the impact of AI on business and society.

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United States

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A podcast airing viewpoints on the impact of AI on business and society.

Language:

English


Episodes

Unlocking the potential of intelligent automation with Pascal Bornet

12/22/2020
Author and renowned thought leader Pascal Bornet joins The ConversAItion to discuss the growing role of intelligent automation in business. He breaks down what it is, how companies can successfully implement it (and why they should) and how it could help save as many as ten million lives a year. Pascal can be found on Twitter @pascal_bornet.

Duration:00:16:17

Salesforce’s Brian Solis on Digital Darwinism and continuous innovation

12/8/2020
Bestselling author, digital anthropologist and Global Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce Brian Solis has dedicated his career to helping businesses identify opportunities for growth and transformation. He joins this episode of The ConversAItion to explain a threat he calls Digital Darwinism, share how businesses can avoid obsolescence and break down the difference between innovation and iteration—and why companies need both. You can find Brian on Twitter @briansolis.

Duration:00:17:35

How Josh.ai Powers Truly Smart Homes

11/24/2020
As we collectively spend more time around the house, demand for smart home products is surging—and Josh.ai, a voice-controlled home automation company, is right in the thick of it. Co-founder and CEO Alex Capecelatro joins The ConversAItion to break down how Josh.ai creates truly intelligent systems, why he built the company around privacy and the secret to transformational technologies. You can find Alex on Twitter @alexcapecelatro.

Duration:00:16:28

Pinterest Powers Content Personalization with AI

11/10/2020
Pinterest is known for its image-centric discovery platform; but with billions of Pins, it takes a very powerful AI engine to create a relevant, personalized experience for each of Pinterest’s 400 million users. Chief Scientist Jure Leskovec joins this week’s episode of The ConversAItion to discuss how the company leverages sophisticated AI to understand and curate content.

Duration:00:15:59

How AI & Automation Power Remote Learning

10/27/2020
With the rise of virtual and hybrid learning, educators are leaning on technology—including AI—more than ever to deliver exceptional classroom experiences. Paul Johansen, CTO at EdTech company Edmentum, joins The ConversAItion to discuss how AI and automation can enrich education and support teachers, students and parents in the new normal.

Duration:00:12:01

1-800-Flowers.com Leverages AI as Business Blooms

10/13/2020
With most in-person celebrations off the table, people nationwide are leaning on contactless gift-giving to stay connected to families and friends from afar. May Ng, Senior Director of Customer Experience Technology at 1-800-Flowers.com, joins Jim to discuss the spiking demand for gift delivery, and how AI has helped manage the surge.

Duration:00:08:35

Adam Oliner: How AI Keeps Companies Connected At Home

9/29/2020
Season 3, which will explore AI at home, kicks off with a conversation with Adam Oliner, Head of Machine Learning at Slack. In this episode, Jim and Adam discuss the new world of remote work and Slack’s growing role in keeping companies connected. Together, they examine the many ways in which AI creates a more intuitive experience for Slack users around the globe.

Duration:00:11:32

Dave Touretzky: Teaching Kids AI in School

7/7/2020
How should kids learn about AI? Jim is joined by Dave Touretzky, professor of computer science and researcher on AI in education, to explore the history of AI in education and the process of introducing AI to K-12 curriculum.

Duration:00:15:21

Elan Mosbacher: SpotHero Brings AI to Parking

6/23/2020
Smarter parking, data-driven pricing, industry transformation—Jim speaks with Elan Mosbacher, SVP of Strategy and Operations at SpotHero, about how AI adoption is transforming the parking industry for consumers and garage operators alike.

Duration:00:15:57

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Unlocking Employee Potential with AI

6/9/2020
People analytics, personality profiling, overcoming biases—Jim discusses AI in hiring with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, a professor and Chief Talent Scientist at staffing firm ManpowerGroup. They delve into how AI is changing the way companies evaluate and manage top talent.

Duration:00:16:49

Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Smarter Homes with IoT

5/26/2020
Smart homes, IoT education, sustainable living—Jim is joined by IoT expert and entrepreneur Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino to talk about all things “living with tech.” Specifically, they unpack the history and future of technology in the home.

Duration:00:11:48

Michael Littman: Humanity-Centered Robotics

5/12/2020
How can robots can work best with humans? Jim and guest Dr. Michael Littman discuss everything from robotics design to how humans can play a role in teaching robots socially acceptable behavior, informed by Michael’s work as a co-director and researcher at Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative. You can find Michael on Twitter at @mlittmancs.

Duration:00:11:52

Louis Rosenberg: Making Groups Smarter with AI

4/28/2020
Jim is joined by Louis Rosenberg, prolific inventor and the founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, a company that uses AI to amplify the intelligence of human groups. They discuss how an approach called swarm intelligence can be used to forecast everything from the Kentucky Derby to medical diagnoses, with surprising accuracy. You can find Unanimous AI on Twitter @UnanimousAI.

Duration:00:17:26

Karen Hao: Reporting on AI Amid COVID-19

4/14/2020
Season two kicks off with Karen Hao, Senior AI Reporter at MIT Technology Review. In this episode, Karen and Jim explore the role of the media in educating the public on AI. They also discuss what it’s like for reporters who are now faced with the challenge of reporting on AI during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find Karen on Twitter @_KarenHao.

Duration:00:16:51

Thomas Arnold: Ethical Human-Robot Interactions

12/10/2019
Jim explores ethical robot design with Thomas Arnold of the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab. Recorded in front of a live audience, they discuss the research around moral, ethical and logistical considerations when designing for human-robot interactions. With a background in theological studies, Professor Arnold offers a unique perspective on how humans respond to robots in social settings, and how interacting with these autonomous systems will, in turn, impact humans. Follow...

Duration:00:18:22

Tom Davenport: AI & the Future of Work

11/12/2019
Jim speaks with a renowned expert on digital business, Tom Davenport, about everything from AI and the fear of job displacement to employability in an AI-driven world. A prolific author, senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics and the President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, Tom is always thinking about enterprise technology and its impact on the future of work. He regularly writes for publications like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and...

Duration:00:20:50

Jim Kennelly: AI & Voice in Entertainment

10/29/2019
In this episode, Jim explores the role of AI in voice casting with Jim Kennelly, owner of Lotas Productions, an audio recording studio that offers services in casting, directing and recording. They discuss everything from finding the right voice for all kinds of media to the growing importance of voice in creating meaningful connections between people and technology. Follow Jim on Twitter @VO_Kennelly.

Duration:00:14:14

Susse Jensen: Voice & Designing for Inclusivity

10/15/2019
In this episode, Jim speaks with Susse Jensen, Senior Experience Designer at Adobe, about the growing importance of voice interface design. They discuss the ways in which businesses can design voice technology to transform human-to-machine interactions and provide inclusive, productive digital experiences. Susse is confident that voice interfaces will gain momentum in the near future, reducing screen time and generating widespread benefits to both businesses and consumers. Follow Susse on...

Duration:00:17:46

Gabriel Skantze: Social Robots & the Uncanny Valley

10/1/2019
Jim and Gabriel talk social robots, AI-powered robots that look and communicate like humans. They discuss their development, applications and how people building them can navigate the creep factor. Gabriel is a Professor in Speech Communication and Technology in Stockholm and also the co-founder at Furhat Robotics, a company that builds human-like social robots. Check out Furhat on Twitter @furhatrobotics.

Duration:00:15:09

Rob Atkinson: AI Adoption & the Innovation Cycle

9/10/2019
Tech enthusiast Jim Freeze kicks off his deep exploration of AI with innovation expert Rob Atkinson. They cover the history of innovation, apprehension around AI at work, and the importance of education and training in AI adoption. Rob, the president of ITIF, a DC-based tech policy think tank, has been studying and researching innovation his entire career. His POV is a respected one: The Obama Administration appointed Rob to an advisory board focused on national innovation strategy. This...

Duration:00:18:12