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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

How Duolingo Democratizes Language Learning With AI

10/5/2021
Duolingo, the hallmark language-learning platform, is on a mission to make education accessible to all—and leverages AI to make that education as tailored and scalable as possible for its 500+ million users. This week, Duolingo’s Research Director, Burr Settles, joins us on The ConversAItion to unpack how the company embeds AI into the end-to-end app journey, the pandemic’s impact language-learning usage and why Duolingo wants to remind you of the best tutor you have ever had. You can find...

Duration:00:15:28

Using AI to Make Mental Health Care Radically Accessible

7/13/2021
Woebot, an AI-powered chatbot that engages patients to provide real-time mental health support, exchanges 4.7 million messages with people every week in more than 130 countries around the world. Founder and President Alison Darcy joins The ConversAItion this week to unpack the science and technology behind Woebot, and share how the service makes mental health care radically accessible for those in need during the pandemic and beyond.

Duration:00:17:34

How Credit Karma is Demystifying Personal Finance with AI

6/29/2021
This week on The ConversAItion, Jim chats with Supriya Gupta, Senior Product Director and Head of Recommendations at Credit Karma, a personal finance company that provides resources, tools and personalized recommendations across the entire financial ecosystem. They discuss Credit Karma’s latest machine learning innovations, how AI facilitates better financial decisions and why data is the key to optimizing financial support.

Duration:00:19:26

How Hopper Optimizes Travel Booking With AI

6/15/2021
Hopper is on a mission to make travel booking more seamless and flexible with personalized, data-driven recommendations. President of Fintech & Data at Hopper Ella Alkalay Schreiber joins The ConversAItion to discuss how AI tackles common pain points in travel booking, like price volatility, how the technology helped navigate the significant fluctuations of the pandemic and the growing opportunity for AI in the travel industry.

Duration:00:15:21

Stitch Fix Unravels the AI Behind Personalized Styling

6/1/2021
Stitch Fix, a popular online styling service that delivers curated clothing choices to 3.9 million customers, has pioneered AI-powered personalized experiences since its founding in 2011. This week on The ConversAItion, Tatsiana Maskalevich, former Director of Data Science, discusses the troves of data that inform each “Fix,” why stylists and algorithms are better together and how AI helps address the decision fatigue pervasive in shopping. You can find her on Twitter @tatsianams.

Duration:00:18:39

Zoox Pops the Hood on the AI Behind Self-Driving Cars

5/18/2021
We hear a lot about autonomous vehicles these days, but they remain a black box for most. This week on the ConversAItion, Jim sits down with Janek Hudecek, Director of Planning and Control at California-based autonomous vehicle company Zoox to unpack the tech that makes self-driving cars possible. They discuss Zoox’s unique approach to autonomy and how the company is rethinking personal transportation with vehicles custom-built for passengers.

Duration:00:16:54

How The Trevor Project Uses Intersectional AI For LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

5/4/2021
Amidst the widespread uncertainty of the pandemic and political and social turmoil of 2020, The Trevor Project—the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for the LGBTQ community—served over 150,000 youth in need over the last year. This week on The ConversAItion, AI and Data Product Manager Kendra Gaunt discusses the importance of balancing AI and humans to provide quality care, intersectionality and its role in AI development, and how technology bridges...

Duration:00:16:31

Leveraging big data for good with Susan Etlinger

4/20/2021
Renowned AI and big data thought leader and analyst Susan Etlinger kicks off Season 4 of The ConversAItion with a discussion on creating human-centric, responsible AI. She’ll share insight into her work at Altimeter and the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and offer her take on why we should think of AI more like a dishwasher, the importance of government oversight and why we should be optimistic about AI’s future. You can find Susan on Twitter @setlinger.

Duration:00:18:45

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