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The Ask AI podcast is your window into the fast-moving artificial intelligence sector. Our show includes interviews and team check-ins with the movers, shakers, and algorithm-makers who are shaping the future of this exciting technology. Hosts: Melissa Kargiannakis and Carolyne Pelletier. Executive Producer: Chris McLellan. Series Editor: James Fajardo. Series 4 sponsors: Microsoft Canada and Cinchy. Visit askai.org
 
Synthetic Society explores our future technological society, with each episode featuring interviews with leading experts, political figures, and entrepreneurs, discussing and teaching us about complex issues. Hosted by disinformation researcher Tom Ascott. With a focus on AI, technology and the internet, the show gives insight into many of the legal, social and regulatory problems that we are all facing together. Synthetic Society is part of the #Ai2021 campaign, a public engagement campaign ...
 
This is a machine-learning-focused Podcast, where we interview people in the field of Artificial Intelligence and discuss interesting technical topics of Machine Learning. In the episodes, we focus on business-related use-cases (especially with Deep Learning ) and we also try to bring some technical white papers to the ground, not forgetting on the way that there are always some people behind the technology, so we try to understand their motivation and drive.
 
Hi, i'm Alex Jacobi and this is my podcast “With love and data”. It’s about humans and machines creating epic stuff together. I’m meeting the smartest marketeers, creatives and AI specialists. Together, we discuss how to marry the amazing world of data science and AI with crazy, inspiring ideas.
 
The Innovator Diaries podcast chats with hundreds of leaders and groundbreakers from all industries, including world record holders, CEOs, Olympic athletes, best-selling authors, high-level coaches, hall of fame inductees and survivors of major life events. The conversations are focused on topics that affect everybody: innovation, creativity, imagination, problem-solving, decision making, growth, taking action, team building, negotiation, discipline, developing habits, leadership, resilience ...
 
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Catch this Ask AI interview with Arooj Ahmed Qureshi, Data Scientist at EnPowered, the Waterloo-based energy payment platform that predicts spikes in electricity prices, allowing customers to shift usage to save on average 48% on electricity costs while also reducing emissions. Click here to get all the links and stream the video from our episode p…
 
Catch this Team Check-in with Greg Johnston, President of Carl Data Solutions, the Vancouver-based predictive analytics startup that recently signed an environmental monitoring deal with Los Angeles Sanitation Districts, a utility that serves over 5.6 million people. Get all the links and steam the video version from our episode post: https://www.a…
 
Catch this Team Check-in with Ivan Zhang, co-founder at Cohere, the Toronto NLP startup that recently raised $125M in its Series B round and hired an AI leader from Apple to head up its new office in Palo Alto. Get all the links and download as a podcast from our episode post: https://www.askai.org/post/e39-how-is-cohere-building-a-global-nlp-power…
 
The first stethoscope was invented in 1819 by the French physician R.T.H. Laënnec who in described the use of a "perforated wooden cylinder" to transmit sounds from the patient’s chest to the physician’s ear. Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as host Melissa Kargianakkis sits down with Dr. Jacob Jaremko, University of Alberta professor,…
 
Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as host Jaxson Khan sits down with Dr. Samuel Aparicio, the Chair in Breast Cancer Research at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Head of the BC Cancer Research Institute Department of Breast and Molecular Oncology to ask the question: How can AI be used to help predict breast cancer? Get all …
 
Medical device manufacturers are now using AI to innovate their products to better assist healthcare providers and improve patient care. But clearly there are risks to be overcome. Tune in to this episode as our Team Check-In host Carolyne Pelletier sits dow with David Boudreau, Director General of Medical Devices at Health Canada to ask the questi…
 
Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as our host Melissa Kargiannakis sits down with Cory Janssen, Co-CEO and Co-founder at AltaML to ask the question: How is applied (and responsible) AI impacting enterprise competitiveness? Get all the links from our episode post: https://www.askai.org/post/e35-how-is-applied-and-responsible-ai-impacting…
 
While many healthcare organizations have adopted virtual care to reach patients during COVID-19, these solutions lack the high resolution, scientifically calibrated images, sub-millimeter accuracy, and proper lighting that are critical to remotely assessing and treating wounds. Tune in to this Team Check-In as host Carolyne Pelletier checks in with…
 
Any oil spill is disastrous — ecologically, economically, and socially. Transport Canada estimates that there are approximately 20,000 oil tanker movements off the coasts of Canada each year, mostly on the Atlantic coast. Tune in to this Ask AI Team Check-In as host Carolyne Pelletier checks in with Saeed Mohammadiun and Guanji Hu of the UBC Life C…
 
Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as host Jaxson Khan sits down with Mark Speaker, an industry leader with over 20 years of experience in guiding digital transformation and technology innovation to ask the question: How can AI make a positive impact in carbon-intensive industries? Get all the links from our episode post: https://www.ask…
 
NEW FORMAT! Check out the first episode in our new "Team Check-Ins" where host Carolyne Pelletier drops in on some of the most advanced teams working in #ArtificiaIntelligence today. In this first show, she speaks with Bruce Duong, P.Eng. from the DICE team at Alberta Innovates to ask: How will the DICE program help Canada’s energy industry? Visit …
 
Ask AI host Jaxson Khan sits down with Lawrence Richer, Vice-Dean, Clinical Research University of Alberta to ask the question: How do clinical researchers approach artificial intelligence technology? Get all the links from our episode post. ABOUT ASK AI Ask AI is a volunteer project exploring Canada's fast-emerging artificial intelligence sector. …
 
Tune in to this episode of the Ask AI podcast as host Melissa Kargiannakis sits down with Manal Siddiqui, CEO, and Pietro Gagliano, Chief Vision Officer at Transitional Forms to ask the question: How will AI create immersive content for the metaverse? It's an enlightening glimpse into the inner workings of this studio-lab that's creating the future…
 
Lance Tanaka is the Founder of the Lance Tanaka Group that’s been operating for 20 years. On top of that, Lance Tanaka is also the consulting company’s Managing Director, offering executive coaching for top-tier multinational companies all over the globe. Meet Lance Tanaka.
 
Click here to get all the links from our episode post. Any organization with an IT team that consists of more than a few people faces the same question with virtually every new digital project: "Should we build, or buy?". It's a ligitimate dilemma, with customization and IP assets on one side being weighed against lower cost and faster time-to-mark…
 
Professor Rafael Pelayo is a Sleep Expert that has helped many people unlock their way to better slumber. As a Professor of Sleep Disorders, his insights are beneficial to most of the populace that are not getting their good night’s rest. Meet Rafael Pelayo.
 
Nick Marshall is a Australian Hero. Nick Marshall is the Founder of Surf Life Physio. He is the physiotherapist for the Australian Surf Lifesaving Team as well as on-field Physio for Australian rugby teams and Swimming Australia. Nick Marhsall is an advocate for surf lifesaving activities. He is the founder of Albatross Nippers a program that helps…
 
Tom Ascott speaks to Giedrimas Jeglinskas, NATO Assistant Secretary General, and former Vice-Minister of Defence of Lithuania. The pair discuss what role NATO plays in information ecosystems and how NATO can help combat disinformation, as well as how diversity and inclusion can generate new and creative solutions and the importance of diversity in …
 
Ask AI host Jaxson Khan sits down with Anna Kazantseva, Research Officer for Indigenous Language Technologies at the National Research Council and asked the question: Can AI help to preserve indigenous languages? Visit our episode post to get all the story links: https://www.askai.org/post/episode-26-can-ai-help-preserve-indigenous-languages ABOUT …
 
Robyn Monro Miller is a true advocate of child play and adult play alike. One thing that keeps her driven is the idea of cultivating happy and healthy childhoods. Robyn Monro Miller is the President of the International Play Association (IPA). As an expert in play, she’s all about sharing the significance of such acts not just for one’s physical we…
 
Can we make our data stronger, safer, and more secure by pooling it together? This week Tom Ascott speaks to Astha Kapoor, Co-Founder and Director of the AAPTI Institute in India. They discuss how new ideas of data unions, data co-ops and data stewardship are providing a model for how citizens can come together and collectively bargain with the sta…
 
What is time? This week Tom talks to Emily Thomas, a philosopher of time and travel, about how time and technology interact. They discuss how the timeline affects how we perceive time, if going on Twitter is like going on holiday, and the different ways technology might let us have experiences outside of time. The pair also give an overview of the …
 
Maggie Dent is steadfast in her mission to help parents raise their children in healthier and more fulfilling ways. With her eye-opening insights on parenthood, Maggie Dent is making a difference in the lives of families from all walks of life. Maggie Dent is one of Australia’s most beloved parenting experts, who is also a renowned author and educa…
 
This episode Tom speaks to Areeq Chowdhury, the founder and director of WebRoots Democracy. WebRoots was a think tank focused on progressive and inclusive technology policy which ran for almost seven years. The pair discuss digital voting, facial recognition software and if social media companies should pay a user-based tax to fund digital literacy…
 
David Knoff is a true trailblazer that has proven he can lead in whatever condition he’s put in. After all, he’s gone through what most of the Earth’s population will never experience in their lifetime. David Knoff is an Antarctic expeditioner who spent over 530 days in Antarctica due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While there, he served as the Station …
 
Should we treat characters in games the same way we treat real people? Is it ethical to run over someone over in Grand Theft Auto? And what about us, does it say something about our moral character if we spend all day in our underwear playing games? This week Tom Ascott speaks to Sebastian Ostritsch, Assistant Professor at Stuttgart University, abo…
 
Pasi Sahlberg is an award-winning educator and author who originally hails from Finland. Pasi Sahlberg is a professor not just by profession but also by heart. He is also called the School Improvement Activist as he has advised governments around the world on this matter. Pasi Sahlberg currently resides in Australia, working as a Professor of Educa…
 
What would a world look like if it was made by AI? This week Mitchell Baxter, Director at Lazy Monday Games, explains how AI helps in designing video games. He and host Tom Ascott talk about where the technology is now, the challenges in balancing unique and bespoke art with generative assets, and the assistance that new technology offers to artist…
 
Peter Doherty discovered the role of T cells in the immune system together with Swiss scientist Rolf Zinkernagel. By doing so, Peter Doherty received the highly sought-after Nobel Prize in Medicine. Peter Doherty insightful discovery in the flourishing field of immunology has also made him one of Australia’s National Living Treasures. Meet Peter Do…
 
This week Tom Ascott talks with Kate Devlin a Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence at King's College London and author of Turned On. The pair discusses the ethics and morality around sex robots and they touch on artificial intimacy, algorithmic attraction, and tackles the thorny question of should you say thank you to Alex…
 
John Lee Dumas is the founder and host of the award-winning podcast Entrepreneurs On Fire that has amassed over 100 million listeners. John Lee Dumas is also the author behind the book The Common Path to Uncommon Success: A Roadmap to Financial Freedom and Fulfillment. Meet John Lee Dumas.
 
Platforms could replace their metrics based on engagement and growth with metrics based on happiness, community strength and wellbeing. In this episode, Tom Ascott talks to Christine Jakobson, a tech ethics researcher, and consultant, about how platforms can respond to the growing issues of disinformation and online hate to create a more friendly t…
 
Islamophobia has been wielded as a weapon to draw support from right wing actors as well as to disenfranchise Muslim populations. In this episode Zahed Amanullah, a Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, explains how Islamophobia has been refined, amplified and duplicated into a process that is being used globally. He and h…
 
Jesse Krieger is the founder and publisher of Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press, The Publisher for The Passionate. Jesse Krieger has helped 100+ authors from all over the globe in their journey towards writing and distributing their works. On top of that, Jesse Krieger is a two-time bestselling author who has been featured on over 50 media outlets for …
 
It’s taken us ten weeks but it’s finally time to address the elephant in the room: cryptocurrency! This week Erica Stanford, founder of the Crypto Curry Club and author ‘Crypto Wars: Faked Deaths, Missing Billions and Industry Disruption’, talks Tom Ascott through everything crypto. The episode starts with the basics of Bitcoin and ramps up to comp…
 
The internet has been a platform for creating new tools and engaging platforms. But these innovations are also being used by those who would seek to perpetrate violence against women. In this episode Vaibhav Sahgal, a Senior Manager at The Economist Intelligence Unit, explains the problems that women face online and what solutions are on the horizo…
 
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