Axios Reporter Ina Fried on Machine Meets World

“Just adding an algorithm doesn’t make anything inherently better.”

Axios Chief Technology Correspondent Ina Fried talks artificial intelligence with Infinia ML’s James Kotecki.

This interview was recorded live on August 25, 2020.

Machine Meets World streams weekly on YouTube. The show is also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

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Lockheed Martin’s Chris Benson on Machine Meets World

“AI and ML are really about people.”

Chris Benson, Principal Emerging Technologies Strategist at Lockheed Martin, talks artificial intelligence with Infinia ML’s James Kotecki.

Machine Meets World streams live on YouTube weekly. It’s also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

Recorded live on August 18th, 2020.

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When it comes to AI, “it is up to every citizen to be aware of what is happening.”

Why does Chris Benson believe humans will eventually figure out artificial general intelligence? Because humans themselves are computational machines.

“AI and ML are really about people.”

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MIT Tech Review’s Karen Hao on Machine Meets World

Karen Hao, Senior AI Reporter at MIT Technology Review, talks artificial intelligence with Infinia ML’s James Kotecki.

Machine Meets World streams live on YouTube weekly. It’s also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

And be sure to check out Karen’s AI newsletter, The Algorithm.

Recorded August 4th, 2020.

Killer Quote

“It definitely feels urgent to have these conversations to constrain the way that we use AI, because the slower you are the more people that are harmed in the process. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that [AI decisions] are entirely irreversible if we wait too long.” [10:26]

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The challenge of an AI ethics consensus [5:04]

On her recent article, “The problems AI has today go back centuries” [18:56]

The AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) Lightning Round! [26:56]

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Emerj CEO and Podcast Host Daniel Faggella on Machine Meets World

Daniel Faggella, CEO of Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research and host of two AI podcasts, talks (what else) AI with James Kotecki of Infinia ML.

Machine Meets World streams live on YouTube weekly. It’s also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

Recorded July 21st, 2020.

Killer Quote

“Executive AI fluency is the linchpin of why money is being wasted . . . . Without that grounding, we’re going to pick bad vendors. We’re going to get sold on value propositions that nobody can deliver on. We’re going to drastically underestimate the kind of teams and data infrastructure needs we’re going to have, and we’re going to blow money where it shouldn’t go.” (13:01)

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The chasm between AI’s present and long-term implications. (5:55)

The business challenge of keeping pace with AI’s advancing capabilities. (17:30)

Why most companies could see “a net tick backwards from AI in the very near term.” (21:59)

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Forrester’s J. P. Gownder on Machine Meets World

J.P. Gownder, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester, talks artificial intelligence with James Kotecki, Director of Marketing at Infinia ML.

Machine Meets World streams live on YouTube weekly. It’s also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

Key Quote

“. . . for AI, we need to have more comprehensive governance that includes everything from ethics to explainability to accountability to bringing together all of the operational side of a model. Is it working properly? Is it being retrained continuously? Is it getting better? Does it need to be retired? But also, wedding that to some of these broader customer-relevant and employee-relevant issues.” [15:17]

“ . . . what AI is trying to do using probability is creating new conundrums that the business isn’t used to dealing with. And people aren’t very good at probabilistic thinking in the first place. So I think unfortunately, it’s one of these cases where you’ve got to bring everyone together to do this internally. My colleague Michele Goetz and I did a whole bunch of interviews around this. And we found that even some really large, sophisticated technology companies haven’t mastered every dimension of AI governance.” [16:09]

Other Highlights

A human-centered view of artificial intelligence [9:21]

The coming decade of job loss, job gains, and job transformation [24:49]

Gownder’s science fiction recommendations, which tackle inequality, climate change, and AI [27:24]

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Technovation’s Tara Chklovski on Machine Meets World

Tara Chklovski, CEO and founder of Technovation, talks artificial intelligence with James Kotecki on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

The video show streams live on YouTube weekly. It’s also available in audio form on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher.

Recorded June 23rd, 2020.

Key Quote

“Most adults don’t know how machine learning works, how the face recognition on the phone works, what’s behind all of this. And that’s the idea – kind of unpacking this black box of AI technologies because it’s everywhere.

“When you don’t know something, it can be very scary. You don’t know what the implications are and so you tend to sort of shut it down even more, and you’re resistant to any kind of re-skilling, up-skilling, which will have to happen no matter what.” [3:44]

Other Episode Highlights

A Focus on Grassroots AI [6:34]

How Technovation Demystifies AI [24:39]

The Technovation “Trick”: Adults and Kids Learn AI Together [26:51]

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