SignalPath’s Brad Hirsch on Machine Meets World

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Brad Hirsh, CEO and co-founder of SignalPath, talks with Infinia ML’s James Kotecki on Machine Meets World, the interview show about artificial intelligence.

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

Stream the conversation live at 11am Eastern on Tuesday, July 7th 2020.

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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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Cognizant’s Ben Pring on Machine Meets World

Ben Pring, the Director of Cognizant’s Center for the Future of Work, recently joined Infinia ML’s James Kotecki on Machine Meets World, the interview show about artificial intelligence.

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

Recorded June 9, 2020.

Key Quote

“If we don’t want to be seen as the cigarette executives of 2040 or 2050, I think it behooves us, as people who love technology, who are in positions of some responsibility or a lot of responsibility, to use technology in a way that we won’t be the villains in the movies that are made about what went on now in another generation or two.”

“. . . the people in the plastics industry are not particularly held in high esteem now, because we can see the damage that has been done. The waste in the oceans, that those people weren’t particularly interested in the sort of damage that they unleashed, if you like. And that’s clearly the discussion we’re beginning to have around some aspects of technology at the moment.” [22:42]

Other Episode Highlights

The Machine Learning Demo that Scared Him [11:51]

The Modern Relevance of Orwell’s 1984 [18:32] — Ben says the book was published on June 9th, but it was actually published June 8th. We’re inclined to let this slide.

Regulation: Adding Traffic Signs to the Information Superhighway [27:35]

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