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16 minutes | 5 days ago
How Josh.ai Powers Truly Smart Homes
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.
16 minutes | 19 days ago
Pinterest Powers Content Personalization with AI
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.
12 minutes | a month ago
How AI & Automation Power Remote Learning
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.
9 minutes | 2 months ago
1-800-Flowers.com Leverages AI as Business Blooms
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.
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Adam Oliner: How AI Keeps Companies Connected At Home
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.
15 minutes | 5 months ago
Dave Touretzky: Teaching Kids AI in School
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.
16 minutes | 5 months ago
Elan Mosbacher: SpotHero Brings AI to Parking
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.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic: Unlocking Employee Potential with AI
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.
12 minutes | 6 months ago
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Smarter Homes with IoT
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.
12 minutes | 7 months ago
Michael Littman: Humanity-Centered Robotics
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.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Louis Rosenberg: Making Groups Smarter with AI
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.
17 minutes | 8 months ago
Karen Hao: Reporting on AI Amid COVID-19
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.
18 minutes | a year ago
Thomas Arnold: Ethical Human-Robot Interactions
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 Thomas on twitter @Thomas__Arnold.
21 minutes | a year ago
Tom Davenport: AI & the Future of Work
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 Harvard Business Review. Follow Tom on Twitter @TDav.
14 minutes | a year ago
Jim Kennelly: AI & Voice in Entertainment
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.
18 minutes | a year ago
Susse Jensen: Voice & Designing for Inclusivity
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 Twitter @SusseSonderby.
15 minutes | a year ago
Gabriel Skantze: Social Robots & the Uncanny Valley
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.
18 minutes | a year ago
Rob Atkinson: AI Adoption & the Innovation Cycle
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 show is produced by Interactions, a conversational AI company. Follow Rob on Twitter @RobAtkinsonITIF. For more, go to interactions.com/podcast.
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