The technology we were promised as kids, what we got, and what's coming next.
Real AI for Risk Prediction
Canada’s biggest life insurance company has seen a lot of change in its history. Not since the invention of the adding machine a year after Manulife first opened its doors in 1887 has the company had a more powerful tool at its disposal. And this tool predicts the future.
Real AI for Missing Children
Every parent knows the heart-stopping experience of losing sight of their child at a park or that first time they go out into the world with their friends. More than 30,000 children disappear every year, and while most of them are found within 24 hours, time is critical for investigators compiling the case. Missing Children Society of Canada is leveraging artificial intelligence to comb through social media accounts looking for critical clues in a race against the clock. Our Michael Hainsworth spoke to @MCSCanada's @AmandaRightNow and Microsoft's @WirelessLife to learn how #RealAI is being used to reunite families.
Real AI for Healthcare
Real AI is being used today to help stop a killer in its tracks, one that will claim 25% of Canadians in their lifetimes. At BC Cancer in Vancouver, Doctor Sam Aparicio says he has “huge optimism” over the role artificial intelligence is playing in cancer research and precision treatment. Meantime, AI is being used to make hospitals more efficient for patients, families, and staff.
Real AI For Agriculture and Climate Change
"We're eating the planet to death," we're warned. But Real AI is being used today to fight climate change while feeding more of us more efficiently. Terramera's Karn Manhas and Ranveer Chandra of Microsoft show Michael Hainsworth how artificial intelligence is being used for the good of the planet and its people.
Real AI for Sustainability in the Public Sector
Artificial Intelligence is being deployed to protect the environment by cleaning up abandoned mines, determining the best locations for electric vehicle charging stations, and keeping cheating appliances off the electrical grid. At Natural Resources Canada, Vik Pant is leading the charge, but he can’t do it alone. “That's not something that can be done humanly at any scale,” he says. There’s simply too much data to wade through.
Geeks & Beats Announcement
Big news from the world's most popular podcast with Alan Cross and Michael Hainsworth!
The show will go on!
If you stay subscribed, the show will morph into a whole new podcast about the technology we were promised as kids, what we actually got, be what’s coming next. Stay tuned for Michael Hainsworth’s Where’s My Jetpack on this iTunes feed!
Really sorry to hear this podcast is ending. I’ve really enjoyed listening the banter between Allan and Chris. I will miss the weekly podcasts. Maybe rethink the format and content for a more general podcast about technology geared towards a general audience on a less frequent basis. Thank you gentlemen.
Lots of Fun
These 2 are great together. Looking forward to the return after Labour Day. And to the guy who disputes that it is the world’s
most popular podcast...have you heard of tongue in cheek?