12 episodes

From the Jetsons to the Terminator, our expectations of AI looked very different 20 or even 10 years ago.
Season 1 explored the many ways that Artificial Intelligence is benefiting our society. But recent studies show that Canadians still have concerns.
This season is all about asking the experts the tough questions when it comes to AI and public trust: How will AI affect privacy? Is AI innovation at odds with public safety? Will AI help or hinder the shift to a more equitable society?

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    • Technology

From the Jetsons to the Terminator, our expectations of AI looked very different 20 or even 10 years ago.
Season 1 explored the many ways that Artificial Intelligence is benefiting our society. But recent studies show that Canadians still have concerns.
This season is all about asking the experts the tough questions when it comes to AI and public trust: How will AI affect privacy? Is AI innovation at odds with public safety? Will AI help or hinder the shift to a more equitable society?

    Could AI prevent the next pandemic?

    Could AI prevent the next pandemic?

    From detecting breast cancer in x-ray scans, to predicting emergency room volumes, to alerting governments to a potential pandemic, AI has become a critical tool in the healthcare industry. But how reliable is this technology, and how much should we depend on it when human lives are at risk?

    • 31 min
    How can AI build more inclusive workplaces?

    How can AI build more inclusive workplaces?

    Over the last few years, countless companies and organizations are getting wise to the fact that diverse teams perform better, and that AI may have a role to play when it comes to dismantling bias, and building a more inclusive and equitable workforce. But what are the risks of trusting an algorithm to assemble a team?

    • 32 min
    Is facial recognition technology trustworthy?

    Is facial recognition technology trustworthy?

    Whether it's unlocking your phone with your face, or sorting through pictures of your friends, chances are you've interacted with facial recognition technology over the last few years. And while facial recognition tech makes our lives more organized and convenient, it can also be used in concerning ways.

    • 25 min
    Can we afford not to trust AI?

    Can we afford not to trust AI?

    According to a recent study by Deloitte, the majority of Canadians don’t trust A.I. But where does that distrust come from, and what are the repercussions of letting it stifle A.I. innovation?

    • 26 min
    Coming soon: Season 2 of A.I. Meets World

    Coming soon: Season 2 of A.I. Meets World

    In season 1 of A.I. Meets World, we explored the many ways that Artificial Intelligence is benefiting our society. But recent studies show that Canadians still have concerns.
    Season 2 of A.I. Meets World is all about asking the experts the tough questions when it comes to AI and public trust: How will AI affect privacy? Is AI innovation at odds with public safety? Will AI help or hinder the shift to a more equitable society? Join tech author and founder Avery Swartz as she guides listeners on a four-episode journey, examining the potential of AI, trying to understand why Canadians don’t trust it, and envisioning a society that leverages AI for good.

    • 2 min
    AI Next Gen

    AI Next Gen

    We talk about how millennials are technology-obsessed ‘digital natives’, but what will these advancements mean for the future generation of workers who are “AI natives”?
    Becky and Navneet talk to Navid Nathoo, of the Knowledge Society, an accelerator program for tech-savvy young people, and Marat Kristal, the soon-to-be head of Schulich’s Masters of Management in AI program. How do we support the current workforce in developing skills to keep up? And how do we prepare our young people for a future we can’t even imagine yet?

    • 31 min

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