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The AI Effect is a podcast series exploring themes around the Canadian AI ecosystem. Amber Mac co-hosts with Accenture’s Jodie Wallis to examine the extraordinary pace of AI’ s technological growth, and the rewards, and perils for individuals, businesses, and society. This podcast was produced by Entertainment One's Podcast Network.

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The AI Effect is a podcast series exploring themes around the Canadian AI ecosystem. Amber Mac co-hosts with Accenture’s Jodie Wallis to examine the extraordinary pace of AI’ s technological growth, and the rewards, and perils for individuals, businesses, and society. This podcast was produced by Entertainment One's Podcast Network.

    Smart Cities

    Smart Cities

    What makes a city smart? Toronto's proposed Quayside development, a high-tech neighbourhood built by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, will feature driverless cars, automated city services and sustainable infrastructure aimed at improving quality of life. Our final episode of season two features Craig Nevill-Manning from Sidewalk Labs and Mayor of Toronto John Tory on what we can expect from the cities of the future.
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    To learn more, go to our website, theeffect.ai or accenture.com. 

    • 32 min
    Customer Service

    Customer Service

    How is AI being integrated into industries that rely heavily providing good customer service? Companies are increasingly turning to AI-driven chatbots, virtual assistants and self-service options to augment their human agents and improve customer experience. Hosts Jodie and Amber discuss the future of AI in customer service with Shopify's former SVP Data Science and Engineering David Lennie, and HeyDay.ai's Étienne Mérineau.
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    To learn more go to our website, accenture.com. 

    • 24 min
    Insurance

    Insurance

    Customer and employee safety, risk assessments and policy recommendations - machine learning is fast becoming a fundamental part of the financial services ecosystem. Hosts Jodie Wallis and Amber Mac examine AI's evolving role in financial services, particularly within insurance - featuring interviews with John Heveran of Liberty Mutual, and Tomi Poutanen from TD’s Layer 6 AI, and former CEO of Kanetix Ltd. Andrew Lo.
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    To learn more go to our website, accenture.com. 

    • 19 min
    Healthcare

    Healthcare

    Advancements in robot-assisted surgery, mental health diagnoses and workflow optimization are fuelling explosive growth for AI in healthcare. Unlike technologies that merely complement human functionality, AI today can truly augment human potential in healthcare. Featuring interviews with Anna Goldenberg from Goldenberg Labs at SickKids' Research Institute, Kenton White from Advanced Symbolics, and Bryan Smith from ThinkData Works.
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    To learn more about the topics covered in this episode, go to our website, theeffect.ai or accenture.com. 
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    • 25 min
    Agriculture and the Environment

    Agriculture and the Environment

    Factors like climate change, population growth and resource scarcity are driving the agricultural industry to innovate its approach to food production and sustainability. How can AI help overcome the biggest challenges in agriculture? Jodie and Amber examine the solutions with SomaDetect’s Bharath Sudarsan, Lauren Rathmell of Lufa Farms Greenhouse, and Intuitive’s Hassan Murad.
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    To learn more, go to our website, theeffect.ai or accenture.com. 

    • 23 min
    Industry Adoption

    Industry Adoption

    AI is all around us but will early adopters gain a competitive edge in their business practices? Our featured experts demystify the barriers to AI adoption at the enterprise level and discuss how to scale your company’s AI potential. Guests include the Republic of Estonia’s Chief Information officer Siim Sikut, Integrate.ai’s Kathryn Hume, Facebook’s AI research lead Joelle Pineau, MILA’s Valérie Pisano and the Vector Institute’s Cameron Schuler.
    To learn more, go to our website, accenture.co

    • 33 min

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