7 episodes

The Nerds and Nodes Podcast serves as a deep dive into the minds of experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fields of biomedical sciences, engineering, business, humanities and more. The McMaster Artificial Intelligence Society is a group of students dedicated to the study and implementation of AI to students at McMaster and across Canada.

Nerds and Nodes: The Mac AI Podcast McMaster AI Society

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The Nerds and Nodes Podcast serves as a deep dive into the minds of experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the fields of biomedical sciences, engineering, business, humanities and more. The McMaster Artificial Intelligence Society is a group of students dedicated to the study and implementation of AI to students at McMaster and across Canada.

    Episode 7: Gayleen Gray on the current goals and challenges of IT in higher education

    Episode 7: Gayleen Gray on the current goals and challenges of IT in higher education

    Gal is joined by Gayleen Gray, the CTO of McMaster University, as they dive into the current goals, challenges, and responsibilities of IT in postsecondary institutions. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 6: Matthew Jordan, Pt. 2 - Human vs. Computer intelligence, creativity, and learning

    Episode 6: Matthew Jordan, Pt. 2 - Human vs. Computer intelligence, creativity, and learning

    Matthew joins the podcast once again; this time to compare computer intelligence to human intelligence, as well as to describe the interplay between the two. 

    • 51 min
    Episode 5: Matthew Jordan on the history of AI from the 20th century to the modern day

    Episode 5: Matthew Jordan on the history of AI from the 20th century to the modern day

    Gal is joined by Matthew Jordan, one of the founding members of the McMaster AI Society, as they discuss the history and evolution of AI throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. 

    • 1 hr
    Episode 4: John Weigelt on the consequences of adversarial AI and how we protect computer security

    Episode 4: John Weigelt on the consequences of adversarial AI and how we protect computer security

    Gal is joined by John Weigelt, the National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada, for a discussion on the implications of adversarial AI within the world of computer security and data governance. 

    • 47 min
    Episode 3: Dr. Jodie Lobana on the governance and ethics of AI in business

    Episode 3: Dr. Jodie Lobana on the governance and ethics of AI in business

    In this episode, Gal is joined by Dr. Jodie Lobana, an award-winning management consultant and chair of the advisory board for Mac AI, for a discussion on the rules and guidelines that govern the use of ethical AI in the world of business. 

    • 59 min
    Episode 2: Dr. Jon Stokes on deep learning for antibiotic discovery and the future of education in AI

    Episode 2: Dr. Jon Stokes on deep learning for antibiotic discovery and the future of education in AI

    Gal is joined by Dr. Jonathan Stokes, an assistant professor at McMaster University in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, for a deep dive into the applications of deep learning and AI to discover novel antibiotics. 

    • 56 min

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