7 episodes

Unravel the complexities of AI with The AI Grapple Podcast, hosted by Kate vanderVoort. Dive into thought-provoking discussions on the most critical AI issues shaping our world. Perfect for marketers and business professionals, this podcast is your guide to integrating AI responsibly and ethically into your organization. Join us as we navigate the future of technology and its profound impact on humanity.

The AI Grapple The AI Grapple

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Unravel the complexities of AI with The AI Grapple Podcast, hosted by Kate vanderVoort. Dive into thought-provoking discussions on the most critical AI issues shaping our world. Perfect for marketers and business professionals, this podcast is your guide to integrating AI responsibly and ethically into your organization. Join us as we navigate the future of technology and its profound impact on humanity.

    Ep 7: Lee Schofield: The Importance of Soft Skills in the World of AI

    Ep 7: Lee Schofield: The Importance of Soft Skills in the World of AI

    In this episode of The AI Grapple, host Kate vanderVoort sits down with Lee Schofield, co-founder of Future For Now, to explore the evolving landscape of AI. Lee shares his journey from finance to AI, highlighting the intersection of social sciences and technology. The discussion covers the importance of AI literacy, strategies for integrating AI in organisations, and the critical role of ethics and responsibility in AI implementation.

    • 55 min
    Ep 6: Stu Jordan: Embracing AI Disruption with the Founder of Evolution Unleashed

    Ep 6: Stu Jordan: Embracing AI Disruption with the Founder of Evolution Unleashed

    In this practical episode of The AI Grapple Podcast, host Kate VanderVoort sits down with Stu Jordan, the founder of Evolution Unleashed. Known for his direct approach and passion for AI, Stu shares his journey from running a traditional agency to becoming a leader in AI adoption. He discusses the significant impact AI has had on his business and offers practical advice for businesses and individuals to prepare for the disruptive wave of AI. This episode is packed with actionable tips, real-world examples, and a visionary perspective on the future of AI in business.

    • 43 min
    Ep 5: Maneesh Juneja: Exploring Planetary Health and AI

    Ep 5: Maneesh Juneja: Exploring Planetary Health and AI

    In this episode of The AI Grapple podcast, host Kate vanderVoort from Social Mediology is joined by Maneesh Juneja, a visionary Planetary Health Futurist. Maneesh delves into the convergence of emerging technologies and their potential to create a healthier and happier world. He emphasizes the importance of making choices today that benefit everyone, not just the privileged few.

    • 38 min
    Ep 4: Julian Moore: Embracing AI

    Ep 4: Julian Moore: Embracing AI

    In this episode, Kate vanderVoort talks with Julian Moore, a renowned AI enthusiast and expert who has been instrumental in helping organisations leverage AI to improve their operations and achieve significant growth. Julian shares his incredible journey from negotiating on an aircraft carrier to creating an AI-powered music channel. They discuss how AI can be integrated into various business functions and the cultural shift needed within organizations to embrace AI technology. Julian also highlights some unique AI projects, including an AI board member and his success with AI-generated music.

    • 42 min
    Ep 3: Tracey Spicer: Unmasking AI Bias

    Ep 3: Tracey Spicer: Unmasking AI Bias

    In this episode of The AI Grapple, host Kate vanderVoort is joined by Tracey Spicer AM, an acclaimed author, journalist, and broadcaster. Tracey brings her extensive experience in media and her deep concern for ethical AI to the table, discussing the pivotal issues of bias, inclusivity, and regulation in artificial intelligence. She shares personal anecdotes, insights from her recent book ”Man-Made: How the bias of the past is being built into the future,” and her perspective on the future of AI.

    • 43 min
    Ep 2: Fiona Wilhelm: Empowering the Workplace: Human-Centred AI Integration

    Ep 2: Fiona Wilhelm: Empowering the Workplace: Human-Centred AI Integration

    Welcome to Episode 2 of the AI Grapple Podcast, hosted by Kate vanderVoort. In this episode, Kate is joined by Fiona Wilhelm, a renowned speaker, author, and director at KPMG Australia’s Data and AI Collaboration Centre. Fiona’s expertise lies in leveraging AI to empower employees and optimize workplace efficiency through human-centered design.
    Throughout the episode, Fiona shares her journey into the world of AI, offering insights on the integration of AI in business and its potential to revolutionize daily tasks. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the importance of not leading with technology, the value of celebrating existing employees, and creating a culture of experimentation and play within the workplace.
    Fiona discusses her first awe-inspiring encounter with AI and how she began thinking about its potential use cases. She emphasizes the significance of human interaction in validating AI use cases and enhancing inclusivity in global roles. Kate and Fiona also delve into the overlooked aspects of AI integration, such as the need for a ground-up approach and the importance of consulting frontline workers who truly understand the technology’s impact.
    One of the highlights of the episode is Fiona’s explanation of how AI can democratize information and improve decision-making processes. She shares practical examples, including the development of KimChat, KPMG’s internal AI tool that empowers employees by making information more accessible and reducing administrative burdens.
    The discussion also touches on managing fears and concerns about AI in the workplace. Fiona offers strategies for addressing these issues, emphasizing the importance of upfront communication and normalizing the conversation around AI’s impact on jobs. She highlights the opportunities AI presents for re-skilling and evolving business models, ultimately leading to more empathetic and inclusive workplaces.
    As the episode concludes, Fiona shares her vision for the future of AI, predicting flatter organizational structures and more empowered employees. She encourages listeners to actively participate in shaping this future by embracing AI tools and fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptation.
    Join Kate and Fiona for an engaging and insightful conversation that will inspire you to think differently about AI and its role in transforming the workplace.
    To connect with Fiona Wilhelm and learn more about integrating AI into your business, reach out to her via LinkedIn. Don't forget to subscribe to the AI Grapple Podcast on your favourite platform and share this episode with your friends and colleagues.
    Stay curious and keep grappling with AI!LINKS:
    Website: https://www.fionawilhelm.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fiona-wilhelm-22500522/

    • 56 min

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