10 episodes

Host Jim Freeze, a high-energy tech enthusiast and CMO at conversational AI company Interactions, is on a quest to understand the impact of AI on business and society. AI materializes in business, academic and government innovations. It finishes our texts, analyzes complex medical data and if you ask, can recite the weather forecast or play your favorite song. Through dialogue and debate with AI executives and academics, Jim’s peeling back the layers on the ways the technology is changing our lives to understand how its impact can be as productive as possible. For more, visit interactions.com/podcast.

The ConversAItion Interactions LLC

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 48 Ratings

Host Jim Freeze, a high-energy tech enthusiast and CMO at conversational AI company Interactions, is on a quest to understand the impact of AI on business and society. AI materializes in business, academic and government innovations. It finishes our texts, analyzes complex medical data and if you ask, can recite the weather forecast or play your favorite song. Through dialogue and debate with AI executives and academics, Jim’s peeling back the layers on the ways the technology is changing our lives to understand how its impact can be as productive as possible. For more, visit interactions.com/podcast.

    Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Smarter Homes with IoT

    Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino: Smarter Homes with IoT

    Smart homes, IoT education, sustainable living—Jim is joined by IoT expert and entrepreneur Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino to talk about all things “living with tech.” Specifically, they unpack the history and future of technology in the home. 

    • 11 min
    Michael Littman: Humanity-Centered Robotics

    Michael Littman: Humanity-Centered Robotics

    How can robots can work best with humans? Jim and guest Dr. Michael Littman discuss everything from robotics design to how humans can play a role in teaching robots socially acceptable behavior, informed by Michael’s work as a co-director and researcher at Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative. You can find Michael on Twitter at @mlittmancs.

    • 11 min
    Louis Rosenberg: Making Groups Smarter with AI

    Louis Rosenberg: Making Groups Smarter with AI

    Jim is joined by Louis Rosenberg, prolific inventor and the founder and CEO of Unanimous AI, a company that uses AI to amplify the intelligence of human groups. They discuss how an approach called swarm intelligence can be used to forecast everything from the Kentucky Derby to medical diagnoses, with surprising accuracy. You can find Unanimous AI on Twitter @UnanimousAI.

    • 17 min
    Karen Hao: Reporting on AI Amid COVID-19

    Karen Hao: Reporting on AI Amid COVID-19

    Season two kicks off with Karen Hao, Senior AI Reporter at MIT Technology Review. In this episode, Karen and Jim explore the role of the media in educating the public on AI. They also discuss what it’s like for reporters who are now faced with the challenge of reporting on AI during the coronavirus pandemic. You can find Karen on Twitter @_KarenHao.

    • 16 min
    Thomas Arnold: Ethical Human-Robot Interactions

    Thomas Arnold: Ethical Human-Robot Interactions

    Jim explores ethical robot design with Thomas Arnold of the Tufts University Human-Robot Interaction Lab. Recorded in front of a live audience, they discuss the research around moral, ethical and logistical considerations when designing for human-robot interactions. With a background in theological studies, Professor Arnold offers a unique perspective on how humans respond to robots in social settings, and how interacting with these autonomous systems will, in turn, impact humans. Follow Thomas on twitter @Thomas__Arnold.

    • 18 min
    Tom Davenport: AI & the Future of Work

    Tom Davenport: AI & the Future of Work

    Jim speaks with a renowned expert on digital business, Tom Davenport, about everything from AI and the fear of job displacement to employability in an AI-driven world. A prolific author, senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics and the President's Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, Tom is always thinking about enterprise technology and its impact on the future of work. He regularly writes for publications like the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Harvard Business Review. Follow Tom on Twitter @TDav.

    • 20 min

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Awesome podcast — lots of interesting nuggets here...timely topic.

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Art & Science

Wonderful to hear some great points on the impact that AI is having on the entertainment industry and the process for casting voice talents for different types of personas. Never heard of sonic identities before. You learn something new every day.

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The AI & Voice in Entertainment

Very interesting to learn about voice actors and entertainment Industry. It’s a great discussion on how the variety of talent that are emerging. Excellent!

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