AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

AI Today Podcast #012: Chatbots – Are they Useful?

Humans were born to talk and communicate. Much of the brain is devoted to generating, sensing, processing, and understanding speech and communications in its various forms. When humans were building their first civilizations we were also expanding the spoken and written form of communication. We didn’t start communication with swipes and types, in fact for … Read more

AI Today Podcast #011: BMW investing in AI – Interview with Sam Huang of BMW iVentures

AI Today Podcast #011: BMW investing in AI – Interview with Sam Huang of BMW iVentures

Companies across the board are investing in AI, and certainly automotive companies are ahead of the pack. The progress towards autonomous vehicles, more intelligent driving assistance, and even things like automated parking and crash avoidance are all evidence of AI impacting the automotive industry in deep ways. In addition, there’s a wide range of non-AI … Read more

AI Today Podcast #010: AI, Universities and the Knowledge Gap with Steve Kuyan of FutureLabs

AI Today Podcast #010: AI, Universities and the Knowledge Gap with Steve Kuyan of FutureLabs

NYU Tandon and FutureLabs recently ran an AI Summit (Oct 30-31, 2017) where Cognilytica and AI Today were proud partners.  We were able to sit down with Steve Kuyan, a managing Director at FutureLabs to get this thoughts on the Summit, how artificial intelligence is currently being taught in universities, and the knowledge gap that’s … Read more

AI Today Podcast #009: Investing in AI with John Frankel of ffVC

AI Today Podcast #009: Investing in AI with John Frankel of ffVC

In this week’s podcast we interviewed John Frankel, Founding Partner at ff Venture Capital. We discussed his firm’s role at NYU FutureLabs Summit (where Cognilytica was a proud partner), the current state of the AI market from an investor’s perspective, and advice for enterprise and startup companies looking to have an AI strategy. Episode Sponsors: … Read more

AI Today Podcast #008: Weak, Strong AI – Do these Terms Matter?

AI Today Podcast #008: Weak, Strong AI – Do these Terms Matter?

Artificial Intelligence has a broad spectrum of ability.  Many people try to classify AI as weak or strong, depending on how generally intelligent we want this system to be. The more an AI system approaches the abilities of a human, with all the intelligence, emotion, broad applicability of knowledge, the more “strong” it is. On … Read more

AI Today Podcast #007: AI in the FinTech Industry: Interview with Kumar Srivastava

AI Today Podcast #007: AI in the FinTech Industry: Interview with Kumar Srivastava

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making its presence felt in a wide range of industries. In this podcast, we interview Kumar Srivastava of the BNY Mellon Silicon Valley Innovation center on how AI is impacting fintech and what the future holds for the industry. Episode Sponsors: For over 25 years, QS has been helping prospective MBA … Read more

AI Today Podcast #006: Should We Regulate AI? If So, How?

AI Today Podcast #006: Should We Regulate AI? If So, How?

As the pursuit of AI continues, notable technologists and tech titans are sounding the warning bells for what possibly could happen in a future world dominated by superintelligent AI systems. Cognilytica wrote about this extensively in our Should We Be Scared of AI? [Cognilytica Research CG02] document and companion podcast. In that article, we write … Read more

AI Today Podcast #005: The AI Winters

AI Today Podcast #005: The AI Winters

Show Notes: Like all technologies, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not immune to the waves of obscurity, hyped promotion, plateauing of interest, and decline. In fact, the AI industry has been through two such major waves of interest, hype, plateau, and decline, commonly referred to as the “AI Winters”. Now that we’re on our third major … Read more

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.

AI Today Podcast #004 – Guest Expert: James Barrat author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”. Show Notes: On today’s show we interview James Barrat, author of “Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era”.  We discuss why James wrote this book 3 years ago now, how … Read more

AI Today Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?”

AI Today Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?”

Podcast #003 – Guest Expert: Oliver Christie: “Have predictions for AI in 2017 Come True?” Show Notes: On today’s show we interview guest expert Oliver Christie and discuss his 5 predictions for artificial intelligence in 2017.  Now that we’re about two thirds of the way through 2017 we discuss what happened with his predictions – … Read more