Episode 1: What is Artificial Intelligence?
Updated: Mar 5, 2021
The Ask AI interview with Kathryn Hume
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The first episode of the Ask AI Podcast kicks off with an exclusive interview with Kathryn Hume, VP of Product and Strategy at Canadian artificial intelligence powerhouse Integrate.AI.
A leading voice in North America, Kathryn is incredibly adept at explaining techniques and concepts within artificial intelligence (including "explainability" itself).
Co-hosts Jaxson Khan (Nudge.ai) and Heather Evans (Government of Ontario) lead this overview of the technologies, challenges, and myths in AI.Full of practical real-world insights, our kick-off episode is the perfect introduction to the AI sector for Canadians from all walks of life.
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Hear Kathryn's definition of artificial intelligence: 0 mins 58 secs
Supervised vs. unsupervised machine learning: 2 mins 05 secs
Why reinforcement machine learning is so exciting: 6 mins 02 secs
Artificial intelligence and the future of work: 7 mins 56 secs
The actual risks AI poses to society: 9 mins 15 secs
Explaining the concept of explainability: 10 mins 10 secs
Hear about Kathryn's career journey: 13 mins 10 secs
Integrate.AI' s "shared data platform" approach: 17 mins 56 secs
Why Toronto excites Kathryn: 19 mins 57 secs
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