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AI Ignition: Artificial Intelligence. Natural conversations.

A video and podcast series intended to ignite applied AI conversations in the Age of With™

Artificial intelligence continues to change the world around us at a dizzying pace. Each month, host Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute, explores the human side of AI through thought-provoking conversations with today’s AI leaders.

A closer look at the future of AI

Join Beena Ammanath, executive director of the Deloitte AI Institute and technology optimist, as she dives into the hottest topics and trends in artificial intelligence. Each episode will feature conversations with creators, implementers, collaborators, and experts exploring where AI began and where it’s going. Tune in each month to discover new episodes available via video interview or podcast.

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Ignite your AI curiosity with Kay Firth-Butterfield

Applying AI ethically

As AI continues to be deployed across a wide array of industries, companies and governments must set good governance and ethical foundations in order for successful human-machine collaboration. Tune in to our conversation with Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning at the World Economic Forum, as she shares her expertise on strategically and ethically implementing AI.

Don't be pushed with the idea that everyone will be using AI…make it a thoughtful choice to buy artificial intelligence and learn about the ethical issues beforehand.

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Ignite your AI curiosity with Dr. Anima Anandkumar

How will the job market change with the evolution of AI?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our adoption of AI in our day to day habits. Consumer spending habits are changing, corporations are becoming comfortable with employees working from home and shortly we will begin to see the impact on the job market. Will your organization be ready to train new employees, retrain current employees and recruit new candidates on a global scale? Join Anima as she dives deeper into the rising opportunities with AI.

We will see things evolve much more quickly because the pandemic has created different conditions; remote work is now widely accepted.

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Ignite your AI curiosity with Dr. Vivienne Ming

The transformative power of humans with AI

Imagine if you had a workforce of people who could tackle the most challenging problems of the world because they recognized the power of humans with AI. Tune into our AI Ignition episode featuring Dr. Vivienne Ming to hear more about how AI helps us invest in humans and how that can bring the best out of your workforce.

AI is not magic. In fact, what I like to describe it as is an immensely powerful tool, but the solutions are ours.

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Ignite your AI curiosity with Nick Thompson

Endless opportunities of AI

AI is changing everything. It went from being an outsider of the power structure to being THE power structure and the opportunities of it are endless. Nick Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, shares his thoughts on some of the most incredible changes that AI could have in areas like medicine and education. Think about an AI system that tailors a child’s education journey or quickly developing new drugs to make people healthier. Nick believes the key to achieving it all is to have humans and AI working together efficiently.

AI is extremely good at reading images and identifying tumors, but it hasn’t replaced the radiologists; what it has done has allowed the radiologist to be much more efficient.

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Ignite your AI curiosity with Dr. Andrew Ng

Will AI penetrate every industry?

In today’s world, it’s hard to imagine an industry that won’t be impacted by AI. From education, to manufacturing, to agriculture, the possibilities of AI are endless. Andrew Ng, founder and CEO of Landing AI, shares his thoughts on the rise of AI beyond the software industry and the importance of being a lifelong learner to take advantage of the transformative possibilities of AI.

I want to hear about your business problems and then it is my job to brainstorm whether or not there is an AI solution in terms of your key business problems.

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