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The AI Element

Jan 14, 2020

S2E6 - Histories of AI: Ancient Greek Myths and the Last AI Boom

In 2020, and for our first episode in the new decade, we thought it would be good to continue to dig deeper into how AI has developed over time. Learning about the roots of AI, we are reminded that the north star of this field has always been what we tend...


Dec 19, 2019

In this bonus interview, historian, researcher and former TV star Jonnie Penn is joined by our Head of Public Policy and Government Relations Marc-Etienne Ouimette to talk about the history of AI. In the interview, Jonnie looks to the past to help answer a number of important questions about the future of AI. For...


Dec 10, 2019

Bonus Episode - An Interview with Yohsua Bengio 

Can AI be used to help solve Climate Change? If so, how? 

In this bonus interview, world renowned machine learning researcher Yoshua Bengio joins host Alex Shee to talk about AI’s role in solving the climate crisis. Segments of this interview was featured on our episode...


Nov 28, 2019

This week we’re exploring if and how AI can help build a sustainable future. From solving climate change to improving health care, AI is being seen as a technology that can solve some of the world’s biggest problems. But can AI really save us? How can we be sure that AI for Good initiatives are actually helping the...


Nov 12, 2019

Will AI take our jobs? AI’s main application is in the workplace and is being applied along all levels of the payscale. Critics are worried that this could lead to job loss but like any new technology application, it depends on how we implement it. How then can we create AI products that will enhance our capacity for...