Episode 36: Predicting the World Series

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Peter and Dan discuss the ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to make predictions far better than humans, given the explosion in the amount of data in recent years.

 

 

In this episode:

  • Peter discusses how MogIA, an AI system developed by an Indian startup, correctly predicted the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, basing its analysis on 20 million data points from platforms such as Google, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Dan talks about another implication of predictive AI in sports betting. One company Unanimous AI runs a program called UNU using swarm AI, which correctly predicted the 2016 MLB playoffs and the Chicago Cubs as the World Series winner.
  • Peter and Dan discuss how we will find out the true meaning of “being a human” in the next few years as AI’s start becoming more and more capable.

Episode 35: Science Fiction Becomes Science Reality

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Episode 35 CardPeter and Dan discuss awarding the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, which involved designing a portable wireless device that can monitor and diagnose health conditions from the palm of your hand. The prize concept originated during a lunch with Qualcomm’s Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, a fellow Star Trek fan, when they decided the Tricorder medical device should exist.

In this episode:

  • Peter describes the power of incentive prizes with examples dating back to 1714, including the invention of canned food.
  • Considering the vast amounts of data in the healthcare field, Dan and Peter explain why AI will have a major role in democratizing healthcare, and how an AI diagnosis will ultimately be better than the best human experts in the world.
  • Peter describes the process of awarding a XPRIZE and the roadmap needed to bring technology to market.

Episode 33: Evolution of Humanity with AI

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Dan and Peter discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on humanity and the conversations happening around the world on this disruptive, exponentially growing technology.

 

 

In this episode:

  • Peter explains his belief that AI will be one of the most important inventions the human race will ever create, in its ability to serve us.
  • Dan discusses his belief that the greatest breakthroughs in any technological developments happen because of three things: toys, warfare and pornography.
  • Peter mentions companies working on connecting the human brain to the cloud and how this evolution of a new species of humans will change our society.

Episode 19: AI: A Tool, Not a Threat

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Episode 19Dan and Peter discuss the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence (cognitive computing) and their belief that this technology will soon tackle society’s most daunting challenges bringing exabytes of data into perspective. 

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In This Episode:

  • Dan and Peter chat about their conversation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cognitive computing expert Stephen Gold, the CMO and VP of Business Development and Partner Programs at IBM Watson
  • Dan talks about his confidence in AI pushing forward the ideas of transparency, seamless interactions, and making everything personalized and easy to use.
  • Peter discusses his belief that AI will become the most important human collaboration tool ever created, amplifying our abilities and providing a simple user interface to all exponential technologies.