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Computational Media Creation
Season 02 Episode 05

Computational Media Creation

Deep fakes are here, a result of astounding innovation in computational media creation. Stanford professor Maneesh Agrawala joins Dirk and Jon to talk about advances in and challenges with machine creation of video and journalism.

AI & Augmented Storytelling
Season 02 Episode 04

AI & Augmented Storytelling

Artificial intelligence already writes stock and minor league sports blurbs. Is storytelling next? AI researcher Snigdha Chaturvedi joins Dirk and Jon to share her research projects developing AI augmented storytelling tools.

NLP - Natural Language Processing
Season 02 Episode 03

NLP – Natural Language Processing

The human voice is helping to drive the future of automation. Systran and Adobe veteran Shivali Goel joins Dirk and Jon to explain how Natural Language Processing, or NLP, is powering the AI of today and tomorrow.

Origins of Social Media
Season 02 Episode 02

Origins of Social Media

Social media connects friends and strangers as never before. Cornell’s Lee Humphreys, author of The Qualified Self, joins Dirk and Jon to explore centuries-old social traditions now updated for a world of mobile and AI technology.

UI & Artificial Intelligence
Season 02 Episode 01

UI & Artificial Intelligence

We communicate with artificial intelligence via user interface, or UI. AI innovator Erica Lee joins Dirk and Jon to talk about the present and future of people communication with our smart machines.

When Will AI Exceed Human Performance?
Season 01 Episode 12

When Will AI Exceed Human Performance?

Researcher Katja Grace joins Dirk and Jon to discuss upcoming AI achievements. We then explore expert predictions in Katja’s research paper, When Will AI Exceed Human Performance?, to project when key advances will happen.

Innovation in Lifelong Learning
Season 01 Episode 11

Innovation in Lifelong Learning

What is the future of lifelong learning? Entrepreneur Jessica Yung joins Dirk and Jon to discuss methods, philosophies, and companies active at the leading edge of self-directed learning.

Student-Driven Learning
Season 01 Episode 10

Student-Driven Learning

How do ambitious and driven students enhance their educational experience? Research engineer and recent graduate Vaidheeswaran Archana joins Dirk and Jon to talk AI and share her educational experiences.

Higher Education Innovations
Season 01 Episode 09

Higher Education Innovations

What is the state-of-the-art in higher education? Ben Nelson, the founder of Minerva Schools, joins Dirk and Jon to share his innovative approach to higher education and the unique experience offered by his institution.

High School Innovations
Season 01 Episode 08

High School Innovations

What is the state-of-the-art in high school education? Principal Pam Pedersen joins Dirk and Jon to talk about the approach of and experience at her school, Innovations Early College High School.

How Humans Learn
Season 01 Episode 07

How Humans Learn

How do we best learn? Design philosopher Stephen Anderson joins Dirk and Jon to explore various ways that people learn. The conversation spans kinetic learning, games as educational tools, and traditional theories like Montessori.

Poker, Artificial Intelligence & Learning
Season 01 Episode 06

Poker, Artificial Intelligence & Learning

The Libratus AI beating top poker pros is just the public face of a revolution in poker strategy. Journalist Ben Saxton joins Dirk and Jon to explain poker engines, cutting-edge strategy, and tips on how to learn.

How AI Solved Poker
Season 01 Episode 05

How AI Solved Poker

How did Libratus AI beat some of the top heads-up poker pros in the world? Libratus co-creator Noam Brown joins Dirk and Jon to talk about how Libratus taught itself and devised innovative strategies to conquer this popular game

How AI Superiority Changes Human Endeavor
Season 01 Episode 04

How AI Superiority Changes Human Endeavor

How has AI changed chess since Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in 1997? Cognitive scientist Christopher Chabris joins Dirk and Jon to talk about the evolution of chess in the machine era, and how it will inform future impacts of AI.

Smartware and emerging technologies
Season 01 Episode 03

Smartware and emerging technologies

Which technologies synergize with artificial intelligence? Leandro Agro joins Dirk and Jon to explore big data, the Internet of Things, virtual and augmented realities, 3d printing, and the identity graph.

Understanding artificial intelligence
Season 01 Episode 02

Understanding artificial intelligence

What is artificial intelligence? It’s not what media and entertainment are making us believe. Tobi Bosede joins Dirk and Jon to demystify AI and help us better see the path ahead.

Technology and the Origins of Creativity
Season 01 Episode 01

Technology and the Origins of Creativity

Which came first, technology or humanity? The answer might surprise you. Anthropologist Carie Little Hersh joins Dirk and Jon to look at creativity, technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) through the lens of science.

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Season 02 Episode 05

Computational Media Creation