Top AI Podcasts in 2019

Posted by Alyssa Verzino on Apr 5, 2019 10:12:12 AM

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One of the best ways to keep yourself up-to-date on the latest developments in the world of AI and machine learning is a great podcast. Just like the field itself, AI-centric podcasts are continuously developing and diversifying - they’re a great way to learn while commuting, working out, and living your life. We’ve put together a roundup of five podcasts that explore the latest advances through different lenses. We’ll tell you a little bit of background about each one so that you can start to get a sense of which of these highly rated podcasts appeals most to you. 

Talking Machines

Hosted by Katherine Gorman and Neil Lawrence, Talking Machines is a long-running podcast (circa 2015) which brings clear conversations with experts in the field and insightful discussions of industry news. On the content they have to offer - “Machine Learning is changing the questions we can ask of the world around us. Here, we explore how to ask the best questions and what to do with the answers.”

Average episode length: 45 minutes

Recent guest: Andrew Beam, Senior Fellow at Flagship Pioneering and Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, on Episode 6, Season 5: “The Sweetness of a Bitter Lesson and Bringing ML and Healthcare Closer”

This Week in Machine Learning and AI

Also abbreviated as TWiML & AI. On this podcast, host Sam Charrington focuses on bringing top minds and ideas from the from the world of AI to a targeted community of listeners spanning data scientists, engineers, and tech-savvy business and IT leaders.

Average episode length: 40 minutes

Recent guest: Ewin Tang, PhD student in the Theoretical Computer Science group at the University of Washington on the episode “A Quantum Machine Learning Algorithm Takedown with Ewin Tang”

Practical AI

Practical AI’s byline is “Making artificial intelligence practical, productive, and accessible to everyone.” Hosted by Chris Benson and Daniel Whitenack, this show dives into productive implementations and real-world scenarios in a way that’s accessible to a very broad audience - from students to technology professionals and business leaders.

Average episode length: 40 minutes

Recent guest: Anima Anandkumar on episode “Growing up to become a world-class AI expert"

Concerning AI

This podcast takes a different perspective, asking some deep questions - “Is there an existential risk to humanity from AI? If so, what do we do about it?” Hosts Ted Sarvata and Brandon Sanders talk philosophy and the possible ramifications AI can have on society.

Average episode length: 40 minutes

Recent guest: Jacob Ward, former editor of Popular Science, on episode “Will bias get us first?”

AI at Work

Host Rob May is joined by exciting guests - CEOs of AI companies, VCs, data scientists, and more - to talk about how you can apply AI at your company, as well as highlighting important news in the field, translating AI terminology into plain English, and showcasing case studies of the most successful AI deployments.

Average episode length: 25 minutes

Recent guest: Vishal Sunak, CEO of LinkSquares on episode “AI for Contracts with LinkSquares’ CEO Vishal Sunak”

We hope you’ve enjoyed this selection and use it as a resource to connect to the latest updates on all things AI.

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Topics: AI, AI at Work