19. Full Self Driving, Robots that Navigate Crowds, and Covert Robotics with Brian Satterfield
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
In this episode, we chat with Futurist and technology innovator, Brian Satterfield, about his role in the DARPA Urban Challenge, in building robots that can navigate dynamically in dense crowds of people, and about covert robots that don't want you to know they're there. Listen in for front line stories about what it's like to lead generation after next innovation for the Defense Department and the robotics community. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wewonder/message ..read more
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18. Medical Ethics and AI with Dr. John Banja
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
In this episode we're joined by the always insightful Dr. John Banja, Professor and Medical Ethicist at the Emory University Center for Ethics, host to his own podcast (AI, Radiology and Ethics) and author of multiple books on patient safety and healthcare system failures. We go deep on the future of healthcare, neuroscience, patient safety, and how our healthcare system fails us. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wewonder/message ..read more
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17. AI for Good with Michelle Yi
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
In this episode we're joined by the brilliant Michelle Yi from Slalom Consulting where she is the Practice Area Lead for their Global AI Center for Purpose and Founder of Slalom Innovation for Good. Her team takes 25% of profits from Slalom's commercial AI practice to fund projects that do good for humanity. Listen as we discuss what it means to do AI for Good and the steps we can take ensure our AI is ethical. Am I setting myself up for a future episode on AI for Bad? Let me know! feedback@wewonderpodcast.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wewonder/message ..read more
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16. Why are animals social?
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
In this episode we sit down (recorded safely in pre-COVID19 times) with Georgia Tech Professor of Biology, Dr. Mike Goodisman to talk about how sociality, the degree to which individuals in an animal population tend to associate in social groups, has evolved, and how it affects evolution. Dr. Goodisman's focus is in social insects, and we dive deep into how insects have evolved complex social structures and behaviors, we explore the opportunities and perils of generalizing from his work into human social perspectives. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wewonder/message ..read more
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15. How to secure AI against bad actors
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
Security is an emergent property of good system design and engineering and it's no different with AI. Except it's totally different. In this episode we talk with Dr. Gary McGraw, a key voice in the software security world who has turned his focus to ML security. We discuss his recent publication in which he identifies a taxonomy of 78 particular risks to ML. Follow his work through his organization, the Berryville Institute of Machine Learning and access the paper here.  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice ..read more
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14. Millipedes, Mars Rovers, and 3D Printed Robots - we explore complex Rheology and Biomechanics with Professor Daniel Goldman
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
Whew, what a title! In this episode we sit down with Professor Daniel Goldman from the Physics Department at Georgia Tech to discuss how the biomechanics of different organisms interact with complex and dynamic surfaces to enable locomotion. I had to opportunity to tour his lab and speak with each of his graduate students and they are doing some crazy stuff, from supporting NASA with inter-planetary rover design, to building pneumatic millipedes, to robotic particles that interact with each other...cheap, advanced, and 3d printed robots are at the heart of much of the work happening in his CRA ..read more
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13. How AI helps your doctors to keep you healthy
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
In this episode, we sit down with Rachel Stuve, a healthcare analytics expert, to discuss the ways in which AI is changing healthcare delivery and outcomes as well as the barriers, disruptors, real-world applications, and ethics. And just when you think the show is over, we careen off the deep end on one of our favorite topics, Tesla! If you like this show, drop us a review or feedback feedback@wewonderpodcast.com! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/wewonder/message ..read more
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12. Why do we buy the things we buy?
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
What drives us to buy the things we buy? How do we research the products we need, buy the products we don't need, and make decisions in a world where companies can use sophisticated technology to serve us with highly tailored information and ads? What will the future of buying be like as technology continues to march forward? We sit down to discuss this and more with my friend Mayukh Dass, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Research and Professor of Marketing at Texas Tech University. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- S ..read more
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11. Why is governing AI so damn hard??
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
This episode is for everyone, regardless of technical depth, who has an interest in how our society and government are grappling with the changes that AI will bring to our world. We sit down with Mina Hanna, the Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (i.e. AI) and discuss his work with the White House, Congress, the United Nations, and other organizations which develop and promote principles, policy and law around the ethics of AI. I promise, there's plenty of laughter and stories, so get lost in our conversation and we ho ..read more
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10. A Smooth Criminal [0.87 Confidence]
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by Jason Schlachter
1y ago
If you were in jail, would you want AI deciding when you get out? Turns out that parole boards do a better job at releasing criminals when using AI as measured by re-arrest rates! But these systems need oversight and transparency and we must ensure they make our world better and not perpetuate historical bias. AI Criminologist (it's a thing!) Renée Cummings joins me on the podcast for an impassioned and informative conversation about how AI is changing our criminal justice system and how this can enable better outcomes but requires oversight and that everyone has a voice. --- Send in a voice m ..read more
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