RADIO AI - A Public Resource for AI Literacy (for Everyone)

RADIO AI - A Public Resource for AI Literacy (for Everyone)

Radio AI is an AI public literacy series for all ages. Have fun listening to AI experts talking in a friendly way about topics like undersea robotics, software agents, and machine learning. Each light hearted podcast gives easy to understand short question and answer formats that make learning about AI a snap. There are 12 Radio AI episodes, each hosted by Radio AI Director Cindy Mason, who has 14 nieces and nephews! Dr. Mason trained in AI and Machine Learning at UC Berkeley and Stanford, and worked with Dr. John McCarthy, father of AI, and Prof. Lotfi Zadeh, father of fuzzy sets.

Episodes

July 6, 2023 12 mins

How is AI using our data?  If you don't know, its time to find out.  In this episode of RADIO AI we continue from Part 1 on Data Privacy  and Data Collection (episode 4.2). Part 1 covered how, when and where  your data is collected in 10 key areas related to AI systems.  In this episode we take the next step and find out  how AI systems are designed to process that data. By knowing this you will elevate your knowledge of AI an...

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The world is changing rapidly as human interaction with humanoid robots, softbots, and digital humans become widespread. We invite you to listen to another episode of RADIO AI when Thomas Telving, a philosopher from Denmark opens up about how he felt interacting with a humanoid robot in Japan that was very similar to the Saudi citizen robot, Sophia. While each culture may have a unique approach to robots (and virtual bots)  no...

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OpenAI and CHAT-GPT have the world stage right now because it is the first time AI has been accessible to the public.   In this episode of Radio AI (4.5) you will find out how you can make an account and learn about some of the things you can do with it.  Special RADIO AI guest, Curt Hall, is an emerging technology analyst who writes for Cutter Consortium and is a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP consulting network.  He has wa...

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CHAT and the GPT large language model (LLM)  is changing our world.  Some say this AI moment is as important as the invention of the printing press.   Join us for another RADIO AI podcast (Episode 4,  Season 4),  when we find out more about CHAT with  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Natural Language pioneer, Professor Katherine Elkins. .  Prof. Elkins has worked on the LLMs (Large Language Models), the "brain"...

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CHAT-GPT is taking the world by storm, with the most users signing up for any app ever: 1 million users in its first 5 days. Since its release, this AI app has created a business plan, generated an AI course curricula and even, generated code.   In this Radio AI Podcast 4.3, you will find out some of the essentials to keep up with the world changing AI breakthrough involving OPEN AI's CHAT-GPT.  You will learn what a language...

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 Is Data Privacy a Mission Impossible?  Find out how your data is collected and how its used in Part 1 of the 2 part series on AI and Data Collection in Season 4 of RADIO AI with Dr. Cindy Mason, an AI researcher who is a member of the EP3 Foundation and the IEEE Working Group on Children's Data Privacy.  In this podcast Dr. Mason shares  10 surprising ways your data is collected from everyday digital devices - and what you ca...

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The FBI predicts deep fakes - using AI to create fake but realistic video, audio, and other media for the purpose of influencing us - is the #1 global threat facing us in our future.   As we recently witnessed a deep fake video in the Ukraine/Russia conflict, you will want to join Dr. Cindy Mason on a special RADIO AI invited talk about deep fakes and how to spot them with Professor Cristina Puente.  Prof. Puente is a computer scie...

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"RADIO AI's AI and Environment series continues with Part 2 - Its not "all about the data"!  When it comes to AI projects that work with environmental problems, there is a big deal about the people who use them!   And, unlike the rest of AI that is still struggling with the people factor, when it comes to Environmental systems the AI systems have always been about the people.   From explaining how a decision is ...

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 In Radio AI Episode 3.5, Dr. Cindy Mason shares why AI is a SUPER TOOL for working on the environment.   In the episode you find out why.   Dr. Mason proposed the first U.S. and first international AI gathering of AI and Environmental scientists while working at NASA Ames and   she has just completed a book, "Artificial Intelligence and The Environment", on Amazon.    While working on the book she discovered that althoug...

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In this Radio AI Episode 3.4, Dr. Emily Ury, an ecologist from Duke University, is haunted by ghost forests.   Using big rubber waders, insect protection and AI, Dr. Ury  and a team of ecologists   investigate these ghost forests  using AI to go back through time and space to find the patterns and extent of ghost forests.   Dead trees with pale trunks, devoid of leaves and limbs are the tell tale sign of saltwater.   Scientists cal...

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 RADIO AI Episode 3.3 discusses the problem of algorithmic justice with Henry Lieberman, an AI machine learning expert at MIT .  Machine learning algorithms and models can be found across many many apps.  They have become institutionalized, making life impacting decisions like hiring and firing or prision sentences. Staggering errors with this technology mostly affect women and minorities.  Joy Buolamwini at MIT found this out the ...

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In this RADIO AI Episode, we travel to India to find out about AI and Common Sense.  AI researcher, Pushkar Sawant, explains the AI problem of common sense.   People find common sense easy, but its one of THE hardest unsolved problems in AI.   Pushkar explains that we need common sense for life and that in India, grandmothers hold the treasure of common sense.   When it comes to common sense, your grandmother may be smarter than Ei...

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We depend more and more on AI programs in critical systems and in our lives - from military weaponry and healthcare to employment and mortgages.  But what if those programs have "bugs" or errors?  In this RADIO AI Episode 3.1, MIT AI research scientist, Henry Lieberman, talks about the process of building a computer program and getting it to run without  bugs.  He proposes the radical idea of using AI to debug our compute...

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RADIO AI presents part II of the Artificial Compassion podcast series.   Part II lecture is delivered by Cindy Mason, an AI researcher who invented Artificial Compassion after recognizing that scientific discoveries about compassion can rub off on us through our own digital devices.   In this podcast we learn how to achieve artificial compassion using cognitive architectures.     We look at 3 increasingly sophisticated cognitive ar...

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RADIO AI Episode 2.5  opens up a whole new world of AI to us  with Compassionate Intelligence.    In this episode we  discover how our own biology depends on kindness and compassion to function and explore some of the human sciences discoveries  that inspired inventor  Cindy Mason to create it.  Part I  takes  us on a journey of building a system with Artificial Compassion.  What is Artificial Compassion?   Why build it?    How mig...

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RADIO AI Episode 2.4  is a continuation of Episode 2.3 on AI and Social Issues
Description: Prof. Peter Sincak, head of Cybernetics and AI at Kosice University in Slovakia of Central Europe collaborates with roboticists in Japan, China and other places around the world.   He continues sharing his world perspective on AI and  raises many important issues about AI, from media hype to the singularity.  He also  covers some of the ...

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RADIO AI Episode 2.3 features a special guest Prof. Peter Sincak, head of Cybernetics and AI at Kosice University in Slovakia of Central Europe, who shares important ideas on the social impacts and isssues of AI on the public.   Prof Sincak collaborates with roboticists in Japan, China and other places around the world.   He shares his world perspective on AI and  raises many important issues about the AI media hype  vs. reality of...

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How does an AI system organize information?  The say way the brain does!  Machine Learning, Robotics, Natural Language Processing, and all branches of AI, organize the world as Concepts and Categories!    In Part II (Ep. 2.2) we continue our exploration of AI's use of Concepts and Categories to organize and understand the objects in the world with RADIO AI Director Cindy Mason and answer the big question:    How does an AI sys...

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Season 2 kicks off with Episode 1 - Concepts and Categories Part I with RADIO AI, Director Cindy Mason who reveals  AI's hidden key to 'making sense' of the world - Concepts and Categories.   People name and organize everything in the world this way,  and  AI systems do, too.  Some neuroscientists even think our physical brain is organized around Concepts and Categories. And its not just one kind of AI that does this...

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Can AI systems solve problems the way Sherlock Holmes does? Yes, it’s elementary! with deductions.  This kind of AI is called “cognitive AI” systems because it imitates some of the ways we think about the world using symbols.  A cognitive AI system uses symbols not only to communicate with people but it represents a problem with symbols and solves it similar to the way that mathematicians and physicists do.  If you think about how ...

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