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  • 7. Episode 7 : Can AI solve the climate crisis?

    Can technology participate in solving the climate crisis? When it comes to energy waste optimisation, AI can step in and help. It can also optimise energy grids and make renewable energy sources more efficient. However, AI can’t tackle all problems related to the climate crisis and it is more often a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Sources:How Can We Use AI To Address Global Challenges Like Climate Change? : ForbesElectricity consumption worldwide in 2022, by leading country : StatistaCal Fire now using artificial intelligence to fight wildfires : CBS NewsReducing Emissions from deforestation and degradation : Caisse des DepôtsCould AI help stop deforestation before it starts? : World Wildlife MagazineIKI Project – An International Climate Initiative : Environmental Emergencies CentreMining for Data: The Extractive Economy Behind AI : Green European JournalEnergy and Policy Considerations for Deep Learning in NLP : Emma Strubell Ananya Ganesh Andrew McCallumClimate change : World Health Organization
  • 6. Episode 6 : AI and Equality

    Have you already heard about AI-powered hiring practices? Is this common practice reducing inequality, or reinforcing discrimination?  Some tech experts argue that AI can also be an opportunity to overcome all forms of bias, even those within humankind. Sources:Racist technology in action: White only soap dispensers : Racism and technology centreAmazon ditched AI recruiting tool that favored men for technical jobs : The GuardianMeet Tengai, the job interview robot who won't judge you : BBC  Solans, D., Beretta, A., Portela, M., Castillo, C. & Monreale, A. Human Response to an AI-Based Decision Support System: A User Study on the Effects of Accuracy and Bias.What Really Happened When Google Ousted Temnit Gebru : Wired These Women Tried to Warn Us About AI : Rolling Stone
  • 5. Episode 5 : Can AI help us take better care of ourselves?

    AI has the potential to make certain diagnoses earlier and more accurately than human beings. However, some AI deployments in healthcare could harm us more than help us. For what concerns mental health care, the use of AI has revealed that there are still “significant gaps” in our ability to apply these models for this purpose. Nonetheless, people are already turning to AI chatbots for mental health support.Sources:Life expectancy at birth, total (years) : The World BankMB-SupCon: Microbiome-based Predictive Models via Supervised Contrastive Learning : Journal of Molecular BiologyIs B.M.I. a Scam? : The New york TimesThe Role of AI in Drug Discovery: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies : The National Library of Medicine Using artificial intelligence to collect data on children’s eye diseases at the Central Eye Hospital : DIVEAI Assisted Infant Eye Disease Screening: Early Detection is of Crucial Importance : HuaweiLawsuits take aim at use of AI tool by health insurance companies to process claims : CBS NewsWhy AI is the new frontier in the battle to treat the male mental health crisis : The TelegraphTechnology and the Future of Mental Health Treatment : National Institute of Mental HealthA new frontier in mental health: Technology : US health NewsChallenges for Artificial Intelligence in Recognizing Mental Disorders : National Library of MedicineRacial Bias in Health Care Artificial Intelligence : NIHCM FoundationExperts call for more diversity to combat bias in artificial intelligence : CNN News
  • 4. Episode 4 : Can you learn with AI?

    How AI can impact education? In some places like China, Artificial Intelligence already plays a role in teaching, grading and planning lessons for students. However, while navigating through AI, it is important to learn to discern what is trustworthy and what is not.Sources Education in the age of artificial intelligence : The UNESCO CourierThe Evolution of Education: How AI is Reshaping Grading : The Princeton ReviewReal teacher salaries in Europe are down. Which countries pay the highest and lowest wages? : Euronews.nextDALL-E: the Creative Process and the Art of Prompting : USC Career CentreChatbots sometimes make things up. Is AI’s hallucination problem fixable? : AP NewsThe rise of AI fake news is creating a ‘misinformation superspreader’ : The Washington Post
  • 3. Episode 3 : Will AI replace your job?

    With the development in technology and implementation of Artificial Intelligence all over different sectors, some of us are left with the fear that our jobs will be replaced by technology. Is that the case? Maybe. But certain skills like critical thinking, interpersonal skills and empathy, are out of AI’s reach.Sources: 17 fatalities, 736 crashes: The shocking toll of Tesla’s Autopilot : The Washington PostGen-AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work : Staff Discussion Notes No. 2024/001 ; International Monetory FundOECD Employment Outlook : OECDiLibrary
  • 1. Episode 1 : Evolution of AI

    It was in the 1950s, that the term “Artificial Intelligence” was first coined at a research conference, and ever since then, till today, humans have been obsessed with one question - Will AI surpass humans? This episode takes you through the origin and development of AI from the early 1950s to the present.The series is produced by Europod in the framework of the WePod project, co-funded by the European Commission. In partnership with AFP, Chora Media and Podium Podcasts.Hosted by - Madeleina Kay.Tune in now!Follow us on LinkedinInstagramTwitter
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  • 10. Disconnected in 2050 - Ep.10 - “Grounded, here.”

    It’s 2050 and young Ezra is hyperconnected to Infinity, a metaverse that has transformed Brussels and facilitates most actions in everyone’s lives. Almost everyone. One day, Ezra discovers archives from the 2020s that put her on the trail of a retired journalist, a "disconnected." This starts Ezra’s journey to uncover the mysteries of an oppressive and corrupt system.In Episode 10, Ezra is definitely taking the plunge. Grounded hacks Infinity. The resistance begins.