#13 – Jeroen van der Most on Art, AI, and Consciousness

In Algo Podcast Episode 13, Jeroen van der Most and Amjad Hussain discuss Art, AI, and Consciousness.

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0:00 Episode Preview
0:19 Introduction
3:19 AI is changing the art scene
5:28 Innovative research projects
6:12 Analyzing social media content
7:27 Using Twitter messages to create art
8:59 Media attention
9:40 New Zealand Earthquake
13:19 Jeroen’s journey
16:19 Process for creative thinking & innovation
18:32 Technical fascination
19:42 Philosophical Aspects & AI
21:13 Are humans unique and creative?
22:03 AI as a metaphor & experiment
22:55 Using AI to create deeper connections
25:02 Future of AI
28:07 Using AI to get closer to humans and nature
28:55 Nature having voice in Climate Change
30:49 Letters from Nature
34:53 Using AI as an intermediary between humans & nature
36:23 Understanding & mutual empathy between humans & nature
37:12 Co-creation & The Shard Transformation
40:38 Using technology to cultivate deeper relationships
42:21 Using AI to bring ideas from the past into the future
43:54 The Spirit Machine & Using AI to create new iterations of inspirational quotes
49:30 How to build system with wisdom from the past & using GPT-3
51:51 Correcting gender bias
54:15 Open AI
56:28 Helping Business Analysts make decisions
59:20 Building AI tools within businesses
1:02:49 Using AI system to create new product ideas
1:05:23 Capabilities of advanced AI systems
1:07:00 More quality data – pros & cons
1:07:41 Keeping humans in the loop
1:09:05 Increasing creativity in businesses
1:11:20 Knowledge of philosophical ideas behind today’s society
1:12:21 Experimenting with new technologies leads to new ideas
1:12:53 Learning about ideas behind art
1:13:10 Jeroen’s Favorite philosophers
1:15:57 How can we communicate with and learn from nature?
1:18:26 Learning about what animals are feeling and experiencing
1:21:31 Contact Information & Closing Thoughts

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Why a podcast about human-centered AI?

People are either talking about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, etc. in a very technical way or not at all. Having studied Computer Science and Advanced Analytics and created an AI - advanced analytics supply chain company, I understand first-hand how valuable the field is, but not everyone does. I want to change that. We can all learn principles of AI and implement them in very practical ways. Whether you want to automate a part of your business or create a new business altogether, AI can help you. My goal through this podcast is to simplify AI.

Calling it a podcast gives you a broad understanding of how we'll communicate, but the format will be much more engaging than just audio. However, you can listen to AI Simplified like a traditional podcast too.

Amjad HussainFounder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo

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About the host

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.