#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

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 Hussain
Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo

About the host

portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo


Combining human centered AI with deep domain expertise, Algo’s analytics enriched supply chain intelligence platform helps suppliers and retailers plan, collaborate, simulate and execute a more efficient supply chain.

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