The AI Podcast


One person, one interview, one story. Join us as we explore the impact of AI on our world, one amazing person at a time -- from the wildlife biologist tracking endangered rhinos across the savannah here on Earth to astrophysicists analyzing 10 billion-year-old starlight in distant galaxies to the Walmart data scientist grappling with the hundreds of millions of parameters lurking in the retailer’s supply chain. Every two weeks, we’ll bring you another tale, another 25-minute interview, as we build a real-time oral history of AI that’s already garnered nearly 3.4 million listens and been acclaimed as one of the best AI and machine learning podcasts. Listen in and get inspired. read less

Our Editor's Take

The AI Podcast from Nvidia attempts to understand how AI will alter the world. Many people think of AI as something that will powerfully affect the global population sometime in the future. However, it is already playing a tremendous role in society in ways that often go unseen. The podcast shows listeners where and how this technology is already in place. Many times, it is not where the listener expects.

For listeners who are curious about how AI is shaping self-driving vehicles, this podcast will inform and educate. But AI is also involved in dentistry, astronomy, and shopping logistics. Most people do not realize that large retailers such as Amazon and Target already use AI to help them every day. AI keeps track of where products are going and how much inventory is on hand.

Many people have strong feelings about AI. They do not know whether it is something to fear or embrace. The AI Podcast demystifies AI. This podcast has no bias or agenda—it only focuses on the facts. Doing so allows the listeners to form their own opinions about this technology.

Each program runs for under 30 minutes. So listeners can easily work this podcast into their schedule. New episodes of The AI Podcast premiere every other week.

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How Alex Fielding and Privateer Space Are Taking on Space Debris
May 19 2023
How Alex Fielding and Privateer Space Are Taking on Space Debris
In this episode of the NVIDIA AI Podcast, host Noah Kravitz dives into an illuminating conversation with Alex Fielding, co-founder and CEO of Privateer Space. Fielding is a tech industry veteran, having previously worked alongside Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak on several projects, and holds a deep expertise in engineering, robotics, machine learning and AI. Privateer Space, Fielding’s latest venture, aims to address one of the most daunting challenges facing our world today: space debris. The company is creating a data infrastructure to monitor and clean up space debris, ensuring sustainable growth for the budding space economy. In essence, they’re the sanitation engineers of the cosmos. Privateer is also focused on bolstering space accessibility. All of the company’s datasets and those of its partners are being made available through APIs, so users can more easily build space applications related to Earth observation, climate science and more. Privateer Space is a part of NVIDIA Inception, a free program that offers go-to-market support, expertise and technology for AI startups. During the podcast, Fielding shares the genesis of Privateer Space, his journey from Apple to the space industry, and his subsequent work on communication between satellites at different altitudes. He also addresses the severity of space debris, explaining how every launch adds more debris, including minute yet potentially dangerous fragments like frozen propellant and paint chips.
Bojan Tunguz, Johnny Israeli on How AI and Crowdsourcing Can Advance Vaccine Distribution - Ep. 195
May 1 2023
Bojan Tunguz, Johnny Israeli on How AI and Crowdsourcing Can Advance Vaccine Distribution - Ep. 195
Artificial intelligence is teaming up with crowdsourcing to improve the thermo-stability of mRNA vaccines, making distribution more accessible worldwide. In this episode of NVIDIA's AI podcast, host Noah Kravitz interviewed Bojan Tunguz, a physicist and senior system software engineer at NVIDIA, and Johnny Israeli, senior manager of AI and cloud software at NVIDIA. The guests delved into AI's potential in drug discovery and the Stanford Open Vaccine competition, a machine-learning contest using crowdsourcing to tackle the thermo-stability challenges of mRNA vaccines. Kaggle, the online machine learning competition platform, hosted the Stanford Open Vaccine competition. Tunguz, a quadruple Kaggle grandmaster, shared how Kaggle has grown to encompass not just competitions, but also datasets, code, and discussions. Competitors can earn points, rankings, and status achievements across these four areas. The fusion of artificial intelligence, crowdsourcing, and machine learning competitions is opening new possibilities in drug discovery and vaccine distribution. By tapping into the collective wisdom and skills of participants worldwide, it becomes possible to solve pressing global problems, such as enhancing the thermo-stability of mRNA vaccines, allowing for a more efficient and widely accessible distribution process. Don't miss this enlightening conversation on the transformative power of AI and crowdsourcing in mRNA vaccine distribution.
The Future of Intelligent Vehicle Interiors: Building Trust with HMI & AI - Ep. 194
Apr 26 2023
The Future of Intelligent Vehicle Interiors: Building Trust with HMI & AI - Ep. 194
Imagine a future where your vehicle's interior offers personalized experiences and builds trust through human-machine interfaces and artificial intelligence. In this episode of the NVIDIA AI Podcast, host Katie Burke Washabaugh and guest Andreas Binner, Chief Technology Officer at Rightware, delve into this fascinating topic. Rightware is a company at the forefront of developing in-vehicle HMI. Their platform, Kanzi, works in tandem with NVIDIA DRIVE IX to provide a complete toolchain for designing personalized vehicle interiors for the next generation of transportation, including detailed visualizations of the car's AI. Andreas touches on his journey into automotive technology and HMI, the evolution of infotainment in the automotive industry over the past decade, and surprising trends in HMI. They explore the influence of AI on HMI, novel AI-enabled features, and the importance of trust in new technologies. Other topics include the role of HMI in fostering trust between vehicle occupants and the vehicle, the implications of autonomous vehicle visualization, balancing larger in-vehicle screens with driver distraction risks, additional features for trust-building between autonomous vehicles and passengers, and predictions for intelligent cockpits in the next decade. Learn about the innovations that Rightware's Kanzi platform and NVIDIA DRIVE IX bring to the automotive industry and how they contribute to the development of intelligent vehicle interiors. Tune in.