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EPISODE 36

In the latest episode of AI Rising, our hosts Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla, debunk the news of a ‘robot suicide’ in South Korea and discuss what exactly went down. Recently, ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising, our hosts Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla, debunk the news of a ‘robot suicide’ in South Korea and discuss what exactly went down. Recently, a case was reported from Gumi City Council in South Korea where a civil servant robot allegedly 'committed suicide', which was termed as the country’s first 'robot suicide'. The Daily Mail had reported the incident and stated that the 'Robot Supervisor' allegedly committed suicide on 26 June as its parts were found scattered under the stairs between the first and second floors of the council building. The robot used to work as an employee of Gumi City Council every day from 9 am to 6 pm. While the news brings attention to the question of a robot’s rights, it also exaggerates the event. ‘Robot suicide’ would imply that the robot had become sentient. Leslie points out that there was no such thing. Moreover, he adds, the manufacturing company of the robot had released a statement highlighting that the robot was malfunctioning. Attributing the exaggeration of the news to Korean’s love for robots, our hosts discuss whether a robot has rights. Tune in for an insightful episode! Read more

EPISODE 35

In the latest episode of AI Rising podcast, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla delve into the latest developments in the Gen AI space, the intersection between Data Science a ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising podcast, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla delve into the latest developments in the Gen AI space, the intersection between Data Science and AI, the pros and cons of rapid AI development, and cyborgs. To discuss all this and more, we were joined by Ashwin Swarup, the VP of Data Science and Data Engineering at Nimblework Inc. Ashwin is also the lead of KAIron - a Gen AI platform for Digital Transformation. He points out the similarities between how humans and AI learn - through minimizing the error between an attempt and the objective. He adds that since AI is developing rapidly and learning through its mistakes, coders or writers, who were to have gained expertise through such mistakes will now miss out on the same. Our hosts, amicably agree to the point, "A fool with a tool remains a fool." Tune in for the latest developments in the world of AI and expert insights! Read more

EPISODE 34

In the latest episode of AI Rising podcast, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla delve into the latest AI developments. They discuss Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI's former chief scien ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising podcast, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla delve into the latest AI developments. They discuss Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI's former chief scientist, who is venturing out to establish his own AI company, Safe Superintelligence. This move follows the attempt to unseat CEO Sam Altman in November last year. The hosts also discuss Anthropic's latest marvel, Claude 3.5 Sonnet, which has rapidly outpaced rivals like OpenAI's GPT-4o, Google's Gemini 1.5 Pro, and Meta's LlaMA-400b in both speed and performance, showcasing the relentless competition among tech giants to dominate AI innovation. Jayanth points out how the leaderboard will keep shifting as better and better LLM models are launched. The hosts also discuss how businessman Steve Endacott is campaigning in Britain's national election with an AI-generated avatar, “AI Steve,” as the face of his independent candidacy. His initiative to introduce more AI candidates sets a new precedent in the intersection of technology and politics. We also delve into the latest insights from IBM's 2024 CEO study, which underscores the necessity for companies to adapt their business strategies to stay ahead in a rapidly changing market. Tune in as we explore cutting-edge developments and their implications for the future of AI and beyond. Read more

EPISODE 33

In the latest episode of AI Rising, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla discuss the seismic shifts in the tech world, starting with Nvidia's monumental achievement on June 18t ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla discuss the seismic shifts in the tech world, starting with Nvidia's monumental achievement on June 18th. Nvidia has overtaken Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company, boasting a market capitalization of $3.3 trillion—more than 20 times its value in January 2020. Investors are clamoring for its shares just as tech giants are eagerly snapping up its advanced AI chips. In the quarter ending in April, Nvidia's revenue soared by 262% year-on-year, while its net income skyrocketed by an astounding 628%. "Nvidia has its fingers in all AI pies," Jayanth remarks. The hosts also tackle the pressing issue of LLM hallucination, a significant challenge in generating accurate and reliable AI responses. They explore how source-reference divergence, biased training data, and privacy concerns can contribute to the spread of misinformation, discriminatory content, and privacy violations. Additionally, they delve into catastrophic interference, also known as catastrophic forgetting, explaining how artificial neural networks can abruptly and drastically forget previously learned information when new information is introduced. Tune in to this insightful episode for a deep dive into Nvidia's meteoric rise and the complexities of maintaining accuracy and reliability in AI systems. Read more

EPISODE 32

In the latest episode of AI Rising, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla, discuss the major developments in the world of AI, starting with Apple's announcements of its AI featu ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising, hosts Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla, discuss the major developments in the world of AI, starting with Apple's announcements of its AI features, world's first AI beauty pageant, and the rise of AI-led startups. During last week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), an information technology conference held annually by Apple Inc, Apple announced major AI features coming to its iPhone, iPad, and Mac operating systems later this year. While the announcements were underwhelming for many, Jayanth points out that Apple is consumer-scaling AI. He adds how Apple fans know well to skip the 1st gen launch and compares the announcements to the launch of Apple iPhone in 2007. What has Aerosmith's "Hole in my Soul" got to with the world's first AI beauty pageant? Discussing "Miss AI" - models created using generative AI, our hosts also talk about AI companions, and what this means for our future interactions. Tune in to listen to this insightful episode. Read more

EPISODE 31

In the latest episode of AI Rising, we delve into the transformative impact of AI on education and the urgency of skilling for the future in a tech-dominated world. Join our hosts ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising, we delve into the transformative impact of AI on education and the urgency of skilling for the future in a tech-dominated world. Join our hosts Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla as they speak with Mr. Rajendra Singh Pawar, Chairman & Co-Founder of NIIT Group. Mr. Pawar is a pioneering leader in the field of IT and education. Under his leadership, NIIT has become a global leader in skills and talent development, significantly impacting the tech industry. He has been a part of Prime Minister Vajpayee's National Taskforce (1998) and was a member of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's National Council on Skill Development (2009-2014). Additionally, he chaired the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force, contributing extensively to the nation's tech landscape. In recognition of his contributions, Mr. Pawar was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2011. In this episode, we explore how AI, particularly Generative AI, is revolutionizing education and shaping the future of learning. Mr. Pawar shares his insights on the critical need for future-focused skilling to keep pace with rapid technological advancements. How is AI transforming the way we learn and teach? How is NIIT supporting this growth? Does the responsibility for skilling lie with individuals or organizations? Tune in to AI Rising for an enlightening discussion on the intersection of AI and education with one of the leading minds in the industry. Read more

EPISODE 30

Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June to encourage protection and action to protect the Earth’s drastically deteriorating climate. With AI revolutionizing every indu ... Read more

Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June to encourage protection and action to protect the Earth’s drastically deteriorating climate. With AI revolutionizing every industry, how is it helping climate activists fight? What is its impact on environment conservation? Join Vamsi Krishna M, Founder and Managing Director, Kosher Climate, as he speaks to our hosts Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla on the latest episode of AI Rising, where they discuss carbon credits, how AI can be used to map deforestation, predict the weather, track pollution, among other applications. AI can also be used to improve agriculture and reduce its environmental impact, as per the World Economic Forum. Does responsibility to protect the climate lie with individuals or organizations? What are the latest tech developments in the area? Tune in to listen to expert insights. Read more

EPISODE 29

Join Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla on the latest episode of AI Rising, where they discuss potential game-changer announcements such as the launch of Microsoft's Copilot+PCs, A ... Read more

Join Leslie D'Monte and Jayanth N Kolla on the latest episode of AI Rising, where they discuss potential game-changer announcements such as the launch of Microsoft's Copilot+PCs, AI agents, neural processing units (NPUs), and more. Our hosts delve into the world of AI PCs, now equipped with NPUs that will accelerate AI models directly on the device. Jayanth points out how this can drastically reduce latency and enhance efficiency. They discuss how these capabilities are seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Office tools like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, potentially revolutionizing enterprise productivity. The conversation moves to the impressive growth projections for AI PCs and generative AI phones, expected to reach 295 million units by the end of 2024. Leslie and Jayanth also explore the future of AI agents, examining how these technologies differ from large language model chatbots and the potential they hold for becoming ubiquitous in our daily lives. Tune in to the AI Rising Podcast for an insightful discussion on the future of AI, the innovations driving Microsoft's evolution, and the exciting developments shaping our digital world. Read more

EPISODE 28

The European Council on 21 May approved a first-of-its-kind law aiming to harmonise rules on artificial intelligence - the AI Act. This sets a global benchmark for the regulation o ... Read more

The European Council on 21 May approved a first-of-its-kind law aiming to harmonise rules on artificial intelligence - the AI Act. This sets a global benchmark for the regulation of a technology drastically gaining use in business and daily life. The new legislation follows a ‘risk-based’ approach, which means the higher the risk to cause harm to society, the stricter the rules. Join Josianne Cutajar, Member of the European Parliament, as she speaks to our hosts Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla on the latest episode of AI Rising, where they discuss the AI Act, its implications, its extent, and other big developments in the world of AI. Recently, Open AI launched Chat GPT-4o; where O stands for Omni. The next day, Google I/O took place where Google unveiled the new version of Gemini 1.5 Flash and announced integration of AI into Google Search. As our hosts discuss the tech giant bouts, Jayanth points out how Google aims to integrate AI and use several of its products as a distribution channel. Tune in to the listen to the full episode. Read more

EPISODE 27

In the latest episode of AI Rising Podcast, Mint Sr. Associate Editor Leslie D'Monte and Convergence Catalyst co-founder and principal analyst Jayanth N Kolla delve into the evolvi ... Read more

In the latest episode of AI Rising Podcast, Mint Sr. Associate Editor Leslie D'Monte and Convergence Catalyst co-founder and principal analyst Jayanth N Kolla delve into the evolving landscape of AI, touching upon intriguing developments and debates. Leslie and Jayanth dissect OpenAI's recent blog post, which hints at the impending release of ChatGPT 4.5 Turbo and potentially ChatGPT 5.0 in June. They scrutinize Sam Altman's candid critique of GPT-4's performance, juxtaposed against the hefty $520 million investment, as incremental steps towards achieving AGI. Financial insights into OpenAI's daily expenditure of $700,000 to maintain ChatGPT spark discussions on Microsoft's countermove with the development of Athena chips. Meanwhile, the revelation of a mysterious GPT-2 Chatbot outperforming GPT-4 ignites curiosity, raising questions about Microsoft's partnership alignment with OpenAI. Rumors swirl around the potential release of GPT-5 and its implications on ownership, while Microsoft diversifies its AI portfolio with projects like Mistral-Large and MAI-1. Leslie and Jayanth caution against taking CXOs' rumors at face value, prompting reflections on AI leadership within organizations. Tune in to the listen to the full episode. Read more

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