AI On The Job
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Is AI really coming for all of our jobs? Or is fear of a robot takeover based on hype? To find out, host—and fellow human—Jessica Chobot talks with leading AI experts to uncover the source of the hype, reveal just how challenging it is to train a robot, and clearly define the role of machines in the workplace.

In the “AI on the Job” episode of AI: Hype vs. Reality, you’ll hear Dave Graham from Dell Technologies explain the difference between job augmentation and replacement. Geoffrey Hinton—the “godfather of deep learning” and recipient of the 2018 Turing Award—gives insight into why humans fear robots to begin with. Andra Keay, managing director of Silicon Valley Robotics, deftly puts these fears to rest by relegating robots to tasks, not jobs. And Dylan Losey of Stanford University discusses why he thinks robots could use more of a human touch… literally.

Finally, Jessica heads to Kindred in Toronto, where she talks to co-founder James Bergstra and learns to pilot the aptly-named SORT AI robot, putting it to the task of sorting online orders and answering the question: AI co-workers—hype or reality? Want to see how well Jessica can handle SORT? Head here to watch.

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