AI Rising Podcast

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AI is all around us – in our search engines, when recommending movies or books, when playing video games, or even when making digital payments. AI flies airplanes, drives cars, helps speed up drug discovery, and even predicts the next storm. But the AI treadmill moves at a very rapid pace with its own pros and cons. Case in point, Generative AI like Chat GPT, Mid Journey, etc. So, dive into the world of AI with Mint's weekly podcast, AI Rising! Join Mint Sr. Associate Editor & Tech expert Leslie D'Monte and Convergence Catalyst co-founder and principal analyst Jayanth N Kolla as they speak to students, academics, business leaders, policymakers, lawyers, artists, gamers, and scientists to explore the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in our lives and work. Uncover its wonders and drawbacks, like deep fakes and privacy concerns. Are we on the brink of AI sentience? Tune in to explore. This is a Mint production, brought to you by HT Smartcast. read less
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Episodes

Gen AI’s Impact on Automation in the Auto Industry with Mr. Rajesh Uppal
Nov 2 2023
Gen AI’s Impact on Automation in the Auto Industry with Mr. Rajesh Uppal
When it comes to the auto industry, the rest of the world is so advanced that cities like California are halting operations of self-driven level-5 cars whereas, India is still dealing with levels 2 & 3 of autonomous driving. Will India ever catch up and how will such technological adoption be different in our country? This is the note on which hosts, Leslie D’Monte and Jayanth N Kolla begin this episode with Mr. Rajesh Uppal, MEB (HR, IT, Safety & DE), Maruti Suzuki India Limited. As they proceed toward the meat of the episode, they discuss the tech developments over 30 years in India and how the Gartner Hype Curve offers the universal truth to understand the lifecycle of every technology. They speak about the agility framework to understand the impact of tech by creating early prototypes. They also reason why it's important to encourage a culture of continuous innovation and how can it be applied to the automotive industry which takes a comparatively longer time to release reliable products. Mr. Uppal brings to the fore, with the advent of Gen AI, - How has the focus shifted from efficiency to effectiveness or a customer-first approach? - How advanced is the application of AI and robotics in the auto sector? - How can companies achieve measurable impact on this metric successfully? - What are the challenges of automating legacy applications? - How can the workforce be guided to ease into change management? If you have a keen interest in the Indian auto industry and what drives it, this episode is for you. Tune in now!
Humans Vs AI: We don’t give ourselves enough credit!
Oct 19 2023
Humans Vs AI: We don’t give ourselves enough credit!
In this episode of AI Rising, hosts Leslie D'monte and Jayanth N Kolla take a closer look at the Isreal-Palestine conflict, shining light on the formerly impenetrable Iron Dome, how Hamas managed to penetrate it using low-tech, and how this situation has led to funds drying up for the AI Industry. Referring to the 60-Minute interview with Geoffery Hinton, the godfather of Artificial intelligence, the hosts segue into a discussion of why AGI washing needs to stop and how accepting the opaqueness of deep learning algorithms is healthy but instilling deep-seated anxiety when it comes to AGI is distracting and counterproductive. On a light note, they even contemplate the possibility of humans being treated like animals by AGI and how that could be a blessing in disguise. Having said that, a chatbot has a trillion connections as compared to a human brain which has about 100 trillion connections, and that’s where lies the differentiator. Because, beyond a certain level of complexity, the human brain is incomprehensible to us too. And so, the hosts argue that we don’t give the human brain enough credit; challenging the idea of AI replicating human-like behavior and highlighting the unique capabilities of both humans and machines. While discussing the near future of AI, they speak of how and why RetNets will replace Transformers. And how using stable diffusion, AI is now being used to tap into the intricate patterns of human brainwaves, thoughts and dreams. This episode on Artificial Intelligence is highly recommended by its production team - Tune in Now!