Announcement: World leading hosts join InspiredMinds and the launch of AI.TV™
AI.TV™ is the new multi stream podcast and audio AI channel with contributors Karen Hao, MIT Tech Review; Alex Kantrowitz, Big Tech author and CNBC contributor; and Senior research fellow from Cambridge University Dr Kanta Dihal. The hosts are acclaimed world leaders in the field of AI, tech- nology and ethics and AI.TV will be a combination of audio only drop ins and highly curated podcast style interviews with world leaders.
Karen Hao is the senior artificial intelligence reporter at MIT Technology Review, where she covers the field’s latest research and social impacts. She is an award winning and in- ternationally acclaimed writer including the production of an AI flowchart which became an exhibit at the Vienna Museum.
Commenting on her appointment she said “I’m delighted to be working with Inspired- Minds to host world leaders on the new AI.TV series. Just like everyone in this community, I am deeply committed to building a future where AI works for everyone, and I am eager to highlight the diverse voices that are part of this movement. “
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology Podcast, on air contributor to CNBC, and author of Always Day One. His work has been referenced by dozens of major publica- tions, from The New Yorker to The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated. Kantrowitz is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Dr Kanta Dihal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge. She leads two research projects, Global AI Narra- tives and Decolonizing AI, in which she explores intercultural public understanding of artifi- cial intelligence as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives. Kanta’s work inter- sects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She has a PhD in science communication from the University of Oxford: in her thesis, ‘The Sto- ries of Quantum Physics,’ she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children.
Commenting on her appointment she said “I am honoured and excited to be hosting the Ethics of AI talks on the AI.TV series and to be working alongside this outstand- ing team. I look forward to bringing both leading voices and rising stars to the table to discuss the challenges and opportunities of AI around the world.”
AI.TV™ is a multi channel programme of podcasts, audio chats and opinion pieces featuring guest interviews with world leaders in AI, technology and science. The channel will be broadcasted on the soon to be launched Mothership platform for the InspiredMinds com- munity worldwide.
InspiredMinds Chief Content Officer Vidya Gunapala commented “We are very excited to be joined by Karen, Alex and Kanta. They are world class leaders in their respect- ive fields and we are working on a highly curated programme for the first episode of AI.TV that I am confident our community will love.”
Vidya continued “There is a lot of noise in the industries we serve, a bombardment of free and not always high quality content. AI.TV will provide highly curated, topical discussions with world leaders on the future of humanity that cut through the con- fusing narratives and information overload. Our hosts span the intersection of eth- ics, big technology and science - these discussions can make a radical difference to the future of humanity and this is what AI.TV will provide.”
Sarah Porter, CEO and Founder of InspiredMinds said “We do not shy away from the big conversations, we are creating the worlds first AI omnichannel of first class digi- tal content alongside the world summits in AI and medicine that we are renowned for. The addition of Karen, Kanta and Alex as the hosts of AI.TV is testament to the fact that our aim is to continue to provide our global community with noise slash- ing, exceptional products that provide insight, value and always relevant debates on the future of AI and emerging technology.”
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About InspiredMinds Media Group www.inspired-minds.co.uk
With over 200,000 community members in AI and emerging technology globally Inspired Minds is the worlds first AI omnichannel of digital meet-ups, online content and the largest AI technology summits globally.
Launched in 2016 by Sarah Porter InspiredMinds aims to make emerging technology more inclusive, diverse and available to all.
Organisers of the world leading World Summit AI www.worldsummit.ai and Intelligent health www.intelligenthealth.ai the worls large community of clinicians in AI and medicine, InspiredMinds includes a portfolio attracting in excess of 45,000 attendees from 167 coun- tries every year. Guided by our values, we aim to deliver excellence in every area in which we operate, with a diverse and inclusive community being our number one priority.
InspiredMinds is the leading AI and Health technology community globally with a presence in Amsterdam, Montreal and New York, the InspiredMinds Foundation and Tminus30 are not for profit initiatives that work to ensure that the development of technology is diverse, inclusive and benefits all. The groups campaigned against Trump in 2017 to overturn the travel ban that restricted the all girl Afghan Robotics team from attending the Washington DC robotics championships, and formed ADA-AI a counsel of world leaders in AI including Prof Gary Marcus, Prof Joanna Bryson, Luciano Floridi, Virginia Dignum and many more world leaders in AI.
About the Board
Sarah Porter is CEO and Founder InspiredMinds. With over 20 years experience in tech and media startups and acquisitions she is a serial entrepreneur with extensive expe- rience of launching large scale tech summits including technology for marketing, world re- tail congress and she led the acquisition and geoclone of Money 2020 to Europe in 2015.
Vidya Gunapala is COO InspiredMinds and has over 18 years experience in research, editorial and market analysis in the health care and pharmaceuticals.
Karen Hao is now the senior artificial intelligence reporter at MIT Technology Review, where she covers the field’s latest research and social impacts. She writes a weekly news- letter, The Algorithm, which was named one of the best newsletters on the internet by The Webby Awards; and she co-produces an AI podcast, In Machines We Trust, which won a Front Page Award. In 2018, my “What is AI?” flowchart was turned into a museum exhibit in Vienna. (It was pretty cool.)
Prior to Tech Review, she was a tech reporter and data scientist at Quartz. My writing has also appeared in Mother Jones, The New Republic, and other publications. In a past life, she was an application engineer at the first startup to spin out of Google[x]. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering and minor in energy studies from MIT.
Alex Kantrowitz is the founder of Big Technology, a newsletter and podcast about Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft.
His first book ALWAYS DAY ONE: How The Tech Titans Plan To Stay On Top Forever de- buted in April 2020. His work has been referenced by dozens of major publications, from The New Yorker to The Wall Street Journal to Sports Illustrated.
Kantrowitz is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
Dr Kanta Dihal is a Senior Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of In- telligence, University of Cambridge. She leads two research projects, Global AI Narratives and Decolonizing AI, in which she explores intercultural public understanding of artificial intelligence as constructed by fictional and nonfictional narratives. Kanta’s work intersects the fields of science communication, literature and science, and science fiction. She has a PhD in science communication from the University of Oxford: in her thesis, ‘The Stories of Quantum Physics,’ she investigated the communication of conflicting interpretations of quantum physics to adults and children. She is co-editor of the new book AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines (Oxford University Press, 2020) and has co-authored a series of papers on AI narratives with Dr Stephen Cave, including ‘The Whiteness of AI’ (Philosophy and Technology, 2020). She is currently writing the book Stories in Superposition. For more of her publications, see the Publications page.
Kanta has advised the World Economic Forum, the UK House of Lords, and the United Nations on portrayals and perceptions of AI.
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