The AI Effect

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The AI Effect is a new limited run podcast series exploring themes around the Canadian AI ecosystem. Amanda Lang co-hosts with Accenture’s Jodie Wallis to examine the extraordinary pace of AI’ s technological growth, and the rewards, and perils for i...Show More

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Human-centered AI: developing and retaining the skills to lead

22:31 | Feb 19th, 2018

In this final episode of The AI Effect we explore what artificial intelligence will do for people. Amanda Lang and Jodie Wallis explore how AI will affect the job market and examine the human side of AI. They are joined by Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada’...Show More

Smart Cities

32:17 | Oct 23rd, 2018

What makes a city smart? Toronto's proposed Quayside development, a high-tech neighbourhood built by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs, will feature driverless cars, automated city services and sustainable infrastructure aimed at improving quality of life. Ou...Show More

Customer Service

24:46 | Oct 23rd, 2018

How is AI being integrated into industries that rely heavily providing good customer service? Companies are increasingly turning to AI-driven chatbots, virtual assistants and self-service options to augment their human agents and improve customer exp...Show More


19:03 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Customer and employee safety, risk assessments and policy recommendations - machine learning is fast becoming a fundamental part of the financial services ecosystem. Hosts Jodie Wallis and Amber Mac examine AI's evolving role in financial services, p...Show More


25:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Advancements in robot-assisted surgery, mental health diagnoses and workflow optimization are fuelling explosive growth for AI in healthcare. Unlike technologies that merely complement human functionality, AI today can truly augment human potential i...Show More

Agriculture and the Environment

23:56 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Factors like climate change, population growth and resource scarcity are driving the agricultural industry to innovate its approach to food production and sustainability. How can AI help overcome the biggest challenges in agriculture? Jodie and Amber...Show More

Industry Adoption

33:09 | Oct 23rd, 2018

AI is all around us but will early adopters gain a competitive edge in their business practices? Our featured experts demystify the barriers to AI adoption at the enterprise level and discuss how to scale your company’s AI potential. Guests include t...Show More

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

23:41 | Oct 23rd, 2018

In the first episode of season two, our hosts Amber Mac and Jodie Wallis speak with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about Canada's role as an AI leader and what's needed to accelerate the pace of adoption of AI solutions so that all Canadians ...Show More

We're Back for Season 2!

02:17 | Oct 9th, 2018

The AI Effect Season 2 officially launches on October 23rd with hosts Jodie Wallis and Amber MacArthur. This season we talk with individuals such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sidewalk Labs’ Craig Nevill-Manning to learn more about th...Show More

Balancing innovation and safety: ethics, transparency, bias and privacy

29:58 | Feb 19th, 2018

How do we protect ourselves in the new era of AI? In this episode, hosts Amanda Lang and Jodie Wallis speak with Ann Cavoukian about the privacy of personal data. Cavoukian is the distinguished expert-in-residence leading the Privacy by Design Centre...Show More

Drivers of change: the role of Canadian startups in the AI landscape

28:20 | Feb 19th, 2018

What do Canadian AI startups need in order to compete on a global scale? Are we doing enough to support their lead in AI development? Amanda Lang and Jodie Wallis speak with Mohamed Musbah, head of product at Maluuba, a startup he founded that was ac...Show More

Ecosystem perspectives: industry, government, startups, academia, investors

17:44 | Feb 19th, 2018

How will Canada’s leading AI research impact our economy? Amanda Lang and Jodie Wallis explore this question with guests Hon. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Joshua Gans, who holds the Jeffrey S. ...Show More

AI in Canada: now and in the future

15:14 | Feb 19th, 2018

Canada is a world leader in artificial intelligence research and development -- but what is AI? In this first episode, hosts Amanda Lang and Jodie Wallis introduce us to Canada’s AI ecosystem and examine the history of AI in Canada. Featuring intervi...Show More

The AI Effect Preview

02:33 | Feb 15th, 2018

Canada is a world leader in Artificial Intelligence research, and development. Produced by Antica Productions this five part series, hosted by Amanda Lang, and Jodie Wallis from Accenture, explores the Canadian AI ecosystem in academia, business and ...Show More