Episode 03: The State of AI Technology Today

May 23, 2018, 11:39 AM

Take a bite: We speak to Drew Perez—former US Intelligence officer and founder of Singapore-based AI company, ADATOS—about the state of artificial intelligence today and what opportunities AI presents for the future.


Our regular hosts Anita Kapoor (speaker and TV personality), Debra Langley (fashion and tech consultant), Benjamin Hopkins (health entrepreneur) and Norman Tan (editor-in-chief of Esquire Singapore) share what they've been up to since the last podcast.

04:32—"Coffee catchup"

In our fashion and style segment, our hosts discuss the #RoyalWedding—in particular, Meghan Markle's Givenchy dress, Pastor Michael Curry and the gospel choir, best dressed attendees, and why Princess Charlotte is a laugh-and-a-half.

13:05—"Fresh off the grill"

Feature segment with a new guest each podcast.

For this episode, we invited Drew Perez—former US Intelligence officef and founder of Singapore-based AI company, ADATOS—to discuss where we're at with artificial intelligence today:

Will AI adequately reflect the values of human society?
What are the safeguards to AI? Isn't AI only as good as the parents (developers)?
How do we ensure AI reflects both male and female perspectives?
Will AI kill us off like Skynet in Terminator and so on and so forth…

52:02—"Last call of the day"

We end each podcast by answering questions submitted by readers through social media—be it Facebook, Instagram or Twitter—by simply tagging their post or message with #AskEsky.

We polled our readers on Instagram Stories about which movie best represents the potential AI?

(a) Terminator—60%
(b) Westworld—40%

And whether readers were scared or excited about the future with AI:

(a) Excited—46%
(b) Westworld—54%

Do you agree with these results? Did Drew agree with these results? Have a listen and find out.

Product review: We have now introduced a product review at the end of each podcast. This episode, the team sampled a selection of scents, mints and rose water from Santa Maria Novella—the 14th century Florentine apothecary that is now stocked at Colony Clothing in UE Square, Singapore.


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