25 Best Podcasts About Artificial Intelligence

By CSDH Staff
May 2021

Listening to Artificial Intelligence podcasts is one of the best methods for keeping up with this ever-changing and innovative industry. After all, robotics and A.I. are influencing our daily lives more and more. Who best to hear about it all from than the innovators themselves? But with dozens of podcasts produced on the subjects of A.I., robotics, Machine Learning, and more, which are actually worth your time? Keep scrolling for Computer Science Degree Hub’s list of the 25 best podcasts about Artificial Intelligence.

The AI in Business Podcast 

The AI in Business Podcast is the work of Daniel Faggella, founder of Emerj. Faggella discusses recent AI headlines, and interviews top AI executives from companies big and small. New episodes are produced weekly. Recent episodes include interviews with Michael Blitz of Accenture, Adam Oliner of Slack, and Pamela Negosanti of Expert AI.  

AI in Financial Services Podcast 

Daniel Faggella also produces this podcast, AI in Financial Services. The podcast features interviews with Faggella and industry pros about the value of using AI in the financial industry. New shows are produced throughout the month. Recent episodes include “Unique Considerations for Applying Chatbots in Banking,” “Post-COVID Changes of AI Priorities in FinServ,” and “Where Conversational Interfaces Belong in Banking.” 

A.I. Nation

A.I. Nation is a podcast all about Artificial Intelligence produced by WHYY and Princeton University. The show investigates the ways in which A.I., machine learning, and predictive analytics are currently impacting our lives. Episodes are released multiple times each month. Recent shows include “Biased Intelligence,” “The Next Pandemic,” and “A.I. in the Driver’s Seat.” 

The AI Podcast

The AI Podcast is the Artificial Intelligence podcast produced by NVIDIA. The podcast explores, via interviews and conversations, how AI connects to various human endeavors. Multiple shows are released each month, and each is 20-30 minutes in length. Recent episodes include “Walmart’s Grant Gelvin on Prediction Analytics at Supercenter Scale” and “NVIDIA’s Julie Bernauer Talks Setting Up One of World’s Fastest Supercomputers.” 

AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinions 

AI Today Podcast is the Artificial Intelligence-themed podcast of Cognilytica. In each episode, hosts Ron Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch focus on the latest happenings in the world of AI. New episodes are produced multiple times each month. Recent episodes include “AI’s Role in Process Automation…,” “AI at Heineken….,” and “AI in Finance….”

AI with AI: Artificial Intelligence with Andy Ilachinski and David Broyles 

AI with AI is the Artificial Intelligence podcast of Andy Ilachinski. Get it? This approachable and level-headed podcast explores the latest news and breakthroughs in A.I. Most shows run 30 to 50 minutes in length. Recent episodes include “Superhumans,” “Xen and the Art of Motorcell Maintenance,” and “Donkey Pong.” 

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery

Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery is the podcast of Simon Smith. Though production of this podcast ended in 2018, its archive remains relevant, interesting, and popular. Each show runs 20 to 30 minutes, and discusses the ways in which AI is applied to drug development.

Beyond the Hype: Artificial Intelligence 

Beyond the Hype is the Artificial Intelligence podcast of MMC Ventures, a research-led venture capital firm. The podcast features interviews with technologists, entrepreneurs, and others at the forefront of all things AI. Each show runs 45 minutes one hour in length. Popular episodes include “Predicting Disease with AI,” “AI and Cybersecurity,” and “AI’s Role in Reducing Food Waste.”   

Conversations on AI

Conversations on AI is a popular podcast melding Artificial Intelligence and Business. The podcast describes itself as a “forum for the world’s leading minds to exchange thoughts around the business of AI.” New shows are released throughout the month, and run about a half hour in length. Recent episodes include “How Linguistics Knowledge Can Help a Conversation Designer” and “Evolution of Conversation Design with AI.” 

Data Futurology Podcast

The Data Futurology Podcast is the podcast of Felipe Flores. The show acknowledges that as AI advances, most of the challenges are occurring on the human side. Each episode focuses on gaining value from the leadership side of AI via interviews and conversations. Recent episodes include “Driving Diversity in Data Science…,” “How Data and AI are Reshaping the Future of Retail…,” and “Leveraging Data for Better Citizen Outcomes…”  

DeepMind: The Podcast 

DeepMind is an eight-part podcast series from mathematician Hannah Fry. The podcast explores Artificial Intelligence, and the questions and challenges brought up by progress. Shows are a convenient half hour in length. Popular episodes include “AI for Everyone,” “Out of the Lab,” and “Life is Like a Game.” 

The End of the World with Josh Clark 

The End of the World with Josh Clark is a 10-episode IHeartRadio podcast about the future of humanity. Host Josh Clark dives into the dangers for humans existing on Earth, specifically within the next 200 years. Artificial Intelligence is a theme throughout the podcast, and Episode 5 is dedicated specifically to the topic.

Eye on A.I. 

Eye on A.I. is the Artificial Intelligence-themed podcast of New York Times correspondent Craig S. Smith. The podcast features Smith’s interviews with people making a difference in the field of Artificial Intelligence. New shows are produced weekly, and run 30 to 40 minutes in length. Recent episodes include “Educating the Warfighter to Use AI,” “Making the Government a Better AI Customer,” and “AI and National Security: US vs China.”

How AI Happens

How AI Happens is an AI-themed podcast produced by Sama. The show features conversations and interviews with those on the cutting edge of Artificial Intelligence. New shows are released throughout the month. A recent episode features an interview with Adnan Khallel about speed vs. accuracy. 

HumAIn

HumAIn is the podcast of David Yakobovitch. The features fireside chats with AI thought leaders, and covers topics like industry trends and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. New shows are released throughout the month, and span anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. Recent episodes include “How Category Theory is Changing the Data Science Industry,” “How AI Will Impact the Future of Jobs and Work,” and “The Future of Augmented Reality and Apple Glasses.” 

Let’s Talk AI

Let’s Talk AI is the Artificial Intelligence-themed podcast of Skynet Today. The podcast breaks down what is actually AI news and what is a clickbait headline. Shows are released weekly, and feature discussion and interviews with actual AI researchers. Recent episodes include “Elon Musk’s Self Driving Claims…,” “Janelle Shane on the Weirdness of AI,” and “The Pioneers of Modern AI….”

Lex Fridman Podcast 

Lex Fridman is an A.I. researcher at MIT, and one of the most respected voices on the topic of Artificial Intelligence. His podcast, Lex Fridman Podcast, consists of conversations on the science, technology, and philosophy of intelligence, consciousness, and more. New episodes are produced multiple times per month. Recent episodes include conversations with Sam Harris, Kernel CEO Bryan Johnson, and martial artist Georges St-Pierre.  

McKinsey on AI

McKinsey on AI is a podcast mini series from McKinsey Analytics. The show features conversations with various experts in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The podcast consists of five episodes. Popular shows include “Why We Need to Rethink the Purpose of AI,” “Why Governments Need an AI Strategy,” and “How to Make the Most of AI.” 

Me, Myself, and AI

Me, Myself, and AI is the podcast of the MIT Sloan Management Review. The podcast interviews leaders at the 10% of companies who are able to succeed with AI in order to learn just how they did it. New shows are added weekly, and run about a half hour in length. Recent episodes feature interviews with professionals at The Home Depot, Mastercard, and 1-800-Flowers.  

MIT Open Courseware: Artificial Intelligence

This open coursework podcast from MIT ran from 2013 to 2016, and does an excellent job of introducing Artificial Intelligence and its myriad offshoot subjects. Each episode is hosted by Professor Patrick Winston, and is 30 to 55 minutes in length. New listeners should begin with Episode 1. 

The Radical AI Podcast 

Radical AI produces The Radical AI Podcast. This top-rated and popular podcast focuses on voices considered radical or marginalized in the field of AI. Debates, collaboration, and dialogue occur on the ethics of AI, and the ways in which humanity and machine learning are connected. New shows are released throughout the month. Recent episodes include “Feminist AI 101,” “Killer Robots and Value Sensitive Design,” and “Decentralizing AI.” 

Soft Robotics Podcast 

The Soft Robotics Podcast is the podcast of Marwa ElDiwiny. Each show features interviews with those interested in soft robotics, including professionals, academics, laypeople, and even kids. Episodes are released multiple times each month. Recent shows include “Exoskeletons & Passive Dynamics” and “Is Reinforcement Learning Sufficient for Designing Generic and Adaptable Robots?”

The TWIML AI Podcast

This podcast hosted by Sam Charrington is driven by interviews and conversations with the top minds in A.I. and machine learning. Each show is 30 to 40 minutes in length. Recent episodes include “Using AI to Map the Human System,” “Buy AND Build for Production Machine Learning,” and “Task + Data Science Careers.”   

Voices in AI

Voices in AI is the Artificial Intelligence podcast of GigaOm. Each episode features a conversation between host Byron Reese and an AI professional or academic. Episodes are released throughout the year, and the archive of older episodes is extensive and interesting.

Women in AI

Women in AI is a Re Work podcast that features the leading female minds in AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. New shows are released biweekly, and run about 15 minutes in length. Recent episodes include “The Future of AI & Spoken Word Content,” “Deploying Responsible AI,” and “In Search of Trustworthy & Ethical AI.”

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