39. Our AI intentions with Rishal Hurbans

This month I'm talking to the lovely Rishal Hurbans about the AI scene in South Africa, ethics as an important part of the intro to the book Grokking AI Algorithms, what Black Mirror can teach us about AI, going past ethical principles, why expert systems were omitted from the book and much more.
Date: 7th of February 2020
Podcast authors: Ben Byford with Rishal Hurbans
Audio duration: 45:57
Website plays & downloads: 64 Click to download
Tags: Author, Developer, Sponsored, South Africa, Black Mirror, Expert systems,

Rishal is a solutions architect at Entelect where he is responsible for strategic planning, ideating, and designing and developing solutions for local and international clients; whilst actively growing knowledge and skills within the company, community, and industry.

He has a passion for growing people and teams, software architecture, design thinking, artificial intelligence, and philosophy.

Rishal founded Prolific Idea in 2015 where innovation is cultivated through research and technology. Prolific Idea has since launched a collaborative productivity platform, Hivemind and is currently building a straight-though document processing platform, Viszen.tech.

Rishal founded and runs the Artificial Intelligence South Africa(AI ZA) group and is an active speaker at conferences. He is also an Intel Innovator in AI which allows for research and development with cutting edge technology.

Rishal has authored a book with Manning Publications - Grokking Artificial Intelligence Algorithms, aimed at demystifying AI algorithms for technologists by teaching the approaches through practical problem solving and visual explanations.


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Episode host: Ben Byford

Ben Byford is a AI ethics consultant, code, design and data science teacher, freelance games designer with over 10 years of design and coding experience building websites, apps, and games.

In 2015 he began talking on AI ethics and started the Machine Ethics podcast. Since, Ben has talked with academics, developers, doctors, novelists and designers on AI, automation and society.

Through Ethical by Design Ben and the team help organisations make better AI decisions leveraging their experience in design, technology, business, data, sociology and philosophy.