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Eliza, the beyond AI Podcast

About Eliza

Eliza is the podcast where you will meet a wide range of scientists, professors and professionals within AI who will share their perspectives and knowledge about the technology already forming our everyday lives today. The aim of the podcast is not only to give our listeners a deeper understanding of what AI is capable of today but also to give different points of view on the technology and its usage.

Hosting the podcast are Sepideh Pashami, Senior Lecturer in AI/Machine Learning from Halmstad university, and Amanda Åberg, UX & Service Designer from the design agency inUse. Together, and in conversation with the guests, they take on different subjects related to AI and make it understandable for a broad audience in order to shine a light on this important topic and its impact on our lives.

At the end of each episode, you will hear a sample of AI-generated music from AIVA (https://www.aiva.ai/) to hopefully surprise you (or maybe disappoint you) about what AI is capable of.

Episode 1 – ELIZA News at Halland Tech Week’s AI day in Halmstad

Guests in this episode:
Carin Madsen Kollberg
Emma Andersson
Oscar MacGregor
Anna Felländer
Pontus Wärnestål
Anna Petersson

Links to Additional Information:
https://hallandtech.se/

Episode 2 – How can AI be used in climate research?

Guest:
Olof Mogren
Senior Researcher at RISE

Music:
All music in this podcast is made with AIVA

Episode 0 – Eliza Podcast Trailer

Music

On the Edge” – AI-generated Rock track composed by AIVA

Postproduction by

Emil Johansson & Leon Johansson

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 1 – AI for Designers

Guest:

Pontus Wärnestål
Associate Professor of Interaction Design at Halmstad University
Author and Public Speaker

Additional Guest Information:
https://warnestal.com/

Music

Among the Stars, Op. 31” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Elin Claesson & Amanda Trägårdh

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 2 – Lifelong Learning

Guest:
Stefan Byttner
Professor of AI/Machine Learning at Halmstad University

Additional Information:
Stefan Byttner on LinkedIn

Episode produced by

Emil Johansson & Leon Johansson

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 3 – Deep Learning for Robot Perception

Guest:

Eren Erdal Aksoy
Associate Professor of Information Technology at Halmstad University

Additional Guest Information:
Eren Erdal Aksoy on LinkedIn
https://aksoyeren.github.io/

Music

Battle Royale, Op. 32” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Emil Johansson & Leon Johansson

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 4 – AI-Generated Music

Guest:

Bobby Lee Townsend Sturm
Associate Professor at KTH

Additional Guest Information:
Bobby Lee Townsend home page
Music at the Frontiers of Artificial Creativity and Criticism project

Music

Letz make it happen, Op. 23” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Therese Johansson & Ellen Liljeklev

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 5 – Sci-Fi Stories about AI

Guest:

Pontus Wärnestål
Associate Professor of Interaction Design at Halmstad University
Author and Public Speaker

Additional Guest Information:
https://warnestal.com/

Music

Demo Celtic Danse for Orchestra, Op. 14” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Elin Claesson & Amanda Trägårdh

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 6 – Social Robotics

Guest:
Martin Cooney
Associate Professor of Robotics at Halmstad University

Music

Op.24 ‘I am AI’ Nvidia GTC ’17 Keynote Soundtrack” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Therese Johansson & Ellen Liljeklev

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 7 – AI Start-ups

Guest:
Anita Sant’Anna
Data Innovation Strategist

Additional Guest Information:
HighFive in Halmstad

Music

Op. 22 For Piano Solo” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Ida Bengtsson & Tindra Wallered

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 8 – Design Ethnography: How do people learn to live with technology

Guest:
Vaike Fors
Professor of Design Ethnography at Halmstad University

Additional Guest Information:
A Human Approach (AHA) Project
Vaike Fors on LinkedIn

Music

String Trio Op.22 in D Minor, Elegancia” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Ida Bengtsson & Tindra Wallered

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 9 – Data-driven Health Care

Guest:
Philip D. Anderson
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mass General Brigham Global Advisory
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Additional Guest Information:
Health Data Centre at Halmstad University
Region Halland, Health Innovation (Swedish)

Music

Octet No 1 in D Major Op 3 A Little Chamber Music” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Filip Dahlhielm & Georgi Shoshev

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University

Episode 10- AI in Designing Candy Crush

Guest:
Sahar Asadi, PhD
Director of AI Labs at King

Additional Guest Information:
Sahar Asahi on LinkedIn

Music

Op 1 for Piano Solo in D Major” – AI-generated track by AIVA

Postproduction by

Filip Dahlhielm & Georgi Shoshev

Students from the Programme for Media- and Communications Science with Focus on Health at Halmstad University