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Top 5 podcasts on Artificial Intelligence that you must listen to right now

Artificial Intelligence is such an expansive subject and is evolving at such a rapid pace that the information remains clustered in various sources. While you can get professional degrees in data science to become an AI professional or gain practical experience by working on machine learning projects, you can also learn about recent developments through podcasts.

The pandemic delivered a trend where audio saw higher adoption similar to the ones seen by OTT platforms a few years ago. According to a report from, the podcast market in Europe will grow to €551M during 2021-2025, registering a CAGR of over 24 per cent. This opportunity in podcast growth and easy distribution has led to many businesses and organisations embracing podcasts.

From the likes of DeepMind, NVIDIA to Harvard Business Review, every major organisation has a podcast related to artificial intelligence. These podcasts try to answer everything from the simplest question like “what is AI?” to something as complex as “how can I get involved?” and through this process, they enlighten listeners about the benefits of AI and cautions that need to be taken into account while building.

Here are five podcasts that you should add to your podcast diet if you want to master the concept of artificial intelligence.

DeepMind: The Podcast

DeepMind is arguably the most innovative AI company in the world, building AI tools that are useful and at times, shocking with their potential. With DeepMind: The Podcast, the Alphabet subsidiary is trying to answer simple questions related to AI and also trying to give listeners an inside look at how AI research is done at an organisation like DeepMind.

The podcast is hosted by Dr Hannah Fry, a mathematician and broadcaster making the technical topic of AI accessible and interesting to listeners. The podcast channels the thoughts of DeepMind researchers, engineers, program managers, and collaborators, in an eight-part series. It explores topics like neuroscience and AI, and explains how organisations can build safe AI.

In Machines We Trust

In Machines We Trust is a podcast by MIT Technology Review that aims to explain everything about automation. This award-winning podcast first debuted in August 2020 and has appeared on podcast charts in more than 70 countries. Hosted by Jennifer Strong, the podcast series explores the rise of AI through the “voices of people reckoning with the power of the technology”.

The podcast also brings listeners closer to inventors and founders whose ambitions fuel the development of new forms of AI. In Machines We Trust does not shy away from also looking at the consequences of building an AI that aims to match human intelligence. The miniseries on the use of facial technology by police should not be missed by those looking to familiarise themselves with the harm caused by facial recognition.

Azeem Azhar’s Exponential View

Hosted by entrepreneur and investor Azeem Azhar, Exponential View from HBR aims to paint a complete picture of artificial intelligence. The podcast explores how AI and other exponential technologies are transforming business and society. The podcast builds on the Exponential View newsletter curated by Azhar.

The podcast looks at how technology will reorder our world and answers questions like who will be the winners and losers of this transformation. Azhar brings the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these topics and answers questions that you might have always wanted to ask but never did.

The AI Podcast

Artificial Intelligence has been dubbed as everything from being in its “infancy” to the most “revolutionary technology”. The AI Podcast from graphics chip giant NVIDIA helps listeners make sense of these narratives surrounding AI.

The podcast connects its listeners with the world’s leading experts in AI, deep learning and machine learning to explain how AI works, how it is evolving and how it intersects with every facet of human life. Whether it’s arts or science, the AI Podcast looks at AI’s influence and also tries to uncover the mystery around the technology.

The Lex Fridman Podcast

Originally called The Artificial Intelligence Podcast, the Lex Fridman Podcast started in 2018 and discusses topics like “AI, science, technology, history, philosophy and the nature of intelligence, consciousness, love, and power”. Some of the past guests on the show include Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, Jack Dorsey, and Ray Dalio.

Lex Fridman is a Russian-American computer scientist, MIT research scientist, AI researcher, and podcast host. His in-depth knowledge about AI makes the podcast an easy listening experience for those trying to wrap their head around the massive scale of AI’s impact. While the original version of his podcast was general and personal, Lex Fridman now explores deep technical concepts related to AI.

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