In episode 264, Dr. Sam Khoze, CEO of AI Life, unveils the fascinating story behind casting a robot, Erica, in a movie. He discusses his collaboration with director Tony K, who desired a real robot for authenticity, and the subsequent partnership with Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro to bring Erica to the big screen.
Dr. Khoze reflects on his career journey, which began in medical science but later led him to the AI and robotics realm. He describes the challenges he faced during this transition, emphasizing the importance of taking chances, even when it might mean starting anew. He also underscores the role of mentorship and highlights the influence of luminaries.
The episode concludes with Dr. Khoze's vision for AI Life, with a short-term focus on using technology to combat loneliness among the elderly and a long-term aspiration to develop artificial intelligence that rivals human intelligence—a pursuit he acknowledges as both complex and awe-inspiring.
00:15 The Journey of Casting a Robot in a Movie
01:29 Unexpected Publicity Success
02:14 Career Transition into AI and Robotics
04:29 Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Opportunities
06:02 The Power of Mentorship
06:14 Recognizing and Seizing Opportunities
06:42 Future Goals for AI Life
07:45 The Complexity of Human Intelligence
09:39 Contact AI Life
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