The online interactive magazine of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence

Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) – AI Experts Answer Your Questions

AI experts answer your questions! Your questions will be submitted to these guests and a video will be recorded with their answers and posted on the Interactive AI Magazine and in the weekly AI Alert.

For our first AMA, we have the co-editors of AI Magazine, Drs. Brent Venable and Odd Erik Gundersen.

Dr. Brent Venable joined the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) in August 2012. She is also professor of computer science at University of West Florida (UWF). Since 2019 she is the director of the newly established IHMC-UWF PhD program in Intelligent Systems and Robotics. Her research is dedicated to providing a solid framework for the design and deployment of intelligent systems able to reason about preferences. Research areas: reasoning about preferences, multi-agent systems, constraint-based temporal reasoning, AI for social good.


Dr. Odd Erik Gundersen is an adjunct associate professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the Chief AI Officer at TrønderEnergi AS, a Norwegian renewable energy company. Gundersen has applied AI in industry, mostly for startups, since 2006. Currently, he is investigating how AI can be applied in the renewable energy sector and for driver training. On late evenings he ponders how research in AI can be made reproducible. Research areas: AI for renewable energy, AI-based simulators for driver training, reproducible AI.