AI in Business

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Roman Vitkovitsky. Roman supports the Pentagon's Cyberspace operations. He formerly served as COO/CTO of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group and in stints serving DARPA, NATO, and in multiple adjunct professor roles, to name a few. In this episode, Roman shares how AI is leading the bleeding edge for Cyberspace Defense, enabling nimble actions in complex threat environments. Leaders at all levels may find these insights powerful and relevant. Want to discover AI trends in any sector? Get Emerj's PDF guide: emerj.com/t3

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Shri Santhanam, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI at Experian. The international credit reporting agency supports data-driven services in over 100 countries, with a database of over 1 billion individuals. In this episode, Shri breaks down the unique AI opportunities and challenges evolving for Experian. Episode topics include: the evolution of big data & analytics, data accessibility, and the AI skills landscape. Want to discover the best of Emerj's industry insights? Get Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Kristopher Lorang, FS Product Manager at Iron Mountain, a secure storage company founded in 1951 when Herman Knaust repurposed his mine as a vault. Now a publicly-traded international services firm, Iron Mountain is still a leader in secure storage, which now includes digital record storage and management. The company's history exemplifies how organizations can and should evolve with the times. In this episode, Kris offers a peek at how Iron Mountain is staying on the cutting edge with AI-driven services for document search & discovery. Learn more at: ironmountain.com

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Keith Strier, VP of Worldwide AI Initiatives at NVIDIA. Previously, Keith served as Global AI Leader at Ernst & Young, where he supported nations to form and mature their AI plans. This included the development of AI infrastructure, education, and overall strategy. Dan and Keith met at the UN headquarters when presenting on a panel about the emergence of deepfakes (deep-learning-driven faked faces or other identifiers). Now, Keith shares his perspective on public sector AI planning from his perch at NVIDIA, relating what all enterprises and businesses can learn from the AI strategies of nations. Want to learn more about AI opportunities in the public sector? Get Emerj's US Public Sector AI Opportunity Report: emerj.com/gov1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Geoffrey Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, a leader in AI chip engineering. In this episode, Geoffrey shares his valuable perspective on the critical use cases for high-powered edge compute across industries like computer vision, heavy industry, retail, and some broad applications useful across any sector. Flex Logix will be presenting at the Edge AI Summit, Nov 18-20, hosted by Kisaco Research. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2RAv62n


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Ivan Marin, Principal Data Scientist at the Daitan Group, one of America's fastest-growing software engineering firms. Dr. Marin earned his Ph.D. in Physics from EESC-USP. In this episode, he walks us through an exercise using the Machine Learning Canvas, exploring risks and opportunities associated with implementing and scaling AI for small and medium-sized businesses. The Daitan Group builds core technology, data solutions, and software products that scale: daitan.com

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Gilad Turbahn, Sr. Director of Product Management at Apttus, which acquired his former employer, Conga, for $700+ million in 2020, joining Apttus's quote-to-cash capabilities with Conga's contract lifecycle management platform. In this episode, Gilad helps us learn how AI can enhance back-office workflows, clearly mapping the space before and after implementation to show how AI creates value. Want to discover more opportunities to use natural language processing for automation? Get Emerj's free PDF brief: Unlocking the Business Value of NLP emerj.com/nlp1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today I'm excited and honored to welcome back a long-time mentor who I really respect, the great a brilliant Dr. Charles Martin. Doc Martin received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemical Physics from the University of Chicago, where he authored scientific programs in C and Fortran using the Cray supercomputer. His company, Aardvark (later acquired by Google), developed statistical machine learning techniques (SVM, NLP, etc.) for the Aardvark social search engine. Want to expand your AI services? Until tomorrow (10/29), get Emerj's new "Finding AI Opportunities" report free with Emerj Plus membership: emerj.com/op1


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Wijay Wijayakumaran, Chief Architect, ML/DL & AI at IBM Systems. In this episode, Wijay helps us explore AI in surprising spaces, like Elder Care. As populations age worldwide, healthcare organizations across the globe are meeting demand with intelligent technologies. Learn insights gleaned from the heads of AI at Square, Slack, and HSBC with Emerj's AI Opportunities report (free for new Emerj Plus members until 10/30): emerj.com/op1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Nick Pilkington, CTO and Founder of Drone Deploy. To date, DroneDeploy has raised 90+ million dollars for its cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform, which enables capabilities such as automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing. DroneDeploy is compatible with any drone, and industries adopting this technology include agriculture, real estate, mining, and construction. In this episode: Dr. Pilkington breaks down opportunities to enhance user experience and lower entry barriers for AI-driven technologies. Discover more opportunities, frameworks, and infographics for leveling up your AI capabilities with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Dmitry Efimov, VP of Machine Learning Research at American Express. Dr. Efimov has lead the charge to detect fraudulent transactions and activity at Amex. Episode topics include: breaking down the evolution of fraud detection, the future of AI-driven fraud detection, and what's next for AI at Amex. Want to learn more about AI in financial services? Read Emerj's pdf guide: emerj.com/fin1


Today we welcome the return of the great and brilliant Bryton Shang, CEO of Aquabyte, which has raised $10 million to bring AI to fish farming. This episode focuses on the product and processes of Aquabyte as a case study in how to best service industrial managers and workers. Episode topics include: how to build AI products for non-technical audiences, keeping the data science (data labeling, feature selection, etc.) in the hands of the vendor, AI software as a service. Want to learn more about AI at the edge? Join industry leaders at the Edge AI Summit, hosted by Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Nov 18-20th. Learn more: bit.ly/2RAv62n


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Manuel Terranova, CEO of Peaxy. Since 2012, Peaxy has raised $30+ million to expand its AI-driven platform, helping companies unlock the value of their industrial data. Manuel shares some really valuable insights: diving into the landscape of sensor data e.g. temperature, energy usage, flow rate, GPS, vibration, acceleration, etc., transformational opportunities for predictive analytics, and how to start exploring these opportunities. Learn more: peaxy.net

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Spence Green, CEO of Lilt. Lilt has received $35+ million in venture funding since 2015 to build its AI-powered language translation platform, which combines adaptive neural machine translation technology with an enterprise translation management system. Episode topics include: how to simplify system integrations, when enterprise transformation is required before AI can be implemented, how Lilt can maintain brand voice in nuanced translations across many languages. Want the best of Emerj's insights? Try Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Bryton Shang, Founder & CEO of Aquabytes, which has raised $10 million to bring AI to fish farming. Bryton shows how AI is opening doors for transformation far from traditional high technology centers. Episode topics also include: how to create a successful AI product that fits into a conventional industrial workflow, how AI can be used to detect and support the health and behavior of fish at farms. Want to learn more about AI at the edge? Join industry leaders at the Edge AI Summit, hosted by Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Nov 18-20th. Learn more: bit.ly/2RAv62n

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Category:machine learning -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant, Ron Bodkin. Ron has served as Director of Applied AI at Google, VP/GM of AI at Teradata, founded multiple technology ventures, and now leads AI & Engineering at Vector Institute and Schwartz Reisman Institute. In this episode, Ron shares how to avoid scattered projects by following a reliable roadmap for leveled investment in AI capabilities. Want to learn about Emerj's best practices and frameworks? Get Emerj's report: "Generating AI ROI": emerj.com/roi1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Kurt Muehmel, Chief Customer Officer of Dataiku. Dataiku is a unicorn AI platform that has raised $250+ million since 2013 and outranked Google in Gartner's 2020 reports. In this episode, Kurt discusses some of the platform's powerful capabilities and brings it down to earth with some relatable examples. Want to discover more ways to apply AI in your organization? Join Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Matthew Mattina, Director of Machine Learning Research at ARM. ARM is a leading technology provider of silicon IP and custom SoCs at the heart of billions of devices. Mr. Mattina's research agenda covers deep learning, neural network design & optimization, and HW accelerator architecture, resulting in ISA extensions, SW libraries, novel microarchitectures for ML inference and training, and efficient neural network models. Episode topics include: Mr. Mattina's criteria for AI readiness and how to customize your AI Readiness Checklist. Are you a business or innovation leader exploring opportunities for leveraging AI? Check out Emerj's 9-page Pdf Guide, Beginning with AI: emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Roeland Nusselder, CEO and Co-founder of Plumerai. Plumerai is making deep learning tiny and computationally radically more efficient, to enable inference on edge devices. Episode topics include: nuances of leveraging machine learning at the edge, the limitations and capabilities of ML processing on legacy and standard chipsets. Roeland is presenting at this year's AI Hardware Summit, hosted by our sponsor, Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Sept 29 - Oct 7. Want to connect with AI industry leaders? Learn more about the Summit here: bit.ly/2Ywz1kU

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Marshall Choy, VP of Product at SambaNova. SambaNova is a unicorn startup that has raised $450+ million since its founding in 2017 to enable optimum performance for any ML training, inference, or analytics model. In this episode, Marshall dives into key trends driving AI hardware innovation. SambaNova is also presenting at this year's AI Hardware Summit, hosted by our sponsor, Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Sept 29 - Oct 7. Want to learn more? Visit: https://aihardwaresummit.com/events/ai-hardware-summit

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Abinash Tripathy, CEO and Founder of HelpShift, an AI-powered support platform installed on more than two billion devices worldwide. HelpShift has raised $50+ million in venture funding since its founding in 2011, and its customers include giants like Microsoft, Xfinity, and Zynga. Dan's last interview with Abinash covered the challenges of AI deployment in the enterprise. This episode's topics include: chatbot capabilities, best/worst AI deployment approaches, lessons learned, and which problems are solvable with AI. Want to learn more about chatbots and other NLP use cases? Download Emerj's guide: emerj.com/nlp1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Concluding Emerj's first AI Futures series, Dan speaks with Dr. Hugo de Garis, an enigmatic figure in AI research, who has been publishing and positing on AI methods and implications for 30+ years. Dr. De Garis ran the Artificial Brain Lab at Xiamen University. His controversial book, "The Artilect War," plays out potential conflict between AI proponents, dissidents, and the machines themselves, as AI's power rises. Episode topics include: technology-centered conflict scenarios, the AI control problem, the nature of human relationships with potential superintelligent AI, and possible forms of effective AI governance. 

Conversations in this series have spanned from near-term governance to far-out notions. What do you think? And what would you like to hear next? Let us know: emerj.com/pod3

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today we're excited to welcome the return of the great and brilliant Sankar Narayanan. Sankar is Chief Practice Officer of Fractal Analytics, a unicorn AI & analytics services firm, which has raised $300+ million since its founding in 2000. Fractal Analytics offers a range of products and services, empowering optimal decisions across the world's largest enterprises. Episode topics include: dynamics on the buyer and vendor side for potential new AI/analytics partnerships, setting realistic expectations for a first project together, and the right questions to ask when vetting potential vendors or clients. Are you a non-technical professional, exploring opportunities to apply AI in your business? Download Emerj's guide: "Beginning with AI" emerj.com/beg1

 

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Michael Segala, CEO and co-founder of SFL Scientific, a Boston-based Data Science and AI consultancy. Dr. Segala earned his Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University and co-founded SFL Scientific in 2015. Since then, his firm has grown to 30+ employees, was chosen as Nvidia's Service Delivery Partner of the Year (for the last two years), and has earned growing partnerships with distinguished clients like the US Military. Episode topics include: how data science can empower and automate Defense analysis, pattern recognition for anomaly and threat detection, and opportunities for embedding AI to support current and future workflows. Want to level up your organization's AI capabilities? Try Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Ben Goertzel, the man who coined the term AGI with his eponymous book, "Artificial General Intelligence." Dr. Goertzel is known by many from his role as Chief Scientist of Hanson Robotics, where he lead the creation of Sophia, the first robot to be granted national citizenship. Dr. Goertzel founded OpenCog, an open-source software framework for AGI. He also founded SingularityNET, a decentralized marketplace for AI algorithms. Episode topics include: Dr. Goertzel's optimistic vision for AGI's future, how it might be born, and why decentralized frameworks may offer the most fertile ground for AI evolution.

Dan and Ben first met in 2012, and we're grateful to Ben for keeping up the conversation. No series on the Future of AI would be complete without him.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Rick Calle of M12, Microsoft's corporate venture fund. M12 has leveraged Microsoft's leadership and know-how to allocate billions across its portfolio of 100+ startups. In this episode, Rick shares insights from M12 and hones in on critical levers that AI-driven enterprises can pull to reduce their energy costs. Rick is also one of the presenters at this year's AI Hardware Summit, hosted by this episode's sponsor: Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Sept 29 - Oct 7. Register today!

 

 

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

The great and brilliant Dr. Kristof Szalay returns to the podcast. Dr. Szalay is CTO and Founder of Turbine.ai, a simulation-driven drug discovery company, delivering targeted cancer therapies to targeted patient populations. Today's episode topics include: how AI integrates with the phases of drug discovery, development, and generally applicable enterprise deployment challenges. Want to discover opportunities to integrate AI in your organization? Try Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:35pm EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Steve Omohundro, Chief Scientist at AIBrain. AIBrain is creating Turingworld, a powerful AI learning social media platform based on AI-optimized learning, AI-powered gamification, and AI-enhanced social interaction. Dr. Steve Omohundro received his Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He also founded an organization to support AI safety and another organization to advance new intelligence architectures based on the programming language Omda, the specification language Omex, and the semantics language Omai. Episode topics include: how humans can build safe AI, what facets of AI development might/might-not require global governance, how the international community might best collaborate to prioritize AGI development efforts, and how AI may influence our lives as consumers.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

The great and brilliant Tim Estes returns for another conversation, this time focused on AI readiness. Tim is Founder & CEO of Digital Reasoning, an American AI company that raised over $130 million to bring cognitive computing services to intelligence agencies, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations. This episode's topics include: what AI readiness means, ground rules and AI readiness components including: data, expertise, and in-house talent. Want to learn more about how to implement AI in your organization? Download Emerj's guide: emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Gregory Diamos, Transformation Engineer at Landing AI, an innovative AI engineering firm founded by Andrew Ng (who also founded Coursera and deeplearning.ai). Dr. Diamos holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Previous to his current role, he served as Silicon Valley AI Research Lead for Baidu, after stints at Nvidia and Intel. Episode topics include: what sets apart AI hardware from other CPU's, what businesses and industries will especially benefit from advances in AI chips. Dr. Diamos is one of the presenters at this year's AI Hardware Summit, hosted by this episode's sponsor: Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Sept 29 - Oct 7. Register today!

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Today we step farther into AI futures with the great and brilliant Jerome Glenn, Executive Director of The Millenium Project. This participatory think tank publishes the annual "State of the Future." For over a quarter of a century, Jerome has collaborated with organizations from the Red Cross to the Korean government to map out potential futures. Episode topics include: critical global stakeholders for technology governance, win-win scenarios for international collaboration, how artificial general intelligence might transform the future.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today I'm excited to welcome the return of one of our veteran guests, the great and brilliant Dr. Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, one of the world's most intelligent enterprise IT integration & service firms. Babak has 20+ years of AI experience, founding his first AI startup in 1998 in the SF Bay area and later founding Sentient Technologies, which raised $174 million to innovate with AI in trading. In this episode, Babak shares best practices for pilot projects, to set expectations for enterprise implementations. Want to learn more about how to get started with AI in your organization? Check out Emerj's guide: emerj.com/beg1

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Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Francisco Zamora-Martinez, Facial Biometrics Lead at Veridas. Francisco received his Ph.D. from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), specializing in Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition, and Digital Imaging. Episode topics include: opportunities and challenges presented by facial recognition and biometrics, unique opportunities for AI innovation in Europe, and how Europe is leading technology transformation. Want to learn more? Check out Emerj's professional reports: emerj.com/reports

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Today I'm happy to bring you another futurist discussion, with the great and brilliant David Wood. David holds degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy from Oxford University. He is a thought leader and activist in multiple organizations, notably serving as Board Director of SingularityNET (with Ben Goertzel), Chair of the London Futurists, and Executive Director of Transpolitica. Episode topics include: David's perspective on the practical steps and interim goals that could lead toward broader international collaboration for AI governance, bridges from near-term to long-term governance, potential transformations of international politics, and other issues of AI ethics.

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Listen to Dan's interview with the great and brilliant Dr. Derek Wang, CEO and Founder of Stratifyd. Dr. Wang's AI-powered analytics company has raised $50 million+, enabling enterprise companies to transform structured and unstructured human textual data from a unified platform. Episode topics include: a view of analytics for financial services before and after transformation for machine learning, the maturity landscape from retrospective dashboards to predictive analytics, and Derek's hard-won lessons from new implementations. Want to discover the core AI use cases driving transformation in Financial Services? Get Emerj's FS Cheat Sheet: emerj.com/fin1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today I'm excited to welcome back the great and brilliant Peter Voss, founder/ CEO/ Chief Scientist of Aigo.ai and AGI Innovations. Peter is one of the world's most prominent minds in the Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) space. Peter collaborated and contributed to AGI work with Ben Goertzel, which resulted in the eponymous book, Artificial General Intelligence, and Shane Legg, now Chief Scientist at Google's DeepMind. Episode topics include: potential futures for AI capabilities and legislation, and what it means to prepare for an AI boom. Peter's first podcast appearance was back in 2013, and I've had the pleasure of swapping ideas with him about his work and publications over the years since. He's an essential mind in this space, and I'm grateful to have him back as a contributor to this series.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Mark Ewing, Sr. Technologist and Architect at Eastman Chemicals, emphasizes identifying key leverage points for AI as foundational for successful and profitable AI adoption in the enterprise. He asserts that the challenges of high engineering and adequate staffing are made easier with clear and compelling opportunities in scope for executives. Eastman has delivered specialty chemicals for over 100 years, earning over $9 billion in revenue for 2019. We're grateful to learn from his highly valuable perspective atop Eastman's formidable presence in the industry. Aiming to transform your organization's capabilities for AI readiness? Download Emerj's guide: emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today I'm excited to share a conversation with Mark Gazit, CEO of ThetaRay. This New York-based fintech firm raised over $80 million to expand threat detection solutions to critical infrastructure, financial institutions, and other verticals. Mark speaks about where AI is enabling new capabilities in compliance and fraud detection, shares valuable insights for successful AI deployments, and risk management lessons that translate to other industries. Want to apply AI in finance? Download Emerj's AI in Financial Services Cheat Sheet: emerj.com/fin1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today I'm excited to welcome back long-time friend and alumnus of the podcast, Dr. Roman Yampolskiy. Roman is Director of the University of Louisville's Cybersecurity Lab. He has authored four books and many more academic publications about AI, cybersecurity, AI safety, and other areas of computer science. This discussion jumps off from ideas in his most recent book, "Artificial Superintelligence: a Futuristic Approach," and unpacks further-out AI futures, exploring possibilities and challenges pertaining to AI governance, artificial general intelligence, and more...

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Priya Rajagopalan, Chief Product Officer of FourKites, shares how to leverage AI for a real competitive advantage. FourKites has raised over $100 million in venture capital to build an end-to-end supply chain visibility platform that major global companies use to track and manage freight. This conversation sheds light on how emergent intelligence is disrupting even the world's most stable and traditional industries. Enterprise strategy and innovation leaders may glean valuable insights from this example. Want to discover more case studies and insights? Explore Emerj's AI Best Practices Library: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Dr. Tanushree Luke, Head of AI at US Bank (USA's 5th largest bank), shares pragmatic opportunities for improving customer experience in banking, by learning from customer interactions. For example: how to prompt users with the right features and services to predict needs and solve problems more effortlessly. Dr. Luke earned her Ph.D. in Theoretical/Mathematical Physics and MS in Physics and Applied Engineering from George Mason University. Previously she served as the Head of Predictive AI and Machine Learning for Capital One's Conversational AI Platform. Dr. Luke also served as Technical Lead for the Department of Defense/DARPA Network Defense Program and held leadership roles at companies supporting the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Want to learn more about AI opportunities in banking? Download Emerj's AI in Banking Cheat Sheet: emerj.com/cs1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:09pm EST

Our AI Futures series aims to share perspectives from those pushing the boundaries of technology, and this episode's discussion steps toward farther-out potential futures.

Before founding the US Transhumanist Party, Zoltan earned a degree in Philosophy & Religion from Columbia University, worked as a reporter for National Geographic, and served as a Director for WildAid (a nonprofit protecting endangered species). In recent years, he's shifted his focus to authorship, speaking, and activism, with a focus toward the long-term future for humanity. His book, "The Transhumanist Wager," is an Amazon best-seller.

This episode dives into perspectives pertinent to the future of AI governance e.g. dynamics of the USA-China AI race, the "winner-take-all" potential for powers controlling artificial general intelligence (AGI), and China's potential rise in an environment with fewer regulations and hurdles for transformational technologies like AGI, gene editing, and neurotech.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Manny Medina, CEO and co-founder of unicorn startup Outreach.io, shares wisdom from the trenches of AI adoption. We're excited to have him on for many reasons - to celebrate his success (Outreach's valuation recently surpassed $1 billion), exemplify how AI early adopters are disrupting Industry, and learn from his real-life journey of AI adoption. He shares how he thought about potential leverage points for AI, the kinds of experiments necessary to test these opportunities, what Outreach learned the hard way, and what they feel like they're getting right.

Before Outreach, Manny was employee number three on Amazon's AWS team and led the Microsoft mobile division from launch to $50M in annual revenue. He holds an MBA from Harvard and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Outreach is a sales engagement platform that accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. Customers include Cloudera, Glassdoor, Pandora, Zillow.

This episode was inspired by Emerj's community, requesting more tales and lessons learned from successful AI implementations. What else do you want to hear? We'd love your feedback and ideas. Get engaged with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Nicholas Pilkington, CTO and Co-Founder of DroneDeploy, breaks down drone technology trends and dives into some powerful use cases in heavy industry. Notably, drones are transforming best practices for equipment maintenance monitoring by using computer vision. Nick goes into great detail about the process improvement opportunities in this space and shares valuable insights about the trajectory of drone technology capabilities.

To date, DroneDeploy has raised 90+ million dollars for its cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform, which enables capabilities such as automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing. Industries adopting this technology include: agriculture, real estate, mining, construction, and many other commercial and consumer arenas. DroneDeploy is compatible with any drone.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Ben Garfinkel is a Research Fellow at Oxford's Future of Humanity Insitute (FHI). In this episode, he breaks down key issues central to the near-term formation of good AI governance, such as: the comparative advantages of centralized vs decentralized governance structures, the influence of big tech on governance, etc. He does a great job of presenting the possibilities in clear and objective terms for consideration. We're grateful for Ben and FHI's seminal and leading contributions to AI governance, and - writ large - we suggest that our listeners and clients take heed and engage with the important work manifesting from FHI's brilliant minds.

Ben is a DPhil student at Oxford’s Department of Politics and International Relations. He previously earned a degree in Physics and in Mathematics and Philosophy from Yale University.

FHI is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Oxford. Academics at FHI bring the tools of mathematics, philosophy and social sciences to bear on big-picture questions about humanity and its prospects. The Institute is led by Founding Director Professor Nick Bostrom, author of "Superintelligence".

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's discussion is with Brett Beranek of Nuance Communications, arguably the best-known NLP company in the world. Nuance has been selling AI to enterprises for decades, earning billions of revenue in this mature space. In this episode, Brett shares valuable insights and predictions about how technology priorities might and should transform in the post-Covid world. Learn more with Emerj's Pandemic Response - Business Continuity Playbook: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:19pm EST

Glen de Vries cofounded Medidata in 1999, offering SaaS-based clinical development solutions addressing the functioning of customers' clinical trials, and 20 years later the company - which he still leads - sold to Dassault Systemes for almost $6 billion. What a triumph, Glen! Thank you for joining the podcast. Listen in as Glen shares his unique and valuable perspective on the current state and potential futures for the data ecosystem in Life Sciences. Want to stay on the cutting edge of emerging data-driven technologies? Try out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today's interview is with, Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (ieee.org).

Konstantinos earned a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering (nuclear reactor safety) from the University of Stuttgart. Before IEEE, Konstantinos played a crucial role in international scenario simulation for large-scale nuclear reactor accidents. And with the European Patent Office, his experience included establishing EPO’s patent academy.

For 100+ years, the IEEE has developed global standards for bleeding-edge technologies like nuclear power, blockchain, nanotech, systems engineering, and many more. Emerj is a big supporter of the IEEE's AI standards for "Ethically Aligned Design", and in this talk, we speak about what's happening in the early stages of AI standards and policy formation around the world.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

In this podcast Joel Minnick, AI & ML Strategy Leader at Amazon Web Services (now VP at Databricks), shares his valuable perspective on what defines "AI Readiness" for large enterprises. Want to discover how to pick high-ROI projects? Explore Emerj's flagship Research and Strategy Services: emerj.com/aiol

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

Today, Peter Durlach, Senior Vice President of Nuance Communications, joins the podcast to discuss important and timely opportunities for AI in Healthcare. Peter shares how enhancing and automating key elements of physician workflows with intelligent solutions can ease the workload and reduce burnout among physicians. Want to discover more AI trends? Explore Emerj's 4-page Guide: emerj.com/t3

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:00am EST

In June 2019, the G20 adopted human-centered AI Principles that draw from the OECD Principles on AI. Emerj was invited to Paris to collaborate with the OECD's AI Governance efforts, and today we're excited to share this interview with Karine Perset, Economist and Policy Analyst at the OECD's AI Policy Observatory. She speaks about the role of principles in the formation of national legislation, international governance, and shares how leaders can nudge the evolution of powerful technologies like artificial intelligence, to steward a safe and abundant world.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today's guest is Sankar Narayanan, Chief Practice Officer at Fractal Analytics, a unicorn company in Bangalore. Sankar's last interview with Emerj was last year's most popular episode: "How to measure the ROI of AI". We're excited to share more of Sankar's insights in this episode, with a special focus on how to deploy and position AI pilot projects for momentum that leads to bigger and better projects. For more insights gathered's from global AI leaders like Nick Bostrom, Stuart Russell, and Ben Goertzel, check out Emerj Plus - emerj.com/p1


Today we kick off the first in a series of discussions about AI in Europe with Martin Musiol, Sr. Data Scientist at IBM. Martin is a member of IBM's Technical Expert Counsel, and in this episode he speaks about what makes the European ecosystem different, providing what may be a peak ahead for other nations following Europe's leadership regarding regulation and data-sharing. Learn more with Emerj's Beginning with AI Guide: emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this first episode in our 12-part Saturday "AI Futures" series, UC Berkeley Professor and renown AI expert Stuart Russell shares his perspectives on the near and long-term considerations of AI governance.

https://emerj.com/ai-podcast-interviews/stuart-russell-ai-governance/

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From June 27th to September 12th, we'll be covering a new "AI Futures" episode about AI governance every Saturday. This is an experimental series designed to extend current AI trends to long-term AI consequences. We hope you'll enjoy.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 8:58pm EST

Today we interview Babak Hodjat, VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, one of world's largest IT integration & service firms. Babak has 20+ years of AI experience, starting his first AI startup in 1998 in the SF Bay area, and later founding Sentient Technologies which raised $174 million to innovate with AI in trading. In this episode, Babak says "AI should be disruptive.", and leaders should "go big". Want to learn more about how to make the business case for AI? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today's guest is Jim Barnebee, VP of AI and Infrastructure at GetSwift, a public company that has raised $143 million to bring AI to the world of Delivery - with a smart platform enabling driver management, dispatch tasks, and tracking in real-time. Jim highlights the 2 areas where he thinks logistics will be impacted the most, breaks down hurdles to successful AI deployment, and discusses multiple promising use cases. Emerj has assessed over 80 AI vendors in the logistics and supply chain space. Learn more about Emerj's AI Opportunity Landscape here: emerj.com/aiol

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today we interview Scott Nowson, AI Lead at PwC Middle East. Scott has a Ph.D. in Informatics, with a focus in NLP. And in today's episode, he shares his valuable perspective as well as actionable insights regarding 3 key phases for making a winning business case for AI i.e. getting sign-off, getting a valuable pilot started, and getting deployment rolling in the right direction. Also check out Emerj's guide: Practical Steps to AI Deployment at emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

In this episode, we interview Yaron Lavie, VP of Products at Earnix. Yaron breaks shares powerful insights about how AI can be leveraged for customizing financial service products, as well as for other use cases in insurance and banking. For quick and valuable insights, download Emerj's AI in Insurance Cheat Sheet: emerj.com/ins1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

What's next for AI in logistics? Listen as we break down prescient trends with Tim Gagnon, VP of Analytics & Data Science at CH Robinson, a $16+ Billion logistics & supply chain company based in the USA. Want to implement AI but you're not sure where to start? Discover 3 Key Insights for Non-Technical Professionals to Deploy AI: emerj.com/beg1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Today our guest is Nayeem Islam, CEO of Blue Hexagon, a bay-area cybersecurity firm that has raised $37 million+ for innovation in expansion. This episode focuses on AI applications for cybersecurity in Retail. For a quick breakdown, check out Emerj's AI in Retail Cheat Sheet: emerj.com/ret1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Discover how to nurture alignment that closes AI deals, as we interview Tim Estes, Founder & CEO of Digital Reasoning, an American AI company that raised over $130 million to bring cognitive computing services to intelligence agencies, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations. Whether selling or buying, technology leaders need to ask the right questions before purchasing or implementing AI solutions. In this episode, Tim offers his valuable perspective on how to match AI solutions with real business problems, how to estimate and quickly calibrate ROI, and how to effectively communicate with decision-makers. Discover our full range of high-ROI use cases for AI with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This week we interview Gary Swart, Partner at VC firm Polaris Partners, former CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ;UPWK), the world’s largest online service marketplace. Gary’s portfolio includes investments in innovative medtech and pharmaceutical companies. And in this episode, he shares his valuable perspective on how the pandemic may transform the opportunity landscape, at the intersection between AI and Healthcare technology. Discover our full range of high-ROI use cases for AI with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Discover how to leverage the learning capabilities of AI for strategic advantage, as we interview H.P. Bunaes, former Chief Data Officer at Suntrust, now Director of Banking for Data Robot, a Boston-based startup which has raised over $400 million to innovate enterprise AI solutions. H.P. shares his valuable perspective on how strategic leaders can outmatch competition by enhancing the speed at which the organization can learn, with AI-driven technology. What will separate winners from losers in the new economy? Discover 3 keys with Emerj’s Guide here: emerj.com/k3

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Discover how AI is transforming procurement as we interview Edmund Zagorin, founder of a bay-area, venture-backed startup called BidOps. Edmund shares his valuable perspective about what the future of AI in procurement looks like and how it ties into the broader landscape of logistics and supply chains. Learn more about how to make the business case for AI in the enterprise: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This week we interview Stephan Pawlowski, VP of Advanced Computing Solutions at Micron, a $20 billion computing company based in America's Midwest. Stephan breaks down the necessary components for AI readiness, sharing pragmatic insights about the AI hype cycle and its relationship to real value for businesses. Download our PDF guide "3 Ways to Discover AI Trends" at: emerj.com/t3
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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

Discover how AI may shift the workflows and approaches to trading as we interview Ash Fontana, managing director at Zetta Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm focused on AI-first companies with B2B business models. Ash shares his valuable perspective on the present and future of AI in trading. Access Emerj's AI in Financial Services Vendor Landscape Brief here: emerj.com/vl1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:00am EST

This week we interview Gary Swart, Partner at VC firm Polaris Partners, former CEO of oDesk (now UpWork, NASDAQ;UPWK), the world’s largest online service marketplace. In this episode, he offers a pragmatic perspective about opportunities and challenges for AI adoption in the current economic climate.

Discover our full range of high-ROI use cases for AI with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Logistics is behind the time when it comes to data maturity, and it's nearly impossible to get predictive value from disjointed data. This week, Priya Rajagopalan or FourKites shares critical lessons for finding value in logistics data - as well as AI use-cases already making their way into the supply chain.

Learn more about Emerj Plus (emerj.com/p1), and discover our complete AI White Paper Library - including our latest PDF brief: "AI and the Future of the Supply Chain - 3 Critical Trends".

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EST

When it comes to AI, the EU is known more for its regulation than its innovation, but it might not have to be that way. This week, Cedric O, French Secretary of State of the Digital Economy, shares his thoughts about balancing the preservation of values and rights with the prosperity and opportunity of new technology.

If you sell AI-related produces or services, and want to find opportunities to sell into the US government, learn more about our "Public Sector AI Opportunity Report" at emerj.com/gov1.

This interview took place in Paris at OECD headquarters. Thank you to the OECD for arranging this interview and providing a recording room.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:53am EST

Every six months, the landscape of AI vendors and enterprise use-cases is shifting. This week, Gary Hagmueller of Clara Analytics shares his perspective on the kinds of tasks and processes most rip for AI transformation in insurance - with examples and explanations that any businessperson can understand. Stay ahead of insurance AI innovation with our PDF white paper "AI in Insurance Executive Cheat Sheet" - download your copy: emerj.com/ins1

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:15am EST

Ryan Smithright is a Research Fellow at Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research, and the lead author in our latest "US Public Sector AI Opportunity Report" (learn more at emerj.com/gov1). Ryan spent months investigating and documenting the various AI initiatives, budgets, and strategies for different branches of the US government, and in this interview he breaks down some surprising trends and data snapshots from the complete report. Anyone with an interest in selling AI to the US government should get a lot out of this unique episode.

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Category:machine learning -- posted at: 6:31pm EST

Chatbots are a hot topic, but it's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the broader evolution of the customer experience. This week we're joined by Suhas Uliyar, VP of Digital Assistant AI & Integration at Oracle. Suhas breaks down key areas of user experience change, and how AI is helping (or could help) to usher in that transformation. If you're new to chatbots and NLP applications, download our "Unlocking the Business Value of NLP" PDF guide: www.emerj.com/nlp1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 11:48am EST

Emerj CEO Daniel Faggella recently spoke at the OECD headquarters in Paris for the creation of their AI Policy Observatory. At the event, we spoke with this week's guest: Lynne Parker, Deputy Chief Technology Officer at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Lynne talks to us about what the US is doing with AI currently at a national level and what the country's priorities are when it comes to AI.

This interview is made all the more relevant by the fact that the private sector is freezing up due to the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the public sector is still spending money on AI and innovation. If you want to learn what the opportunities are for vendors and service providers that want to work with the US government, get our US Public Sector AI Opportunity Report at emerj.com/gov1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:48am EST

Small companies and enterprises alike are drastically changing their AI strategies in response to the coronavirus.  This week, we talk about what it looks like to develop an AI strategy the right way during these disruptive times.

We interview Joel Minnick, Head of Marketing for AI at Amazon Web Services . Joel breaks down his take on how AI can be used to competitive advantage and why an AI strategy is the foundation of that advantage.

If your company is just getting started with AI strategy, be sure to download our Beginning With AI guide at emerj.com/beg1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 3:45pm EST

In this episode, we focus on digital twins and how AI will impact the future of manufacturing.

Our guest is Laurent Laporte, CEO of Braincube, a company focused on AI In manufacturing. This episode is sponsored by Braincube.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, visit emerj.com/advertise.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

Although the insurance industry doesn't get as much press about its use of AI as banking, the AI applications large insurance carriers are developing are no less transformative to core processes. 

This week, we speak with Tom Harrington, the head of the insurance wing at Pegasystems. Tom talks about how automation and AI are making their way into different insurance processes today and how they will change the way employees at large insurance carriers work. 

If you're interested in discovering best practices for AI adoption and deployment, consider joining our Emerj Plus membership at emerj.com/plus.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 4:01pm EST

Supply chains are frozen, teams are working remote, and sales cycles are unpredictable.

This week, we interview Paul Noble, CEO of Verusen, an AI-enabled logistics company. Paul discusses the impact of AI on supply chain and logistics and the new AI capabilities that will be all the more relevant in a post-coronavirus world.

Paul also reviews some of the key themes from our AI Business Continuity Action Plan, which comes complimentary with Emerj Plus, including critical ideas about how business leaders can make their business disaster proof. Learn more about the report and Emerj Plus at emerj.com/ap1.

 

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:30pm EST

This week, we speak with Liga Semane, Policy Advisor at the European Banking Federation, about how tech priorities for business leaders in financial services are shifting right now because of the coronavirus crisis.

Liga shares some of her best ideas about business continuity and risk, as well as some of her experience witnessing the reaction from global European banks and their priority shifts in AI projects and initiatives.

This is one of dozens of interviews we've put together for our latest report, the AI Business Continuity Action Plan. It will eventually be offered for sale, but we are currently giving it away free with a subscription to Emerj Plus. Learn more and get the report at emerj.com/ap1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 7:58am EST

In this episode, we speak to Saurabh Suri, CIO and managing partner at CerraCap Ventures, about building AI products for the enterprise. Saurabh discusses what he's seen work and not work across his portfolio of AI investments when it comes to their interface with the enterprise.

We talk about the challenges that come with not only building a product but actually deploying it in the enterprise.

If you want to learn more about how we discover which  you can do so at emerj.com/aiol

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

When it comes to applying AI in the enterprise, it's useful to get the perspectives of companies that have bought AI products before. But it's also useful to get the perspective of companies that have sold AI.  They have an idea of what it's like when a company buys AI for the wrong reasons and when a company buys AI for the right reasons.

This week we speak with Don Vadakan, Head of Sales at Fractal Analytics. He gives his advice for vendors and service providers that are selling AI in the enterprise, including how to attract attention from potential buyers the right way. His advice is also applicable to enterprise leaders thinking about working with vendors.

If you're selling AI into the enterprise, be sure to download our B2B AI Lead Generation Guide at emerj.com/b2b1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:44pm EST

This week, we interview Marsal Gavalda, Head of Machine Learning at Square. Marsal gives his take on how to leverage AI for competitive advantage.

Specifically, he talks about the elements of culture and teams. If you want to to build a company culture in which teams can leverage AI in a nimble fashion and wield it in different areas of the business, Marsal's advice will be useful.

If you're looking to get started with AI at your company, download our Beginning With AI Guide at emerj.com/beg1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 5:24pm EST

This week on the newly rebranded AI in Business Podcast, we speak with Rashida Hodge, VP, Insurance Industry at IBM, about buying and selling AI in the enterprise.

If you are someone at a big company looking to buy AI, you're going to learn a lot about what to do and what not to do in this episode.

If you're looking to sell AI to the enterprise, you will learn how to avoid wasting time and money without gaining traction in the enterptise.

 

If you are selling AI, be sure to download our B2B AI Lead Generation Guide, a 7-page PDF put together for vendors at emerj.com/b2b1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 11:43am EST

We are changing the name of our podcast to AI in Business. In this episode, Dan explains why, talks about what's new at Emerj, and discusses some of the feedback we've received from our listeners.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:43pm EST

This week, we dive into how AI is evolving personalization as we now know it. Brian Walker is Chief Strategy Officer at Bloomreach. He speaks with us about how Personalization works today in retail and how it will work tomorrow. He also discusses how AI can add additional context to the user's experience and how it can allow companies to make stronger calls to action.

If you're interested in more AI use-cases in retail, be sure to download our AI in Retail Executive Cheat Sheet at emerj.com/ret1.

 

 

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

In this special bonus episode of the podcast, Emerj spoke with Dileep George, co-founder of AI company Vicarious, which has raised over $100 million in venture funding, for Kisaco Research’s Brain Inspired Computing Congress 2020, which takes place April 21 – 22 in Milpitas, California

We spoke with Dileep about the unique requirements and considerations for adopting AI in robotics use-cases, as well as where AI-enabled robotics will play a role in business in the new decade.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 11:52am EST

This week, we explore a novel use-case of AI in marketing: copywriting. Can AI write a better email subject line or social media post than a human being? Sometimes, the answer is yes.

We interview Parry Malm, CEO of Phrasee, an AI company that got its start optimizing email subject lines with AI. Parry speaks with us about this particular AI capability and how it will impact the future of marketing.

If you have an interest in discovering more about the AI use-cases in your industry, watch the 2-minute video about our AI Opportunity Landscape Service at emerj.com/aiol.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:59am EST

On this special bonus episode of the podcast, we spoke with Victoria Rege, Director of Alliances & Strategic Partnerships and Graphcore, for Kisaco Research's AI Hardware Summit in Europe, which takes place October 29 - 30th in Munich, Germany.

We discuss the current challenges enterprises are facing in adopting and using AI hardware. We then project where AI hardware may find a home in business in the new decade.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Personalization is an area that is going to move fastest in retail and will spin out into other industries from there. This week, we interview the CTO of a company that does exactly that: Tyler Foster of Evolv.ai. Tyler gives his perspective on what personalization can do today and where AI will make its way into the future of retail.

Download our AI in Retail Executive Cheat Sheet, a short collection of AI use-cases in retail and a rundown of AI-related terms in retail at emerj.com/ret1.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EST

This week, we're continuing our month-long focus on AI use-cases in retail and eCommerce. Our guest this week is Mahmoud Arram, CTO and Founder of Bluecore. Mahmoud's focus is on the marketing and advertising side of retail.

He provides an interesting perspective on how AI could evolve marketing processes in terms of getting the right message in front of the right person at the right time.

Be sure to download our AI in Retail Executive Cheat Sheet, where we lay out the basic use-cases of AI in retail in eCommerce and define key AI-related terms in the industry at emerj.com/ret1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:31am EST

This month on AI in Industry, we focus on AI in retail and eCommerce. Our first guest is Guru Hariharan, CEO of CommerceIQ. Guru shares his thoughts on the current impact of AI on retail and eCommerce today, including in sales, marketing, and supply chain.

We've recently put together our AI in Retail Executive Cheat Sheet, an overview of prominent AI use-cases in retail and eCommerce. Also included is a glossary of key terms businesspeople in retail need to know to navigate the AI conversation in their industry. Download it at emerj.com/ret1.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Our guest this week is Dr. Charles Martin of Calculation Consulting, a bit of a mentor of mine when it comes to AI in the enterprise. He understands a lot of the ups and downs of what it takes to apply AI in business.

He speaks with us this week about how to determine your vendor needs. Are you looking for a consultant? A specific vendor? Are you looking to partner with a vendor?

Figuring this out right off the bat might be the easiest way to save money and time.

If you're picking a vendor for your company or for your clients, be sure to download our free pdf guide on the topic: 5 Ways to Select the Right AI Vendor

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 11:33am EST

Our guest this week is Gaurav Srivastava, CTO at Fareye, an AI company in the logistics space. Gaurav talks about which elements of the existing procurement procedures in the enterprise can stick around and which need to be different when it comes to shopping for AI and looking for new AI solutions.

He talks about demos, pilots, social proof, and troubleshooting some of the potential issues that come up when looking for the right AI vendor. 

If you haven't already downloaded our PDF guide, 5 Ways to Select the Right AI vendor, you can do so at emerj.com/buy1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 6:33pm EST

We continue our theme this month on buying and procuring AI in the enterprise with this week's guest: Shane Zabel, Head of AI at Raytheon. Shane has seen plenty of internal AI applications and heard plenty of AI vendor pitches. As such, he has some simple and succinct advice for picking an AI vendor that he shares with us on this episode of AI in Industry.

If you haven't already, download our free PDF guide: 5 Keys to Selecting the Right AI Vendor at emerj.com/buy1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:00am EST

It's our first AI in Industry episode of the decade. January's theme is on buying and procuring AI in the enterprise.

Many of our readers at Emerj want to know which vendors and use-cases are legitimate and which are riding the hype. When it comes to picking an AI vendor, that knowledge is critical. 

Our guest this week is Pranay Agrawal, CEO of Fractal Analytics. Pranay shares some of his advice on the technical and cultural considerations for finding the right vendor partner.

If you're interested in learning more about working with an AI vendor, we've created a quick PDF guide called 5 Keys to Selecting the Right AI Vendor, which you can download at emerj.com/buy1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

We've touched on a lot of different kinds of expertise in this month-long series on using AI for competitive advantage. We end things by speaking with someone from the startup world: Adam Oliner, Head of Machine Learning at Slack. He speaks with us about building a data moat around your business when it comes to building AI solutions in-house. He puts the overall theme for leveraging AI for competitive advantage very succinctly. 

If you're just getting started with AI in your business, be sure to download our succinct guide to adopting AI, Beginning With AI, at emerj.com/beg1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 11:49am EST

This week, we speak with Ylan Kazi, VP of Data Science and Machine Learning at UnitedHealth Group.

Ylan speaks with us about his take on how AI can be leveraged for competitive advantage, including how to build a "flywheel" of data and build on critical capabilities for adopting AI in the enterprise.

If you're at an existing business and looking to get started with AI, be sure to download our free report, Beginning With AI, at emerj.com/beg1.

 

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 12:33pm EST

This week, we speak with Abigail Hing Wen, Co-Chair of the Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability Expert Group, Machine Learning Transparency. We discuss which AI capabilities actually have the most traction in terms of the science. Most importantly, Abigail talks about how business leaders can wield these promising capabilities in their industries.

If you're interested in getting started with AI capabilities, be sure to download ur free Beginning with AI report at emerj.com/beg1.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

This week on AI in Industry we continue our theme of focusing on "The Competitive Advantage of AI." Babak Hodjat shares his insights about critical decision-points within a business, and how to leverage them to find high-ROI AI opportunities.

Download our free PDF report titled "3 Ways to Discovery AI Trends in Any Sector": emerj.com/t3

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Category: -- posted at: 12:22am EST

This month's theme is on using AI for a competitive advantage. We speak first with Monika Wilczak, Managing Director of AI at EY. Monika speaks to us about how large companies can start to get an edge over the competition by leveraging AI, emphasizing how companies can get started with gaining that advantage.

If you're looking for areas of AI opportunity, be sure to download our "3 Ways to Discover AI Trends in Any Sector" report by going to emerj.com/t3.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

It's the final week of our month-long series on planning your corporate AI strategy. This week we speak with Shane Zabel, Head of AI at Raytheon. Shane talks to us about the phases of building an AI strategy. What are the steps? He discusses the importance of finding an AI pioneer at a company who can build some initial ideas of what AI use-cases could be viable at the company.

If you're in the process of analyzing AI use-cases for your company or clients, we created a guide for this exact topic. Learn more about it at emerj.com/t3.

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 3:11pm EST