Thu, 29 August 2019
This is the final episode in the month-long series on getting started with AI. In this episode, Emerj CEO Daniel Faggella breaks down the key insights from all four of this month's interviews, distilling them into core best-practices for getting started with artificial intelligence in business. In addition, Daniel discusses insights from our newest report:
Direct download: AI_in_Industry-Analyst-Getting-Started-Mixdown.mp3
Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 2:20pm PDT
Mon, 26 August 2019
This week we interview Jan Kautz, Vice President of Learning and Perception Research at NVIDIA. Kautz talks about what people underestimate when they start an AI initiative. In addition, he emphasizes the critical value of data storage.
Kautz dives into the importance of getting started with an AI project when you already have a barometer of success. Essentially, he talks about why it's important to select a first AI project in an area where you already have a way of measuring success.
Learn more about AI adoption in our full report, Getting Started With AI: Proven Best Practices for AI Adoption.
Tue, 20 August 2019
This week, we speak with Jan Neumann, Senior Director of Applied AI Research at Comcast. Comcast is an enormous company; it has lots of data, lots of application areas for AI, and a lot of opportunity for confusion about AI. As such, Neumann speaks with us about scaling AI expertise in the enterprise.
Neumann talks about a very strong distinction between software and AI and how to think through problems to determine whether or not it's a software problem or an AI problem.
He also talks about scaling the problem-solving abilities of business experts in the organization. Lastly, Neumann talks about his ideas for how to determine a first AI initiative.
Tue, 13 August 2019
This week we speak with David Carmona, General Manager of AI at Microsoft. Carmona discusses how redefining a business process is a very different kind of AI adoption project than working on something that is horizontal.
He discusses how to attack both of these scenarios, which to handle first, and why.
In addition, Carmona talks about proprietary data and things that are close to your own IP. How do you take advantage of the real strategic data value within your own organization? How should you be thinking about that differently? Carmona poses three different questions to determine where those valuable opportunities are for you.
Direct download: AI_in_Industry-David_Carmona_Adoption-Mixdown_1.mp3
Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 7:00am PDT
Tue, 6 August 2019
It's the first episode of the new style of AI in Industry, in which we spend a month at a time on a specific theme. This month is AI adoption.
This week we speak with Vlad Sejnoha at Glasswing Ventures, an AI-focused VC firm. Sejnoha spent many years as the CTO at Nuance Communications. He talks to us about the table stakes AI insights the C-suite have to know and the dangers of relying entirely on consulting firms and vendor companies for these insights.
In addition, Sejnoha discusses the need for a "BS-o-meter" for when someone is making a claim about AI to determine if it's real or hype.
Lastly, Sejnoha discusses how he would go about choosing a first AI project.
Fri, 2 August 2019
Where AI is Driving Value in Insurance (and Where It's Not) - With Jerry Overton, Head of AI and Fellow at DXC Technology
This episode of the AI in industry podcast is all about where the rubber meets the road for AI in Insurance. We interview Jerry Overton, Head of AI and a Fellow at DXC Technology. He speaks to us about his experience implementing AI in insurance, about where there's real traction with AI in insurance, and where there's only hype. In particular, Overton discusses how anomaly detection technology is a natural fit for AI in the insurance sector.
This is the last episode of its kind on AI in Industry. Starting next Tuesday, we'll be kicking off a new format for the show. Each month, we'll focus on a specific theme, and in August, we're focusing on AI adoption in the enterprise. We hope you'll join us.