AI in Business

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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