AI in Business

Today’s guest is Bhaskar Roy of Fractal Analytics. Bhaskar previously held high-level analytical roles at Target and Accenture before joining Fractal Analytics and taking on more artificial intelligence projects. In this episode, Bhaskar discusses the conceptual and practical differences between analytics and AI projects for selling AI and delivery. He also talks about the similarities between these two types of projects. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Bhaskar’s interview on The AI Consulting Podcast, where he discusses what it looks like to find the AI fit for clients in more depth. The AI Consulting Podcast is our newest podcast designed specifically for AI advisors, strategists, and consultants and is available on all major podcast platforms.

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This week’s guest is Katia Walsh, Ph.D. and Chief Strategy Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. Levi’s is one of the best-known apparel brands in the world at $5.5B in annual revenue. Katia holds an important position in that company after having several roles in financial services, telecommunications, and other sectors. In this episode, Katia speaks about unlocking the value of predictive and what it looks like to combine data, AI, and digital in a way that delivers value. She also discusses some of the lessons she learned in other industries and how they translate into retail transformation. If you're interested in more insights in retail, be sure to download our “AI in Retail” cheat sheet at emerj.com/ret1.

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Today’s guest is Emily He, SVP of Human Capital Management at Oracle’s Cloud Business Group. Currently ranked the 80th in the Fortune 100, Oracle is well-known for enterprise software and IT solutions. Emily has also managed the research that Oracle conducts annually on their employees’ impact, expectations, and thoughts on AI within their business. In this episode, Emily brings to bear some of the critical findings of this research. She also discusses the business implications for AI adoption strategies that don’t overwhelm the rest of a company’s teams. Discover more AI use-cases, best practice guides, frameworks, and more by joining Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1.

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This week’s guest is Ramprakash Ramamoorthy, Director of AI Research at Zoho Corporation. Based in the Bay Area, Zoho makes over $600M in annual revenue and offers a variety of software products, including CRM, business intelligence solutions, and more. Today, Ramprakash speaks about his hands-on experience on this topic, detailing the kind of collaboration, talent, and strategic thinking required to level up an existing suite of products with AI. He also discusses how team-building and the construction of an AI team facilitate this process to add value. Visit emerj.com/beg1 to learn more about the practical steps for AI deployment for non-technical professionals.

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Today’s guest is Patrick Bangert, VP of Artificial Intelligence at Samsung SDS, the services wing at Samsung. With $200B in annual revenue, Samsung is the 15th largest company in the world according to the Global 500. Today, Patrick discusses the use-cases of AI at the edge in medical imagery and how the healthcare industry may be able to overcome some of these hurdles to allow AI to improve even more quickly into the future. We are grateful to have been introduced to Patrick through Kisaco Research, the sponsor for this episode. Kisaco Research runs the Edge AI Summit every year, and this year it will be held November 16-18th in Mountain View, California, and online, where Patrick will also be speaking.

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This week’s guest is Merve Unuvar, Director of AI Platforms and Automation at IBM Research AI. This week’s focus is on the intersection of AI and RPA, which is a technology separate from AI, and how to identify places where efficiencies might be driven. Merve discusses how to evaluate our operations and workflow and spot places where AI might be able to make a real and tangible difference. Merve also speaks about how traditional RPA is beginning to merge with AI and what kinds of new opportunities this could bring. If you’re interested in unlocking Emerj’s AI best practice guides, frameworks for AI ROI, and other specific resources for AI consultants, visit emerj.com/p1.

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Our guest this week is Alexandre Le Bouthillier, Co-Founder of Imagia. Imagia is a firm based in Montreal that leverages artificial intelligence for medical analysis. Today, Alexandre discusses personalized medicine before and after artificial intelligence. He also brings to bear his perspectives on how personalized medicine might come to be, cutting through some of the buzzword hype surrounding the term. Alexandre was a guest on the show several years ago, and we’re thankful to have the opportunity to share more of his insights. If you’re interested in unlocking our AI best practice guides, frameworks for AI ROI, and specific resources for AI consultants, visit emerj.com/p1.

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Today’s guest is Nikola Mrkšić, CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI. PolyAI is an AI voice company based in the United Kingdom. Nikola previously appeared on an episode with us to discuss the future of voice AI for the customer experience. Today, Nikola dives into the use-case of appointment-setting with AI for voice. He talks specifically about the technical constraints, AI capabilities, and how to create workflows that add real value to the business. This episode is sponsored by PolyAI. If you run a disruptive AI firm and you’re looking to reach a global audience of AI-interested leaders, be sure to visit emerj.com/ad1 to learn more about Emerj’s Creative Services.

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Today’s guest is Bill Fox, Business Development Executive for Healthcare Strategy at SambaNova Systems. Founded in Palo Alto, California, SambaNova offers hardware, software, DataFlow-as-a-Service, and more. Today, Bill speaks about what SambaNova’s team is seeing in terms of near-term future opportunities for computer vision and artificial intelligence. Bill also discusses use-cases relating to diagnostics and health and what the future of healthcare transformation could potentially look like. This episode is sponsored by SambaNova Systems. If you’re interested in reaching Emerj’s global audience via our podcast, newsletter, or website, be sure to visit emerj.com/ad1 for more information.

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Today’s guest is Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner at Glasswing Ventures. Rudina has been a previous guest on The AI in Business Podcast, and today she speaks with us about how AI startups are pivoting their strategy by restructuring their business models and potentially changing who they are selling to in light of COVID-19. Rudina also shares her perspectives on emerging AI trends and how to identify them, which is an essential skill for consultants and vendors. If you’d like to explore one of Emerj’s resources for spotting AI trends and making the most of them in your own business, download our free PDF brief, “3 Ways to Discover AI Trends,” at emerj.com/t3.

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Today’s guest is Caroline Gorksi, Group Director at R2 Data Labs of Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce is a well-known company involved in the heavy-industry space based in the United Kingdom. Caroline was a previous guest on the show and spoke about the future of logistics and the supply chain. This week, Caroline discusses the AI safety protocols and frameworks developed by R2 Data Labs and what it looks like to include safety in the product development process to become a factor that both business people and consultants can bear in mind. If you would like to discover more AI use-cases, best practice guides, white papers, frameworks, and more, join Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1.

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Today’s guest is Susan Schneider, Founding Director at the Center for the Future Mind of Florida Atlantic University, NASA Chair in Astrobiology Exploration and Technical Innovation, and Distinguished Scholar Chair at the Library of Congress. In this week’s episode, Susan discusses the big picture of the future of AI and the brain-computer interface. She also gives examples that help provide a lens into the possibility for post-human trajectory decades into the future of artificial intelligence and more. If you’re interested in unlocking our AI best practice guides, frameworks for AI ROI, and specific resources for AI consultants, visit emerj.com/p1.

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Today’s guest is Jim Benton, CEO of Chorus.ai. Sales enablement with AI adoption is an often overlooked business function that few companies are succeeding with, but Chorus.ai does just that. To date, the firm has raised over $100 million with record growth in 2020. Today, Jim discusses the potential future of sales enablement to further improve clients’ performance with AI consistently. If you’re interested in learning more about AI applications and finding where AI can be productive in the industry, be sure to check out Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1. By joining Emerj Plus, you can access our entire library of tools to apply and adopt AI, create an AI strategy, and achieve AI ROI.

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Today’s guest is David Brin, renowned fiction author, NASA consultant, and keynote speaker with a Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. David has received the Hugo, Locus, Campbell, and Nebula awards for his various works of fiction, and his novel, “The Postman,” was adapted into a 1997 feature film starring Kevin Costner. David’s works have explored the topics of strong artificial intelligence, brain-computer interface, upgrading human brains, and more. Today, he speaks about how to govern these powerful technologies, like brain-computer interface and AI. David also shares his ideas about what the next level of human intelligence could look like without an arms race.

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Today’s guest is Emmanuel Walckenaer, CEO of YSEOP. A firm based in Paris, YSEOP focuses on natural language generation across financial services and life sciences industries. Emmanuel speaks with us this week about the applications of NLG when it comes to drug discovery and life sciences. Emmanuel also discusses some other life sciences and AI trends that he thinks are promising and some of the trends that he’s seen in his work in the life sciences space. This episode is sponsored by YSEOP. If you’re interested in reaching the Emerj audience, you have an important educational message about use-cases and applications of AI, be sure to contact us at emerj.com/ad1.

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Today’s guest is Dr. Joanna Bryson, Professor of Ethics and Technology at the Hertie School in Berlin. Previously a faculty member of the Computer Science department at the University of Bath, Joanna was one of nine experts nominated by Germany to the Global Partnership for Artificial Intelligence. Today, Joanna speaks about some of the business applications and implications of AI with specific use-cases. She also shares her perspective on how AI could be practically managed in terms of security and privacy and how these technologies might have ramifications in the future. Discover more AI use-cases, best practice guides, white papers, frameworks, and more at emerj.com/p1.

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This week’s guest is Ricardo Panaggio, Data Scientist at Daitan. Daitan is ranked by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies and now has over 500 employees globally. Panaggio shares his insights on particular use-cases in open banking and external data sources and how these might serve as indicators for the future of AI in Financial Services on this week’s episode sponsored by Daitan. If you’d like to discover more Financial Services use-cases, trends, insights, and more, be sure to subscribe to our AI in Financial Services Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any major podcast platform. 

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Today’s guest is John Havens, Director for Emerging Technologies and Strategic Development at the IEEE Standards Association, and Executive Director for the Council on Extended Intelligence and the IEEE Global Initiative of Ethics and Autonomous Intelligent Systems. This series focuses on what the AI future might look like and how day-to-day life might be transformed. Today, John discusses the path we’re on when it comes it our technology and personal data and what that might mean for the virtual environments we’ll eventually live and work in. He also shares his ideas on the implications of data and AI as we consider our privacy and security in the years to come. To access Emerj’s frameworks for AI readiness, ROI and strategy, visit Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1.

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This week’s guest is Sudhanshu Sawlani, Head of Robotics and Intelligent Automation for ING Wholesale Banking, a large financial services organization with over 70,000 employees worldwide. Sudhanshu is introduced to us by Expert AI, who is this episode’s sponsor. Today, he speaks about a particular NLP use-case that he has implemented across different portions of the business. Sudhanshu also shares details about the process of creating this use-case, like the factors that led to the decision for an AI solution and some of the challenges that arose along the way. To learn more about Emerj’s Creative Services and how to reach the Emerj global audience, visit emerj.com/ad1.

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Our guest this week is Cory Janssen, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of AltaML, an AI services firm based in Canada with over 100 employees just four years after its launch. Today Cory shares the lessons learned from his experience working with a small team to find AI opportunities and transform pilot projects into effective AI deployments in the enterprise. He also explains why “land and expand” doesn’t work as a method for this complicated process. Cory also recently joined us on our AI Consulting Podcast to share his origin story and his unlikely path to starting an AI consulting company - listen to the entire interview on all major podcast platforms.

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Today’s guest is Dr. Julian Togelius, professor of Computer Science and Engineering at New York University. Julian has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Essex and is also a Co-Founder of modl.ai, a firm based in Denmark focused on developing AI and ML-based tools to advance game development. Today, Julian shares his ideas about the interesting intersection of gaming and artificial intelligence. He also discusses how the VR and augmented reality environments enhanced by AI might affect or alter our day-to-day lives in both the short- and long-term future. Download our white paper “3 Ways to Discover AI Trends” at emerj.com/t3.

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Today’s guest is Jared Dunnmon, Technical Director of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). Jared began working at the DIU after receiving his Ph.D. and completing a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. Today he speaks about his career path and the wide range of use-cases present in homeland security and defense. Jared also provides insight into the vast array of AI projects handled by the US Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense. If you are interested in more great interviews about AI in Defense, check out the rest of this three-part series on AI in Business podcast on all major platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

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Today's guest is Bronwyn Williams, partner at Flux Trends, a foresight and advisory firm based in South Africa, and Co-Author of "The Future Starts Now," published in April 2021. Today, Bronwyn shares her perspective on how strong artificial intelligence might impact society in Africa. She also discusses the unique ways technology is being adopted in Africa might mold future trends in the economy and the future of the human experience. If you are interested in more interviews about the future of artificial intelligence across industries, check out the AI Futures Series on AI in Business podcast on all major platforms at emerj.com/podcast.

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Today’s guest is Mike Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit for the United States Department of Defense. Mike is someone with an extensive background in business and technology who also has a passion for homeland security and defense innovation. In today’s episode, Mike will talk about the importance of artificial intelligence in the future of defense and what the future of warfare will look like. He will also discuss how the United States military is leveling up its innovation efforts around AI and how they should be making more improvements in the future. Whether you’re in the public or private sector, this is a very helpful episode. If you’ve enjoyed or benefited from some of the insights of this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple podcasts, and let us know what you learned, found helpful, or liked most about this show!

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Today’s guest is Dr. Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University with a Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Hanson’s first book, “The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth,” was published in 2016 and focused on the concept of emulating human consciousness by scanning the human brain. This series is all about the question of what the future of the human experience is like, and Dr. Hanson shares his eye-opening perspective of this emulation technology alongside strong artificial intelligence and how the two might come together to change the future of work and life. If you’ve enjoyed or benefited from some of the insights of this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple podcasts, and let us know what you learned, found helpful, or liked most about this show!

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Today we are kicking off a series of episodes about the topic of AI in Defence. Today's guest is Steve Blank, arguable one of the best-known Silicon Valley thinkers alive today, author of the book "The Startup Owner's Manual," and is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, where he teaches about innovation and innovation in modern war. Today Steve speaks to us about how innovation has to operate within the military and what the US Department of Defence might do better to adopt future technologies and evolve more quickly in the face of a competent adversary in the form of China. Steve holds no bar, and his level of honesty is surprising on the matter. For those of you interested in the global dynamics of power, this will be a fascinating episode. For those interested in making big enterprises and organizations evolve and what kind of systems and leaders thinking has to evolve within them, Steve provides some gems that are immediately applicable in any industry. If you've enjoyed or benefited from some of the insights of this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple podcasts, and let us know what you learned, found helpful, or liked most about this show!

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Today's guest is Nikola Mrkšić, CEO and Co-Founder of PolyAI, a leading supplier of conversational AI for automated customer service, who has raised over $12MM to bring AI to voice in the world of customer experience. Nikola breaks down some of the challenges of voice and some of the low-hanging fruit opportunities when it might be a better fit than chat. This episode is sponsored by PolyAI. If you are interested in reaching Emerj's audience and learn more about our creative services and how brands work with Emerj, our sponsored content options, and our go-to-market services for AI vendors and service provides, you can go to emerj.com/ad1

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In the first episode of this 8 part AI Futures series, we look into the Future of the Human Experience. How is AI going to change the way day-to-day life looks and feels for humanity. Our first guest in this series is Stephen Wolfram, founder, and CEO of Wolfram Research. Stephen needs little to no introduction. He was working in quantum field research at the age of 15 and was the youngest recipient of the McArthur fellowship at age 21. This interview is over an hour-long, with Stephen's most profound thoughts on how AI will fundamentally alter our day-to-day lives. Stephen also provides his views on computation, blockchain, and some tangible examples of what the future might look like. If you've enjoyed or benefited from some of the insights of this episode, consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple podcasts, and let us know what you learned, found helpful, or liked most about this show!

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Today’s guest is Pallab Deb, the Head of Partner Solutions & AI Partnerships at Google Cloud. Previously headed up AI division at WePro, one of the world’s most prominent global IT and tech service providers. Pallab Deb will be talking about how Google assesses AI readiness and maturity and discusses their model in place.  He also talks about how to apply the model in assessing the AI readiness of a company. If you want to explore AI readiness for your business or client, then it is worth checking out today’s podcast! Pallab Deb is also a guest in our AI Consulting Podcast, which focuses more on starting and growing an AI Consulting company, with insights from figures from large companies to smaller organizations. If you enjoyed this podcast, then you are also welcome to check out our AI Consulting podcast at emerj.com/ai-consulting-podcast

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Today's guest is Rudina Seseri, founder and managing partner of Glasswing Ventures, a VC firm in the Boston area focused on AI and startups. This week, she's here to share her insights on what smart data infrastructure represents and how it could shape the future of enterprise AI. Rudina delves deeper into this topic and focuses more precisely on the ecosystem needed to breathe life into AI and bring it ever closer to companies. This hypothesis-oriented interview is probably one of the most exciting so far as we discuss the future of technology with Rudina. If you're an AI consultant and want to drive more value for your customers or a business leader and want to know what AI can do for you, join Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1

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Today's guest is Ricardo Panaggio, Data Scientist at Daitan, ranked by the Financial Times as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Ricardo speaks to us this week about financial services. Expressly, some particular use-cases in open banking and external data sources represent some interesting indicators as to where financial services and AI are headed together. We like to make things tangible and add a variety of perspectives, and the perspective of the services will be interesting for you. This episode is sponsored by Daitan. If you are interested in reaching Emerj's audience and learn more about our creative services and how brands work with Emerj, our sponsored content options and our go-to-market services for AI vendors and service provides, you can go to emerj.com/ad1

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Today's guest is Emmanual Walckenaer, CEO of YSEOP, a company based in Paris and focused on Natural Language Generation. Emmanuel speaks to us today about workflows where automating reporting really delivers value, and we talk about two, in particular, one of which is credit risk. Understanding and assessing it, and what does that process look like today? What kind of data and insights are required, and where does AI fit into the mix? And we also look at improving report quality for people that are controllers or analysts. Emmanuel explores how the use cases work and how the underpinning data infrastructure comes together to create a natural language-generated report. This episode is sponsored by YSEOP. If you are interested in reaching Emerj's audience and learn more about our creative services and how brands work with Emerj, you can go to emerj.com/ad1

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Today's guest is Michael Biltz, Managing Director of Technology Vision at Accenture. For many years Accenture has come out with their annual technology vision focusing on several trends they think will define the year ahead. Michael speaks to us today about adapting to the new world we have been hurled into with the Coronavirus. How does AI play a role in the near term? What does the future work look like five years out when it is AI-enabled? What are some of the big areas that corporations need to think about? If you are leading or starting a company and want to know what it looks like when we are all working together productively half a decade from now, this is an interview that will be eye-opening for you. And if you are interested in finding more AI trends in whatever industry you operate in, be sure to download our PDF brief "3 Ways to Discover AI Trends in Any Sector" at emerj.com/t3

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Today's returning guest is Per Nyberg, Chief Commercial Officer for Stradigi AI. Per spoke to us in the past about the process of getting started with AI, and he talks to us today about the kinds of changes we should see and expect if we do things well, once we do get started, in the experience of our actual employees. How are their lives and productivity going to change? How are our workflows going to change? This episode is sponsored by Stradigi AI. If you are interested in reaching the Emerj audience, whether through thought leadership, e-mail, podcasts, or more, you can go to emerj.com/ad1 to learn more about Emerj creative services.

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Today's guest is Adam Oliner, former Head of Machine Learning at Slack and current Founder and CEO of Stealth Mode Startup. Adam speaks to us today about how to find AI opportunities. What is a lens of thinking, the set of steps and phases to uncover the AI fit, and where can we unlock AI value in our business? How can we look through a pair of goggles that will show us where the business needs AI and the data assets can come together and deliver value in the business? Suppose you are interested in best practices for finding AI opportunities, building a strategy, building a roadmap, and conveying the ROI of AI when it comes to making the business case to leadership. In that case, you can learn more and access our entire AI use-case library in Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1

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Today's guest is Gaurav Srivastava, CTO and co-founder of FarEye, a low-code, Intelligent Delivery Management Platform for all types of businesses across many industries to facilitate deliveries at reduced cost and improved performance. In today's episode, Gaurav explores the potential for AI in logistics, what it looks like to move towards predictive, and what it looks like to unlock AI in a space known for not being at the screaming edge of technology. The evolution of this sector will mirror the evolution of many other legacy sectors and hopefully will help open up some ideas. If you are thinking about finding AI opportunities and building your strategies, download our FREE PDF Brief on "3 Ways to Discover AI Trends in Any Sector" at emerj.com/t3

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Today's guest is Pamela Negosanti, Head of Sector Strategy for Financial Services for expert.ai, a vendor company based in Italy that works worldwide with their various NLP products. Pamela speaks to us today about financial services use cases and delivers lessons on where to find those pockets of value for NLP, and you can apply those lessons almost anywhere. She explains how to think about NLP on a conceptual level as a non-technical business person and talks about finding those pockets of value. If you want to examine your business and think about where search, conversational, or other kinds of NLP applications and use cases might find a home, this is undoubtedly an episode for you. Do you want to stay ahead of the AI and NLP curve? We've created the "Unlocking the Business Value of NLP - Critical Use-Cases and Applications" to give you the edge. Get it now from: emerj.com/nlp1

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Today's guest is Christophe Makni, a managing consultant of Lean, AI, and Automation at Basler Kantonalbank. Christophe brings a wealth of knowledge today on the culture required for AI in the enterprise and how we can conjure that culture. How can we encourage an iterative and experimental mindset from our leadership and see the benefit thereof? Are you interested in being part of a community of AI catalysts for business? Check out Emerj Plus at emerj.com/p1

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Today's guest is Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of AI at Cognizant, one of the top 5 largest tech consulting companies globally, with 2019 revenue at nearly $17B. Bret speaks to us today about forecasting and predictive for critical business metrics and decisions. A big meta trend around AI adoption that he sees takes place across many industries since the Coronavirus. When it comes to businesses going from historical dashboards to more predictive decision-making, there is a general trend and opportunity that is beginning to arise, and Brett does a great job of putting the finger on it. Interested in more of his thoughts? Be sure to check out his other show and subscribe to our new AI Consulting Podcast at: emerj.com/pod2

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Today's guest is Brian L. Keith, a research advisor for Emerj AI Research and Federal Azure Data & AI Leader for Microsoft, based in Washington, DC. Brian has spent nearly 21 years as senior director partner for IBM Data and AI, North America, focusing on the federal space. Brian speaks with us today about some of the core challenges to overcome when large companies adopt AI. He brings a perspective through the lens of technical debt and how AI projects build more technical debt than a foundation for AI to blossom and bloom into the future. Brian brings his perspective on how enterprise AI maturity develops how we can build as little technical debt as possible and invest in projects that can deliver ROI and set us up for the future. Suppose you need to frame the ROI case for the enterprise and go to market successfully. In that case, you might want to learn more about our Catalyst program, where we coach AI services and consulting company founders one-to-one and help them start and grow their business and enter the market with success. To learn more, visit: emerj.com/catalyst

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Today's guest is Sanjeev Agrawal, President & CEO of LeanTaaS. LeanTaaS raised over a quarter billion dollars to take on AI in healthcare and is working with over 300 hospitals in the US. Sanjeev is an alumnus of MIT and was head of global product marketing for Google back in the earlier 2000s. Sanjeev walks us through the state of technology adoption in the healthcare space in an exciting way and talks about how hospitals can start small by leveraging smaller datasets to improve some of their existing processes. We talk a lot about the back-office operations critical to ensure that healthcare facilities are financially salient and patients treated well. Subscribers can reach out to Sanjeev on LinkedIn to get a PDF copy of his book "Better Healthcare Through Math" for free. Interested in more use cases, best practices for AI adoption, strategy, and ROI? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's guest is Dr. Poornima Parameswaran, Co-founder & Senior Executive at Trace Genomics, a firm that has raised nearly $25M to attack the space of soil science and the value of soil. Today, Dr. Parameswaran explains how AI is being used to extract data from the soil, why that matters for farmers and anyone who cares for the environment, what that might be leading to predicting crop yields, and more effective use of fertilizers and pesticides. Interested in more interesting AI use cases? Subscribe to our newsletter at: emerj.com

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Today's guest is Debjani Deb, CEO of ZineOne, an AI-based personalization firm in the Bay Area, who has raised over $15M and has worked with well-known retail brands such as Men's Warehouse. Debjani speaks to us this week about two topics. One, how she sees the retail world reeling and responding, the changes that are happening, and the perspective, boots on the ground, in the retail world post-Covid-19. Second, what is the scale of maturity of personalization, where can companies start, and how should they think about first projects for building recommendations and personalization into their experience. She lays out several potential use cases that companies should apply and rules of thumb for shifting and sorting through them. Are you interested in more use cases for AI in Retail? Download our AI in Retail cheat-sheet PDF guide at: emerj.com/ret1

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

Today's guest is Monte Zweben. Monte started doing AI with NASA in the late 80s, took a company public for nearly $3B at the height of the internet boom of the late 90s, and is now CEO at Splice Machine. This company offers a scalable SQL data platform for modernizing applications. In this episode, Monte speaks to us about some of the mirrored elements of tech's past transitions into AI and what they mean for how AI will start to become the norm in enterprises. He also applies lessons learned from his previous business transitions into what leaders can do to better prepare for this next wave of AI. Do you want to support this show? Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and let us know what you like about the program! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

In today's short episode, we will be covering some of the recent updates to the show. I will cover what we learned in 2020 from our listeners, bring exciting news on what we aim to focus on, and what insights and skills you will pick up from the show in the coming year. I cover the changes coming in terms of frequency and format, and lastly, some of the fantastic episodes we have coming up. Do you want to support this show? Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, and let us know what you like about the program! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

Today's guest is Caroline Gorsky, Group Director of R2 Data Labs at Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce needs no introduction as it is one of the pioneering providers of cutting-edge technology solutions in automotive, aerospace, and power. This week, Caroline speaks to us about using Natural Language Processing to optimize their massively complex supply chain and get better transparency in their processes. She also talks about where they hope to use this technology to gain a deeper view of their operations. Do you like and want to support our show? Consider leaving us a five-star review on Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

Today's guest is Mahmoud Arram, Co-Founder and CTO at ‎Bluecore. Bluecore is a marketing technology company that's reimagining how retailers communicate with shoppers and has raised over $100 million to deliver Artificial Intelligence to enterprises. Mahmoud helps us answer where to target your efforts with AI and how to identify problems that will deliver business results, a real problem versus a toy problem, whether you are building an AI product or thinking about where to apply AI to your own business. Interested in more use cases, infographics and frameworks? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today, our returning guest is Per Nyberg, Chief Commercial Officer at Stradigi AI, a leading North American SaaS AI business platform provider that enables organizations to bring business-accelerating AI projects to fruition quickly. We speak this week about what he has seen in the market in terms of AI adoption, what is going well, and the trends and patterns that he has seen across the industry. We will also talk about building AI maturity and AI fluency. Then we wrap things up with the art of starting small, what is essential to bear in mind, the important ways to take action, and how companies can get the ball rolling in a way that will lead to a bigger value. Are you interested in reaching the Emerj audience via our newsletter or podcast? Learn more at emerj.com/ad1

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

Returning today is one of my favorite guests, the great and brilliant Derek Choy, Co-Founder & COO of Aktana. This Silicon-Valley-based startup has raised $65+ million to empower data-driven insights for Life Sciences sales professionals with its AI-driven platform. In this episode, Derek helps us understand how you make an AI product work when it is a game-changer, and what hurdles and opportunities arise when bringing a new product to market. Are you interested in more use-cases? Download our guide: "Beginning with AI Guide - 3 Key Insights for Non-Technical Professionals" at emerj.com/beg1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Max Sklar of Foursquare, a technology platform that powers leading business solutions and consumer products through a deep understanding of the location. Max has spent eight years there as a Machine Learning engineer and is currently an Engineering and Innovation Labs Advisor. He speaks to us today about the possibilities and potential of location data and where this data might be handy in businesses in the future. Is this the future of how we predict consumer behavior? Want to learn more? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today guest is the great and brilliant Lars Joakim Nilsson, Manager of Advanced Analytics and Big Data for Inmeta, a consulting firm based in Oslo. Inmeta has worked with very large European enterprise firms on Big Data and AI-related projects. Lars speaks to us this week about why AI adoption in Europe is different and brings forth the myriad of cultural and regulatory challenges that might also be relevant for you, no matter where you live. Want to learn more about AI use-cases? Check out Emerj Plus at: emerj.com/p1

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

Returning today is the great and brilliant Peter Durlach, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Strategy for Nuance Communications, one of the pioneers and leading companies in conversational AI innovations, servicing the Healthcare space with AI products for well over a decade. Today, Peter goes into detail as to how AI can help improve the revenue recovery workflow, which will help you identify similar workflows and processes within your own business that might be influenced by AI. Do you want to support this show? Be sure to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts and let us know what you like about the program! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

Returning with us today is the great and brilliant Geoffrey Tate, Co-Founder and CEO of Flex Logix, a leader in AI chip engineering, offering Neural Inferencing Semiconductor IP/Software and eFPGA Semiconductor IP/Software. In this episode, Geoffrey and I speak about when it makes sense to make AI at the edge, and when it makes sense to have Centralized Compute, what are the advantages of both, and what are the instances where AI at the Edge might be the smarter move to play. Want to learn more? Join Emerj Plus at: Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today the great and brilliant Gilad Turbahn, Senior Director of Product Management at Conga (formerly Apttus). Apttus is a leading quote-to-cash company that will put big enterprises on accounts receivable, and they recently merged with Conga, a global leader in commercial operations transformation. Gilad explains this week what they are working on for conversational interfaces with sales folks. The idea of layering on AI is still the wild west to some degree, there are a plethora of potential exciting use cases, and it will be interesting to see which ones evolve and move forward, but this is one use case that I thought you all should hear about. Interested in more use cases? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Returning today is the great and brilliant Dr. Dmitry Efimov, VP of Machine Learning Research at American Express, one of the world's largest credit card companies. Today, Dr. Efimov helps us understand what makes for a successful AI firm, the right mix of technical folks, and how we connect them to the actual business processes, with the right team mix and communications channels to deliver fruitful AI projects. Want to support the podcast? Please consider leaving us a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Ron Glozman, CEO & Founder of Chisel.ai, an award-winning insurance firm AI solution that reads unstructured insurance data and automatically recognizes insurance-specific data points. Today Ron and I will discuss AI use-cases in insurance for both Brokers and Carriers. We will also discuss and understand the workflows impacted and where AI fits into those workflows. Are you interested in more Insurance Use-Cases? Get Emerj's PDF guide: https://emerj.com/ins1

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

Returning today is the great and brilliant Peter Durlach, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Strategy for Nuance Communications, one of the pioneer and leading companies in conversational AI innovations, servicing the Healthcare space with AI products for well over a decade. Peter today helps us understand who in Healthcare is adopting AI, what common factors make businesses more or less common to adopt AI, and provides us insights into the technical ability, resources, and culture required for AI adoption. Want to learn more about adopting and applying Artificial Intelligence? Get Emerj's PDF guide: https://emerj.com/beg1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Robert LoCascio, CEO of LivePerson, a public company providing real-time intelligent customer engagement solutions to 10,000+ customers, including giants like Citibank, HSBC, Orange, and The Home Depot. In this episode, Robert breaks down the opportunity spaces for conversational AI, exploring the automation, interfaces, and evolution of technologies. Want to support the podcast? Please consider leaving us a review: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ai-in-business/id670771965

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

Returning today is one of my favorite guests, 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 search. Today's episode topics include: how to speak to executive leaders to make ROI clear and set realistic expectations, challenges of AI adoption, and what holds leaders back. Are you a consultant, vendor, advisor, or enterprise leader working to catalyze AI adoption? Consider applying to Emerj's AI Catalyst accelerator program. Learn more: emerj.com/catalyst

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Derek Choy, Co-Founder & COO of Aktana. This Silicon-Valley-based startup has raised $65+ million to empower data-driven insights for Life Sciences sales professionals with its AI-driven platform. In this episode, Derek helps us understand how to leverage AI to make salespeople more effective, breaking down sales workflows where AI can help most. These insights could be helpful in any industry. Want to learn more? Here are three ways to discover AI trends in any sector: emerj.com/t3

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

Returning today is Abinash Tripathy, CEO & Founder of Helpshift. The AI-powered support platform has raised $50+ million in venture funding since 2011. It is now installed on more than two billion devices worldwide, serving giants like Microsoft, Xfinity, and Zynga. In this episode, Abinash opens up about: where conversational AI is getting the most fruitful traction, the most natural fits between customers and NLP technology, and where AI investments are trending. Want to discover more NLP use cases? Get Emerj's free PDF Brief: "Unlocking the Business Value of NLP" at emerj.com/nlp1


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Abhishek Pani, Sr. Vice President of Product Mgmt at Bright Machines, a Silicon Valley startup founded in 2018. The company has raised $150+ million to bring together flexible factory robots with intelligent software, production data, and machine learning. In today's episode, Dr. Pani shares his valuable perspective on the transforming landscape of AI capabilities in manufacturing and how AI can empower dextrous micro-scale operations.
Dr. Pani received his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Maryland, co-founded Adobe's Data Science research awards program, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Stanford University. Want to explore Emerj's full library of AI use cases? Get Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

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