AI in Business

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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