AI in Business

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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