AI in Business (Artificial Intelligence)

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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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 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 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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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

Today, the great and brilliant Dr. Tanushree Luke returns. Dr. Luke is Head of AI at US Bank (USA's 5th largest bank). In this episode, we discuss conversational agents as a tool for streamlining access to internal systems for employees and between departments, including efforts underway and promising opportunities. Dr. Luke earned her Ph.D. in Theoretical/Mathematical Physics and MS in Physics and Applied Engineering from George Mason University. Previously she served as the Head of Predictive AI and Machine Learning for Capital One's Conversational AI Platform. Dr. Luke also served as Technical Lead for the Department of Defense/DARPA Network Defense Program and held leadership roles at companies supporting the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy. Want to dive deeper into AI opportunities in Financial Services? Get Emerj's PDF guide: emerj.com/fin1

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

Returning today is the great and brilliant Dr. Spence Green, CEO of Lilt, an AI-powered enterprise language translation company that has raised $37.5 million since founded in 2015. Its platform combines adaptive neural machine translation technology with an enterprise translation management system. In this episode, Dr. Green helps us break down the role of man vs. machine for language translation and offers a peek under the hood at what NLP looks like in an enterprise application. Want to discover more AI opportunities? Try Emerj's Use Case Explorer, included with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today, the great and brilliant Kurt Muehmel returns. Kurt is Chief Customer Officer at Dataiku, a unicorn AI platform that has raised $250+ million since 2013 and outranked Google in Gartner's 2020 reports. In this episode, Kurt helps us break down the factors and capabilities that inspire enterprise leaders to make the leap for strategic and transformative AI investments. Are you also an AI Catalyst? Consider applying for Emerj's accelerator program: emerj.com/cat1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Maxim Khalilov. At the time of this interview, Dr. Khalilov was Director of Applied AI at Unbabel, an AI-driven language translation platform. Now he's Head of R&D at Glovo, a unicorn startup based in Spain. He earned his Ph.D. in CS from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Maxim specializes in statistical machine translation and has authored 43 publications. In this episode, Dr. Khalilov helps us dive into the unique opportunities and challenges of AI engineering in Europe. Are you considering investing in AI for your organization? Check out Emerj's pdf guide for business leaders: emerj.com/beg1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Pavel Dmitriev, VP of Data Science at Outreach.io. This AI-driven sales engagement platform has raised over $250 million since founded in 2011. We spoke with Outreach's CEO, Manny Medina, several months ago on the podcast. In this episode, Dr. Dmitriev helps us break down how to drive tangible business value for customers, with AI. Topics include: strategic & technical feasibility considerations, matching capabilities to user needs, and business value drivers. Want access to Emerj's best insights, frameworks, and exclusive infographics? Get Emerj Plus: emerj.com/x1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Scot Alexander, Managing Director at Optimity Advisors. Scot is an industrial engineer with broad experience as an enterprise systems integration leader and a deep skillset in Healthcare Technology. Before Optimity, he directed teams at PwC, Accenture, and HP. Now, he's serving industry leaders to level up their capabilities with AI. In this episode, Scot helps us break down C-suite perspectives on: AI vs IT transformation projects, how the pandemic has altered technology priorities, and how AI will be integral for healthy enterprises.

Emerj is uniting AI Catalysts like Scot to help enterprises worldwide understand and integrate the next wave of intelligent systems. To learn more or apply for Emerj's "AI Catalyst" accelerator program, visit emerj.com/cat1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Henri Nikula Kaleva, Director at RELEX Labs, a product innovation department of the Helsinki-based RELEX Solutions. RELEX is a leader in retail optimization software, and in today's episode, Henri helps us break down how AI is empowering the future of Retail. Want to discover more opportunities for AI in Retail? Get Emerj's free Executive Brief: emerj.com/ret1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Derek Wang, Founder and CEO of Stratifyd. Since 2015, Stratifyd has raised $50+ million for its AI-powered analytics platform, enabling enterprises to transform structured and unstructured human textual data. In this episode, Dr. Wang shares hard-won lessons about conveying the value of AI to potential clients. Getting started with AI in your organization? Discover three critical insights for beginning with AI: emerj.com/beg1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Brett Beranek, VP of Security & Biometrics at Nuance Communications [NASDAQ:NUAN]. Founded in 1992, Nuance pioneered conversational AI that understands, analyzes, and responds to human language. In this episode, Brett elucidates the opportunity landscape for AI-driven biometric security, focusing on financial services. Want to discover more opportunities for AI in Finance? Check out our other podcast: "AI in Financial Services." And get the AI in FS cheat sheet: emerj.com/fin1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Kristof Szalay, CTO and Founder of Turbine.AI. Turbine's AI-driven platform understands cancer's inner mechanisms, enabling the discovery of novel targets & precision medicinal therapies. Episode topics include: dynamics of pharmaceutical technologies, change management opportunities, cultural evolution to support AI initiatives. Want to discover more ways to meet the challenges of catalyzing AI adoption? Try Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Lorena Pelegrín, Product Manager of InSight, Iron Mountain's AI-driven Content Services Platform. Iron Mountain serves more than 225,000 organizations for secure data & asset storage, spanning 90+ million sq. ft. of data centers and real estate. And Google recently celebrated InSight as its AI & ML Cloud Partner of the Year. Episode topics include: subsurface data, asset inspection workflows, and setting up "digital twins."

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Jim Benton, CEO of Chorus.ai. Chorus has raised over $100 million for its AI-driven platform, which helps sales teams transform conversations into data and insights. Episode topics include: how to build AI-driven products that effectively transform enterprise workflows, best practices for presenting the value of AI initiatives to various stakeholders, how to inspire adoption and ease intimidating factors, and risk management opportunities. Want to discover more best practices for presenting the ROI of AI? Check out Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Roman Vitkovitsky. Roman supports the Pentagon's Cyberspace operations. He formerly served as COO/CTO of the Marine Corps Cyberspace Operations Group and in stints serving DARPA, NATO, and in multiple adjunct professor roles, to name a few. In this episode, Roman shares how AI is leading the bleeding edge for Cyberspace Defense, enabling nimble actions in complex threat environments. Leaders at all levels may find these insights powerful and relevant. Want to discover AI trends in any sector? Get Emerj's PDF guide: emerj.com/t3

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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Shri Santhanam, Global Head of Advanced Analytics & AI at Experian. The international credit reporting agency supports data-driven services in over 100 countries, with a database of over 1 billion individuals. In this episode, Shri breaks down the unique AI opportunities and challenges evolving for Experian. Episode topics include: the evolution of big data & analytics, data accessibility, and the AI skills landscape. Want to discover the best of Emerj's industry insights? Get Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Kristopher Lorang, FS Product Manager at Iron Mountain, a secure storage company founded in 1951 when Herman Knaust repurposed his mine as a vault. Now a publicly-traded international services firm, Iron Mountain is still a leader in secure storage, which now includes digital record storage and management. The company's history exemplifies how organizations can and should evolve with the times. In this episode, Kris offers a peek at how Iron Mountain is staying on the cutting edge with AI-driven services for document search & discovery. Learn more at: ironmountain.com

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Keith Strier, VP of Worldwide AI Initiatives at NVIDIA. Previously, Keith served as Global AI Leader at Ernst & Young, where he supported nations to form and mature their AI plans. This included the development of AI infrastructure, education, and overall strategy. Dan and Keith met at the UN headquarters when presenting on a panel about the emergence of deepfakes (deep-learning-driven faked faces or other identifiers). Now, Keith shares his perspective on public sector AI planning from his perch at NVIDIA, relating what all enterprises and businesses can learn from the AI strategies of nations. Want to learn more about AI opportunities in the public sector? Get Emerj's US Public Sector AI Opportunity Report: emerj.com/gov1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Geoffrey Tate, CEO of Flex Logix, a leader in AI chip engineering. In this episode, Geoffrey shares his valuable perspective on the critical use cases for high-powered edge compute across industries like computer vision, heavy industry, retail, and some broad applications useful across any sector. Flex Logix will be presenting at the Edge AI Summit, Nov 18-20, hosted by Kisaco Research. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2RAv62n


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Ivan Marin, Principal Data Scientist at the Daitan Group, one of America's fastest-growing software engineering firms. Dr. Marin earned his Ph.D. in Physics from EESC-USP. In this episode, he walks us through an exercise using the Machine Learning Canvas, exploring risks and opportunities associated with implementing and scaling AI for small and medium-sized businesses. The Daitan Group builds core technology, data solutions, and software products that scale: daitan.com

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Gilad Turbahn, Sr. Director of Product Management at Apttus, which acquired his former employer, Conga, for $700+ million in 2020, joining Apttus's quote-to-cash capabilities with Conga's contract lifecycle management platform. In this episode, Gilad helps us learn how AI can enhance back-office workflows, clearly mapping the space before and after implementation to show how AI creates value. Want to discover more opportunities to use natural language processing for automation? Get Emerj's free PDF brief: Unlocking the Business Value of NLP emerj.com/nlp1

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

Today I'm excited and honored to welcome back a long-time mentor who I really respect, 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 the Aardvark social search engine. Want to expand your AI services? Until tomorrow (10/29), get Emerj's new "Finding AI Opportunities" report free with Emerj Plus membership: emerj.com/op1


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Wijay Wijayakumaran, Chief Architect, ML/DL & AI at IBM Systems. In this episode, Wijay helps us explore AI in surprising spaces, like Elder Care. As populations age worldwide, healthcare organizations across the globe are meeting demand with intelligent technologies. Learn insights gleaned from the heads of AI at Square, Slack, and HSBC with Emerj's AI Opportunities report (free for new Emerj Plus members until 10/30): emerj.com/op1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Nick Pilkington, CTO and Founder of Drone Deploy. To date, DroneDeploy has raised 90+ million dollars for its cloud-based drone mapping and analytics platform, which enables capabilities such as automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing. DroneDeploy is compatible with any drone, and industries adopting this technology include agriculture, real estate, mining, and construction. In this episode: Dr. Pilkington breaks down opportunities to enhance user experience and lower entry barriers for AI-driven technologies. Discover more opportunities, frameworks, and infographics for leveling up your AI capabilities with Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Dmitry Efimov, VP of Machine Learning Research at American Express. Dr. Efimov has lead the charge to detect fraudulent transactions and activity at Amex. Episode topics include: breaking down the evolution of fraud detection, the future of AI-driven fraud detection, and what's next for AI at Amex. Want to learn more about AI in financial services? Read Emerj's pdf guide: emerj.com/fin1


Today we welcome the return of the great and brilliant Bryton Shang, CEO of Aquabyte, which has raised $10 million to bring AI to fish farming. This episode focuses on the product and processes of Aquabyte as a case study in how to best service industrial managers and workers. Episode topics include: how to build AI products for non-technical audiences, keeping the data science (data labeling, feature selection, etc.) in the hands of the vendor, AI software as a service. Want to learn more about AI at the edge? Join industry leaders at the Edge AI Summit, hosted by Kisaco Research. Attend virtually, Nov 18-20th. Learn more: bit.ly/2RAv62n


Today's guest is the great and brilliant Manuel Terranova, CEO of Peaxy. Since 2012, Peaxy has raised $30+ million to expand its AI-driven platform, helping companies unlock the value of their industrial data. Manuel shares some really valuable insights: diving into the landscape of sensor data e.g. temperature, energy usage, flow rate, GPS, vibration, acceleration, etc., transformational opportunities for predictive analytics, and how to start exploring these opportunities. Learn more: peaxy.net

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Spence Green, CEO of Lilt. Lilt has received $35+ million in venture funding since 2015 to build its AI-powered language translation platform, which combines adaptive neural machine translation technology with an enterprise translation management system. Episode topics include: how to simplify system integrations, when enterprise transformation is required before AI can be implemented, how Lilt can maintain brand voice in nuanced translations across many languages. Want the best of Emerj's insights? Try Emerj Plus: emerj.com/p1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 1:35pm EDT

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Steve Omohundro, Chief Scientist at AIBrain. AIBrain is creating Turingworld, a powerful AI learning social media platform based on AI-optimized learning, AI-powered gamification, and AI-enhanced social interaction. Dr. Steve Omohundro received his Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He also founded an organization to support AI safety and another organization to advance new intelligence architectures based on the programming language Omda, the specification language Omex, and the semantics language Omai. Episode topics include: how humans can build safe AI, what facets of AI development might/might-not require global governance, how the international community might best collaborate to prioritize AGI development efforts, and how AI may influence our lives as consumers.

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

The great and brilliant Tim Estes returns for another conversation, this time focused on AI readiness. Tim is Founder & CEO of Digital Reasoning, an American AI company that raised over $130 million to bring cognitive computing services to intelligence agencies, financial institutions, and healthcare organizations. This episode's topics include: what AI readiness means, ground rules and AI readiness components including: data, expertise, and in-house talent. Want to learn more about how to implement AI in your organization? Download Emerj's guide: emerj.com/beg1

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

Today's guest is the great and brilliant Dr. Gregory Diamos, Transformation Engineer at Landing AI, an innovative AI engineering firm founded by Andrew Ng (who also founded Coursera and deeplearning.ai). Dr. Diamos holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Previous to his current role, he served as Silicon Valley AI Research Lead for Baidu, after stints at Nvidia and Intel. Episode topics include: what sets apart AI hardware from other CPU's, what businesses and industries will especially benefit from advances in AI chips. Dr. Diamos is 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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Category:Artificial Intelligence -- posted at: 10:37am EDT