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AI Today Podcast #098: Live at Amazon Re:MARS – Amazon Executive Interviews Provide Insights into Amazon’s Use of AI

For many years Amazon has been leading the way with using AI and machine learning in many parts of their business. In this podcast we interview three Vice Presidents to showcase various ways Amazon uses AI. Our guests include Roger Barga, General Manager, AWS Robotics, Srikanth Thirumalai, Vice President, Search, and Chuck Moore, Vice President, Alexa Shopping. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #97: Insights into AI Privacy, Ethics, and Regulations: Interview with Dr. Alvelda, CEO Brainworks

In this episode of the AI Today podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer interview Dr. Philip Alvelda, CEO of Brainworks. He shares his thoughts on government’s role with regard to responsible and ethical AI, how new laws such as GDPR impact AI, whose role it is (companies or governments) to regulate AI, and more. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #096: Live at Amazon Re:MARS – Data Prep & Labeling: Interview with Dale Brown, Appen Figure Eight

In this episode of the AI Today podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer interview Dale Brown, VP, Business Development & Operations at Figure Eight live in person at the Amazon re:Mars event. For those of our listeners that were not able to attend this event was June 3-7, 2019. Dale shares with us what organizations need to consider when trying to get a machine learning project off the ground and why high quality data matters for AI projects. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #95: AI Use Case Series — AI in Construction

Construction companies are increasingly using AI in a range of ways. From optimizing work schedules to improving workplace safety to keeping a secure watch on construction facilities, AI in the construction industry is already producing value. In this podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer explore various ways AI is being used in the construction industry. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #94: Understanding the Goal-Driven Systems Pattern of AI

In this episode of the AI Today podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer dig deeper into the Goal Driven systems pattern. The objective of this pattern is to find the optimal solution to a problem through trial and error. We spend time in this podcast going over various use cases and how industry is using this pattern for things such as roboadvising, Resource optimization, bidding and real-time auctions, and more. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #93: AI Ethics & Government: Interview with Mona Siddiqui US Department of Health & Human Services

In this episode of the AI Today podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer interview Mona Siddiqui, Chief Data Officer, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Mona shares some insights into the use of AI and machine learning at HHS as well as how she sees AI playing a role with respect to healthcare, medicine, and improving people’s lives. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #92: AI Use Case Series — AI in Project Management

Enterprises are increasingly incorporating AI into their project management processes to make projects more strategic and to make better use of the data created by these processes. From AI chatbots, to intelligent bots that help automate project management duties such as project documentation and quality check activities, or AI-enhanced data visualization then helps identify bottlenecks and areas where process improvements or other changes can be applied to improve overall performance AI is...


AI Today Podcast #91: The Present and Future of Data Science — Interview with Anthony Scriffignano, Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet

In this episode of the AI Today podcast we interview Anthony Scriffignano , Senior Vice President & Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet. We discuss The State of governance, big data, and ethics, and give a sneak preview of his talk at the upcoming AI World Gov event. He also shares his thoughts on the limitations of machine learning, and his insights on how organizations of all sizes can deepen their machine learning expertise and build data science skills. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #90: Understanding The Recognition Pattern of AI

Machine learning is great at identifying and understanding the real world and unstructured data. ML can identify and understand images, sound, items, handwriting, faces, and gestures. In this podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer discuss various use cases in the recognition pattern on AI. Show Notes: Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #89: AI in Law Enforcement — Use Case Series

Law enforcement is increasing seeing benefits from AI technologies including scanning video footage for anomalies, augmenting capabilities around surveillance and crowd control, transcribing audio, facial recognition technologies, and helping detect counterfeit items. Through AI, law enforcement agencies are enabled to do more than they ever could before to keep the peace, catch and identify and prevent threats before they occur, and speed up the time it takes to catch criminals and solve...


AI Today Podcast #88: AI in the UK and Beyond – Interview with Lord Tim Clement-Jones

In this podcast we interview Lord Tim Clement-Jones, Former Chair of the House of Lords Artificial Intelligence Select Committee and Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence. We discuss ethical considerations governments need to address, possible laws and regulations that will need to be put into place around cognitive technologies, and how AI affects the labor market. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #87: AI Use Case Series — AI in Education

Learning is not a one size fits all approach — what works for one person, may not work for a peer. This is why vendors and those in the industry have seen such huge potential for AI technologies to assist with learning and education. It’s already transforming the way students learn, providing assistance to teachers and smoothing application and admissions processes. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #86: Insights into Data Preparation and Labeling for AI

Garbage in is garbage out. Nothing is more true in the world of AI. The market for data labeling is growing and becoming very important as more and more companies need clean, accurate, well-labeled data for ML training. In this podcast we share key stats and insights from Cognilytica’s recent Data Engineering, Preparation, and Labeling for AI 2019 report including AI’s secret, the market for data prep solutions, and why garbage data in produces garbage out. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #85: The Seven Patterns of AI

Cognilytica has spent a considerable amount of time on AI use cases and how different industries are using various AI and cognitive technologies and we’ve found that there are seven common patterns that seem to continuously show up in all these use cases. Some use cases use a single pattern for their application while others combine a few together. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #84: AI in Agriculture — Use Case Series

The agriculture industry is turning to AI technologies to improve a wide range of agriculture-related tasks in the entire food supply chain including help yield healthier crops, control pests, monitor soil and growing conditions, help reduce the workloads, and organize data for farmers. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer discuss how AI is being used in the agriculture industry. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #83: Interview with Madelene Stolpe, Head of Digital Strategy, Health, City of Oslo, Norway

In this podcast we interview Madelene Stolpe who is the Head of Digital Strategy, Health for the City of Oslo, Norway. We discuss how Oslo is exploring using AI technologies to help its citizens and also help move towards becoming a Smart Connected City, the role that AI plays with labor and employment and the future of jobs, and more! Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #82: Interview Frank La Vigne and Andy Leonard with Data Driven Podcast

In this podcast we get the rare opportunity to interview fellow podcasters. Frank La Vigne and Andy Leonard are co-hosts of the Data Driven podcast and joined us on this episode of the AI Today podcast to discuss the important role data plays in AI, their take on how data will continue to be used into the future and the idea of pervasive knowledge. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #81: How AI Enhances Sales — Use Case Series

Sales are important for any organization. After all, if companies aren’t selling they are not generating revenue. Increasingly, enterprises are using AI in sales to improve their bottom lines. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer explain how AI, machine learning, and cognitive technologies are being applied to enhance the way sales is being done in the enterprise. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #80: AI in Mining — Use Case Series

Most of the resources we need to power our growing economies — oil, gold, copper, coal, and more– come from the ground underneath us. Modern mining operations are increasingly turning AI and machine learning technologies to help keep those resources flowing without risking human lives. In this podcast Cognilytica analysts explore various ways that AI technologies are being used in the mining industry. Read more ...


AI Today Podcast #79: AI in Fashion — Use Case Series

A lot goes into the clothes we wear, covering a spectrum of activities including designing, manufacturing, logistics, marketing and sales. It’s no wonder that fashion and clothing manufacturing firms are applying AI technologies to transform various steps throughout the process. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer will discuss various ways AI is being used in the fashion industry. Read more ...