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AI Search Applications for Compliance, Contracts, and Human Resources

5/17/2019
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There's an entire artificial intelligence ecosystem for enterprise search. Most of this is in a purely digital world. Most vendors help with a layer of AI-enabled search that understands terms or phrases and is able to return the results or answers to questions that someone types in. But the problem is compounded when it comes to searching the physical world. That is the topic of this week's episode of AI in Industry. Our guest is Anke Conzelmann, Director of Product Management at Iron...

Duration:00:36:17

What It Looks Like to Adopt AI for Competitive Advantage

5/10/2019
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The AI in Industry podcast is all about transferrable lessons. Today we speak with Andrew Byrnes, an investment director at Comet Labs in San Francisco about the competitive edge with AI. What does it look like when companies adopt AI in a way that gives them a competitive advantage? Byrnes breaks down the idea into two categories: automation and augmentation.

Duration:00:24:11

AI Integration Challenges in Manufacturing

5/7/2019
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We did a lot of focus on healthcare for the World Bank, and we presented a lot of that research in South Africa. When I was there, I interviewed DataProft cofounder Frans Cronje about the intersection of AI and manufacturing. We talk about what's possible with AI in manufacturing today and just how instrumented and challenging it is to add a layer of AI insight into a manufacturing environment. This is much harder than a lot of other domains where data is maybe more accessible, and in...

Duration:00:28:40

Adopting AI into Healthcare Workflows

4/26/2019
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This week we speak with founder and CEO of Aidoc, Elad Walach, about the challenges of adopting AI to become part of a workflow in healthcare. We speak to him about what it is that makes it so challenging to get these tools to become part of the process of treating patients.

Duration:00:21:20

How Machines and Robots Learn - the Progression of AI

4/17/2019
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This week, we speak with arguably one of the best-known folks in the domain of neural networks: Jurgen Schmidhuber. He's working on a lot of different applications now in heavy industry, self-driving cars, and other spaces. We talk to him about the future of manufacturing and more broadly, how machines and robots learn. Schmidhuber uses the analogy of a baby learning about the world around it. He has a lot of interesting perspectives on how the general progression of making machines...

Duration:00:26:00

Ensuring a Positive Posthuman Transition - Perspectives from Jaan Tallin

4/11/2019
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The AI In Industry podcast is often conducted over Skype, and this week's guest happens to be one of its early developers. Jaan Tallinn is recognized as sort of one of the technical leads behind Skype as a platform. I met Jaan while we were both doing round table sessions at the World Government Summit, and in this episode, I talk to Tallinn about a topic that we often don't get to cover on the podcast: the consequences of artificial general intelligence. Where's this going to take...

Duration:00:23:39

How Business Leaders Should Think About AI Hardware

4/4/2019
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In this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, we speak with Marshall Choy, VP of Product at SambaNova, an AI hardware firm based in the Bay Area. SambaNova was founded by a number of Oracle and Sun Micro Systems alumni. We speak with Choy on two fundamental questions: SambaNova is one of many firms that's going to be advertising at the Kisaco Research AI Hardware Summit in Beijing June 4th and 5th.

Duration:00:22:30

Training Self-Driving Cars in Simulations – The Future of Automotive

3/30/2019
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Danny Lange heads up the AI efforts at Unity, one of the better-known firms in terms of simulations and computer graphics. They work in several different industries, but this week we speak mostly about automotive. This is a man that has been in the AI game since before it was cool, and now he is working on some cutting-edge projects with Unity. In this interview, we speak with Danny about where simulated environments are becoming valuable. We hear about simulations mostly in the context...

Duration:00:25:25

Speech Recognition and Transcription in Law and Legal

3/28/2019
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Have you ever been frustrated with how Alexa or Siri don't always understand your verbal requests? If so, then you already understand the problem that our guest this struggles with. He's Tom Livine, co-founder and CEO of Verbit.ai. Verbit is a company that focuses on AI for transcription. They use a combination of machine learning and human experts to transcribe audio in different accents, in different noise environments, with different diction, to give people more accurate results and...

Duration:00:22:18

Why Executives Should Keep Up with AI Trends in Business

3/22/2019
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I hope that by the end of this episode of the AI in Industry podcast, you'll not only be able to hire better data scientists who will be a fit for your business problems and build better data science teams, but also pick the AI applications and use cases that you should bring into your business versus those that you shouldn't. This episode, we interview Brooke Wenig, the machine learning practice lead at Databricks. Databricks was founded by the folks who created Apache Spark. Those of...

Duration:00:23:11

The Strengths of the AI Ecosystem in China - Perspectives from a UN Leader

3/21/2019
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If you want to understand the international competitive dynamics of artificial intelligence, particularly the US and China, starting with the United Nations is probably not a bad move. This week, I spoke with Irakli Beridze, the head of the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at the UN, particularly under the wing called UNICRI, the organization's crime and justice division. Irakli was kind enough to invite me to speak at a recent event in Shanghai held by the UN and by the...

Duration:00:20:30

AutoML and How AI Could Become More Accessible to Businesses

3/14/2019
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Discover how so-called autoML, or automated machine learning, could bring AI to more businesses by allowing users to build AI models faster and cheaper. Read the full article, where we go into further detail, at Emerj.com. Search for "AutoML and How AI Could Become More Accessible to Businesses"

Duration:00:23:43

AI for Enterprise Legal Departments - Contract Analysis and More

3/7/2019
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AI has numerous use cases in legal, from document search to compliance and contract abstraction. This week, we speak with Lars Mahler, Chief Science Officer for LegalSifter, about what's possible with AI for legal departments today and how AI applications for legal teams, such as natural language processing-based contract analysis, work. In addition, Mahler discusses how lawyers at companies and data scientists work together to train machine learning algorithms. He provides some insight...

Duration:00:23:26

Data Challenges in the Healthcare Industry

2/28/2019
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There's a lot of venture money pouring into artificial intelligence in healthcare. From pharma to hospitals and beyond, the potential applications in healthcare are promising. Late last year, we spoke for The World Bank about our proprietary AI in healthcare research, and speaking with governments, it's clear that there are hurdles that healthcare companies have to overcome to access data for training AI systems. Broadly, most of the folks that we speak with who are innovating in AI and...

Duration:00:30:19

Success Factors for AI Business Models - A Venture Capitalist's Perspective

2/21/2019
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Saying that your company does artificial intelligence might still have a slightly cool ring to it if you're talking to one of your peers at a conference, but it doesn't mean very much to venture capitalists today, who've been battered with machine learning and artificial intelligence in every pitch deck they've seen for the last three or four years. I wondered, from a venture capitalist perspective, what makes an AI company's value proposition actually strong? What is it that makes an AI...

Duration:00:21:39

What Makes a Successful AI Company? - A Venture Capitalist's Perspective

2/14/2019
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If one wants to start a general search engine, they're going to have to compete with Google. If one wants to start a general eCommerce platform, they'll have to compete with Amazon. But the same dynamics play out on a smaller scale. There are going to be some established players, some big tech giant, be it IBM or someone else, who already has a product. When it comes to getting a new AI product out to market, how does one compete with the big guys? This week's guest is Mike Edelhart, who...

Duration:00:24:57

Why It's Exceedingly Difficult to Build and Adopt AI in Business

2/7/2019
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A lot of AI in the press is CMOs or marketing people talking about what a company can do in a way that really is aspirational. They're speaking about what they can do, but in reality, the things that they're talking about, the capabilities won't be unlocked for maybe a year or more. These are just things on the technology road map, but people speak about them like they exist now. This week, we speak with Abinash Tripathy, founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Help Shift. They've raised...

Duration:00:36:08

How to Build Data Science Teams for AI Projects

1/31/2019
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This week we interview a leader at Facebook. Jason Sundram is the lead of World.ai at Facebook, which is one of their efforts to work with public data around roads and population and other projects of that kind. But Sundram is also highly involved in the Boston office here, where Facebook will soon have around 650 employees. Many of them focus on data science and artificial intelligence. Last time we talked about personalization in AI with Hussein Mehanna, who was Director of Engineering at...

Duration:00:25:02

How AI and Data Science Could Better Inform Public Policy Decisions

1/24/2019
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One of the promises of artificial intelligence is aiding humans in making smarter decisions. Whether it's in pharma, retail, or eCommerce companies, the idea of being able to pool together streams of data and coax out the insights that would help make the best call for the organization to reach its goals is the promise of artificial intelligence. As it turns out that same dynamic is sort of happening in the public sector where AI is now being used to inform policy. This week we...

Duration:00:26:35

The State of Natural Language Processing in the Sales Process

1/17/2019
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Sales is a big part of any sort of B2B firm. We speak this week with Micha Breakstone, co-founder of Chorus.ai. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and prior to starting his own company, he studied for a few years at MIT and was working on NLP at Intel. He speaks with us this week about where AI is being applied to sales, answering questions such as: This is a nascent domain. There are very few companies are actively leveraging artificial...

Duration:00:25:56