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Applications of Machine Vision in Heavy Industry

5/18/2018
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Episode summary: In the last two or three years we at TechEmergence have witnessed a definite uptick in AI applications like predictive maintenance and heavy industry. Many exciting business intelligence and sensor data applications are making their way into “stodgy” industries like transportation, oil and gas, and telecom - where machine vision has countless applications. We had caught up with Massimiliano Versace, CEO of Neurala over 4 years ago in an interview about the ethical...

Duration:00:20:28

Artificial Intelligence for Personalization in Marketing - Current and Future Possibilities

5/13/2018
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Episode summary: In this episode of AI in Industry we speak with Abhi Yadav, the CEO of ZyloTech, a Boston-based customer analytics platform for omni-channel marketing operations. Abhi talks about what's possible now with AI for marketing personalization, and what will be possible in the next 5 years. Business leaders with an increasing focus on narrower customer targeting will be interested in Abhi’s insights on how technology allows for businesses to reach an “audience of...

Duration:00:22:04

Will Artificial Intelligence Become Easier to Use?

5/6/2018
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Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we speak with DataRobot CEO Jeremy Achin about the future of AI applications for people without a data science background. We specifically discuss how future AI tools might bypass the complexity of machine learning programming and make intuitive interfaces that function more like today’s everyday software. Our business leader listeners will be interested in Jeremy’s predictions about how the UX for AI-related tools might become more...

Duration:00:21:44

How to Apply AI to an Existing Business with Larry Lafferty

4/29/2018
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Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry, we speak with Larry Lafferty, the President and CEO of Veloxiti. Larry has been building large AI projects for DARPA and other large private companies for the last 30 years. In this interview, Larry explains three critical factors to applying artificial intelligence in the enterprise (with insights especially relevant for companies who aren’t very familiar with AI and data science). AI vendors and business leaders should find the...

Duration:00:31:19

Will McGinnis (Predikto) - Predictive Maintenance for Trains and Mobile Heavy Industry

4/21/2018
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Episode summary: In the heavy industry sector, the cost of unpredicted repairs or machine failures can be very expensive. For example: A cargo train with an engine failure in will incur costs from it’s own repairs, from the transit required to reach the broken down engine, and with holding up other trains and cargo in the process. Predictive maintenance has the potential to help businesses assess the condition of vehicles, equipment and parts in order to predict when maintenance should be...

Duration:00:25:08

Improving Robot Safety and Capability with Artificial Intelligence - with Rodney Brooks

4/18/2018
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Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we speak with Rodney Brooks, Founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics, a collaborative robot manufacturers founded in Boston in 2008. Rodney explores robotic safety an regulations and he also paints a picture of what robots might be capable of in the next five years. Executives in the logistics and manufacturing sectors considering adopting robots will find Rodney’s insights most valuable. Rodney explores what applications will move into...

Duration:00:25:47

What's the Value of AI Events and Consulting?

4/14/2018
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Episode summary: One of the key challenges that enterprises face in adopting artificial intelligence is finding skilled data science talent; ). Business leaders want to know when it's best to hire AI talent, to "upskill" existing workers, or simply to bring in AI consultants - and the answers aren't always obvious. In this episode of AI in Industry we speak with Nikolaos Vasiloglou from MLTrain about how AI consulting and AI training events can be used to upgrade an existing team’s skills....

Duration:00:23:14

Spoken Voice AI Applications in the Smart Home - with Peter Cahill from Voysis

4/9/2018
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Episode Summary: Over the last couple of years there has been a definite but small shift from mobile as the primary interface focus for businesses to voice. With home assistant devices like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home becoming more commonplace, we aim to focus on how voice based AI applications are being used by businesses today and what this adoption will look like in the future. In this week’s episode of AI in Industry, we speak with Peter Cahill, the founder and CEO of Voysis, a...

Duration:00:29:11

What Industries Will Adopt Voice-Related AI Applications First?

4/1/2018
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In this week’s episode we focus on AI application in the customer service business function, - specifically in the context of call centers. We speak with Ali Azarbayejani, CTO of Cogito based in the Boston area, which works on coaching and providing feedback for call center agents in real time. We aim to focus on what our readers and business executives can do today with AI in the context of call center applications, and how they can go about seeing measurable impacts over a predetermined...

Duration:00:30:59

Reducing the Friction of AI Adoption in the Enterprise - with Rudina Seseri

3/25/2018
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Episode summary: There are many challenges to bringing AI into an enterprise for example the lack of skilled AI talent, or issues around data organization. In this week's episode, we focus on AI adoption in the enterprise from an investor’s perspective. We expect that founders looking to sell B2B enterprise AI-products and people in enterprises who are looking for the right qualities in an AI firm which would ease integration, would find this episode relatable. We speak with Rudina Seseri...

Duration:00:27:36

NLP for eCommerce Search - Current Challenges and Future Potential

3/18/2018
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Episode summary: In this week's interview on the AI in Industry podcast, we speak with Amir Konigsberg, the CEO of Twiggle, about the future of product search - and how eCommerce and retail brands can use natural language processing (NLP) to improve their user experience. Amir explains some of the factors that make eCommerce product search challenging, and the artificial intelligence approaches that can improve it today and within the next five years. Interested readers can learn more...

Duration:00:26:21

Robbie Allen from Automated Insights - The Use-Cases of Natural Language Generation

3/11/2018
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Episode Summary: Machine learning (ML) can be used to identify objects and pictures or help steer vehicles, but is not best suited for text-based AI applications says Robbie Allen, founder of Automated Insights. In this episode of AI in Industry, we speak with Robbie about what is possible in generating text with AI and why rules based processes are a big part of natural language generation (NLG). We also explore which industries are likely to adopt such NLG techniques and in what ways...

Duration:00:31:02

Applying AI to Legal Contracts - What's Possible Now

3/3/2018
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Episode summary: This week’s episode explores the current possibilities in applying natural language processing for legal contract review. We speak with Andrew Antos and Nischal Nadhamuni from Klaritylaw, a Boston-based startup focused on using natural language processing (NLP) based information extraction, from non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), in a live setting. We delve into the current and future roles of AI and lawyers with respect to legal contracts. AI is currently being applied in...

Duration:00:25:35

Artificial Intelligence for Team Communication

2/24/2018
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Episode summary: Most NLP applications we hear about involve marketing, customer service, and other customer-facing functions - but that there are NLP-related opportunities in other back-end functions as well. In this episode of AI in industry, we speak with Talla's Chief Data Scientist, Byron Galbraith, about how businesses can leverage chatbots or other NLP applications for improving document search for internal company communication. Byron explores what is currently possible using AI...

Duration:00:24:12

Artificial Intelligence for Content Marketing and Content Creation

2/16/2018
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When we talk about natural language processing (NLP), applications like handling customer service or chatbots which can aid with questions, come to mind. Yet, in recent years, NLP platforms have been increasingly used in content marketing and content production applications. In this episode of AI in industry, we talk to Tomás Ratia García-Oliveros, the co-founder and CEO founder of Frase.io, a Boston based startup which focuses on NLP problems around content marketing and content...

Duration:00:27:18

Overcoming Challenges in Spoken Voice based Natural Language Processing (NLP) for business use

2/10/2018
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In this episode of AI in industry, we speak with Michael Johnson, the director of research and innovation for Interactions llc, in Boston MA. Michael explores the inbound (human to machine) and outbound (machine to human) applications of voice based natural language processing (NLP) and also talks about attaching a timeframe to how soon small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would have access to this technology in a financially sensible manner. Although NLP is often associated with chat or...

Duration:00:22:05

Natural Language Processing - Current Applications and Future Possibilities

2/3/2018
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In order to shed more light on the growing applications of natural language processing, we speak with Vlad Sejnoha (CTO of Nuance Communications) about the current and near-term applications of NLP for voice and text across industries. In this podcast interview, Vlad breaks down real-world NLP use-cases in industries like banking, healthcare, automotive, and customer service. For the full article of this episode,...

Duration:00:47:39

How Microtasking Helps Optimize AI-Based Search - in Media, eCommerce and More

2/1/2018
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This week on AI in Industry we interview Vito Vishnepolsky of Clickworker. Clickworker is a large microtasking marketplace that crowdsources the search optimization work for many of the world's leading search engines. So how does crowdsourced human work play a role in making sure eCommerce and media searches give users what they want? That's exactly what we explore this week. Vito’s perspective is valuable because he has a finger on the pulse of crowdsourced demand, handing business...

Duration:00:25:31

AI for Sales Forecasting - How it Works and Where it Matters

1/28/2018
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Sales forecasting is big business. If you can better predict how much of a certain product or service you will sell in a given day, you can better stock inventory, better staff your facilities, and ultimately keep more margin in your business's accounts. This week on AI in Industry we interview Dr. John-Paul B Clarke, professor at Georgia Tech and co-founder / Chief Scientist at Pace (previously called "Prix"). Dr. Clarke shares details about how sales predictions are done today, and what...

Duration:00:25:55

Overcoming the Data and Talent Challenges of AI in Life Sciences

1/23/2018
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In this episode of AI in industry, Innoplexus CEO Gunjan Bhardwaj explores how pharma giants are working to overcome two critical challenges with AI: Data, and talent. Pharmaceutical data is challenging because the same term (say "EGFR") might be referred to as a "protein", a "biomarker", or a "target". Gunjan explores how this kind of relevance and context for data - and how pharma companies may need to hire the talent issues involved with making life sciences and computer sciences teams...

Duration:00:26:24

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