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Artificial Intelligence in Industry with Daniel Faggella

Author: Daniel Faggella, Founder of Emerj

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Learn what's possible - and what's working - with artificial intelligence in the enterprise.

Each week, Emerj founder Daniel Faggella interviews top AI and machine learning-focused executives and researchers in sectors like Pharma, Banking, Retail, Defense, and more.

Discover trends, learn about what's working now, and learn how to adapt and thrive in an era of AI disruption. Be sure to subscribe to "AI in Industry."
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Some say that the competitive dynamics between the US and China in terms of AI are overblown, but there's a lot of truth to them. The US has access to more of the base research, but China can orchestrate various organizations (corporations, government bodies) and secure government funding. That said, very few people talk about K-12 education and what countries are doing to prepare their future workforce for AI. David Touretzky talks to us about just that. He is a research professor in the Computer Science Department and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University. He's heading up an initiative for K-12 education, and he discusses what countries should be doing to secure their positions and technological leadership in the 21st century.
While AI is certainly finding its footing in finance, we still find most of our subscribers are in a phase where they're trying to catch up in terms of data and data infrastructure and figure out where there's real traction with AI in finance: in banking, investing, or insurance. In this episode, we explore AI use-cases in a number of these areas of the financial industry. We interview Carlos Pazos and Anwar Ghauche at Spark Cognition about how to maximize a smaller data science team at a financial institution, how AI and alternative data is being used for quantamental investing, and how AI is automating some financing and underwriting processes.
Building an AI strategy - there's hardly anything more vague and open-ended than that. Business leaders have probably gotten the idea that they should develop one, but where should they start? That's what we talk about this week with Charles Martin, PhD. Martin talks about how to go about starting an AI strategy, what to avoid, and the challenges and struggles of applying AI at existing businesses. Also, Martin discusses what business leaders should ignore and what business leaders should tune into and prioritize for an effective AI strategy that will propel them toward success in the coming years.
One of the best conversations I ever had on the topic of AI business strategy on the podcast was with the guest I've brought back this week: Madhu Shekar, Head of Digital Innovation for Amazon Internet Services in Bangalore. I wanted to do a deeper session with Madhu, who has seen a lot of companies go from no AI to beginning with AI, about where to start with AI adoption. How do companies build the expertise and experience with AI that lets them scale it to their organization? He also talks about how to prepare realistically for AI, including data requirements, integration times, and more. 
As it turns out, often times terms like predictive analytics and data science are used incorrectly. By the end of this podcast, you'll have greater clarity on five potentially vague AI and data science terms that are sometimes overused in conversations about AI in the enterprise. This week, I introduce you to German Sanches, who focused his PhD on NLP and has done a lot of AI work in business. He also helps us with our research projects. This episode is all about addressing use-cases in reference to five terms that a lot of folks get wrong.
This week, we interview Arnab Kumar, Founding Manager, Frontier Technologies for the NITI Aayog, the wing of the Indian government focused on rolling out AI into areas like healthcare and agriculture. In this episode, we talk about critical factors for applying AI at the national level, such as where to begin applying AI and what the low-hanging fruit is for gaining traction, leverage, and data assets that are going to transfer elsewhere. We also talk about how governments, much like enterprises, need a future vision for critical capabilities they're going to enable with AI. Finally, Kumar discusses what he thinks are the most transferable lessons for the enterprise from his experience building out a national AI strategy.
Erin Knealy is the portfolio manager of the cybersecurity division of the Us Department of Homeland Security. She is the interface between the US government and the startup and tech ecosystems. We speak with her about transferable lessons from the AI use-cases in the public sector into the private sector. How does an existing organization pick the right first AI project? How should look through a lens of opportunity when it comes to AI? In this episode, we discuss how these lessons learned in the public sector can apply to the private sector.
It's curious to see how much more there is of sensor tech and internet of things than there was 18 months ago. This week, we speak with Cormac Driver, PhD and Head of Product Engineering at Temboo, an IoT vendor. We talk about how to spot AI and IoT opportunity where sensors and equipment in the physical world can actually deliver ROI and drive value for an enterprise. In addition, Cormac discusses how to get the most out of an IoT project and what's involved in terms of data and infrastructure. Finally, I ask Cormac in what sector IoT will become ubiquitous first.
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 Mountain. Iron Mountain is a four-billion-dollar physical and digital storage company based in the Boston area. They handle the records of some of the largest financial, health care, and retail brands around the world. IConzelmann speaks with us about the future potential of artificial intelligence for search within an enterprise, not just of digital files, but across formats.
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.
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Comments (5)

Atul Nevase

Nikhil is awesome

Mar 4th
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Zazzy Jan

good

Oct 22nd
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Tracey Drake

Congratulations to Dan on his patience in this episode, with a completely uncooperative guest. Not worth the time.

Oct 2nd
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Dom Hernandez

awesome podcast.

Sep 25th
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Albert Reynaud

very good

Nov 18th
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