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The AI in Business Podcast is for functional business leaders who need to find AI opportunities, align AI capabilities with strategy, and deliver ROI. Each week, Emerj founder Daniel Faggella interviews top AI executives from Fortune 500 firms and unicorn startups - and uncovers trends, use-cases, and best practices for practical AI adoption. Subscribe to Emerj's weekly AI newsletter by downloading our "Beginning with AI" PDF guide: https://emerj.com/beg1
 
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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 ap…
 
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 …
 
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 m…
 
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 differ…
 
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.…
 
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…
 
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 homelan…
 
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 …
 
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 futur…
 
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 sca…
 
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 S…
 
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 tha…
 
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 rese…
 
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…
 
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 t…
 
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 an…
 
Today's guest is Emmanual Walckenaer, CEO of YSEOP, a company based in Paris and focused on Natural Language Generation. Emmanuel speaks to us today about workflows where automating reporting really delivers value, and we talk about two, in particular, one of which is credit risk. Understanding and assessing it, and what does that process look like…
 
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 …
 
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 produ…
 
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 gog…
 
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 predict…
 
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 almo…
 
Today's guest is Christophe Makni, a managing consultant of Lean, AI, and Automation at Basler Kantonalbank. Christophe brings a wealth of knowledge today on the culture required for AI in the enterprise and how we can conjure that culture. How can we encourage an iterative and experimental mindset from our leadership and see the benefit thereof? A…
 
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 indust…
 
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 wh…
 
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