AI Today Podcast #050: Enhancing Experiences with AI – Interview with Tom Edwards, Epsilon AgencyAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
AI and cognitive technologies are enhancing many different industries and providing significant ROI for early adopters. However, AI is also providing benefit in improving our various experiences in life. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer interview Tom Edwards, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer at Epsilon Agency, who shares insights into how AI is impacting marketing, customer experience, and more.
AI Today Podcast #049: Surprising Results from the Cognilytica Voice Assistant BenchmarkAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
On July 31, 2018 Cognilytica released the latest iteration of the Cognilytica Voice Assistant Benchmark. Conversational interface-based devices are quickly taking off with devices and technology such as Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, and an increasing number of new entrants into the space. Cognilytica calls these devices “voice assistants”, rather than the less-useful term “smart speakers”.
AI Today Podcast #48: Pseudo AI – Faking it Till You Make it in AIAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
With the rise in popularity of AI has come the inevitable wave of those looking to take advantage of its popularity. Startups are beginning to realize that simply saying they have “AI” capabilities leads to increased valuations, greater attention, and more possibilities. But people are starting to get wise and it’s already starting to catch up with these firms.
AI Today Podcast #47: AI in Customer Service — AI Use Case SeriesAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Artificial Intelligence is allowing companies to improve customer service in ways not possible before. Chatbots allow companies to have an always-on agent that can be integrated into customer support service teams to answer questions or help provide more relevant products and services based on customer preferences. AI enabled systems can help handle complicated, multi-step transactions that are often error-prone such as loan application or student applications or real estate.
AI Today Podcast #46: AI in the Back Office — AI Use Case SeriesAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
If you’re ever worked in an office you know that there is much to be improved with back office processes. It’s often discussed how AI can help the front office, but it’s doing just as much to improve back office operations as well. AI can be a smart, augmented assistant that can help enhance data, provide research, and collect valuable information.
AI Today Podcast #45: AI and Blockchain in Government: Interview with Jose Arrieta, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Many governments worldwide are looking at using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other cognitive technologies as part of making their operations more efficient, better serving their citizens, and increasing the range of ways they can meet their missions. In this podcast, Cognilytica analysts Kathleen Walch and Ronald Schmelzer interview Jose Arrieta, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisitions at the United States Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) who is working to bring AI and blockchain technology into reality in the US federal government.
AI Today Podcast #44: AI in the Banking Industry: Interview with Casey Royer, USAAAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
AI is seeing increasing adoption across a wide range of industries, and banking is no exception. Founded in 1922, USAA is a Texas-based Fortune 500 diversified financial services company offering banking, investing, and insurance to people and families who serve, or served, in the United States military, with over 12.4 million members. As a result of their broadly geographically distributed customer base and needs for in-person as well as online and mobile offerings, the company has invested deeply in advanced technologies and is frequently at the forefront of emerging technology.
AI Today Podcast #43: A VC’s Perspective on AI: Interview with Doba Parushev, Edison PartnersAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
In this week’s episode of the AI Today podcast we interview Doba Parushev, Senior Associate at Edison Partners. It’s no secret that companies with an AI focus has been receiving lots of funding these days and Edison Partners is a very active VC firm in the AI industry. It’s always interesting to get VCs perspectives on the market and how new technologies are trending.
AI Today Podcast #42: AI in the Digital Mine: Interview with Antoine Desmet, KomatsuAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
In this week’s episode of the AI Today podcast we interview Antoine Desmet, Analytics Manager at Komatsu. Many people might not realize just how much technology is involved in mining. We discuss the concept of the “Digital Mine” and how Komatsu uses Internet of Things (IoT) in combination with AI and ML to enable a large range of capabilities.
AI Today Podcast #41: Appian’s Low-code AI Environment: Interview with Jorge SanchezAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
In this week’s episode of the AI Today podcast we interview Jorge Sanchez, Director of Product Strategy at Appian. It seems that everyone these days is taking notice of AI. We discuss how AI is transforming modern enterprises and how low-code platforms like Appian can help reduce the dependency on highly technical staff to build applications and greatly reduce the time to go from application concept to deployment.
AI Today Podcast #40: Interview with Oliver Mitchell, Autonomy VenturesAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
In this week’s episode of the AI Today podcast we interview Oliver Mitchell who is a Founding Partner of Autonomy Ventures and syndicated writer and host of local tech events in NYC. As a seasoned professional who has been involved in tech for 20+ years, Oliver shares insights into the future of the AI industry, with a unique focus on hardware and robotics.
AI Today Podcast #39: Interview with Michael Hayes, Government Affairs @ Consumer Technology Association (CTA)AI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Artificial Intelligence is on most everyone’s radar these days. And it’s no different with governments as well. In this podcast we interview Michael Hayes, Senior Manager of Government Affairs at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA.) We discuss laws and regulations surrounding AI, why it’s important to create workable definitions now for various terms related to AI (such as defining narrow AI), and where he sees AI taking us in the years to come.
AI Today Podcast #38: Interview with Dragos Margineantu, BoeingAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere and in all industries. In this podcast, we interview long-time AI researcher and thought leader Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist at Boeing, who shares with us how Boeing is using AI and Machine Learning (ML) for its operations, manufacturing, supply chain, and Internet of Things (IoT) interactions and some thoughts on what the future of autonomous aircraft might be.
AI Today Podcast #37: Life with Level 5 Autonomous VehiclesAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Ever wonder how fully autonomous vehicles at Level 5 on the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) classification will impact your life? How will the way you live, work, interact socially, and care for the needy, disabled and elderly change when vehicles that can drive themselves safely from point to point and be beckoned at any time become prevalent?
AI Today Podcast #36: Interview with Jim Adler, Toyota AI VenturesAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Companies of all sorts are increasing their investment in AI. Toyota has a wide range of applications of AI, so it’s no surprise that they are interested in helping to spur further growth in the industry by investing in early stage startups that are focused on AI and Machine Learning technology. In this podcast, we interview Jim Adler, Founding Managing Director, of Toyota AI Ventures.
AI Today Podcast #35: Interview with Tom Davenport, Babson College, MIT, and Deloitte — Augmented Intelligence, GDPR, Data Science, and MoreAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
In this wide ranging podcast, hear from Professor Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor at Babson College, fellow of MIT initiative on digital economy, and senior advisor to Deloitte’s Analytics & AI practice. Tom Davenport recently wrote a piece for the Harvard Business Review on “Artificial Intelligence for the Real World”, as well as the widely promoted “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”.
AI Today Podcast #34: Interview with Anant Kale, AppZen — Preventing Employee Expense Fraud with AIAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Occupational fraud is not a small issue. On average, a company loses 5% of its revenues to employee financial fraud each year, with the annual median loss at $140,000 and over 20% of companies reporting losses of $1 million or more. The key to keeping a lid on this fraud is identifying the fraud before it takes too much of a bite out of the company’s bottom line, or even further, to put processes and controls in place that automatically audits, monitors, and accepts or rejects transactions that don’t fit an recognized pattern.
Bonus AI Today Podcast: AI & Blockchain Panel from TFE 2018 EventAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
For our podcast listeners and followers, we have a special treat for you on this podcast. Be our special virtual guest and listen to an expert panel from the Conference on Technology and Future Economy 2018 talk about AI and Blockchain. Moderated by Professor Jim Liew (Johns Hopkins University), panelists were Reem El Seed (Deloitte), Kathleen Walch(Cognilytica), Jose Arrieta(US Department of Health & Human Services [HHS] formerly with the General Services Administration [GSA]), David Martens (Dovel Technologies), and Michael Novak (DTP).
AI Today Podcast #33: Interview with Prof. Alex Wissner-Gross — The Definition of IntelligenceAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
How exactly do you define intelligence? Professor Alex Wissner-Gross, President and Chief Scientist at Gemedy and Fellow at Harvard Institute for Applied Computational Science has an answer. In this podcast, we interview Professor Wissner-Gross not only about his equation for defining intelligence, but also his thoughts that we need new challenges around data sets, as he believes data sets will get us to our goals of intelligence over algorithms.
AI Today Podcast #32: Interview with Siraj Raval – School of AI, YouTube CelebAI Today Podcast: Artificial Intelligence Insights, Experts, and Opinion add
Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI) and all its various details including Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning is not easy. So it’s always a great delight when someone like Siraj Raval can explain these concepts and work through them in a practical way on his YouTube channel, and his new School of AI. In this podcast, we talk about the importance of data for AI, his thoughts on the future of AI, the connection between AI and blockchain, China’s adoption of AI, and the role of ML and other concepts within the larger strategy of AI.