The Pulse of AI

The Pulse of AI

A discussion with the leaders in Artificial Intelligence about the real world business applications in a world powered by AI technology.

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June 18, 2021 23 min

On this podcast I am joined by Braden Hancock who is a co-founder and Head of Technology at Snorkel AI. Snorkel AI is unlocking a better, faster way to build applications With Snorkel Flow, the first truly data-centric AI platform. To date they have raised over $50 million from top VC firms such as Greylock, Lightspeed, GV and others.

Snorkel AI is solving a real problem that has been holding back AI adoption by simplifying data la...

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Online platforms are overwhelmed with speech that is harmful. Companies are trying to get their hands around the problem in order to solve it, because it is driving people off their platforms in droves. But it is a difficult problem to solve. Companies need to establish policies, set up governance committees and protocols, find technical solutions and hire moderators. 

 

Justin Dave, Co-Founder and CEO of Spectrum Systems, founded ...

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On this podcast I am joined by Risto Miikkulainen from Cognizant and by Dr. Nuria Oliver from Valencia Spain who led her team to victory in the Cognizant sponsored Xprize Pandemic Response Challenge which was a four month, $500k challenge that focused on the development of data-driven AI systems to predict Covid-19 infection rates and prescribe intervention plans that regional governments, communities and organizations can implemen...

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On this podcast I am joined by Risto Miikulainen, a professor at the University of Texas in Austin and Associate VP of Evolutionary AI at Cognizant, and Mitja Lustrek, who is the head of the Ambient Intelligence Group at the Josef Stefan Institute located in Slovenia, to talk about the recently completed Xprize Covid Challenge where Mitja and his team came in an impressive second. 

Podcast Outline:

:19 - Risto explains the genesis ...

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Coming off a recent $30 million Series B funding I am joined on this podcast by Victor Kushch, Co-Founder and CTO of Fairmarkit. Fairmarkit is an exciting venture backed company that has created an intelligent sourcing platform that empowers organizations to more efficiently purchase the goods and services they need. 

Basically by equipping procurement and supply-chain teams with automation and data, Fairmarkit promotes competitive...

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On this podcast I am joined by Mike Hughes and Antonio Allegria to talk about Low-Code generally and what Outsystems is doing specifically in the space.

Low-Code is transforming how software gets developed and we are really just at the beginning of the revolution it is driving. Outsystems is doing some really neat stuff and I love their vision around what it is going to take to win the Low-Code market.

SHOW SUMMARY:

Start - Outsyst...

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February 3, 2021 37 min

On this podcast I am joined by Sagi EliYahoo, the Co-Founder and CEO of Tonkean. Tonkean’s Adaptive Business Operations platform simplifies the orchestration of complex, enterprise-level business processes with a truly no-code interface. Ops professionals are becoming a critical component of business units and No-Code generally, and Tonkeans platform specifically, empowers them. I think everyone will benefit from Sagi’s keen insigh...

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January 28, 2021 45 min

On today’s podcast I am joined by Toby Phillips who is the executive director of the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford and Bret Greenstein, Senior Vice President of AI and Analytics at Cognizant to talk about the Xprize Pandemic Response Challenge.

The Pandemic Response Challenge is a $550k, four month challenge that focuses on the development of data-driven AI systems to pr...

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On this podcast I have the pleasure of being joined by Ben Taylor, Datarobots Chief AI Evangelist. 

Ben is a recognized and engaging speaker for AI with over 16 years of machine learning experience. He has a diverse career including work with Intel/Micron, as the HPC/AI expert for the hedge fund AIQ where he built out models using a 600 GPU cluster to predict stock movements based on the news, and as the Chief Data Scientist for Hi...

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On this podcast I am excited to be joined by Amir Banifatemi of Xprize and Babak Hodjat of Cognizant to talk about a new Xprize Challenge which is designed to develop AI driven insights and solutions to help government officials make better policy decisions around closures and re-opening efforts in response to Covid.

This challenge is based on work started early in the pandemic, completely pro bono, that Babak and his team at Cogni...

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On this podcast discussion I talk with Jay Gopinath, GM of Advanced Tech, Platforms, Innovation Data and Analytics @ Toyota North America and Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of AI and Analytics for @Cognizant, about the sweeping changes that data and AI are driving in the over century old automotive industry. 

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On this podcast I am joined by Evan Sparks, Co-Founder and CEO of Determined.ai, to talk about how AI differs today from SaaS software, why that difference will be eliminated in the future, ways in which companies should look at determining if AI is a viable solution to valuable problems, how to successfully build and deploy AI once that determination has been made and so much more.

If you are on the journey to AI in the enterprise...

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On this podcast I am joined by CEO and Founder of Eightfold.ai, Ashutosh Garg. Eightfold.ai is experiencing phenomenal growth and just raised an additional $125 million in funding to make it Silicon Valley’s newest unicorn.

People are a company’s greatest asset and AI is dramatically changing how companies identify, engage with and grow talent. Eightfold.ai’s mission is to enable the right career for everyone in the world. A lofty ...

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Coming off of Dataiku’s recent announcement of raising $100 million in new funding I got the opportunity to speak with their Chief Customer Officer Kurt Muehmel. 

Dataiku is one of the world’s leading AI and machine learning platforms, supporting agility in organizations’ data efforts via collaborative, elastic, and responsible AI, all at enterprise scale. Dataiku provides one simple UI for the entire data pipeline, from data prepa...

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October 8, 2020 30 min

On this podcast I am joined by Phil Le-Brun, former CIO of McDonalds and now Enterprise Strategist @ AWS, and Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of AI and Analytics @ Cognizant to talk about how companies can create a data centered and driven culture. and why treating data as a first class citizen is important to this process.

Data is moving from the IT department into the business units and the heavy lifting of digital t...

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September 18, 2020 31 min

On this podcast I am joined by Pallab Deb, Head of Partner Solutions and AI Partnerships at Google Cloud and Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of the AI and Analytics Practice at Cognizant to talk about the value of data.

As companies increasingly look to leverage data in their business processes, and as data has moved from the IT department to the business units, the need to understand the value of data, set up processes and bu...

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September 18, 2020 25 min

On this podcast I am joined by JG Chirapurath, VP Azure Data, Artificial Intelligence & Edge and Bret Greenstein, SVP and Global Head of the AI and Analytics Practice at Cognizant to talk about how business leaders can use data in times of rapid change.

If you are trying to figure out how to navigate a world where your historical data models have been made obsolete by the disruption caused by Covid then this is a podcast that w...

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Data perishability is always an issue but it gains significance in times of rapid change. Covid brought into stark relief just how volatile the world can be, and of course volatility wreaks havoc on historical data models. As business leaders accelerate their focus on data they are realizing that they need to take different approaches to derive maximum value from their data.

Over the next four podcasts I will be joined by thought l...

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September 2, 2020 35 min

Countries are rushing to create national AI strategies that will ensure that they dominate the field of AI for the foreseeable future. This involves investing in research, fostering and encouraging partnerships between government, academia and business as well as making sure that we train our current workers, as well as our young people, in the skills they need to fill the well paying jobs of the future. AI is built on data and so ...

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 I am pleased to have Congressman McNerney (R-CA) and Bret Greenstein, Senior Vice President and Head of the AI and Analytics Practice at Cognizant, joining me on this podcast to talk about the Future of Work in a world quickly being transformed by Artificial Intelligence.

We all know that AI will eliminate some jobs, create many new jobs and will fundamentally change all jobs. To prepare our current workers, as well as those who a...

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