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January 30, 2023 70 min

Our guest today is Daniela Braga, the CEO and founder of Defined AI, the world’s leading online marketplace, where AI professionals can commission, buy, or sell AI training data, tools, or models.

We sat down with Daniela to talk about building the largest data marketplace in the world, GDPR, China/US vs. the rest of the world, raising $80M+, partnering with IBM, working with IBM, Microsoft, and a “Cupertino-based company”, Wo...

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We sat down with Glean AI’s Ankur Patel to discuss managing business costs with AI, running an AI-powered hedge fund, culture at Bridgewater, building the remote-first company, and the future generative AI. 

Ankur is a co-founder and head of data at Glean AI. Glean uses natural language processing to deliver vendor spend intelligence within an accounts payable solution. Before founding Glean, Ankur was the vice president of data sc...

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We sat down with Aaron to talk about building bots to compete in games, Raising a $4M seed in a week from NEA and A16z, building an AI-powered company, and the future of AI in gaming.  

Aaron is the Founder and CEO of Regression Games, a company making artificial intelligence in games and esports accessible and enjoyable for everyone. He was previously an early engineer at Instabase, working on low-code machine-learning products. H...

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Our guest today is Saman Farid, the CEO and founder of Formic. Formic is accelerating the adoption of automation across small to mid-sized U.S. manufacturers and boosting productivity by removing the risk, complexity, upfront capital, and expertise that typically exist as barriers to onboarding this technology.

The company’s “Robotics-as-a-Service” model delivers customized robots at a low hourly rate, with guaranteed uptime. With ...

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Our guest today is Tomas Vykruta, the CEO and founder of EvolutionIQ. EvolutionIQ created the world's first fully AI-driven claims guidance platform for the most sophisticated insurance carriers in the world, making insurance more fair, transparent, and affordable.

They raised more than $26M from Brewer Lane Ventures, FirstRound Capital, FirstMark Capital, and Foundation Capital, among others.

0:00 How does insurance claims gu...

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Our guest today is Mark Angel, the CEO of Amira Learning.  Amira is the first intelligent reading assistant that listens, assesses & coaches to accelerate reading mastery. Proven to double the pace of learning, Amira helps K-3 students become motivated, masterful readers.

The company recently debuted StoryCraft - a new reading game app for kids ages 5 to 10, which uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalized reading tut...

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Our guest today is Ittai Dayan the Founder and CEO of Rhino Health.  Rhino Health provides AI/data-science developers and medical researchers with a platform that unlocks data collaborations without sharing data or compromising data privacy. The Rhino Health Platform is powered by Federated Learning and distributed computing technologies and uniquely adapted to deal with 'Real World Data' from clinical data systems.

In this...

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Our guest today is Pawel Osterreicher, the CEO and founder of ReSpo.Vision. ReSpo.Vision disrupts sports with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Their Computer Vision algorithms capture detailed 3D positional data from sporting events and turn it into practical insights & visualizations, providing sports clubs, and sports media with an unmatched depth of knowledge. They work with elite football clubs such as Paris Saint-Germa...

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Our guest today is Ganesh Gandhieswaran, the CEO and founder of ConverSight. ConverSight offers a conversational intelligence platform that uses Natural Language Processing and machine learning to converge the distance between humans and data. ConverSight’s AI business assistant, Athena, connects distributed databases (ERPs and CRMs), delivering on-demand insights to direct your next move through three key functions: Information on...

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We sat down with Eldad to talk about boosting sales teams' win rates with real-time AI guidance, approaching 200 sales leaders to build the product, and lessons from the Israeli Navy. Real-time guidance is the future of professional communications and Winn is an excellent case study on starting a vertical AI company.

Eldad Postan-Koren is the CEO and founder of Winn AI. Winn offers a real-time AI assistant that helps sales tea...

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Our guest today is Naveen Rao, the CEO and founder of Mosaic ML. The MosaicML Cloud makes it easy to train models of any size on any number of GPUs, helping teams achieve more accurate results faster and seamlessly scale workloads with distributed training methods. Naveen previously built the first AI-chip company Nervana Systems, which was acquired by Intel in 2016. He then joined Intel and started and ran Intel’s AI division.


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Our guest today is Pierre Baqué, the CEO and founder of Neural Concept. Neural Concept uses Deep Learning to provide industrial companies with lightning-fast numerical simulations and radically innovative designs. Where traditional physical solvers would take days or weeks to evaluate a single design, their neural network-based predictive models allow engineers to test and optimize design ideas in real time.

Pierre received an engi...

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Our guest today is Amit Ben, the CEO and founder of One AI. One AI is an API-first Language AI service built for developers. Their product-ready APIs, no-code Language Studio, and vertically pre-trained models allow every developer to deliver the power of NLP inside their applications in no time.

Amit’s passion for language technologies started at age 5, coding on an XT machine. Since then he’s been on a mission to make human-level...

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Our guest today is Rakesh Yadav, the CEO and founder of Jarvis ML. Jarvis ML’s mission is to be the most accessible and easy-to-use end-to-end machine learning platform. As a fully managed MLaaS solution, Jarvis ML enables companies to deploy a revenue-generating intelligence engine to their businesses and products within minutes.

Before founding Jarvis Rakesh led Machine Learning Operations platform development for Google Ads and ...

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Our guest today is Casper Wilstrup, the CEO and founder of Abzu. Abzu was born in 2018 in Barcelona and Copenhagen when seven co-founders set out to challenge the paradigm of traditional black-box AI. Today, Abzu has customers among the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, biotech enterprises, and academic institutions.

Casper is an AI researcher with 25 years of experience building high-performance systems for data processing, analysi...

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Our guests today are co-founders of Nuclia. Eudald Camprubí, the CEO of the company and Ramon Navarro, the CTO. Nuclia is an easy-to-use API service to build AI-powered search engines capable of processing every type of data in multiple languages. Eudald and Ramon have been working together for more than a decade, and Nuclia is their third company.

In this episode, we talk about the breakthroughs that happened over the last few yea...

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Our guest today is Adam Oliner, the CEO and founder of Graft. Graft is a cloud-native platform that empowers organizations to leverage the most advanced AI techniques to unlock the value of text, images, video, audio, and graphs. 

Before co-founding Graft, Adam was a Head of Machine Learning at Slack and Director of Engineering at Splunk. Before that Adam co-founded Kuro Labs, which commercialized battery analytics technology. He ...

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Our guest today is Chris Sestito, the founder and CEO of HiddenLayer. HiddenLayer helps enterprises safeguard the machine learning models behind their most important products with a comprehensive security platform. Chris is a certified ethical hacker and worked in various senior roles in threats research and data science, before co-founding HiddenLayer with Tanner Burns and Jim Ballard.

In this episode we talk about rapidly growin...

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Our guest today is Mike Elashoff, the co-founder and CEO of Cornerstone AI. Cornerstone’s goal is to give everyone the data science superpower of clean data, without the manual work it takes to get there. They are focused on empowering the healthcare industry by using machine learning to convert raw data into analysis-ready data. The vast majority of healthcare data is either human-generated or human-entered and prone to errors. In...

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Our guest today is Dr. Yehuda Elmaliah, the founder and CEO of CogniTeam. CogniTeam is based in Petach Tikva, Israel, and has been developing artificial intelligence technologies for robots for over ten years, working with world-leading companies on mapping, navigation, and autonomous decision-making. Over the years CogniTeam developed a unique set of Robotic AI software working with Intel, Amazon, Mitsubishi, Siemens, and other bl...

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