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Our podcast interviews feature the best and brightest executives and researchers in artificial intelligence today, and each episode highlights current and near-term AI use-cases of value for business leaders. Explore our full list of AI podcast episodes below:

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MuleSoft’s CTO Envisions Connected Machine Learning Network

Episode Summary: This episode's guest is Uri Sarid, PhD, CTO for MuleSoft, Inc. Sarid speaks about where he believes the future of machine learning (ML) applications in industry might go - he thinks applications might stay small and niche-based, and will develop based on how well each serves its individual purposes. He also gives his perspective on how companies may adapt to deal with these disparate ML technologies, and expands on his belief that finding ways to connect technologies will be an important path in the development of machine learning applications and platforms across industries.

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Could Swarm Intelligence Be Used to Teach AI?

Episode Summary: It isn’t by chance that birds fly in flocks and fish swim in schools -  they’re actually smarter when they act in a group. Could it be possible to extend that collective intelligence to human beings, and even AI? Louis Rosenberg is a PhD from Stanford, previously founder of Immersion and who now runs Unanimous AI, a company focusing on harnessing swarm intelligence with human beings. In this episode, Rosenberg speaks about how this collective-intelligence approach has been applied to human beings in terms of garnering improvements in a range of predictions, and he also touches on what this type of swarm intelligence might mean when we talk about multiple AI’s in the future.

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How Companies Can Get Started Using Machine Learning for Business

Episode Summary: Predictive analytics and machine learning are all the rage in Silicon Valley, but how do companies actually derive value by leveraging these technologies? We asked this question to Dr. Ronen Meiri, CTO and Founder of DMWay, a predictive analytics and machine learning platform company based in Israel. In this episode, Ronen speaks about what his company does and how smart executives are starting to make decisions on how to choose and decide on a smart, user-friendly platform that fits their business' needs.

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The Business Value of Unstructured Data with Loop AI Labs’ Patrick Ehlen

Episode Summary:  Our guest in this episode has spent a large part of his life on figuring out how to make machines more intelligent. Loop AI Labs' Chief Scientist Patrick Ehlen has worked on a number of important projects, from DARPA projects to big-company AI solutions at places like AT&T. Loop AI works on getting AI to make sense and meaning of information the way that humans do, like making meaning of unstructured text. Ehlen talks about the potential business applications for this technology and where it's making way its way into industry. Ehlen also touches on the implications for developers in the nascent AI field - like Loop AI - that are vying to implement its technology as an industry standard, and how such organizations will have to market themselves and deliver services to develop a thriving AI ecosystem.

Pitching Angel Investors on Technologies They Don't Understand

Pitching Angel Investors on Technologies They Don’t Understand

Episode Summary: This week's guest is Senior Vice President of SPARK, an economic development organization dedicated to getting startups and other early-stage companies off the ground in Ann Arbor, MI. Skip Simms speaks on pitching angel investors - specifically on how to convey complex technologies to investors who don’t necessarily have your technical expertise, and still close the deal and get the investment. Simms talks about companies he’s seen do this well (and not so well), and how aspiring companies can do a better job of convincing investors to get in on new or unfamiliar technologies, something many AI company founders will have to deal with in some shape or form in launching a new entity.

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Why Big Data in Business Still Needs Human Intuition

Episode Summary: For some companies, big data remains an abstraction; for others, it's an integral part of the lifeblood of a business. Mat Harris is vice president at Sojern, a travel marketing platform that has leveraged big data to grow $3 billion in bookings and 1/3 of a billion traveler profiles across its platform. In this episode, Harris speaks about how Sojern and other businesses are using a combination of their data and other sources of data (what he calls third and "second" data sources) in order to make informed marketing decisions and better market their services to buyers. Harris sheds light on the direct ROI for big data in different businesses, and it's an interesting episode from the perspective of an executive who is using big data to make decisions on business directions.