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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:

What Can Machines Do That Lawyers Can't? A.I. Applications for Law 2

What Can Machines Do That Lawyers Can’t? A.I. Applications for Law

Episode Summary: When one thinks through important industry apps of AI, law or legal apps are not usually the first to jump to mind, but there’s certainly a need. Richard Downe PhD is vice president of Data Science at Casetext, a startup working on improving search and natural language processing and democratizing legal information. In this episode, he speaks about the current bottlenecks for people trying to get more out of of legal case documents, as well as some of the apps on which the Casetext team is working, to make these processes easier and to gain strategic advantage in this industry.

Start with a Problem: How Fast-Growing Startups Can Leverage Machine Learning - A Conversation with Andrew Filev 3

Start with a Problem: How Fast-Growing Startups Can Leverage Machine Learning – A Conversation with Andrew Filev

Episode SummaryLearning about the research behind machine learning is always fun, but so is learning about the real-world applications. In today’s episode, we’re joined by the CEO and Founder of Wrike, Andrew Filev. Filev speaks about where Wrike is currently applying machine learning and AI in their fast-growing, data-driven company. He shares his insights as to why he thinks marketing might be the most ripe for disruption by AI, and also discusses how most companies in any industry can prepare to take advantage of machine learning.

Technology Meta-trends and a Bird's Eye View of the Singularity - A Conversation with Nikola Danaylov 4

Technology Meta-trends and a Bird’s Eye View of the Singularity – A Conversation with Nikola Danaylov

Episode Summary: Today we have a guest who has interviewed more futurists than anyone else I know. While at Emerj a lot of our interviews focus on executives in AI, Nikola Danaylov has had the pleasure of interviewing some of the finest futurists and forward-thinking minds in the world, including Ray Kurzweil, Verner Vinge, Marvin Minsky, and many others. We speak today about the trends he’s seen aggregated (if any) amongst futurists, and about how technology may be dragging us farther into a transhuman future, whether that be closer to a utopia or a dystopia.

How Business Event Data and Predictive Analytics Help Deliver Better ROI  - A Conversation with Nicholas Clark

How Business Event Data and Predictive Analytics Help Deliver Better ROI – A Conversation with Nicholas Clark

Episode Summary: A lot of companies in the San Francisco Bay area make the claim that they can do something great with data; many fewer are at a degree of scale to make this vision possible. Today we speak with Nicholas Clark, CEO of DoubleDutch, a company now powering thousands of events nationally and implementing machine learning into their operations, including predicting business results from actual attendees. DoubleDutch is at the beginning of its journey with predictive analytics, having to make hard choices around what sort of information and thought processes they need in order to use machine learning and remain profitable. Nicholas gives his perspective on these decisions, as well as how he thinks DoubleDutch’s efforts will impact the conference/event industry at scale.

How Natural Language Processing Helps Mattermark Find Business Opps - A Conversation with Samiur Rahman 2

How Natural Language Processing Helps Mattermark Find Business Opps – A Conversation with Samiur Rahman

Episode Summary: Natural language processing (NLP) sounds cool in theory. We’re familiar with Siri and Echo of course, but where does it play a role in other companies? In today’s episode, we speak with Samiur Rahman from Mattermark, whose entire business model is predicated on organizing and making findable information about companies, and generating a platform to search by unique criterion. Doing so involves some conceptual work with NLP to make things findable. Samiur talks about what Mattermark is doing with this technology now and where he thinks the future may take the field, and interesting topic for investors and founders alike.

A Close Up of Computer Vision with Shutterstock - A Conversation with Nathan Hurst 2

A Close Up of Computer Vision with Shutterstock – A Conversation with Nathan Hurst

Episode Summary: We’ve spoken in the past about computer vision on the Emerj show, but we haven’t covered much about it in industry apps. Few businesses have better mastered this technology in the form of an app better than Shutterstock. In today’s episode, we speak with Nathan Hurst, currently a distinguished engineer with Shutterstock and previously with Google, Amazon, and Adobe. Nathan delves into the topic of business apps that can “see”, and touches on what that means for the industry, some of the exciting developments that he’s seen over last the 10 years, and what he sees coming up in the next few years.