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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:

Will Artificial Intelligence Become Easier to Use?

When Will Artificial Intelligence Become Easier to Use?

Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we speak with DataRobot CEO Jeremy Achin about the future of AI applications for people without a data science background. We specifically discuss how future AI tools might bypass the complexity of machine learning programming and make intuitive interfaces that function more like today’s everyday software. Our business leader listeners will be interested in Jeremy’s predictions about how the UX for AI-related tools might become more simplified and code-less in the coming 5 years.

How to Apply AI to an Existing Business with Larry Lafferty 1

How to Apply AI to an Existing Business – Three Key Challenges

Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry, we speak with Larry Lafferty, the President, and CEO of Veloxiti. Larry has been building large AI projects for DARPA and other large private companies for the last 30 years.

Will McGinnis (Predikto) - Predictive Maintenance for Trains and Mobile Heavy Industry

Predictive Maintenance for Trains and Mobile Heavy Industry – with Will McGinnis of Predikto

Episode summary: In the heavy industry sector, the cost of unpredicted repairs or machine failures can be very expensive. For example: A cargo train with an engine failure in will incur costs from its own repairs, from the transit required to reach the broken down engine, and with holding up other trains and cargo in the process.

Improving Robot Safety and Capability with Artificial Intelligence - with Rodney Brooks

Improving Robot Safety and Capability with Artificial Intelligence – with Rodney Brooks

Episode summary: In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we speak with Rodney Brooks, Founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics, a collaborative robot manufacturer founded in Boston in 2008. Rodney explores robotic safety regulations and he also paints a picture of what robots might be capable of in the next five years.

What's the Value of AI Events and Consulting?

What’s the Value of AI Events and Consulting?

Episode summary: One of the key challenges that enterprises face in adopting artificial intelligence is finding skilled data science talent. Business leaders want to know when it's best to hire AI talent, to "upskill" existing workers, or simply to bring in AI consultants - and the answers aren't always obvious.

Spoken Voice AI Applications in the Smart Home - with Peter Cahill from Voysis

Spoken Voice AI Applications in the Smart Home – with Peter Cahill from Voysis

Episode Summary: Over the last couple of years there has been a definite but small shift from mobile as the primary interface focus for businesses to voice. With home assistant devices like the Amazon Echo and the Google Home becoming more commonplace, we aim to focus on how voice based AI applications are being used by businesses today and what this adoption will look like in the future.  

What Industries Will Adopt Voice-Related AI Applications First?

What Industries Will Adopt Voice-Related AI Applications First?

Episode summary: In this week’s episode we focus on AI application in the customer service business function, - specifically in the context of call centers. We speak with Ali Azarbayejani, CTO of Cogito based in the Boston area, which works on coaching and providing feedback for call center agents in real time.

Reducing the Friction of AI Adoption in the Enterprise - with Rudina Seseri

Reducing the Friction of AI Adoption in the Enterprise – with Rudina Seseri

Episode summary: There are many challenges to bringing AI into an enterprise for example the lack of skilled AI talent, or issues around data organization. In this week's episode, we focus on AI adoption in the enterprise from an investor’s perspective.