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How an Established Enterprise Builds an AI Team - with Ramprakash Ramamoorthy of Zoho

The AI in Business Podcast

Release Date: 09/21/2021

Improving Efficiency of Artificial Intelligence for Video Processing - Use-Cases and Adoption - with Arun Iyengar of Untether AI show art Improving Efficiency of Artificial Intelligence for Video Processing - Use-Cases and Adoption - with Arun Iyengar of Untether AI

The AI in Business Podcast

Today’s guest is Arun Iyengar, CEO at Untether AI. Untether is a semiconductor firm based in Toronto, but with employees all over North America, including Silicon Valley. Arun previously worked with AMD, another major hardware and software firm in the Bay Area, before stepping into his current CEO role at Untether AI. In this episode, Arun shares some insight on the potential use-cases for video processing with artificial intelligence and some of the existing barriers for AI hardware, and how we might potentially overcome them. He also provides a perspective on where hardware is taking us...

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[AI is Here] - Current Use-Cases of NLP in Insurance - with Gero Gunkel of Zurich Insurance show art [AI is Here] - Current Use-Cases of NLP in Insurance - with Gero Gunkel of Zurich Insurance

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Today’s guest in our second episode of the AI is Here series is Gero Gunkel, COO for Zurich Customer Active Management at Zurich Insurance. He was formerly the company’s Global Head of AI. In this episode, Gero provides his perspective on the accessibility of NLP applications in insurance and where it’s making a difference today. Gero also gives a good idea of why that is, what use-cases he’s seeing make a dent today, and connects those thoughts to what the future of insurance looks like. This special AI is Here episode is brought to you by SambaNova Systems, the sponsor of this...

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The Importance of Subject Matter Experts in AI Project Success - with Brett Beranek of Nuance Communications show art The Importance of Subject Matter Experts in AI Project Success - with Brett Beranek of Nuance Communications

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Today, our guest is Brett Beranek, VP and General Manager for Security and Biometrics at Nuance Communications. For an AI company, Nuance is relatively large. Microsoft recently bought the company for over $30B, and they serve a variety of industries. Our topic today is the importance of subject-matter experts. Brett provides essential insights regardless of your industry because subject-matter experts play an important role in AI adoption. Within Emerj Plus, we have a long executive guide on the importance of subject-matter experts, and this interview will provide a lot of richness and depth...

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Conversational Banking, Challenges and Applications - with Ian Wilson of Strategy 4 AI show art Conversational Banking, Challenges and Applications - with Ian Wilson of Strategy 4 AI

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Today’s guest is Ian Wilson, Managing Director at Strategy 4 AI, a strategy and consulting firm based in Cambridge in the UK. He discusses two crucial topics in this particular episode. First, where can AI actually step in, interact with a customer, and not make it worse but potentially improve? Ian talks about some of those use-cases and how to identify them within a financial services institution. The second main topic Ian discusses is some of the challenges and how to identify where humans may offer a better experience and where it might make more sense to keep them in the loop, and what...

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[AI is Here] Energy Sector AI Transformation - with Dan Jeavons of Shell show art [AI is Here] Energy Sector AI Transformation - with Dan Jeavons of Shell

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Today’s episode is part of our new sponsored series called “AI is Here,” where we will speak with AI experts across industries and ask them where AI is impacting their industry today and what that means for the future. In this first episode, we’re exploring the energy sector by speaking to an AI expert at one of the world’s largest energy firms: Shell. Today’s guest is Dan Jeavons, VP of Computational Science, Digital Innovation, and IT. In this episode, Dan speaks about leveraging AI to simulate the operations of an energy firm to achieve better business and sustainability...

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Keys to Creating AI-Enabled Digital Products - with Matt Berseth of NLP Logix show art Keys to Creating AI-Enabled Digital Products - with Matt Berseth of NLP Logix

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Today’s guest is Matt Berseth, Co-Founder and CIO of NLP Logix. NLP Logix is a fast-growing AI services firm based in Florida that serves both the public and private sectors. In this episode, we’re exploring the transition from light involvement in data and data science to much more deep participation, where there are a lot of transferable lessons in adoption ideas. We also discuss the lasagna vs. pizza analogy from an excellent past interview. Matt describes how we can take the data leveraged by that product and use it to help the users save time, give them more convenience, or open up...

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[AI Success Factors] - Improving Railways with AI - with Adam Bonnifield of KONUX show art [AI Success Factors] - Improving Railways with AI - with Adam Bonnifield of KONUX

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Today’s episode is part of our ongoing AI Success Factors series, where we cover one enterprise AI use-case with a measurable ROI and discuss what made it successful every Monday. Today, we’re going to explore the topic of maintaining railways. Our guest this week is Adam Bonnifield, CEO of Konux. Konux applies its AI technology to the rail space, and in this episode, Adam shares his perspective on a unique use-case between Konux and Network Rail, a large railway firm in the United Kingdom. Adam walks us through why achieving ground truth data was so critical for this project and what it...

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Improving Banking Compliance with Intelligent Document Processing - with Edouard d'Archimbaud of Kili show art Improving Banking Compliance with Intelligent Document Processing - with Edouard d'Archimbaud of Kili

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Today’s guest is Ed d’Archimbaud, Co-Founder and CTO of Kili Technology, based in Paris, France. He has previously worked with large financial institutions such as BNP Paribas, which he speaks about in this episode. We focus on two main topics in this episode: first, we discuss some paperwork-heavy workflows tied to compliance and how AI can provide a solution. The second main topic is data-centric AI and what it looks like to put it into action. Towards the end of this episode, Ed shares how he believes subject-matter experts will be critical to the future of democratizing the technology...

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Creating Insurance Policies for AI Applications - with Munich Re's Michael Berger show art Creating Insurance Policies for AI Applications - with Munich Re's Michael Berger

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Today’s guest is Michael Berger, Head of Insure AI at Munich Re. In this episode, Michael brings to bear his perspective as someone with technical experience in the industry and as the leader of Insure AI at one of the world’s largest insurance firms. Michael provides a sense of the risks inherent to large AI deployments, from legal risks to physical threats and more. He also discusses how monitoring and pricing risk from an insurance policy standpoint can be updated and act almost as a living document based on the adopting and changing application itself. If you’d like to discover more...

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[AI Success Factors] - Feature Engineering as a Key to AI ROI - with Chris Joynt of PTC show art [AI Success Factors] - Feature Engineering as a Key to AI ROI - with Chris Joynt of PTC

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Today in our latest AI Success Factors series episode, we are focusing on the world of heavy industry while highlighting lessons that can be applied any and everywhere. Our guest this week and Chris Joynt, AIoT Co-innovation Leader for the Solutions Group at PTC. PTC is a software firm based in the Boston area. In this episode, Chris discusses what it takes to measure ROI across several different dimensions. He also emphasizes the importance of feature engineering, what it is from a conceptual point of view, and how to use subject-matter experts to handle feature engineering and bring out...

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This week’s guest is Ramprakash Ramamoorthy, Director of AI Research at Zoho Corporation. Based in the Bay Area, Zoho makes over $600M in annual revenue and offers a variety of software products, including CRM, business intelligence solutions, and more. Today, Ramprakash speaks about his hands-on experience on this topic, detailing the kind of collaboration, talent, and strategic thinking required to level up an existing suite of products with AI. He also discusses how team-building and the construction of an AI team facilitate this process to add value. Visit emerj.com/beg1 to learn more about the practical steps for AI deployment for non-technical professionals.