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Host Dan Turchin, PeopleReign CEO, explores how AI is changing the workplace. He interviews thought leaders and technologists from industry and academia who share their experiences and insights about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human in the era of AI-driven automation. Learn more about PeopleReign, the system of intelligence for IT and HR employee service: http://www.peoplereign.io.

AI and the Future of Work Dan Turchin

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    • 4.9 • 25 Ratings

Host Dan Turchin, PeopleReign CEO, explores how AI is changing the workplace. He interviews thought leaders and technologists from industry and academia who share their experiences and insights about artificial intelligence and what it means to be human in the era of AI-driven automation. Learn more about PeopleReign, the system of intelligence for IT and HR employee service: http://www.peoplereign.io.

    Chris Herringshaw, CTO at Janus Henderson Investors, Reveals What Everyone's Missing about the Future of Finance

    Chris Herringshaw, CTO at Janus Henderson Investors, Reveals What Everyone's Missing about the Future of Finance

    Chris Herringshaw is the Chief Technology Officer at Janus Henderson Investors, overseeing all technology aspects and serving on the Executive Committee. With over 15 years at Citadel Investment Group, he led Global Infrastructure Technology as Managing Director. Chris founded Quova, now part of NuStar, and held roles including Vice President of Engineering and CTO. He holds a BS in computer systems engineering from the University of Michigan, and actively contributes to shaping technology's future through advisory roles and industry forums. 
    In this conversation, we discuss:
    Venturing from entrepreneur to an established company.Chris Herringshaw's background in technology, including his experience at Janus Henderson Investors and as a CTO at venture-backed startups.How FinTech companies leverage the power of AI while mitigating risks associated with its unpredictable nature.Why human decision making still trumps AI and algorithmic based trading decisions in certain contexts.Predictions on where AI is headed in the next 12 months.The role of AI governance in ensuring the responsible and effective use of artificial intelligence.Resource
    Previous episode about an AI app platform that’s growing faster than OpenAI 
    Learn more about Janus Henderson 
    AI fun fact article

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    Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of MindStudio, on how he built the AI app platform that's growing faster than OpenAI

    Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of MindStudio, on how he built the AI app platform that's growing faster than OpenAI

    Dmitry Shapiro  is a serial entrepreneur who most recently founded and is the CEO of YouAi and the popular AI app-builder MindStudio. He has a bold vision to help you index your mind which we unpack in today's conversation. Previously, Dmitry founded and led GoMeta and  created the video sharing site Veoh in 2005 which  launched a few months after YouTube. Dmitry served as the CTO at MySpace before moving on to Google where was a Group Product Manager working on social graph, identity, and content discovery. Dmitry received his BS in EE from Georgia Tech.
    In this conversation, we discuss:
    The New York Times versus OpenAI and Microsoft copyright lawsuit and its implications for AI.The challenges and stakes for publishers when facing AI applications using copyrighted material.Dmitry Shapiro's entrepreneurial journey and the vision behind MindStudio.The impact of generative AI on computing and its potential for revolutionizing work and home environments.Legal and ethical considerations surrounding AI, copyright, and fair use.The intersection of technology, venture capital, and innovation in shaping the future of AI applications.Additional resources 
    Another episode to enjoy Fun fact article 

    • 40 min
    Suresh Vittal, CPO at Alteryx, On His Journey to Revolutionizing Data Analytics

    Suresh Vittal, CPO at Alteryx, On His Journey to Revolutionizing Data Analytics

    As the Chief Product Officer at Alteryx, Suresh leads the product, engineering, design, and development teams that deliver innovative and scalable solutions for data science and analytics. He is also responsible for product pricing, packaging, and PLG strategies. Over the past 3 years, Alteryx has transformed into an analytics platform with market-leading end-to-end analytics solutions, covering the entire gamut of users from analysts to data engineers, developers, and data scientists.
    With over 20 years of experience in the SaaS industry, Suresh has a proven track record of driving growth, customer satisfaction, and market leadership for cloud-based platforms and products.
    In this conversation, we discuss:
    The ongoing debate between AI guardrails and user autonomy, referencing Mark Gimein's "spicy mayo problem" as a case study.Suresh Vittal's background, journey through analytics and AI, and his role as Chief Product Officer at Alteryx.Alteryx's mission of "analytics for all" and their focus on empowering users across technical and non-technical roles in data analytics.The integration of generative AI features into Alteryx's platform to simplify complex workflows and enhance collaboration among data professionals.Insights into AI-first data management strategies and the evolving landscape of AI-driven tools in the future of work.The importance of governance and transparency in AI-powered analytics, ensuring clarity and understanding across complex data workflows for improved decision-making.Additional resources: 
    Suresh’s LinkedIn page
    Related episode you might enjoy about responsible AI use
    AI fun fact article in the Atlantic 

    • 37 min
    Ben Kus, CTO of Box, On Responsible AI Use, Innovation Culture, and Future AI Trends

    Ben Kus, CTO of Box, On Responsible AI Use, Innovation Culture, and Future AI Trends

    Ben Kus is the chief technology officer at Box, where he’s responsible for developing Box's technology vision and strategy.  Previously, Ben was the VP of product management at Box. Before joining Box, he was the co founder and CTO of Subspace, an enterprise security solution that was acquired by Box. 
    Ben’s held various leadership positions, including chief architect for IBM and senior director of technology for BigFix.  
    What we discuss:
    The role of generative AI in enhancing productivity and unlocking new use cases within enterprises, focusing on content management.Ben shares insights into Box's innovative culture and compares it to other companies like IBM, highlighting the company's approach to technology and innovation.The discussion touches on responsible AI use, regulatory considerations, and Box's commitment to transparency and compliance.Ben addresses concerns about AI's impact on jobs, emphasizing AI's role in augmenting productivity rather than replacing human jobs.Future trends in AI, including personalized AI assistance and potential advancements in AI capabilities, are explored.The conversation ends with a fun anecdote about Box's CEO, Aaron Levie, known for his magic tricks and the company's unique culture of bringing your own self to work.Additional resources
    Ben’s LinkedIn Other episodes you might enjoy about the future of Media & AIFun fact: how much energy is required to create an image with generative AI? 

    • 28 min
    Neil Mandt, Emmy-Winning Entrepreneur, Unveils the Future of Hollywood & Media

    Neil Mandt, Emmy-Winning Entrepreneur, Unveils the Future of Hollywood & Media

    Neil Mandt is a Hollywood entrepreneur, a five-time Emmy winner, and producer of the 2022 Golden Globes.  A pioneer in AR and VR technology, and a pro sports owner, since getting his start in Hollywood at age 10, there's almost no award he hasn't received, and almost no new form of media he hasn't tested and improved. 
    What we cover
    In this conversation, Neil shares insights into the evolving landscape of Hollywood and the role of AI in content creation and consumption.Neil discusses the potential of AI to democratize content creation, enabling individuals to produce high-quality movies and TV series with minimal resources.We delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by AI in the entertainment industry, including the gamification of user engagement and personalized content experiences.Neil emphasizes the importance of embracing AI tools for content creators to stay competitive and adapt to changing consumer preferences.Neil highlights the transformative potential of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies in enhancing the content consumption experience.Neil provides valuable insights into the skills required for content producers to thrive in a future where AI-driven, interactive storytelling becomes the norm.And much more.

    Additional resources
    Neil’s site — Neilmandt.com Course on making it in media and entertainment — https://neilmandt.com/courseOther episodes you might enjoy — https://aiandthefutureofwork.buzzsprout.com/520474/14689727-babak-hodjat-cto-of-ai-at-cognizant-on-creating-siri-and-the-evolution-of-ai

    • 33 min
    Babak Hodjat, CTO of AI at Cognizant, on creating Siri and the evolution of AI

    Babak Hodjat, CTO of AI at Cognizant, on creating Siri and the evolution of AI

    Babak is the CTO of AI at Cognizant, the 34 billion market cap provider of tech services with more than 350, 000 global employees. He's the former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, a business responsible for the core technology behind the world's largest distributed artificial intelligence system. Before co-founding Sentient, Babak co-founded and was the CTO and a board member of Dejima where he developed the foundational technology that ultimately became Apple's Siri. 
    He's the primary inventor of Dejima's patented technology. Babak has 31 granted or pending patents, is a published author, and is one of the most respected thought leaders in AI.  He holds a PhD in machine intelligence from Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. 
    In our conversation, we discuss: 
    The recent executive order on AI regulation issued by the Biden administration, exploring its key themes such as the development of a national registry for foundational large language models and safety test result sharing by vendors.Babak shares insights into the challenges and engineering intricacies involved in developing and scaling AI systems, emphasizing the importance of understanding the fundamental differences between large language models and human intelligence.The concept of responsible AI and the urgent need for defining unambiguous ethical standards, with Babak expressing concerns about AI potentially being used for destructive or malicious purposes in the wrong hands.Babak's experience as a pioneer in developing foundational technologies for SiriThe limitations and expectations surrounding large language models shed light on the challenges of fine-tuning and reinforcing these models, as well as the misconceptions related to their learning capabilities during interactions.The concept of active ontology and its role in the early development of Siri, highlights the revolutionary approach that focused on modeling functionality and ontology first, offering insights into the evolution of natural language technology over the past 25 years.

    Additional resources
    Babak's LinkedIn — https://www.linkedin.com/in/babakhodjat/Another episode you might enjoy — https://aiandthefutureofwork.buzzsprout.com/520474/14341487-navrina-singh-founder-ceo-of-credo-ai-discusses-ai-governance-ethics

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MrsPeace1 ,

10/10 Will Keep Listening

Each episode is full of valuable information with no fluff. I always walk away from them having learned something new and certainly a broadened perspective. I think the host does a great job at perfectly timing his questions as to let the guest fully get their point across. Certaily worth of subbing

Patimen ,

Mostly good episodes, far too trusting of government

I’ve really enjoyed these podcasts. There’s a great variety of content and perspectives, some a little dry, some fascinating and informative. Dan is a great host… mostly.
In a recent interview with former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, most a very good interview, Dan seemed to be heavily in favor of government regulation of AI. Tom even mentioned that the sudden turnaround of major AI companies (after years of opposition) being open to regulation as a “bright spot”.
WHAT ABOUT REGULATORY CAPTURE DAN!!! I am baffled that a man as smart as Dan could fail to ask the obvious question: Maybe they are suddenly open to regulations as a way to keep a corner and the market and exclude new competitors?! The question is so obvious (and routinely speculated on), I almost think Dan deliberately avoided the question. Deeply disappointed, and I hope Dan will cover this extremely important question soon.

Ben Horowitz ,

Love this podcast!

Great guests and great discussions about AI, ethics, technology, and entrepreneurship!

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