26 episodes

Welcome to the Conversations on Applied AI Podcast where Justin Grammens and the team at Emerging Technologies North talk with experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. In each episode, we cut through the hype and dive into how these technologies are being applied to real-world problems today. We hope that you find this episode educational and applicable to your industry and connect with us to learn more about our organization at AppliedAI.MN. Enjoy!

Conversations on Applied AI - Stories from Experts in Artificial Intelligence Justin Grammens

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Welcome to the Conversations on Applied AI Podcast where Justin Grammens and the team at Emerging Technologies North talk with experts in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning. In each episode, we cut through the hype and dive into how these technologies are being applied to real-world problems today. We hope that you find this episode educational and applicable to your industry and connect with us to learn more about our organization at AppliedAI.MN. Enjoy!

    Erik Zwiefel - Asking the Right Questions of Artificial Intelligence

    Erik Zwiefel - Asking the Right Questions of Artificial Intelligence

    The conversation this week is with Erik Zwiefel. Erik is is a Director and Technical Specialist in the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning group at Microsoft. He helps customers build out Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence solutions leveraging Microsoft Azure and open source data science packages. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lead Data Scientist at Target as an operational Lead for the Enterprise Data, Analytics, and Business Insights Testing team.
    He holds a master's degree in business intelligence and has taught graduate-level courses in the Master's of Science Business Intelligence and Analytics program at Saint Josef’s University.

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    Business IntelligenceBiochemistrySpotfirePythonAzureEmotional IntelligenceGPT3Accelerating ReturnsStackOverflowSolution ArchitectMLOpsKaggleGitHib CopilotAI and MusicMusic and AIAmazon CodeGuruAssistive TechnologyBrandon Sanderson - Skyward SeriesQuantum ComputingOpen AIAI DungeonJon CoonsAIoTFederated LearningAzure RTOSEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 29 min
    Ryan Phelan - The Impact of AI on Patents and Intellectual Property

    Ryan Phelan - The Impact of AI on Patents and Intellectual Property

    The conversation this week is all about the intersection of Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence! I'm thrilled to have an expert in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Patents, and Intellectual Property on the program. This is an amazing conversation and one in which I learned so much in just a short period of time from our guest, Ryan Phelan!

    Ryan is a registered U.S. Patent Attorney and partner at the intellectual property law firm of Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP. He works with everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies to develop and protect their innovations and businesses with IP.  He holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and is a former technology consultant at Accenture. He is also the founder of PatentNext, a Patent and IP law blog focusing on Next-Generation and New Age Technologies. Hs is also an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law teaching coursework on Patenting Software Inventions in the United States.

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    AccentureFinTechPythonAIoTPatentabilityTrademarkTrade SecretTitle 35Alice DecisionAI Inventor News Article -2021GPT-3Supervised LearningUnsupervised LearningYann LeCunPatent TrollRyan at Marshall GersteinEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 45 min
    QingHui Yuan - The Data Science of Physical Dynamic Systems

    QingHui Yuan - The Data Science of Physical Dynamic Systems

    If you are curious how a Data Science leader thinks about applying Artificial Intelligence to physical dynamic systems in the areas of Industrial IoT, then this is the episode for you!

    QingHui Yuan, a Director of Modeling and Data Science at Donaldson joins us to talk about all of the topics above and much, much more!  Prior to joining Donaldson, he was a manager at Eaton in their Hydraulics Advanced Technology Group. QingHui has Master's Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical engineering, both from the University of Minnesota.

    I love QingHui's definition of Artificial Intelligence. He states, "Learn from the past, predict the future."  Spot on and conscience!

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    Control EngineeringDynamical SystemEmbedded SystemPhysical SystemAutonomous DrivingInternet of Things ( IoT )AI Carbon FootprintEdge ComputingEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 24 min
    Greg Hayes - Applying Design Thinking and Machine Learning to Solve Business Challenges

    Greg Hayes - Applying Design Thinking and Machine Learning to Solve Business Challenges

    Wow! Where to start. What an amazing interview and opportunity to have Greg Hayes on our program. We had a great conversation on applying Design Thinking and Machine Learning to solve business challenges. We talk through how to bring business stakeholders, R&D teams, and experimentations to apply MLOps at scale with an iterative approach.

    Greg is a technical leader in Machine Learning Engineering and Advanced Analytics with a strong interest in open source platforms written in Python. He has more than 20 years of experience leading global multi-disciplinary technology teams, and collaborating with global stakeholders to identify and align on new opportunities.  He is currently a Data Science Director at Ecolab and is responsible for leading the selection and deployment of technology platforms to create and operationalize Data Science products at scale.

    Greg served for many years as a team mentor as a part of the First Robotics Competition with his passion being to encourage the interest in science and technology, and to show kids that science and technology are both fun and rewarding. That’s awesome. I thank you Greg for giving back to help kids in that way and for being on the program today!

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    Six SigmaMachine LearningIn Memory DataDesign ThinkingEthnographyEcolabMLOpsModel RetrainingHuman in the loopPythonSolution ArchitectureKubeflowDistributed ComputingFirst RoboticsDonkey CarAI Racing LeagueDan McCrearyEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 34 min
    Peter Voss - The Third Wave of AI

    Peter Voss - The Third Wave of AI

    This week I am thrilled to be joined but a serial entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, and pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Peter Voss. Peter coined the term "AGI" (Artificial General Intelligence) in 2001 with fellow luminaries in this fascinating area of Artificial Intelligence.

    Peter is the Founder/ CEO and Chief Scientist at AGI Innovations and IGO and published a book on Artificial General Intelligence in 2002. He is a technology innovator who has for the past 20 years been dedicated to advancing Artificial General Intelligence. His experience includes founding and growing a technology company from zero to a 400-person IPO. In 2008 Peter founded Smart Action Company, which offers the only call automation solution powered by an AGI engine. 
    Peter is currently focused on commercializing the second generation of his AGI-based "Conversational AI" technology called "Aigo". It is implemented using a brain-like cognitive architecture – also known as "The Third Wave of AI".
    Peter also has a keen interest in the inter-relationship between philosophy, psychology, ethics, futurism, and computer science. You can follow and read his articles on Medium.

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    AGI InnovationsAGIPaper on the Third Wave of AINarrow ( weak AI )ChatbotsLife ExtensionFuturismRay KurzweilAubrey De GreyDavid SinclairEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 33 min
    Sabina Stanescu - Building Better Products Using Responsible AI and MLOps

    Sabina Stanescu - Building Better Products Using Responsible AI and MLOps

    How does one ensure that data models are performing the right tasks as the right time? We've heard a lot about MLOps and in particular Responsible AI. In this episode, I speak with Sabina Stanescu on a number of applications she has worked on in Product Management address many of these points using MLOPs tools and techniques. Besides being the Director of Product Management and Data Analytics at Altair, she enjoys being a lead instructor of Data Analytics at BrainStation, has generously volunteered her time to mentor at a number of Coding Hackathons and Ladies Learning to Code events and speakers regularly at multiple conferences and meetups.

    If you are interested in learning about how AI is being applied across multiple industries, be sure to join us at a future AppliedAI Monthly meetup and help support us so we can make future Emerging Technologies North non-profit events! 
    Emerging Technologies NorthAppliedAI MeetupResources and Topics Mentioned in this Episode
    AltairMLOpsData ScienceNatural ScienceDevOpsDevOps to MLOpsSeldon CoreMulti-armed BanditA/B TestingMoneyball (film)Khan AcademyCode.orgHour of CodeEnjoy!
    Your host,
    Justin Grammens

    • 39 min

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