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Welcome to the hello, Human podcast where we will discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence and how it’s being applied in the real world. Our mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise. Jon Knisley is your host for the hello, Human podcast. He’s been a technologist his entire career working at the intersection of business and IT, bringing first-in-class technologies to some on the largest enterprises in the world.

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Welcome to the hello, Human podcast where we will discuss the latest topics in artificial intelligence and how it’s being applied in the real world. Our mission is to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise. Jon Knisley is your host for the hello, Human podcast. He’s been a technologist his entire career working at the intersection of business and IT, bringing first-in-class technologies to some on the largest enterprises in the world.

    Episode 23 - How AI is Reshaping Healthcare

    Episode 23 - How AI is Reshaping Healthcare

    Today, Jon Knisley (the host of hello, Human and a long-time technologist helping companies adopt and utilize emerging digital solutions) talks with Matt Gustitus, the founder and lead advisor at Digital Workforce Solution. 
    In today's healthcare ecosystem, every health system, hospital, and physician is being asked to do more with less. Healthcare providers face increasing pressure to manage revenue, optimize utilization, and reduce costs. At the same time, they are being asked to prevent illness, optimize care, and improve patient outcomes. Fortunately, new technologies are providing a lifeline. It is estimated that AI applications can cut annual US healthcare costs by $150 billion in 2026. A large part of these cost reductions stems from changing the healthcare model from a reactive to a proactive approach, focusing on health management rather than disease treatment.
    A big thanks to FortressIQ for sponsoring the program and be sure to hit the subscribe button whenever you listen to podcasts.
    Talking Points:

    What is Digital Workforce Solution and what is their mission?
    How we can leverage technology in health care
    The current state of AI adoption in the health care sector
    Is AI adoption helping simplify the “easy things” as well as the “big shiny” objects?
    The top three opportunities for AI to impact healthcare in the next few years
    The big challenges that may slow the adoption of AI in the health sector
    The model that works best for adopting AI
    The impact of ethics and explainable AI in healthcare

    Resources/Links:
    Digital Workforce Solution 
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 25 min
    Episode 22 - Citizen Services Powered by AI

    Episode 22 - Citizen Services Powered by AI

    Today, Jon Knisley (the host of hello, Human and a long-time technologist helping companies adopt and utilize emerging digital solutions) talks with Max Vicino, the director for AI, IoT, and automation at Avanade about this episode’s topic: citizen services powered by AI.  
    The technology’s enormous disruptive potential is not limited to the private sector. Citizen services powered by AI and machine learning help make welfare payments, speed immigration decisions, detect fraud, improve veterans’ care, and much more. Max gives us his perspective and insight on the exciting uses and future of AI for citizen services and the public sector. He dives into both the opportunities as well as the challenges that may slow the adoption of AI.
    A big thanks to FortressIQ for sponsoring the program and be sure to hit the subscribe button whenever you listen to podcasts.
    Talking Points:

    The background behind Avanade and Max’s role at Avanade
    The current state of AI adoption in the public sector
    State/local organizations’ flexibility to experimenting with technology
    Opportunities for AI to impact citizen services in the next few years
    Challenges that may slow the adoption of AI
    Closing the gap and driving more applied AI programs to the public sector
    Ethics and explainable AI in the public sector

    Resources/Links:
    Avanade
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 19 min
    Episode 21 - Automation as the Problem Solver for the Fashion Industry

    Episode 21 - Automation as the Problem Solver for the Fashion Industry

    Today, Jon Knisley, the host of hello, Human and a long-time technologist helping companies adopt and utilize emerging digital solutions, talks with Tara Robinson, the founder and product marketing manager for TrackRacks, an all-in-one management service for fashion companies, which uses product recognition to revolutionize sample trafficking.
    Fashion is one of the biggest global industries. Revenues in the apparel market are expected to reach two trillion dollars by the year 2025. While you might not think of fashion first when you think of artificial intelligence, people like Tara are changing that every day. Like any other business, the fashion industry is quickly turning to AI to make their companies more efficient, predict the future of the industry, and can replace marketing aspects like photoshoots.
    As an industry leader, Tara shares her insight and knowledge of the fashion industry as well as AI development in order to give us a unique take on what AI can and will do for the fashion industry.
    A big thanks to FortressIQ for sponsoring the program and be sure to hit the subscribe button whenever you listen to podcasts.
    Talking Points:

    Tara’s journey into the fashion industry
    How Tara used automation to fix a problem in the fashion industry
    The changes that the fashion industry had to make because of the pandemic
    Technological trends to look out for in the future of fashion
    Building a tech-based company without the technological background
    How TrackRacks will expand in the future
    What Tara finds exciting about AI and the fashion industry
    How AI and tech can help eliminate the waste from apparel and fashion

    Resources/Links:
    Tara Robinson, LinkedIn
    TrackRacks
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 23 min
    Episode 20 - Rebooting Talent Acquisition with AI

    Episode 20 - Rebooting Talent Acquisition with AI

    Today, Jon Knisley (the host of hello, Human and a long-time technologist helping companies adopt and utilize emerging digital solutions) talks with Jessica Zych, the Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships at FortyOak, the go-to firm for talent first automation strategy. Jessica, like Jon, keeps an optimistic perspective on the human and robot/AI partnership in the future, where both humans and AI can work together. Today, through her optimistic lens, she shares her opinions on the increase of AI adoption in the HR talent space, how to create a high-performance automation team, and what the future holds for the hybrid workforce.
    The Great Resignation is here and it's real. The last several months have seen a tidal wave of resignations. Job transitions among Gen Z are up 80% year-over-year, and they're up by 50% for millennials. To help handle the uptick in transitions, AI-enabled technology solutions are delivering productivity, efficiency, and accuracy to the traditionally human-centered process. Using AI frees up recruiting teams to spend more time on the work that humans are best equipped to handle: conducting phone screens, building relationships, compiling offers, and guiding stakeholders through the process. AI can be deployed to simplify interview scheduling, screen resumes, and identify passive candidates. At the end of the day, AI is helping companies hire better and faster.
    A big thanks to FortressIQ for sponsoring the program and be sure to hit the subscribe button whenever you listen to podcasts.
    Talking Points:

    The elevator pitch on FortyOak
    Jessica’s AI background and her journey to FortyOak
    How companies are infusing AI into their business processes
    The increase in adoption in the HR talent space
    The importance of monitoring and eliminating the bias in AI output
    Process and technology considerations for recruiting
    The recipe for creating a high-performance automation team
    Jessica’s vision for the future of the digital workforce

    Resources/Links:
    FortyOak
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 35 min
    Episode 19 - Let’s Talk About AI

    Episode 19 - Let’s Talk About AI

    Surbhi Rathore is the CEO and the co-founder of Symbl.ai, a leader in conversation intelligence. Today on the hello, Human podcast, Surbhi and host Jon Knisley talk about the latest news and future surrounding conversation intelligence. 
    Conversation intelligence provides businesses with meaningful and actionable insights directly from the voice of customers as well as employees, in order to understand and predict behavior. It also allows us to measure and optimize marketing performance, detect correct call handling issues, and deliver more personalized and relevant experiences online and over the phone. Because of conversational intelligence, managers and employees can have more time to handle the analysis instead of spending all of the time gathering the data.
    Talking Points:

    Surbhi’s background and the start of Symbl.ai
    Surbhi’s experience as a woman in AI
    How women can get into data science
    The difference between intelligent voice automation and conversation intelligence
    Symbl’s approach to the market
    Measuring conversational intelligence
    How Symbl can be used within different industries
    The shifting of more remote work and how that has been beneficial to Symbl
    What is the big data problem?
    What excites Surbhi about AI

    Resources/Links:
    Symbol.io
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 18 min
    Episode 18 - How AI and Robotics are Fueling the Future of Food

    Episode 18 - How AI and Robotics are Fueling the Future of Food

    Food delivery robots are just one of the many examples of artificial intelligence applications in the food industry.
    Robot-powered Zume Pizza, valued at almost $4 billion, was one of the first of Derek Pietz’s projects in the food and restaurant industry. With a background in hardware, he started his own company- L2Fwhich built custom equipment to help businesses in the food and beverage space automate, which included building robots too. Now he’s making an impact as the VP of Automation at Hyphen Technologies (Formerly Ono Food Co.) where he’s crafting productivity tools for restaurants, analyzing restaurant data, and building robotic appliances. 
    Labor shortages in the food and beverage industry are nothing new, but after a global pandemic, the industry was hit harder than ever. Foodservice organizations are turning to automation and robotic solutions to help conquer labor shortages and enhance food safety.  Utilizing automation alongside employees can streamline processes, including production, assembly, quality control, and reporting. The time and labor saved allows for individuals to focus on cognitively challenging tasks and hospitality, while redundant work is mastered by a machine.
     
    Talking Points:

    Derek’s background as a mechanical engineer and how it led into the food and beverage industry
    How the power of AI has been utilized in the food and beverage space
    L2F’s mission and purpose
    How automation may play a larger role in the food and beverage industry
    Hyphen and how it is saving the industry
    Leveraging technology to let people focus on the human aspect
    Artificial intelligence versus machine intelligence
    What excites Derek about the future of AI in the food and beverage industry

     
    Resources/Links:
    UseHyphen.com
    FortressIQ
    If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe and check out our series at fortressiq.com/podcast. Thanks for joining us today on hello, Human.

    • 17 min

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