The AI in Business Podcast is for non-technical business leaders who need to find AI opportunities, align AI capabilities with strategy, and deliver ROI.
Each week, Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research CEO Daniel Faggella interviews top AI executives from Fortune 500 firms and unicorn startups - to uncover trends, use-cases, and best practices for practical AI adoption.
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Conversational Banking, Challenges and Applications - with Ian Wilson of Strategy 4 AI
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 it will take to overcome that moving forward. Ian will soon join us on our other podcast called “The AI in Financial Services Podcast,” where we specifically focus on use-cases in that industry. Be sure to subscribe to your preferred podcast platform to hear his insights, perspective, and more in that upcoming episode.
[AI is Here] Energy Sector AI Transformation - with Dan Jeavons of Shell
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 outcomes. He also paints a picture of the world we’re headed into, one with a more distributed energy ecosystem where the environment is an even more important consideration for energy firms. This special episode is brought to you by SambaNova Systems. SambaNova believes that AI is here, and we’ve partnered with them to bring you AI trends and impacts affecting different industries today in this new Wednesday series. Find out more about sponsored content and how to engage with the Emerj audience at emerj.com/ad1.
Keys to Creating AI-Enabled Digital Products - with Matt Berseth of NLP Logix
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 more capabilities. He also articulates the gradual process of working at the surface level, learning lessons, and rebuilding some of the core components of a product. This episode is brought to you by NLP Logix. To learn more about Emerj Media and how we help AI services firms reach a global audience, be sure to visit emerj.com/ad1.
[AI Success Factors] - Improving Railways with AI - with Adam Bonnifield of KONUX
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 looked like to work together with Network Rail to make those key distinctions in terms of computer vision and imagery that would define the success of the project. Discover more AI use-cases, best practice guides, white papers, frameworks, and more at emerj.com/p1.
Improving Banking Compliance with Intelligent Document Processing - with Edouard d'Archimbaud of Kili
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 and winning long-term adoption in the financial services industry and elsewhere. This episode is brought to you by Kili Technology. If you’d like to learn more about reaching Emerj’s global executive audience, visit emerj.com/ad1.
Creating Insurance Policies for AI Applications - with Munich Re's Michael Berger
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 financial services use-cases, be sure to subscribe to our other show, The AI in Financial Services Podcast, on your preferred podcast platform and find more use-cases on topics such as banking, insurance, wealth management, and much more.
One of the only AI podcasts worth listening too
As an AI consultant, I find Daniel’s podcasts amazing. He always has interesting guests who have practical experience to share. Daniel asks insightful questions and often uncovers new ways of thinking about AI that I had not thought about before.
Thank you Daniel for creating this show. It’s honestly one of the very few worth investing time in.
Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥
This is one of the most insightful podcasts that I have ever come across! Daniel does such a great job of sharing his wisdom and I love how he leads meaningful conversations with industry experts who bring so much experience to the table. Every. single. episode. is jam-packed with helpful takeaways that will help your business thrive in a new era filled with endless ML and AI possibilities. Highly recommend checking this show out - you won’t be disappointed!
… of thoughts on Eutopian and dystopian futures. We get a lot of great ideas for Gaia’s Seed, set in 2099, from this podcast.