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Exploring practical applications of artificial intelligence in business. We learn from leading AI startups and executives how AI is reinventing the way we run businesses and our society.

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Exploring practical applications of artificial intelligence in business. We learn from leading AI startups and executives how AI is reinventing the way we run businesses and our society.

    Keeping law firms honest – leveraging AI to bring transparency to legal spend | Raj Goyle, Bodhala

    Keeping law firms honest – leveraging AI to bring transparency to legal spend | Raj Goyle, Bodhala

    Legal fees – the line item in your budget you hate to see, but also the critical service that keeps your business afloat.  Most executives haven’t the slightest idea of what legal services should cost and how what they are charged compares to the market rates.  Simply put, transparency in legal spend does not exist – until now.  Bodhala is leveraging AI to demystify and recommend legal services based on talent requirements and internal budget.
     
    In this episode, I sit with Raj Goyle, Co-Founder and CEO of Bodhala.  We discuss his background as a Congressman, why legal spend is an important problem to solve, developing a data strategy as a startup, and much much more.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development.

    • 42 min
    Leveraging AI to Protect the Community from Active Shooter Threats | Mike Lahiff, ZeroEyes

    Leveraging AI to Protect the Community from Active Shooter Threats | Mike Lahiff, ZeroEyes

    AI is often thought of as the tech that is going to replace human workers.  Less often do we see opportunities for AI to improve and protect human life.  Active shooter threats have begun to become a more common media headline.  This issue also plays itself out in the commercial sector as disgruntled employees create unsafe environments in the workforce.  Security cameras are common and spread throughout our cities, but with AI we can now use those cameras to alert authorities to deadly threats, reducing response times exponentially.
     
    In this episode, I sit with Mike Lahiff, CEO and Chairmain of ZeroEyes.  We discuss his career as a Navy SEAL, finding the right technical talent to build AI products, navigating the data journey, launching a public safety product, and much much more.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development.
     
    Timestamps:
    1:38  Mike Lahiff – Navy SEAL, private equity investor, AI founder
    5:03  The origins of ZeroEyes – Solving the active shooter problem in the US
    6:32  Finding talent to build the initial AI product
    8:25  The data journey – inaccurate predictions that inspired better data collection processes
    10:09  Acquiring early partners to demo and improve product
    11:03  Building an AI product as a non-technical Founder “selling the mission”
    14:43  When did it make sense to bring on technical AI talent as permanent team members
    16:51  Building in-house vs outsourcing software development and data collection/prep
    21:00  Building and selecting tools to speed data annotation process
    23:10  Testing the product with the local police force | 50% reduction in response time
    26:49  Expanding to commercial organizations
    28:56  Self-funding the first $500K, then raising formal VC
    30:33  Greatest challenge to building AI-driven software
    32:12  Favorite tech tool: Slack, Label Box
    33:17  Who inspires Mike

    • 35 min
    How to Become an AI Driven Organization + Using Prebuilt AI Tools to Get Started | OutSystems

    How to Become an AI Driven Organization + Using Prebuilt AI Tools to Get Started | OutSystems

    Virtually every company is becoming a tech company, or tech-enabled at the very least.  The challenge is that the global talent shortage for software developers is slowing the rate at which we can innovate.  This challenge is even more pronounced when we consider cutting edge technology such as artificial intelligence.  For more than 20 years, OutSystems mission has been to allow every organization to innovate through software.  In the past 3 years, they have brought on key AI talent to create products that allow customers to more easily adopt AI-driven solutions.
     
    In this podcast I sit with Antonio Alegria (Head of AI) and Mike Hughes (Senior Director of Product Marketing) to topics such as what it takes to go from zero to deploying AI solutions, where to start with data strategy, leveraging prebuilt tools, and much much more.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development.

    • 47 min
    How AI enables customer support to empathize with customers | Etie Hertz, Loris.ai

    How AI enables customer support to empathize with customers | Etie Hertz, Loris.ai

    After three hours of waiting to talk to customer support, you finally reach a real human who you hope will be able to solve your problems.  Unfortunately, that human doesn’t seem to care about your issues any more than the automated support system that had you waiting.  Is it because the support agent doesn’t care – potentially – but it’s nothing personal.  Consistently listening to customer issues is a tough job.  Knowing what to say and when is a support agent’s secret weapon to maintaining high customer satisfaction.  AI has arrived as a coach to enable this super power.
     
    In this episode, I sit with Etie Hertz, who is the CEO of Loris.ai.  We discuss several topics including his passion for startups, building and exiting a fintech payments company, how AI solves tough customer conversations, the importance of maintaining a strong brand, and much much more.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development.

    • 37 min
    Improving Performance of Edge Devices with Neural Network Optimization | Nick Romano, Deeplite

    Improving Performance of Edge Devices with Neural Network Optimization | Nick Romano, Deeplite

    The cloud was a gift to AI, enabling the compute power necessary for company to leverage powerful ML algorithms.  As edge technologies such as smart phones, drones, and autonomous driving begin to incorporate greater cognitive capabilities, processing speeds and decision making need to be more efficient at the device level.  To solve this problem, Deeplite has emerged with a solution that optimizes neural networks.
     
    In this episode, I sit with Nick Romano, Co-Founder and CEO of Deeplite.  We discuss the challenges of deploying AI in the field, data collection advice for startups, getting an MVP off the ground, retaining senior level talent, and the greatest challenges to AI adoption.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development. 

    • 40 min
    Improving Visual Inspection in Manufacturing with AI | Max Versace, Neurala

    Improving Visual Inspection in Manufacturing with AI | Max Versace, Neurala

    The gig economy has created jobs we never would have imagined.  This offered those in “boring, low skill” jobs an opportunity to earn a living while enjoying a better quality of life.  Fortunately, AI is stepping in to fill the empty seats these workers once occupied.  Manufacturing is a great example of this activity.  Production lines once required humans to review products for defects – a quite mundane task.  Today, the power of AI and machine vision enable a software driven approach.  Neurala is a startup integrating AI-based software into cameras to support vision inspection.
     
    In this episode, I sit with Max Versace, Co-Founder and CEO of Neurala.  We discuss his move from Italy to the US to work on projects supported by DARPA and NASA, shortage of demand for jobs in manufacturing, how machines can catch product issues undetectable to humans, and much much more.
     
    If your company is looking to scale it’s AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com) – experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development. 

    • 38 min

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