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“The best AI isn’t always the one that wins.”

If you deploy an AI-powered system and nobody wants to use it, does it make an impact?

Uh — no. Obviously no, that’s not even a riddle.

Whether you’re building or buying AI, if you don’t think about user experience, you might experience no users.

So let’s get some insight from Sean Gourley, the founder and CEO of Primer, an AI company focused on natural language processing — you know, machines that can “read” and “write” and maybe someday “use air quotes properly.”

From our conversation, here are three lessons…


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“Many executives have the lifespan of a fruit fly. They basically have less than six months to show impact. And they couldn’t care less if they have to adopt snow cones or AI in order to do that.”

— Igor Jablokov, CEO, Pryon

Whether you’re leading artificial intelligence initiatives inside your company or offering solutions as a vendor, you want AI to have real business impact.

That’s why it’s good to listen to Igor Jablokov.

His voice recognition company Yap was acquired by Amazon and the technology became part of Alexa. …


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“The times where I see AI projects go well is when they focus on the ‘why.’

“Why do we need to do this? Why do we need to fix this?

“Is it because of COVID? Is it because of everyone working from home? Is there a corporate objective to reduce vendor costs?

“What is the why? And then the AI is just how.”

- Jerry Ting, co-founder and CEO, Evisort

It’s time for some good old-fashioned bedrock advice for putting AI to work for your business.

It’s the kind of advice that seems intuitive but we all need to…


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“Often the parts that seem boring to a manager are actually kind of the fun parts for a worker.

“Involving people in the process, asking them, ‘which parts of your job can be augmented, how would you like to be augmented in your work?’ rather than just imposing the stuff from the top down seems to be a better path.”

- Kevin Roose, NYT tech columnist & “Futureproof” author

So, you want to add some AI and some automation to your workforce — but you don’t want to seem like a corporate super villain.

Then you might want to…


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“We saw people using GPT-3 as a satirist, as a customer service agent, as a poet, as a software engineer.”

- OpenAI Senior Vice President of Research, Product & Partnerships Mira Murati

Imagine an almost magical machine that can write anything you tell it to. How would that change your business?

Meet OpenAI, whose long-term goal is “discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.” So, machines that think enough like people to be generally useful but not so much that they want to take over the world or make TikToks.

To be clear, we’re not there…


Stanford’s Margot Gerritsen on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

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Episode Highlights from Machine Meets World

This week’s guest is Margot Gerritsen, Stanford Professor and Co-Founder and Co-Director of Women in Data Science.

Highlights from our conversation include:

“Data-driven decision-making is becoming more and more important. So who is sharing in that wealth creation? Who is sitting around the table when those decisions are made, that are impacting all of us?

“As the only woman in a team of men or one of the few women in a team of men, you are seen different and you start to regard yourself as different. …


Workplace expert Dan Schawbel on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

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Episode Highlights from Machine Meets World

This week’s guest is Dan Schawbel, workplace expert and bestselling author.

Highlights from our conversation include:

“Most of what’s new at work . . . centers around technology, and AI is a huge part of the discussion more and more every year.”

“In order to meet the demands of life and our business, and to even function, we need AI to remove a lot of the tasks that we shouldn’t be doing or don’t want to do. …


PowerSecure’s Marshall Worth on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

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Episode Highlights from Machine Meets World

This week’s guest is Marshall Worth, Senior Product Manager at PowerSecure.

Highlights from our conversation include:

“We developed some years ago some AI software that was predicting a customer’s load and dispatching batteries based on that prediction. . . .

“And had we not been monitoring that data to really look at saying, ‘Hey, I think we were wrong in what we were presupposing here,’ then it would just be happily doing the wrong thing forever.

We need to have regular cadence with the audit team or someone like that …


Samsung SDS VP of Artificial Intelligence Patrick Bangert on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

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Episode Highlights from Machine Meets World

This week’s guest is Patrick Bangert, VP of Artificial Intelligence at Samsung SDS.

Highlights from our conversation include:

“I’ve found in my change management attempts, not all of which were successful, that trying to explain how the AI does it is a mistake. To a business audience, you simply need to present what it does.”

If in order to drive a car you’re required to understand how it works, you would never move it.

Getting the AI to explain a particular conclusion in a precise case…


New York Times reporter Cade Metz on Infinia ML’s Machine Meets World.

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Episode Highlights from Machine Meets World

This week’s guest is Cade Metz, New York Times AI reporter and author of the new book Genius Makers: The Mavericks Who Brought A.I. to Google, Facebook, and the World.

Highlights from our conversation include:

“AI researchers and executives . . . talk about the fact that they really want to build AI that is safe and is not harmful. And this concern about AI harming the world, even destroying the world, is something that gets talked about a lot.

And yet at the same time, these same…

James Kotecki

VP of Marketing & Communications for Infinia ML, a machine learning company. Speaker from North Carolina to South Korea.

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