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Episode 85: AI, What Is It Good For?

In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Jana Eggers, the CEO of Nara Logics, a company with an AI platform that works as a matching engine, helping companies connect their data. They talk about the realities of artificial intelligence, including what it’s actually good for, where to use it, and how to run a successful AI project.

You’ll hear about:

  • The work that Nara Logics is doing to aggregate data
  • How the company’s synaptic network works
  • Whether or not AI is a panacea
  • The key components of a successful AI project
  • How to think about AI tools and teams

Who Is Jana Eggers?

Jana Eggers is a math and computer nerd who took the business path for a career. Today, she’s CEO of Nara Logics, a neuroscience-inspired artificial intelligence company providing a platform for recommendations and decision support. Jana’s career has taken her from three-person business beginnings to 50,000-person enterprises. She’s opened the European logistics software offices as part of American Airlines, dived into the internet in ’96 at Lycos, founded Intuit’s corporate Innovation Lab, helped define mass customization at Spreadshirt, and researched conducting polymers at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her passions are working with teams to define and deliver products customers love, algorithms and their intelligence, and inspiring teams to do more than they thought possible.