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Here’s What You Need to Know About Conversational AI

Have you ever stopped to think about how inefficient everyday communication can be? I was stuck on hold with my internet provider recently, and not only had to wait, but…

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Episode 70: Using Psychology to Help Machines Better Understand Our Words

In the not too distant future, talking machines will become a part of our everyday life. After all, we’re already talking to Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa. Before we…

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bug bounties and penetration testing

How does your company think about security? Have you adopted basic security hygiene practices like running off-the-shelf software to scan your code for vulnerabilities, or have you moved beyond that…

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Episode 68: Is Data the Key to Falling in Love with Your Utility Providers?

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When’s the last time you thought about your utility providers? Probably when you signed up for their service, right? Historically, utility companies have never had a personal relationship with their…

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Episode 67: The State of Conversational Business in 2018 and Beyond

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In 2017, conversational experiences became a part of our vernacular. Google Home and Amazon Echo are just some of the tools that most of us have come to know and…

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Episode 66: When Does Security Become a Strategic Play?

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What makes a company choose to prioritize security as a strategic play? In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Gerry Smith, the CEO of Densify™ (an analytics company) and J….

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Episode 65: My Chatbot Is Better Than Yours

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There are hundreds of thousands of chatbots out there, but they aren’t all created equally. In this episode, Jon Prial welcomes Amanda Robinson, who leads conversational marketing strategy, interaction design…

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Episode 64: Cloudera’s Tom Reilly and Hilary Mason Talk Machine Learning

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When you think of Cloudera, the billion-dollar software company that’s virtually a household name, you probably think of a cloud-based, new technology data warehousing company. Sure, but did you know…

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Episode 63: Cracking the Data Science Code

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Everyone knows that data is essential for any modern business. It’s critical for targeting your customers effectively, extracting important insights, and automating business processes. Perhaps most important of all, it’s…

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Episode 62: Is Machine Learning the Secret to Uber’s Success?

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If you think Uber is a ride-hailing business, you’re wrong. It’s actually a machine learning business. Machine learning is what makes Uber’s service possible by, among other things, helping to…

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Episode 61: The Industrial Internet of Things

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When you think about the Internet of Things (IoT), maybe you think of your Fitbit or your Nest Thermostat. But, of course, the IoT has many applications that extend beyond…

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What Is Differential Privacy?

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Here’s the billion-dollar question that more and more B2B businesses are trying to sort out: How do you aggregate data across your customer base without violating your data rights contracts…

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Episode 60: Bringing Ethics and Privacy to Machine Learning

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There’s a lot to consider when building any AI solution for your business. In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial talks with Kathryn Hume, the VP of Product…

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The 10 Principles of Applied Artificial Intelligence [SlideShare]

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly moving from the laboratory and into business and consumer applications, resulting in a fundamental shift in how software is built and what it’s capable of…

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People have been talking to each other for millennia. But we’ve only been talking to machines for a very short time. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Nandini Stocker,…

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Episode 58: Integrating AI into Your Business Strategy

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Artificial intelligence is on the mind of entrepreneurs and business executives all over the world. And while everyone is talking about it, understanding how and where to actually apply it…

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Episode 57: Welcome to the World of Conversational Marketing

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Conversational marketing is an emerging field that’s focused on using chatbots to find better ways to engage with your customers and manage your brand. In this episode, Jon Prial talks…

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The 9 Principles of Conversational Business [SlideShare]

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Conversational business is about using messaging apps, speech-based assistants and chatbots to automate communication at scale. It’s an opportunity to create natural, highly personalized experiences for your customers on the…

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Linguistics is a fascinating and very fundamental part of natural language processing and conversational business. In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Tyler Schnoebelen. Tyler, who you may have seen…

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The 10 Principles of Security First [SlideShare]

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Security first is essential. Not only does it keep your business safe, it also helps you differentiate yourself from your competitors by creating better customer experiences. Of course, integrating security…

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Can Your Chatbot Pass These 7 Tests?

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Messaging and voice-based conversational interfaces can provide enormous value to businesses by creating engaging user experiences that will reach wider audiences, increase loyalty and drive revenue. But to get the…

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They say that no one cares about banking, but that everyone cares about their financial well-being. And while that’s probably true, it also creates a problem: How do you make…

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The Principles of Security First

Want to use security to help differentiate your business? Check out the 10 Principles of Security First to find out exactly how to do so.

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A Preview of the Principles of Conversational Business

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Hundreds of millions of people use Facebook Messenger, Kik, WhatsApp and other messaging platforms to communicate with their friends and family every day. Millions more are experimenting with speech-based assistants…

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Episode 54: Sentient Science, Data and the Internet of Things

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We’re living in the age of the Internet of Things. Companies in virtually every industry are collecting vast quantities of data to help them make better decisions. In this episode,…

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Episode 53: Differential Privacy Demystified (Pt II)

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In this episode, Jon Prial continues his conversation about differential privacy with Yevgeniy Vahlis, Georgian Partners’ Director of Applied Research. Find out more about how differential privacy works as Yevgeniy…

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Key Conversational Business Trends [SlideShare]

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You’ve heard about conversational business. But do you know what the trends are that’s driving it? In this SlideShare, we provide a high-level overview of conversational business that you can…

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Episode 52: Differential Privacy Demystified (Pt I)

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Apple made headlines in 2016 when it started talking about differential privacy. But what exactly is it? And what opportunities can it create for your business to aggregate and share…

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Episode 51: A Look Inside the Deep, Dark Web

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The dark web. It’s the underbelly of the Internet and a place where some pretty terrible things happen. Cyber criminals, for example, are using it to orchestrate attacks on all…

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The Big Picture: What You Need to Know About Conversational Business

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Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Georgian Partners’ forthcoming white paper, “The CEO’s Guide to Conversational Business.” Industry predictions for the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and conversational…

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Episode 50: Using Machine Learning to Tackle the Diabetes Epidemic

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Around the world 422 million adults are living with diabetes at an estimated cost of $825 billion per year. That makes it the single largest chronic disease on the planet…

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Episode 49: Bridging the Gap Between Business and Social Data

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We live in a digital world where companies like Facebook and Google have a lot of data about who you are and what you like. Meanwhile large enterprises such as…

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Kick-Start Your AI Knowledge: 5 Must Listen Podcasts about Machine Learning

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Machine learning has become so ubiquitous that it’s behind many of the technologies we use every day. And yet few people really understand it. That’s a shame, because it’s a…

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