Episode 89: The Future of Text to Speech with David Vazquez

Earlier this year, Google Duplex garnered lots of attention when it shared its demo of an interaction between a very life-like bot and a human being. It was an impressive…

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Sam Charrington

Episode 88: The TWIML & AI CEO’s Guide to Machine Learning and AI with Sam Charrington

Who better to provide a CEO-level perspective on machine learning and artificial intelligence than Sam Charrington, the host of the wildly successful podcast This Week in Machine Learning & AI…

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Episode 87: Trust and the Data Scientist’s Dilemma with Kathryn Hume

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Is it unethical if your company doesn’t do it’s due diligence on avoiding bias? In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Kathryn Hume, the Vice...

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Episode 86: Building Conversational AI Teams with Jason Brenier

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After spending the past six months traveling across North America and talking to dozens of companies, Jason Brenier, our VP of Strategy, got clear insights...

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Episode 85: AI, What Is It Good For?

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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...

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Building a business with Security Privacy and Trust

When your business relies on data, you need customer relationships that are founded on trust. Without it, customers will always question why you need information,...

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Episode 84: The Rise of the Digital Restaurant with Ray Reddy

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Everything is going digital. Why should restaurants be an exception? In this episode, Jon Prial talks with Ray Reddy, the Co-founder and CEO of Ritual,...

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Episode 83: Understanding Differential Privacy with Chang Liu

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Differential privacy is a technology that’s quickly moving from academia into business. And it’s not just the big companies that are using it. With the...

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Episode 82: Aggregating Massive Data Sets with Chris Moore

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A few months ago we talked to Bill Adler, the Founding President and CEO of True Fit, a data-driven personalization platform for footwear and apparel retailers...

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Ann Cavoukian

Episode 81: Using Privacy to Differentiate Your Business with Ann Cavoukian

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With GDPR behind us, maybe you’re breathing a sigh of relief. On the other hand, maybe you see it and all of the changes it’s...

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Alistair Croll

Episode 80: Trust and the Future of Computing with Alistair Croll

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In this continuation of their earlier conversation (see Episode 79), Jon Prial and Alistair Croll, the Founder and Content Chair of Fwd50, discuss GDPR, the critical...

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Alistair Croll

Episode 79: Solving for Interesting with Alistair Croll

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What’s the best way to go to market? It’s by capturing people’s attention. And to do that, you need to solve for interesting. In this...

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The Top 3 Conversational AI Pitfalls, And How to Avoid Them

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If you follow the conversational AI space, you’ve likely read an article or two proclaiming “Chatbots are dead!” If you’ve read my overview of conversational...

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Cathy O'Neil

Episode 78: Getting the Bias Out with Cathy O’Neil

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We all have our own personal biases. The question is how do you keep them out of your data so that you can create better...

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Chris Saad

Episode 77: Who’s Got Your Data? Why #DeleteFacebook Isn’t the Answer

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In this episode of The Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes Chris Saad, the former Head of Product at Uber Developer Platform. Together, they talk about data rights...

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Your Guide to Getting Started With Conversational AI

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Now that I’ve covered how to put together an initial conversational AI team, let’s get into the nuts and bolts of developing your first project....

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William Mougayar

In this episode of the Impact Podcast, Jon Prial welcomes investor, entrepreneur and blockchain expert William Mouygayer back to the show. They talk about the...

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Bill Adler

Episode 75: What Happens When Machine Learning and Fashion Converge?

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Over the past decade, just about everything seems to have gone digital. Today complex algorithms serve up recommendations tailored to our individual tastes, completely transforming...

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Clare Corthell

Episode 74: How to Avoid Bias in Your Machine Learning Models with Clare Corthell

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Bias exists everywhere. It factors into everything that we do and into virtually every decision that we make. An interesting, but problematic side effect of...

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Introducing Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0

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We’re excited to announce the release of Georgian Partners Epsilon v1.0, our machine learning (ML) product that helps bring privacy guarantees to our portfolio companies’...

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The Age of Trust

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We reached the end of an era two weeks ago when the news broke about the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal. Prior to that, most...

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What is Differential Privacy and Why Does it Matter?

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At a time when the risks and costs associated with privacy are on the rise, differential privacy offers a solution. Differential privacy is mathematical definition...

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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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What Is Differential Privacy?

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In a world where the risks and costs associated with privacy are on the rise, differential privacy offers a solution. Simply put, differential privacy is...

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Mahmoud Arram

Episode 73: Using Differential Privacy to Solve the Cold-Start Problem

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One of the big challenges that many software companies face is how to overcome the cold-start problem. That’s when a software company needs customer data...

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Arte Merritt

Episode 72: Creating Better Bots with Analytics

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With analytics you can learn some pretty interesting, and even strange, things about the people using your chatbot. The challenge is figuring out the best...

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The 8 Key Components for Successful Conversational AI

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There’s a lot of buzz about conversational AI, and with good reason. As human beings, we feel at ease in natural language conversations. Now that...

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Mathew Putman

Manufacturing hasn’t really changed all of that much in the past 75 years, with one key exception. Today we’re capturing vast amounts of data about every...

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What Is Conversational AI?

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Have you ever stopped to think about how inefficient business communication can be? I recently had the common but infuriating experience of trying to change...

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Afsaneh Fazly

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

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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,...

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Christie Terrill

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...

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Abhay Gupta

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...

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Jason Brenier

Episode 67: The State of Conversational AI 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...

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