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

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 AI, you know that I…

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

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 products for your customers? In…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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What You Need To Know About Building a Conversational AI Team

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I recently wrote about how conversational AI has the potential to change the way you do business and build relationships with customers. Now, I’m going...

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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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Episode 71: AI and the Future of Manufacturing

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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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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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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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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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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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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™...

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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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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...

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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....

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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The 10 Principles of Applied Artificial Intelligence [Presentation]

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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