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

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 how we consume books, movies,…

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

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 this is that bias can…

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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’ AI solutions. We believe that…

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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 people had been willing to…

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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 for the privacy loss that…

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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 a mathematical definition of the…

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cold-start problem

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 to optimize its AI solutions…

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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 to walk you through the…

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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 way to use those analytics…

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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 machines are getting better at…

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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 single process that takes place…

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Here’s What You Need to Know About 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 an airline reservation. After being…

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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, 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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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 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 [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 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 [Presentation]

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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 [Presentation]

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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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