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The AI Revolution for Recruitment

In the era of autonomous vehicles, food delivery by drones, and swiping our way to love, it’s clear that the tedious, time consuming, and often fruitless job recruitment system of old is in need of a tech-makeover. Who better to do it than the all mighty AI.

AI is already affecting the technology powering digital advertising, vehicle connectivity, and financial services. The recruitment industry is also ripe for an AI revolution.

In fact, 15% of HR leaders in 40 countries shared that they believe AI is already impacting the workplace, and an additional 40% believe that AI will significantly influence their decision making, in the coming two to five years. And it should, as implementing AI promises to maximize efficiency, reduce annual business costs, and tackle workplace inequality and discrimination, and more.

AI can process tasks at a scale that most HR teams would struggle … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 26: A Conversation with Peter Lee

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

In this episode, Byron and Peter talk about defining intelligence, Venn diagrams, transfer learning, image recognition, and Xiaoice.

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Byron Reese:  This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom. I’m Byron Reese. Today our guest is Peter Lee. He is a computer scientist and corporate Vice President at Microsoft Research. He leads Microsoft’s New Experiences and Technologies organization, or NExT, with the mission to create research powered technology and products and advance human knowledge through research. Prior to Microsoft, Dr. Lee held positions in both government and academia. At DARPA, he founded a division focused on R&D programs in computing and related areas. Welcome to the show, Peter. 

Peter Lee:  Thank you. It’s great to be here.

I always like to start with a seemingly simple question which turns out not to be … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 25: A Conversation with Matt Grob

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

In this episode, Byron and Matt talk about thinking, the Turing test, creativity, Google Translate, job displacement, and education.

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Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom. I’m Byron Reese. Today our guest is Matt Grob. He is the Executive Vice President of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Grob joined Qualcomm back in 1991 as an engineer. He also served as Qualcomm’s Chief Technology Officer from 2011 to 2017. He holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bradley University. He holds more than seventy patents. Welcome to the show, Matt.

Matt Grob: Thanks, Byron, it’s great to be here.

So what does artificial intelligence kind of mean to you? What is it, kind of, at a high level? 

Well, it’s the capability that we give to machines … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 24: A Conversation with Deep Varma

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

In this episode, Byron and Deep talk about the nervous system, AGI, the Turing Test, Watson, Alexa, security, and privacy.

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Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom. I’m Byron Reese. Today our guest is Deep Varma, he is the VP of Data Engineering and Science over at Trulia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science. He has a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems, and he even has an MBA from Berkeley to top all of that off. Welcome to the show, Deep.

Deep Varma: Thank you. Thanks, Byron, for having me here.

I’d like to start with my Rorschach test question, which is, what is artificial intelligence?

Awesome. Yeah, so as I define artificial intelligence, this is an intelligence created by machines based on human wisdom, to augment a human’s lifestyle to help them make the smarter choices. So … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 23: A Conversation with Pedro Domingos

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

In this episode Byron and Pedro Domingos talk about the master algorithm, machine creativity, and the creation of new jobs in the wake of the AI revolution.

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Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by Gigaom. I’m Byron Reese. Today, our guest is Pedro Domingos, a computer science professor at the University of Washington, and the author of The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake our World. Welcome to the show, Pedro. 

Pedro Domingos: Thanks for having me. 

What is artificial intelligence? 

Artificial intelligence is getting computers to do things that traditionally require human intelligence, like reasoning, problem solving, common sense knowledge, learning, vision, speechand language understanding, planning, decision making and so on.  

And is it artificial in the sense that artificial turf is artificial—in that it isn’t … Read More »


Gigaom #MobilityTalk Tweetchat on 12/7: Innovating the Enterprise through Mobile, Security & Productivity

Get the latest strategies in enterprise mobility, security, BYOD, and deployed devices in our 45 minute Twitter chat #MobilityTalk on 12/7 at 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT together with our partner Samsung Electronics America, as co-hosts Gigaom senior executive analyst Bob Egan and futurist Rita J. King, plus an expert from Samsung’s security team, Eric McCarty, VP of Mobile Product Marketing talk about top enterprise trends in mobility you need to know.

With questions presented by Gigaom and sponsored by Samsung, the chat will follow along as these industry advisors tackle the answers that enterprise executives can’t do without. There will be some time at the end to take questions from the audience.

Follow these Mobility thought leaders, check out the questions to be discussed below, and plan to tune in to @Gigaom on Twitter, December 7th, 1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM … Read More »