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Voices in AI – Episode 67: A Conversation with Amir Khosrowshahi

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 67 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Amir Khosrowshahi talk about the explainability, privacy, and other implications of using AI for business. Amir Khosrowshahi is VP and CTO at Intel. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard in Physics and Math, a Master’s Degree from Harvard in Physics, and a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from UC Berkeley.

Visit www.VoicesinAI.com to listen to this one-hour podcast or read the full transcript.

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm. I’m Byron Reese. Today I’m so excited that my guest is Amir Khosrowshahi. He is a VP and the CTO of AI products over at Intel. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard in Physics and Math, a Master’s Degree from Harvard in Physics, … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 66: A Conversation with Steve Ritter

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 66 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Steve Ritter talk about the future of AGI, how AI will effect jobs, security, warfare, and privacy. Steve Ritter holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Economics from UC San Diego and is currently the CTO of Mitek.

Visit www.VoicesinAI.com to listen to this one-hour podcast or read the full transcript.

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese, and today our guest is Steve Ritter. He is the CTO of Mitek. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science, Computer Science and Economics from UC San Diego. Welcome to the show Steve.

Steve Ritter: Thanks a lot Byron, thanks for having me.

So tell me, what were you thinking way back … Read More »


Disruptive Technologies: In Conversation with Byron Reese & Lauren Sallata

Byron Reese: Many people are excited about possibilities that today’s new technologies offer. They see a world made better through technology. Another group of people view the technology landscape completely differently and are concerned about the impact of technology on privacy, community, employment. Why is there so much disagreement, and where do you come down in your view of the future.

Lauren Sallata: In the words of Mohandas Gandhi, “Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.” You could say the same about disagreement over technology. Panasonic is involved in engineering entirely new and better experiences, in cities and factories, in stores, offices, entertainment venues, and in automobiles, airports and on airplanes. Consultancy McKinsey identified 12 disruptive technologies that will account for trillions of dollars in economic value over the decade ahead. Panasonic is deeply engaged in 10 of those 12 … Read More »


A Bottoms Up Approach to Digital Transformation

Every organization today has strategies in place for managing toward DX. They differ and are implemented w/ varying intensity, but any business leader at the helm of their organization’s digital transformation must consider two core metrics for any hope of achieving their end goal:

Productivity of the assets: how do leaders raise the return on the organization’s assets—the purchased tools and solutions in use across the company? And,
Productivity of the people: how do leaders drive bigger revenues through the contributions of individual employees?

By focusing on these metrics, leaders are honing in on the foundation of their organization, taking a bottoms-up approach to its digital transformation. This is a very real, effective strategy for organizations looking to make measurable progress on their DX journeys.

If this bottoms-up approach resonates, take a hard look at the Nitro Productivity Suite. Not only does this solution … Read More »


Five steps to delivering DevOps at scale

So, you’re thinking of taking DevOps out of the relatively safe, yet challenging environment of the controlled initiative, and into the far less safe, and even more challenging environment of the broader enterprise? While, “if you want get there, don’t start from here,” may be a familiar adage, most organisations have little choice but to take what they have (in terms of strategy and organisation, people and tools) as a foundation for DevOps nirvana.

Given this, complex, crumbling reality upon which you already stand, how can you start thinking about broader deployment of DevOps? In a recent webinar with myself and Nigel Kersten at Puppet, our discussions and Nigel’s hands-on insights unearthed a set of steps which I thought I would paraphrase and share. These aren’t so much a methodology as “what seems to have worked for a number of organisations” … Read More »


AI for Humanity, Not Corporations

The majority of AI and machine learning is built to bolster the revenue streams of corporations rather than for the interest of human welfare.
That scares me.

The source of this fear comes from three compounding causes:

Lack of effective government investment in AI
Venture backed investors favoring business to business (B2B) startups over business to consumer (B2C)
Corporations primarily driven by profit, not social utility.

Our society lacks a singular force with deep pockets that consistently values social good over revenue. The closest should be government, but it’s sluggish at best and apathetic at worst when it comes to  technology adoption that benefits society. Furthermore, the United States government is primarily fueled by the pockets of lobbyists who represent the interest of corporations rather than citizens. Occasionally there’s a bipartisan initiative to utilize technology to empower citizens but even then the implementation of … Read More »