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Andrew Ng: Enterprise AI Strategy (with LandingAI) – CxOTalk #365

December 21, 2019


Dr. Andrew Ng from LandingAI, Coursera, and Stanford University is one of the world’s most prominent AI scientists and educators. In this episode of CxOTalk, he shares practical strategy and advice for business leaders looking at AI and machine learning in the enterprise.

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In this video, you will learn:

— What is Artificial Intelligence?
— Why is AI So Important?
— What are AI Adoption Challenges in the Enterprise?
— Why Did Andrew Ng Start LandingAI?
— How Should Organizations Handle Change Management on AI Projects?
— How Can Enterprise Leaders Identify AI Hype?
— More on Change Management and AI
— Importance of Education to AI Adoption in the Enterprise
— What are the Issues of AI Ethics?
— The Centralizing Power of Big Data Aggregation
— AI, Data Aggregation, and Disruption Innovation
— How Can Business Leaders Evaluate the AI Business Maturity of their Organization?

Here are a few of Andrew Ng’s thoughts on AI and hype:

“There are a lot of tools that AI people like me have. But it turns out that 99% of their recent wave of economic value driven by AI is through one idea. The technical term is “supervised learning.” All that means is an AI that is very good at figuring out input to output or A to B mappings such as input an email and output is spam 01. That’s your spam filter.

The recent rise of voice conversational agents, that’s based on speech recognition, which is a type of AI that inputs an audio clip and outputs the text transcript. The most lucrative application of this is probably online advertising where all the large ad platforms have AI that input an ad and outputs where you click on those ads. This is driving tremendous amounts of revenue. I think a lot of the challenges that face us across multiple industries today is how to adapt this amazing technology that’s just computing input to output mappings into valuable business use cases, not just into software, into an industry where a lot of this has started, but in every industry.”

Dr. Andrew Ng is a globally recognized leader in AI (Artificial Intelligence). He has helped two of the world’s leading technology companies in their “AI transformation”: He was Chief Scientist at Baidu, where he led the company’s ~1300 person AI Group and was responsible for driving the company’s global AI strategy and infrastructure. He was also the founding lead of the Google Brain team. Dr. Ng is also Co-Chairman and Co-founder of Coursera, the world’s leading MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform, and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Computer Science Department. In 2017, Dr. Ng built LandingAI, a company aiming to empower companies to jumpstart AI and realize practical value. Dr. Ng has authored or co-authored over 100 research papers in machine learning, robotics and related fields. In 2013, he was named to the Time 100 list of the most influential persons in the world. He holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University, MIT and the University of California, Berkeley.

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