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Jana Eggers, What Do We Need to Know About AI?, BoS USA 2016

Jana Eggers of NaraLogics talks at BoS Conference USA 2016

See all talks here: http://businessofsoftware.org/2016/07/all-talks-from-business-of-software-conferences-in-one-place-saas-software-talks/

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Jana Eggers, What Do We Need to Know About AI?, BoS USA 2016

  1. 1. Jana Eggers CEO, @jeggers Image: http://www.cornerstoneondemand.com/blog/ What to do when your next team member is a ‘bot
  2. 2. CC: Geoff Stearns CC: NASA CC: anatakti CC: Geoff Stearns Artificial light @naralogics @jeggers
  3. 3. CC: James Watkins DID NOT REPLACE THE SUN @naralogics @jeggers BTW...
  4. 4. This little light of mine @jeggers @naralogics
  5. 5. Lesson #1: Algorithms are introverts Action #1: Design the full expectations and interactions for your algorithms, a.k.a., write a job description! @jeggers Credit: Stanford University
  6. 6. CC: Terry Freedman Lesson #2: The algorithm, the data & the problem solving a.k.a., the chicken, the egg & the bacon @naralogics @jeggers
  7. 7. Action#2:Bringhomethebacon
  8. 8. Credit: izquotes.com Or in other words: Suppose you went to Ada Lovelace and asked her the difference between a script and a program. She’d probably look at you funny and say, “Well a script is something you give an actor, but a program is what you give the audience.” That Ada was one sharp lady
  9. 9. Lesson #3: Rocket science is the easy part @jeggers Action #4: Manage the program, not just the part
  10. 10. Lesson #4: Beware of Kasparov’s mistake Action #4: Expect bugs, especially in your data. BTW, your data sucks. @jeggers
  11. 11. Lesson #5: Don’t underestimate the complexity Action #5: Bring in expertise for the algorithm, the data, the problem being solved, the ethics involved. @jeggers Credit: /r/AntiAir1018
  12. 12. 1. Algorithms are introverts… Build a job description 2. Results are bacon… Focus on results 3. Start small… but carry a big vision 4. Learn from Kasparov… Expect mistakes 5. Shit happens… Bring in expertise @jeggers @naralogics
  13. 13. @jeggers Algorithms are the single greatest instrument of change in today’s business world.
  14. 14. Mathematicians Physicists Computer Scientists Data Compute Power Neuroscientists Product Owners IA & UX Business Problems Funding Ethicists Social Scientists Lawyers Entrepreneurs Suits Kids & Grandmas YouYou You You You You @jeggers You People not like You People not like You People not like You People not like You People not like You People not like You People not like You

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