The AI Echo of Saul Alinsky's Legacy
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by Satyen Sangani, Saul Alinsky
1M ago
Saul Alinsky's book Rules for Radicals held significant lessons for grassroots movements and political activism when it was published in 1971. It also inspired the title and theme of this podcast. In his book, Saul outlines approaches for unifying people and motivating them to work toward a common goal. Today, these same strategies can be used for data culture change management, triggering transformative action within organizations.  Saul was an American activist and political theorist who lived from 1909 to 1972. His work organized impoverished communities and gave them tools to drive so ..read more
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Vector Databases 101 with Edo Liberty, CEO & Founder of Pinecone
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by Satyen Sangani, Edo Liberty
2M ago
The rapid progress in AI technology has fueled the evolution of new tools and platforms. One such tool is a vector search. If the function of AI is to reason and think, the key to achieving this is not just in processing data, but also in understanding the relationships among data. Vector databases provide AI systems with the ability to explore these relationships, draw similarities, and make logical conclusions. Understanding and harnessing the power of vector databases will have a transformative impact on the future of AI. Edo Liberty is optimistic about the future where knowledge can be acc ..read more
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Meshy Data Orgs: Data Teams in a Product-Thinking World with Sanjeevan Bala, Group Chief Data & AI Officer at ITV
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by Satyen Sangani, Sanjeevan Bala
2M ago
Folks in the data space are familiar with the concept of data literacy. However, a new idea is on the rise: business literacy. Whether folks sit in product, marketing, or commercial, there needs to be a productive balance between understanding business context and technical expertise of each department. This shared comprehension means ideas are more likely to be deployed and productionalized because everyone has deeper domain knowledge and business understanding. Sanjeevan Bala is making business literacy a top priority at his organization. He is the Group Chief Data and AI Officer at ITV, an ..read more
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The Impact of Analytics in a Zero-Sum Game with Ari Kaplan, Head of Evangelism at Databricks
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by Satyen Sangani, Ari Kaplan
3M ago
Whether you work in retail, healthcare, or CPG, data analytics is key to making your business stand out. You’re able to find new sources of data, synthesize them, and then work with business folks to get better and better insights. Even with all of the advantages analytics offers us, sometimes there’s hesitancy to invest in data. In sports, it’s the exact opposite. The use of data is felt immediately in game wins, player selection, and gate revenue. Known as “The Real Moneyball guy,” Ari Kaplan has revolutionized sports through analytics and is a leading influencer in the area, as well as in A ..read more
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Beyond Frictionless Living with Nate Anderson, Deputy Editor at Ars Technica
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by Satyen Sangani, Nate Anderson
3M ago
When it comes to our relationship with technology, be like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and practice mindfulness. We usually think mindfulness means setting boundaries like screen time limits. However, we should think about the goals and values we want from technology, like greater human connection, improving efficiency, or driving knowledge. This introspective thinking enables us to be intentional about how and why we’re using technology. Without mindfulness, instead of you driving the tech, the tech may be driving you.  Nate Anderson lives by and continues to share Nietzsche’s philos ..read more
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AI Supply & Demand with Guy Scriven, U.S. Technology Editor at The Economist
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by Satyen Sangani, Guy Scriven
4M ago
Thanks to GenAI, we have an overabundance of tools, models, and capabilities. However, the use and impact of these advancements is yet to be known. That’s why in the age of technological innovation, traditional skills like fact-checking are more important than ever to ensure that the technology and predictions are correct.  Guy Scriven, U.S. Technology Editor at The Economist, is on the frontlines of the AI explosion. In his tenure at the publication, he has served as a researcher and climate risk correspondent, and has grown his affinity for telling data-driven stories. Satyen and Guy di ..read more
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The Precision Prescription with Maddy Want, VP of Data, Betting & Gaming at Fanatics, Inc.
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by Satyen Sangani, Maddy Want
6M ago
Precision in technology is powerful. When it comes to services like Uber, people know the exact location of the driver and how much the trip will cost. Precision helps banks lend money to folks with bad credit, but who took the initiative of telling a bank when they would miss a payment. Precision can even help deliver urgent medical supplies via drones in countries that need it most. Precision in technology means users have total visibility on location, price, and competitors, and they’re able to achieve better outcomes. Maddy Want is the VP of Data for Betting and Gaming at Fanatics. Maddy h ..read more
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Everything You Wanted To Know About LLMs, but Were Too Afraid To Ask with Matthew Lynley, Founding Writer of Supervised
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by Satyen Sangani, Matthew Lynley
6M ago
With the rise of GenAI, LLMs are now accessible to everyone. They start with a very easy learning curve that grows more complicated the deeper you go. But, not all models are created equal. It’s critical to design effective prompts so users stay focused and have context that will drive how productive the model is. In this episode, Matthew Lynley, Founding Writer of Supervised, delivers a crash course on LLMs. From the basics of what they are, to vector databases, to trends in the market, you’ll learn everything about LLMs that you’ve always wanted to know. Matthew has spent the last decade rep ..read more
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Measuring the (Data) Culture of Medicine with Dr. Bapu Jena, Joseph P. Newhouse Professor at Harvard Medical School
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by Satyen Sangani, Bapu Jena
7M ago
The art of medicine happens when physicians combine data and knowledge to deliver better patient outcomes. A physician that relies both on guidelines and their learned experience is creating a culture of data and insights and improving the lives of patients. Whether you’re a doctor or a data leader, knowing how to balance data and intuition will always drive better results. Dr. Bapu Jena is an economist, physician, and Joseph P. Newhouse Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. He bridges his professions to explore the economics of healthcare productivity and medical innovati ..read more
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Mastering Your Own Destiny with Andy Palmer & Dr. Michael Stonebraker, Co-founders of Tamr
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by Satyen Sangani, Andy Palmer, Michael Stonebraker
7M ago
Starting a revolution is no easy task. Just ask Dr. Michael Stonebraker and Andy Palmer, co-founders of Tamr, the enterprise data mastering company. Their path to innovation begins with a universal problem. They also collaborate with other data radicals who challenge them to think differently and help them grow. Michael is a database pioneer, MIT professor, and entrepreneur. He has founded nine database startups over 40 years and won the A.M. Turing Award in 2014. Andy is a serial entrepreneur and founder, board member, and advisor for over 50 start-ups. Satyen, Michael, and Andy discuss Tamr ..read more
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