AI Or Die - A Podcast by AlignAI

AI or Die Podcast

AI or Die is the podcast where we hang out and talk about trends, news, and the great debate of AI. In each episode, hosts (and friends) Rehgan, Nick, and Brendan discuss topics and news in the data & AI space.

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Ep 12 - Beyond Code: AI Data & Design

This week we are joined by Nicolay Christopher Gerold. In this episode, Nicolay (Nico) brings a unique blend of expertise with his rich background in GenAI, NLP, and LLMs. Nico discusses a practical approach to the real-world applications and implications of generative AI technologies.

During this episode, we dive into the multifaceted impacts of GenAI, discussing its role in data extraction, the challenges surrounding data governance and privacy, and the significance of synthetic data. Nico offers valuable insights on the future of AI user interfaces and the shift towards specialized AI models by making AI integrations more accessible and intuitive for users

Nicolay’s Linkedin

AISBACH Data Solutions

Ep 11 - AI in 2024: Emphasizing Execution Ft. Cal Al-Dhubaib

On this episode, our team welcomes guest Cal Al-Dhubaib, Founder of Pandata. The company specializes in AI solutions for high-risk sectors such as healthcare, financial services, and defense. This approach focuses on integrating trust into AI systems, while addressing the unique challenges and restrictions of these sensitive areas.

During this episode, we explore the transition from experimental AI projects in 2023 to a more execution-focused approach in 2024, highlighting the shift from innovation to operational budgets. We also cover the complexities of AI in high-risk areas, how best practices for AI safety are being established, and the significant role of AI in influencing critical decision-making across various industries.

Cal's Linkedin

Pandata Website

Ep 10 - Adopting AI for a ROI Ft. Maya Mikhailov

This week we are joined by Maya Mikhailov. Maya is the Co-Founder & CEO of SAVVI AI and on a mission to make all companies more competitive to leverage the power of AI and machine learning. The company has created a platform and tool to build, launch, and manage their own purposeful machine learning apps for practical everyday business decisions. The company does this in a responsible, transferable and auditable way that is crucial for enterprises who are leveraging machine learning and AI today.

On this episode, we discuss recent data and AI trends, how AI is impacting small and large companies, the build vs. buy AI conversation, and how companies are prioritizing use cases for adopting AI to fulfill company objectives.

Linkedin: Maya Mikhailov


Ep 09 - Data Security for AI Models Ft. Jason Montgomery

This week we are joined by Jason Montgomery. Jason is an entrepreneur with almost 30 years of combined experience in systems, software, and cybersecurity engineering in the Data and AI space. Over his career he has worked with Fortune 500s, startups, and government agencies (Department of Defense) to specialize on system hardening and application security. He has Co-Founded and served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at two Ohio startups - making him an influential leader for product and enterprise security, cybersecurity, and generative AI.

Currently, Jason is the Co-Founder and CTO of his second startup company: Mantium, which combines cybersecurity and AI into a platform that allows companies to communicate with generative AI models in a secure and responsible way through robust security controls and measures.

On this episode, we discuss the Bipartisan Framework for the U.S. AI Act. We also talk about regulations, risk management, building vs. buying generative AI, permission access for models & systems, and secure approaches for leveraging generative AI.

Linkedin: Jason Montgomery

Mantium Website

Mantium Security Whitepaper

Ep 08 - AI Strategy & Governance Ft. Salema Rice

Welcome back to episode 8. This week we are joined by Salema Rice. Salema is the CEO and Founder of CDO Today. Throughout the course of her career, she has established a decorative portfolio by being a builder, lawmaker, and a strategic driver within the Data and AI space. Salema has been an industry Chief Data Officer (CDO) for almost 20 years and has thrived within the industry for over 25 years. She is on several boards and has spent time as the Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Global Managing Director of Applied Intelligence at Accenture.

Now, with CDO Today, she finds herself in a Strategic Advisor role, as she works with hundreds of C-Level Executives by creating a "think tank" for CDOs by CDOs. It is a private community, with executive mentorship, board advisory, and thought leadership to nuture peer-peer relationships. CDO Today allows Salema to be a voice for the industry, especially during this new era of evolutionary technology.

On this week's episode, we discuss a few key considerations around AI Strategy, Data Quality, and Data Governance. How are CDOs thinking about AI Strategy? Are big companies waiting for guidelines to be established so they can adopt them or are they developing these guidelines internally? Salema offers her insight on how to build an AI strategy, along with, how critical data can be used to solve organizational problems.

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