We cut out all the intros and other small talks from our podcasts but I should begin by thanking Max Yankelevich for his time. Max is the founder, CEO and Chief Architect of WorkFusion and one of the pioneers in applying Artificial Intelligence to enterprise processes. Though I had a very high-level idea of cognitive robots at the beginning of the talk, Max explained everything a knowledge company executive needs to know about automation: the concept, the industry, automation potential for enterprises, pricing, ROI and how enterprises should implement automation solutions. We also had a quick discussion on how this all affects future of work. Below you can find our podcast edited for clarity and brevity.
As Alphabet’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt summarizes, having worked through the AI winter he was not optimistic about the potential of AI in the early 2000s. However after hiring leading AI researchers including Andrew Ng and acquiring Deepmind in 2014 Google is currently one of the leaders in the field of AI.
For a refresher on what Alphabet does: Alphabet is a conglomerate including Google which mainly consists of search, maps, YouTube, Chrome, Cloud, AdWords, AdSense and the Android mobile phone platform.