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Get Your AI On!

Get Your AI On!

By Ciprian Borodescu
Welcome to “Get Your AI On!” podcast, brought to you by Algolia - the AI-powered search and discovery platform.

I'm Ciprian Borodescu, the host of the show and every episode I invite founders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and even AI researchers to share with us their experience in dealing with business problems that can be solved through intelligent use of data.
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#2 Andreea Georgescu - Operations Researcher at MIT on business problem-solving and decision-making using mathematical analysis

Get Your AI On!

#34 The AI Organization with David Carmona, General Manager AI & Innovation at Microsoft
General Manager, #AI and Innovation at Microsoft, author of O'Reilly's book "The AI Organization", passionate about technology and business and fortunate to drive Microsoft AI's business, thought leadership, and incubation motions across Enterprise and developer products and services.
July 26, 2022
#33 How AI is Testing Humanity with Rupa Singh, Founder & CEO at
Author of the Book "AI ETHICS with BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE" | Founder at | AI-Ethicist | Keynote Speaker | Writer | Thought Leader| Design Thinker | Machine learning and Deep Learning Specialist and Coach
July 15, 2022
#32 The Ethical Developer with Marcelo Rinesi, AI Designer & CTO at Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology
Data scientist focused on human behavior modeling, process optimization, and AI-assisted strategic analysis. Experience in the software industry, finance, online games and e-commerce, and the non-profit sector. More about Marcelo here:
April 13, 2022
#31 On Responsible AI with Maria Luciana Axente, Responsible AI & AI for Good Lead at PwC UK
Award winning globally recognised AI ethics expert one of 100+ Brilliant Women in AI & Ethics 2019 and 2020, 100 Women in Tech and ComputerWeekly Most Influential Women in UK IT 2021 Rising Star. Maria is a trusted advisor for organisations like World Economic Forum, UNICEF AI for Children, UK Government All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI, ORBIT, tech UK and many more on the ethical challenges and opportunities brought by AI. She's also a RSA Fellow, AI4children and a guest lecturer at University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Imperial College, King's College and more. You can follow her at @maria_axente.
February 22, 2022
#30 On AI Startup Mistakes with Nicolas Dessaigne, ex-CEO Algolia and Group Partner at Y Combinator
Nicolas is a firm believer of “culture-first” companies and, as CEO, he was focused on building just that at Algolia where team empowerment is how they accomplished their goals. Prior to co-founding Algolia with Julien, he spent over 12 years working on information retrieval at Exalead and Thales. He's now Group Partner at Y Combinator and member of the Board of Directors at Algolia.
December 09, 2021
#29 On God & AI with Marius Dorobantu, Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer at VU Amsterdam
Since October 2020 Marius researched and thought at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL). His current project, funded by the Templeton WCF, is an attempt at better understanding the notion of "spiritual intelligence" from a psychological, computational and theological perspective. Between 2017 and 2020 he completed a PhD in ethics at the University of Strasbourg (FR). His thesis analysed the potential philosophical and theological implications of human-level Artificial Intelligence.
September 29, 2021
#28 On Human-centric Infrastructure for ML and Data Science with Ville Tuulos - Ex-Netflix, CEO and Co-founder Outerbounds
Ville Tuulos - Ex-Netflix, where he led the machine learning infrastructure team and currently CEO and co-founder at Outerbounds where he’s building the modern, human-centric ML infrastructure stack, continuing the open-source product called Metaflow that he developed and managed during his Netflix days.
September 07, 2021
#27 On Human-AI Collaboration with Clodéric Mars, VP Engineering at AI Redefined (AIR)
Clodéric Mars is a creative, enthusiastic and thoughtful software engineer. Since 2006, he's been building and deploying AIs designed for Humans, bridging deeptech and usage. At AI Redefined (AIR) he seeks to leverage the advent of AI to the benefit of humankind through human-AI collaboration; that's why he's on a mission to enable humans and AI to trust and continuously learn from each other via Cogment, the dynamic human-AI orchestration platform.
July 20, 2021
#26 The Uncomfortable Things about AI with Grant Wernick, CEO & Co-Founder at Fletch
Grant Wenick is a multi-time founder, currently founding his third venture, Fletch, and his second venture in data analytics and cybersecurity. Fletch is pioneering a new category called Ready-to-Use Analytics. Fletch is the product of 10+ years of leading and building with amazing people to productize natural language (NLP), machine learning (ML), and search technologies that solve some of the most challenging data problems.
July 06, 2021
#25 The Five Dysfunctions of an AI/ML Team with Thomas Gerber, Ex-Director of Engineering Salesforce Einstein
Software Engineering Leader with 15 years of experience in SaaS, Cloud Computing, Distributed Systems and Data & AI/Machine Learning Platforms. Currently in charge of the Einstein ML Data Lake at Salesforce. Hands-on software architecture & engineering, technical leadership, people management, management of large inter-disciplinary projects. Experience in both startups and large companies.
May 26, 2021
#24 AI on Code with Baptiste Bouffaut - CTO at Ponicode
A Geek Maker Leader and Artificial Intelligence enthusiast passionate about technologies. Since 2013, he has participated on various entrepreneurship projects that brought him to web-mobile full-stack development, Growth-Hacking, Community-Management and Machine-Learning skills. For the past years he's been focused more on his leadership quality helping companies to grow from start-up to scale-up. 
May 13, 2021
#23 A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence with John Zerilli - Author and Research Fellow at University of Cambridge
John Zerilli is a philosopher with particular interests in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and the law. He is currently a Research Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, in the University of Cambridge, and from May 2021 will be a Leverhulme Trust Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has published numerous articles, canvassing law, political economy, philosophy, and cognitive science, and three books, of which the two most recent are The Adaptable Mind (Oxford University Press, 2020) and A Citizen's Guide to Artificial Intelligence (MIT Press, 2021).
April 13, 2021
#22 Search Engines Based on Synthetic AI-generated Data with Roi Krakovski - Founder & CEO at Usearch
Roi Krakovski is Founder & CEO - the web search engine built entirely from AI-generated data. It eliminates the need to collect users’ data, such as search queries to be bootstrapped or improved. Its groundbreaking technology generates synthetic data that is identical to real users’ data, thus making it accurate, scalable, independent and truly private.
April 05, 2021
#21 The Proust QuestionAIre with Nancy Names - General Manager Nemes Ventures
Inspired by her book The Proust QuestionnAIre: Artificial Intelligence in a stunningly diverse & insightful way, in my conversation with Nancy Nemes I challenged her to answer some of her own questions around AI.  Nancy is the founder at #humanAIze & GM Nemes Ventures. She's a tech trendsetter and a hands-on leader with 20 years of global experience in high tech companies across Europe, the USA, Canada, and South America - Microsoft & Google amongst them. She's the founder of Ms. AI, an international platform that supports women to participate, grow and win in the space of Artificial Intelligence and she's also a board member at Global Women in Tech. Not to mention the fact that she's an investor in high-tech companies and a mentor for early-stage startups. 
March 09, 2021
#20 Raluca Crisan - Data Scientist & Co-founder ETIQ on AI ethics and mitigating algorithmic bias
Raluca is a co-founder at ETIQ, a start-up that tackles unintended bias in automated decision making and she has spent the past 10 years working in data science and analytics across a variety of sectors. She has a BA from Amherst College in Massachusetts, and an MA from the University of York. In 2020 Raluca won the prestigious Women in AI award. Raluca’s experience spans managing large teams to hands-on data product development. 
February 18, 2021
#19 Sylvain Utard - General Manager AI at Algolia on acquiring MorphL and the future of Algolia's AI products
Sylvain Utard - General Manager AI at Algolia ( Algolia Acquires MorphL, Launches AI-Powered Predictive Experiences and Personalization:
February 01, 2021
#18 Special Episode - Top 10 Get Your AI On! Moments - 2020 Season
This is the last episode of 2020 and it's a mix of moments collected from my guest speakers throughout the year, in no particular order: Markus Lampinen, Andreea Georgescu, Sebastien Provencher, Paul Ortchanian, Titus Capilnean, Cristian Olarasu, Terence Tse, Rudradeb Mitra, Andraz Bole, Marina Pavlovic Rivas. Enjoy and see you with a new season next year!
December 30, 2020
#17 Paul Ortchanian - Founder and CEO Bain Public on product leadership teams
Paul Ortchanian - Founder/CEO Bain Public, Product Leader + Mentor + Investor:
December 09, 2020
#16 Andraž Bole - Co-founder & CEO at Lightmass Dynamics on philosophy, AI and the intersection of the two
Andraz Bole is the Co-founder & CEO at Lightmass Dynamics, where he’s building a more efficient foundation for real-time 3D graphics and simulation.
November 23, 2020
#15 Ines Teaca - Data Analytics Professional at Telekom Romania on why we need a more diverse workforce in AI
Ines is a data analytics professional, experienced in Telco, Direct Marketing, and NGOs.
November 06, 2020
#14 Christoph Bodenstein - Product Manager at Adverity on building AI products for marketing technologists
Impassionate product manager in an agile, B2B SaaS MarTech & data company. Profound background in Data-Driven Advertising, Marketing Analytics and Business Intelligence. Curiously following web-, tech- and new media-related trends. Creative thinker. Digital native. An admirer of beautiful designs. Technology lover. Early adopter. Challenger of status quo’s.
October 22, 2020
#13 Rudradeb Mitra - Founder Omdena on building AI solutions by starting with the problem not with the data
Rudradeb Mitra - an AI Engineer turned tech Entrepreneur, Founder at Omdena, a platform for building AI for the real-world through global collaboration. He published 10 research papers on AI and he’s the author of the Creating Value With Artificial Intelligence book that you can find on Amazon:
October 08, 2020
#12 Marina Pavlovic Rivas - Co-founder & CEO at Eli Health on blending creativity and communications with AI
Marina is the co-founder and CEO at Eli where they enable women to take control of their health across their lives, by providing them with powerful information on their daily hormone profile.
September 24, 2020
#11 Terence Tse, PhD - Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nexus FrontierTech on understanding the end game of AI
Terence is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nexus FrontierTech, a London-based tech company specializing in the development and integration of AI solutions that help organizations save time, money and resources by tacking process inefficiencies and data waste. He is also a Professor at the London campus of ESCP Europe Business School. He is a co-author of The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation, an international bestseller on Amazon. He also co-wrote the best seller Understanding How the Future Unfolds: Using DRIVE to Harness the Power of Today's Megatrends. The framework contained therein was nominated for the CK Prahalad Breakthrough Idea Award by Thinkers50, the most prestigious award in business thought leadership. The DRIVE framework has also led Chartered Management Institute’s own magazine Professional Manager in the UK to name Terence as one of the 18 new voices in 2018 that reshape management and leadership. Talent Quarterly in the US called the DRIVE framework one of the 24 trends transforming talent management in the years to come. He also wrote the book Corporate Finance: The Basics.
September 09, 2020
#10 Kostas Koukoravas - Founder & CEO at Intelistyle on cross-functional AI teams
Kostas has tons of experience as a product manager in companies such as Microsoft, Skype or BBC and he's now building the world's most advanced Artificial Intelligence Fashion Stylist for retail.
August 26, 2020
#9 Giorgiana Vlasceanu - Program Manager at StepFWD, Teaching Assistant & PhD. Student on AI research, startups, mentoring and diversity
Giorgiana Vlasceanu is Program Manager at StepFWD, Forbes 30 under 30 Alumni, Teaching Assistant at Automatic Control & Computers Faculty and Co-founder at Codette. During her High School years, she started to become interested in volunteer work and organizing events. She swiftly became a leader of her peers, representing them in the National Council of High School Students. As a university student, she was dedicated to continuously develop these skills and use them to help the people in her local community. In this respect, she has dedicated her free time to be actively involved in youth NGOs and communities, as well as doing volunteer work.
August 13, 2020
#8 Cristian Constantin Olarasu - Director, Central Product Management at Nike on aligning expectations around AI projects
Consumer internet junkie with a passion for platforms and experience design. Forbes 30under 30 | 2013. Now tackling global growth at Nike. Previously attacked the enterprise at Lore IO. 10+ years of experience in growing technology companies. Background in new product initiatives, software product design and development. Figuring out gaps between prod/eng and business teams. Deep interest in big-data technologies and AI/machine learning.
July 08, 2020
#7 Raul Popa - CEO, Co-founder and Data Scientist at TypingDNA on the intersection of AI and security
Raul is a Techstars alumnus (NYC'18) with 15+ years of expertise in software development, product management and business management, prior to TypingDNA he co-founded other startups, helped launch several other innovative software products and coded core software components used by millions.
June 24, 2020
#6 Titus Capilnean - Director, Corporate Marketing at Appen on marketing AI products
Titus Capilean has 10+ years of experience delivering up to 20X hyper-growth in 12 mos. / scaling to 2+M FB fans by building high-profile, global digital presences + hyper-active developer eco-systems & communities, generating national buzz w/efficient digital ad spend. At Appen he's heading up Brand, PR, Social Media, Research, Content, Thought Leadership, Customer Evidence.
June 10, 2020
#5 Andrei Savu - Products & Technology at Sweat Equity Ventures on creating complete and contextually relevant products
Andrei Savu - Principal at Sweat Equity Ventures. Ex-Twitter, Cloudera and PMC member at Apache Software Foundation. Sweat Equity Ventures is a Value Accelerator, a new kind of investor that invests expertise and time in exchange for equity. SEV is represented by a team of highly experienced operators; entrepreneurs and technologists; founders with decades of building highly successful companies, launching products used by millions, and creating billions of dollars in commercial value.
May 27, 2020
#4 Sebastien Provencher - Senior Tech Executive (Ex-Element AI, HomeAdvisor, Yellow Pages and Ubisoft) on the growing need for product operations
Sebastien Provencher has 20 years of experience in the tech industry, a well-rounded product-focused senior executive with horizontal experience in many industry verticals such as AI/ML, Marketplaces, Enterprise SaaS, just to name a few. Over the last 12 years, he's been a key member of senior leadership teams and in roles that report directly to the CEO. Since 2011, he has been paying it forward in the startup community by advising & mentoring emerging entrepreneurs, recently named All-Star Mentor by Techstars.
May 13, 2020
#3 Carlos Fenollosa - Founder and CEO at Optimus Price on running an AI startup in Barcelona during the COVID-19 lockdown
A researcher and data analyst at heart, Carlos Fennollosa spent 7 years researching predictive models for DNA and protein modeling at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center. Carlos founded three startups, the first two failed and the last one is growing strong: 
April 29, 2020
#2 Andreea Georgescu - Operations Researcher at MIT on business problem-solving and decision-making using mathematical analysis
With a background in mathematics and operations research, Andreea's interests lie in complex systems, predominantly in business and economics. She's passionate about bringing math, data, and creativity to tangible decision problems.
April 15, 2020
#1 Markus Lampinen - CEO at Prifina on freedom and power to control your data
Markus is a product-focused entrepreneur, working with paradigm shifts in industries like data, fintech and content rights from HK, London, NY and SF. Markus has studied finance and information systems (MS) and is passionate about personal freedom. He's CEO at Prifina - a company that believes data and applications will be separated in the future, where individuals gain value from their data and developers get democratized data access to build the best apps.
March 26, 2020