May 23, 2019

Episode 102: Even with AI, Great is the Enemy of Good Enough with Adam Drake

A photograph of Adam Drake.

We’re all tempted by the newest, shiniest technology when looking for a solution to a problem. But often the best results come from proven techniques, so it’s wise to find a fast, pragmatic solution to your problem, whatever the technology. How do you know what’s the right choice for your business? And how do you select the right opportunities to pursue with AI, so that you’re augmenting your customers’ experience and ability to get their jobs done?

In this episode of the Georgian Impact podcast, you’ll hear about this and more as Jon Prial is joined by White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and growth-stage advisor Adam Drake.


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You’ll hear about:

  • How you can identify opportunities to use AI/ML in your business
  • Why you should start with proven modeling techniques
  • Getting valuable products out with customers, rather than stuck in R&D
  • How to develop an AI BS detector

Who is Adam Drake?

Adam Drake leads technical business transformations to help growth-stage technology companies continue their rapid acceleration through leadership, technology, and data architecture guidance. He is currently a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and IEEE Senior Member. Adam’s professional background spans a variety of industries including e-commerce, online travel, online marketing, financial services, healthcare and oil and gas.

Read his articles at Jon references these articles during this episode:

Novel Results Considered Harmful

Artificial Intelligence and The Heilmeier Catechism

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