SPaMCAST 700 features our interview with Slater Victoroff. Slater suggests that what we think of as AI today will be overtaken by human-machine partnerships. He uses the metaphor of a bionic arm. AI is the future and that future is not very far away.

Slater Victoroff is the Founder and CTO of indico data solutions, an Enterprise AI solution for unstructured content with an emphasis on text and NLP. He has been building machine learning solutions for startups, governments, and Fortune 100 companies for the past 5 years and is a frequent speaker at AI conferences.

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twitter: @sl8rv

Website: https://indicodata.ai/ 

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Today we speak with Prateek Joshi. Prateek and I talked about the definition of AI,  machine learning, and an approach to using AI in the real world.  AI is in your future and it won’t be the Matrix or Skywarn (or will it).   

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In SPaMCAST 69, Kevin McKeel talks about using neurolinguistics to aid in software estimation tools. Is this the end of the world for the software estimating profession or the beginning of a golden age?  Probably both, listen and draw your own conclusions.

Kevin’s Bio

Mr. Kevin McKeel has over 25 years of experience in software cost estimation. He is a CCEA and SAFe Architect and received the prestigious 2021 Technical Achievement of the Year award from ICEAA related to the research of automated software sizing using AI and NLP. Mr. McKeel holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (Finance, ‘89) from James Madison University and a Master’s in Business Administration (Decision Systems, ’92) from The George Washington University.

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Website: logapps.com

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Prabhjot Singh and I talk about AI using AI to improve the flow of work and the delivery of value.  AI, however you define it, is in your future. You need to be ready!  

Mr. Singh’s bio: 

Prabhjot Singh is a serial entrepreneur who has started multiple for-profit, social enterprise, and non-profit ventures. He serves as President and CEO of Pyze, the most recent company he founded to enable the world’s largest enterprises to improve business operations through AI-driven Process Intelligence and Analytics. He has over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product management. He previously co-founded Pixatel Systems, a social enterprise that utilizes mobile computing to deploy apps and e-Learning solutions to millions of users.

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/psinghsf

Twitter: https://twitter.com/psinghSF

Company Website: https://www.pyze.com/

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 614 features our interview with Jennifer Bonine.  Jennifer and I talked AI, the impact of AI on the future of work, and how to re-skill for the next industrial revolution. This is not science fiction, and the future is not as far away as you might think.   (more…)

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The Software Process and Measurement Cast 601 features my interview with Brian Weaver. Brian is the Founder and CEO of Torch.AI. We covered a wide range of topics, including AI and agile, and the role of leadership in creating an environment where extraordinary results are possible.  (more…)

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SPaMCAST 460 features our interview with Peter Varhol.  Peter and I discussed machine learning and AI, and how it will impact software development and testing.  We also discussed how anyone can stay current and enhance their careers.

Peter’s Bio

Peter Varhol is a well-known writer and speaker on software and technology topics, having authored dozens of articles and spoken at a number of industry conferences and webcasts. He has advanced degrees in computer science, applied mathematics, and psychology, and is Principal at his company, Technology Strategy Research, LLC. His past roles include technology journalist, software product manager, software developer, and university professor.

Twitter: @pvarhol

Blog: https://pvarhol.wordpress.com/

Email:peter@petervarhol.com

A promo for 2017 Agile Leadership Summit:

Mark your calendar for an entirely new class of business conference. More “business theater” than conference, the 2017 Agile Leadership Summit (September 22nd in Washington, DC) is sponsored by AgileCxO (agilecxo.org). It features an integrated mix of six vignettes on Agile leadership, two fantastic industry keynotes, and onstage jazz musicians who are demonstrating agility, iteration, and excellence throughout. Learn more at http://agilecxo.org.

For other events SPaMCAST team members will be attending check the recent blog entry titled Upcoming Conferences and Webinars!

Re-Read Saturday News

This week Steven dives into Chapter 9 of Paul Gibbons’ book The Science of Successful Organizational Change.  Chapter 9 is the capstone of the book, putting all of the pieces-parts together.  Steve is tackling Chapter 9 in two parts.  Two more weeks are left in this re-read.

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