In this episode I am delighted to introduce Tal Brown CEO and Co-founder at Zone7. Tal has a background in computer science and systems engineering and began his career as a big data engineer in the Israel Defense Force. He subsequently became a senior director of product management at Salesforce where he founded the organisation's first AI product team responsible for data science applications used by millions of sales professionals.
Since 2017 at Zone 7 he has been developing and and applying proprietary artificial intelligence to assist athletes, coaches and medical teams forecast injury risk and attain peak performance. More recently the focus has expanded to include other disciplines outside sport, including healthcare and the military, where machine learning tools could be used to assist in optimising performance and protecting the wellbeing of the workforce.
In this conversation Tal breaksdown what artificial intelligence actually is and discusses its use to date in the elite and amateur sporting environment. We then discuss what this might look like when applied to other elite workers and professional environments with a particular emphasis on healthcare where early adopters are starting to use and apply this technology.
Themes of workforce performance , wellbeing and increasing rates of exhaustion and burnout are revisited through a technical lens. Ironically I left this conversation feeling that a role for objectivity might actually be a constructive solution to increasing pressure and demand in the workplace where subjective and intuitive basic needs of workers are often overridden by virtue of environment and system.
We discuss data privacy and application for individuals, teams and organisations. Tal gives us an articulate account of his vision for the future of this agile and adaptable technology, which is informative not prescriptive, as a predictive tool to assist athletes and elite workers protecting health, performance and longevity of practice.
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