In this episode, we spoke to Bret Greenstein who is Global Head of AI & Analytics for leading consulting firm Cognizant.
Brett leads Cognizant’s Global Data Practice, focused on helping Chief Data Officers transform their businesses through Data Modernization.
Prior to this, Bret lead IBM Watson’s Internet of Things Offerings, establishing new IoT products and services. He holds patents in the areas of collaboration systems, a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
In this wide-ranging discussion, we uncovered new uses for AI, around the notion of "Evolutionary AI".
We also discussed how AI can help governments and countries prepare for the next COVID-19 pandemic, and Cognizant's involvement with XPRIZE to launch the Pandemic Response Challenge, a competition to create AI systems that can help societies reopen safely in the wake of COVID-19.
Cognizant’s work was based on data from Oxford and John Hopkins and provided data-centric strategies for governments that want to support healthcare professionals in the fight against future pandemics.
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My favourite quote of the episode was
"Climbers climb mountains, data scientists find meaning in data"
We've had a number of AI experts on the show, and this episode was one of my favourites because of the way Bret explained very complicated topics in an easy to understand way.
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