Stories in AI

Inspiring action in Artificial Intelligence through powerful stories

Detecting Fraud using Machine Learning Models | Jesse Barbour | Stories in AI

Detecting Fraud using Machine Learning Models | Jesse Barbour | Stories in AI

In this episode of the Stories in AI podcast, I sit down with Jesse Barbour, Chief Data Scientist of Q2ebanking. At their company, Jesse and the team are working to revolutionize the way financial institutions interact and transact with their customers. With this, Jesse provides valuable insight to what it takes to build effect machine learning models to detect fraud and bias. Hope you enjoy it! Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 03:10 What is Q2ebanking Doing? 07:35 Fraud Detection Using Machine Learning 11:15 Learning to Solve Problems Around Fraud 15:35 Successful Model Building 23:10 Doing AI in a Responsible Way 27:50 Managing Bias 34:46 Advice for Data Scientist Attempting to Solve Problems 39:40 Wrap Up Jesse Bio: Jesse Barbour is the Chief Data Scientist at Q2ebanking. He uses machine learning to discover hidden structure, insight, and value from data. His work has paved the way for multiple ground-breaking products including Sentinel, Q2’s flagship security offering, and SMART, the company’s targeting and messaging platform. Jesse’s 14 years in the financial services industry have been driven by a relentless passion to deliver technologies that have a fundamental, positive impact on individuals and communities. A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.
The Disruptive Force of AI in Industry | Joseph Sirosh | Stories in AI

The Disruptive Force of AI in Industry | Joseph Sirosh | Stories in AI

What a great time it was, sitting down with former Microsoft and Compass CTO, Joseph Sirosh. In this episode, we talk about how AI has been disrupting industries and which sectors have seen the most growth. We also dive deep into generative AI, how AI has been able to democratize creativity, and how to identify true AI value over short-term hype. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 07:00 Industry Platforms 10:00 Data or Workflows? 11:28 AI & Industry 18:22 Generative AI 22:00 Democratizing Creativity Through Technology 28:00 Hype vs. Value 34:45 Successful Digital Transformations 42:45 Advice for Innovators 44:35 Wrap Up Joseph's Bio: Joseph is a technologist with a passion for AI, and is currently the Vice President of Alexa Shopping at Amazon.com. We recorded this before he started this role. Most recently, Joseph served as the Chief Technology Officer of Compass Inc, building the real estate industry’s first end-to-end platform. Previously, Joseph served as Microsoft’s Chief Technology Officer for AI. During his tenure, he held product and engineering responsibility for all enterprise database, big data and machine learning products. At Microsoft, he built Azure ML, the first Machine Learning as a Service platform in the cloud. Prior to Microsoft, Joseph spent nine years as a VP at Amazon where he managed the Global Inventory Platform for Amazon’s Consumer Business, and built the machine learning, data warehouse and Transaction Risk Management teams. Joseph holds a PhD in Neural Networks from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow him on Twitter and read about what he finds exciting in AI on his Generative AI Substack. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joseph-sirosh-39803b1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/josephsirosh Substack: https://josephsirosh.substack.com/ A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.
Utilizing AI to its Full Potential | Gurdeep Pall | Stories in AI

Utilizing AI to its Full Potential | Gurdeep Pall | Stories in AI

In this episode, I had an inspiring conversation with Gurdeep Pall. Gurdeep Pall is a Corporate VP and Head of Product Incubations at Microsoft today, and is known in the industry as the inventor of VPN (Virtual Private Networks) and launching Skype for Business/Teams. In this episode we dive deep into the power that AI unlocks for enterprises and just how companies can utilize it to its full potential. We also discuss the power of search engines and language, how to reinvent and transform a mammoth organization like Microsoft, and his inspiring 30+ years career at Microsoft. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 01:35 Experience at Microsoft 13:35 Where is AI Today? 21:30 Best AI Use Cases 28:25 Language and Enterprises 35:20 Utilizing AI to its Full Potential 42:35 What it takes to Innovate 48:30 How Should Founders View AI? 51:45 Gurdeep's Interest Outside Microsoft 54:00 Wrap Up Gurdeep's Bio: Pall has been with Microsoft since 1990 – a long and fruitful thirty-one years in which he rose from a software design engineer to the Corporate VP for the Information Platform and Experience team. He was the inventor of VPN (Virtual Private Networks), led the Skype Acquisition and integration at Microsoft and worked on several noteworthy projects, including Windows NT 3.1, Windows XP, Skype for Business (now Teams), and many others. Pall was born in Chandigarh, India. In later adolescence, he considered following in his Brigadier father’s footsteps by joining the Indian army. “There was something inside me that kept telling me that this was not what I was meant for,” he told Khushwant Singh at The Global Sikh Trail in an exclusive interview. Instead, he pursued computer engineering at Birla Institute of Technology where he graduated with his undergraduate degree. Connect with Gurpreet at LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gurdeep-pall-0aa639bb/ A note about our sponsor: Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We empower our clients to manage their data with confidence and build trusted relationships with consumers, using advanced analytics, decisioning technology, and fraud prevention tools. We help businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lend more responsibly, and prevent fraud and financial crime. As the world’s leading repository of consumer credit data, Experian is transforming data into solutions that facilitate transactions, ensure financial safety and improve the financial lives of millions of consumers around the world.