Doing AI

  • 6h 59m 27s
  • Ascent Audio, Derek Shoales, Richard Heimann
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

When businesses try to "do AI", they place an abstract solution before problems and customers without fully considering whether it is wise, whether the hype is true, or how AI will impact their organization in the long term. Often absent is sound reasoning for why they should go down this path in the first place.

Doing AI explores AI for what it actually is - and what it is not - and the problems it can truly solve. Author Richard Heimann unravels the tricky relationship between problems and high-tech solutions, exploring the pitfalls in solution-centric thinking and explaining how businesses should rethink AI in a way that aligns with their cultures, goals, and values.

As the chief AI officer at Cybraics Inc., Richard Heimann knows from experience that AI-specific strategies are often bad for business. Doing AI is his comprehensive guide that will help listeners understand AI, avoid common pitfalls, and identify beneficial applications for their companies.

This book is a must-listen for anyone looking for clarity and practical guidance for identifying problems and effectively solving them, rather than getting sidetracked by a shiny new "solution" that doesn't solve anything.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - So, What is AI? Seeing AI Through a Business Lens
  • Chapter 2 - Isn't There More Than One Kind of AI?
  • Chapter 3 - When All You Have is Silver-Bullet Thinking
  • Chapter 4 - All We Need is More Time
  • Chapter 5 - Solution Arguing: A Lesson in Culture, Conflict, and Spillovers
  • Chapter 6 - Human Measuring Sticks
  • Chapter 7 - AI Theater and Chilly Winters
  • Chapter 8 - Not All Problems are Created Equally