#7 – Jennifer Jordan on Building Data Driven Startups with Human Centered AI

In AI Simplified Episode 7, Jennifer Jordan and Amjad Hussain discuss Building Data Driven Startups with Human Centered AI.

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0:00 Introduction
2:40 Techstars & early stage investing
6:40 Muscles of building a company
8:20 Comparing Techstars / YC
11:29 Successful startups
13:13 Attributes of successful founders
14:00 Amjad’s experience bootstrapping companies
15:43 Customer engagement with data
17:55 The Algo Journey
21:28 Value of a technical founder + ear for customer
23:08 Venture Studio Models
27:37 Techstars expansion
29:31 Diversity in ventures
33:57 Biases with investing
38:51 Data trusts & cybersecurity
42:24 Data stores, blockchain & diverse founders
46:39 Dangerous uses of AI, ethics & autonomous drones
52:35 Holding humans & AI accountable
53:53 Oaths to use AI for the good
55:46 Limitations of narrow AI, humans giving away autonomy & self driving vehicles
1:02:02 Human-centered AI, keeping human in the loop
1:05:16 Mentors for entrepreneurs
1:07:09 AlgoFace & diverse facial analysis capabilities
1:07:51 Closing thoughts

Why a podcast about human-centered AI?

People are either talking about artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, deep learning, etc. in a very technical way or not at all. Having studied Computer Science and Advanced Analytics and created an AI – advanced analytics supply chain company, I understand first-hand how valuable the field is, but not everyone does. I want to change that. We can all learn principles of AI and implement them in very practical ways. Whether you want to automate a part of your business or create a new business altogether, AI can help you. My goal through this podcast is to simplify AI.

Calling it a podcast gives you a broad understanding of how we’ll communicate, but the format will be much more engaging than just audio. However, you can listen to AI Simplified like a traditional podcast too.

Amjad Hussain
Founder + Chief Executive Officer, Algo

About the host

portrait of Amjad Hussain, one of the author for Algo podcast and the CEO of Algo


Combining human centered AI with deep domain expertise, Algo’s analytics enriched supply chain intelligence platform helps suppliers and retailers plan, collaborate, simulate and execute a more efficient supply chain.

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