#15 – David Atkinson on Smart & Sustainable Living

In Algo Podcast Episode 15, David Atkinson and Amjad Hussain discuss Smart & Sustainable Living.

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0:00 Introduction
4:24 Z Sphere in Puerto Rico
6:33 Go-To-Market Plan in Puerto Rico
9:02 Shortage of housing & rentals in Puerto Rico
10:11 Kind people in Puerto Rico
10:27 Z Sphere team moving to Puerto Rico
11:00 Interviews & Investor Relations
12:45 Municipalities & next generation of investment opportunities
13:24 Puerto Rico lost 30,000 buildings from 2017-2020
14:46 Community acceptance of Z Sphere
16:24 Planning for natural disasters in US
20:40 Reinvigorating Commerce
23:26 Stable & Consistent Electricity
24:49 Hurricane Ida & New Orleans Power Grid
26:57 Z Sphere brings opportunity to build back with resilience
28:48 Challenges with above-ground power grids
32:22 Taking power grid into 21st century
36:24 Advantages of implementing smaller power grids
38:33 Municipalities with micro power grids
40:47 Z Sphere Wind Power Generation System
45:42 Z Sphere Simulations
48:44 Looking for University Partnerships
49:34 Crypto Investors
52:50 Environmental Responsibility & Changing Behaviors
56:37 Apps to track individual environmental responsibility
1:00:02 Data-rich Z Sphere customer experience
1:04:10 Z Sphere Micro Utilities
1:08:11 WeSolar CSP & Concentrated Solar Technologies
1:12:33 Where do concentrated solar technologies work best?
1:13:27 Photovoltaic Solar Panels
1:14:28 Fusion Farms
1:16:28 Hurricane Chaser Interest

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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