#11 – David Atkinson on Smart & Sustainable Living

In AI Simplified Episode 11, David Atkinson and Amjad Hussain discuss Smart & Sustainable Living.

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0:00 Introduction
3:40 Vision for sustainable living
5:08 Creating Z Sphere
7:48 Learnings from Buckminster Fuller designs
9:50 Climate change, natural disasters & coastline populations
12:19 The world’s first self sustaining building system
13:57 Puerto Rico
16:44 Hurricane Dorian
17:20 “Capital Flight” & accommodating storm surges
20:39 Earthquake Resilience
21:20 Evaluating potential disruption to a disaster
23:21 Redesigning infrastructure
25:11 Hyper efficiencies
27:36 Geodesic dome
35:25 Data Modularity & Dimensions of Sustainability
40:36 Progressive-minded insurance companies
41:37 Capital Flight – Monroe County, Florida Use Case
45:24 Being at Z Sphere Customer
49:55 Patenting Wind Generation System
51:48 Water Generation System
52:47 Wastewater Systems
54:00 Empowering Z Sphere Customers after disaster
57:00 Command Centers
58:24 Municipal Levels
1:01:30 “Scale Out” densely grouped settings
1:03:39 Nature – self organizing systems
1:04:57 Connectivity & Mixed/Augmented Reality
1:09:16 Solving For Predictions
1:13:24 How soon can people live in geodesic domes?
1:19:18 How to invest in Z Sphere
1:22:01 What’s next for Z Sphere
1:26:17 Transporting materials on Earth & other planets
1:30:55 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

Amjad Hussain

Amjad Hussain is an entrepreneur at heart. He founded Algo where he is the CEO during the day and AI lego blocks designer at night. He has built an intrinsically motivated global team of deep business domain experts, AI architects, computer scientists and software engineers. Algo is an always on full stack platform with deep learning, augmented reality and workflow automation woven at its core. The platform has a conversational virtual business analyst persona as its primary user interface. The company is enjoying sustainable growth creating tremendous net new value for its customers world-wide.

Amjad completed his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering with Honors from UET Lahore. He earned his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UMIST, in the United Kingdom and an Advanced Analytics MBA from MIT. He has completed general management programs at Harvard and Stanford business schools. Amjad deeply cares about ethical issues surrounding AI and its societal impact.

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