AI or Die

by Rehgan Avon

AI or Die is the podcast where we hang out and talk about trends, news, and the great debate of AI. In each episode, hosts (and friends) Rehgan, Nick, and Brendan discuss topics and news in the data & AI space.

Currently, they work together at AlignAI, a tech start-up based in Columbus, Ohio.

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Adopting AI for a ROI Ft. Maya Mikhailov

    Adopting AI for a ROI Ft. Maya Mikhailov

    This week we are joined by Maya Mikhailov. Maya is the Co-Founder & CEO of SAVVI AI and on a mission to make all companies more competitive to leverage the power of AI and machine learning. The company has created a platform and tool to build, launch, and manage their own purposeful machine learning apps for practical everyday business decisions. The company does this in a responsible, transferable and auditable way that is crucial for enterprises who are leveraging machine learning and AI today.On this episode, we discuss recent data and AI trends, how AI is impacting small and large companies, the build vs. buy AI conversation, and how companies are prioritizing use cases for adopting AI to fulfill company objectives.Linkedin: Maya MikhailovSAVVI AILinkedin: AlignAIAlignAI WaitlistAlignAI WebsiteAlignAI Instagram

  • Data Security for AI Models Ft. Jason Montgomery

    Data Security for AI Models Ft. Jason Montgomery

    This week we are joined by Jason Montgomery. Jason is an entrepreneur with almost 30 years of combined experience in systems, software, and cybersecurity engineering in the Data and AI space. Over his career he has worked with Fortune 500s, startups, and government agencies (Department of Defense) to specialize on system hardening and application security. He has Co-Founded and served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at two Ohio startups - making him an influential leader for product and enterprise security, cybersecurity, and generative AI.Currently, Jason is the Co-Founder and CTO of his second startup company: Mantium, which combines cybersecurity and AI into a platform that allows companies to communicate with generative AI models in a secure and responsible way through robust security controls and measures.On this episode, we discuss the Bipartisan Framework for the U.S. AI Act. We also talk about regulations, risk management, building vs. buying generative AI, permission access for models & systems, and secure approaches for leveraging generative AI.Linkedin: Jason MontgomeryMantium WebsiteMantium Security WhitepaperLinkedin: AlignAIAlignAI WaitlistAlignAI WebsiteAlignAI InstagramOWASP ChirpsGitHub RepoSuperDataScience Podcast Episode

  • AI Strategy & Governance Ft. Salema Rice

    AI Strategy & Governance Ft. Salema Rice

    Welcome back to episode 8. This week we are joined by Salema Rice. Salema is the CEO and Founder of CDO Today. Throughout the course of her career, she has established a decorative portfolio by being a builder, lawmaker, and a strategic driver within the Data and AI space. Salema has been an industry Chief Data Officer (CDO) for almost 20 years and has thrived within the industry for over 25 years.Now, with CDO Today, she finds herself in a Strategic Advisor role, as she works with hundreds of C-Level Executives by creating a "think tank" for CDOs by CDOs. It is a private community with executive mentorship, board advisory, and thought leadership. CDO Today allows Salema to be a voice for the industry, especially with the uptick of evolutionary technology being built and released within the world today.This episode we discuss the #1 topic that enterprises are leveraging for generative AI, how CDOs are thinking about AI strategy, guidelines and guardrails for Data Governance, and how critical data can solve organizational problems.Salema Rice Linkedin: Linkedin: Website: Waitlist: Instagram:

  • Treating Data & AI as Products

    Treating Data & AI as Products

    This week Rehgan Avon, Nick Woo, and Brendan Kelly meet in-person to chat about recent news in the data and AI world, along with, several other key topics.We discuss how data has transformed into being a product, rather than a project. Not to mention, how the user experience (UX) can benefit from leveraging data in their flow of work. Many organizations and teams are wondering how to learn from and validate generative AI. We talk about how generative AI is a single component within the large realm of the data and AI ecosystem.We talk through practices for how to use Large Language Models (LLMs) by providing context within prompts to drive better results from the models.

  • Scaling MLOps ft. Michael Cavaretta of Ford Motors

    Scaling MLOps ft. Michael Cavaretta of Ford Motors

    This week we are joined by Michael Cavaretta of Ford Motors. Mike is currently an Analytics Executive in manufacturing at Ford Motors.We discuss scaling MLOps in an organization and delivering capabilities. Not to mention, incorporating models into a critical operation.Many organizations struggle to have business outcomes from implementing MLOps, we discuss how Mike is currently addressing that within his current organization.We teamed up with Ford Motors recently to write a playbook, check it out in our resources.