In this podcast Dennis Mortensen (@DennisMortensen @XdotAI) sat with Vishal Kumar from @AnalyticsWeek to discuss his entrepreneurial journey of building successful analytics startups. He shared how AI is changing the way we look at future workforce. He sheds some light into how workers today could use AI to stay relevant in the #JobsOfFuture. He shared his entrepreneurial journey of being a first entrant into an AI startup around a novel idea. He shared insights into what are some of the challenges one could prepare themselves for while working on new and groundbreaking idea.
0:28 Dennis’s journey
4:46 Dennis’s “why”
9:50 Dennis’s success mantra.
14:45 Making of X.ai
19:03 Educating the market
22:34 Surprises on the way
30:05 Killing the inbox
35:50 Why the calendar?
39:07 About Google.duplex
50:05 Future of work
55:00 Recommended books.
Dennis’s Recommended Read:
The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money by Felix Dennis amzn.to/2vaJ1S4
Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson, Larry Sloman amzn.to/2ACOypK
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight amzn.to/2MaFMAu
Dennis Mortensen is the CEO and co-founder of x.ai.
Dennis is an expert in leveraging data to solve enterprise use cases and a serial entrepreneur who’s successfully exited several companies on that theme.
His long-term vision of killing the inbox led to the formation of x.ai and the creation of Amy + Andrew, artificially intelligent assistants who schedule meetings. He speaks frequently to anyone who’ll listen, from the crowds of Web Summit to his building’s doorman, about an optimistic future for AI, productivity, and the future of work.
Dennis was also an accredited Associate Analytics Instructor at the University of British Columbia and the author of Data Driven Insights, on collecting and analyzing digital data.
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