June 2023 episode | Ensuring data privacy when using generative AI
The June 2023 episode of the Arizona Technology Council's AZTechCast podcast featured experts including Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai; Demetrius Dillard, senior director of IS/IT at Aspire Indiana Health; and Chris Maeda, chief technology officer at Botco.ai. These leaders joined ...
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What should executives keep in mind when considering the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) to ensure their organization’s data privacy?
The June 2023 episode of the Arizona Technology Council’s AZTechCast podcast featured experts including Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai; Demetrius Dillard, senior director of IS/IT at Aspire Indiana Health; and Chris Maeda, chief technology officer at Botco.ai. These leaders joined Steve Zylstra, Council president and CEO, and Karen Nowicki, president and owner of Phoenix Business RadioX, in discussing how to maintain control over your enterprise data when using large, publicly available generative AI language models.
In this hour-long episode, the panel of three experts explained the difference between generative AI and traditional AI, why generative AI is at the forefront of so many trending technology conversations, why generative AI is an appealing prospect for many organizations and how organizations are using this technology to make their processes more efficient. Throughout this entire conversation, the experts had an honest conversation about the possible dangers of entering data into a large language model and the best practices that organizations should adopt to protect themselves, their data and their customers.
Rebecca Clyde is an accomplished business leader with unique expertise in marketing automation and company building. Prior to Botco.ai, Rebecca founded Ideas Collide, an Inc. 5000 digital agency now in its 15th year serving Fortune 500 companies. She was previously a digital strategist at Intel and holds an MBA from Arizona State University. As co-founder and CEO of Botco.ai, Rebecca played a pivotal role in building Botco.ai’s genAI Chat Cloud, which enables conversations between businesses and their customers that are engaging, personalized and insightful.
As senior director of Information Systems and Technology at Aspire Indiana Health, a fully integrated health care provider, Demetrius oversees all technical, communications and information systems infrastructure. This includes cloud-based server platforms, databases, and systems related to communication and networking. He provides direction, planning, evaluation, recommendation and policy development pertaining to all technology platforms and information security. Throughout this conversation, Demetrius shared the customer perspective and how AI has enabled Aspire Indiana Health to integrate technology that is both purposeful and fiscally responsible.
Also representing Botco.ai, Chris Maeda brings a more technical eye to the technology. He has over 30 of years experience in computer science, machine learning and AI. He is the chief technology officer at Botco.ai and before that, he was the co-founder and chief technology officer of Rubric, amarketing automation platform, the chief technology officer and vice president of Engineering Broadbase and chief technology officer of Kana. Dr. Maeda graduated with a bachelor of science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
In conclusion, these experts concluded that generative AI can be an incredibly power business tool when used carefully and intentionally. By following their recommended best practices, you can help your organization grow its impact. Take a listen below to hear more of what they had to say!
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About Phoenix Business RadioX
Karen Nowicki is the owner and president of Phoenix Business RadioX. Amplifying the voice of business, Phoenix Business RadioX helps local businesses and professional associations get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, profession and community. A successful author, speaker and the creator of Deep Impact Leadership™ and SoulMarks Coaching™, Nowicki is a two-time recipient of the prestigious national Choice Award® for her book and personal development retreat. In addition, Nowicki has been an expert guest on regional TV and radio shows, including Fox Phoenix Morning Show, Sonoran Living, Good Morning Arizona, The Chat Room and Mid-Day Arizona. Recognized for her leadership and business acumen, she has been a regular contributor to many print and online magazines – publishing articles and blogs for business and education.
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