735: A.I. Product Management, with Google DeepMind's Head of Product, Mehdi Ghissassi

Super Data Science: ML & AI Podcast with Jon Krohn

Nov 28 2023 • 1 hr 21 mins

Artificial General Intelligence, AlphaGo, and Google DeepMind: Jon Krohn speaks to Mehdi Ghissassi, Director of Product Management at Google DeepMind, about the ethics and social impact of AI, keeping up with AI releases with safety in mind, and other pressing AI problems that keep him awake at night. In this episode, Mehdi and Jon also take a broader look at the current AI landscape, the opportunities for AI investors and startups, and what AI product managers need to get ahead.

This episode is brought to you by Gurobi, the Decision Intelligence Leader,  and by CloudWolf, the Cloud Skills platform. Interested in sponsoring a SuperDataScience Podcast episode? Visit JonKrohn.com/podcast for sponsorship information.

In this episode you will learn:
• How DeepMind seeks to ‘solve intelligence’ [05:14]
• The impact of AGI’s capabilities on medicine [16:37]
• How the general public might come to apply future AI systems [28:09]
• How working on product development for Africa has shaped Mehdi’s perspective on AI’s potential and challenges [37:17]
• How to stay on top of rapid changes in AI [39:17]
• What investors look for in AI startups [59:16]
• Tips for product managers [1:03:34]

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