Episode 34 – Pilot Growth

There’s a lot of excitement about the potential value of artificial intelligence. And we are hearing a great deal about exciting demos in a variety of sectors. However, we are also in a phase where a lot of PE firms are somewhat skeptical as to whether or not it can actually help them. How do firms evaluate the opportunities and limitations? How best to handle the complexity of ethics, transparency, and bias?

AI can be viewed as a cognitive prosthetic for business intelligence. Pioneer companies are already using AI to innovate and grow fast. William Lee and Neil Callahan of Pilot Growth Equity are here to share their insights on the implications of the AI paradigm shift in the transformation of all business processes within organizations, and their experience working with AI in portfolio companies. They are using their deep industry, analytics and technology expertise to help their portfolio companies get real value from these technologies – now. Will and Neil talk us through their experience of joining data science and investment expertise. We discuss what AI is, conditions required for success and how AI can be leveraged within portfolio companies.

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Pilot Growth Equity – https://www.pilotgrowth.com
William Lee – https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-lee-05a8091
Neil Callahan – https://www.linkedin.com/in/neilcallahan
r4 – r4.co/

Thank you so much for joining us this week. This show was hosted by Lisa Weaver-Lambert.

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