AI in Action E39: Brian Dalessandro, Head of Data Science at SparkBeyond


Welcome to episode 39 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

Powered by Alldus International, our goal is to share with you the insights of technologists and data science enthusiasts to showcase the excellent work that is being done within AI in the United States and in Europe.

Today's guest is Brian Dalessandro, Head of Data Science at SparkBeyond. Brian is a seasoned Data Science executive, professor and lifelong student whose focus is on making Data Science more accessible and using it to drive impact.

SparkBeyond has built an AI-powered research engine, capable of finding complex patterns in data by understanding their meaning. Operating at the intersection of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence fields, their Machine Learning technology is being used by a growing number of Fortune 500 companies in the various industries.

Founded by AI visionaries and Machine Learning experts in 2013, SparkBeyond's vision is to harness humanity’s collective intelligence to solve the world’s toughest problems. They combine state-of-the-art artificial intelligence technology with large-scale computing to accelerate breakthroughs that are hidden in the data. Their mission is to automate and scale the creative part of research and problem-solving.

In the show, Brian will tell you about:

How SparkBeyond solves the world’s most complex problems 

Use cases of how their platform impacts businesses 

What is unique about SparkBeyond 

Common challenges they need to overcome 

How to influence Data Science within your organisation 

Building an effective Data Science team 

To find out more about Brian and his work at SparkBeyond, check out the website You can also give SparkBeyond a follow on Twitter @sparkbeyond and connect with Brian on Linkedin.

What did you make of Brian's podcast? Where do you see the future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science heading in the next few years? We would love to hear your thoughts on this episode, so please leave a comment below.

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