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Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch on AI, Enterprises, and Startups

In this episode, Frank and Andy talk to two guests, Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch, co-founders of Cognilytica and co-hosts of the AI Today podcast.


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Notable Quotes

Cognilytica is amazing!([04:00])
All chatbots are dumb – for now. ([09:00])
Machine Learning vs. Machine Reasoning ([11:30])
The DIKUW Pyramid ([11:55])
More about Knowledge Graph… ([14:00])
More about Common Sense… ([15:00])
On generalization ([16:05])
ML and the Elephant in the Room ([16:22])
Movie reference: Guardians of the Galaxy ([17:00])
How did the AI Today podcast get started? ([18:00])
AI Today podcast with Dragos Margineantu, AI Chief Technologist at Boeing ([19:44])
Is AI retro? ([22:50])
Movie Reference: Short Circuit ([23:30])
Did you find data or did data find you? (0[25:00])
Tech Breakfast DC ([28:30])
AOL plug ([31:25])
What’s your favorite part of your current gig? ([32:00])
More about pseudo-AI… ([33:45])
Shout-out to Brent Ozar (just not by name) ([38:00])
When I’m not working, I enjoy ___? ([39:45])
I think the coolest thing in technology is ___? ([41:12])
Bubble programming language ([42:15])
I look forward to the day when I can use technology to ___. ([45:00])
“Don’t overshare…” ([46:30])
The loneliest people ([47:00])
Warning: Do not watch movies while driving. ([48:30])
Also, eating tacos while driving is difficult. ([49:00])
“Lefties are alright…” – Kathleen ([49:30])
Ron may be a pool shark. ([51:30])
Ron and Kathleen write for TechTarget and Forbes. ([53:00])
Ron’s book recommendation: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution ([56:00])
Kathleen’s book recommendation: My Not-So-Perfect Life ([57:00])
Kathleen’s other book recommendation: The Glass Castle ([57:40])
You can glamp at Sandy River in Farmville ([1:00:00])

About the author, Frank

Frank La Vigne is a software engineer and UX geek who saw the light about Data Science at an internal Microsoft Data Science Summit in 2016. Now, he wants to share his passion for the Data Arts with the world.

He blogs regularly at and has a YouTube channel called Frank's World TV. (www.FranksWorld.TV). Frank has extensive experience in web and application development. He is also an expert in mobile and tablet engineering. You can find him on Twitter at @tableteer.