In this episode we are joined by the Director of AI and Data Operations at XPRIZE whose career path into the world of AI is fascinating. Neama Dadkhahnikoo shares his journey from his early days at Boeing back in 2005, through start up ventures, Techspert and Caregivers Direct, and re-training right through to the present day at XPRIZE.
He reveals how anyone has the potential to make a real difference in using AI to help solve real world problems.
The history of challenge prize competitions and how the British Monarchy were involved
Challenge prize is philanthropy with capitalism thrown in
How a clockmaker determined longitude to win the first ever prize
How industries are born out of successful challenge prize competitions
The impact of XPRIZE on the commercial Space industry
The ethos of XPRIZE- a global positive future movement
How the challenges are chosen
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a $5 million challenge for teams to use AI for good
How to monitor the after prize impact
Three AI XPRIZE finalists - Aifred Health, Marinus Analytics and ZzappMalaria