Tomer Garzberg on A.I., how it works and how businesses can use it, plus preparing for a TED talk.


In this episode we interview Tomer Garzberg, CEO & Co-Founder at Gronade – an A.I. solutions company the solves real world problems for data-rich companies. He’s also done a TED talk on data and A.I. for the future of work. In this episode we define A.I., we talk about how it works, we go into how businesses can start using it, and we really take the time to answer all the questions that most businesses have around A.I. Plus we talk a bit about the preparation that goes into a TED talk.


  • 00:00:00 Tony announces Web Profits most recent award.
  • 00:01:09 Introduction to Tomer G on the Growth Manifesto Podcast.
  • 00:01:55 How Alex met Tomer G.
  • 00:02:44 Tomer G on his TED talk – ‘What Happens When We Take Humans Out of Work’.
  • 00:06:19 Discussion on robotics & AI. ‘Let’s Take Away The Fear’.
  • 00:08:58 Would future jobs be training AI?
  • 00:11:51 Tomer’s thoughts on machine learning.
  • 00:13:55 What if you don’t have data to train AI with?
  • 00:15:18 If you don’t have data then how do you get it?
  • 00:17:03 ‘Who actually gives a shit in 100 years?’ Tomer G.
  • 00:20:05 Will AI be in the form of an app?
  • 00:21:45 ‘This is where I get scared’ Tony Kiss. What happens when highly skilled trades get replaced by AI?
  • 00:23:32 What are some of the companies that are using AI really effectively at the moment?
  • 00:25:29 Potential applications of AI.
  • 00:26:59 AI will forever need data.
  • 00:27:45 Are we trying to replicate God? Will Killer drones take over? Will Siri or Google try to kill me?
  • 00:29:37 Is AI good or bad?
  • 00:29:49 Did AI Created its own language?
  • 00:31:08 Are companies moving towards using more AI?
  • 00:33:03 How do I start creating AI for my business? Wheres the first place to start?
  • 00:38:52 AI’s application in predicting bad trends for empathetic decision making.
  • 00:41:21 What type of data do clients give you?
  • 00:42:32 AI explanation simplified.
  • 00:44:18 AI is science and data-driven however it will need support to enable machine learning.
  • 00:45:42 AI’s Hero Journey
  • 00:46:43 What will we do with all our free time as a result of AI?
  • 00:48:21 How does our future, in the hands of the data giants, play out with AI in the picture?
  • 00:52:10 You could build a piece of software to do very bad things with data.
  • 00:52:46 AI is the new oilfield of the digital world.
  • 00:53:30 You’re going to have people that do good and bad. The impact of this?
  • 00:55:20 AI and human intentions.
  • 00:55:38 What’s the process that you go through to prepare for a TED talk?
  • 01:01:42 What were some of the memory techniques that TED coaches gave you?
  • 01:05:30 Not just remembering your speech, but performing it to an audience.
  • 01:06:29 The most transformational part of doing a TED Talk.
  • 01:07:50 Speaking in front of crowds boosts brand awareness 10x.
  • 01:10:46 What’s your company name and website?
  • 01:12:07 Law firm AI application example.
  • 01:15:17 Is there a certain size an organisation needs to be to use AI?
  • 01:18:34 Thank you Tomer G for coming on to The Growth Manifesto Podcast
  • 01:19:39 When your next speaking gig?


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