Addressing the High Failure Rate of AI & ML Projects – Practical Examples from the Field


Despite the rapid evolution of AI, projects still fail at a disappointingly high rate. In the past, capturing data at scale and building models was the challenge, but today we're confronted with the issue of making AI more robust while avoiding the risk of unintended consequences. While the tools are new, many challenges remain the same. In this talk, I will share real-world stories and applied examples that demonstrate:
* How to build the business case for an AI project (and get buy-in)
* Navigating AI project management to prevent failure
* How to mitigate the risks of unintended consequence from using AI


Cal Al-Dhubaib is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and professional speaker on Artificial Intelligence. He founded Pandata to help organizations plan, design, and scale human-centered AI solutions. Pandata has overseen 80+ transformative projects with leading global brands including Parker Hannifin, the Cleveland Museum of Art, FirstEnergy, and Penn State University.

Cal is especially passionate about orchestrating inclusive teams that are empowered to build Trusted AI solutions. He has been recognized as a Notable Immigrant Entrepreneur, Crain's Cleveland 20 in their 20s, and two-time Cleveland Smart 50 recipient. In addition to becoming the first data science graduate from Case Western Reserve University, Cal is also known for his role in advocating for careers and educational pathways in Data Science through workforce development initiatives.

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