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Jun 23, 2021

Welcome to. Strategy Skills episode 159, an episode with Ash Fontana on the future of AI. Ash just published a great book on AI, THE AI-FIRST COMPANY, please see a link below.


Among other insights, Fontana shows readers how to:

  • Make AI your company’s first priority.
  • Identify the most valuable data.
  • Build AI teams.
  • Create AI budgets.
  • Integrate AI with existing processes.
  • Measure its effectiveness.
  • Reinvest the profits from automation to build a competitive advantage.

About the Author

Ash Fontana became one of the most recognized startup investors in the world after launching online investing at AngelList. He then became a Managing Director of Zetta Venture Partners, the first investment fund that focused on AI. The firm was the lead investor in category-defining AI companies such as Kaggle, Domino, Tractable, Lilt and Invenia

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