Rob Thomas, leader of IBM’s Data and AI division, talks with host Al Martin about the need to de-mystify AI. In particular, Rob recommends a "fail fast" approach to data science: run wide-ranging but short-term experiments — and expect disappointment on the way to insight. This episode offers a host of such suggestions, plus thoughtful leadership advice and tips for motivation. Part 1 of 2. --------------------------- Show Notes 00:00 - Check us out on YouTube and SoundCloud. 00:10 - Connect with Producer Steve Moore on LinkedIn and Twitter. 00:15 - Connect with Producer Liam Seston on LinkedIn and Twitter. 00:20 - Connect with Producer Rachit Sharma on LinkedIn. 00:25 - Connect with Host Al Martin on LinkedIn and Twitter. 00:55 - Connect with Rob Thomas on LinkedIn and Twitter. 04:01 - Discover what big data and A.I. have in store. 06:22 - Learn more about IBM's Think conference here. 06:48 - Read more on Watson anywhere here. 10:24 - There is no A.I. without I.A. 23:21 - Check out Al's talk at Think 2019 with Jeff Jonas here. 23:51 - Check out this interview with Rob Thomas at Think 2019 here.