We’ve officially wrapped another phenomenal ScaleUp:AI event, bringing together nearly 3,000 leaders, decision-makers, builders, and visionaries in AI. With 12 sessions, exclusive research announced, and nearly 40 speakers packed into a single day, it’s tough to summarize just a few learnings! Here’s some of what our attendees took away as key insights.
Before we jump into the content, a huge thank you to our presenting partners — AWS and NYSE — our network partners Riviera and T200 — and our portfolio partners, who represent some of the most exciting innovation happening in AI right now: 6sense, A.team, Abnormal, Acceldata, AIVF, CommandBar, ContractPodAI, Deci, Featurespace, Jit, Pathlight, Privacera, Reco, Rohirrim, Run:AI, Shelf, Slim.ai, Tonic, Valence, Weights & Biases, Workato, Writer.
AI is changing how we work by helping, not replacing, people.
AI is good — and getting increasingly better by the day. But it still requires a human touch and oversight. In several conversations, leaders noted how AI was akin to an intern. It’s smart and can do good work, but you need to review the results before they are shared as truth.
“The role of human intelligence has never been more important”
— CIA Chief Technology Officer, Nand Mulchandani on the possibility of AI replacing analysts and other roles.
Every single company needs to think like a tech company.
Regardless of a company’s industry, trade, or goals, every business needs to adopt a tech-forward mindset. If you don’t consider incorporating AI now, it won’t be possible to compete in the future.
President of Jasper Shane Orlick noted how, in the past few years, talking about leveraging AI was almost embarrassing. But in 2023, if you aren’t thinking about AI – that’s embarrassing.
“Now it’s almost embarrassing if you aren’t using AI in your strategy.”
— Jasper President, Shane Orlick
“Every company can serve clients better by using generative AI.”
—IBM SVP of Software and CCO, Rob Thomas
If you’re selling to, or working with enterprise companies, safety comes first.
Several enterprise leaders shared their experience of working with scaleups. They noted how they were presented with incredible technological opportunities, but scaleups often lack the right procedures around data safety and compliance. Some thoughts about this topic were captured by industry AI leaders in the post below.
Companies are defining responsible AI.
Our responsible AI panel discussed how several companies are leading the charge around AI governance. In general, people rate their level of trust in companies as higher than the level of trust in their own government.
Humans needing to monitor AI was a resurging theme here as well.
“Responsible AI is a human-led, iterative process.”
— Dataiku Responsible AI Lead, Triveni Gandhi
Implementing AI takes time.
In a conversation between Nebula’s Jon Krohn and GitHub COO, Kyle Daigle, Kyle emphasized how difficult it can be to implement new AI tools. Krohn asked Daigle for advice on businesses looking to adopt AI into their development teams.
“Look for tools that don’t require new behavior…don’t underestimate enablement.”
— GitHub COO, Kyle Daigle
Kyle also previewed exclusive new research at ScaleUp:AI, “Developers are the first group to adopt AI at work. Here’s why that matters.”
Dive deeper into the topics
Introducing ScaleUp:AI SoundBytes, an engaging series of AI-centric LinkedIn Live recordings featuring just some of our event portfolio partners: Abnormal Security, CommandBar, Slim.AI, Tonic.ai, Run:ai, A.Team, Featurespace, AIVF, Jit.io, Rohirrim, Valence, Writer, and Privacera.