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The AI in Business Podcast is for non-technical business leaders who need to find AI opportunities, align AI capabilities with strategy, and deliver ROI.

Each week, Emerj Artificial Intelligence Research CEO Daniel Faggella interviews top AI executives from Fortune 500 firms and unicorn startups - to uncover trends, use-cases, and best practices for practical AI adoption.

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Mar 7, 2023

Today’s guest is Senior Vice President, Federal, R+D at Palantir, Shannon Clark. Shannon has spent nearly twenty years immersed in the defense sector, both for private contractors and the federal government. In conversation with Emerj CEO Daniel Faggella, Shannon explains the core cultural and technical barriers that make AI readiness challenging in defense – and the best places in the Department of Defense to begin preparing legacy defense systems for AI enhancement. Later, they discuss the high demand for engineers in the federal government and offer advice to AI-driven defense startups. To access Emerj’s frameworks for AI readiness, ROI, and strategy, visit Emerj Plus at