Real World AI

Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger & Wilson Pang

How can you successfully deploy AI?

When AI works, it’s nothing short of brilliant, helping companies make or save tremendous amounts of money while delighting customers on an unprecedented scale. When it fails, the results can be devastating.

Most AI models never make it out of testing, but those failures aren’t random. This practical guide to deploying AI lays out a human-first, responsible approach that has seen more than three times the success rate when compared to the industry average.

In Real World AIAlyssa Simpson Rochwerger and Wilson Pang share dozens of AI stories from startups and global enterprises alike featuring personal experiences from people who have worked on global AI deployments that impact billions of people every day.

AI for business doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Real World AI uses plain language to walk you through an AI approach that you can feel confident about—for your business and for your customers.

Press & Praise

Shalin Mantri, Group Product Manager, Google

"Real World AI is a call to arms for every AI practitioner. Rochwerger and Pang starkly remind us, with plenty of examples from Google, Uber, and others, that AI isn't a magical elixir that solves every problem, nor is it pixy dust you throw into a product. Thoughtfulness, iteration, and diverse teams are extraordinarily important for building AI products that serve everyone."

Tom Taulli, columnist,; author of Artificial Intelligence Basics

"Building an effective and responsible AI system, which drives strong ROI, is far from easy.  But if companies want to thrive and remain competitive, they will need to find ways to be successful. There is really no alternative. But the good news is that this book provides a solid roadmap, which is backed up with real-world use cases and actionable advice."

Rama Akkiraju, Fellow and CTO of AI Operations, IBM; IBM Master Inventor; Member, IBM Academy of Technology

"Real World AI is filled with practical, firsthand advice for business folks on how to be successful with machine learning technology."

Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger serves as director of product at Blue Shield of California, pursuing her dream of using technology to improve healthcare. She has over a decade of experience in building technical data-driven products and has held numerous leadership roles for machine learning organizations, including VP of AI and data at Appen and director of product at IBM Watson.

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