This week’s podcast features Mike Semmann, co-founder for Advancing AI Wisconsin and COO for the Wisconsin Bankers Association.

Advancing AI Wisconsin is a grassroots initiative formed about 18 months ago aimed at boosting awareness related to several disruptive innovations — machine learning, artificial intelligence and other technologies.

The initiative is the brainchild of Semmann and co-founders Oliver Buechse and Kurt Hahlbeck. They came together after travelling the country and learning about the numerous applications of artificial intelligence and other tech.

“We need to raise the alarm to generate awareness, so these types of new digitally disruptive technologies can be available to companies,” Semmann said.

The initiative has over 80 members, and hundreds more have signed up to receive additional information. Read the full story here.