• Book cover AI&U - Translating Artificial Intelligence into Business

    2020 Edition!

    The Book AI&U

    The next technology to create the biggest and widest impact on all aspects of our lifestyle, industries, and society has arrived. It is Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its newly acquired magic of Deep Machine Learning. AI is the next big thing and will transform all businesses.

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  • The definitive guide on AI

    "AI&U is the definitive guide for business on Artificial Intelligence. In one weekend with the book, business leaders will gain critical insight and tools to start using AI to generate value for customers and enhance competitive advantage for the company."


    - Rosedel Davies-Adewebi, Senior Manager, Innovation

    United Nations Global Compact

    Clear, concise, actionable

    "A very clear explanation of why AI is now delivering on its decade-old promise, how every area of life and technology will be affected, a very useful explanation of some of the underlying technology, a precise assessment of where the hype is real and where we can...."


    - Oliver Gajek, Entrepreneur

  • AI&U

    Podcast Series


    A weekly podcast series on

    all AI topics.

    By Sharad Gandhi and Christian Ehl

    with other AI experts as guest speakers.

  • Podcast 17

    AI and sensors

    Podcast 16

    Prediction: Free Health Care

    Podcast 15

    AI in B2B and B2C Applications

    Podcast 14

    The World's First Podcast With a Robot

    Podcast 13

    AI and Health Care

    Podcast 12

    Impact of AI on People’s Daily Life

    Podcast 11

    Important Questions for Business on AI

    Podcast 10

    AI&U Episode 10 The AI Canvas

    Podcast 9

    AI&U Episode 9 Value of AI for Business

    Podcast 8

    AI&U Episode 8 AI and Human in the Loop - Guest Sara Wasif of Pactera

    Podcast 7

    Human Level AI - Impressions from HLAI Conference

    Podcast 6

    AI and Algorithms

    Podcast 5

    Chatbots based on AI

    Podcast Episode 4

    Important Quotes

    Podcast 3

    Bias in AI decisions

    Podcast 2

    Data, the fuel for Artificial Intelligence

    Podcast 1

    AI black box and transparency of AI decisions

  • The AI&U Canvas

    AI&U Canvas -

    Your AI Strategy Blueprint

    AI&U Canvas captures on one page the most significant factors of your AI solution. These factors are categorized in 8 fields on the canvas. Three fields on the right (green) lists customer facing areas for the solution. Three fields on the left (blue) capture internal considerations for creating the solution. Two fields in the center (yellow) capture the value. Capturing and categorizing these factors in fields provides a practical and visual approach in mapping out the solution in its constituents and facilitates a constructive discussion among various stakeholders.

  • AI&U Workshop and Presentations

    We frequently deliver workshops and presentations on AI.

    Public Speeches

    OSE Symposium, Radio Lora, Bavarian Journalists, Hochschule München


    Bayrischer Rundfunk

    Corporate Workshops

    Oracle, BMW Group, Allianz, Google

    AI Google SPRINTs

    United Nations, WSFS Bank, Tech for Good

    Panel Talks

    UnternehmerTUM, Munich Network, American German Business Club

    Expert Consulting

    GINI, Allmyhomes, Nui, ShareYourSpace, Nemetschek Group, IDEO

  • Google Venture SPRINT: AI&U

    In only 5 days to your AI solution - based on the popular Google Venture SPRINT.


    Understand – a review of AI’s origins, evolution, key concepts, and current implementations help bring the team to a common understanding and sets the stage for the next phases of the workshop.


    Identify – facilitated discussions and a series of ideation exercises are used to generate a robust list of opportunities to apply AI to existing products, services, operations, corporate processes, marketing activities, etc.


    Assess – the list of opportunities are assessed via both qualitative and quantitative methods, incorporating real-time market data, interviews with experts, and analysis. The list is then paired down and top ideas are consolidated into a short list of prioritized strategic initiatives.


    Apply – the leading strategic initiative is validated through development of a realistic prototype that is “good enough” to demonstrate the solution to five customers (internal or external depending on the selected solution). These customers are interviewed to gain immediate feedback on the solution, helping to quickly kill the costly implementation of a bad idea or, more likely, support the refinement and full development of a great idea.

  • Article: AI&U Canvas — 
    A Structured Approach to your AI Project

    Once filled out with the parameters of your business model for AI,
    the AI&U Canvas becomes your AI strategy blueprint.

  • Article: AI is Essentially “Artificial Perception”

    Human intelligence comes from an amazing duality of arriving at conclusions based on perception of patterns, and the contrary, conclusions based on very structured and rational decisions

  • Article: Artificial Intelligence — Demystified

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is arguably the most popular technology topic of our time. AI articles, documentaries, and discussions are flooding every nature of media: popular, technical, social, and political. It captivates the imagination, fantasies, and emotions of all. In spite of so much information, there is a need for clarity around the name and basic concepts of AI.

  • Article: Start with Artificial Intelligence right now!

    The next technology to create the biggest and widest impact on all aspects of our lifestyle, all industries, and our society has arrived. It is Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its newly acquired magic of Machine Learning. AI is the next big thing!

  • Article: How humans and machines learn.

    Learning is a cumulative process of acquiring information and developing skills to figure out how to solve new problems and deal with new situations...

  • Article: Making better decisions.

    Making better decisions is the key to success. Digital technology, especially Artificial Intelligence, is rapidly decreasing the cost of making better decisions in all walks of life. This will have a major impact...

  • Article: Data — the Fuel for Artificial Intelligence.

    Excellent quality of data is as critical for the success of your AI solution as the quality of software for your mission critical programs. Getting data skills is a must have in your AI journey and they are needed to develop ethical AI solutions...


  • About us

    Christian Ehl

    Christian Ehl

    An Internet activist working with people to leverage digital technologies for a good future.

    Christian is Managing Director of HILLERT NEXT.

    Sharad Gandhi

    Sharad Gandhi

    A technology philosopher and strategist creating new business value with digital technologies.

    Sharad Gandhi

    Gates and Company

    A technology-focused consulting firm that works with companies in product development and launch, strategic planning, and market analysis to enhance business value and competitive advantage. With offices in the US and Germany, Gates and Company is an AI&U Workshop preferred implementation partner.

  • Contact

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