Franz Dill on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Published April 23, 2023 by Nina Pearl in
Franz Dill is a retired P&G Technologist and independent consultant in AI and analytics. We wanted to tap into Franz’s experience and expertise in technology to talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI) – a topic that is suddenly, everything, everywhere, all at once. Franz worked at P&G for 30+ years, where he served as a Chief Scientist for analytics and as an emergent technologist. He founded P&G’s groundbreaking contextual innovation centers, established the company’s Web 2.0 capabilities, wrote one of the most-read blogs in the organization, and was also a member of the Cognitive Alliance Analysis Council.
Since retiring in 2008, Franz has remained an active consultant in Business Intelligence and Marketing, Retail Innovation, AI, and Business Process Improvement. Franz has also consulted with groups like GE Aviation and as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. Franz has a degree in astrophysics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s in Industrial Mathematics from the University of Florida. With the rapid advancements in AI changing every day, things discussed in this March 2023 conversation may already have moved – but there are a lot of fundamentals in this candid conversation that make sense.