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Jordan Levine

14 Podcast Episodes

Latest 28 Aug 2021 | Updated Daily

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Jordan Levine: We Need a Smarter Approach to Combatting AI Bias

The Business of Data Podcast

Jordan Levine, MIT Lecturer and Partner at Dynamic Ideas, outlines why he believes executives and regulators must do more to combat AI bias – and what they can do about it. When the EU announced its proposed new AI legislation in April 2021, the bloc touted the new laws as a necessary step to ensure Europeans can trust AI technologies. But for Jordan Levine, Partner at consulting firm Dynamic Ideas, the proposals are something of a ‘blunt instrument’. In this week’s Business of Data podcast, Levine argues that this kind of legislation is, at best, a starting point. It’s up to AI-focused executives to sit down and implement practical frameworks for ensuring AI is used responsibly in their organizations. “I'm 100% supportive of the government getting involved in establishing the rules,” he says. “[But] I hope that both academics and business [and] society-conscious individuals get excited and say, ‘OK, how do we refine this?’” In Levine’s experience, there are many things that can cause ethical issues when enterprises put AI or analytics models into production. That’s why much of the work he does at Dynamic Ideas is geared toward educating people about AI bias challenges. He says it’s important for businesses to have both clear mitigation strategies to combat ethical issues such as biased decision-making and the right tools or technologies to orchestrate those strategies in practice. “What I try to do is show how to mitigate those issues and then show actual techniques that exist today, [so] that you can leverage open-source software to do the processing,” he says. Levine argues that business leaders must use a framework like the one he’s developed to make sure they are aware of the ethical issues that may arise from the ways they’re using AI and analytics. This will allow them to take steps to make sure these issues are addressed. “I hope they can use this framework to actually challenge their analytics groups,” he says. “To actually sit down with the individuals writing the algorithms and confirming whether the issue does or does not exist.” However, Levine concedes that no framework for combatting AI bias can ever really be complete. Technology is constantly evolving, and enterprises are constantly innovating with it. So, AI-focused executives must be vigilant and reevaluate their AI practices regularly with an ethics lens. Levine concludes: “The more precise that we can get in terms of bias and ethics and the more, the more discrete issues we can identify and then think through how to mitigate them and show examples of mitigation, I think, the better we all are.” Key Takeaways · Regulatory compliance is not the same as ethical behavior.Enterprises must go beyond what’s required of them by law to ensure their AI practices are ethical · Executives must be aware of potential ethical issues. If executives don’t know the specific risks that come with adopting AI technologies, they will struggle to ensure the right processes are in place to mitigate them · AI ethics frameworks must be updated regularly. AI-focused executives must constantly reevaluate their AI ethics strategies to ensure their teams are following current industry best practices

26mins

1 Jul 2021

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Pt 2 with CAR Chief Economist Jordan Levine

The Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show and Podcast

Jordan Levine is VP and Chief Economist for the California Association of Realtors where he is responsible for the housing market and economic trends and analysis, policy analysis, and data work in a variety of contexts.  Additionally, He manages an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa practice, helping to establish regional centers with I-924 economic impact reports across California and the U.S. region, and has provided I-526 impact and job creation analyses for many more individual projects across the nation. Past projects have included call centers, residential real estate developments, mixed-use developments, hotels, retail businesses, high-tech manufacturing, biotechnology, ambulatory health care facilities, assisted living facilities, agricultural enterprises, movie studios, and grocery stores, among others. Well versed in critical issues related to USCIS approval of I-526 and I-924 EB5 applications like construction jobs, tenant occupancy, and establishing a causal nexus.  One critical characteristic that sets Jordan apart from other number crunchers is his ability to communicate complex economic concepts and ideas in a clear and effective style. He has spoken to a variety of groups, ranging in size from small groups of 5-10 to over 800, including industry groups like the California Bankers Association (CBA) and the California State Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), elected officials such as the California State Controller's Office, various local government bodies like County Boards of Supervisors. In addition, he regularly contributes to radio and newspaper articles. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree with Merit in International Economics from the University of Sussex.  Prior to joining C.A.R., Jordan worked in consulting as an economist and director of economic research where he oversaw all research and economic analysis on California’s economy and housing market and regularly spoke to trade groups, public officials, businesses, and the media.The Norris Group originates and services loans in California and Florida under California DRE License 01219911, Florida Mortgage Lender License 1577, and NMLS License 1623669.  For more information on hard money lending, go www.thenorrisgroup.com and click the Hard Money tab.Video LinkRadio Show

28mins

22 Jan 2021

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Muffins Are Breakfast Cupcakes (feat. Jordan Levine)

Coffee Sip with Chris Hudson

ay AYYY today we're joined by JORDAN LEVINE (Wonderbooks, In The Pocket: Live) to talk what the labels on coffee really mean and the way desserts snuck into breakfast. Plus, I taste a special mystery coffee! we dig deep into the corridors of power on this one Follow us on Instagram: @coffeesippod @chriees @jordanlevinedesign @wonderbooksbrand @wonderwares And on Twitter: @cwhudson @LevineJordan

17mins

18 Jan 2021

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California Association of Realtors Chief Economist Jordan Levine with Bruce Norris Part 1

The Norris Group Real Estate Radio Show and Podcast

Jordan Levine is VP and Chief Economist for the California Association of Realtors where he is responsible for the housing market and economic trends and analysis, policy analysis, and data work in a variety of contexts.  Additionally, He manages an EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa practice, helping to establish regional centers with I-924 economic impact reports across California and the U.S. region, and has provided I-526 impact and job creation analyses for many more individual projects across the nation. Past projects have included call centers, residential real estate developments, mixed-use developments, hotels, retail businesses, high-tech manufacturing, biotechnology, ambulatory health care facilities, assisted living facilities, agricultural enterprises, movie studios, and grocery stores, among others. Well versed in critical issues related to USCIS approval of I-526 and I-924 EB5 applications like construction jobs, tenant occupancy, and establishing a causal nexus.  One critical characteristic that sets Jordan apart from other number crunchers is his ability to communicate complex economic concepts and ideas in a clear and effective style. He has spoken to a variety of groups, ranging in size from small groups of 5-10 to over 800, including industry groups like the California Bankers Association (CBA) and the California State Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO), elected officials such as the California State Controller's Office, various local government bodies like County Boards of Supervisors. In addition, he regularly contributes to radio and newspaper articles. Jordan has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a master’s degree with Merit in International Economics from the University of Sussex.  Prior to joining C.A.R., Jordan worked in consulting as an economist and director of economic research where he oversaw all research and economic analysis on California’s economy and housing market and regularly spoke to trade groups, public officials, businesses, and the media.The Norris Group originates and services loans in California and Florida under California DRE License 01219911, Florida Mortgage Lender License 1577, and NMLS License 1623669.  For more information on hard money lending, go www.thenorrisgroup.com and click the Hard Money tab.Video LinkRadio Show

28mins

15 Jan 2021

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The Analytics Edge for National Security (Jordan Levine) - Disruptive Thinkers #2

Minimum Viable Podcast (MVP)

Jordan Levine, a Partner at Dynamic Ideas, discusses analytics for national security at a DEF Washington DC event. In addition to his depth of knowledge, Jordan developed an analytics training product that is being piloted under an AFWERX SBIR contract for the entire DoD. Here's a description of that course: ----------------- You can't look an algorithm in the eye. Because you can't look an algorithm in the eye, leaders must know how to inspect and audit algorithms. We have developed our course with three areas of focus:  Learn from real case studies - We demonstrate the state of the art of analytics capabilities to your organization by investigating actual implemented use cases.  Rely on a proven framework for analytics success - We equip you to translate these proven implementations to your own day jobs by reinforcing a common accessible framework.  Present strategies for avoiding common pitfalls We enable you to identify and mitigate the common failure modes encountered by organizations in the implementation of these techniques. Ultimately, we equip you with the skills to successfully run and manage an analytics endeavor. No coding required. Anyone in the National Security sector who wants to understand algorithms and how to inspect and audit them to understand at a deeper level what they can provide especially as it relates to analytics.  ----------------- Jordan Levine is a partner at Dynamic Ideas, an organization committed to spreading powerful ideas in the areas of analytics, operations research, and their applications. He focuses his energy on creating digitally accessible training and education products that make analytics accessible to leaders. After serving as a communications officer in the United States Marine Corps, Jordan spent seven years at McKinsey & Company.  The latter half of his time, he served as the global learning and development lead for analytics. There, he architected a strategy and oversaw a learning team that engaged ~4,000 McKinsey colleagues per year at the executive, manager, and technical talent levels. Key milestones included the creation of a cohort of 1,000+ ‘Analytics Translators’ and the development of novel approaches to on-board and integrate analytics technical talent as well as assess their technical competence in a business environment.  Prior to leading analytics learning, he was an engagement manager in the operations practice with a focus in supply chain management. Jordan holds a master’s in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and mathematics degree from the United States Naval Academy.

48mins

18 Oct 2020

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Giants' Post Training Camp Discussion with Paul Dottino and Jordan Levine

Big Blue In The Bronx

In this episode of the Big Blue In The Bronx Podcast, Alex and allnysports.com editor Jordan Levine talk with Giants beat reporter (WFAN, Giants.com, and MSG) Paul Dottino as he provides his insight, based on what he has heard from inside the organization, regarding the upcoming season and provides his thoughts on the final-53 man roster. Subscribe if you are new to our YouTube channel. Like and comment on our videos. Our podcasts are available on YT, Spotify, Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Castbox, and Google Play. You can rate us at podchaser.com. Follow our Instagram and Twitter page @BigBlueInTheBronx. Here is our discord server for podcast fans, Giants fans, MLB fans, Yankees fans, and for NFL fans: https://discord.gg/8CDNcE

53mins

5 Sep 2020

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The Cumminsville Murders (feat. Jordan Levine)

Wiki Freaks

We got J-Lo himself, Jordan Levine, CEO of Wonderbooks on the pod this week, and let me tell you it's a LAUGH RIOT! In our gradual transition to being a "mean podcast", We talk about supply chains, Nietzsche (again), Pyramid Schemes, and the hilariously named Cumminsville Murders. Also something is wonky about Arta's audio and he keeps sounding like he has a way deeper voice than IRL.

1hr 7mins

30 Apr 2020

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Episode 145 ft. Jordan Levine - Das Kapital

Live From The Studio

Jordan Levine returns for ancient Bible stories and the Communism debate.Follow Jordan on everything!@ JordanLevineDesign... and check out Wonderbooks.@ WonderbooksBrandOriginally recorded April 25, 2019.

3hr 48mins

2 May 2019

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Episode 14: How California’s Economic Outlook Affects Real Estate Investors, Featuring Jordan Levine of C.A.R.

Property Management Brainstorm

California Association of Realtors Deputy Chief Economist, Jordan Levine, joins Bob on this episode of Property Management Brainstorm to talk about the economic outlook for the California real estate market. Jordan’s work for C.A.R. uses data to understand the market throughout the state of California. He not only shares what he has seen so far in 2019 but what the current economic outlook for real estate means for those considering investing in property. If you are interested in real estate investing or simply want to know more about the California market, you don’t want to miss this episode! For more information about C.A.R., click on this link to the C.A.R. Website. This episode is always available for listening, sharing, or download at Property Management Brainstorm. Outline of This Episode [2:10] Who Jordan is and what he does[5:55] An update on Q1 of 2019[8:10] How consumer confidence and the real estate market are connected[12:45] The market explained by generation[14:08] Metrics for tracking homes sold per year[18:34] An exodus from California[22:58] How an economic recession affects real estate investing[26:48] The rental market in California An update on Q1 for 2019 Jordan shares that Q1 of 2019 has been a wild ride - statewide, nationally, and globally. The markets are all over the map. Because of this, consumer confidence is all over the map. Consumer spending has dropped as well as rates. Jordan is fairly confident that this volatility that has been seen so far in the year will stay for the remainder. The question of how long can the economy actually hold up is the main question underlying consumer skepticism. Historically, you don’t see extensions that last 10 years or more and the current expansion is very close to that 40 quarter limit. Be sure to take all of this into account as Jordan shares more on the California real estate market in this episode! How consumer confidence, economic outlook, and real estate are connected Consumer confidence plays a more specific role in the real estate sector. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases a person may make, so when the public begins to fear that the economy may tank, they are more reluctant to make big-ticket purchases. Jordan shares that in his research 3 out of 4 people are saying now is not a good time to buy a home. With a lack of confidence in the current economy, the demand for real estate goes down. Currently, Jordan is seeing houses being discounted and days on the market rising. This points to fewer people buying. There is still psychological scar tissue from the last economic downturn, causing the market to slow. Why a yield curve inversion is important to note A yield curve is looking at yields on different government bonds on different levels of maturity. Buying a bond is loaning the US government money, and the return is a function of the inherent risk. To tie up money for 30 years with a 30-year bond is more risk, so there are higher interest rates on this longer-term borrowing. Because loaning the government money for longer gives you more exposure to their bad choices, there should be a higher return for the risk. On the shorter end of the yield curve is a short term bond. There are typically a lot fewer question marks about what the next 3 months look like. Because the risk is lower, there is less compensation. HOWEVER, when the yield curve inverts, it tells you what people are thinking about the current economy. Shorter bonds are giving higher returns because there are fears on the shorter term and underlying risks in the short run in the economy. Because of this, a yield curve inversion is a good way to predict future recessions. Resource

34mins

2 May 2019

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Ep. 21 - Jordan Levine Presents a Chunk of Milk

Dan Has Jokes

I know what you’re thinking: ANOTHER milk joke? God it seems like every comedian out there is doing nothing but milk jokes. Amirite? Nevertheless Jordan is determined to put a unique spin on the genre of milk-related comedy. Meanwhile Dan is getting caught up in bathroom stall drama. Jordan Levine is a man of many talents, though as an improv artist he is currently between troupes. He discusses the development of his world-famous opening catchphrase, much to Dan’s delight. The two reminisce about working on a bad joke together at an open mic. They talk about using comedy to make a point, and about how important it is to put effort into performing no matter how small the audience is. Dan shares a brand new, completely untested joke idea about becoming invested in the drama of comments written inside bathroom stalls, and he and Jordan consider the bathroom stall as perhaps the least nuanced form of political discourse. Then Jordan shares a whole string of milk jokes, and Dan finds the bit to be solid, though he offers some ideas on a cow-related bit. Afterward, Dan and Jordan discuss a listener-submitted joke about why weed is better than booze.

1hr 6mins

26 Nov 2018

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