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Voices in AI – Episode 63: A Conversation with Hillery Hunter

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 63 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Hillery Hunter discuss AI, deep learning, power efficiency, and understanding the complexity of what AI does with the data it is fed. Hillery Hunter is an IBM Fellow and holds an MS and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Visit www.VoicesinAI.com to listen to this one-hour podcast or read the full transcript.

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today, our guest is Hillery Hunter. She is an IBM Fellow, and she holds an MS and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Welcome to the show, Hillery.

Thank you it’s such a pleasure to be here today, looking forward to this discussion, Byron.

So, … Read More »


Seven lessons from writing the report, Scaling DevOps in the Enterprise

Over the past couple of months I’ve been collating a report about DevOps, which I hope to be out in August (all being well, with a following wind). I’ve taken briefings, had interviews and conversations, and generally made a nuisance of myself. The goal was, and remains, to go beyond “DevOps, is great, come on board” evangelism, and address the simple, yet profound question: how to scale DevOps from small initiatives, towards making it work across the enterprise?

Despite my background in various areas of dev and ops, and the many reports, articles and research notes I have written on the topic, I confess to have started the process with a soupçon of imposter syndrome: what if I was to find this was a non-question: “Oh, come on, man! We sorted it. You know, these days, it just… works!”

Over the period, … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 62: A Conversation with Atif Kureishy

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 62 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Atif Kureishy discussing AI, deep learning, and the practical examples and implications in the business market and beyond. Atif Kureishy is the Global VP of Emerging Practices at Think Big, a Teradata company. He also has a B.S. in physics and math from the University of Maryland as well as an MS in distributive computing from Johns Hopkins University.

Visit www.VoicesinAI.com to listen to this one-hour podcast or read the full transcript.

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Atif Kureishy. He is the Global VP of Emerging Practices, which is AI and deep learning at Think Big, a Teradata company. He holds a BS in Physics and … Read More »


Five questions for… Ali Hadavizadeh, Farm491

Food security is a growing concern for many, as we live longer and as the population grows. It goes without saying that technology can help; more interesting is how agriculture has been a slow adopter of some of the more leading edge (dare I say digital) technologies. I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the Alliston Centre at the UK’s Royal Agricultural University: as well as being host to general regional development as part of the Gloucestershire Growth Hub network, the centre operates as an incubation centre for AgriTech businesses, under the umbrella of the RAU’s Farm491 initiative.

So, will Farm491 deliver the kinds of innovations we need in both farming practices and underlying technologies? I spoke to Ali Hadavizadeh, Programme Manager for Farm491 and startup business mentor, to find out more.

1. What problem is Farm 491 … Read More »


Voices in AI – Episode 61: A Conversation with Dr. Louis Rosenberg

Today’s leading minds talk AI with host Byron Reese

About this Episode

Episode 61 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Dr. Louis Rosenberg talking about AI and swarm intelligence. Dr. Rosenberg is the CEO of Unanimous AI. He also holds a B.S., M.S., and a PhD in Engineering from Stanford.

Visit www.VoicesinAI.com to listen to this one-hour podcast or read the full transcript.

Transcript Excerpt

Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI, brought to you by GigaOm. I’m Byron Reese and today I’m excited that our guest is Louis Rosenberg. He is the CEO at Unanimous A.I. He holds a B.S. in Engineering, an M.S. in Engineering and a PhD in Engineering all from Stanford. Welcome to the show, Louis.

Dr. Louis Rosenberg: Yeah, thanks for having me.

So tell me a little bit about why do you have a company? Why are you … Read More »


Five questions for… the Thinaire platform

Ever since I was involved in developing a mobile application myself, I have gained an undue fascination of mobile application platforms – also known as, “why bother building all the component pieces, when they should be a solved problem?” The retail space is no exception, as stores feel they need to get onto the mobile bandwagon but can to easily end up reinventing the wheel without feeling the potential benefits.

Solving this is not as simple as it seems – retailers want to be customer focused without becoming creepy; they want to optimise their interactions and grow loyalty without unnecessary intrusion; as they look to become more effective and efficient, they want to learn by doing, but their well-meant efforts can become expensive dead-ends. It’s too easy to blow the budget before achieving the goals, even if these are known at … Read More »