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Utilizing AI - The Enterprise AI Podcast

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AI is getting real, moving out of academia and hyperscale and into the enterprise. Businesses are adopting AI in strategically, and IT companies are deploying AI technologies in their products. This podcast focuses on practical applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the mode… read more

61 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

3x12: Democratizing Unstructured Data at Scale with Edward Cui of Graviti

November 30th, 2021


Machine learning applications require massive datasets, but it can be challenging to build and store large amounts of unstructured data. In this episode of Utilizing AI, Edward Cui of Graviti discusses his creation of …

3x11: Putting Data Science Into Everyone's Hands with Amanda Kelly of Streamlit

November 16th, 2021


Data science and machine learning developments can't have an impact if they don't get into everyone's hands. In this episode, Amanda Kelly of Streamlit joins Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett to talk about the …

3x10: Democratizing Data Infrastructure for ML with Melisa Tokmak of Scale AI

November 9th, 2021


Data is the most important component of AI implementation, but most companies neglect data infrastructure and focus too much on the ML models. In this episode of the Utilizing AI podcast, Melisa Tokmak of Scale AI joins …

3x09: Focusing MLOps on the Data Scientist with Adam Probst of ZenML

November 2nd, 2021


Many data scientists and ML engineers have faced the challenge of putting AI models into production, and this is the core of MLOps. In this episode, Adam Probst, Co-Founder of ZenML, joins Frederic Van Haren and Stephen …

3X08: The Invisible Workers Behind the AI Algorithms with Alexandrine Royer

October 26th, 2021


AI is spreading around the world, both in terms of technology and workforces. Many tasks that support artificial intelligence are being outsourced …

3X07: The Trillion-Parameter ML Model with Cerebras Systems

October 19th, 2021


Demand for AI compute is growing faster than conventional systems architecture can match, so companies like Cerebras Systems are building massive special-purpose processing units. In this episode, Andy Hock, VP of …

3x06: Fighting Nightmare Bacteria Using AI with Sriram Chandrasekaran

October 12th, 2021


It is sometimes hard to see how AI technology benefits society, but applications like drug discovery really bring the power home. Sriram …

3x05: The Philosophical and Religious Aspects of AI

October 5th, 2021


In this episode, we consider the moral and ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence. Leon Adato, host of the Technically Religious podcast, joins Frederic Van Haren and Stephen Foskett to consider the boundaries of …

3x04: How AI and ML are used in Network Management with Tom Hollingsworth of Gestalt IT

September 28th, 2021


Local and wide-area networks can get complex very quickly, so it's no surprise that AI-powered network management is making a huge impact in the …

3x03: Platform Considerations For Deploying AI At Scale with Tony Paikeday of NVIDIA

September 21st, 2021


Enterprises are working to simplify the process of deploying and managing systems to support AI applications. That's what NVIDIA's DGX architecture is designed to do, and what we'll talk about on this episode. Frederic …

3x02: Using AI to Assess Risk with Mike O'Malley of SenecaGlobal

September 14th, 2021


Machine learning excels at finding needles in haystacks, even unexpected ones, and this helps organizations to assess risks. In this first episode of season 3, Utilizing AI hosts Stephen Foskett and Chris Grundemann …

3x01: A Look Back at Season 2

September 7th, 2021


Welcome back to another season of Utilizing AI! In this first episode of season 3, we are taking a look at some of the most memorable moments of season 2. We started season 2 by talking about AI as a co-pilot in the …

2x31: Taking Artificial Intelligence on the Road with Christophe Couvreur of Cerence

August 3rd, 2021


Most people think AI in vehicles means autonomous driving, but there are a lot of other applications for the technology. Ever since Mercedes-Benz …

2x30: Bringing AI to the Executive Suite with Josh Epstein of AtScale

July 27th, 2021


Businesses have long tried to use data to drive decisions, but over the last few years new big data and AI capabilities have appeared. In this episode, Josh Epstein of AtScale discusses the opportunities that enterprise …

2x29: How AI Can Help Displaced Workers with Saiph Savage

July 20th, 2021


Although we usually focus on the ways AI can displace workers, this technology can also create new jobs and help them. In this episode, Saiph Savage …

2x28: Offloading ML Processing to Storage Devices with NGD Systems

July 13th, 2021


Today’s storage devices (disks and SSDs) have processors and memory already, and this is the concept of computational storage. If drives can process data locally, they can relieve the burden of communication and …

2x27: How the ML Community Has Evolved in 2021 with Demetrios Brinkmann and David Aponte

July 6th, 2021


The MLOps community has grown dramatically recently, with security, a data-centric approach, ethical implications, and a growing and diverse community rising in 2021. In this episode, MLOps Community managers Demetrios …

2x26: The Global Imbalance of AI Investment with Sofia Trejo

June 29th, 2021


Look at a list of the top companies in the world, and most are focused in the United States, China, and Europe, and this causes an imbalance of investment in AI. With most companies building AI infrastructure and …

2x25: AI Is Going to Be Everywhere and in Everything With David Klee

June 22nd, 2021


AI is everywhere these days, powering applications from the enterprise to industrial, medical, education, and mobility. In this episode, David Klee joins Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett to discuss the ubiquity of …

2x24: MLOps Is About Quality Not Technology with Steph Locke

June 15th, 2021


MLOps is similar to DevOps but focused on ML, and focuses on improving quality of delivery for artificial intelligence applications. In this episode, Stephen Foskett discusses MLOps with Steph Locke, CEO of Nightingale …

2x23: Overcoming the Obstacles of AI Application Development with Snorkel AI

June 8th, 2021


Developers of AI applications face many obstacles, but the chief challenge is simply that these are different from traditional software development projects. 85% of businesses say they are looking to adopt AI but a …

2x22: Microsoft is Democratizing AI with Steph Locke

June 1st, 2021


Microsoft plays a large role in enterprise IT applications, from the desktop to the datacenter to the Azure cloud, and the company is active in the …

2x21: The Intersection of 5G and AI with EdgeQ

May 25th, 2021


You might think that 5G and AI are completely unrelated, but these new technologies support each other. Both are expressions of information theory, …

2x20: Expanding ML Models Beyond Current Limits with Groq

May 18th, 2021


Machine learning models have grown tremendously in recent years, with some having hundreds of billions of data points, and we wonder how big they can get. How do we deploy even bigger models, whether it’s in the cloud …

2x19: Running AI Everywhere and In Everything with Intel

May 11th, 2021


AI processing is appearing everywhere, running on just about any kind of infrastructure, from the cloud to the edge to end-user devices. Although we might think AI processing requires massive centralized resources, this …

2x18: Taking Machine Learning on the Road with IBM and B-Plus

May 4th, 2021


Development of autonomous vehicles is an excellent example of machine learning applied to industrial IoT. In this episode, Alexander Noack of b-plus and Frank Kräemer of IBM Germany join Chris Grundemann and Stephen …

2x17: How AI Drives the Need for Next-Generation Infrastructure Architectures with Liqid

April 27th, 2021


We are on the cusp of a totally new architecture for enterprise IT, and this change toward composability is being driven by applications like AI. Instead of designing around fixed-configuration servers, disaggregation …

2x16: Optimizing ML at the Edge for Industrial IoT with Sastry Malladi of FogHorn

April 20th, 2021


Industrial cameras and sensors are generating more data than ever, and companies are increasingly moving machine learning to the edge to meet it. This is the market for FogHorn, so we invited Co-Founder Sastry Malladi …

2x15: Enabling AI Applications through Datacenter Connectivity with Nvidia

April 13th, 2021


AI applications typically require massive volumes of data and multiple devices within the datacenter. Nvidia acquired Mellanox to bring them …

2x14: Using ML to Optimize ML with Luis Ceze of OctoML

April 6th, 2021


Training and optimizing a machine learning model takes a lot of compute resources, but what if we used ML to optimize ML? Luis Ceze created Apache Tensor Virtual Machine (TVM) to optimize ML models and has now founded a …

2x13: AI Needs Non-Traditional Storage Solutions with James Coomer of DDN

March 30th, 2021


AI applications have large data volumes with lots of clients and conventional storage systems aren’t a good fit. In this episode, James Coomer from …

2x12: Balancing Data Security and Data Processing with Arti Raman of Titaniam

March 23rd, 2021


AI and analytics needs access to massive volumes of data, but we are constantly reminded of the importance of securing data. How can data be …

2x11: Using AI to Assess Unstructured Data with Concentric

March 16th, 2021


Most organizations have a vast amount of so-called unstructured data, and this poses a major risk for operations. But what if there was an AI-powered …

2x10: AI and Analytics Are Driving a New Kind of Storage with Brad King of Scality

March 9th, 2021


Big data really wasn't all that big until modern analytics and machine learning applications appeared, but now storage solutions have to scale …

2x09: Building Transparency and Fighting Bias in AI with Ayodele Odubela

March 2nd, 2021


When it comes to AI, it's garbage in, garbage out: A model is only as good as the data used. In this episode of Utilizing AI, Ayodele Odubela joins Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett to discuss practical ways …

2x08: Algorithmic Bias and Subjective Decision Making with Alf Rehn

February 23rd, 2021


Biases can creep into any data set, and these can cause trouble when this data is used to train an AI model. Alf Rehn, Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management at the University of Southern Denmark, joins Andy …

2x07: Improving AI with Transfer Learning Featuring Frederic Van Haren

February 16th, 2021


Productive use of AI requires the application of existing models to new applications through a process called transfer learning. In this episode, High-Performance Computing and AI Expert Frederic van Haren joins Stephen …

2x06: Moving AI To the Edge with BrainChip

February 9th, 2021


BrainChip is developing a novel ultra low power “neuromorphic” AI processor that can be embedded in literally any electronic device, rather than …

2x05: How AI Can Save IT Operations From Drowning in Data with Josh Atwell from Splunk

February 2nd, 2021


AI is impacting IT operations more quickly than expected, and companies like Splunk are leveraging it to augment staff capabilities. Josh Atwell joins Andy Thurai and Stephen Foskett to discuss practical application of …

2x04: Talking To Business People About AI with Ken Grohe of Weka

January 26th, 2021


Ken Grohe of Weka discusses various business use cases for AI-enabled applications with Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett. AI is coming into practical use right now in applications like autonomous vehicles, drug …

2x03: Deploying AI in the Business with Per Nyberg of Stradigi AI

January 19th, 2021


Per Nyberg of Stradigi AI discusses "blue collar" AI applications with Stephen Foskett.  What problems can businesses solve with AI technology? …

2x02: The Last Mile - Connecting AI to Enterprise Applications with Monte Zweben

January 12th, 2021


There are many “last mile” items on the enterprise checklist, and companies are struggling to connect everything together. In this episode, Monte Zweben, CEO of Splice Machine, discusses feature stores with Andy Thurai …

2x01: AI-Driven Information Security with Steve Salinas

January 5th, 2021


AI will be part of everything we do in the future, not replacing us but augmenting our work, and this is especially true in information security. In this, the first episode of Season 2 of Utilizing AI, Steve Salinas …

18: Merging Data Science and AI with Mel Greer of @Intel

December 22nd, 2020


Just as data analytics transformed business intelligence so is artificial intelligence transforming data science. In this episode, Mel Greer of Intel joins Chris Grundemann and Stephen Foskett to discuss this …

17: Building a Hybrid Cloud Platform To Support AI Projects with Red Hat @OpenShift

December 15th, 2020


In this episode, we ask Red Hat about the platform requirements for AI applications in production. What makes AI applications special and how does this change the infrastructure required to support these? The demand for …

16: As AI is Transforming Our Tools, It’s Also Transforming Us with @ChrisGrundemann

December 8th, 2020


In this episode, Stephen Foskett and Chris Grundemann discuss the impact of AI on the future of work. How will our everyday lives be transformed by the widespread application of AI? What about the datacenter? Do …

15: Applying the Lessons of Data Science to Artificial Intelligence with @YvesMulkers

December 1st, 2020


We begin by taking a look at the world of data and analytics in the enterprise. Data architects like Yves have been involved in enterprise IT …

14: Three Reasons AI is Getting Real with @WirelessBob

November 24th, 2020


AI, machine learning, and neural networks are not new ideas. So what changed now? Over the last 5-6 years, advances in software, hardware, and scale have brought machine learning to the forefront, enabling new products …

13: Will Nvidia Dominate the Market for AI Hardware

November 17th, 2020


Matt Bryson of Wedbush securities joins Stephen Foskett for a discussion of AI hardware companies, focusing on the biggest player, Nvidia. Stephen and Matt start with a look at Nvidia: Just how big is Nvidia in the …

12: Why Do Most Enterprise AI Projects Fail? @BeyondMindsAI

November 10th, 2020


Most enterprise IT projects fail, and it has been this way for decades, and this discussion with Roey Mechrez of BeyondMinds considers why this is the case. One of the primary reasons is the trade-off between building …

11: Is Kubeflow the Real Deal? Featuring @AponteAnalytics and @DPBrinkm

November 3rd, 2020


David Aponte and Demetrios Brinkmann discuss the future of Kubeflow with Stephen Foskett and Andy Thurai. Kubeflow is getting a lot of attention, but contributions and community seem to be lagging. Is this really the …

10: Bringing DevOps Principles to MLOps with @GaetCast

October 27th, 2020


Stephen Foskett and Andy Thurai discuss the parallels between DevOps and MLOps with Gaetan Castelein of Tecton. We are in the middle of a shift in analytics and software engineering, with DevOps and continuous …

09: Deploying AI Models in the Enterprise with @DataCereal

October 20th, 2020


Stephen Foskett discusses the practicalities involved in packaging, deploying, and operating AI models with Manasi Vartak of Verta. Deploying an AI …

08: What Does AI Mean For the Future of Networking with @ChrisGrundemann

October 13th, 2020


Stephen Foskett and Andy Thurai are joined by Chris Grundemann to discuss how AI is used in enterprise networking, and how it is changing the industry. They begin with a discussion of AI in enterprise networking, …

07: The Seductive Appeal of AI with @JCEFidel

October 6th, 2020


Stephen Foskett is joined by Josh Fidel, a technologist and futurist who has been inspired by applications for AI. Starting with a discussion of …

06: Ethics and Bias in AI with @DataChick

September 29th, 2020


Stephen Foskett is joined by Karen Lopez, an expert and speaker on data management, data quality, and data analysis. Karen focuses on the quality of the data underlying AI systems and the ethics of using this data. She …

05: Building AI and Machine Learning Infrastructure with @GMinks

September 22nd, 2020


Stephen Foskett is joined by Gina Rosenthal, an expert on enterprise IT infrastructure and operations. Gina has made her career in enterprise IT infrastructure and has worked with many of the largest vendors. In this …

04: Is Enterprise IT Operations Really Ready for AI with @RayLucchesi

September 15th, 2020


Stephen Foskett is joined by Ray Lucchesi, an expert on enterprise IT infrastructure and operations. Ray has seen many technologies come and go, but …

03: How is Machine Learning Affecting IT Operations with @MLOpsCommunity

September 8th, 2020


Stephen Foskett discusses practical aspects of enterprise AI with David Aponte and Demetrios Brinkmann. AI offers promise to help IT operations departments deal with the flood of data, since ML is so good at finding …

02: Ethical and Moral AI with @AndyThurai

September 1st, 2020


Stephen Foskett and Andy Thurai discuss the ethics and morality of AI. Taking a cue from an article written by Andy for AI Trends, we focus on the various biases that can influence AI, and how to prevent these from …

01: AI is Getting Real with @AndyThurai

August 28th, 2020


In this pilot episode of Utilizing AI, Stephen Foskett and Andy Thurai discuss the reason for the podcast and consider where we go from here.

AI is getting real, moving out of academia and hyperscale and into the …

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