Open Source at Qualcomm AI Research with Jeff Gehlhaar and Zahra Koochak

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Today we’re joined by Jeff Gehlhaar, VP of Technology at Qualcomm Technologies, and Zahra Koochak, Staff Machine Learning Engineer at Qualcomm AI Research.

If you haven’t had a chance to listen to our first interview with Jeff, I encourage you to check it out here! In this conversation, we catch up with Jeff and Zahra to get an update on what the company has up to since our last conversation, including the Snapdragon 865 chipset and Hexagon Neural Network Direct. We also discuss open-source projects like the AI efficiency toolkit and Tensor Virtual Machine compiler, and how these projects fit in the broader Qualcomm ecosystem. Finally, we talk through their vision for on-device federated learning.

Thanks to our Sponsor!

We’d like to send a huge thank you to our friends at Qualcomm Technologies for their support of the podcast, and their sponsorship of this episode! Qualcomm AI Research is dedicated to advancing AI to make its core capabilities — perception, reasoning, and action — ubiquitous across devices. Their work makes it possible for billions of users around the world to have AI-enhanced experiences on devices powered by Qualcomm Technologies. To learn more about what Qualcomm Technologies is up to on the research front, visit

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