My guest for the fourth show in the O’Reilly AI Series is Reza Zadeh. Reza is an adjunct professor of computational mathematics at Stanford University and founder and CEO of the startup Matroid. Reza has a background in machine translation and distributed machine learning, along with having helped build Apache Spark, and the”Who to Follow” feature on Twitter, which is based on a chapter from his PhD thesis. Our conversation focused on some of the challenges and approaches to scaling deep learning, both in general and in the context of his company’s video object detection service.
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Our conversation focused on some of the challenges and approaches to scaling deep learning, both in general and in the context of his company’s video object detection service. We also spoke about the advancement of computer vision technologies, using CPU’s, GPU’s, the upcoming shift to TPU’s and we get below the surface on Apache Spark.
One of the things announced at the conference is that Intel and O’Reilly will be partnering on the AI Conference going forward, starting with the San Francisco event in September. To celebrate this, we’re going to start our O’Reilly AI Conference ticket giveaway early, and run it through August 2nd. To enter, just let us know what you think about any of the podcasts in this series, or post your favorite quote from any of them, on the show notes page, on Twitter, or via any of our other social media channels, mentioning @twimlai and @IntelNervana using the hashtag #twimlaiSF , so that we know you want to enter. Max 5 entries per person.
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