Surveying the Connected Car Landscape with GK Senthil

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In this episode, I’m joined by GK Senthil, director & chief product owner for innovation at Toyota Connected. GK and I spoke about some of the potential opportunities and challenges for smart cars.

We discussed Toyota’s recently announced partnership with Amazon to embed Alexa in vehicles, and more generally the approach they’re taking to get connected car technology up to par with smartphones and other intelligent devices we use on a daily basis. We cover in-car voice recognition and touch on the ways ML & AI need to be developed to be useful in vehicles, as well as the approaches to getting there.

Conference Update

You all know I travel to a ton of events each year, and event season is just getting underway for me. One of the events I’m most excited about is my very own AI Summit, the successor to the awesome Future of Data Summit event I produced last year. This year’s event takes place April 30th and May 1st, and is once again being held in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Interop ITX conference.

This year’s event is much more AI focused, and is targeting enterprise line-of-business and IT managers and leaders who want to get smart on AI very quickly. Think of it as a two-day, no-fluff, Technical MBA in machine learning & AI. I’ll be presenting an ML & AI bootcamp, and I’ll have experts coming in to present mini workshops on computer vision, natural language processing and conversational applications, ML and AI for IoT and industrial applications, data management for AI, building an AI-first culture in your organization, and operationalizing ML and AI. For more information on the program visit

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