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Intel Conversations in the Cloud

Intel Conversations in the Cloud is a weekly podcast with IT leaders who are driving the future of a software-defined infrastructure based data center. Featuring members of the Intel Builders programs, Intel experts, and industry analysts, this recurring podcast series provides information on delivering, deploying, and managing cloud computing, technology, and services in the data center and enterprise.

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AI Automation in the Restaurant Industry – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 269

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Atif Kureishy, founder and CEO of Vistry, joins host Jake Smith to talk about deploying restaurant automation technology improve quality of service. Atif goes into detail about Vistry’s Discrn platform, why the company extended Intel’s edge insight for industrial software architecture to optimize workloads, and how his team uses the Intel Distribution of OpenVINO for faster insights and increased performance. For more information visit: vistry.ai Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

7 Jan 2022

Rank #1

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Reducing Compute Resources in Neural Networks – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 266

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Helen Kim from MaxLinear (previously NanoSemi, Inc.) joins host Jake Smith to talk about reducing compute resources to achieve target accuracies in deep neural networks. Helen goes into detail about MaxLinear’s Augmented Neuron technology, which mathematically augments neural networks to reduce memory usage and latency. Jake and Helen discuss how Intel’s oneDNN and other tools are making AI advancements easier for partners and how the future of 5G will impact the larger industry. For more information, visit: nanosemitech.com/benchmarks-show-maxlinears-augmented-neuron-reduces-resnet50-cost-by-2x Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

5 Jan 2022

Rank #2

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Building Tailored AI Solutions – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 268

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Nico Holmberg from Silo AI joins host Jake Smith to talk about building tailored AI solutions for a variety of industries. Nico goes into detail about how Intel and Silo AI are working together on real-time computer vision for quality control in industrial manufacturing. Nico also talks about why Silo AI uses a broad number of Intel software and hardware components in order to achieve the performance and flexibility their AI lab needs to build a variety of solutions for their customers. Jake and Nico end the episode talking about the future of AI research and development. For more information, visit: silo.ai Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

16 Dec 2021

Rank #3

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Using AI for Specialized Video Analytics – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 267

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Erik Landolsi, CTO of Irisity, joins host Jake Smith to talk about using AI for video analytics. Erik talks about the challenges of connecting and processing immense amounts of video data, why Irisity anonymizes certain details based on where cameras are installed, and what the recent acquisition of AgentVi means for the future of specialized video analytics. For more information, visit: irisity.com Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

14 Dec 2021

Rank #4

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Customer Service in the Era of Digital Transformation – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 265

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: S. Venkat from MindTree joins host Jake Smith to talk about digital customer service, specifically the company’s MindTree Cognitive Contact Center, which combines existing call center infrastructure with new technology. The two discuss how MindTree worked with the Intel Distribution of Python along with SigOpt (a recent Intel acquisition) for hyperparameter tuning to reach necessary accuracy and performance benchmarks. For more information, visit: mindtree.com Follow S. Venkat on LinkedIn at: linkedin.com/in/venkateswaran-sundareswaran-69a6363 Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

7 Dec 2021

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How Open Source Transformers Are Accelerating AI – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 261

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Jeff Boudier from Hugging Face joins host Jake Smith to talk about the company’s open source machine learning transformers (also known as “pytorch-pretrained-bert”) library. Jeff talks about how transformers have accelerated the proliferation of natural language process (NLP) models and their future use in objection detection and other machine learning tasks. He goes into detail about Optimum—an open source library to train and run models on specific hardware, like Intel Xeon CPUs, and the benefits of the Intel Neural Compressor, which is designed to help deploy low-precision inference solutions. Jeff also announces Hugging Face’s new Infinity solution that integrates the inference pipeline to achieve results in milliseconds wherever Docker containers can be deployed. For more information, visit: hf.co Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

6 Dec 2021

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Using AI for Digital Risk Protection – Conversation in the Cloud – Episode 262

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: James Carnall from ZeroFOX joins host Jake Smith to talk about AI-powered digital risk protection across the internet, including text, images and video, to identify threats ranging from deep fakes and fraud to potential cyberattacks. James explains why the ZeroFOX team worked directly with Intel for over a year to optimize their processes, such as improving inference performance with OpenVINO. James and Jake talk about how the rising volume of disinformation can have a negative financial impact on companies of all kinds and explain the limitations of relying on biometrics to thwart theft. For more information, visit: builders.intel.com/docs/aibuilders/zerofox-uses-intel-ai-technologies-to-protect-businesses-against-targeted-social-and-digital-attacks.pdf Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

6 Dec 2021

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The Future of Serverless AI – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 264

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Arijit Sengupta, founder and CEO of Aible, joins host Jake Smith to talk about the difference between the promise of AI and actual results. Arijit talks about helping develop BeyondCore, which was acquired by Salesforce, his book AI is a Waste of Money, the current unsustainable costs of creating complex models, and why Aible takes a “serverless-first” approach to AI. He also goes into detail about working with Intel on optimizations and benchmarking for necessary lower energy costs. Jake and Arijit close the episode discussing algorithm fairness, data privacy, and the personalized AI of the future. Follow Arijit on Twitter at: twitter.com/arijit_sg Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

6 Dec 2021

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Leveraging Conversational AI to improve Customer Experience – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 263

In this Intel Conversations in the Cloud audio podcast: Nitin Somalaraju from Tech Mahindra joins host Jake Smith to talk about the company’s Speech Analytics platform named Sayint, which uses cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and natural language processing (NLP) to uncover meaningful insights from customer conversations. Nitin talks about why regional localization and privacy issues are still challenging to overcome when deploying voicebots and how Intel technology has helped the Tech Mahindra team. For more information, visit: sayint.ai Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

6 Dec 2021

Rank #9

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AI-Assisted Annotation – Conversations in the Cloud – Episode 260

Helen Wang from Magic Data joins host Jake Smith to talk about the company’s work in automatic speech recognition (ASR), text-to-speech (TTS), and natural language processing (NLP). Helen discusses the scalable capabilities Magic Data offers customers worldwide and goes into detail about how Intel engineers worked with Magic Data developers to optimize OpenVINO (often associated with visual processing) for the company’s language processing solutions. She also talks about the benefits of MagicHub: an open-source community with over 40 datasets available in dozens of languages to assist AI developers in model training. For more information, visit: magichub.com Follow Jake on Twitter at: twitter.com/jakesmithintel

28 Oct 2021

Rank #10