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Eye on A.I. is a biweekly podcast, hosted by longtime New York Times correspondent Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will talk to people making a difference in artificial intelligence. The podcast aims to put incremental advances into a broader context and consider the global implications of the developing technology. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

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Eye on A.I. is a biweekly podcast, hosted by longtime New York Times correspondent Craig S. Smith. In each episode, Craig will talk to people making a difference in artificial intelligence. The podcast aims to put incremental advances into a broader context and consider the global implications of the developing technology. AI is about to change your world, so pay attention.

    #192 Lukas Biewald: How Weights and Biases Supercharges Machine Learning

    #192 Lukas Biewald: How Weights and Biases Supercharges Machine Learning

    This episode is sponsored by Oracle. AI is revolutionizing industries, but needs power without breaking the bank. Enter Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): the one-stop platform for all your AI needs, with 4-8x the bandwidth of other clouds. Train AI models faster and at half the cost. Be ahead like Uber and Cohere.
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    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us as we sit down with Lukas Biewald, CEO & co-founder of Weights & Biases, the AI developer platform with tools for training models, fine-tuning models, and leveraging foundation models. 
    Lukas takes us through his journey, from his early days at Stanford and his work in natural language processing, to the founding of CrowdFlower and its evolution into a major player in data annotation. He shares the insights that led him to start Weights and Biases, aiming to provide comprehensive tools for the entire machine learning workflow.
    Lukas discusses the importance of high-quality data annotation, the shift in AI applications, and the role of reinforcement learning with human feedback (RLHF) in refining large models.
    Discover how Weights and Biases helps ML practitioners with data lineage and compliance, ensuring that models are trained on the right data and adhere to regulatory standards. Lukas also highlights the significance of tracking and visualizing experiments, retaining intellectual property, and evolving the company's products to meet industry needs.
    Tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of ML Ops, data annotation, and the critical tools that support machine learning practitioners in deploying reliable models.
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    (00:00) Preview and Intro
    (01:39) Lukas's Background and Career 
    (04:09) Founding CrowdFlower and Early Machine Learning 
    (06:59) Current Trends in Machine Learning
    (08:46) Reinforcement Learning with Human Feedback (RLHF) 
    (12:43) Weights and Biases: Origin and Mission  
    (16:44) Visualizations and Compliance in AI 
    (22:43) US vs. EU AI Regulations
    (25:20) Importance of Experiment Tracking in ML 
    (28:47) Evolving Products to Meet Industry Needs 
    (30:38) Prompt Engineering in Modern AI 
    (33:34) Challenges in Monitoring AI Models 
    (37:25) Monitoring Functions of Weights and Biases
    (39:33) Future of Weights and Biases

    • 42 min
    #191 Jonathan Gillham: AI or Human? Exploring Originality AI's Detection Technology

    #191 Jonathan Gillham: AI or Human? Exploring Originality AI's Detection Technology

    This episode is sponsored by Netsuite by Oracle, the number one cloud financial system, streamlining accounting, financial management, inventory, HR, and more. NetSuite is offering a one-of-a-kind flexible financing program.
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    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us as we sit down with Jonathan Gillham, founder of Originality AI, a company specializing in AI detection technology.
     
    Jonathan delves into the origins of Originality AI, born out of the need to distinguish between human and AI-generated content in the content publishing industry. 
     
    Discover how Originality AI uses supervised learning to build sophisticated models that accurately predict the presence of AI in written content, addressing the challenges of AI detection and adversarial prompts.Learn about the diverse use cases of Originality AI, from web publishers to academia, and how the technology helps mitigate the risk of AI-generated spam in the eyes of Google.
     
    Understand the ethical considerations and societal impacts of AI-generated content, and why transparency and labeling are crucial in this evolving landscape. Jonathan also shares insights into the company's business model, growth trajectory, and future developments, including automated fact-checking and enhancing mixed-use case detection.
     
    Tune in to gain valuable insights into how AI detection technology is shaping the future of content publishing and ensuring content authenticity.
     
    Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more on groundbreaking AI technologies.
     
    This episode is sponsored by Vanta, The security and compliance platform trusted by more than 7,000 customers.With Vanta, you can unify your security program management with a built-in risk register and reporting, and proactively manage security reviews with AI-powered security questionnaires.
     
    Listeners get $1,000 off Vanta at vanta.com/eyeonai
     
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    • 56 min
    #190 Peter Cousins: Fighting Financial Crimes with AI

    #190 Peter Cousins: Fighting Financial Crimes with AI

    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us as we sit down with Peter Cousins, CTO at WorkFusion, a pioneering company in intelligent automation and digital workers for anti-financial crime solutions.
    Peter shares how WorkFusion leverages generative AI and classical AI to combat financial crime and enhance compliance. 
    Discover how AI technologies are revolutionizing sanction screening, adverse media analysis, and KYC processes, reducing manual effort and focusing on high-risk cases.
    Learn about the challenges of implementing generative AI in financial services and how a hybrid approach combining human judgment, classical AI, and generative AI ensures accuracy and reliability. 
    Understand the importance of explainability in AI decisions and how WorkFusion's solutions meet regulatory standards for global financial institutions. 
    Peter also shares insights into the ongoing arms race against financial criminals and the future of AI in the financial industry.
    Tune in to gain valuable insights into how AI is transforming financial services. 
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    • 44 min
    #189 Rahul Sonwalkar: The Future of Programming, AI-Powered Code Generation with Julius AI

    #189 Rahul Sonwalkar: The Future of Programming, AI-Powered Code Generation with Julius AI

    This episode is sponsored by TrialKey.ai, the market leader AI-driven clinical trial design optimization, and predictor that improves trial design and execution. With over 90% accuracy based on precision/recall, TrialKey.ai predicts the success of clinical trials more precisely than any other tool on the market. 
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    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us as we sit down with Rahul Sonwalkar, founder and CEO of Julius AI, a cutting-edge platform revolutionizing data analysis through AI-powered code generation.
    Rahul shares his inspiring journey from learning to code in high school to founding Julius AI, a tool that helps users analyze datasets, create visualizations, and gain insights using natural language. With over half a million users in just eight months, Julius AI is transforming the way we approach data science and coding.
    Discover the challenges and solutions in AI code generation, as Rahul delves into the complexities of building an AI-native product focused on accuracy. Learn how Julius AI uses a mixture of models and error recovery processes to provide reliable code generation and execution.
    Explore real-world use cases of Julius AI, from financial analysis and biostatistics to web scraping and beyond. Rahul also shares the future vision of programming with AI, where everyone can become a programmer using simple English commands.
    Tune in to understand how Julius AI is setting itself apart from competitors like Microsoft's Copilot and other AI coding tools by prioritizing user-focused problem-solving and community engagement. Rahul's insights into the future of AI programming and the expansion plans for Julius AI are not to be missed.
    Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insights into the groundbreaking technologies driving the AI revolution.



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    (00:00) Preview and Introduction to Julius AI
    (04:18) Rahul's Background and Journey
    (10:34) Development and Vision for Julius AI
    (14:37) Challenges in AI Code Generation
    (17:07) Acquiring Users and Community Building
    (19:29) Solving the Code Generation Problem
    (23:33) How Julius AI Works
    (33:19) Range of Tasks and Use Cases
    (36:02) Comparison with Competitors
    (39:49) AI Native Products vs. Integrations
    (44:03) Julius AI's Business Model
    (44:23) Live Demo of Julius AI
    (48:14) Success Stories and User Examples
    (51:43) Julius AI's Future Plans and New Features
    (54:54) Translating Complex Documents with AI
    (56:09) Optimism for the Future of AI Programming

    • 59 min
    #188 Edward Balassanian: The Evolution of AI Music

    #188 Edward Balassanian: The Evolution of AI Music

    This episode is sponsored by Vanta, The security and compliance platform trusted by more than 7,000 customers.With Vanta, you can unify your security program management with a built-in risk register and reporting, and proactively manage security reviews with AI-powered security questionnaires.
    Listeners get $1,000 off Vanta at vanta.com/eyeonai
     
    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us for an insightful conversation with Edward Balassanian, CEO and founder of Aimi, a trailblazer in the realm of generative AI music.
    Edward takes us through his fascinating journey from engineering and computer science to pioneering a platform that transforms music into a dynamic, interactive service. Aimi’s innovative approach to AI-generated music is redefining the industry by enabling both amateurs and professionals to create high-quality, customized music.
    Discover the technical and legal challenges unique to the AI music space, and how Aimi’s bottom-up approach to music creation sets it apart from other AI music initiatives. Edward delves into the complexities of training models with ethically sourced, high-quality data, and explains the importance of maintaining human elements in generative music.
    Explore the vast potential of music as a service and how Aimi is revolutionizing industries like gaming, social media, and content creation by integrating seamless, non-repetitive music into various applications. Edward also shares real-world examples and future plans for Aimi, emphasizing the role of AI in amplifying human creativity.
    Tune in to understand the transformative impact of AI on music and how Aimi is leading the charge in this exciting frontier.
    Don't forget to like, subscribe, and hit the notification bell for more insights into the cutting-edge technologies driving the AI revolution.



    This episode is sponsored by Oracle. AI is revolutionizing industries, but needs power without breaking the bank. Enter Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): the one-stop platform for all your AI needs, with 4-8x the bandwidth of other clouds. Train AI models faster and at half the cost. Be ahead like Uber and Cohere.
    If you want to do more and spend less like Uber, 8x8, and Databricks Mosaic - take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/eyeonai



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    • 50 min
    #187 Mohamed Elgendy: Systematic Testing for Generative AI Models with Kolena

    #187 Mohamed Elgendy: Systematic Testing for Generative AI Models with Kolena

    This episode is sponsored by Oracle. AI is revolutionizing industries, but needs power without breaking the bank. Enter Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI): the one-stop platform for all your AI needs, with 4-8x the bandwidth of other clouds. Train AI models faster and at half the cost. Be ahead like Uber and Cohere.
    If you want to do more and spend less like Uber, 8x8, and Databricks Mosaic - take a free test drive of OCI at https://oracle.com/eyeonai



    In this episode of the Eye on AI podcast, join us as we dive into the realm of AI quality assurance with Mohamed Elgendy, CEO and co-founder of Kolena. 
    Discover the intricacies of ensuring robust AI performance as Mohamed shares his journey from a software engineer to leading an AI quality platform. Kolena is setting new standards in AI testing, addressing the non-deterministic nature of machine learning models with a systematic framework for validation.
    The conversation navigates the challenges of AI testing, the importance of structured quality assurance, and the collaboration with industry bodies to shape the future of AI standards. Mohamed elaborates on Kolena's innovative approach to both human and automated evaluations, providing comprehensive testing solutions tailored to diverse customer needs.
    We also explore real-world use cases and the platform's future plans to make AI testing more accessible and reliable. Mohamed's insights illuminate the path toward achieving high-quality AI systems, ensuring they perform as intended across various applications.
    Tune in to understand the advancements propelling AI quality forward and how Kolena is pioneering the way in this crucial aspect of AI development.
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    This episode is sponsored by Shopify. Shopify is a commerce platform that allows anyone to set up an online store and sell their products. Whether you’re selling online, on social media, or in person, Shopify has you covered on every base. With Shopify you can sell physical and digital products. You can sell services, memberships, ticketed events, rentals and even classes and lessons.
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    • 57 min

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