40 min

Building and Deploying of Generative AI Solutions | Ehmad Zubair, Cogent Labs The Darius Gant Show

    • Technology

Generative AI has become a game-changer in various industries, with applications ranging from content generation to market research. - The demand for generative AI talent is high, and it is an employee’s market in this field. - Prompt engineering is crucial in effectively communicating with language models and ensuring accurate and human-like outputs.
Building Gen AI products requires a different skill set compared to traditional software development. It’s important to understand prompt engineering, have knowledge of neural networks and backpropagation, and be familiar with frameworks like Langchain and vector databases.
In this episode, we interview Ehmad Zubair, the co-founder of a web and mobile development agency that has recently shifted its focus to generative AI. Ehmad shares his journey from being a software engineer to diving headfirst into the world of AI. He discusses the challenges of building real-world AI applications and the skill sets required for success in the field. Ehmad also highlights the exciting use cases his company is working on, including AI-powered content generation and market research tools. Don’t miss this insightful conversation about the booming world of Gen AI.
If your company is looking to scale its AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com). We are experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development. 
 
Founder Bio:
 
Ehmad Zubair is the visionary CEO of Cogent Labs, a cutting-edge software development agency he founded in 2021. With a robust foundation in software engineering since 2014, Ehmad has steered Cogent Labs from its inception to a dynamic team of 52 professionals in just three years. Under his leadership, the company has carved out a niche in Generative AI, alongside web and mobile development, contributing to global impact projects, including collaborations with UNICEF's Internet of Good Things.
Ehmad is not just a business leader but also an influential voice in the tech community, running a successful YouTube channel. Here, he shares insights into the software engineering landscape in Pakistan, offering valuable knowledge to aspiring engineers and industry veterans alike.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Ehmad is an avid football enthusiast and a content creator, further showcasing his diverse interests and talents. Follow his journey and insights on his website, cogentlabs.co, on Instagram @ehmad.zubair, and on his YouTube channel, Ehmad Zubair, to stay at the forefront of software engineering and Generative AI innovations.
 
Time Stamps: 
 
02:09 Introduction and background of Ehmad Zubair
04:06 The rise of online programs like Udacity for AI upskilling
07:46 Entry into building real-world AI applications
09:48 Use cases and applications of generative AI
14:48  Challenges of selling Gen AI to enterprise customers due to data privacy and security concerns
18:05 Challenges of working with cutting-edge generative AI models
21:04 Importance of hiring curious and adaptable team members
22:00 Required skills for building generative AI products
25:56 Prompt engineering as a programming language for generative AI
27:58 Code is still the most efficient way to program machines.
29:41 Finding the right talent for Gen AI 
32:28 Building tools to save time and money is the focus.
34:54 Upcoming Projects for this 2024.
37:30 Introduction to a fact-checking AI agent that helps minimize hallucinations and hyperboles
40:11 How to get in contact with the Cogen Labs team
 
Resources
 
Company website: https://cogentlabs.co/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cogent.labs.co
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/cogentlabs/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cogent.labs.co/
 

Generative AI has become a game-changer in various industries, with applications ranging from content generation to market research. - The demand for generative AI talent is high, and it is an employee’s market in this field. - Prompt engineering is crucial in effectively communicating with language models and ensuring accurate and human-like outputs.
Building Gen AI products requires a different skill set compared to traditional software development. It’s important to understand prompt engineering, have knowledge of neural networks and backpropagation, and be familiar with frameworks like Langchain and vector databases.
In this episode, we interview Ehmad Zubair, the co-founder of a web and mobile development agency that has recently shifted its focus to generative AI. Ehmad shares his journey from being a software engineer to diving headfirst into the world of AI. He discusses the challenges of building real-world AI applications and the skill sets required for success in the field. Ehmad also highlights the exciting use cases his company is working on, including AI-powered content generation and market research tools. Don’t miss this insightful conversation about the booming world of Gen AI.
If your company is looking to scale its AI initiatives, head over to Tesoro AI (www.tesoroai.com). We are experts in AI strategy, staff augmentation, and AI product development. 
 
Founder Bio:
 
Ehmad Zubair is the visionary CEO of Cogent Labs, a cutting-edge software development agency he founded in 2021. With a robust foundation in software engineering since 2014, Ehmad has steered Cogent Labs from its inception to a dynamic team of 52 professionals in just three years. Under his leadership, the company has carved out a niche in Generative AI, alongside web and mobile development, contributing to global impact projects, including collaborations with UNICEF's Internet of Good Things.
Ehmad is not just a business leader but also an influential voice in the tech community, running a successful YouTube channel. Here, he shares insights into the software engineering landscape in Pakistan, offering valuable knowledge to aspiring engineers and industry veterans alike.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Ehmad is an avid football enthusiast and a content creator, further showcasing his diverse interests and talents. Follow his journey and insights on his website, cogentlabs.co, on Instagram @ehmad.zubair, and on his YouTube channel, Ehmad Zubair, to stay at the forefront of software engineering and Generative AI innovations.
 
Time Stamps: 
 
02:09 Introduction and background of Ehmad Zubair
04:06 The rise of online programs like Udacity for AI upskilling
07:46 Entry into building real-world AI applications
09:48 Use cases and applications of generative AI
14:48  Challenges of selling Gen AI to enterprise customers due to data privacy and security concerns
18:05 Challenges of working with cutting-edge generative AI models
21:04 Importance of hiring curious and adaptable team members
22:00 Required skills for building generative AI products
25:56 Prompt engineering as a programming language for generative AI
27:58 Code is still the most efficient way to program machines.
29:41 Finding the right talent for Gen AI 
32:28 Building tools to save time and money is the focus.
34:54 Upcoming Projects for this 2024.
37:30 Introduction to a fact-checking AI agent that helps minimize hallucinations and hyperboles
40:11 How to get in contact with the Cogen Labs team
 
Resources
 
Company website: https://cogentlabs.co/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cogent.labs.co
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/cogentlabs/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cogent.labs.co/
 

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