Episode 12  |  56 Min  |  April 26

Uncovering GenAI tools and infrastructure with Rajat Monga, Co-Founder, TensorFlow

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  • 00:16:10
    Google Brain and TensorFlow
  • 00:19:10
    TensorFlow for AI world
  • 00:21:55
    Tooling and infrastructure needs of previous AI models vs. GenAI
  • 00:25:40
    Trade-offs, Open-source library and framework vs. private company's framework
  • 00:31:30
    Present quality of tool and Infrastructure available for GenAI
  • 00:32:55
    How do I build a GenAI team?
  • 00:37:50
    Vendors and the Infrastructure available today to take GenAI into production
  • 00:41:51
    How to differentiate in the GenAI world?

Join us in exploring the evolving space of GenAI tools and infrastructure, featuring Rajat Monga, Co-Founder of TensorFlow and Google Brain.

A good power tool can make the difference of easily six to seven hours of work when you’re doing woodworking. And the world of AI is no different. The types of tools and infrastructure that are developed to help you as enterprise leaders build artificial intelligence products and features are very, very important. In this episode, with our guest’s help, we will unpack the infrastructure that surrounds you and the tooling that will help you as enterprise leaders build AI products and services.

However, you can also tell it, you know what? I don’t want you to do the math instead generate code that will do the math for me or use this certain calculator to do the math for me, and it can do that really, and you’ll get the right answers. And that’s basically what prompted generating has been about.

– Rajat Monga

We will look at how tooling and infrastructure needs are changing in the world of AI with the increasing adoption of GenAI. One key change that emerged from the talk is that now things have evolved to the extent that we don’t need to train the models from scratch. We already have foundation models available that know our world up to some level, reducing the burden of training the model with tonnes of data. However, models today have become so large that they sometimes don’t fit in a single machine.

As connecting your database with these models is very important, we also discussed the trade-offs between the open-source and private libraries. Should companies manage data on their own or outsource it? When you are not training your model, the easiest and fastest way is to use API, and if you want your data on-prem, then it will mostly cost you more. In the end, it boils down to what core to you is, and often, not all part of the infrastructure is core to companies. So, if your data is not your core strength, then better outsource it.

This episode also uncovered the current tools and infrastructure available for GenAI. The current tools and infrastructure available for large-level deployments are going through a rapid evolution; they are not very hard to rebuild or replace, and new companies are emerging in the tooling and infrastructure for GenAI space.

Now what’s going away in some sense is perhaps the lead you might have where your beta model was ready two years ago and you were doing something interesting. Now you know what? Unless that model had some proprietary data and you can continue to leverage that, that’s gone.

– Rajat Monga

When looking at the talent and skills needed for GenAI implementation in your organization, it is important to have technically sound people with domain expertise in the organization’s particular area.

For the differentiation in the market domain knowledge in your area, relationship with the customers, distribution channel, your execution, etc., today plays an even bigger role. However, in this data-driven world, having proprietary data and knowing how to leverage it can be an added advantage. To find out more, tune in to the full podcast.

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Arvind Ravishunkar, Ankit Pandey, Chandan Jha

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Episode 7  |  45 Min  |  April 26

How AI will impact your business with Harvard Professor, Shikhar Ghosh

How AI will impact your business with Harvard Professor, Shikhar Ghosh

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  • 00:10:30
  • 00:13:35
    Why AI is so disruptive?
  • 00:16:30
    How businesses and governments accept this new reality?
  • 00:19:20
    How enterprise leaders should approach the AI transformation?
  • 00:21:40
    New business models shaped with AI
  • 00:27:15
    Emotions, decisions, and algorithms
  • 00:34:35
    Are we ready yet?

Join us in this episode featuring Shikhar Ghosh, Professor, Harvard Business School, as we explore how AI can fundamentally impact business and society!

In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, artificial intelligence stands as a true disruptor, poised to reshape not only our businesses but also the very fabric of society. In a captivating podcast discussion with Shikhar Ghosh, Harvard Business School professor, we delve deep into the riveting world of AI, exploring why its impact is so seismic, how enterprise leaders should navigate this new frontier, the question of human relevance in the age of AI, and whether we are truly prepared for this transformative journey.

We will uncover the essence of AI's disruptive power and provide compelling insights into the sheer transformation that AI can herald.

Be prepared to be guided through the stormy seas of AI influence on businesses. Our expert highlights the critical importance of a well-defined AI approach. Enterprise leaders must be agile and proactive, recognizing that AI is not merely a tool but a transformational force. We will discuss how to approach AI with an open mindset, viewing it as a catalyst for innovation rather than just a threat.

We will also see why leaders should maximize the upside of AI. This underscores the value of human-machine collaboration, emphasizing that AI augments human capabilities rather than replacing them entirely. It's a matter of harnessing AI's analytical prowess to inform decision-making and free up human resources for more creative and strategic pursuits.

One of the most intriguing segments of the podcast explores the question that lingers in the minds of many: Will humans remain relevant in the age of AI? This is discussed with nuances that business leaders can take a leaf from and be proactive in embracing AI wisely and effectively.

In a world teetering on the precipice of AI-driven transformation, this podcast offers a compelling exploration of why AI is the disruptive force of our era. It presents an alluring narrative that transcends the technical jargon, making the topic accessible and engaging for both the tech-savvy and those new to the AI landscape. As we listen to Professor Shikhar’s captivating insights, we are left with a resounding question: Will we embrace AI as a catalyst for positive change, or will we be swept aside by its inexorable tide of disruption? The answer may very well determine the fate of businesses and society as we know it. Find out more, tune in to the full podcast and embark on a journey into the future of AI, business, and our shared human experience.

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Arvind Ravishunkar, Ankit Pandey, Chandan Jha

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Episode 4  |  53 Min  |  April 26

Performance and choice of LLMs with Nick Brady, Microsoft

Performance and choice of LLMs with Nick Brady, Microsoft

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Engaging topics at a glance

  • 00:12:23
  • 00:14:20
    Current use cases being deployed for GenAI
  • 00:19:10
    Performance of LLM models
  • 00:36:15
    Domain Specific LLMs vs General Intelligence LLMs
  • 00:38:37
    How to choose the right LLM?
  • 00:41:27
    Open Source vs Closed Source
  • 00:44:50
    Cost of LLM
  • 00:46:10

"Exploring what should organization considering when choosing to adopt LLMs" with guest Nick Brady, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure Open AI Service

AI has been at the forefront of transformation for more than a decade now. Still, the Open AI launch of chat GPT in November 2022 will be noted as a historical moment – the scale of which even Open AI did not expect – in the history of technological innovations. Most people don't realize or fully appreciate the magnitude of the shift that we're in. Now, we're able to directly express to a machine a problem that we need to have solved; equipping these technologies with the right reasoning engines and the right connectivity could bring the biggest technology leapfrog not just for enterprises but even in everyday lives.

The onset of leapfrog does bring out a few questions for enterprises looking to adopt GenAI as a part of their strategy, operations and way ahead, like:

What use cases are best suited to adopt the models?

While most customers are looking for how this could reduce business costs in their organizations, the true value is when it is used to maximize business value productivity and downstream that could lead to employee satisfaction and customer satisfaction. Any place where there's language – programming or natural language – is a good use case for generative AI, and that probably would be the most profound shift. So, if you have language, if you have a document, if you have big data where you're trying to sort of synthesize, understand what that content and what the content is, generative AI models can do this ad nauseam without any delay.

The most common metric used across the world to describe LLMs is the number of parameters; in the case of GPT 3, it is trained on 175 billion parameters, but what does this mean?

Parameter size refers to essentially the number of values that the model can change independently as it learns from data and stores all information in the vast associative ray of memory as its model weights. What's perhaps more important for these models, and it speaks to more of their capability, is their vocabulary size.

How does one decide and evaluate which would be the best-suited model for the selected use cases?

The best practice really is to start with the most powerful and advanced language model like GPT 4.0 to test, if it's even possible, with your use case. Post confirming the possibility of use case trickle down to simpler models to find its efficacy and efficiency. If the simpler model can probably achieve 90% of the way, with just a little bit of prompt engineering, then you could optimize for costs.

Organizations would have to define what quality means to them. It could be the model's output, its core response, or performance in terms of latency, where the quality of the output may not be as important as how quickly we can respond back to the user.

The key for leaders is to pay close attention to the potential use cases, test them with the best model and then optimize the model to balance the cost, efficacy and efficiency factors.

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Arvind Ravishunkar, Ankit Pandey, Chandan Jha

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