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Darren Murph has been Head of Remote at GitLab for 3.5 years and has been a part of its rise to prominence. His leadership helped shape GitLab’s remote-first culture. GitLab went public in 2021 and has about a $7B market cap. It’s one of the leading DevOps platforms and has grown its team to more than 2k employees. Before GitLab Darren has been an entrepreneur, journalist, and author. Oh, and by the way, he holds one of the most awesome records in the Guinness Book of World Records.Listen and learn:How to make work an organizational principle instead of a perk or policyWhat a Head of Remote does... and why every company will soon hire oneWhy there's no such thing as "hybrid" workThe number one mistake organizations make when transitioning to remote workHow remote-first teams make the most of in person teamHow GitLab uses the personal "readme" to help remote employees get to know each otherHow to Zoom happy hours with "community service hours"How Darren earned his place in the Guinness Book of World RecordsReferences in this episode...Matt K. Parker on AI and the Future of WorkDarren Murph on TwitterChase Warrington, Head of Remote at DoistHow voice assistants are helping the elderly age in placeElliQ, the voice assistant from Intuition Robotics
Today’s guest is a General Partner at Foundation Capital, one of the most iconic venture capital firms in the world. Foundation has found and funded companies like Netflix, Solana, Jasper, and the list goes on.Joanne Chen began her investing career at Foundation in 2014 and has sourced and advised an incredible group of companies including Tonkean, Tubi, and CaptivateIQ. Joanne received her BS in EE and CS from Cal and her MBA from the University of Chicago. She's also a popular TEDx speaker.Today we get a master class on how the best are adapting to one of the most challenging venture investing climates in decades. Joanne and I met on a panel discussion a few months back . I've been looking forward to introducing her to our community.Listen and learn...Joanne's perspective on the euphoria surrounding GenAIWhat's different about investing in AI post-ChatGPTWhy AI tools are increasing the pace of innovationThe difference between crypto and AI investingWhat responsible AI means to JoanneJoanne's advice to "AI entrepreneurs" pitching venture investorsHow long before AI will take Joanne's jobReferences in this episode...Ashu Garg on AI and the Future of WorkJoanne's TEDx talk: Confessions of an AI InvestorJoanne's TEDx talk: Why AI Promises a Brighter FutureThe ethical implications of using AI in healthcare
Today’s guest is one of the most respected thought leaders in the HR and HRTech space. Josh Bersin’s name is synomous with HR thought leadership. He first started covering the space in 2001 before selling Bersin & Associates to Deloitte in 2012. His current namesake company, The Josh Bersin Company, hosts the popular annual conference Irresistible and is a prolific publisher of content related to the future of work, talent management, corporate learning, and leadership.Josh is also the author of the popular book Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World's Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations, which was published in 2022. Oh, and he also hosts a great podcast. I always enjoy his candid commentary on HRTech.Listen and learn...The single employee behavior that most impacts productivityWhat people practice surprised Josh most about what distinguishes leading from lagging companiesHow "taking care of people" saved many companies during the pandemicThe HRTech innovation that improves the employee experience mostWhy employees took back power from employers... and insisted on better toolsWhere are there opportunities to innovate in HRTechHow AI "meets people in the flow of work"How talent intelligence is assisting HR leadersWhy employees shouldn't feel threatened by AIWhy what Josh calls "organizational ingenuity" is more important than having the best tech skillsThe future of work, according to JoshReferences in this episode...Mark McCrindle on AI and the Future of WorkDr. John Boudreau on AI and the Future of WorkGary Bolles on AI and the Future of WorkJosh's book IrresistibleJosh's podcastWhy are LLMs getting dumber?
Amr and I met on a genAI panel and everything he said was both insightful and contrarian. Immediately, I knew I wanted to introduce him to you. Amr is a legend in the search space who, by the way, also founded Cloudera which went public in 2017 at a valuation of over $5B.Dr. Amr Awadallah is a luminary in the world of information retrieval. He's the CEO and cofounder of Vectara, a company that is revolutionizing how we find meaning across all languages of the world using the latest advances in Deep Neural Networks, Large Language Models, and Natural Language Processing. He previously served as VP of Developer Relations for Google Cloud. Prior to joining Google in Nov 2019, Amr co-founded Cloudera in 2008 and as Global CTO. He also served as vice president of product intelligence engineering at Yahoo! from 2000-2008. Amr received his PhD in EE from Stanford University, and his Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Cairo University, Egypt.Listen and learn...How Amr discovered the power of "talking to software" via LLMs while at GoogleAbout the history of new computing modalitiesAbout the current state of generative AIThe technical explanation for hallucination in LLMsHow do we mitigate bias in LLM models and prevent copyright infringementWhy a semantic understanding of queries is the next frontier in searchThe challenge faced by search providers of making money incorporating ads into LLM-based answersHow "grounded search" will fix the hallucination problemWhat is a "fact" in the era of ChatGPT?How long before we have "antivirus sofware for fact-checking" genAI propagandaHow should AI be regulated... and who is responsible for AI regulationThe next big idea in genAI Amr and I are ready to fundAmr's advice to entrepreneurs... and to himselfReferences in this episode...Eric Olson, Consensus CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkD Das, Sorcero CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkSeth Earley, Earley Information Science, on AI and the Future of WorkChatGPT for searching scientific papers
Dr. John Boudreau is a luminary in the future of work academic community. He has published more than 50 books and articles. His scholarly research is published in Management Science, Academy of Management Executives, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Personnel Psychology. Features on his work have appeared in Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Fast Company and Business Week, among others. Dr. Boudreau helped  establish and then directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS), at Cornell University, where he was a professor for over 20 years, before his current position as Research Director for the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California.Thanks to friend of the podcast David Creelman for the intro to Dr. Boudreau!Listen and learn...How Dr. Boudreau got his start as an academic in HRTechWhat inspired Dr. Boudreau to make work life better for employees everywhereHow Dr. Boudreau defines work (the most enlightened definition we've heard)How to build high-functioning teamsWhy diverse teams don't perform betterHow alternative work and workers are redefining the labor forceWhy jobs don't equal work and degrees don't equal jobsWhat does it mean to be human when your colleague is a botWhy ATM machines led to more human bank tellers being hiredAbout the rise of internal talent marketplacesWhich skills AI will never automateReferences in this episode...Mark McCrindle on AI and the Future of WorkBryan Talebi from Ahura on AI and the Future of WorkKamal Ahluwalia from Eightfold on AI and the Future of WorkWork without Jobs, Dr. Boudreau's most recent bookThe Center for Effective Organizations Using AI as a co-pilot for songwriting
Today's guest has been bringing families together online since 1997 when he founded which has served more than 13 billion profiles, amassed 40 billion people records, and generated over a billion dollars in revenue. He followed that up with FamilyLink which he founded in 2007 and today has more than 50 million users.For the past several years, Paul Allen has been on a new adventure having founded in 2017. He and the team are connecting employees to stories from trusted sources to help them make better, more informed decisions.Soar indexes millions of hours of video and audio content in domains as diverse as academic lectures, political hearings, and stump speeches. Not surprisingly, he and the team are using AI to make all that content discoverable and accessible.Paul is a sought after speaker, a director of the Human Justice Foundation, and is one of the most mission-driven entrepreneurs of our generation.Listen and learn...Paul's number one business lessonHow Paul "uplifts humanity" with AIWhy the "factory education system" doesn't workWhy AGI won't be the end of civilizationHow an AI studio for audio transcription worksThe role of CitizenGPT... and why it won't hallucinateHow AI is restoring lost human connectionsHow to detect and mitigate the danger of deepfake video content using a blockchainWhat it means to be an ethical publisher of content in the age of AIPaul's (not so obvious) secret to successReferences in this episode...Guillermo Corea from SHRM on AI and the Future of WorkThe current state of AI ethicsDr. Sanchez' WHY InstituteSarah Allen, acclaimed author (and Paul's daughter)The autobiography of Booker T. Washington
Anyone who has ever hired a new employee knows how important and broken the background check process is. The experience is awful for candidates and employers. Plus, it's inherently unfair for under-represented and non-traditional candidates. Imagine a world where hiring the best people is easier and faster and all forms of verification data are provided automatically from trusted sources.Today's guest is making that vision a reality. Denise Hemke is the Chief Product Officer at Checkr, the amazing company making employee screening more fair for everyone. Checkr has raised nearly $700M since its founding in 2014. Denise heads up product management, design, and program management after having served in various leadership roles at Workday including most recently GM for Analytics. Denise is also the San Francisco chapter lead for the excellent organization Products That Count started by friend of the podcast SC Moatti.Listen and learn...How to fix the broken background check processHow to give candidates with non-traditional backgrounds access to the labor forceHow technology is making the hiring process more fair and helping workers get paid fasterHow to use AI to reduce bias in hiring decisionsHow AI used for background checks should be regulatedWhat Denise learned about building customer communities as a General Manager at WorkdayReferences in this episode...Mustafa Suleyman's new Turing testKamal Ahluwalia, former President of Eightfold, on AI and the Future of WorkGiselle Mota from ADP on AI and the Future of Work
AI is here to accelerate the world's creativity. In fact, it's one of the things generative AI does best. Imagine a world where personalized campaigns help products you love find you. Today's guest did just that and he created Evolv AI to help brands connect with customers across all digital channels. Tyler Foster is the CTO of Evolv AI, a platform that helps brands improve conversion and experiment faster. He started the company with CEO Michael Scharff in 2019 and together they've grown it into an early leader in AI-first digital experimentation having helped brands like Safelite, DirectTV, and Verizon. Prior to Evolv AI, Tyler was the founding CEO and Chief Architect of Senient Systems and an early Software Engineer at Cloudera.Listen and learn...How a farmhand and SCUBA diver became an AI developerHow AI is helping brands target consumersThe tradeoff between personalization and data collectionHow to eliminate bias in automated decisionsWill AI eliminate creative jobs?How society needs to adapt to new definitions of work imposed by AIWhy we need to disconnect ideas from tools and processesWhat does it mean that we're entering a "post-truth" era?Why AI is more fair than humansReferences in this episode...Meredith Broussard on AI and the Future of WorkDiane Keng from Breinify on AI and the Future of WorkAre AI-generated ads more or less effective?
Tim Guleri has had a remarkable run at Sierra Ventures since 2001. He has invested in transcendent companies including Sourcefire and MakeMyTrip which both went public. Before that, Tim had a successful career as an entrepreneur and exec at companies like Scopus and Octane which was acquired by Epiphany in 2000.Sierra has one of the strongest future of work and AI portfolios that includes companies like Paro, Krisp, and SupportLogic which acquired Emtropy Labs which was founded by great former guest Harish Batlapenamurthy. In full disclosure, Sierra and I are both investors in ArmorCode.Listen and learn...Why the most successful venture investors were previously entrepreneursTim's thesis for investing in gen AI customer journey company SimulateHow Tim identifies "gen AI whitewashing" when hearing pitchesWhy gen AI is more than just another platform shiftHow gen AI startups can beat Big Tech incumbentsWhy all companies are ultimately "financial products"Sierra's primary data from CIOs: "...they're spending money on use cases that unlock employee productivity"What Tim means by "build horizontally but execute vertically"Which jobs AI will eliminate vs. augmentTim's "one that got away" pitch from his early days at SierraReferences in this episode...According to CNBC, 69% of U.S. adults are uncomfortable with AI that can mimic human thinkingAshu Garg from Foundation Capital on AI and the Future of WorkRory O'Driscoll from Scale Venture Partners on AI and the Future of WorkSierra Ventures
We've had interesting conversations about remote-first work with leaders like Jordan Husney, Parabol CEO, and Darren Murph who at the time was the global head of remote work at GitLab (thank you Darren for the intro to Adam). Today's guest has been building a platform to make distributed teams productive since long before it was fashionable. Adam Nathan founded Almanac in January of 2019 to challenge incumbents like Microsoft Office and Google's GSuite. Since then, he and the team have enabled organizations like Cisco, Credit Karma, and ByteDance to collaborate in shared workspaces.Adam has raised more than $40M to date across two rounds from a legendary group of investors that includes Floodgate, Tiger Global, and General Catalyst. Prior to Almanac, Adam did his undergrad at Duke and he received his MBA from Harvard. He's also an active volunteer for The Salvation Army.Listen and learn...How being a product manager at Apple and Lyft inspired Adam to start a company to avoid wasting time at workWhat's unique about remote-first workWhy remote teams need structure and transparency to be productiveHow to eliminate time wasted in meetings without losing opportunities to build trusted relationshipsHow to charge for new LLM features in SaaS productsWhy we tolerate LLM hallucinationsWhere there's a gap in the market for a better collaboration experienceWhat Adam has learned from his entrepreneurial journey References in this episode...Jordan Husney from Parabol  on AI and the Future of WorkDarren Murph from GitLab on AI and the Future of WorkWhy we need to shut down AI development to prevent
Durga Mulladi is the SVP & GM for Technology Planning & Edge Solutions at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., the iconic company best known for enabling cell phones via its CDMA technology and chipsets that were first demonstrated in 1985. Durga has been an integral part of Qualcomm's growth having spent nearly 26 years there in various technology leadership roles.He holds 578 patents, is a senior member of IEEE, received his PhD in '98 from UCLA, and was awarded Qualcomm's IP excellence award. Durga's list of accolades and accomplishments goes on for days. We're all fortunate to learn from a wireless pioneer and true tech legend.Listen and learn...Durga's insights from more than 25 years pioneering wireless technologyAn insider's view of Qualcomm's formula for successHow networks and chips enabled the birth of the smartphoneQualcomm's AI roadmapHow soon we can expect LLMs running locally on phonesHow AI takes advantage of the unique capabilities of 5G networksHow to figure out what transactions happen on the device vs. in the cloudHow LLM fine-tuning may soon happen on the edge of the network or on the deviceWhat size LLMs can be run locally while managing power consumptionHow to improve consumer trust in LLMsReferences in this episode...JP Vasseur from Cisco on AI and the Future of WorkRene Steenvorden from Randstad on AI and the Future of WorkHow OpenAI's code interpreter is disrupting the field of Data Science
In 2020 when today's guest founded her company the transformer architecture was relatively new and OpenAI was a science experiment funded by Elon Musk to ensure that AGI benefits all humanity. She and her team commercialized an early version of a co-pilot for writing content long before we appreciated the value of next-word prediction.Since then, May Habib and the team have raised $21M from an exceptional group of investors including Insight Partners and Gradient Ventures. Today, Writer helps company authors comply with style and brand guidelines and also ensure grammatical accuracy. It's used by an amazing list or organizations including Spotify, Intuit, and Uber.Prior to Writer, May co-founded Qordoba and was a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum after graduating from Harvard with a BA in Economics.Listen and learn...How May got her start in NLPWhat enterprise leaders don't understand about the current state of generative AIHow to speak to your data using LLMs Why Writer uses graph databases instead of vector databases for generative AIHow Writer mitigates the impact of bias, copyright infringement, and halluciations when using LLMsHow AI is being used to replace tasks people hate... without eliminating jobsHow AI helps users with neurodiversity issues like ADHDHow May navigated a tough company pivotReferences in this episode...Mona Akmal, Falkon CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkAlex Capecelatro, CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkMaking the web more accessible with AI for those with disabilities
Today's guest created one of the largest communities for conversational AI and generative AI enthusiasts. Pete Erickson is the founder of Modev which hosts the popular VOICE & AI conference and also others including the GovAI Summit. Pete started the company back in 2009 and has since produced over 150 events across 89 countries that have connected more than 125,000 people. Pete and the team have created communities for tech companies like Samsung and Amazon. Today, we get a glimpse into the mind of a great entrepreneur who is focused on making AI education accessible to everyone.Listen and learn...How Modev went from a few people in a pizza shop... to a conversational AI event with more than  1,000 attendeesHow Modev trained developers to build Alexa skills... in 2009How new AI regulation is impacting the generative AI developer communityHow Pete would regulate generative AIAbout Sam Altman's request to Congress for OpenAI to be regulatedShould we expect AI vendors to regulate themselves?What we can learn from GDPR in Europe about forthcoming AI regulationHow AI will transform the entertainment industryWhich jobs will be replaced by AI... and which ones are future-proofWhat big news Pete will be announcing at the Voice & AI conferenceReferences in this episode...The Voice & AI conferenceHow Goldman Sachs says AI will increase global GDPBradley Metrock, CEO of Project Voice, on AI and the Future of WorkDaniel Davila, movie producer and Hollywood consultant, on AI and the Future of Work
Entrepreneurs wonder what it’s like to be a VC. And VCs without an operating background often don’t understand the grit required to turn an idea into a successful business. The best investors have been successful operators first.Today’s guest is one of those. Nick Adams founded Differential Ventures in 2017 to invest in B2B, data-first seed-stage companies. Since then, Nick and the team have invested in an impressive group of companies including Private AI, Ocrolus, and Agnostiq.Before Differential, Nick helped grow companies like OPower and RAGE Frameworks in sales, marketing, and product leadership roles. Today we get to learn about how to innovate and grow a startup when the product is a venture fund.Listen and learn...How being an investor and entrepreneur are similarThe most outrageous pitch Nick has heard... and how it involved pornHow being a baseball player trained Nick to be a venture capitalistNick's advice for what to do after closing a big sales dealWhere there are opportunities for generative AI entrepreneurs to get fundedHow AI is being used to design circuit boardsNick's most recent investment... and what made him decide to write the checkWhat Nick is telling Congress we need to do to regulate AIReferences in this episode...Why generative AI is desperately in need of regulationMetafold, new Differential investmentDan Grunfeld from Lightspeed on AI and the Future of Work
Vijay Tella is an enterprise software legend having founded unicorn and Cloud100 company Workato nearly a decade ago after an amazing run as the founding SVP of Engineering at TIBCO and CEO of Qik which was acquired by Skype.Vijay is a visionary leader who has raised more than $400M and built a team of nearly 1,000 employees. Workato is a leader in the fast-growing enterprise automation space and the company's customer list reads like the Wall Street Journal including organizations like Adobe, Atlassian, Coca-Cola, and Walmart to name a few.Vijay's latest achievement is his book The New Automation Mindset - launching today on this podcast - in which he and his co-authors put the current generative AI euphoria into historical context and provide timely insights and case studies. Thanks to great former guest Carter Busse, Workato CIO, for the intro to Vijay.Listen and learn...How Vijay got his start as a "digital plumber" at TIBCO and OracleWhat Vijay learned about enterprise software delivering a consumer app at QikHow modern tools democratize access to automating workVijay's advice to leaders about what to automate firstWhy "replacing people with AI is the wrong approach"How Workato is incorporating generative AI into its productHow AI is required to get the full benefit of automationWhat jobs will replace those eliminated by automationReferences in this episode...The New Automation Mindset by Vijay TellaCarter Busse on AI and the Future of WorkGuru Banavar from Viome on AI and the Future of WorkThe Khanmigo AI tutor
Christopher Penn writes one of the few newsletters I read weekly. I have no idea how I ended up on his mailing list but I’ll never opt out despite the rainbow “Unsubscribe here” buttons he prominently displays.Christopher provides well-researched, thought-provoking commentary on all topics related to generative AI. Like recent guests Pradeep Menon and Ken Wenger Christopher doesn’t settle for soundbite-level commentary and he often shares unpopular opinions backed up with data.Christopher is the Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist at He’s a six-time IBM Champion in IBM Data and AI, a Brand24 Top 100 Digital Marketer, an Onalytica Top 100 AI in Marketing influencer, and co-host of the award-winning Marketing Over Coffee marketing podcast. He is also the author of two dozen marketing books. His list of accolades and accomplishments goes on for days.Listen and learn...The number one question Christopher asks data-driven marketersWhat has surprised Christopher most about the capabilities of LLMsWhy the letter to pause AI was "dumb"The right way to remove bias and hate speech from LLMsOpen source vs. closed source AI... and how it's related to making pizzaAre we ready for AI vendors to censor content?Christopher's predictions for how all enterprise software will incorporate generative AIWhy Christopher continues to hone his bow and arrow skillsReferences in this episode...Pradeep Menon on AI and the Future of WorkKen Wenger on AI and the Future of WorkTiernan Ray on AI and the Future of WorkChristopher's (entertaining and informative!) newsletterDreamGPT... to glorify LLM hallucinationsThe bots aren't sentient!
About 54 million Americans and 936 million patients globally suffer from sleep apnea and 80% of cases go undiagnosed. Today’s guest is fixing that problem.Chris Fernandez co-founded EnsoData in June 2015 to use AI to make sleep studies more efficient, cost effective, and accurate.Since then, he and the team have raised more than $30M from an exceptional group of investors including Zetta Venture Partners, M25 Ventures, and Inspire Medical Systems.Chris received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Biomedical and Medical Engineering. He also wrote one of the most thoughtful perspectives on the entrepreneurial journey when he handed over the reigns to new CEO Justin Mortara last November. At 8,200 words, it may also be one of the longest.Listen and learn...What led Chris to care about solving sleep problemsHow EnsoData overcame being "a solution in search of a problem"How AI and machine learning can be applied to sleep apneaHow being incubated by Y Combinator helped launch EnsoDataHow to use brainwaves to train AI models to diagnose sleep issuesWhen we'll get "smart rooms" that adjust the environment to optimize for healthy sleepHow Chris and the team control for the impact of AI biasHow to improve the quality of your sleep... from an expertWhat led Chris to replace himself as CEOReferences in this episode...Gordon Wilson, Rain Neuromorphics CEO, on AI and the Future of WorkWhy We Sleep by Matt WalkerStanford Professor Dr. William Dement and the origins of sleep science
We’ve had interesting recent discussions about AI and the law with great guests like Robert Plotkin. And we’ve had many interesting conversations about AI with CIO legends like Mark Settle from Okta and Carter Busse from Workato to name a few. In over 200 episodes we haven’t yet discussed how to deliver IT service to the legal industry.Jim McKenna has been delivering technology to attorneys and coaching others who do the same for more than two decades. In his current role at perennial Silicon Valley top law firm Fenwick & West, Jim supports an organization of more than 1,000 employees as CIO. He oversees teams that manage IT and security and is first and foremost a thought leader for the business. Prior to Fenwick, Jim held similar roles at Morrison and Forester. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Legal Technology Association.Thanks to Xavier, unsung hero and Fenwick IT specialist, for helping with A/V issues.Listen and learn...What's unique about delivering IT and security service to lawyersHow the legal industry shifted to work from home during the pandemicWhat's ahead for LegalTechWhere there are opportunities for AI to predict future employee needsHow Jim keeps up with security and compliance requirements... while innovatingJim's leadership advice: "Prepare in advance so when the tough occurs you're not afraid!"References in this episode...Robert Plotkin on AI and the Future of WorkMark Settle on AI and the Future of WorkCarter Busse on AI and the Future of WorkHow generative AI is being used to analyze patterns in DNA sequences
Today’s guest has had a front row seat for every technology platform shift for the past 20+ years. More important, he has played an important role in enabling several of them.Kit Colbert joined tech stalwart VMware in September 2003 and currently serves as senior vice president and chief technology officer. He is responsible for ensuring VMware’s long term technology leadership through research and innovation programs. Kit manages the VMware Engineering Services team, advanced R&D initiatives, the Design/UX team and the company’s ESG commitments.Kit was previously VMware’s Cloud CTO, General Manager of VMware’s Cloud-Native Apps business, CTO for VMware’s End-User Computing Business, and the lead architect for the vRealize Operations Suite. Kit is a recognized thought-leader on application modernization and multi-cloud trends and a frequent speaker. He holds a bachelor’s of science in computer science from Brown University.Listen and learn...How a Silicon Valley stalwart like VMware innovates from the insideHow VMware's founder-led culture continues to influence the company todayHow VMware reinvented itself beyond desktop virtualizationKit's recipe for innovationWhy crypto and AI hype are similarKit's perspective on how to regulate AIVMware's generative AI strategyReferences in this episode...Andi Mann from Sageable and Splunk on AI and the Future of WorkDiane Greene and the history of VMwareKit's team's blog
Ron Bodkin is a self-described “serial entrepreneur focused on beneficial uses of AI”. Ron founded ChainML in April 2022 to make it easier to integrate AI models into applications. The AI we know today is immature in so many ways and many of them relate to how crude the tooling is for traditional developers building AI-first features. The ChainML protocol is a cost-efficient, decentralized network built for compute-intensive applications running on blockchain technology. Prior to founding ChainML Ron had a distinguished entrepreneurial career having founded Think Big Analytics before it was eventually acquired by Teradata after which he spent three years in applied AI at Google. Ron is also an active investor and advisor and has degrees in Computer Science from McGill and MIT.Listen and learn...What led Ron to focus on how AI can have a positive impact on the worldWhy Hinton's right when he says "we've invented a superior form of learning"Where the current toolstack for building LLM apps is incredibly immatureHow to control the cost and performance of LLM appsWhy human brains are inefficientWhy the "effective cost of computing" is being reduced by 50% every yearHow we may get to AGI within 20 yearsWhy proprietary datasets and commercial issues will slow down AI innovationThe right way to regulate AIReferences in this episode...Meredith Broussard, professor and author, on AI and the Future of WorkAttorney relies on court cases made up by ChatGPTThe Microsoft Sparks of AGI paper
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