Welcome to episode ten of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.
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Today’s guest is Jim Dowling, who is the CEO of Logical Clocks and the lead architect of Hops Hadoop, the world’s fastest and most scalable Hadoop distribution and only Hadoop platform with support for GPUs as a resource.
Originally from Dublin, Jim is now living in Sweden where he is the Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. His research concentrates on building systems support for machine learning at scale.
In today’s really interesting episode, you will learn about:
What inspired Jim to set up Hops Hadoop
Challenges he faced in building the first hierarchal file system with distributed metadata
The importance of feedback from commercial stakeholders
Benefits the platform can bring to their customers, such as Swedish manufacturer Scania
What it was like to win at the 2018 PAPI conference startup battle in London
The ultimate goal with Hops Hadoop and Logical Clocks
Jim’s predictions for what’s in store for the future of AI, including the impact of deep learning
What did you think of Stephen’s podcast? Where do you see the future of data science and AI heading in the next few years? I would love to hear your thoughts so please leave a comment below.
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