The AI Summit New York 2019
December 11, 2019, New York, NY, United States
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Mark Tabladillo
Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft
Amy Turner
Head of Digital Content at Informa Tech

Our team of Data Scientists and Architects works with Microsoft's most strategic enterprise clients, global leading institutions, and high-tech startups to work toward digital transformation using intelligent technology through pilots and into production.

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Welcome to add as a TV here at the AI Summit New York or very pleased to be joined today by moths have the deal with the cat solution architect on Microsoft. Welcome. How you doing? Great. It's wonderful. So it's great to be here in New York and so close to so much energy and we're even so close to the Microsoft Office here. But as we seen and and the panel behind us, there's so many vendors here and so many people involved and key leaders in this industry-leading and doing so many initiatives. So it's just a lot of great energy

congratulate you cuz you're just being shortlisted as AI Innovative the year 2019 announcement going to happen little later today. What kind of LED you into the world of tank and specifically AI so I think my interest in a I started early on Interest really in science and math and I just received that throughout my career through my doctorate. Georgia Tech which I'll call out my school love being there and since then my career has been largely working with clients. And if that think there's one thought

leader that I could point to not early in my career. I was a man W Edwards Deming and he was a American statistician that worked with the Japanese after World War II help rebuild their industry there many people have influence my career, but he was he was out there to make a difference in Industry. He was there to help a nation rebuild and they honored him overtime by inviting him back many times over the years not to get his wisdom. I got to meet him later in his life before he died and which was a treat for me and one of my dissertation

advisors was one of his aides. So here's a thought leader and in terms of my own career since then I've been involved with many Industries and Company. In the United States and also around the world. And so I had a chance to work in a lot of interesting projects since then what's AI projects that have you been spearheading annual in a row currently at Microsoft interesting projects and I'll talk about team that recently went just in this last month to India and we went there to

work with one of our clients and we are sharing our new technology AI cognitive search. I have introduced the subject this way perhaps search is the number one use of the internet. It might not be one app, but it's some it's a feature that we find in many applications. We already know it Microsoft that it's one of our most popular AI offerings and it's been it's a theme that a lot of people are building their AI Solutions around and of course Microsoft we have many AI products in categories of vision and speech

and so many categories, but when it comes down to the very human condition of looking for information that is such a cross-cultural and widespread industry need that. We think it can translate well into a lot of business case is beyond just what we've known in the past and we have you know, today people's experience with search is like searching in search engines, but people are searching for information. They're looking for people are looking for Solutions it looking for resources and to help organizations build that capability is you

know, it's a very exciting thing. So in our trip to India, we had a team 10 coaches and I was among those coaches that was working with this organization of other leaders to embed search or look for ways to add search to their Already existing capabilities and that will be you know, one of the innovative ways working alongside with companies to build those Solutions is something that really energizes me as a professional. I'm very interested in having people adopt their skill sets. So whatever

her creativity and Innovation people people are very creative and just giving them the tools and seen them being able to run and run at full speed with these Technologies is to me a very exciting and rewarding experience that you're you're seeing still being being discussed as part of the Basin about currently. Have a paradoxical response and on one hand people think AI is very difficult. But in some areas, it's actually really easy and Microsoft's not alone in making AI technologies that are very simple for developers to use and get started.

And I I know this from having monitored several College hackathons this year. We had one at Georgia Tech and Georgia State and students just within a few hours were able to get going very quickly. So it was a lot easier than they thought and on the other hand. Sometimes people think it's very easy, and actually it's difficult and in some of the difficult topics. I might have to do a data quality or getting the right data or putting datum in the correct form. So realigning perception with reality is often the conversation

that we have with with our customers and it's not the same. Name for the same to customers we get to customers for example in the financial services business. And by the way, we've talked to a lot of them over here at the forge Lounge. They may have similar types of topics, but then they might not have the same exact situation. So they might have slightly different use cases and personas. So it becomes a very tailored and customized conversation and you know what it's what we would expect. We're in the area of customization and personalization. A lot of

people are looking to AI to create a much more personalized technology experience. So the organization's also going to find there's going to be General patterns. They can follow but that last mile is going to be the creativity of their own leadership to customize the experience. Unique cases of a case-by-case basis people are Never Getting different challenges in different classes in different ways are some examples of a kind of major Roblox possibly considering aai. They do need to consider potential roadblocks. That might be out there and one of the area's I feel that it will be a challenge is

even inspired by book. I used my dissertation was called leadership challenge leadership generally is a topic but then more more recently and when I work with with customers may I can be an individual activity? There's often many organizations in have that solo data science or a eye specialist that is charged with leading a project but also its Also a team sport and learning how to get the the right team behind what what a I can be what kind of team could that be that could be the data engineer the application

developer the data scientist the AI specialist the devops person who project manager so a coach and involving all the team players and deciding on how far should the steam be do we have capacity to have six people for all those roles. Do those rolls need to be bundled in one or two people it is it is a lot different from organizing Sports in and as many sports fans know that's hard enough along Define rules. And on top of that in the business world people running several game place at the same time

every challenging time to be involved and I think even a good reason that many people need to be connected to communities and Conferences such as AI Summit and continuing to go stay in the conversation find out how people are organizing is about people leadership people to Define and got the deposit to today kind of that kind of looking back at you. Bean. I was mixed up with a guy. What kind of key Milestones have you seen with an AI that is right. Well, I think a lot of people would point to the development of deep learning is really what it one of the Breakthrough mathematical developments

which has spurred on a lot of innovation and research and products and for Microsoft in a we have an entire Microsoft research with so many dozens of data scientist in a i a scientist that have now Products made them available to the public from Microsoft and so many other companies and and we're not alone but really the industry's saying unless look to open source as the basis. Let's have a community discussion on what technology development should mean and what I'm so excited about is when you see we see the innovation in Aries likes

park and random Python and even in specific languages were deep learning has become Forefront those all those Technologies together have been really has whispered on so much Innovation and quick to Market and then we see products just hitting the market regularly every month. It seems there's new Innovations coming from the same companies and even from new companies people have a lot of new ideas and the germinating a lot of new energy and the tools are out. They're both in terms of hardware and software. So this is actually really great

time. To be involved in a I I was going to be the next big thing in the AIG thing. I think maybe three or he's going to pick one that I think it's exciting just in terms of practical things is more discussions about pipeline Marissa pipelines. I'm talking about technology to take data from the beginning to the end. What type of Technologies are needed to do that. Why because people talk about being the other side bureaucracy red tape in the technical field in data world to many organizations working pipelines to stream like that and make that go forward second area of interest, you know,

originally started life as an electrical engineer all involved in devices and asking for coming around on the importance of devices and what that will M4ai so people are very interested. Now what we're calling the edge and what does a I mean at the edge maybe the disconnected Edge or the continuously connected Edge. What does it mean for devices devices people use as consumers daily or also is organizations. So, you know, that's a second area and then the third area I think that we are all talking about is ethics and

Microsoft made some statements and ethics. I got to work with some of the key teams in shaping our messaging on that topic and as we go forward in a and I think even as what I've observed in working teams in Microsoft, it's not going to be one voice that's going to say, this is our ethical position. There might be one representative that's going to express that but as in the conversations, I've been with an internal to Microsoft and also with customers and it's going to expand to communities. It's Expand to users stakeholders. It's going to be very a communal. So

even people far beyond the technical level of knowledge of something like this conference very very interested in the ethical conversations of how to use it responsibly. And and how are we good stewards of what we have Banks Amy.

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