Machine learning is quickly becoming a product engineering discipline. Although several new categories of infrastructure and tools have emerged to help teams turn their models into production systems, doing so is still extremely challenging for most companies. In this talk, we survey the tooling landscape and point out several parts of the machine learning lifecycle that are still underserved. We propose a new category of tool that could help alleviate these challenges and connect the fragmented production ML tooling ecosystem. We conclude by discussing similarities and differences between our proposed system and those of a few top companies.
In this episode
Founder, Stealth-Stage Startup
Josh Tobin is the founder and CEO of a stealth machine learning startup. Previously, Josh worked as a deep learning & robotics researcher at OpenAI and as a management consultant at McKinsey. He is also the creator of Full Stack Deep Learning (fullstackdeeplearning.com), the first course focused on the emerging engineering discipline of production machine learning. Josh did his PhD in Computer Science at UC Berkeley advised by Pieter Abbeel.
Demetrios is one of the main organizers of the MLOps community and currently resides in a small town outside Frankfurt, Germany. He is an avid traveller who taught English as a second language to see the world and learn about new cultures. Demetrios fell into the Machine Learning Operations world, and since, has interviewed the leading names around MLOps, Data Science, and ML. Since diving into the nitty-gritty of Machine Learning Operations he felt a strong calling to explore the ethical issues surrounding ML. When he is not conducting interviews you can find him making stone stacking with his daughter in the woods or playing the ukulele by the campfire.