Dr. Waleed Kadous, Head of Engineering at Anyscale, discusses the challenges of scalability in machine learning and his company's efforts to solve them. The discussion covers the need for large-scale computing power, the importance of attention-based models, and the tension between big and small data.
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Head of Engineering, Anyscale
Dr. Waleed Kadous leads engineering at Anyscale, the company behind the open source project Ray, the popular scalable AI platform. Prior to Anyscale, Waleed worked at Uber, where he led overall system architecture, evangelized machine learning, and led the Location and Maps teams. He previously worked at Google, where he founded the Android Location and Sensing team, responsible for the "blue dot" as well as ML algorithms underlying products like Google Fit.
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.
Abi is a machine learning engineer and a live streamer. Over the past six years, her focus has been building machine learning models for various industries including short-form video hosting, OTT, e-commerce, insurance tech, etc., for startups across the US, UK, Canada, and India. Prior to that, she was a Data Science Fellow with Insight Toronto and a Visiting Research Scholar at UCLA working in AutoML, MultiAgent Systems, and Emotion Recognition. In her free time, she helps produce the MLOps Community Podcast.