The Future of AI and ML in Process Automation
The Unstructured Imperative Recent advances in AI have dramatically advanced the state of the art around unstructured data, especially in the spaces of NLP and computer vision. Despite this, the adoption of unstructured technologies has remained low. Why do you think that is? How have the dynamics changed in the last five years? Multimodal AI Historic AI approaches have generally been constrained to one data modality (i.e. text or image). Recently, a wide range of papers in image captioning and document understanding have emphasized the need for more sophisticated "multimodal" techniques which can fuse information from multiple modalities. What is multimodal learning, and why is it so promising? Why are we seeing such an explosion of activity? What is Indico doing in this space? Machine Teaching As methods of supervision become more complex and multi-faceted, many researchers have begun investigating the inverse problem. That is how do we design supervision systems that more naturally follow human processes? What are some interesting trends in "the space", and where can we expect this field to go in the next few years?
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Slater Victoroff is the Founder and CTO of Indico, an enterprise AI solution for unstructured content that emphasizes document understanding. Slater has been building machine learning solutions for startups, governments, and Fortune 100 companies for the past seven years and is a frequent speaker at AI conferences. Indico’s framework requires 1000x less data than traditional machine learning techniques, and they regularly beat the likes of AWS, Google, Microsoft, and IBM in head-to-head bake-offs. Full bio here: https://kitcaster.com/slater-victoroff/
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.
Vishnu Rachakonda is the operations lead for the MLOps Community and co-hosts the MLOps Coffee Sessions podcast. He is a machine learning engineer at Tesseract Health, a 4Catalyzer company focused on retinal imaging. In this role, he builds machine learning models for clinical workflow augmentation and diagnostics in on-device and cloud use cases. Since studying bioengineering at Penn, Vishnu has been actively working in the fields of computational biomedicine and MLOps. In his spare time, Vishnu enjoys suspending all logic to watch Indian action movies, playing chess, and writing.