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What Devs Need To Teach CEOs About AI w/ Lexion’s Emad Elwany

For decades Artificial Intelligence has been a focus of best-selling science fiction authors and an antagonist for blockbuster Hollywood movies. But AI is no longer relegated to the realm of science fiction, it inhabits the world around us. From the biggest enterprise companies to plucky startups, businesses everywhere are building and deploying AI at incredible speed.

In fact, open source allows anyone with a laptop to build impressively good AI models in a day.

But for all the recent advances in AI, what are its limitations? And if you are a developer or business leader, what use cases can AI solve for your company?

In this week’s episode of Dev Interrupted, Emad Elwany, CTO and Co-founder of Lexion, walks us through the practical realities of AI in today’s world and how its constraints apply to your business. He also discusses the biggest breakthroughs in AI, how to build machine learning models that actually solve a business need and why it’s almost impossible to retrofit AI once it’s already built.

Whether you are a business leader who is considering implementing AI at their company, a consumer curious about how AI impacts your daily life or a researcher wanting to understand how to better deploy AI outside of the lab - this episode has got something for you!

Episode Highlights Include:

  • (1:18) Growing up in Egypt & Emad’s start at Stanford
  • (8:35) Why AI is “glorified pattern matching”
  • (16:38) The biggest impact of AI on your daily life
  • (21:13) What people in academia get wrong about building AI
  • (35:35) Customers don’t care about AI - they care about solutions
  • (41:17) Enterprise vs startups: how they each use AI

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nobilitypnw profile image

This might be the best episode you guys have ever put out! Emad is awesome! Love to see someone who is totally in the zone because they are so passionate about what they do. Special stuff.