Episode 2, Ft. Christopher Moody

August 2016
Episode Summary
Episode two focuses on the news from August of 2016, including the acquisitions of Nervana by Intel, and Genee by Microsoft. We also discuss Facebook’s use of fastText, word2vec, lda, and the article titled: “The Healing Power of AI”, posted by Techcrunch. You will hear from our thought leader of the month, Christopher Moody, Data Scientist at Stitch Fix, who has a background in statistics, astrophysics, and high-performance computing. Christopher explains how Stitch Fix is using word2vec and fastText while touching on topics such as how to use machine learning to process text, the use of word embedding into his courpus and lda2vec. Dr. Nandu Nandukamar also explains Generative Networks in a new segment, “A Deep Dive with Nandu”.



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dr. nandu nandakumar

CTO, Razorthink.Inc

Dr. Nandu Nandakumar has over 20 years of experience in analytics and artificial intelligence. He holds a PhD from Carnegie Mellon and has extensive experience in a variety of industries, ranging from pharmaceuticals to manufacturing and energy. He has been the CTO for multiple companies in the analytics space. Dr. Nandakumar is passionate about melding complex technologies to create elegant solutions. He works closely with a number of startups and early stage companies in an advisory role, specifically in the intelligent systems space.

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jack porter

CEO, Razorthink.Inc

Jack Porter is a serial entrepreneur, successfully exiting six acquisitions and two IPOs during his career. He has gained over 30 years of experience working in technology startups with extensive expertise in supercomputers, sophisticated analytics and advanced mathematics. He has applied his work in several vertical industries such as financial services, pharmaceuticals and technology. Porter has published three books on technology innovation, often speaks at conferences and trade events, and has written for magazines such as Infoworld, CIO Magazine and eWeek. Porter has also mentored many startups, several that went on to be very successful.