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DSC Webinar Series: Matei Zaharia’s Predictions for 2018: Big Data and AI Highlights

  • Sean Welch 

Over the past few years, AI and big data have powered numerous technologies that have changed the way we live, from autonomous cars to conversational systems to personalization. As a result, the excitement around these technologies has spiked. But how can we separate the hype from reality, and which advances will make an impact in practice next?

In this DSC webinar, Databricks co-founder and Stanford computer science professor Matei Zaharia, who started the Apache Spark project in 2009, will share his perspective on which big data and AI trends will come to fruition in 2018. He will discuss how centering organizations around high-quality data will be the main driver to AI, which AI applications are seeing broad success in practice, and how new technologies including deep learning, data marketplaces and cloud computing will affect the computing landscape.

Join this webinar to learn about:

The current state of big data and AI
Some of the new innovations taking place in research
Key challenges that companies face in getting value from data and AI
Matei’s predictions for 2018 for how companies and the technology industry will overcome these challenges
Speaker: Matei Zaharia, Co-founder and Chief Technologist — Databricks

Hosted by: Bill Vorhies, Editorial Director — Data Science Central