Startups and Machine Learning in the Wild

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 1:25pm - 2:25pm
Lind 305
Josh Cutler (Deep Machine)
Many of the problems that you will face when applying AI in the business world are not algorithmic. This talk will draw from a variety applied machine learning scenarios that we have encountered at Deep Machine and talk about the types of problems to expect, the reasons that businesses care and some of the trade offs that we face as a small company in a big data world. It will address the breadth of work being done and discuss some of the tradeoffs between startup and big company data science.

Josh Cutler is currently the CEO and Founder of Deep Machine. He holds a BS degree in computer science and math from UW-Madison and later pursued a PhD at Duke University, where he built predictive models analyzing international conflict. He began his career commercializing research at Microsoft Live Labs. He has subsequently served in leadership roles at multiple data-focused startups, and founded and led a company to acquisition.