Pioneers in AI – Conversations with AI Thought Leaders

At Microsoft, we are privileged to work with individuals whose ideas are blazing a trail, transforming entire businesses through the power of the cloud, big data and artificial intelligence. Our new Pioneers in AI series features insights from such pathbreakers. Join us as we dive into these innovators’ ideas and the solutions they are bringing to market. See how your own organization and customers can benefit from their solutions and insights.
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1. Data Center Scale Computing and Artificial Intelligence with Matei Zaharia, Inventor of Apache Spark
Matei Zaharia is a co-founder and Chief Technologist at Databricks, an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford and the inventor of Apache Spark. Microsoft has partnered with Databricks to bring you Azure Databricks, a Spark-based analytics platform optimized for Azure offering simple setup, streamlined workflows and ease of collaboration between data scientists, engineers and business analysts. In a conversation with Joseph Sirosh, CTO for AI at Microsoft, Matei shares his thoughts about Spark, machine learning and interesting AI applications he’s encountered lately.