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Virtual Stack

Nov 20, 2020

Virtual Stack Podcast is back after a long break! On the 37th episode of the show, I'm joined by the authors of the book "AI as a Service", Peter Elger (CEO, fourTheorem) and Eoin Shanaghy (CTO, fourTheorem).
No need to mention the importance of the role that AI/ML play in digital transformation. With the incredible speed of evolution of cloud computing, it's now much easier to adopt cloud-based solutions rather than building everything by yourself. Peter and Eoin's book explain the AI as a Service with real world examples.
I have free eBook codes for this book and you’ll get one if you’re one of the first 5 people to share my LinkedIn and Twitter posts with your network. Besides that, you can use the code “podstack20” for a 40% discount on all Manning Publications products.
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Show Notes:
  • 02:00 - Intro
  • 08:30 - Current cloud landscape and definition of AI/ML and Serverless
  • 17:30 - Who can benefit the most from reading the book?
  • 19:45 - What are the main use cases for AIaaS and which industries can benefit the most?
  • 21:30 - When do you recommend using AIaaS versus DIY, or vice versa?
  • 27:00 - How would you build a web application using AIaaS and Serverless technologies? What are the architectural building blocks and public cloud services?
  • 36:00 - How can we be more effective and efficient while using AIaaS?
  • 41:00 - Recommendations for further learning and closing notes