Why AI is having an on-prem moment (Ep. 476)

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August 23, 2022

The home team discusses how Instagram’s evolving platform has alienated some creators, why AI and machine learning are moving on-premises, and why Amazon’s acquisition of the company behind the Roomba is striking from a privacy perspective.

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The home team discusses Instagram’s evolving platform, why AI and machine learning startups are moving their workloads off the cloud and on-premises, and the privacy implications of robotic vacuums.

Episode notes:

Learn why some companies are moving AI and ML data and models off the cloud and back on premises.

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It’s no secret that Instagram has made changes to its feed, emphasizing video content in an effort to compete with TikTok. Nor is it a secret that these changes have proved unpopular with creators, from Kylie Jenner to independent photographers and other artists. Just another reminder that these platforms are rarely for creators; they’re built to generate revenue. 

What Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot (of Roomba fame) might mean.

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