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Guest of the Week (2/24/17): Jean-Francois Puget, IBM Analytics

Guest of the Week (2/24/17)

Jean-Francois Puget, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, Machine Learning and Optimization, IBM Analytics

Congratulations Jean-Francois Puget! You are theCUBE Guest of the Week.

Machine learning first took root in the 1950s and has slowly progressed over six decades through 2010. Since then, IBM and companies such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook have been integrating and improving the technology at a rapid pace. And now many other companies are joining the bandwagon.

On February 23, Apple announced that it is expanding its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning team in Seattle. The expanded team will join forces with the company’s headquarters team in Cupertino to develop innovative AI features for future product and services.

“Machine learning is fascinating. It’s over-hyped maybe, but it is also moving very quickly. Every year there is new, cool stuff. Five years ago, nobody spoke about deep learning. Now it is everywhere,” said Jean-Francois Puget, Ph.D., distinguished engineer, machine learning and optimization, IBM Analytics, at IBM. Puget has more than 25 years of experience in computer science. He currently works to bring machine learning to the enterprise.

Puget spoke about the IBM Machine Learning platform with Dave Vellante (@dvellante) and Stu Miniman (@stu), co-hosts of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile live streaming studio, while at the IBM Machine Learning Launch Event in New York, New York.

Read more about our Guest of the Week here and here.

Follow Jean-Francois on Twitter (@JFPuget), and check out all of our coverage of the IBM Machine Learning Launch Event 2017 NYC.

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