Dr. Kaladhar Voruganti, Vice President, Technology Innovation Equinix gives a Talk on “Rise of Distributed AI”

Location: CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)

Department of Computer Science and Automation
Department Seminar

Speaker : Dr. Kaladhar Voruganti
Vice President
Technology Innovation Equinix

Title : Rise of Distributed AI

Date : Friday, May 24, 2019

Time : 11:30 AM

Venue : CSA Seminar Hall (Room No. 254, First Floor)


Current generation of AI architectures are centralized in nature where both model training and model inferencing takes place in a central location. However, we are now entering the era of distributed AI. In this talk we will discuss both how and why AI architectures are becoming distributed. We will specifically cover the following three distributed AI trends: 1) How AI is moving to the Edge with respect to federated AI model building 2) how enterprises are engaging in data and algorithm marketplaces to purchase external data sources to build their AI models and 3) how enterprises are building hybrid AI architectures where they are leveraging AI innovation in the public clouds but are keeping their data in their private clouds. We will give concrete real-life use cases to explain these distributed AI trends.

Biography of the speaker

Dr. Kaladhar Voruganti is currently Vice President, Technology Innovation at Equinix. Equinix is the largest neutral data center company in the world where all the cloud companies and network companies come to interconnect with each other. Previously, he worked at IBM Almaden Research and at NetApp. He is currently working on distributed AI and blockchain architectures. He has more than 70 patents in the area of large scale storage and network management systems. He got his BSc in Computer Engineering and PhD in Computing Science from University of Alberta, in Canada.

Host Faculty : Prof. Shalabh Bhatnagar


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