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a16z Podcast: Making Sense of Big Data, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning

Christopher Nguyen

Posted May 1, 2015


“Machine learning is to big data as human learning is to life experience,” says Christopher Nguyen, the co-founder and CEO of big data intelligence company Adatao. Sure, but then, what IS big data? (especially as it’s become a buzzword that captures so many things)…

On this episode of the a16z Podcast, Nguyen puts on his former computer science professor hat to describe ‘big data’ in relation to ‘machine learning’ — as well as what comes next with ‘deep learning’. Finally, the former Google exec shares how Hadoop and Spark evolved from the efforts of companies dealing with massive amounts of real-time information; what we need to make machine learning a property of every application (why would we even want to?); and how we can make all this intelligence accessible to everyone.

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The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.

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