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Jordan Fisher — Skipping the Line with Autonomous Checkout
4th August 2022 • Gradient Dissent: Conversations on AI • Lukas Biewald
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Jordan Fisher is the CEO and co-founder of Standard AI, an autonomous checkout company that’s pushing the boundaries of computer vision.

In this episode, Jordan discusses “the Wild West” of the MLOps stack and tells Lukas why Rust beats Python. He also explains why AutoML shouldn't be overlooked and uses a bag of chips to help explain the Manifold Hypothesis.

Show notes (transcript and links):


⏳ Timestamps:

00:00 Intro

00:40 The origins of Standard AI

08:30 Getting Standard into stores

18:00 Supervised learning, the advent of synthetic data, and the manifold hypothesis

24:23 What's important in a MLOps stack

27:32 The merits of AutoML

30:00 Deep learning frameworks

33:02 Python versus Rust

39:32 Raw camera data versus video

42:47 The future of autonomous checkout

48:02 Sharing the StandardSim data set

52:30 Picking the right tools

54:30 Overcoming dynamic data set challenges

57:35 Outro


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💬 Host: Lukas Biewald

📹 Producers: Riley Fields, Cayla Sharp, Angelica Pan, Lavanya Shukla


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