Sep 9–12, 2019

The OS for AI: How serverless computing enables the next gen of machine learning

Jonathan Peck (Algorithmia)
4:50pm5:30pm Thursday, September 12, 2019
Location: 230 B
Secondary topics:  Machine Learning
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Who is this presentation for?

  • Data scientists, ML developers and implementers, and team leads and CTOs using ML




Machine learning has been advancing rapidly, but only a few contributors are focusing on the infrastructure and scaling challenges that come with it. When you have thousands of model versions, each written in any mix of frameworks (Python, R, Java, Ruby, PyTorch, scikit-learn, Caffe, TensorFlow, etc.), it’s difficult to know how to efficiently deploy them as elastic, scalable, secure APIs with 10 ms of latency and GPU access.

Algorithmia has seen many of the challenges faced in this area. Jonathan Peck explores how the company built, deployed, and scaled thousands of algorithms and machine learning models using every kind of framework. You’ll learn some insights into the problems you’re likely to face and how to approach solving them. Jonathan examines the need for, and implementations of, a complete operating system for AI: a common interface for different algorithms to be used and combined, and a general architecture for serverless machine learning which is discoverable, versioned, scalable, and sharable.

Prerequisite knowledge

  • General knowledge of ML

What you'll learn

  • Gain insight into the role AI will play in your applications and how various ML components interoperate
  • Get a unique take on the evolution of ML as it parallels the early development of operating systems
  • Understand how to successfully move your ML models into production environments
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Jonathan Peck


Jonathan Peck is developer and technical advocate at Algorithmia. He’s a full-stack developer with two decades of industry experience, now focusing on bringing scalable, discoverable, and secure machine learning microservices to developers across a wide variety of platforms via He’s been a speaker at DeveloperWeek 2018+19, SeattleJS, Global AI Conf 2018+19, AI Next 2019+19, Nordic APIs 2018+19 (keynote), ODSC East+West, API World, O’Reilly AI, OSCON

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Jonathan Peck | Developer and Technical Advocate
09/12/2019 3:39am PDT

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