With the breakthrough of AI and deep learning technologies, conventional software engineering practices have been evolving significantly to pair with the advances of large-scale data, computation, and algorithmic evolution. Yangqing Jia shares a series of examples to illustrate the uniqueness of AI software and its connections to conventional computer science wisdom. Yangqing then discusses future software engineering principles for AI compute.
Yangqing Jia leads Alibaba’s AI and Big Data org, supporting the large-scale applications both inside the company and on Aliyun, the number one cloud provider in China and a market leader globally. The org provides advanced AI systems and service combined with conventional big data wisdom (EMR, Flink, and Spark) as well as battle-tested solutions to serve every cloud client.
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