ExecutiveBiz spoke with Michael Conlin, chief technology officer of Definitive Logic and a previous Wash100 Award recipient, in its most recent Executive Spotlight interview published Tuesday. The executive discussed his first year as company CTO and his leadership impact on business growth, and talked about the hype surrounding artificial intelligence capabilities and the cloud adoption challenges faced by federal agencies.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview with Conlin:
“The challenge is to understand the hype around AI and machine learning and that people have made a lot of claims about ‘using AI.’ The reality of it is that we have to get people past those labels and down to the substance underneath. Do I understand the statistical substance underneath?
If you want to get this right you have to focus on performance predictability throughout the lifecycle. That’s a discipline. It requires practical methods, techniques, and vigilance to get right. You need to understand the substance of what you’re doing and whether or not you performed all of the correct tests to verify what you’re doing and manage the expectations of AI validity and accuracy.”
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