S1 E28 Why an AI Pioneer from Silicon Valley Wrote his Childhood Memoir – with Babak Hodjat
July 20, 2022
Today's guest is Babak Hodjat. He is a serial entrepreneur behind several Silicon Valley companies as main inventor and technologist, and currently serves as CTO - AI at Cognizant. Babak is the former co-founder and CEO of Sentient, responsible for the core technology behind the world’s largest distributed artificial intelligence system, and he was also the founder of the world's first AI-driven hedge-fund, Sentient Investment Management. Babak is widely credited as the main inventor of the natural language technology used in Apple’s Siri.
This episode was recorded through a StreamYard call on June 23, 2022.
You find the show notes here: https://webdrie.net/why-an-ai-pioneer-from-silicon-valley-wrote-his-childhood-memoir-with-babak-hodjat/
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Can you tell us a bit about where you're coming from and how it all evolved for this backstory?
How can you compare the AI that was in the beginning from this now? Is it a big difference?
What motivated you to do AI and what's the story behind it?
How does that work to have technical baggage technical knowledge, but still, you have this writing site, creative skill?
Aside from being good on time management you need to be organized for all the other things that you need to do, right?
Do you put you publish on Amazon?
How was an audiobook? Have you just read a certain piece? Did it take effort from you to do that? Or was it just natural to you?
Can you explain a bit about the Siri adventure and how you see that evolve?
What are you and your team doing to keep up with the base and to keep up to date?
Where is your attention going now? Is it going on your book, to the marketing for your book, or other stuff?
Are there other things that you're planning for the next few years?