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DC CTO Roundtable 2023

DC CTO Roundtable 2023

Last week the DC area CTO roundtable returned to meeting in-person for the first time since the pandemic. With SolarWinds and the popular Java logging framework Log4j still on many minds, the topic at the meeting was Software Bills of Materials (SBOM). An SBOM is...

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Taking AI to the next level

Taking AI to the next level

There is so much going on with AI.  From ChatGPT with over a hundred billion parameters (that is a lot!) to more organizations adopting AI - it has doubled since 2017[i]. In our work developing and supporting operational AI systems, we have learned so much.  Thad...

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Weekly Reads, 11/23/2022

Weekly Reads, 11/23/2022

This year is shaping up to be a volatile for the tech sector. But I agree with this first article, Three tech trends on the verge of a breakthrough in 2023, that demand for tech is not going away despite recent tech job cuts. There is still much work to be done,...

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Weekly Reads, 10/28/2022

Weekly Reads, 10/28/2022

This week we look at generative AI where AI generates something new like an image, video, audio, text, or code. In “Ask an AI Art Generator for Any Image.  The Results are Amazing – and Terrifying”, it describes new text to image generators that let you type in a...

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Weekly Reads, 9/23/2022

Weekly Reads, 9/23/2022

This week I was working with our software studio where they are developing a web application using Kendo React UI. Our discussion went into Material Design, a design language developed by Google in 2014. There is something new called Material You where the article on...

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Test your AI for the real world

Test your AI for the real world

It was just Labor Day weekend, and I wanted to post my latest SphereOI blog, Test your AI for the real world now the work week has started. My blog goes over what we do to field qualify an AI system, including special testing. These practices are essential to...

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Weekly Reads, 8/17/2022

Weekly Reads, 8/17/2022

This first article “The Dangers of AI model drift: lessons to be learned from the case of Zillow Offers”, begins with the question “How much faith should companies place in AI making business decisions?”  If companies were already holding off on AI, then Zillow’s...

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Weekly Reads, 8/4/2022

Weekly Reads, 8/4/2022

An article from protocol on “Why AI and machine learning are drifting away from the cloud” caught my eye this week.  We always advise companies to use on-prem equipment for training AI models because it can be incredibly expensive to do it in the cloud.  It...

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Theresa Smith

Theresa Smith is a Senior Partner and Technology Delivery Lead for SphereOI who works with commercial and federal government clients to define and deliver enterprise technology that drives successful change for digital experience, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, cloud, customer experience, digital transformation, and blockchain.  Theresa has extensive practical experience with enterprise projects and operational issues, where she consults, advises, and shapes the delivery of services for her clients. Theresa is particularly well known for skills in client engagement, satisfaction, and retention where she combines that with a solid software engineering background to deliver what is most valuable to the client.