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Exponential View by Azeem Azhar
🔮 The year of scaling enterprise AI, with Cohere's Aidan Gomez

🔮 The year of scaling enterprise AI, with Cohere's Aidan Gomez

2023 was about proof of concept. Now, businesses are learning how genAI can be scaled into useful applications. But are they reliable?

Aidan Gomez is the co-founder and CEO of Cohere, a leading AI company focused on enterprise applications. Not only is he a major figure in the current generative AI landscape, but he was also one of its instigators. At only 20, as an intern at Google, Aidan co-authored the 2017 “Attention is all you need” paper, which introduced transformer technology to the world — yes, the “T” in GPT, the AI architecture taking the world by storm. 

Some of the questions Aidan and I discuss:

  • How organisations are taking their large language models from proof of concept to useful application

  • Why LLMs’ real value lies in their integration into larger systems rather than isolated use

  • Why Aidan thinks that AI will augment, not displace the workforce

  • Lessons from the Air Canada chatbot scandal

  • Aidan’s thinking on the role AI plays in reinforcing existing market dominance — and long-term innovation potential.

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00:00 Introduction

03:04 The origins of the transformer paper “Attention is all you need”

11:05 Enterprises and large language models (LLMs)

30:22 Reliability and trust in LLMs

39:58 Components and infrastructure of LLM implementations

45:31 Performance improvements from LLMs

48:41 Impact on competitive dynamics

51:30 Augmenting, not displacing, human workers

57:00 Building apps with LLMs

01:00:32 Overcoming fear and nervousness around AI

01:05:55 The future of LLM architectures

01:08:30 Balancing level-headedness and rapid progress in AI

Where to find Aidan:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aidangomez

X: https://twitter.com/aidangomez 

“Attention is all you need” paper by Vaswani, A., Shazeer, N., Parmar, N., Uszkoreit, J., Jones, L., Gomez, A. N., ... & Polosukhin, I. (2017)

Where to find Azeem:

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Exponential View
Exponential View by Azeem Azhar
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