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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Jun 10, 2024

Scott has spent over 25 years in the IT field, working in disciplines such as systems architecture, software development, team growth, and entrepreneurship. He was a Microsoft MVP for 12 years in ASP.NET and IIS. He’s co-authored two books (IIS 7 and IIS 8 Professional), is a Pluralsight author, and has spoken at various conferences, code camps, and user groups. He’s now shifted into the AI space, building AI solutions and supporting others in their AI journey. He’s also co-founding a new startup, so he’s spending much of his time as an Entrepreneur.


Topics of Discussion:

[2:15] Scott’s career path and what steered him into AI.

[5:18] AI development and Scott’s journey learning about generative AI.

[7:15] AI use cases, including chatbots, text-to-speech, and speech-to-text.

[13:14] Flowise AI.

[15:48] RAG, AKA retrieval augmented generation.

[17:32] Code interpreter.

[18:10] How do we know that AI is terrible at math, and what are the other things it’s not good at?

[26:13] Using small language models for natural language processing.

[37:13] Kitchen Co-Pilot app.


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Retrieval-Augmented Generation (RAG)

Attention is All You Need

kitchen copilot






The Groq LPU Inference Engine


Scott on LinkedIn


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