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AI and cloud are powering the search for better information

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

AI is opening up new worlds, and none of these is more exciting than the use of cloud-powered AI to derive intent from search terms to quickly deliver actionable information to users when they need it.

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AI and cloud are delivering higher quality, more actionable information

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been around for 40-plus years, but its future has never been brighter. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Professor Vasudeva Varma and Deloitte’s Ponnu Kailasam about how AI, in the context of information retrieval, can wade through information overload in search results to deliver contextually-appropriate, actionable information. Vasu and Ponnu agree that AI powered by cloud, and cloud powered by AI, will be critical to the process.


[With] cloud computing...we're able to consume AI services, but also consume AI services that are head and shoulders advanced of where they were just even ten years ago.

Dr. Vasudeva Varma is a professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad. He is the head of the Language Technologies Research Centre and Information Retrieval and Extraction Lab. He is the newest Deloitte Cloud Institute fellow.

Ponnu Kailasam is a managing director at Deloitte based out of the Bangalore office, as well as co-dean of the Deloitte Cloud Institute. He also leads the Cloud Engineering practice in India. Throughout his 20+ year career, Ponnu has focused on technology and innovation in cloud and custom development.


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