Interview Of The Week

Interview Of The Week: Will Summerlin, AI Expert

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Article Summary:

Who: Will Summerlin is a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence and software-as-a-service analyst at ARK Invest, an investment management firm that has more than $50 billion in assets under management. Summerlin is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat with The Innovator’s Editor-in-Chief Jennifer L. Schenker on June 15 during the CogX Festival.

Topic: How neural networks can help overcome limits to computing capacity and how that could help corporates gain a competitive edge.
Quote: “People always think of compute horsepower as a limiting factor and wish for more, but we don’t need as much as we think. Neural networks can serve as shortcuts that can help us get around the limitations.”

About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.