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Coworking with Ari Kamlani

He’s senior AI solutions architect and data scientist at Beyond Limits.
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Ari Kamlani

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How would you describe your job to someone who doesn’t work in tech?

My official title is senior AI solutions architect and data scientist within the office of the CTO for Beyond Limits. It’s anything but traditional, even within the tech industry. So, for people who don’t work in the technology industry, I tell them I’m an AI whisperer.

What’s your favorite emerging tech project you’ve worked on?

I spent the first few years of my career designing early generations of smartphones, wearable location trackers, Nascar trucks, and other wireless embedded systems, so I’m naturally attracted to AI systems that operate at the edge.

One of my favorite projects involved using AI at the edge for broadcast televised media location tracking and racing, e.g., Nascar race f/x. You can imagine that monitoring and tracking the vehicle during races comes with its own challenges, particularly during bad weather conditions or stability issues caused during the race.

What emerging tech are you most optimistic about? Least? And why?

I’m fascinated by technologies that relate to AI safety, especially in the context of data scarcity, where resources for AI decision-making are profoundly limited. The media often associates AI safety with autonomous-vehicle accidents because that’s relatable to most people. However, it is just as applicable to carefully controlling system hardware operating ranges, patient healthcare diagnosis, or stabilizing cryptocurrency trading in organized exchange markets.

AI safety has a place in a large variety of industries, and the potential use cases for AI safety technologies can enable more robust and trustworthy decisions across many platforms. I personally think we should be wary of AI technologies that remove humans from the decision loop, serving as advisors in contrast to automation. We should be particularly aware of those in applications that are prone to unintentional biases, accidents, and high uncertainty.

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