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CLOUDERA'S HILARY MASON: TO MAKE AI USEFUL, MAKE IT MORE "BORING"
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, the industry is at a crossroads of fascination versus function. We're awed by the technology, but a number of forces are conspiring to minimize the progress we're making, especially in the Enterprise.  There are a few people out there who are adamantly trying to address this. One of them is Hilary Mason, Cloudera's GM of Machine Learning.Mason was previously Chief Data Scientist at Bitly, then founder and CEO of Fast Forward Labs, which Cloudera acquired in 2017.  While Fast Forward still exists as a unit of Cloudera and is doing very important work, Mason's role puts her at the head of AI at Cloudera overall. That's a powerful place to be, for a couple of reasons. One is that Cloudera's recent merger with Hortonworks makes it an undisputed leader in the data lake/Hadoop/Spark/analytics world. Perhaps more important, though, is that AI is one of the company's three core focuses (the other two being the Edge and Data Warehousing. ANDREW BRUST READ MORE