.Garrett Smith

Founder, AI Guild
Garrett Smith is founder of Guild AI, the leading open source automated machine learning toolkit. Garrett is an expert in applied machine learning, which combines the work of AI researchers and software systems engineers to build intelligent systems that meet or exceed human performance. He has extensive experience building and operating scalable, fault tolerant systems and applies rigorous engineering discipline when building machine learning applications. Prior to founding Guild AI, Garrett ran operations for CloudBees SaaS division, hosting tens of thousands of high performance enterprise applications and databases in the cloud. Prior to his work at CloudBees, Garrett served as a senior enterprise architect at Capgemini where he built mission critical enterprise systems for the world's largest banks and insurance companies. Garrett is also founder of Chicago ML, Chicago's largest machine learning community. He brings together leaders in industry and academia to teach and inspire both new AI developers as well as seasoned veterans. He is passionate about community development and runs a series of popular hands-on workshops that teach applied machine learning to data scientists and software engineers.

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