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Flipkart CTO Ravi Garikapati shares six steps to begin using AI in your startup

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12.02.2019

Ravi Garikapati is famous as the Chief Technology Officer at Flipkart; he is also the Head of Engineering and its Fintech team. So it’s not everyday that you get to hear him talk at length on the tech that rules the world today: artificial intelligence (AI).

At the second edition of YourStory Future of Work last Saturday, Ravi spoke to an audience of techies and entrepreneurs. The master of cloud platforms, big data processing, machine learning, and AI indulging them in the multiple facets of AI for a tech-driven enterprise.


Ravi Garikapati, CTO and Head of Fintech at Flipkart


According to Ravi, an investor's first question to a startup often centres around its AI strategy.


“AI is the new electricity; it will change all industries. It will make a new economy worth tens of billions by 2030 or so," he said.


As such, he advised startups to think about AI strategy holistically. "In my initial days, with any big problem statement I wanted data scientists and scholars. But you need more than one discipline to pull off an AI success story," he shared.


Ravi believes in six steps to make a sustainable AI vision in the company: "It starts with your hardware computing infrastructure, storage infrastructure, and the kind of network you have in place."

AI and machine learning (ML) gives great solutions across functions at any enterprise. But choosing a project to test your AI power has to be careful, Ravi warns: “Make sure that it is not something that gets out of hand quickly. And ask the right........

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