The creator of PyTorch Lightning on the AI hype cycle

The home team chats with William Falcon, an AI researcher and creator of PyTorch Lightning, about developing tooling for the AI ecosystem, open-source contributions, what happens when widely hyped technology needs to scale, and why he’s bullish on experienced developers using AI but not so bullish on new devs doing the same.

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William is the CEO of Lightning AI and the creator of PyTorch Lightning, the lightweight PyTorch wrapper for high-performance AI research.

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