Season 3

S3EP24: Creating a Digital Nervous System

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S3EP24: Creating a Digital Nervous System
March 27, 2024

S3EP24: Creating a Digital Nervous System

This episode features an interview between Bill Pfeifer and David Sprinzen, the VP of Marketing at Vantiq.

David Sprinzen

David Sprinzen

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Episode Transcript

How can we create a “digital nervous system” and how will this change the edge? In this conversation, Bill speaks with David Sprinzen, VP of Marketing at Vantiq, an application development platform for real-time edge-native applications. David and Bill discuss how modern technology can pull inspiration from the human nervous system, and dive into the future of generative AI at the edge. They also talk about data privacy, hallucinations, and small language models.

Key Quotes:

“In the new world what we're looking at with technology is effectively creating a digital nervous system. That means, how do you take data in from sensory inputs from cameras, from sensors, from IOT devices, from humans, and how do you make sense of it? How do you react to it? How do you store it?”

“Data is not value in and of itself, data is a mechanism by which you derive value.”

(01:20) How David got started in tech 

(07:37) What drives people to the edge? 

(12:08) What does edge native mean to David

(20:30) What does naturally distributed mean?

(22:11) How Vantiq thinks about “low code”

(28:33) Data management needs more attention 

(30:40) The role of generative AI

(33:42) The future of small language models at the edge 

(36:08) AI at the edge in healthcare 

(40:08) Digital twin city project 

(42:26) How does Vantiq identify the best projects? 


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Over the Edge is hosted by Bill Pfeifer, and was created by Matt Trifiro and Ian Faison. Executive producers are Matt Trifiro, Ian Faison, Jon Libbey and Kyle Rusca. The show producer is Erin Stenhouse. The audio engineer is Brian Thomas. Additional production support from Elisabeth Plutko.


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