May 27, 2018
Noelle LaCharite recently moved to Microsoft Cognitive Services after many years at Amazon including a role leading a machine learning team as a senior architect for Alexa. We sat down shortly after the annual Microsoft BUILD conference where the Cognitive Services group announced several new features and the Cortana team demonstrated integration with Alexa. In this week's interview, we cover the recent Microsoft news and its impact for developers building for Alexa and Google Assistant, how Noelle landed in AI and voice, what it takes to build a new language model and much more. Noelle also has experience working at Pivotal, VMWare, and IBM and earned a degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.