with Jon Bratseth

Vespa is a fully featured search engine and vector database, and it has integrated ML model inference. The project open sourced in 2017, and since then has grown to become a prominent platform for applying AI to big data sets at serving time.

Vespa began as a project to solve Yahoo’s use cases in search, recommendation, and ad serving. The company made headlines in October when they announced they’re spinning out of Yahoo as a separate company.

Jon Bratseth is the CEO at Vespa and he joins the show to talk about large language models, retrieval augmented generation, or RAG, vector database engineering, and more.
Sean’s been an academic, startup founder, and Googler. He has published works covering a wide range of topics from information visualization to quantum computing. Currently, Sean is Head of Marketing and Developer Relations at Skyflow and host of the podcast Partially Redacted, a podcast about privacy and security engineering. You can connect with Sean on Twitter @seanfalconer .


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