Amit Prakash of ThoughtSpot on empowering companies to make data-driven decisions
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Every business wants to be a data-driven business these days; basing decisions on tangible facts derived from historical precedents and clear-cut numbers. But that’s a lot easier said than done.


This episode’s guest, Amit Prakash, is on a mission to change that. Based on his experience working on Microsoft’s Bing and then at Google working on Google Brain, he co-founded Thoughtspot to make querying data as easy as having a simple conversation. Thoughtspot provides artificial intelligence (AI) and search-driven analytics.


The Sunnyvale, California-based company reached unicorn status in 2019, its latest valuation is $4.2B, and counts Nike, Walmart, and Apple among its clients.


Amit shares the story behind building the massive search system, his views on relational search, and how to teach a machine what a user thinks is most interesting.


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| Host: Pieter Abbeel | Executive Producers: Alice Patel & Henry Tobias Jones | Production: Fresh Air Production



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