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Michael Azoff

Michael Azoff

Michael Azoff is a Consulting Analyst at Gigaom, covering all aspects of artificial intelligence: research, software, and hardware, as well as many disciplines in software development, from agile and DevOps, to cloud native computing, software lifecycle management, and more. He was previously Chief Analyst at Kisaco Research, where he introduced the first industry analyst comparison charts on AI chips, and before that Distinguished Analyst at Informa/Ovum.

After completing his PhD in the field of solid state electronics at University of Sheffield, Michael worked at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and published academic papers. He went into R&D in industry, building neural networks when backpropagation was invented, had a startup for his Prognostica Microsoft Excel add-in for time series forecasting, and published a book on the topic for Wiley in 1994.

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