The participation of Hubert Kut, the founder of AppForge.ai, in a recent panel discussion on artificial intelligence in the Atlassian Marketplace, brought a unique perspective to the forefront. Alongside other experts in the industry, Hubert introduced not only his deep technical expertise, but also a visionary outlook that is shaping the future of artificial intelligence. Hubert Kut, the winner of Codegeist 2022, is a true pioneer. He not only explores uncharted territory in the realm of AI, but also shares his wisdom and practical insights, creating a refreshing atmosphere of open dialogue that sheds new light on how AI is transforming technology and daily life.
Practical Tips for Building AI
In this insightful discussion, Hubert Kut offered practical advice for those venturing into AI development, emphasizing the importance of mastering the fundamentals and building knowledge of existing AI tools. “Start small, use services, and then play with more advanced things,” he advised. Hubert Kut encouraged novice developers to approach AI development much like learning a new skill or language, beginning with basic services and gradually progressing to more advanced ones.
Start small, use services, and then play with more advanced things.
Chief Executive Officer
Yoav Grossman also emphasized the importance of experimentation and approaching this new frontier with curiosity. He said, “You really don’t have to produce anything or put it into production. Most of the work I do is on the playground, just exploring new ideas, making new connections, having fun until I find something that seems to work.” Artificial intelligence doesn’t necessarily demand extensive technical knowledge; rather, it encourages tinkering with the technology until it starts serving your needs.
You really don’t have to produce anything or put it into production. Most of the work I do is on the playground, just exploring new ideas, making new connections, having fun until I find something that seems to work.
Co-Founder – VP of Product & Engineering
Addressing Challenges in AI
Leveraging the potential of AI comes with its nuances. Hubert Kut highlighted the challenge of ensuring desired outcomes from AI algorithms. The dynamic nature of AI, its learning process, and variable results create vast potential but also unpredictable outcomes. “You can’t predict what AI will give you because that’s its nature—it learns, changes, and never provides the same answer twice,” he explained.
Once you’ve established a pattern for the right input data, building something scalable can be equally challenging. Tyler Davis elaborated, “We manage our model internally, so learning how to effectively scale it with usage and just balance it with costs was a significant challenge.” The AI landscape is dynamic and evolving, and overcoming these challenges requires ongoing adaptation and learning.
We manage our model internally, so learning how to effectively scale it with usage and just balance it with costs was a significant challenge
Chief Executive Officer
Panelists emphasized the importance of responsible AI development. Tyler Davis underscored the significance of data control, particularly in the case of open AI models. He highlighted the need to host models to minimize third-party involvement in data processing, protecting customer data from exposure to unknown entities.
Yoav Grossman shared how privacy and security are paramount, discussing his proactive approach to addressing privacy issues from the outset of AI development. He stressed the importance of compliance with privacy regulations, particularly in Europe, such as GDPR. Yoav advocated for a slower, initially compliance-focused approach, which ultimately forms the bedrock of a company’s credibility and long-term success.
Hubert Kut emphasized that startups must be mindful of security concerns from the very beginning. He recommended using secure public cloud services like Google Cloud or AWS, which provide robust security measures, and encouraged newcomers in the AI and Atlassian Marketplace space to rely on established, secure platforms for processing and storing customer data.
In this eye-opening discussion with the founders of AppForge, LaunchNotes, and Spinach.io, we gained valuable insights into the evolving world of AI application development within the Atlassian Marketplace. As the AI revolution gains momentum, it becomes evident that artificial intelligence is more than just a technological enhancement—it represents a transformative force capable of reshaping our work and daily lives. The wisdom shared by these founders, ranging from practical development tips to addressing challenges and setting priorities for responsible AI, underscores the need to embrace the potential of AI with cautious optimism. It can indeed amplify human capabilities, ushering in a new era of productivity, creativity, and trust in technology when approached correctly.