Artificial Intelligence in Wireless Signal Processing with Jim Shea of DeepSig
The tech world is fired up due to the emergence of 5G and the potential for game changing technology that it is enabling. From autonomous driving vehicles to AI applications running on edge devices, 5G is set to open the door to exponentially more powerful tech. The challenge is that traditional systems are not best fit to move messages/signals from point A to point B with the proper efficiency and accuracy to manifest the full power of 5G. AI has emerged has a solution to this issue, specifically addressing wireless signal processing challenges.
In this episode, I sit with Jim Shea, Co-Founder and CEO of DeepSig. We discuss his preference for starting a business from scratch vs. acquiring an existing company, leveraging AI to solve issues in wireless signals, preparing to raise funds for a startup, creating data strategy when starting from zero, the promise of 5G and its future uses, and much much more.
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Show Notes with Timestamps (VIDEO):
1:34 Why Jim prefers starting from scratch versus acquiring an existing business
4:33 Getting started in the wireless space as an entrepreneur
5:40 Leveraging AI to solve issues in wireless signals – sending messages from A to B most efficiently
7:58 The importance of signal processing given the emergence of 5G
10:00 DeepSig customers and how the company engages with clients
12:07 Where DeepSig found data to train AI and their strategy for cleaning, organizing, and labeling
14:25 Using anomaly detection find intruders in network
17:05 Data Strategy – determining the best means of data labeling
18:38 Establishing the Co-Founding team and how the core IP was developed
20:32 Getting your product in front of initial customers
23:20 “Data is more important than we ever envisioned for AI”…handling data
25:45 Lessons learned from working with and leveraging customer data
27:50 Vision for where 5G will take the world
33:19 Raising a seed round from industry players, then getting an SBIR contract
35:52 The early groundwork that enabled successful fundraising
37:33 Favorite tech tool: Slack
37:52 Why Jim is inspired by Elon Musk
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