Chuck Ros, SoftServe: Delivering transformative AI solutions responsibly

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As the world embraces the transformative potential of AI, SoftServe is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge AI solutions while prioritising responsible deployment.

Ahead of AI & Big Data Expo North America – where the company will showcase its expertise – Chuck Ros, Industry Success Director at SoftServe, provided valuable insights into the company’s AI initiatives, the challenges faced, and its future strategy for leveraging this powerful technology.

Highlighting a recent AI project that exemplifies SoftServe’s innovative approach, Ros discussed the company’s unique solution for a software company in the field service management industry. The vision was to create an easy-to-use, language model-enabled interface that would allow field technicians to access service histories, equipment documentation, and maintenance schedules seamlessly, enhancing productivity and operational efficiency.

“Our AI engineers built a prompt evaluation pipeline that seamlessly considers cost, processing time, semantic similarity, and the likelihood of hallucinations,” Ros explained. “It proved to be an extremely effective architecture that led to improved operational efficiencies for the customer, increased productivity for users in the field, competitive edge for the software company and for their clients, and—perhaps most importantly—a spark for additional innovation.”

While the potential of AI is undeniable, Ros acknowledged the key mistakes businesses often make when deploying AI solutions, emphasising the importance of having a robust data strategy, building adequate data pipelines, and thoroughly testing the models. He also cautioned against rushing to deploy generative AI solutions without properly assessing feasibility and business viability, stating, “We need to pay at least as much attention to whether it should be built as we do to whether it can be built.”

Recognising the critical concern of ethical AI development, Ros stressed the significance of human oversight throughout the entire process. “Managing dynamic data quality, testing and detecting for bias and inaccuracies, ensuring high standards of data privacy, and ethical use of AI systems all require human oversight,” he said. SoftServe’s approach to AI development involves structured engagements that evaluate data and algorithms for suitability, assess potential risks, and implement governance measures to ensure accountability and data traceability.

Looking ahead, Ros envisions AI playing an increasingly vital role in SoftServe’s business strategy, with ongoing refinements to AI-assisted software development lifecycles and the introduction of new tools and processes to boost productivity further. Softserve’s findings suggest that GenAI can accelerate programming productivity by as much as 40 percent.

“I see more models assisting us on a daily basis, helping us write emails and documentation and helping us more and more with the simple, time-consuming mundane tasks we still do,” Ros said. “In the next five years I see ongoing refinement of that view to AI in SDLCs and the regular introduction of new tools, new models, new processes that push that 40 percent productivity hike to 50 percent and 60 percent.”

When asked how SoftServe is leveraging AI for social good, Ros explained the company is delivering solutions ranging from machine learning models to help students discover their passions and aptitudes, enabling personalised learning experiences, to assisting teachers in their daily tasks and making their jobs easier.

“I love this question because one of SoftServe’s key strategic tenets is to power our social purpose and make the world a better place. It’s obviously an ambitious goal, but it’s important to our employees and it’s important to our clients,” explained Ros.

“It’s why we created the Open Eyes Foundation and have collected more than $15 million with the support of the public, our clients, our partners, and of course our employees. We naturally support the Open Eyes Foundation with all manner of technology needs, including AI.”

At the AI & Big Data Expo North America, SoftServe plans to host a keynote presentation titled “Revolutionizing Learning: Unleashing the Power of Generative AI in Education and Beyond,” which will explore the transformative impact of generative AI and large language models in the education sector.

“As we explore the mechanisms through which generative AI leverages data – including training methodologies like fine-tuning and Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG) – we will pinpoint high-value, low-risk applications that promise to redefine the educational landscape,” said Ros.

“The journey from a nascent idea to a fully operational AI solution is fraught with challenges, including ethical considerations and risks inherent in deploying AI solutions. Through the lens of a success story at Mesquite ISD, where generative AI was leveraged to help students uncover their passions and aptitudes enabling the delivery of personalised learning experiences, this presentation will illustrate the practical benefits and transformative potential of generative AI in education.”

Additionally, the company will participate in panel discussions on topics such as “Getting to Production-Ready – Challenges and Best Practices for Deploying AI” and “Navigating the Data & AI Landscape – Ensuring Safety, Security, and Responsibility in Big Data and AI Systems.” These sessions will provide attendees with valuable insights from SoftServe’s experts on overcoming deployment challenges, ensuring data quality and user acceptance, and mitigating risks associated with AI implementation.

As a key sponsor of the event, SoftServe aims to contribute to the discourse surrounding the responsible and ethical development of AI solutions, while sharing its expertise and vision for leveraging this powerful technology to drive innovation, enhance productivity, and address global challenges. 

“We are, of course, always interested in both sharing and hearing about the diversity of business cases for applications in AI and big data: the concept of the rising tide lifting all boats is definitely relevant in AI and GenAI in particular, and we’re proud to be a part of the AI technology community,” Ros concludes.

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