Live from Berlin Buzzwords 2022: Vector Podcast with developers from Weaviate, Jina AI and Apache Solr
This year Berlin Buzzwords conference has reopened to offline participants for the first time after pandemic started. The conference has adopted the hybrid mode, with all talks streaming online as well. These were 2 active days full of technical talks in 3 main trains: Search, Store and Scale.
It was an excellent opportunity to record the first “offline” episode of Vector Podcast — with such an amazing pool of speakers, like Laura Ham (SeMI), Florian Hönicke (Jina AI), Etienne Dilocker (SeMI) and Alessandro Benedetti (Sease, Apache Lucene / Solr committer).
We have discussed vector search space: databases, frameworks, libraries, directions and open questions under active research, like combining results of neural and sparse retrieval. Each of the guests brings a unique perspective on this field, being practitioners in developing a vector database (Weaviate), neural search framework (Jina) and bringing dense retrieval into a sparse search engine (Apache Solr).
Watch the whole episode on YouTube:
And enjoy your summer (or winter, in case you are in the Southern Hemisphere)!