Ex-Google, Coursera employees start Lutra AI to make AI workflows easier to build

While working at Coursera and later Google over the past decade, there were many times when Jiquan Ngiam would see an engineering function that could be automated to support non-developers. However, there were never enough resources to do that.
Ngiam got together with five friends earlier this year, including Vijay Vasudevan, who had worked with him at Google, to look at the models artificial intelligence came up with for the cloud, for example, to do reasoning, planning and coding.
“It made me think about the ability of these models to generate code and reasoning, then figure out the environment about …