AI, Geopolitics, and National Security:

Your Information and Your Nation

Hacking is on the world stage again this week after Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested in London and accused by U.S. authorities of conspiring with former Army intelligence officer Chelsea Manning leading to what is described as “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.” While some see Assange’s case as one strictly about freedom of speech and others see it as a question of security, his arrest brings the reality of hacking back into the spotlight, reminds governments and citizens alike about the potential vulnerability of the information they have stored digitally.

Experts suggest that this vulnerability can be pinned on the lack of attribution models, an integrated identity, and the complexity of establishing global privacy and ethical standards within the core building blocks of the Internet. While the general public watches tensions between super-powers mount on the international stage, trade tensions escalate, and the frequency and severity of cyber attacks amplify, what most don’t know is how artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role and intensifying what is at stake. This, of course, has not been lost on those in both the private and public sector who understand that how governments and the private sector engage with AI may very well dictate their future economic strength and security posture.  And yet, while many countries are active in AI, only a few have a planned national strategy for employing the technology.

As nations continue to invest in the implementation of AI, geopolitics will change irreversibly. But how remains to be seen. Experts from the United Nations and World Economic Forum explain what plans nations are already making at this year’s annual BootstrapLabs’ Applied AI Conference.

It is a critical time for nations as AI technology is rapidly developing and has already contributed to the exacerbation of state actors, terrorist organizations, and criminals’ political and ideologically motivated use of the internet for financial gain and power grabs. And when projecting into the future, some think things will only escalate, “Eventually geopolitics will no longer be territorial…but will reside mainly in the neuro- technological complex. We need to prepare ourselves for fierce power battles… plots, power grabs, secessions, manipulations, traitors and malevolence that will make the Wannacry and Petya viruses of spring 2017 seem harmless in comparison.”

But AI can also be applied as a method to not only alleviate such threats, but also strengthen our existing digital infrastructures and create stronger platforms for the future stability, economic prosperity, and security of our society, companies, and citizens. In a fireside chat at AAI19, specialists from U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Quantum Vault Inc., Atlas Organization, and MobiledgeX join to discuss what the industry can anticipate in the next few years across the security domains that AI will impact.

To further unpack the relationship between AI and national security, panelists from the Technology for Global Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Defense Innovation Unit discuss key topics covered in the annual unclassified US National Intelligence Report and what they are doing within their respective organizations to accelerate the discovery, development, vetting, adoption, and deployment of AI and other new technologies in service of protecting American lives and interests around the world.

Want to learn more about how to become engaged, what you can do, where you should look to get involved and have a broader impact, and how the Defense Innovation Unit and Department of Homeland Security are making it easier for companies to get engaged and navigate the federal marketplace? Then join us this Thursday at BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference.

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles:

 

The Necessity of Real-Time Processing in Autonomous Vehicles

When thinking about autonomous vehicles, it’s easy to focus on driverless cars, how your commute to work will change, how your drives with the family will be filled with board games instead of “are we there yet?” The technology has been parodied in the HBO show Silicon Valley, is roaming the streets of San Francisco and Hamburg, and is the unforgettable protagonist in a vehicular accident that led to a man’s decapitation.

Whether you are trepidatious or excited, self-driving technology is inevitable. For the folks working to get the technology ready for wide-spread deployment, the trick is making sense of the road in real time, not if the driver’s seat can rotate to face backwards.

Ultimately, the concept of a driverless vehicle is simple, a vehicle that drives itself. But the mechanics of how that vehicle drives all by itself is where the challenge lies. In order to work without human intervention, driverless vehicles are “permanently surveying the road and sending relevant bits of information up to the cloud,” explains Christoph Grote, SVP of Electronics at BMW. But the trick is knowing and catching the “relevant” information. And this is not easy.

AEye, an artificial perception technology company, focuses their work specifically in the space of creating tech that is able to abstract and extract meaningful and necessary information from a car’s environment. Namely, they are creating AI-enabled sensors that enable vehicles to “think like a robot, perceive like a human” – seeing, classifying, and responding to an object, whether it is a parked car, or a child crossing the street, in real time and before it’s too late.

What AEye understood, is that in order to create technology that can perceive like a person and think like a robot they needed a rocket scientist (almost) literally. The Chief Scientist at AEye, Dr. Allan Steinhardt, serves this function. Dr. Steinhardt is an expert on radar and missile defense, including ground moving target indicator radars (so, a radar and missile scientist if you want to get nit-picky about the rocket analogy); space surveillance; and he is the former Chief Scientist for DARPA.

At this year’s BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference, Dr. Steinhardt delivers a keynote on how transportation AI is uniquely different from other applications of AI. In addition to exploring how AI is augmenting the collection and interpretation of environmental data the car must process, he will also address the very environments these autonomous vehicles will be driving in: the cities of the future.

It is easy to get fixated on the gadget. We are primed to want the newest artifact of technology, be it the newest phone, scooter-rideshare, or smart speaker. What is easily forgotten is the network that these technologies rely on. Up until now, the landscape of things needing internet connectivity has been able to rely on either WiFi or 4G. Autonomous vehicles, and the reams of data they are reliant on processing and distributing, require much more bandwidth. Christoph Grote explains that driverless cars are continuously gathering data from their environments, “generating a true, real-time map of a car that is pushed down to all the other cars…autonomous driving is not the capability of a car, it is really about swarm intelligence.” And in order to do this, autonomous vehicles will need to be able to connect to 5G.  

The cities of the future will be increasingly optimized to support automated functionality, including autonomous driving. But how, you ask? Join Dr. Allan Steinhardt’s keynote at AAI19 to find out.

Human Capital in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Will Your Job be Taken Over by Robots?

In 1589, a British inventor introduced his invention, the Knitting Machine, to the Queen of England expecting to be granted a patent. Instead, she replied, “Consider thou what the invention could do to my poor subjects. It would assuredly bring to them ruin by depriving them of employment, thus making them beggars.”

The fear that technology will displace workers is not a new fearbut it is certainly a trending-fear, with a web app to match. Workers are not unfamiliar with skepticism about how new technology will change their job or make it obsolete. But the true fear the workforce has about new technology, especially automation, is not about losing a job, but about having an employable skill set. And from there, it is a slippery slope to worrying about becoming destitute.  

In 2013, researchers at the University of Oxford estimated that 47 percent of US employment is at “high-risk” for complete automation within two decades. Should their estimations be correct, we can expect that roughly 65 million Americans will not only be out of a job, but will have been asked to leave their jobs because their skill set had become obsolete, taken over by automation. Given that these are conservative estimates, perhaps it is time to get worried.

But not so fast.

Despite the dreaded prediction, that over 500 million people worldwide will lose their jobs in the first wave of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) to automation, experts agree that people, with their inherently human social savvy and creativity, will continue to remain the main drivers of innovation.

At this year’s BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference, experts from companies working to manage the transition to automation and insiders at companies like Facebook, Adobe, and Microsoft working internally to prepare for this upcoming shift in their workplaces, will discuss the Future of Work in the Age of AI.

Industry thought leaders, like Oliver Brdiczka who is building Adobe’s AI assistant and Noelle LaCharite who is working to educate developers for Microsoft about AI, are dedicated to making AI understand and respond to human behavior. Rather than sacrificing human intelligence to the might of AI, as science fiction might have us believe is our inevitable future, they are focused on harnessing human intelligence. This new wave of AI, called Contextual and Conversational AI, trusts that artificial intelligence is hardly intelligent without human intelligence, cementing the future for human capital. In fact, valuing human intelligence aids in securing human capital’s place as the most valuable resource of any company.

And yet, even if human intelligence dominates work culture, the working landscape is still destined to change in the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in the workplace. And it’s going to change fast. In fact, it is the industries that are most increasingly reliant on automated work, that will need to most-quickly consider how to adapt in stride with the developments of AI and how to rethink frameworks for sound management in a world of work supported by automation, lest failure. That’s where Dinkar Jain, Head of Machine Learning for Facebook Ads, is focusing his attention: the future of management and business practices in the Age of AI.

Despite the centuries-old hesitations of the labor force surrounding the adoption of new technology, historical data shows that technology has actually created more jobs than it has displaced or made obsolete.

But the big question in a time where artificial intelligence and machine learning are leading rapid developments in automation is: will it be different this time?

Find out from the experts, and learn how to prepare and transition today’s human capital into their roles of tomorrow at AAI19.  

 

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Keynote and Fireside Chat – SoftBank Robotics AI Vision 2020

Don’t miss this year’s Applied AI Conference 2019

on April 18th in San Francisco

Join thought leaders leveraging AI applications to build the future of enterprise, corporations, governments, and society as we know it.

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In the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite sessions from 2018:

Speakers:

  • Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftBank Robotics
  • Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
  • Doug Aley, Chief Revenue Officer, Ever AI

During this session, the speakers discussed AI in robotics, and where SoftBank sees the future going in the next few years, some of the key challenges in hospitality and how companies can partner with SoftBank and the 2020 Vision.

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • Contextualizing data is going to be a key differentiator in AI technologies moving forward like conversational UX and deciphering customer intent.
  • Robotics has the capability to disrupt the key revenue-driving experience for over 20 trillion dollar industry.
  • Be hyper focused in the use cases your technology will be able to solve instead of covering a wide range.

About Steve Carlin:
Steve Carlin leads SoftBank Robotics America and is the global Chief Strategy Officer. In this role, he acts as the General Manager for the Americas region and oversees global marketing, product and strategy. Carlin most recently came from Facebook where he held the role of Global Head of Strategy – Gaming. Prior to Facebook, Carlin was the Senior Director of Marketing and Insights for Ubisoft. He also held a series of roles in sales, shopper marketing, brand management, and strategy at Energizer and Procter & Gamble. He holds a BA in Geology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Goizueta Business School. He has also studied at Cornell, HEC business school in Paris and the UIBE business school in Beijing.

About Ben Levy:
Ben is a Co-founder and Partner at BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence. Prior to BootstrapLabs, Ben was repeat entrepreneur who launched, built, and exited two startups in the financial technology space, Praedea Solution and InsideVenture. He also was a Technology, Media, and Telecom Investment Banker who advised startup founders and CxOs of Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy, financing, and M&A. Over a period of 10 years, Ben helped his clients raise over $300M from institutional investors and close over $5B in M&A transactions. Ben is a frequent keynote and panel speaker on innovation, technology investing, entrepreneurship, artificial intelligence, and globalization in the US, Europe, and Asia.

About Doug Aley:
Doug Aley has spent his career helping to found, lead, and scale startups. He is currently Ever AI’s CRO and a principal at Atomic Ventures. Prior to Ever AI, he held positions early in his career at Amazon, was VP of Marketing, Product, and Business development at Jott Networks, helped Zulily scale from $100M to $700M as VP of Product and Corporate Development, held the same role at Room77, and started and led Minted’s digital growth team. Mr. Aley holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, and lives in Greenbrae, CA with his wife, Susan, and their two boys.

AI Policy, artificial intelligence

BootstrapLabs AAI18 Panel – AI Policymakers: the Need for Public/Private Partnership

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. The yearly conference organized by BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied AI, that brings together over 800 members of the Artificial Intelligence community for a day of incredible speakers and exciting conversations.

Join the Applied AI Conference 2019, on April 18, in San Francisco

Join thought leaders leveraging AI applications to build the future of enterprise, corporations, governments, and society as we know it.

A limited number of tickets are currently on sale at the Early Bird price ($1040 off) ENDING MARCH 15TH!

 

Moderator: Jane Macfarlane, CEO, Seurat Labs / Director – Smart Cities, UC Berkeley

Speakers:

  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head  of AI and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum
  • Norma Krayem, Sr. Policy Advisor and Co-Chair – Cybersecurity and Privacy, Holland & Knight
  • Raj Minhas,VP – Interaction and Analytics Lab, PARC

During this session, the panelists discussed AI in the context of regulation, the role of government in fostering and leveraging emerging technologies and the reasons why we need better public/private collaboration.

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • Fostering and creating explainable models is going to be crucial to get government support and foster collaboration in the AI space.
  • Standards, certification, protocols, partnerships and process or outcomes based scalable laws are some of the avenues we need to explore to “regulate” AI.
  • Open, honest conversations are necessary between technology companies and regulators, it’s important to educate them on how the technology works and the real risks with integrating to different systems.

About Jane Macfarlane:
Jane Macfarlane is the CEO of Seurat Labs and is also the Director of Smart Cities and Sustainable Mobility at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Macfarlane has over 30 years of experience in high performance computing, data analytics and geospatial mapping. She has held various roles responsible for directing industry research groups including: Chief Scientist and Head of Research for HERE, VP of Process Engineering at Imara, and Director of Advanced Technology Planning for OnStar at General Motors. She has authored 26 patents, primarily in geospatial data analytics. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. Currently she is leading a DOE National Laboratory effort focused on the use of High Performance Computing to address Big Data Issues in transportation systems.

About Kay Firth-Butterfield:
Kay Firth-Butterfield is the Head of AI & ML at the World Economic Forum and is a Barrister-at-Law and former part-time Judge in the UK. She is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge and Fellow of the Robert E. Strauss Center on international Security and Law at the University of Texas. She is Vice-Chair of the IEEE Initiative on Ethical Considerations in AI and Autonomous Systems. She is one of Robohub’s top 25 Women in Robotics and co-founded AI-Austin, AI-Global and the Consortium for Law and Policy of AI and Robotics.

About Norma Krayem:
Norma Krayem is a Senior Policy Advisor and Co-Chair of the Holland & Knight Global Cybersecurity and Privacy Team. She brings more than 20 years of experience within the global policy-making arena including executive-level positions in the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Transportation, and as a consultant at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). She works on a daily basis with the White House, Executive Branch and Congress on a host of matters, including Homeland Security, Commerce, Defense, Treasury, Transportation among others. She is a member of The Chatham House and served on the prestigious CSIS Cybersecurity Task Force from 2015-2017.

About Raj Minhas:
Raj Minhas is Vice President and Director of the Interactions and Analytics Lab (IAL) at PARC. Research in IAL focuses on people and their behaviors. Raj joined PARC in September 2013 as the Program Manager for Prognostics and Health Management and was responsible for the strategy and execution for the commercialization of the related technologies. Prior to PARC, he was the Director of Xerox Research Center India where he led its growth, development, and outreach for two years. Raj earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Toronto and B.E. from Delhi University. He has eight patents and six pending patent applications.

Applied AI Digest 149

The latest Data, Insights, and Inspiration about Applied AI

Every week the BootstrapLabs team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. Here are our picks for the first week of February 2019.

What an American artificial intelligence initiative really needs

At a high level, the American AI Initiative seems to be headed in the right direction. We absolutely need a holistic approach that considers all the various areas that are critical to building innovative AI solutions… read more

White House science chief: ‘We don’t really have a clue’ about number of AI researchers

President Donald Trump, through an executive order he signed last Monday, doubled down on making artificial intelligence research a top priority for the public and private sectors. But the new head of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy said the United States lacks answers to basic questions about the current state of AI research… read more

Georgia Tech develops MyPath app to help cancer patients with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is finding its way into many areas of healthcare, now including mobile devices, thanks to an application designed by the Georgia Institute of Technology to guide and support cancer patients… read more

WILL AI ACHIEVE CONSCIOUSNESS? WRONG QUESTION

WHEN NORBERT WIENER, the father of cybernetics, wrote his book The Human Use of Human Beings in 1950, vacuum tubes were still the primary electronic building blocks, and there were only a few actual computers in operation… read more

AI fake face website launched

A software developer has created a website that generates fake faces, using artificial intelligence (AI)… read more

Upcoming Events

BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with the world’s leading AI experts at our Applied AI Conference on April 18, 2019!

Our line up of SPEAKERS is continuing to grow:

  • Oliver Brdiczka, AI Architect, Adobe
  • Erin Kenneally, Portfolio Manager, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Sabrina Atienza, Founder & CEO, Valued
  • Tom Campbell, Founder & President, FutureGrasp LLC
  • Margaretta Colangelo, Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
  • Herb Kelsey, Founder & CEO, Quantum Vault Inc.
  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, United Nations

Visit our registration page today to learn about our recently added Pre-Conference Applied Artificial Intelligence Workshop For Executives and to SAVE $1040 on tickets!

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions about interesting sectors like Health, Transportation, Logistics, Energy, and more.

Check out our 2018 Conference Highlight Video below along with a panel discussion on “How AI Shapes the Future of Our Energy System.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics on AI, see our YouTube Channel.

AAI18 Conference Highlights

How AI Shapes the Future of Our Energy System

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Applied AI Digest 148

The latest Data, Insights, and Inspiration about Applied AI

Every week the BootstrapLabs team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. Here are our picks for the first week of February 2019.

Venture Capital Funding For Artificial Intelligence Startups Hit Record High In 2018

As venture capital (VC) funding nears record since the dot-com era, with U.S. companies raising $99.5 billion versus $119.6 billion in 2000 according to the latest PwC MoneyTree Report, AI startups also experienced their best year ever, raising a record $9.33 billion, or nearly 10% of last year’s total VC investments… read more

Trump Signs Executive Order Promoting Artificial Intelligence

President Trump signed an executive order Monday meant to spur the development and regulation of artificial intelligence, technology that many experts believe will define the future of everything from consumer products to health care to warfare… read more

We analyzed 16,625 papers to figure out where AI is headed next

Almost everything you hear about artificial intelligence today is thanks to deep learning. This category of algorithms works by using statistics to find patterns in data, and it has proved immensely powerful in mimicking human skills such as our ability to see and hear… read more

Valued raises $1.7 million for Slack chatbot to combat workplace harassment

Workplace harassment is depressingly common. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 90,000 complaints in 2015, and it estimates that three-fourths of all incidents go unreported… read more

BootstrapLabs Sees Massive Opening in AI for Energy: Q&A

BootstrapLabs, a California-based venture-capital investor focused on finding startups that apply artificial intelligence to industrial problems, is turning its attention to the energy sector… read more

Upcoming Events

BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with the world’s leading AI experts at our Applied AI Conference on April 18, 2019!

Our line up of SPEAKERS is continuing to grow:

  • Oliver Brdiczka, AI Architect, Adobe
  • Erin Kenneally, Portfolio Manager, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Sabrina Atienza, Founder & CEO, Valued
  • Tom Campbell, Founder & President, FutureGrasp LLC
  • Margaretta Colangelo, Managing Partner, Deep Knowledge Ventures
  • Herb Kelsey, Founder & CEO, Quantum Vault Inc.
  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, United Nations

Visit our registration page today to learn about our recently added Pre-Conference Applied Artificial Intelligence Workshop For Executives and to SAVE $1040 on tickets!

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions about interesting sectors like Health, Transportation, Logistics, Energy, and more.

Check out our 2018 Conference Highlight Video below along with a panel discussion on “AI Policymakers: The Need for Public/Private Partnership.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics on AI, see our YouTube Channel.

AAI18 Conference Highlights

AI Policymakers: The Need for Public/Private Partnerships

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Applied AI Digest 147

The latest Data, Insights, and Inspiration about Applied AI

Every week the BootstrapLabs team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. Here are our picks for the first week of February 2019.

1 big thing: Chess schmess. AI tries Pictionary

For several years, computers have made short work of human champions in Go and chess. Now, artificial intelligence researchers are attempting an improbable path even closer to human capability… read more

Making New Drugs With a Dose of Artificial Intelligence

Every two years, hundreds of scientists enter a global competition. Tackling a biological puzzle they call “the protein folding problem,” they try to predict the three-dimensional shape of proteins in the human body… read more

New collaboration sparks global connections to art through artificial intelligence

MIT designers, researchers, and students collaborate with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Microsoft to improve the connection between people and art… read more

Applying artificial intelligence for social good

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to help tackle some of the world’s most challenging social problems. To analyze potential applications for social good, we compiled a library of about 160 AI social-impact use cases… read more

Buying and Adoption Readiness for AI (AI Zeitgeist 5)

It’s a common psychological phenomenon: repeat any word enough times, and it eventually loses all meaning, disintegrating like soggy tissue into phonetic nothingness. For many of us, the phrase “artificial intelligence” fell apart in this way a long time ago… read more

Upcoming Events

BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with the world’s leading AI experts at our Applied AI Conference on April 18, 2019!

We are happy to announce the first group of SPEAKERS:

  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
  • Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UN
  • Aaina Agarwal, AI Project Specialist, World Economic Forum
  • Erin Kenneally, Portfolio Manager, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Cathrine Andersen, Founder, Roger.ai

Register today and SAVE $1040!

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions about interesting sectors like Health, Transportation, Logistics, Energy, and more.

Check out our 2018 Conference Highlight Video below along with a panel discussion on “AI Policymakers: The Need for Public/Private Partnership.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics on AI, see our YouTube Channel.

AAI18 Conference Highlights

Keynote & Fireside Chat – Death of Moore’s Law

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BootstrapLabs To Speak at The SuperReturn US West Private Equity Venture Capital Conference, Feb 11-13

BootstrapLabs Founder & CEO, Nicolai Wadstrom, and Co-Founder, Benjamin Levy, will be speaking at the SuperReturn US West Private Equity Venture Capital Conference in Los Angeles on February 11th and 13th, 2019.

The conference will bring together over 300 of the leading players in private equity and venture capital from the West Coast, for an unparalleled opportunity to meet, learn and create new business ventures.

Nicolai and Ben, along with other leading industry experts will share their strategies and insights, and discuss the trends, opportunities and challenges facing the future of venture capital.

If you’re in the area, come see BootstrapLabs participate in this influential conference. For a 10% discount, purchase your ticket here and enter following code:

FKR2488EMSPK

BootstrapLabs will be hosting a reception in a private villa in the Beverly Glen area of Los Angeles on Monday, February 11th, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm.

We are inviting family offices, institutional investors, and other limited partners who are interested in decoding the AI trends, their impact on existing portfolio allocations, and capture what promises to be one of the largest wealth creation opportunities of the next decade.

If you are interested in joining please contact events@bootstraplabs.com.

Agenda Featuring BootstrapLabs

Feb 11, 09:20 – 10:00

Benjamin Levy will be participating onstage as a panelist. The discussion will cover the following topics.

Title: Future gazing: how will the VC landscape change by 2030?

  • How do you spot the superstar of the future?
  • Where is Venture going and how is it evolving?
  • Is disruption likely to keep going?
  • Is Venture likely to cease in a recession?
  • How are VC strategies developing? What sectors are VC moving into?
  • Are there new ways to finance portfolio companies?
  • What other hybrid and innovative models are there in Venture?

Additional Panelists

  • Jeff Grabow, US VC Leader at EY
  • Xinhong Lim, Director at Vickers Venture Partners
  • Carmen Palafox, Partner at Make in LA

Feb 13, 15:40 – 17:20

Nicolai Wadstrom will be participating onstage as a panelist. The discussion will cover the following topics.

Title: Technology spotlight – Rotating roundtable presentations and Q&A

Examining the most influential technologies; what they are, what makes them important, and how to invest – 10 minutes on each topic then delegates change table.

  • Automation – How does it work, and how do I invest?
  • Artificial Intelligence & Hardware – How can it be used, and how do I invest?
  • Blockchain – How does it work, and how do I invest?
  • Cryptocurrency – How does it work, and how do I invest?

Additional Panelists

  • Peter Liu Vice, President at Pritzker Group
  • Aymerik Renard, General Partner at Hardware Club
  • Venktesh Shukla, General Partner at Monta Vista Capital

For more information please visit the conference website.

Applied AI Digest 146

The latest Data, Insights, and Inspiration about Applied AI

Every week the BootstrapLabs team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. Here are our picks for the fifth week of January 2019.

 Singapore Releases Framework On How AI Can Be Ethically Used

Singapore has released a framework on how artificial intelligence (AI) can be ethically and responsibly used, which businesses in the Republic and elsewhere can adopt as they grapple with issues that have emerged with new technology… read more

AI Is Still On Course to Outpace Human Intelligence

The Singularity is near(er)! At least, that’s what the famous inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil argues… read more

If AI Is The New Electricity, Who Is The Samuel Insull?

Andrew Ng repeatedly compares AI to electricity, positioning AI as a technology that will be everywhere, and in everything. But if you study the history of electricity adoption in the United States, it was not always on track for ubiquity. With all the attention paid to Tesla, Edison, Westinghouse, and others, the real brains behind mass adoption of electricity was Samuel Insull… read more

AI Can Now Decode Words Directly From Brain Waves

Neuroscientists are teaching computers to read words straight out of people’s brains… read more

THE STATE OF AI IN 2019

It’s a common psychological phenomenon: repeat any word enough times, and it eventually loses all meaning, disintegrating like soggy tissue into phonetic nothingness. For many of us, the phrase “artificial intelligence” fell apart in this way a long time ago… read more

The Hidden Automation Agenda of the Davos Elite

DAVOS, Switzerland — They’ll never admit it in public, but many of your bosses want machines to replace you as soon as possible… read more

Upcoming Events

BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference

Don’t miss the opportunity to attend our Applied AI Conference on April 18, 2019!

We are happy to announce the first group of SPEAKERS:

  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
  • Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
  • Irakli Beridze, Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UN
  • Aaina Agarwal, AI Project Specialist, World Economic Forum
  • Erin Kenneally, Portfolio Manager, Cyber Security Division, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Cathrine Andersen, Founder, Roger.ai

Register today and SAVE $1040!

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions about interesting sectors like Health, Transportation, Logistics, Energy, and more.

Check out our 2018 Conference Highlight Video below along with a panel discussion on “AI Policymakers: The Need for Public/Private Partnership.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics on AI, see our YouTube Channel.

AAI18 Conference Highlights

AI Policymakers: The Need for Public/Private Partnership

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