Applied AI Digest 90


Google sibling Waymo launches fully autonomous ride-hailing service

Alphabet’s self-driving car firm beats Uber to be first to offer robot taxis without humans behind the wheel to take over in an emergency. Read more.

Ray Kurzweil on Turing Tests, Brain Extenders, and AI Ethics

Inventor and author Ray Kurzweil, who currently runs a group at Google writing automatic responses to your emails in cooperation with the Gmail team, recently talked with WIRED Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson. Read more.

EY, Deloitte And PwC Embrace Artificial Intelligence For Tax And Accounting

Tax preparation, auditing, and strategy consulting are services that have historically relied on an intensive use of human capital. AI now threatens these business models. Read more.

Do Young Humans + Artificial Intelligence = Cybersecurity?

The Army is recruiting smart young soldiers to wage cyber war. But human talent is not enough. Ultimately, say experts, cyberspace is so vast, so complex… Read more.

Building A.I. That Can Build A.I.

Google and others, fighting for a small pool of researchers, are looking for automated ways to deal with a shortage of artificial intelligence experts. They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers… Read more.

AI for Crime Prevention and Detection – 5 Current Applications

Companies and cities all over world are experimenting with using artificial intelligence to reduce and prevent crime, and to more quickly respond to crimes in progress. Read more.


Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

The Applied AI Conference is a must-attend event for people who are working, researching, building, and investing in Applied Artificial Intelligence.

CONNECT, NETWORK, AND PARTNER WITH OVER 800 AI PROFESSIONALS.

Take advantage of the limited Super Early Bird Tickets (Save $1000).


Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: FinTech

The financial sector represents trillions of dollars in annual spending, most of which goes to technology, security, and infrastructure.

Yet, the sector is seeing an unprecedented level of VC funding and potential disruption from new (and some already established) startups that are threatening the incumbents on all sides, including retail banking, individual, business, mortgage and auto loans, peer-to-peer payments, portfolio management, savings, bill payments, international wire transfers, and even money itself. Read more.

Speaker lineup:

  • Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder, BootstrapLabs
  • Will Summerlin, Founder and CEO, Pinn
  • Cathrine Andersen, Co-founder, Roger.ai

This is an INVITE ONLY event. BootstrapLabs hosts a series of public and private events every year. Apply below to get access to the next exclusive AI event.


AI World

AI World Conference & Expo is coming to Boston December 11-13. Hear from 120+ executives in more than 70 sessions, including IBM Watson, Monsanto, Vodafone, Forrester, Facebook, Dun & Bradstreet, Goldman Sachs, Nielsen and more.

Join BootstrapLabs, CEO, Nicolai Wadstrom, Fireside Chat on December 13th “Evolution of the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

Save $200 off your 2 or 3 day VIP conference pass using priority code: AIW200BSL | Register today.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Data Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.


Applied AI Digest 89


Workers Displaced by Automation Should Try a New Job: Caregiver

Sooner or later, the US will face mounting job losses due to advances in automation, artificial intelligence, and robotics. Read more.

Andrew Ng Wants a New “New Deal” to Combat Job Automation

Even if AI does not advance beyond today’s state of the art, Ng said, he believes it’s already capable of transforming all kinds of industries. Read more.

Why Montreal Has Emerged As An Artificial Intelligence Powerhouse

Yoshua Bengio is one of the foremost thinkers in a field within artificial intelligence known as artificial neural networks and deep learning. Read more.

Artificial intelligence aids materials fabrication

In recent years, research efforts such as the Materials Genome Initiative and the Materials Project have produced a wealth of computational tools for designing new materials… Read more.

Will the Next Mozart be a Robot?

Humankind has done a great deal in terms of making exquisite art, whether through its paintings, songs, or performance art. Museums are packed with such work, and ordinary people have libraries full of fantastic literary achievements… Read more.


AI World

AI World Conference & Expo is coming to Boston December 11-13. Hear from 120+ executives in more than 70 sessions, including IBM Watson, Monsanto, Vodafone, Forrester, Facebook, Dun & Bradstreet, Goldman Sachs, Nielsen and more.

Join BootstrapLabs, CEO, Nicolai Wadstrom, Fireside Chat on December 13th “Evolution of the 4th Industrial Revolution”.

Save $200 off your 2 or 3 day VIP conference pass using priority code: AIW200BSL | Register today.


Job Opportunities:

Sibly: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Account Executive

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Product Marketing Intern

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.


Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

The BootstrapLabs annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

Applied AI Digest 88


Shelley: Human-AI Collaborated Horror Stories

For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people have innovated ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotion such as fear remains one of the cornerstones of human creativity. Read more.

5 AI Trends to Know in 2018

It wasn’t so long ago that artificial intelligence was reserved to the realm of science fiction according to the public. Read more.

Copyright Law Makes Artificial Intelligence Bias Worse

Last week, Motherboard discovered that one of Google’s machine learning algorithms was biased against certain racial and religious groups, as well as LGBT people. Read more.

Key considerations for building an AI platform

The promises of AI are great, but taking the steps to build and implement AI within an organization is challenging. Read more.

Google’s AI Is A “New Paradigm” That Unites Humans and Machines

In an earnings call, Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai highlighted the benefits of artificial intelligence. Google got in early on AI and has since used the technology to power their Google Assistant… Read more.


Job Opportunities:

Sibly: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Account Executive

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Product Marketing Intern

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.


Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

The BootstrapLabs annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

Applied AI Digest 87


You Could Become an AI Master Before You Know It. Here’s How.

At first blush, Scot Barton might not seem like an AI pioneer. He isn’t building self-driving cars or teaching computers to thrash humans at computer games. Read more.

In New York, Self-driving Cars Get Ready to Face the Bullies

Starting next year, New Yorkers could join Silicon Valley workers and residents of cities like Phoenix, Pittsburgh, and Boston as players in a grand, growing, autonomous car experiment. Read more.

It’s Time for More Transparency in A.I.

Transparency is becoming a hot topic in Silicon Valley. Companies need transparency in hiring, firing, and promotion practices in order to facilitate diversity efforts. Read more.

Robotic underwater miners can go where humans can’t

The scene around the flooded Whitehill Yeo pit in Devon, UK, resembles a lunar landscape. Until it was abandoned just a few years ago, an endless stream of diesel trucks carried china clay out of the mine seven days a week. Read more.

Tech Giants Are Paying Huge Salaries for Scarce A.I. Talent

Nearly all big tech companies have an artificial intelligence project, and they are willing to pay experts millions of dollars to help get it done. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

Sibly: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Account Executive

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Product Marketing Intern

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.


Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

The BootstrapLabs annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

Applied AI Digest 86


Artificial Intelligence Is About the People, Not the Machines

It was about the people before AI. It will be about the people after AI. The key is understanding. Read more.

China’s Plan to ‘Lead’ in AI: Purpose, Prospects, and Problems

At this point, investors, policymakers, and even engineers might wonder where the hype ends and the reality of China’s agenda for “AI 2.0” begins. Read more.

Inside Waymo’s Secret World for Training Self-Driving Cars

An exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project. Read more.

The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

Mistaken extrapolations, limited imagination, and other common mistakes that distract us from thinking more productively about the future. Read more.

Enterprises are the natural environment for AI deployments

With rich data sources already in place, investments in both technology and organizational change pay off. Read more.

How AI Will Change Strategy: A Thought Experiment

Close your eyes, imagine putting your fingers on the dial of your prediction machine, and, in the immortal words of Spinal Tap, turn it to eleven. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

Sibly: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Account Executive

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Product Marketing Intern

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.


Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018

The BootstrapLabs annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

Applied AI Digest 85


What’s Next for Artificial Intelligence?

BootstrapLabs is pleased to announce that its annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

The one day conference brings together the brightest and most experienced professionals in the field of AI for an immersive day of learning, discussion, and connection.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

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AI Is Easy to Fool – Why That Needs to Change

As machine learning and AI increasingly embed themselves in our lives, the rewards for learning how to trick them will likely outweigh the costs. Read more.

AI In Healthcare IT Security – Why Hospitals are Targets

Healthcare organizations are particularly vulnerable against cybercriminals. How can they prepare to combat these threats? Read more.

Falling Q3 Seed Funding Could Stunt AI’s Hyped Innovation Cycle

Although dollar volume into AI startups is hitting records, it also appears the barrier to entry for AI startups to secure their initial funding may be growing. Read more.

The Artificial Intelligence Gap Is Getting Narrower

Stories about creating intelligent objects have been a part of our culture for ages. With AI, the lines between imagination and reality continue to blur. Read more.

China’s AI Awakening

The West has a lot to learn from China’s unprecedented focus on AI advancements – and it’s not just about staying ahead of the competition. Read more.

Automated Machine Learning: An Introduction

Take a look inside the world of Strategic AI. Learning how to use our technology well is as important as knowing why it’s useful. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

Sibly: Software Engineer (Android)

Datalaab: Platform Engineer

Datalaab: Senior Data Scientist

Aeye: Optical Engineer

Vidora: Account Executive

See more job opportunities

Applied AI Digest 84


Announcing the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2018 #AAI18

BootstrapLabs is pleased to announce that its annual Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference will return for the third year on April 12, 2018 in San Francisco.

#AAI18 is a must-attend event for those involved or interested in the most current progress of AI technologies and products.

The one day conference brings together the brightest and most experienced professionals in the field of AI for an immersive day of learning, discussion, and connection.

This year’s agenda will focus on the latest and future impact of AI applications and commercialization across a breadth of sectors, including Transportation, Healthcare, Finance, Future of Work, Cybersecurity and more.

Limited Super Early Bird Tickets are now available (Save $1000)

Tickets

 


Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities Are Murky

Hot-air balloon pilot Richard Varney typically spends his weekends transporting tourists around central Massachusetts in a huge, multicolored balloon. Read more.

Artificial Synapses Could Lead To Brainier, Super-Efficient Computers

Brains, beyond their signature achievements in thinking and problem solving, are paragons of energy efficiency. Read more.

How AI Will Keep You Healthy

An audacious Chinese entrepreneur wants to test your body for everything. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all that data? Read more.

Farmers Should Start Using Artificial Intelligence. Here’s Why.

A team of researchers has developed an AI that can identify diseases in plants. Alongside other projects to use AI for farming and killing weeds, AI is quickly becoming a powerful tool in harvesting better crops and producing more food. Read more.

DeepMind announces ethics group to focus on problems of AI

Deepmind, Google’s London-based AI research sibling, has opened a new unit focused on the ethical and societal questions raised by artificial intelligence. Read more.

Dear CEOs: Artificial Intelligence is your biggest threat, and your biggest opportunity

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to take the world by storm. But what exactly does that mean if you are a business leader? It means you need a strategy, and you need to act fast. Read more.

Applied AI Digest 83


Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series: Autonomous Transportation

During the event, our speakers will be presenting on the need for new security, infrastructure, and experience in order to enable Autonomous Transportation.

Speaker lineup:

  • Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
  • Dr. Allan Steinhardt, Chief Engineer, AEye (Previously, Chief Scientist at DARPA, Chief Scientist at
  • Booz Allen).
  • Tilly Chang, Executive Director of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority
  • Chad Partridge, CEO at Metamoto, Inc.

This is an INVITE ONLY event. BootstrapLabs hosts a series of public and private events every year. Apply below to get access to the next exclusive AI event.

Apply Now!

 


Dear CEOs: Artificial Intelligence is your biggest threat, and your biggest opportunity

It is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to take the world by storm. But what exactly does that mean if you are a business leader? It means you need a strategy, and you need to act fast. Read more.

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

Like a brain, a deep neural network has layers of neurons — artificial ones that are figments of computer memory. Read more.

Bill Gates Says We Shouldn’t Panic About Artificial Intelligence

In a recent interview, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates told The Wall Street Journal he disagrees with Elon Musk’s assertions that artificial intelligence is a significant threat to humanity. Read more.

Why We Must Not Build Automated Weapons of War

Over 100 CEOs of artificial intelligence and robotics firms recently signed an open letter warning that their work could be repurposed to build lethal autonomous weapons — “killer robots.” Read more.

Billionaire tech investor: There will be a Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates of A.I.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, worth more than $85 billion, is one of the richest men alive, according to Forbes. He was a pioneer in the software industry. Read more.

 

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng: AI Shouldn’t Be Regulated As A Basic Technology

AI as a basic technology should not be regulated. It also seems impractical for the government to stop you from implementing a neural network on your laptop. Read more.


Join us during the AI Summit in San Francisco

Ben Levy, BootstrapLabs, Co-Founder will host a session about Applied AI Disruption: Investment Framework on Thursday 28 of September, during the AI Summit 2017.

More information and tickets available at this link.

Applied AI Digest 82


Intel has invested more than $1 billion in AI companies

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said in an op-ed Monday that the company has invested more than $1 billion in business that are advancing the field of artificial intelligence. Read more.

Preparing for the “Augmented Workforce”

As artificial intelligence (AI) systems, robotics and cognitive tools grow in sophistication, almost every job is being reinvented, creating what many call the “augmented workforce”… Read more.

Take a look inside Alibaba’s smart warehouse where robots do 70% of the work

They can carry up to 500 kilograms above them around the warehouse floor. They have special sensors to avoid colliding into each other and they can be summoned using wifi. Read more.

Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In particular, he thinks that people are too scared about general purpose artificial intelligence. Read more.

Salesforce to launch $50 million artificial intelligence fund

The venture wing of Salesforce.com Inc is launching a $50 million fund to invest in start-ups employing artificial intelligence, the cloud computing firm told Reuters on Tuesday. Read more.


Join us during the AI Summit in San Francisco

Ben Levy, BootstrapLabs, Co-Founder will host a session about Applied AI Disruption: Investment Framework on Thursday 28 of September, during the AI Summit 2017.

More information and tickets available at this link.

Applied AI Digest 81


The iPhone X’s New Neural Engine Exemplifies Apple’s Approach to AI

Apple’s new iPhone X is billed as “the future of the smartphone,” with new facial recognition and augmented reality features presented as the credentials to back up this claim. Read More.

China, Russia and the US Are in An Artificial Intelligence Arms Race

For Russia and Vladimir Putin, it is clear that planetary domination and artificial intelligence (AI) are inextricably intertwined. Read more.

10 Breakthrough Technologies – 2017 Reinforcement Learning

By experimenting, computers are figuring out how to do things that no programmer could teach them. Read more.

Getting Ready for the Future of Work

Artificial intelligence is poised to disrupt the workplace. What will the company of the future look like—and how will people keep up? Read more.

4 Crucial Roles of Artificial Intelligence in Entrepreneurship Today

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field getting more and more attention today. Despite this fact, however, misconceptions still persist about AI. Read more.