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Applied AI Digest 96


SOLD OUT: Super Early Bird Tickets

The Super Early Bird tickets have sold out and the conference is expected to be at capacity again with 800+ AI professionals so take advantage of our very limited early bird tickets.

Get insights on how to take advantage of AI’s powerful potential and the future impact across a breadth of sectors, including Transportation, Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Finance, the Future of Work, and Cybersecurity.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in speaking or sponsoring AAI18 at info@bootstraplabs.com.


The Amazing Ways Tesla Is Using Artificial Intelligence And Big Data

Tesla has become a household name as a leader and pioneer in the electric vehicle market, but it also manufactures and sells advanced battery and solar panel technology. Read more.

How an A.I. ‘Cat-and-Mouse Game’ Generates Believable Fake Photos

The woman in the photo seems familiar. She looks like Jennifer Aniston, the “Friends” actress, or Selena Gomez, the child star turned pop singer. But not exactly. Read more.

Inside the Lab Where Amazon’s Alexa Takes Over the World

When it first launched in 2014, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant was little more than an experiment. It appeared first inside the Echo, itself a wacky gadget launched without warning or much expectation. As it took off, though, and millions of people began to put a smart speaker in their home… Read more.

The Case Against Deep-Learning Hype

Is there more to AI than neural networks? Gary Marcus, professor of psychology at NYU and ex-director of Uber’s AI lab, thinks so. He’s published a critique of deep-learning systems that use neural nets, and it skewers some of the current AI hype. Read more.

Identifying the Next Big Thing: Qual vs. Quant

Throughout history, humans have remained obsessed with mechanisms for predicting the future. From oracles and auguries of the ancients, to modern day algorithms of Wall Street, we have trusted in diverse tools to foretell what might come next. Read more.

Here are the most common uses of AI on your smartphone today

Artificial intelligence is starting to permeate the technology that we use everyday. That’s especially true in smartphones, where apps that rely on machine learning and AI are increasingly common. Statista mapped out the survey results of Deloitte’s Global Mobile Consumer Survey which determined just how aware smartphone users are… Read more.


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Applied AI Digest 95


Announcing the Applied AI Conference 2018

As a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied AI, BootstrapLabs will bring together the Artificial Intelligence community once again for a day of incredible speakers and exciting conversations.

The global network of experts we’re bringing together have unique backgrounds from research, entrepreneurship, investment, business transformation, and more. They’ll share insights on how to take advantage of AI’s powerful potential and the future impact across a breadth of sectors, including Transportation, Logistics, Energy, Healthcare, Finance, the Future of Work, and Cybersecurity.

Don’t forget to take advantage of our very limited super early bird tickets right now (save $1000) and don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re interested in speaking or sponsoring AAI18 at info@bootstraplabs.com.


Elon Musk finally admits Tesla is building its own custom AI chips

And gives us the news that god-like machines will take over within a decade Elon Musk has revealed that Tesla, his electric automobile company, is developing its own custom chips for its driverless cars Read more.

Using Artificial Intelligence to Augment Human Intelligence

By creating user interfaces which let us work with the representations inside machine learning models, we can give people new tools for reasoning. Read more.

Why AI is entering its golden age

The quest to give machines human-level intelligence has been around for decades, and it has captured imaginations for far longer — think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the 19th century. Artificial intelligence, or AI, was born in the 1950s, with boom cycles leading… Read more.

The State of AI in Montreal – Startups, Investment, and What it Means for the City

In the last 12 months, Montreal has arrived on the world stage as an epicenter for machine learning and artificial intelligence. The city’s extraordinarily high density of AI talent isn’t new, but the demand for machine learning is, and the proverbial “tech spotlight” is now shining bright on this very French Canadian city. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence, False Gods, and Driverless Everything

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has succeeded by being far-seeing; it’s a field where proponents began by envisioning a computer that can take over functions of the human brain, like computation and logic. Today the field has progressed… Read more.

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs?

It is not just Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking who are freaking out about the rise of invincible machines. Yes, robots have the potential to outsmart us and destroy the human race. But first, artificial intelligence could make countless professions obsolete by the time my sons reach their 20s. Read more.


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Applied AI Digest 94


AI 100: The Artificial Intelligence Startups Redefining Industries

Today, CB Insights unveiled the second annual AI 100 — a list of 100 of the most promising private companies applying artificial intelligence algorithms across 25+ industries, from healthcare to cybersecurity — at the A-Ha! conference in San Francisco. Read more.

The Most Exciting Artificial Intelligence Applications in Media

Artificial intelligence (AI) has generated enormous hype in recent months, but opinions about the real impact of technologies like machine translation, autonomous vehicles, natural language processing, and computer vision vary widely. Read more.

Introducing ML-Agents v0.2: Curriculum Learning, new environments, and more

The Machine Learning team at Unity is happy to announce the release of a new version of Unity Machine Learning Agents – v0.2 Beta! With this release, we are improving the toolkit on all fronts… Read more.

Robotics and automation to replace 800 million human workers by 2030, says new report

The global effects of robotics and automation technologies is forecast to include the removal of as many as 800 million people from their jobs by 2030, according to a new report. Seventy million of them will be in the US. Read more.

Tracking Dolphins With Algorithms You Might Find on Facebook

Keeping track of dolphins is a slippery, patchy process. First, you must procure time on a ship or aircraft, which is expensive. After that, what you see depends on uncontrollable factors like weather, ocean conditions and whether the creatures happen to be hanging out at the sea’s surface. Read more.

The Merge

A popular topic in Silicon Valley is talking about what year humans and machines will merge (or, if not, what year humans will get surpassed by rapidly improving AI or a genetically enhanced species). Most guesses seem to be between 2025 and 2075. 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).


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Applied AI Digest 93


The Time is Now: Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Invest in AI

While no one can offer a crystal clear vision of all that the future holds, it has been our mission at BootstrapLabs to provide both a point of view and a toolkit for you to make the most of it. Here’s why investing in artificial intelligence is a great move to make right now. Read more.

2 Berkeley grads are using AI to make stock-buying decisions — and it could change investing forever

When Art Amador worked in private wealth management at Fidelity, his clients expected him to know absolutely everything. Whether it related to global markets, macroeconomic factors… Read more.

51 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Predictions For 2018

It is somewhat safe to predict that AI will continue to be at the top of the hype cycle in 2018. But the following 51 predictions also envision it becoming more practical and useful, automating some jobs and augmenting many others… Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Index – 2017 Annual Report

Artificial Intelligence has leapt to the forefront of global discourse, garnering increased attention from practitioners, industry leaders, policymakers, and the general public. The diversity of opinions and debates gathered from news articles this year illustrates just how broadly AI is being… Read more.

MIT Looks at How Humans Sorta Drive in Sorta Self-Driving Cars

Almost half of Americans will hop in their cars for a Thanksgiving trip this year. But if you were being very precise—if you were a team of Massachusetts of Technology researchers who study human-machine interactions—you wouldn’t say that all those Americans are “driving,” exactly. Read more.

The Need for Artificial Intelligence: Increasing Global and Human Complexity

Despite the desire to return to supposedly simpler times, we cannot turn back. Our world is vastly different now compared to even a few decades ago. Because of phenomenal advances in medicine, housing, transportation… 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).


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.


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GetAccept: Customer Success Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

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Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

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Applied AI Digest 92


How Reuters’s Revolutionary AI System Gathers Global News

Reuters is scooping its rivals using intelligent machines that mine Twitter for news stories. Read more.

Software 2.0

I sometimes see people refer to neural networks as just “another tool in your machine learning toolbox”. They have some pros and cons, they work here or there, and sometimes you can use them to win Kaggle competitions. Read more.

Why Decentralized Artificial Intelligence Will Reinvent The Industry As We Know It

Until recently, the contemporary AI industry had been built around a centralized distribution paradigm where machine learning solutions are delivered as a part of cloud-based APIs… Read more.

Search and Rescue Robots – Current Applications on Land, Sea, and Air

Every year over 100,000,000 people are also affected by natural disasters. Government, companies, and aid organizations are all working to keep these tragic deaths as low as possible. One tool they have turned to for help in recent years is search and rescue robots. Read more.

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Expert Consensus from 50+ Executives

The last few years have yielded a tremendous amount of attention at the intersection of AI and healthcare, from DeepMind’s partnership with the UK’s National Health Service to IBM’s continued pushes into areas of genomics and drug discovery. Read more.

Facebook to Use Artificial Intelligence to Help Prevent Suicides

Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide. Facebook already has mechanisms for flagging posts from people thinking about harming themselves. 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).


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.


Join 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.

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.


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GetAccept: Customer Success Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

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Smart Ear: Machine Learning Engineer

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Applied AI Digest 91


Join 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.

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.


Welcome to the Era of the AI Coworker

Last fall, Google Translate rolled out a new-and-improved artificial intelligence translation engine that it claimed was, at times, “nearly indistinguishable” from human translation. Read more.

While You Prepare to Eat Turkey, the FCC Reveals Its Plan to Dismantle Net Neutrality

As America winds down for Thanksgiving, there has been little time for pumpkin pie at the Federal Communications Commission: the Washington Post reports that the organization has published its final plan to dismantle… Read more.

Stanford Algorithm Can Diagnose Pneumonia Better Than Radiologists

Stanford researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm that can diagnose pneumonia from a chest x-ray better than a human radiologist can. Read more.

Engineers get the feeling for robotic fingers

A robotic gripper that can screw in lightbulbs or use a screwdriver without needing to ‘see’ them or be pre-programmed to recognize them has been developed at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Read more.

AI Can Help Hunt Down Missile Sites in China

Intelligence Agencies have a limited number of trained human analysts looking for undeclared nuclear facilities, or secret military sites, hidden among terabytes of satellite images. But the same sort of deep learning artificial intelligence that enables… Read more.

Top 15 Companies Hiring Talent for Artificial Intelligence

The average AI job commands six figures—here are the top 15 companies hiring talent right now. 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).


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.


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Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Data Scientist

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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

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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)