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2017 AI Digest Review

Every week the BootstrapLab’s team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. To inspire you in 2018, we wanted to share our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.


Machine Learning (Theory)

We are clearly not in a steady-state situation. Is this a bubble or a revolution? The answer surely includes a bit of revolution—the fields of vision and speech recognition have been turned over by great empirical successes created by deep neural architectures and more generally machine learning has found plentiful real-world uses. Read more.

Why Diversity in the Artificial Intelligence Sector Is Critical

Artificial intelligence offers limitless potential for the financial industry, but at Fortune‘s MPW International Summit on Tuesday Mastercard vice chairman Ann Cairns also called attention to some of its existential risks. Cairns had recently been in China, where she said it was clear to her that AI was taking off there in a big way—just as it has in Silicon Valley. Read more.

AI at Google: our principles

Machine learning is increasingly moving from hand-designed models to automatically optimized pipelines using tools such as H20, TPOT, and auto-sklearn. These libraries, along with methods such as random search, aim to simplify the model selection and tuning parts of machine learning by finding the best model for a dataset with little to no manual intervention. Read more.

Chatbots Were the Next Big Thing: What Happened?

Chatbots were The Next Big Thing. Our hopes were sky high. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the industry was ripe for a new era of innovation: it was time to start socializing with machines. And why wouldn’t they be? All the road signs pointed towards insane success… Read more.

Real-world AI

Unsure where or how AI applies to your company? The McKinsey Global Institute found more than 400 real-life examples where AI can improve longstanding business challenges. Read more.

Why the Future of Machine Learning is Tiny

When Azeem asked me to give a talk at CogX, he asked me to focus on just a single point that I wanted the audience to take away. A few years ago my priority would have been convincing people that deep learning was a real revolution, not a fad, but there have been enough examples of shipping products that that question seems answered. Read more.


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AAI18 Panel – Applied AI in FinTech: Faster, Cheaper, Better?

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. During this session, the panelists discussed AI in finance technology, data privacy and security, interpretability of algorithms and the need for a strong relationship with regulators.


Applied AI Digest 116


2017 AI Digest Review

Every week the BootstrapLab’s team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. To inspire you in 2018, we wanted to share our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.


AI researchers are halting work on human-like machines

Artificial intelligence researchers, who have seen little recent progress toward the creation of a machine that thinks like a human, have largely halted such work in favor of applying what’s been discovered so far, says a leading AI expert. Read more.

Why thousands of AI researchers are boycotting the new Nature journal

Budding authors face a minefield when it comes to publishing their work. For a large fee, as much as $3,000, they can make their work available to anyone who wants to read it. Or they can avoid the fee and have readers pay the publisher instead. Often it is libraries that foot this bill through expensive annual subscriptions. This is not the lot of wannabe fiction writers, it’s the business of academic publishing. Read more.

Automated Feature Engineering in Python

Machine learning is increasingly moving from hand-designed models to automatically optimized pipelines using tools such as H20, TPOT, and auto-sklearn. These libraries, along with methods such as random search, aim to simplify the model selection and tuning parts of machine learning by finding the best model for a dataset with little to no manual intervention. Read more.

The (holy) ghost in the machine: Catholic thinkers tackle the ethics of artificial intelligence

At first glance, Pope Francis’s January message to a cadre of business and political leaders gathered at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, appeared largely focused on the plight of the poor – a hallmark of his papacy. But it also contained a reference to an unusual topic for a pontiff: artificial intelligence… Read more.

For all the hype, AI still hasn’t impacted the US economy

There’s a suspicious absence of what many economists have expected from the AI boom happening in the US: a lift in productivity, and maybe a catastrophic loss of jobs. Despite all the hype about AI redefining businesses and industries, a new report analyzing AI’s impact on the US economy, published May 29, says it’s still too early to tell what kind of impact the technology might have. Read more.

Bridges and LIDAR

In 1999, when WAP was the future of mobile, the industry group behind SIM cards worked out a way to use the programmable space on a SIM to build a complete WAP browser. This meant that instead of having to wait for consumers to buy new phones with WAP built-in, mobile operators could push a WAP browser onto every phone already in use over the air and get people to start using these services straight away. Read more.


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dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

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AAI18 Keynote & Fireside Chat – How AI Is Transforming the Media

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. During this session, the panelists discussed the future of AI and the media, how it’ll empower journalists and generate new revenue streams for localized reporting.


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Sold Out – BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series

We’ve officially sold out for the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series. We’re excited to hear our extraordinary panel to take you through the current state of AI and Human/Computer Interaction:

Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs
Igor Jablokov, Founder, Pryon
Mark J. Nitzberg, Executive Director, Center for Human Compatible AI – UC Berkeley
Omar Abdelwahed, Head of Studio, SoftBank Robotics America

This is an INVITATION ONLY</strong event, you can request an invite for our future events below.


Study: Early AI adopters may gain “insurmountable advantage”

A pecking order is evolving in the newest stage of the digital era: aggressive early adopters of artificial intelligence are reporting elevated earnings and may be forming “an insurmountable advantage” over rivals, according to the McKinsey Global Institute. Read more.

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries

On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer and standing amidst a group of hoodie-clad software developers typing away diligently at their laptops against a backdrop of Star Wars and xkcd comic wallpaper. I wasn’t in Silicon Valley: I was in Johannesburg… Read more.

Apple, Spurned by Others, Signs Deal With Volkswagen for Driverless Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple once had grand aspirations to build its own electric self-driving car and lead the next generation of transportation. Over time, the tech giant’s ambitions ran into reality. So Apple curtailed its original vision, first by focusing on software for self-driving cars and then by working solely on an autonomous shuttle for its own use with employees. Read more.

Automation Will Make Lifelong Learning a Necessary Part of Work

President Emmanuel Macron together with many Silicon Valley CEOs will kick off the VivaTech conference in Paris this week with the aim of showcasing the “good” side of technology. Our research highlights some of those benefits, especially the productivity growth and performance gains that automation and artificial intelligence can bring to the economy — and to society more broadly… Read more.

Tech’s Next Big Wave: Big Data Meets Biology

It Began in December, with CVS’s proposed $69 billion buyout of insurer Aetna. In January, three more corporate behemoths—Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway — said they were forming a joint venture aimed at reducing health care costs and improving outcomes for their combined 1 million or so employees. Then, in March, Cigna said it would buy pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts for more than $50 billion. Read more.


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CargoChief: Full-Stack Engineer

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

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Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

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2017 AI Digest Review

Every week the BootstrapLab’s team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. To inspire you in 2018, we wanted to share our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.


AAI18 Panel – Enterprise AI Applications and the Future of Work

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. During this session, the panelists discussed the future of work and how Artificial Intelligence will change workflows, job functions and even our priorities at work.


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Last Chance to Register for the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series

Less than 10 tickets left for our Applied AI Insiders Series event! We will explore the benefits of interfaces using speech, gestures and even body language, but also share thoughts on some of the biggest challenges facing broader adoption of this technology.

To get us to the next phase in human-computer collaboration, these systems must gather and analyze countless information on users, but how do we ensure privacy and secure that sensitive data?

This event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.


San Francisco Wants to Use Algorithms to Clear Thousands of Marijuana Convictions From the Record

The San Francisco District Attorney’s office is partnering with Code for America to trial a new algorithm to hasten clearing marijuana convictions. California’s landmark Proposition 64 opened the door for people with old marijuana convictions to petition to have the charges removed from their record. The algorithm would automatically review the petitions and associated criminal record. Read more.

Carnegie Mellon Launches Undergraduate Degree in Artificial Intelligence

Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science will offer a new undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence beginning this fall, providing students with in-depth knowledge of how to transform large amounts of data into actionable decisions. SCS has created the new AI degree, the first offered by a U.S. university, in response to extraordinary technical breakthroughs in AI… Read more.

This Man Is the Godfather the AI Community Wants to Forget

Many of the biggest names in the technology industry are consumed with developing an artificial general intelligence, or AGI. Unlike today’s leading artificial intelligence software, an AGI wouldn’t need flesh-and-blood trainers to figure out how to translate English to Mandarin or spot tumors in an X-ray. Read more.

AI and Compute

We’re releasing an analysis showing that since 2012, the amount of compute used in the largest AI training runs has been increasing exponentially with a 3.5 month-doubling time (by comparison, Moore’s Law had an 18-month doubling period). Since 2012, this metric has grown by more than 300,000x (an 18-month doubling period would yield only a 12x increase). Read more.

AI in the Accounting Big Four – Comparing Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, and EY

Deloitte, EY, PwC and KPMG are among the largest service providers in the accounting industry— collectively referred to as the Big Four. Many of the financial and consulting services offered by these firms – such as advising on investment decisions – involve finding patterns in very large sets of data. This data is often beyond the understanding of a single person… Read more.

Essential Cheat Sheets for Machine Learning and Deep Learning Engineers

Learning machine learning and deep learning is difficult for newbies. As well as deep learning libraries are difficult to understand. I am creating a repository on Github (cheatsheets-ai) with cheat sheets which I collected from different sources. Do visit it and contribute cheat sheets if you have any. Read more.


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CargoChief: Full-Stack Engineer

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Head of Engineering

Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

See more job opportunities.


AAI18 Panel – Enterprise AI Applications and the Future of Work

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. During this session, the panelists discussed the future of work and how Artificial Intelligence will change workflows, job functions and even our priorities at work.


Applied AI Digest 113


Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series

During our May Applied AI Insiders Series event, we will explore practical ways AI is being applied to different Human/Computer interfaces, moving us beyond touch and closer to how we interact with other humans – using speech, gestures and even body language.

This event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.


Google Duplex: An AI System for Accomplishing Real-World Tasks Over the Phone

A long-standing goal of human-computer interaction has been to enable people to have a natural conversation with computers, as they would with each other. In recent years, we have witnessed a revolution in the ability of computers to understand and to generate natural speech, especially with the application of deep neural networks. Read more.

10 Promising AI Applications in Health Care

There’s a lot of excitement right now about how artificial intelligence (AI) is going to change health care. And many AI technologies are cropping up to help people streamline administrative and clinical health care processes. According to venture capital firm Rock Health, 121 health AI and machine learning companies raised $2.7 billion in 206 deals between 2011 and 2017. Read more.

Tesla Considered Adding Eye Tracking and Steering-Wheel Sensors to Autopilot System

Long before the fatal crash of a Tesla car in March, some developers of the vehicle’s Autopilot system expressed concern there weren’t enough safeguards to ensure drivers remained attentive, people familiar with the discussions said… Read more.

5 Ways To Ensure AI Unlocks Its Full Potential To Serve Humanity

We’re in a defining moment for the intelligent age. Artificial intelligence will be the great general-purpose technological advance of our time. Born of advances in computing power and an explosion of data, AI will meaningfully impact every major industry, expanding the global economy by trillions of dollars. Read more.

Why It Pays To Be An Early Adopter Of AI

One reason they’re disadvantaging themselves is that AI is a process, not a one-off technology solution. AI applications are only as good as the data that is fed to them over time, and as a result, the true gains, such as higher revenue, lower customer churn and more productive staff, take time to materialize. Read more.

Forget the space race, the AI race is just beginning

The United States and China currently dominate the world of artificial intelligence, but used very different approaches to get there. While the US’s academic system has generated and incubated the research that made today’s AI possible, China’s government has pledged billions in funding and offered the technology its full-throated support. Read more.


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GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Head of Engineering

Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

See more job opportunities.


AAI18 Keynote – AutoML: The Future of Machine Learning

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. During this session, Alex Holub discussed the future of Machine Learning, Automated Machine Learning and the notion of Master Algorithms.


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Facebook helped create an AI scavenger hunt that could lead to the first useful home robots

Artificial-intelligence programs could develop some much-needed common sense by competing in scavenger hunts inside virtual homes filled with simulated coffee tables, couches, lamps, and other everyday things. Researchers at Facebook and Georgia Tech developed the scavenger-hunt challenge. Read more.

Quantum Supremacy is Near

Can you imagine being able to solve complex problems almost instantaneously? What would normally take months would take minutes. Seemingly impossible questions would become straightforward to answer. In the world of quantum computing, we are close to doing just that. Read more.

Uber’s self-driving car saw the pedestrian but didn’t swerve – report

An Uber self-driving test car which killed a woman crossing the street detected her but decided not to react immediately, a report has said. The car was travelling at 40mph (64km/h) in self-driving mode when it collided with 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg at about 10pm on 18 March… Read more.

When Will Artificial Intelligence Become Easier to Use?

In this week’s episode of AI in Industry we speak with DataRobot CEO Jeremy Achin about the future of AI applications for people without a data science background. We specifically discuss how future AI tools might bypass the complexity of machine learning programming and make intuitive interfaces that function more like today’s everyday software. Read more.

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning. The company’s digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, is gaining new — if experimental — abilities to handle tasks such as making restaurant reservations and placing other tedious phone calls without human hand-holding. Read more.

Forget the space race, the AI race is just beginning

The United States and China currently dominate the world of artificial intelligence, but used very different approaches to get there. While the US’s academic system has generated and incubated the research that made today’s AI possible, China’s government has pledged billions in funding and offered the technology its full-throated support. Read more.


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GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Head of Engineering

Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

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Investment in artificial intelligence is essential for our future health

Artificial intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s moving fast. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the data-rich health sector. AI has the potential to provide more precise, personalised care, as well as help us to shift our focus from treatment to prevention and tackle some of the world’s biggest global health issues. Read more.

Using AI to trace leaking pipes

OLD hands at some water companies still on occasion whip out a pair of dousing rods or find a Y-shaped twig to search for a leak in an underground pipe. Dousing, or water witching as it is known in America, has no basis in scientific fact. Read more.

A list of artificial intelligence tools you can use today — for personal use

Artificial Intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution has made some considerable progress over the last couple of years. Most of this current progress that is usable has been developed for industry and business purposes, as you’ll see in coming posts. Research institutes and dedicated, specialised companies are working toward the ultimate goal of AI (cracking artificial general intelligence)… Read more.

Artificial intelligence company sees 21st century breakthroughs

C3 IoT, an artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of things company, is looking to transform agriculture, aircraft maintenance and manufacturing processes. “New breakthroughs in information technology in the area of predictive analytics should dramatically change the way people deal with customers, the way they manufacture products, the way they deliver services,” C3 IoT founder and CEO Tom Siebel said Monday during an interview with Liz Claman on FOX Business. Read more.

ScienceAlert Deal: Here’s How to Master AI And Machine Learning

We’re living the middle of a golden data age where our best and brightest are leveraging Artificial Intelligence technologies to create self-driving cars, facial recognition tools, and smart assistants that straddle the line between science and science fiction. Read more.


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Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

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dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

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The IMF has few answers on AI. It must urgently address this failing

Here’s the good news on artificial intelligence (AI). According to a new report by the House of Lords select committee on AI, the UK is already in an exceptionally strong position. “Britain contains leading AI companies, a dynamic academic research culture, a vigorous start-up ecosystem and a constellation of legal, ethical, financial and linguistic strengths located in proximity to each other,” the committee concludes. Read more.

Predictive Maintenance for Trains and Mobile Heavy Industry – with Will McGinnis of Predikto

In the heavy industry sector, the cost of unpredicted repairs or machine failures can be very expensive. For example: A cargo train with an engine failure in will incur costs from its own repairs, from the transit required to reach the broken down engine, and with holding up other trains and cargo in the process. Read more.

Simon Moss on using artificial intelligence to fight financial crimes

In this episode of the O’Reilly Podcast, I talk with Simon Moss, vice president of industry consulting and solutions, Americas, at Teradata. We discuss how machine learning and deep learning techniques are being used to fight financial crimes, such as credit card fraud, identity theft, health care fraud, and money laundering. Read more.

AI Isn’t Magic. It’s Just Math.

Jana Eggers, CEO of AI startup Nara Logics, wants everyone to understand AI. In her five minute Signal P&G talk at Shift Forum, she explains that in the end, it’s just math and a lot of data — and that data increasingly will be coming from businesses of all stripes, not just the big tech platforms. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence — The Revolution Hasn’t Happened Yet

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the mantra of the current era. The phrase is intoned by technologists, academicians, journalists and venture capitalists alike. As with many phrases that cross over from technical academic fields into general circulation, there is significant misunderstanding accompanying the use of the phrase. Read more.

Pentagon developing artificial intelligence center

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is working on a plan to stand up an artificial intelligence center in order to streamline the department’s myriad AI programs. The idea, which comes as defense officials are increasingly concerned about China’s investments in AI capabilities, has now been embraced by both Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering. Read more.


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Applied AI Digest 109


AAI18 Conference – Thank You!

Thanks for being a part of our community and helping us make the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference possible.

We hope you were as excited as we were with the day of learning, inspiration, and networking.

We are working to make the conference sessions, interviews, and other content available on our Youtube Channel soon, and we’ll notify you as soon as they are posted.


AI: Tech’s Alpha Trend

Silicon Valley can be fickle. Bitcoin was red hot last December until it tanked. Before that VR was all the rage, and now AR is thought to be the next big fad. But last week in San Francisco at BootstrapLabs’ Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference, Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Accenture… Read more.

How Lyft, Mastercard, and Drone Companies Are Experimenting With Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence technologies aren’t just being used to help computers more quickly recognize dogs in photos. Several businesses like Mastercard and fast-growing drone companies are exploring ways that AI technologies like machine learning can better verify people’s identities and process insurance claims. Read more.

The Pentagon focuses on AI despite White House indifference

Pentagon technology chief Mike Griffin last week announced US military plans to form an office dedicated to procuring and deploying artificial intelligence technology. Meanwhile, the White House still doesn’t have a science adviser. The US military appears to embrace AI at every strategic level… Read more.

Will artificial intelligence make you a better leader?

Consider this real-life scene: Reflecting on the difficult moments of his week, the new CEO of a UK manufacturer felt angry. His attention kept going back to the tension in several executive-team meetings. He had an urge to shake the team and push several of its members, who were riven by old conflicts… Read more.

How the AI cloud could produce the richest companies ever

For years, Swami Sivasubramanian’s wife has wanted to get a look at the bears that come out of the woods on summer nights to plunder the trash cans at their suburban Seattle home. So over the Christmas break, Sivasubramanian, the head of Amazon’s AI division, began rigging up a system to let her do just that. Read more.


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We’re officially sold out for the BootstrapLabs AAI18 Conference!

Thanks so much for being a part of our community and helping us reach this milestone.

We’re excited to see you tomorrow and get inspired by the incredible speakers and sessions we’ve put together!

If you weren’t able to secure a ticket, you can get on our waitlist and we’ll notify you if new tickets become available.


AI Leaders Meet in San Francisco on April 12 for the BootstrapLabs AAI18 Conference

BootstrapLabs, a leading venture capital firm focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence, announced its third annual Applied AI Conference to be held on April 12 in San Francisco. After the success of the 2016 and 2017 conferences, over 800 AI leaders, corporate executives, venture capitalists, startup founders, government officials and researchers will be getting together again… Read more.

Here’s how the US needs to prepare for the age of artificial intelligence

Politicians worldwide are stealing one of the US government’s best ideas by drawing up ambitious plans to make the most of advances in artificial intelligence. These AI manifestos, penned in Paris, Beijing, and elsewhere, follow the example of the Obama administration, which released a report on the technology toward the end of its tenure. Read more.

Research: Could Machine Learning Help Companies Select Better Board Directors?

Ever since Adam Smith published The Wealth of Nations in 1776, observers have bemoaned boards of directors as being ineffective as both monitors and advisors of management. Because a CEO often effectively controls the director selection process, he will tend to choose directors who are unlikely to oppose him… Read more.

The Fundamentals of Data Literacy and Data Management Preparing for AI in Enterprise

Implementing artificial intelligence into an existing business is about more than algorithms. In fact, many AI researchers believe that algorithms are the easiest part of an artificial intelligence implementation. Algorithms need data, and for a business to assess, organize, clean, and use it’s data requires ways of thinking that are entirely foreign to most existing enterprises… Read more.

‘Do You Trust This Computer’ Is a Documentary That Taught Me Nothing About AI

It’s a truism that technology is morally agnostic. Whether it’s nuclear fission or rocket propulsion, bioengineering or cryptography, it’s the intentions of the people using a technology, not some inherent characteristic with the technology itself, that ultimately determines whether it is good or evil. Read more.

France wants to become an artificial intelligence hub

Emmanuel Macron and his government are launching a big initiative around artificial intelligence today. They want to turn France into one of the leading countries when it comes to artificial intelligence. Read more.


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GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Head of Engineering

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Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

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