Applied AI Digest 114


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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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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Sibly: Head of Engineering

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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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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.


Applied AI Digest 112


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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Applied AI Digest 111


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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Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

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Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

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dataalab: Senior Data Scientist

dataalab: Frontend Software Engineer

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Applied AI Digest 110


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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Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Applications

Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

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Applied AI Digest 108


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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Applied AI Digest 107


Time’s Up! Last Chance to Attend AAI18

If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet, here are three reasons why you should buy it now:

  • Incredible speaker line-up including: Accenture’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Paul Daugherty, World Economic Forum’s Head Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Kay-Firth Butterfield, Salesforce’s Chief Scientist, Richard Socher and many more. Full speaker list here.
  • Thought-provoking sessions: work in the world of AI, the death of Moore’s Law, future of machine learning, AI and the future of energy, the deep impact of AI in Healthcare, enterprise AI and cybersecurity and more. See full agenda here.
  • Amazing attendees like you: 800+ AI Leaders, corporate executives, venture capitalists, startup founders, and researchers will be getting together again for a full day of exciting conversations around the application of AI technologies.

We’re excited to see you next week at the conference. Sign-up now with the discount code AAIBSLcom18 and get 30% off.


5 Big Disruptive Trends Investors Should Watch

It’s hard to think of an industry that won’t be touched in some way by technological disruption over the next decade. That’s why Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s Growth Team has Stan DeLaney. As their Disruptive Change Researcher, DeLaney works with the portfolio managers to detect the big ideas and emerging trends with far-reaching implications for economies, industries and social behavior. Read more.

Five Categories of On-Demand Mobility Services Companies

On-Demand Mobility Services, and particularly ride-hailing, have emerged as a strong option for consumer urban transportation. In the process, ride-hailing has disrupted the taxi and limo industries and could next disrupt public transportation and last-mile package delivery. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Rules More of Your Life. Who Rules AI?

WASHINGTON—Technology companies are racing to get ahead of regulators to shape the future of artificial intelligence as it moves deeper into our daily lives. Companies are already working artificial intelligence, or AI, into their business models, but the technology remains controversial… Read more.

Why radiologists may not be goners

Apart perhaps from cashier and truck driver, radiologist is said to be the most imperiled job on the planet in the new age of automation. But artificial intelligence researchers say the challenge they’re addressing at the moment is to make it easier for radiologists to work faster and with less fear of a bad call… Read more.

Is Artificial Intelligence for Small Business? Factors to Consider for Technology Adoption

AI is being likened to a “Fourth Industrial Revolution” because of it’s potential for creating profound change in people’s lives, much like the invention of steam engines (First Industrial Revolution), electricity and mass production (Second Industrial Revolution), and the rise of the digital age (Third Industrial Revolution) had in the past. Read more.

Are Robo-Instructors The Future Of Corporate Training?

It’s the best of times and the worst of times for people whose job it is to teach others how to do their own jobs better, adapt to change, and get the hang of new technologies. Organizations are seeing greater need than ever for learning and development (or “L&D” for short), with spending on training climbing nearly 33% to $90.6 billion in the U.S. last year. Read more.


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Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

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Applied AI Conference 2017 – Panel: How AI Promises to Reinvent Healthcare


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Announcing the AAI18 Conference Agenda

We’re only two weeks away from the conference and we’re excited to share with you the final agenda! The sessions this year include:

Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
AutoML: The Future of Machine Learning
Industrial & Manufacturing AI Applications
How AI shapes the future of our energy system
Applied AI and Cybersecurity – Making the enterprise more secure
Savior or Destroyer? How AI Is transforming The Media
AI Policymakers: the Need for Public/Private Partnership
Applied AI in Healthcare: Deep Impact

Check out the full agenda

Don’t forget this is your last chance to take advantage of the 30% community discount. Use the code AAIBSLcom18 to register.


How Machines Learn: The Top Four Approaches to ML in Business

Machine learning sits at the forefront of innovation across a growing number of industries in today’s business world. Still, it’s a mistake to think of machine learning as one monolithic business solution — there are many forms of machine learning and each is capable of solving different sets of problems. Read more.

The rise of artificial intelligence is creating new variety in the chip market, and trouble for Intel

“WE ALMOST went out of business several times.” Usually founders don’t talk about their company’s near-death experiences. But Jen-Hsun Huang, the boss of Nvidia, has no reason to be coy. His firm, which develops microprocessors and related software, is on a winning streak. Read more.

Commoditisation of AI, digital forgery and the end of trust: how we can fix it

TLDR; It is becoming widely evident that technology will enable total manipulation of video and audio content, as well as its digital creation from scratch. As a consequence, the meaning of evidence and trust will be critically challenged and pillars of the modern society such as information, justice and democracy will be shaken up and go through a period of crisis… Read more.


Applied AI Workshop

Pre-conference Applied Artificial Intelligence Workshop on April 11, 2018 at The Battery in San Francisco.

The workshop is a unique, immersive Applied AI working session that will deep dive into both theory and hands-on application with experts in Industry. You’ll have access to practical wisdom and methodologies on how to take advantage of AI’s powerful potential.

Last 10 tickets at $199 ($150 off regular ticket) for the Applied AI Digest Reader. Register now with this code: AAI18DigestSpecial


Artificial intelligence key to do ‘more with less’ in securing enterprise cloud services

Security professionals in the enterprise are facing an uphill battle to maintain control of corporate networks. Data breaches and cyberattacks are rampant, sensitive information belonging to both companies and individuals is spilling unchecked into the underbelly of the Internet… Read more.

6 machine learning success stories: An inside look

Fewer technologies are hotter than artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Leading organizations are already harnessing the technology, which mimics the behavior of the human mind, to woo customers and bolster business operations. Read more.

Why Artificial Intelligence Isn’t a Sure Thing to Increase Productivity

As companies adopt artificial intelligence to increase efficiency, are their employees skilled enough to use those technologies effectively? Prithwiraj Choudhury looks to the US Patent and Trademark Office for a case study. Read more.


Exciting Opportunity at the WEF:

Our friends at the World Economic Forum are looking for two rockstars to join their team. If you’re interested in advancing the conversation around AI and helping create policy then check these out:

Project Lead, AI and Machine Learning
Community Specialist

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Applied AI Conference 2017 – Keynote: AI Investment Trends (Nicolai Wadstrom)


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We’re less than a month away!

We’re excited to share with you that Accenture’s Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Paul Daugherty, will be one of our keynote speakers.

Accenture research estimates that AI could lead to an economic boost of US$14 trillion in additional gross value added (GVA) by 2035.

Our impressive line-up this year includes:
– Gilad Lotan, VP – Head of Data Science, BuzzFeed
– Tolga Kurtoglu – Chief Executive Officer, PARC
– Norma Krayem – Sr Policy Advisor & Co-Chair – Cybersecurity and Privacy, Holland & Knight
– Thomas Birr – SVP Innovation & Business Transformation, innogy SE
– Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures

Don’t miss the most exciting conversations in Artificial Intelligence this year!


Applied AI Workshop

BootstrapLabs in partnership with Talio Technology, is thrilled to introduce the APPLIED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WORKSHOP on April 11, 2018 (Pre-conference private workshop).

The workshop is a unique, immersive Applied AI working session that will deep dive into both theory and hands-on application with experts in Industry. You’ll have access to practical wisdom and methodologies on how to take advantage of AI’s powerful potential.


Meet the company trying to merge the human brain and A.I. to predict real-world events

Rather than being fearful of machines rising up against humans, one company is actively trying to merge the two, by combining human intelligence with computer algorithms to predict a whole series of real-world events. Read more.

Is Your Company Ready For AI? Ask Yourself These Nine Questions

With more and more artificial intelligence (AI) solutions emerging each year, it’s safe to say that this technology is here to stay. Statista predicts that the global AI market will be worth more than $10.5 billion by 2020, and forward-thinking businesses continue to incorporate AI into their everyday operations in the form of automation and customer service chatbots. Read more.

Top schools for AI: New study ranks the leading U.S. artificial intelligence grad programs

Artificial intelligence is poised to become one of the most disruptive technologies of the century. A new study of the top graduate programs for artificial intelligence, part of the closely watched U.S. News & World Report rankings, reveals which universities are poised to lead this revolution. Read more.

A Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence?

Fei-fei Li urges that “human centered” artificial intelligence “must be guided by human concerns.” As long as the unholy alliance of tech and business is in charge, without labor at the table, profit will be the only concern. Read more.

The US military wants AI to dream up weird new helicopters

AI can already dream up imaginary celebrities, so perhaps it can help the Army imagine revolutionary new engine parts or aircraft, too. That’s the goal of a new project from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research wing of the US Defense Department. Read more.

China wants to shape the global future of artificial intelligence

China isn’t just investing heavily in AI—its experts aim to set the global standards for the technology as well. Academics, industry researchers, and government experts gathered in Beijing last November to discuss AI policy issues. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

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Aeye: Sr. Electrical Engineer

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Smart Ear: Lead Engineer

Trusted Insight: Django/Python Full Stack Engineer

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

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AAI17 Session Spotlight: AI and Beyond, Evolving Computational Substrates and Methods