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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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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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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

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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:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

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

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


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Clock’s Ticking! AAI18 is Around the Corner

Early bird tickets are gone! We expect to be at capacity with over 800 people working in AI for the one day conference.

We really don’t want you to miss it, so we’re extending you a 30% discount. Use the code AAIBSLcom18 to register.

Industry leaders from organizations like Softbank, Rigetti Computing, CapitalOne, Google, Lyft, Samsung, GE, Bayer, World Economic Forum, Accenture and many more will be speaking about the latest and future impact of AI applications.


Are you working at an Energy Startup?

We’ve partnered with innogy SE to give a limited number of complimentary tickets for startups working to solve our current and future energy needs with AI. Learn more about the opportunity here.


Your next computer could improve with age

Generally, computers slow down as they age. Their processors struggle to handle newer software. Apple even deliberately slows its iPhones as their batteries degrade. But Google researchers have published details of a project that could let a laptop or smartphone learn to do things better and faster over time. Read more.

How (and whether) to implement machine learning in your organization

Machine learning is making substantial impacts on businesses around the world, but many organizations struggle to understand where and when to optimally use ML. To enable successful deployments, businesses must first recognize which problems are most amenable to ML… Read more.

Elon Musk: ‘Mark my words — A.I. is far more dangerous than nukes’

Tesla and SpaceX boss Elon Musk has doubled down on his dire warnings about the danger of artificial intelligence. The billionaire tech entrepreneur called AI more dangerous than nuclear warheads and said there needs to be a regulatory body overseeing the development of super intelligence… Read more.

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

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.

Machine learning or laughing? Amazon’s Alexa is freaking people out with unprovoked chuckle

It’s one thing to believe that Amazon’s Alexa is constantly listening to us, but quite another to worry that she’s laughing at what she hears.Users of Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo and the Dot have reported hearing the tech giant’s ubiquitous voice emit a very real-sounding and unprompted laugh of late. Read more.

Why humans learn faster than AI—for now

In 2013, DeepMind Technologies, then a little-known company, published a groundbreaking paper showing how a neural network could learn to play 1980s video games the way humans do—by looking at the screen. These networks then went on to thrash the best human players. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

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

See more job opportunities.


AAI17 Session Spotlight: Cybersecurity: AI, Friend or Foe?


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Early Bird Tickets Sold Out!

Our early bird tickets have expired, this is your last chance to buy your regular ticket and join us on April 12th, 2018! Check out the latest speakers added to the roster:

Karen Kerr – Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
Johan Gerber – EVP Security & Decision Products, MasterCard
Kevin Hua – Sr. Manager – AI/Data Mining, Bayer
John Absmeier – VP – Smart Machines, Samsung
Jane Macfarlane – CEO & Founder, Seurat Labs
Matt Swanson – Chief Executive Officer, Augment

See Full Speaker Line-up here.

We expect to be at capacity for the conference so don’t miss out and get your tickets now!


Getting Value from Machine Learning Isn’t About Fancier Algorithms — It’s About Making It Easier to Use

Machine learning can drive tangible business value for a wide range of industries — but only if it is actually put to use. Despite the many machine learning discoveries being made by academics, new research papers showing what is possible, and an increasing amount of data available… Read more.

The Analogy of AI and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

TechEmergence’s own Daniel Faggella will be speaking at BootstrapLaps Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference on April 12th, 2018. Leading up to the #AAI18 event, we’ve partnered with BootstrapLabs to spark a conversation around AI in industry by putting together an article about Dan’s recent conversation with Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder and CEO of BootstrapLabs. Read more.

Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones

Google has partnered with the United States Department of Defense to help the agency develop artificial intelligence for analyzing drone footage, a move that set off a firestorm among employees of the technology giant when they learned of Google’s involvement. Read more.

Why retail’s artificial intelligence bet is all wrong

Everyone seems to be “using” artificial intelligence these days. So is retail. Big players like Amazon and Target are pouring huge amounts of resources into machine learning, and many companies sell “Artificial intelligence” tools for the retail industry. There’s just one problem. Read more.

Enterprise Adoption of Artificial Intelligence – When it Does and Doesn’t Make Sense

Chances are you have already been bombarded on social media or in your inbox about all these “revolutionary AI” this and “game-changer AI” that. Vendors of AI technology are often incentivized to make their technology sound more capable than it is – but to hint at more real-world traction than they actually have. Read more.

2017 AI Digest Review

Check out our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Chief Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

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AAI17 Session Spotlight: Keynote – Gaming and VR: Where AI goes to School


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More Speakers Joining the AAI18 Line-up

More speakers will be joining our lineup at the Applied AI Conference 2018, on April 12th in San Francisco:

Carolina Garcia Rizo – Chief Business Officer, Just Biotherapeutics
Nadeem Sheikh – VP Self Driving Programs, Lyft
George Mathew – Chief Executive Officer, Kespry
John Absmeier – VP – Smart Machines, Samsung
Robbie Allen – Chief Executive Officer, Infinia ML
Matt Swanson – Chief Executive Officer, Augment

See Full Speaker Line-up here.

Early bird discount expires next week, don’t miss out!


Inside Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s recommendations team, had come to propose a sweeping new plan for incorporating the latest advances in artificial intelligence into his division. Read more.

Risky AI business: Navigating regulatory and legal dangers to come

Artificial intelligence poses a wide range of hidden and unknown dangers for enterprises deploying the technology. Here’s how to guard against the legal and compliance risks of AI… Read more.

The Democratization of AI Is Putting Powerful Tools in the Hands of Non-Experts

The shortage of qualified data scientists is often highlighted as one of the major handbrakes on the adoption of big data and AI. But a growing number of tools are putting these capabilities in the hands of non-experts, for better and for worse. Read more.

Here’s where the Pentagon wants to invest in artificial intelligence in 2019

From Amazon’s Alexa to self-driving cars, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly improving and promises to soon transform almost every aspect of life. As data, the lifeblood of AI, increasingly becomes both a tool and a vulnerability on today’s battlefield, the Department of Defense is taking notice… Read more.

BlackRock bulks up research into artificial intelligence

BlackRock is setting up a new centre dedicated to research in artificial intelligence, underscoring the heightened interest among asset managers in how machine learning can revolutionise many facets of the investment industry. The world’s biggest investment group, with $6.3tn of assets under… Read more.

2017 AI Digest Review

Check out our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Chief Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

See more job opportunities.


AAI17 Session Spotlight: Keynote – Quantum AI: The Next Frontier


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Announcing the 2018 Applied AI Conference Speaker Line-up

We’re excited to announce that the following speakers will be joining us at the Applied AI Conference 2018, on April 12th in San Francisco:

Kay Firth-Butterfield – Head of AI and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum
Madhav Thattai – COO, Rigetti Computing
Richard Socher – Chief Scientist, Salesforce
Sangeeta Chakraborty – Chief Customer Officer, Ayasdi
Alex Holub – Founder, Vidora
Zachary Hanif – Director – Center for Machine Learning, Capital One

See Full Speaker Line-up here.

The conference is limited to 800 attendees and we usually sell out weeks ahead of our event.


DeepMind’s latest AI transfers its learning to new tasks

Backstory: Most algorithms can be trained in only one domain, and can’t use what’s been learned for one task to perform another, new one. A big hope for AI is to have systems take insights from one setting and apply them elsewhere—what’s called transfer learning. Read more.

As China Marches Forward on A.I., the White House Is Silent

In July, China unveiled a plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence and create an industry worth $150 billion to its economy by 2030. To technologists working on A.I. in the United States, the statement, which was 28 pages long in its English translation, was a direct challenge to America’s lead… Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Just Discovered New Planets

The Kepler space telescope, which launched in 2009, has produced more than 30,000 signals measuring light from stars to search for possible planets in distant parts of the galaxy. Sifting through that and other telescope data, astronomers have found more than 3,500 planets… Read more.

Wise up, deep learning may never create a general purpose AI

AI and deep learning have been subject to a huge amount of hype. In a new paper, Gary Marcus argues there’s been an “irrational exuberance” around deep learning. In August 2015, a number of carefully selected Facebook users in the Bay Area discovered a new feature on Facebook Messenger. Known as M, the service was designed to… Read more.

The Digital Hospital: Mission-Control-Like Command Center At This Hospital Is Taking Healthcare Into The Future

In the 1960s, airports started using air traffic control technology that allowed them to swiftly transition from scheduling a few hundred flights a day to managing thousands. Now, many airports handle millions of passengers every day. Despite the vast complexity of such a logistical challenge… Read more.

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. Read more.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Chief Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

See more job opportunities.


AAI17 Session Spotlight: Fireside Chat with Richard Socher, Chief Scientist – Salesforce


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Few Early Bird Tickets Left

Don’t miss the future of Artificial Intelligence and join us and over 800+ AI Leaders and Experts in San Francisco on April 12th.

If your organization is interested in getting in front of the AI community contact us to learn more about the sponsorship/partnership opportunities.

Few early bird tickets still available, sign up now and save $840.


The UX of AI

As was the case with the mobile revolution, and the web before that, machine learning will cause us to rethink, restructure, and reconsider what’s possible in virtually every experience we build. In the Google UX community… Read more.

Oil and Gas Industry Gets GPU, Deep Learning Injection

Artificial Intelligence systems are going to crash some of our cars, and sometimes they’re going to recommend longer sentences for black Americans than for whites. We know this because they’ve already gone wrong in these ways. Read more.

Natural Language Processing – Current Applications and Future Possibilities

A 2017 Tractica report on the natural language processing (NLP) market estimates the total NLP software, hardware, and services market opportunity to be around $22.3 billion by 2025. The report also forecasts that NLP software solutions leveraging AI will see a market growth from $136 million in 2016 to $5.4 billion by 2025. Read more.

China is rapidly closing the US’s lead in AI research

Every year, hundreds of researchers gather at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) to hear presentations on the latest developments in AI. Increasingly, that means learning about the work of Chinese researchers. Read more.

NCI Announces Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer, New AI Business Unit

NCI Inc. has named Brad Mascho chief artificial intelligence officer, a new position leading a new corporate division focused on AI initiatives and strategy. The new business unit aims to accelerate, automate and augment… Read more.

‘Machines That Think’ predicts the future of artificial intelligence

Movies and other media are full of mixed messages about the risks and rewards of building machines with minds of their own. For every manipulative automaton like Ex Machina’s Ava (SN: 5/16/15, p. 26), there’s a helpful Star Wars droid… Read more.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Software Engineer (Android)

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Chief Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

indus.ai: Product Marketing Director

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AAI17 Session Spotlight: Mårten Mickos, CEO – HackerOne


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The 2017 Applied AI Digest Review is here

Every week the BootstrapLab’s team is happy to share with you the latest in Artificial Intelligence.

To inspire you in 2018, we wanted to share our 2nd Annual Applied AI Digest Review Presentation – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.


The State of Machine Learning in DevOps

DevOps methodologies are increasingly generating large and diverse data sets across the entire application lifecycle — from development, to deployment, to application performance management… Read more.

Don’t Make AI Artificially Stupid in the Name of Transparency

Artificial Intelligence systems are going to crash some of our cars, and sometimes they’re going to recommend longer sentences for black Americans than for whites. We know this because they’ve already gone wrong in these ways. Read more.

Why Tesla’s Autopilot Can’t See a Stopped Firetruck

On Monday, a Tesla Model S slammed into the back of a stopped firetruck on the 405 freeway in Los Angeles County. The driver apparently told the fire department the car was in Autopilot mode at the time. The crash highlighted the shortcomings of the increasingly… Read more.

4 deep learning breakthroughs business leaders should understand

It’s a given that artificial intelligence will change many things in our world in 2018. But with new developments arising at a rapid pace, how can business leaders keep up with the latest AI to improve their performance? Read more.

Andrew Ng officially launches his $175M AI Fund

As the founder of the Google Brain deep learning project and co-founder of Coursera, Andrew Ng was one of the most recognizable names in the machine learning community when he became Baidu’s chief scientist in 2014. Read more.


SOLD OUT: Super Early Bird Tickets

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, said that Artificial Intelligence is “one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It’s more profound than, I don’t know, electricity or fire”.

You can take advantage of the opportunity to learn, connect and collaborate with AI Experts at the Applied AI Conference 2018 in San Francisco on April 12th.

Sign up now at our limited early bird pricing and save $840. Group discounts also available for teams. Contact us for more information.


Job Opportunities:

GetAccept: Digital Marketing Manager

Sibly: Software Engineer (Full-Stack)

Aeye: Optical Engineer

Vidora: Senior Software Engineer – Data Engineering

Smart Ear: Chief Scientist

Trusted Insight: Data Scientist

See more job opportunities.