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Why Cortana’s new boss is obsessed with artificial intelligence

The new Microsoft AI and Research Group will be led by computer vision pioneer and executive vice president Harry Shum, whose 20-year Microsoft career involves leading read more…

Why deep learning is suddenly changing your life

Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and will soon transform corporate America. Read more.

Samsung to Acquire Viv

The deal showcases Samsung’s commitment to virtual personal assistants and is part of the company’s broader vision to deliver an AI-based open ecosystem across all of its devices and services. Read more.

How artificial intelligence is changing online retail forever

Artificial intelligence is all around us, from searching on Google to what news you see on social media to using Siri. Read more.

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak

NVIDIA has delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to OpenAI. The supercomputer has a whopping 170 teraflops of computing power—equivalent to 250 conventional servers. Read more.

MIT Open course on AI

This course introduces students to the basic knowledge representation, problem solving, and learning methods of artificial intelligence. Learn more.

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How to Steal an AI

IN THE BURGEONING field of computer science known as machine learning, engineers often refer to the artificial intelligences they create as “black box” systems: read more.

Google is making its assistant ‘conversational’ in two new ways

Today Google is announcing a “Google Assistant” that essentially performs the same tasks as other Google interfaces do, but in a conversational mode. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence: Growth, Opportunities and Threats

We are in the middle of a technological revolution. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to fundamentally transform the world around us… Read more.

Join us at AI World Conference 2016 in San Francisco!

Ben Levy, BootstrapLabs’ Co-Founder will be on stage moderating the “AI: Innovation in the Enterprise” panel with:

  • Bill Loconzolo, Vice President, Data Engineering, Intuit
  • Donald Thompson, Founder, President & Chief Operating Officer, MAANA
  • Jordi Torras Founder & CEO, Inbenta

Learn more at http://aiworldexpo.com/

Microsoft expands AI efforts with creation of new Research Group

The new group will be led by computer vision luminary Harry Shum, a 20-year Microsoft veteran whose career has spanned leadership roles across Microsoft Research and Bing engineering. Read more.

Industry leaders establish partnership on AI best pratices

Amazon, Google, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft last week announced that they will create a non-profit organization that will work to advance public understanding of AI technologies and formulate best practices on the challenges and opportunities within the field. Read more.

Artificial intelligence: Disruption era begins

Artificial intelligence software solutions will likely be the top disruptor in technology in the next decade, like smartphones and the cloud. Read more.

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Investing in AI offers more rewards than risks

By 2018, robots will supervise more than 3 million human workers; by 2020, smart machines will be a top investment priority for more than 30 percent of CIOs. Read more.

The Next Wave of Deep Learning Applications

In the last two weeks alone we have seen research that breaks new ground in each of the following domains via neural networks and advanced machine learning frameworks. Read more.

Ten Myths About Machine Learning

Machine learning used to take place behind the scenes: Amazon mined your clicks and purchases for recommendations, Google mined your searches for ad placement, and Facebook mined your social network to choose which posts to show you. Read more.

Artificial Intelligence Software Is Booming. But Why Now?

It’s all very exciting, the way great possibilities are, and clearly full of great buzzwords and slogans. But will other companies see any value in all this or understand if A.I. has value for them? Read more.

Air freights, drones, and the Internet of Things: what is the future of the supply chain?

Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the global supply chain hasn’t really changed all that much. Products are made from raw materials in factories, shipped off somewhere else (either by land or sea), stored in a warehouse, and then distributed to retailers. Read more.

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Applied AI Digest Review 2016

See the most impactful artificial intelligence news of 2016.

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Job Automation Predictions from 2016 Silicon Valley Survey

This article was originally published on http://techemergence.com/ and it`s the result of a collaboration between BootstrapLabs and Techemergence.


Job automation predictions from an individual expert typically draw from years of academic research experience, or time “in the trenches” of industry. With growing interest and speculation on the job market of the next decade, we set out to garner a perspective as to what Silicon Valley thinks about the possibilities of automations in various business tasks.

We wanted to know – what work functions have the most potential for near-term automation?

In the infographics and article below, we explore the survey responses from nearly 80 Bay Area investors, founders, and tech folks – on which business functions have the greatest potential for automation today, and in the coming five years ahead.

Together with San Fransisco-based venture firm BootstrapLabs, we designed a simple survey that was handed out during their “Autonomous Corporation” event in November 2016. Below are the responses to this survey, and our interpretations and gleaned ideas:

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Automation Predictions – Current

It is interesting to note all three groups of respondents considered business intelligence to be the business function with the most current automation potential.

Similarly, investors, founders, and “other” respondents were also unanimous in ranking human resources as the business function with the least current automation potential. It seems plausible that job automation in the HR department is less likely than the BI department, and that the predictions of our respondents would reflect this.

A uniform response for “highs” and “lows” was not expected, and seems to signal that there is strong shared sentiment around those two particular business functions.

While there seemed to be relative consensus around business intelligence, human resources, and marketing, other business functions – such as security and finance – didn’t have the same uniform optimism or pessimism across respondent groups.

Automation Predictions – 5 Years Out

It seemed highly unlikely from the outset, but one major trend resounded from the “Current” survey section to the responses in the “5 Year Future” section: Business intelligence again ranked highest amongst all options by all three groups, and human resources again ranked dead last for all three groups as well.

Based on the survey size (78 respondents, about one third investors, one third founders, one third “other”), this is by no means conclusive. There are no “conclusive” predictions in the first place (good startup idea though, someone should work on that). Rather, this seems

Manufacturing stands out as a major outlier from “current” to “5 years out.” Ranked among the lowest areas of current automation, manufacturing jumped ahead to nearly overtake business intelligence for the area of most optimism in the coming five years. It is possible that this is due to the heavier hard-cost investment of industrial manufacturing processes as compared to domains like business intelligence, marketing, of finance – where “automation” never has to reach it’s robot arms into the real world.

It is interesting to note that the current industry trends in funding AI and machine learning doesn’t seem to provide much evidence for heavy investment in manufacturing, so we might presume that the optimism of the investors and founders in the crowd spawned from another source.

Read more at: http://techemergence.com/job-automation-predictions-silicon-valley-survey/

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Introducing Salesforce Einstein – AI for Everyone

Powered by advanced ML, deep learning, predictive analytics, natural language processing and smart data discovery, Einstein’s models will be automatically customized for every single customer, and it will … read more.

Angel.ai, a company that builds chat bots, acqui-hired by Amazon

The e-commerce giant confirmed that Angel.ai co-founder and CEO Navid Hadzaad has joined the company. “I can confirm that Navid started at Amazon, and that his first day was yesterday. Read more.

Infographic: The bot platform ecosystem

Behind the recent bot boom are big improvements in artificial intelligence and the rise of ubiquitous messaging services. In the graphic below, I’ve listed some of the most important AI.. read more.

Need Some AI? Yeah, There’s a Marketplace for That

It’s a legitimate worry. Elon Musk and Sam Altman are worried about the same thing. That’s why they created a startup called OpenAI. Read more.

Google acquires natural language understanding startup Api.ai

Google today said that it has acquired API.ai, a startup with tools for speech recognition and natural language understanding. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read more.

 

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The Autonomous Corporation presented by BootstrapLabs

Thank you to the Autonomous Corporation attendees!

 

We hope that you found the conference informative and enjoyed the networking during the event.

Seeing all of you hanging out until the end of the event made our team proud of their work and strongly encouraged us to keep working hard evangelizing AI around the world.

 

At BootstrapLabs, we believe that innovation and progress will happen at an accelerated pace in all corners of the globe, and that bringing people together around their shared passion for AI will drive positive impact in our world!

 

As many of you have been asking, we would like to officially announce that we have started working on next year’s Applied AI Conference 2017 (Check out the Applied AI Conference 2016 here) and will soon share more information about date, location and speakers line-up.

 

Below you can find some social media posts about the Autonomous Corporation event:

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Announcing The Autonomous Corporation

The Autonomous Corporation

We stand in front of the 4th and largest wave of the industrial revolution, powered by AI and Data. This is the biggest opportunity so far for innovation and entrepreneurship, and every single industry will be disrupted and redefined by companies that are not yet even born.

With the AI market projected to grow over 20 fold in the next 10 years to $3Tn annually, we believe Applied Artificial Intelligence represents one of the major wealth creation opportunities of this century.

Any system that is not learning will soon die, and applying AI to new or existing systems will extend and accelerate societal improvement.

AI-driven systems will soon be able to build better, more efficient products that scale and solve problems in ways that have not been possible before. While everyone is talking about Autonomous Vehicles, we want to talk to you about the Autonomous Corporation, where most actions will be automated, decisions autonomously taken and where outcome will be learned from to continuously improve results. We are moving away from the world of Automated Systems and stepping into a world of Autonomous Systems.

 

The power of AI is about leveraging technology and big data, automating repetitive mechanical tasks, capturing more data from the real world, and ultimately empowering humans with actionable intelligence, rather than replacing them, and finally changing our world for the better!

Join us @ BootstrapLabs HQ for an exciting evening with the leaders of the Autonomous Revolution!

Space is very limited and we expect to reach full capacity quickly.

AGENDA

17:45 – 18:15: Registration
18:20 – 18:25: Welcome message
18:20 – 19:00: “The Autonomous Corporation” Keynote and Fireside Chat

  • Dr. Danny B. Lange, Head of Machine Learning at Uber
  • Ben Levy, Co-Founder at BootstrapLabs

19:00 – 20:00: “Enabling The Autonomous Corporation: AI Founders Insights”

  • Sabrina N. Atienza, Founder at Qurious.io
  • Alex Holub, Co-Founder at Vidora
  • Cathrine Andersen, Co-Founder at Roger.ai

20:00 – 20:30: “Drinks & Networking”


Meet speakers and companies presenting:

 

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Keynote: Dr. Danny B. Lange, Head of Machine Learning at Uber
Moderator: Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs

19:00 “Enabling The Autonomous Corporation: AI Founders Insights”

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Sabrina N. Atienza, Founder at Qurious.io

Alex Holub, Co-Founder at Vidora

Cathrine Andersen, Co-Founder at Roger.ai

See you on November 15th!

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