BootstrapLabs Speaks at GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas

San Francisco, CA, September 13, 2017 – BootstrapLabs co-founder Ben Levy participated in the GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas in San Francisco this past September, speaking on the Adventures in Applied AI: Practical Use Cases Panel, as well judging AI and IoT startup ideas in the 4YFN Americas Awards pitch competition.

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Ben shared his expertise in Applied AI investment use cases, relevant across a range of industries, and global entrepreneurship and innovation strategies. He spoke on the panel alongside Kinuko Masaki, CEO & Founder of SmartEar (a BootstrapLabs portfolio company); Mark Sherman, Managing Director of Telstra Ventures, and Liesl Yearsley, a private researcher.

The panel was moderated by TechEmergence CEO Dan Faggella. The 4YFN Americas Awards jury was made up of other mobile entrepreneurship leaders from GE Digital, XSeed Capital, Verizon Ventures, and more.

The Mobile World Congress Americas focuses on the latest advancements in mobile technology products and business best practices. Participants in the event represented a wide range of disciplines and organizations across the Americas and the world, including executives from the largest and most influential mobile operators, software companies, device makers, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as government delegations.

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Announcing the Applied AI Conference 2017

BootstrapLabs is pleased to announce the return of the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference in San Francisco on May 11, 2017.

After the incredible success of last year’s Applied AI Conference, we have expanded into a new venue and this year’s conference will be 2x bigger. There are only a few tickets left – don’t miss out – register now at this link.

Discover the latest innovation in Artificial Intelligence, and see why everyone is talking about AI today:

 

This year’s conference is focused on practical applications and the current commercialization of AI technologies across industries such as Transportation & Logistics, Internet of Things (IoT), Future of Work (FoW), Financial Technologies (FinTech), Cybersecurity, and Healthcare Technologies (HealthTech).

The 2017 conference agenda will provide insights into the present and future impact of AI on your organization, as well as in your daily life. It will also feature concrete ways, tools, and methods to prepare, organize, and tap AI’s transformative power. As active early stage investors in Applied AI, BootstrapLabs will provide an overview of the investment and consolidation landscape at the conference.

Meet our world-class speakers for this year’s conference:
  • Amir Khosrowshahi, CTO AI Products Group, Intel
  • Lanny Cohen, Group Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini
  • Jack Clark, Strategy & Communications Director, OpenAI
  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Mårten Mickos, CEO, HackerOne
  • Hema Raghavan, Head of Growth Relevance, LinkedIn
  • Angie Moody, VP Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa
  • Danny Lange, VP of AI and Machine Learning, Unity Technologies
  • Nicolai Wadstrom, CEO and Founder, BootstrapLabs

Full speakers list at this link.

Announcing the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution

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BootstrapLabs is thrilled to announce the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution.

Event Summary:

  • Date and Time: Thu, April 13, 2017 | 5:45pm to 8:30pm
  • Location: 44 Tehama St
  • Registration at this link.

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.

Manufacturing robots, unmanned vehicles for transportation, warehouses drones as well as space exploration and environmental monitoring empowered by new architectures for distributed computing and intelligent systems are the initial signals of the next generation of industrial systems.

The power of AI will ultimately empower humans to work closely with robots, and bring us to the new age of collaborative systems that can operate side by side with humans.

 

Speakers:

 

Ben Levy, Co-Founder, BootstrapLabs

Joshua Bloom, CTO, Wise.io (Acquired by GE Digital)

George Mathew, CEO and Chairman, Kespry

Ruban Phukan, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, DataRPM

Eduardo Torres Jara, Founder, Robot Rebuilt

 

Learn more about the Agenda at this link.

Special Opportunity

Attendees of the Applied Artificial Intelligence in the New Industrial Revolution will receive a special discount for the Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017.

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BootstrapLabs Founders at the UN with the Top World Luminaries in AI

New York, NY, April 2, 2017 – In April, BootstrapLabs founders Nicolai Wadstrom and Ben Levy were invited to the United Nations Headquarters, overlooking New York’s East River, for a private and exclusive roundtable dinner with 70 of the best minds in artificial intelligence.

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Ben reported on Facebook:
“The world is preparing for what is to come! We are talking 10x the economical impact of the industrial revolution (approx. $14 Trillion vs. $1 Trillion) in 1/5 of the time!!! Humbled to have our firm BootstrapLabs be recognized among the top leaders in the space for its work supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in #AI and sharing its knowledge openly around the world.

Very excited to be sharing these incredible moments with my partner Nicolai Wadstrom, and my brother Patrick L Rosenthal who, with his company Emoshape – Emotion Synthesis, is making significant contribution to the future of AI. BootstrapLabs is pleased to extend a big THANK YOU to Mark D Minevich and Comtrade, without whom this gathering would not have been possible.”

The event brought together AI chiefs from Facebook, Google, IBM, Airbnb, and Samsung, among other leaders in the space. For more information, check out this write-up in Newsweek.

The UN has been active in exploring the impending impact of AI through its International Telecommunication Union (ITU) agency, and hosted a global AI Summit in Geneva this past summer.

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BootstrapLabs Talks AI at Law Firm K&L Gates

Pittsburg, PA, March 16, 2017 – This past March, BootstrapLabs co-founder Ben Levy spoke at the headquarters of international law firm K&L Gates for their AI event, The Artificial Intelligence Gateway For the Investment and Business Community.

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Ben’s presentation was focused on the current investment landscape for AI applications across key global business sectors, including the effects of AI on legal practice in business. The event also featured speakers Howie Choset, CTO for the ARM Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and Michael Wagner, CEO and co-founder of Edge Case Research.

The K&L Gates AI Initiative assists business clients in capitalizing on the most recent advancements in AI technology and best practices surrounding its investment and application. The launch of the AI initiative follows the firm’s announcement earlier this month of a $10 million gift to Carnegie Mellon University for the establishment of the “K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies,” to study the ethical issues posed by artificial intelligence. Partners from the firm later spoke at BootstrapLabs’ Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2017 in May.

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BootstrapLabs at the AI By The Bay Conference

San Francisco, March 5, 2017 – Our co-founder Ben Levy spoke on the AI Venture Capital Panel at the AI By The Bay Conference on March 5th in San Francisco.

Ben shared BootstrapLabs’ vision about where and why to invest in early stage AI startups, as well as insights on AI talent wars and other challenges of being a founder today. You can watch the panel here. Ben spoke alongside:

  • Bradford Cross, Founding Partner, DCVC
  • Jake Flomenberg, Partner, Accel
  • Adam Kell, Partner, Comet Labs
  • Jean Xin. Partner, DCVC

The AI By The Bay Conference is an immersive three-day conference of AI learning and networking, ranging from drilled down technical knowledge sharing to overarching strategy, and focuses on both startup and enterprise contexts.

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At Sundar Pichai’s Google, AI Is Everything And Everywhere

We think of the Assistant as of an evolution of Google search,” says John Giannandrea, who, as senior VP of search, research, and machine intelligence is responsible for the technologies that power both Google search in its classic form and the Assistant. Read more.

Artificial intelligence, human brain to merge in 2030s, says futurist Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil, Google’s director of engineering and a noted futurist and inventor, envisions a more co-operative future. He says the human brain will soon merge with computer networks to form a hybrid artificial intelligence. Read more.

The Value of Artificial Intelligence

How rapidly are the market demand and opportunity for AI growing?
In a recent report, IDC forecasts that adoption of cognitive systems and artificial intelligence (AI) across a broad range of industries will drive global revenues from nearly $8.0 billion in 2016 to more… read more.

Advancing our ambition to democratize artificial intelligence

Today, we’re excited to announce a new partnership with OpenAI focused on making significant contributions to advance the field of AI, while also furthering our mutual goal of using AI to tackle some of the world’s most challenging problems. Read more.

What Artificial Intelligence Can and Can’t Do Right Now

Many executives ask me what artificial intelligence can do. They want to know how it will disrupt their industry and how they can use it to reinvent their own companies. Read more.

Over 10 Million Self-Driving Cars to Be on the Road by 2020

Brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Tesla have released, or are about to roll out, cars equipped with some level of autonomy. Even tech companies, such as Google, are working toward putting their own self-driving cars on the road. Read more.

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New Research Center to Explore Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

The ethics center, called the K&L Gates Endowment for Ethics and Computational Technologies, is being established at a time of growing international concern about the impact of A.I. technologies. Read more.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Redefine Management

Many alarms have sounded on the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to upend the workforce, especially for easy-to-automate jobs. But managers at all levels will have to adapt to the world of smart machines. Read more.

‘STARCRAFT II’ WILL SOON BE USED AS TRAINING GROUNDS FOR ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

On Friday during the BlizzCon 2016 opening keynote, Blizzard revealed that it teamed up with Google to provide an application programming interface (API) for DeepMind to be used in StarCraft II. Read more.

The New World Of Artificially Intelligent Security

Let’s just say in 2016, when you work with startups; you hear the term AI / Artificial Intelligence thrown around a lot. It’s this season’s hottest buzzword. Got a cool new App? Yes, it’s got AI inside. Read more.

Uber is rolling out a big redesign powered by machine learning

The new Uber app features an interface its 40 million monthly riders worldwide will recognize, at least for the most part. You can request a ride just like always, but the app uses machine learning to better understand your routines. Read more.

How AI (Artificial Intelligence) Creates A Better Customer Service Experience

A year ago I wrote that I had seen the future. I had attended the IBM Insights conference in Las Vegas, an entire conference devoted to the Internet of Things, analytics, cognitive marketing and related topics. Read more.

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Forrester Predicts Investment In Artificial Intelligence Will Grow 300% in 2017

Insights matter. Businesses that use artificial intelligence (AI), big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to uncover new business insights “will steal $1.2 trillion per annum from their less informed peers by 2020. Read more.

When Will Robots Take All the Jobs?

There isn’t much evidence from today’s statistics that human workers are on the verge of a historic shift. But just wait until the next recession. Read more.

MIT use state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms to learn how haunted faces, houses, or toxic cities look like. Then, we apply the learnt style to famous landmarks and present you: AI-powered horror all over the world! Read more.

Today`s Artificial Intelligence Does Not Justify Basic Income

Not a day goes by when we do not hear about the threat of AI taking over the jobs of everyone from truck drivers to accountants to radiologists. Read more

3 challenges for artificial intelligence in medicine

Why is the world’s most advanced AI used for cat videos, but not to help us live longer and healthier lives? Read more.

45 Artificial Intelligence Startups Targeting Retail In One Infographic

Investors poured a record high $1.05B into artificial intelligence startups in Q2’16, and AI is already affecting more areas of our lives than many people realize. Even retail and e-commerce companies are increasingly integrating the technology. Read more.

 

 

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What Do People — Not Techies, Not Companies — Think About Artificial Intelligence?

In 1942 the author and professor Isaac Asimov introduced his Three Laws of Robotics, one of the most well-known attempts to establish workable rules integrating artificial intelligence, read more …

Cloud Security, AI, IoT Make List Of Hot Technologies For 2017

Those enterprises and IT departments that believe they are maintaining a more secure environment on-premises than the public cloud provides are a dying breed, according to the latest round of predictions from Nucleus Research. Read more.

Microsoft researchers reach human parity in conversational speech recognition

Microsoft has made a major breakthrough in speech recognition, creating a technology that recognizes the words in a conversation as well as a person does. Read more.

As Artificial Intelligence Evolves, So Does Its Criminal Potential

Imagine receiving a phone call from your aging mother seeking your help because she has forgotten her banking password.

Except it’s not your mother. The voice on the other end of the phone call just sounds deceptively like her. Read more.

This Online Education Firm Is Offering an Artificial Intelligence Training Program

Research firm Markets and Markets estimates the AI market will grow to more than $5 billion by 2020, given the rising adoption of AI across these industries. Read more.


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