BootstrapLabs AAI18 Keynote and Fireside Chat – How AI Shapes the Future of Our Energy System

The energy systems of the future will be too complex to be managed by people and this is precisely where AI comes in.

In this Keynote and Fireside Chat, Thomas Birr, Stephen Comello, and Nicolai Wadstrom discuss the impact of Artificial Intelligence on energy systems by activating AI and powering the electrical grids of the future, AI will help to make energy safer, more reliable, and customer service oriented.

Speakers:

  • Thomas Birr, SVP Innovation & Business Transformation, innogy and CEO, innogy Innovation Hub
  • Stephen Comello, Director, Sustainable Energy Initiative, Stanford
  • Nicolai Wadstrom, Founder and CEO, BootstrapLabs

During this session, the speakers discussed the future of our energy system, how production and usage will evolve over time, and how we will leverage AI to manage, predict, and optimize energy.

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • The energy systems of the future will be too complex to be managed by people and this is precisely where AI comes in.
  • By leveraging customer habit data with AI and algorithms, the grid will be able to optimize when/where/how to distribute energy.
  • The future of the grid lies in micro dimension, with multiple micro-grids and connected devices that will self-optimize and make economic decisions without human interaction.

About Thomas Birr:
Thomas is the SVP of Innovation & Business Transformation at innogy SE and CEO of the innogy Innovation Hub, a leading European utility whose mission is to create a future beyond the traditional energy business. He leads innogy’s Innovation Hub, which is now building and co-creating new digital and platform-powered business models in partnership with the world’s most promising start-ups. Thomas is a strong believer that AI will change every industry – including Energy.

About Stephen Comello:
Dr. Comello is the director of the Sustainable Energy Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business and a founding member of the Bits & Watts Initiative within Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy. His work examines the organization of innovation and how technology and policy co-evolve to influence the economic attractiveness of advanced energy solutions.

About Nicolai Wadstrom:
Nicolai is the Founder and CEO of BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley and focused on Applied Artificial Intelligence. Throughout his career he has been very focused on product and technology development within Machine Learning, Big Data, Analytics, Internet, Mobile and Software/Cloud sectors. Prior to BootstrapLabs he was a multiple-time startup CEO and CTO. He has raised capital from Angels, Private Equity, Investment Banks and VC’s. Nicolai is a frequent guest speaker, mentor and judge at Universities and Conferences in the US and Europe.

About BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference: 

The BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference is a yearly conference organized by BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied AI. The annual event brings together over 800 members of the Artificial Intelligence community for a day of incredible speakers and exciting conversations. The community is comprised of founders and executives who are experts in the field of Applied Artificial Intelligence, veteran technologists leading the world’s most innovative organizations, and key partners in the AI ecosystem sharing deep-domain knowledge within specific verticals.

If you would like to attend the BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference 2019, tickets are now available!

BootstrapLabs Presents at US Navy’s HACKtheMACHINE

Seattle, Washington – September 22, 2018 – Ben Levy, Co-Founder of BootstrapLabs was recently invited to present on the state of Applied Artificial Intelligence at HACKtheMACHINE, which was hosted by the Naval Sea Systems Command.

During his keynote, Ben spoke about the State of AI Technology and Tools, where he highlighted why advances in Applied AI are happening now and the impending impacts, opportunities, and challenges that lie ahead for businesses and technologists.

 

 

Ben also shared insights about current investment trends, data projections, and industry milestones that will help carve a path for those hoping to leverage AI’s transformative power.

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The discussion on Applied AI, which was part of the Designers Executive schedule, also included presentations by Mr. Kumar Venkateswar, Product Team Lead at Amazon SageMaker and Mr. Andrew Kim, Public Policy and Government Affairs at Google AI.

HACKtheMACHINE is the US Navy’s premiere digital experience for building a community of practice in maritime security.

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Bootstraplabs To Speak at the innogy Unconference on October 4th

Nicolai Wadstrom, BootstrapLabs Founder and CEO, will be speaking at the innogy UnConference in Berlin on October 4, 2018. At the UnConference, innogy will bring together 350 business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and experts who will explore business opportunities that have the potential to shape the energy systems of the future.

Our partners at innogy believe that “the future sits at the convergence of people and technologies. In bringing together diverse groups in inspiring conversations we will generate new solutions that will allow us to disrupt the status quo and co-create the energy system of tomorrow and beyond.”  Together with Thomas Birr, Head of Innovation at innogy, Nicolai will discuss how Artificial Intelligence will impact the future of global energy systems.

Topics to be discussed at the conference and during Nicolai’s presentation will include:

  • SMART & CONNECTED: At what point will our living and working environments start to govern our lives?
  • DIGITAL DISRUPTION & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Will the digital revolution and artificial intelligence make utilities redundant?
  • HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION: How will machines and systems augment human intelligence
  • CYBER SECURITY: Will tech advancements put energy systems at risk? How can AI technologies help reduce these risks.

More information about the conference can be found on the organizers’ website.

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Announcing The BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference (#AAI19)

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Bringing a Global Community of Experts Together at the Fourth Annual BootstrapLabs Artificial Intelligence Conference

Within the last four years, the BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference has grown to be one of the top Artificial Intelligence events in US. Mentioned by many publications including TechCrunch, Forbes, Fortune, and included by Business Insider as one of the top 20 AI conferences, the prestigious conference has brought together over 2,000 professionals, and is considered by many AI leaders the best forum to learn, network and discover the latest Applied AI technologies.

The one day conference will focus on the latest and future impact of AI applications across a breadth of sectors, including Transportation, Logistic, Healthcare, Energy, FinTech, Future of Work, IoT and Cybersecurity.

The conference will take place at Bespoke SF, and will feature keynotes from Artificial Intelligence leaders who will share practical wisdom and methodologies on how to take advantage of AI’s powerful potential. Past speakers include world class technology leaders like:

  • Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture
  • Steve Carlin, Chief Strategy Officer, SoftBank Robotics America,
  • Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
  • Kay Firth-Butterfield, Head of AI and Machine Learning, World Economic Forum
  • Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
  • Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer, Ayasdi

BootstrapLabs, has been one of the pioneers of investing in Applied AI and the firms believe in the positive impact of Applied AI technologies.

 

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The latest Data, Insights, and Inspiration about Applied AI

Every week the BootstrapLab’s team curates the most interesting and current articles on Artificial Intelligence. Here are our picks for the fourth week of Sept 2018.

Issue 131: AI As Smart As Humans, World’s First Autonomous Tram, and Apple’s Trust Scores

 

When Will We Have Artificial Intelligence As Smart as a Human? Here’s What Experts Think

“Star Wars,” “Her,” and “iRobot.” What do all these movies have in common? The artificial intelligence (AI) depicted in there is crazy-sophisticated. These robots can think creatively, continue learning over time, and maybe even pass for conscious…read more

The World’s First Autonomous Tram Just Launched in Germany

All aboard: On Friday, the autonomous tram trundled along a six-kilometer bit of track around Potsdam, near Berlin. The tram traveled in real traffic but—just to make things a bit more exciting for the press, probably—here was a staged emergency halfway along the route…read more

Apple is Quietly Giving People ‘Trust Scores’ Based on Their Iphone Data

The tech giant, which last month became the first public company to be worth more than $1 trillion (£757bn), said in an update to its privacy policy that the scores would be determined by tracking the calls and emails made on Apple devices…read more

Marketers Use Only 1-3% Of Their Data. Adobe Released An AI Assistant So They’ll Use 100%

Growth marketers currently only use 1-3 percent of their data to make decisions. Adobe’s new tech helps entrepreneurs learn what they didn’t know they didn’t know…read more

In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation

Across the globe, new technologies are transforming the nature of work. Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence are displacing jobs in manufacturing and, increasingly, in the service sector…read more

How Artificial Intelligence is Shaking Up the Job Market

The future of work is usually discussed in theoretical terms. Reports and opinion pieces cover the full spectrum of opinion, from the dystopian landscape that leaves millions unemployed, to new opportunities…read more

LEADERS IN AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference this past April, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions that took place about interesting sectors like FinTech, HealthTech, Media, Energy and more.

Check out our video below on “Applied AI in Healthcare: Deep Impact.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics about AI, check out our YouTube Channel.

Moderator: Dan Faggella – CEO, TechEmergence

Panel Members:
Kevin Hua, Sr. Manager A.I./Machine Learning, Bayer
Carolina Garcia Rizo, Chief Business Officer, Just Biotherapeutics

 

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AI Next Campaign

The advance of technology has evolved the roles of humans and machines in conflict from direct confrontations between humans to engagements mediated by machines… read more

7 Ways to Tell if an AI Company is Lying About Using AI

A few months ago, we spoke about three rules of thumb for assessing companies and trying to figure out if they are really doing AI or just using it for marketing purposes in our How to Cut Through the Artificial Intelligence Hype piece… read more

Artificial intelligence is often overhyped—and here’s why that’s dangerous

AI has huge potential to transform our lives, but the term itself is being abused in very worrying ways, says Zachary Lipton, an assistant professor at Carnegie Mellon University… read more

The devilishly quiet age of AI

The world is in a deceptively quiet period in which some companies and countries are aggressively developing and applying early, rudimentary models of artificial intelligence, but the impact is not visible… read more

Artificial intelligence can transform the economy

After half a century of hype and false starts, artificial intelligence may finally be starting to transform the U.S. economy. An example is machine translation, as we found when analyzing eBay’s deployment in 2014 of an AI-based tool…read more

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference this past April, we’d like to share with you a portion of the highlights and discussions that took place about interesting sectors like FinTech, HealthTech, Media, Energy and more.

Check out our video below on “How AI is Transforming the Media.” If you’re curious and would like to explore more topics about AI, check out our YouTube Channel.

During this session, the panelists discuss AI in FinTech, data privacy and security, interpretability of algorithms and the need for a strong relationship with regulators.

Upcoming Events

Future of ML

This Thursday, discover how machine learning technology is evolving B2C businesses and where the biggest innovations in the space are coming from.

Date and Time: Thursday September 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: The Google Launchpad Space, 543 Howard St., San Francisco, California 94105

Portfolio Updates

 

Cargo Chief Joins Other Industry Leaders Inside AscendTMS So Carriers Can Automatically Match Loads

InMotion Global, Inc. announced today that AscendTMS, the world’s most popular transportation management software (TMS), has integrated Cargo Chief®’s C4 Platform… read more

Nodle.io Raises $1.5M Seed Funding to Bring IoT Cryptocurrency to App Developers

The world is in a deceptively quiet period in which some companies and countries are aggressively Nodle.io, an Internet of Things (IoT) and connectivity network provider, today announced a $1.5 million seed round and the launch of a new cryptocurrency for monetizing IoT connections, applications and data…. read more

 

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The first AI approved to diagnose disease is tackling blindness in rural areas

Diabetes is on the rise globally, and with it, diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of blindness. About one-third of the estimated 285 million people with diabetes worldwide have signs of diabetic retinopathy… read more

Left Unchecked, Artificial Intelligence Can Become Prejudiced All On Its Own

If artificial intelligence were to run the world, it wouldn’t be so bad — it could objectively make decisions on exactly the kinds of things humans tend to screw up. But if we’re gonna hand over the reins to AI, it’s gotta be fair… read more

10 Amazing Examples Of How Deep Learning AI Is Used In Practice

You may have heard about deep learning and felt like it was an area of data science that is incredibly intimidating. How could you possibly get machines to learn like humans?  Here, are 10 examples of how deep learning is used in practice that will help you visualize the potential… read more

The Pentagon is investing $2 billion in artificial intelligence

If North Korea’s dear leader wakes up tomorrow, takes a crazy pill and decides to lob a nuclear missile at the US mainland, there’s a good chance the military will be relying on artificial intelligence to protect us… read more

Don’t Believe the Algorithm

Blind faith in machines (and machine learning) has left us vulnerable to biased and incoherent AI. The solution? A healthy dose of skepticism and human oversight… read more

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our conference, we’d like to share with you a portion of the program that highlights leaders at the intersection of Applied AI and Industry.

During this session, the panelists discuss AI in FinTech, data privacy and security, interpretability of algorithms and the need for a strong relationship with regulators.

Moderator: Ash Fontana, Managing Director, Zetta Venture Partners

Speakers

  • Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer, Ayasdi
  • Shaunak Khire, Co-Founder and CEO, EmmaAI
  • Ashish Bansal, Sr. Director – Data Science, Capital One
  • Xavier Legros, VP – Product Development & Science , Trusted Insight

For more video content like this, please check out our YouTube Channel

Upcoming Events

 

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Tickets for Cybersecurity & AI: Risks and Opportunities are almost gone! If you’re interested in attending, please fill out the form below.

Date and Time: Tuesday September 18, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: The Google Launchpad Space, 543 Howard St., San Francisco, California 94105
Registration: This event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.

Future of ML

Discover how machine learning technology is evolving B2C businesses and where the biggest innovations in the space are coming from.

Date and Time: Tuesday September 20, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: The Google Launchpad Space, 543 Howard St., San Francisco, California 94105

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Forbes 30 Under 30: Luigi Congedo

Luigi Congedo, BootstrapLabs, Venture Capital, Forbes, 30 under 30We are pleased to announce that Luigi Congedo, Principal at BootstrapLabs, has been included in Forbes 2018 list of 30 Under 30 for his contributions to Technology & Venture Capital. In the past four years at BootstrapLabs, Luigi has connected with thousands of start ups in both Silicon Valley, Italy and the world and has focused his work primarily on investments within the Applied Artificial Intelligence space.

At 29, Luigi has proven to be passionate and driven in a space lead by innovators who are changing the world. Luigi shares, “The last few years have been a wonderful experience for me. I have learned so much in Silicon Valley and hope that my work continues to reflect my commitment to excel here.”

 

 

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Artificial Intelligence Nails Predictions of Earthquake Aftershocks

A neural-network analysis outperforms the method scientists typically use to work out where these tremors will strike… read more

Medical Drone Deliveries Tested at North Carolina Hospital

WakeMed Health & Hospitals, a provider of health services in Wake County, N.C., has teamed up with drone delivery company Matternet)… read more

How Artificial Intelligence Estimates Obesity Levels From Google Map Photos

In a recent study, two researchers at the University of Washington used deep learning techniques to estimate obesity levels in 6 US cities… read more

Tesla, Software and Disruption

When Nokia people looked at the first iPhone, they saw a not-great phone with some cool features that they were going to build… read more

AI for Claims Processing and Underwriting in Insurance – A Comparison of 6 Applications

Willis Tower Watson found that $728 million was invested into insurtech companies in Q1 of 2018 across 66 transactions… read more

Leaders in AI

In case you missed our 2018 BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference, we’re sharing this recently released panel conversation with Industry 4.0 experts discussing AI for Industrial and Manufacturing Applications and other relevant use cases. Watch the video below.

Panel: Industrial & Manufacturing AI Applications

Moderator: Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy, Cisco

Speakers: Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures George Matthew, CEO, Kespry Matt Man, Founder, Indus.ai Ramya Ravichandar, Director Product Management, FogHorn Systems Inc

For more video content like this, please check out our YouTube Channel

Upcoming Events

 

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Join us for our next Applied AI Insiders Series event, Cybersecurity & AI: Risks and Opportunities. Tickets are almost sold out so request your invite today.

Event Summary

Date and Time: Tuesday September 18, 2018 | 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: The Google Launchpad Space, 543 Howard St., San Francisco, California 94105
Registration: This event is INVITE ONLY. If you did not receive an invitation you can request one below.

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Panel – Industrial and Manufacturing AI Applications

Human assisted AI is changing industrial and manufacturing – what are the applications and use cases we should pay attention to?

In this panel conversation at BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference, Macario Namie discusses Industry 4.0 with leaders from GE, Kespry, Indus.ai and Foghorn Systems. Discover how AI and human assisted autonomy provide better utility in manufacturing and industrial work flows and why its important.  Learn about new processes in construction, insurance, mining, and off-shore oil drilling that leverage AI and have the potential to lower costs and increase revenue.

Moderator: Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy, Cisco

Speakers:

  • Karen Kerr, Executive Managing Director, GE Ventures
  • George Matthew, CEO, Kespry
  • Matt Man, Founder, Indus.ai
  • Ramya Ravichandar, Director Product Management, FogHorn Systems Inc

During this session, the panelists discussed AI in manufacturing and industrial applications, the need to combine domain expertise with algorithms, and getting actionable insights from your data in real time.

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • For AI to deliver value in industrial applications you really need to have domain expertise and understand the particular workflows of the industry you’re serving.
  • Clients in the industrial space aren’t looking to replace the human component, they’re looking for human-assisted solutions that will augment people with AI.
  • You need to demonstrate how technology will translate into ROI. These companies have been burned in the past by following a technology fad, so you need to show how AI can have an operational impact today.

About Macario Namie:
Macario Namie joined Jasper in 2007 and – after Cisco’s acquisition of Jasper in 2016 – now leads IoT strategy efforts, including ecosystem development, for Cisco. Prior to this role, Macario spent 8 years leading marketing for Jasper, responsible for product marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, and demand generation. Macario brings nearly 20 years in marketing Software-as-a-Service enterprise applications. Prior to Jasper, Macario led Worldwide Product Marketing at WebEx, where he was responsible for solution definition and execution of go-to-market plans for the entire WebEx product portfolio. Macario also held senior roles at ePeople and Lycos and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

About Karen Kerr:
Karen Kerr leads a team focused on making investments and partnerships in the advanced manufacturing ecosystem. Karen comes to GE with two decades of experience in developing technology based businesses and venture investing. Previously she served as Senior Director of New Ventures and Alliances at the University of Southern California (USC) Stevens Center for Innovation. Before joining USC, Karen led business development at Intellectual Ventures, was Managing Director at ARCH Venture Partners, and founded Agile Equities LLC. Karen was named one of LA’s Top Innovators in 2012 by C Suite Quarterly, selected to C200 leading business women in 2004, and selected by Crain’s Chicago Business for its 40 under 40 list of leading business professionals in Chicago. Karen earned a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago and an AB in Chemistry from Bryn Mawr College.

About George Matthew:
George Mathew is the CEO & Chairman of Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform
provider. At Kespry, he focuses on leading the company’s mission to transform how people and businesses capture, use and get value from worksite intelligence. Prior to Kespry, George held senior leadership positions at Alteryx, salesforce.com and SAP. He holds a BS in Neurobiology from Cornell University and an MBA from Duke University, where he was a Fuqua Scholar.

About: Matt Man
Matt Man is the founder of indus.ai, a video analytics and big data product for construction sites. In Matt’s previous life he founded a mobile application development firm GreenOwl Mobile which deployed 45+ smart city apps across 5 countries. He is an experienced SaaS founder who understands the enterprise B2B market. He holds a Masters in Engineering from Stanford, and BASc in Engineer Science from the University of Toronto. He started experimenting with AI during his undergraduate years, where he coded his first neural network to translate sign language.

About Ramya Ravichandar
Ramya heads Product Management at FogHorn. She is seasoned leader in emerging markets, with a track record of creating value. She brings a rare combination of technical expertise in real time analytics, machine learning, AI, and valuable experience in Industrial IOT. Ramya has a PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.

About BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference and Community: 

The BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018 is a yearly conference organized by BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied AI. The annual event brings together over 800 members of the Artificial Intelligence community for a day of incredible speakers and exciting conversations. The community is comprised of founders and executives who are experts in the field of applied artificial intelligence, veteran technologists leading the world’s most innovative organizations and key partners in the AI ecosphere sharing deep-domain knowledge within specific verticals.

Over the next several weeks we’ll be releasing the videos from the sessions from the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference 2018. The yearly conference organized by BootstrapLabs, a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Applied AI, that brings together over 800 members of the Artificial Intelligence community for a day of incredible speakers and exciting conversations.