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Artificial Intelligence Is Now a Pentagon Priority. Will Silicon Valley Help?

In a May memo to President Trump, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis implored him to create a national strategy for artificial intelligence. Mr. Mattis argued that the US was not keeping pace with the ambitious plans of China… read more

AI is helping find lead pipes in Flint, Michigan

The algorithm is saving about $10 million as part of an effort to replace the city’s water infrastructure… read more

The International 2018: Results

OpenAI Five lost two games against top Dota 2 players at The International in Vancouver this week, maintaining a good chance of winning for the first 20-35 minutes of both games… read more

AI Can Manipulate Video to Make Everybody Dance Now

In a paper posted to the arXiv preprint server this week, researchers at the University of California Berkeley demonstrate how they designed AI that, given video of an expert dancer and an amateur, can transfer the moves… read more

Facial recognition edges toward the mainstream

Companies are planning to use facial scans to identify you in stores, restaurants, and sports arenas, and tag you for specialized ads and custom coupons — widening the potential for privacy breaches… read more

Upcoming Events

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BootstrapLabs is excited to announce our next Applied AI Insiders Series event, Cybersecurity & AI: Risks and Opportunities

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.

Future of ML

Vidora & BootstrapLabs Invite You To: The Future of Machine Learning in Business

Event Summary

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
Registration: Use early bird access code: FutureofML 5$ ticket price below!

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Announcing the BootstrapLabs Applied AI Insiders Series | Cybersecurity and AI: Risks and Opportunities

BootstrapLabs is excited to announce our next Applied AI Insiders Series event, Cybersecurity & AI: Risks and Opportunities

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.

Event Description

Event Topic: Cybersecurity and AI – Risks and Opportunities

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 $3 Trillion annually, we believe Applied Artificial Intelligence represents one of the major wealth creation opportunities of this century.

US organizations will soon be spending over $100 billion per year in cybersecurity, a number that is expected to grow significantly given the massive adoption of cloud computing, the number of connected devices, and the increase in cybercrime activities. While cybersecurity startups have raised ~ $4.2 billion in VC funding, the need for data privacy and protection grows. As does the need for secure intelligent communication networks, fast reliable authentication, fail-safe and redundancy planning, and certified/established regulatory systems. The future of cybersecurity offers many risks, but also business opportunities enabled by applying artificial intelligence to protect people, operations, organizations, and nation states. Join us for an evening of multi-dimensional discussion related to the intersection of AI and Cybersecurity.

SPEAKER BIOS:

John Apostolopoulos, VP & CTO for Enterprise Networking Business CISCO 

John Apostolopoulos is VP/CTO of Cisco’s Enterprise Networking Business (Cisco’s largest business) where he drives the technology and architecture direction in strategic areas for the business.  This covers the broad Cisco portfolio including Intent-Based Networking (IBN), Internet of Things (IoT), wireless (ranging from Wi-Fi to emerging 5G), application-aware networking, multimedia networking, indoor-location-based services, connected car, machine learning and AI applied to the aforementioned areas, and deep learning for visual analytics.

Previously, John was Lab Director for the Mobile & Immersive Experience Lab at HP Labs.  The MIX Lab conducted research on novel mobile devices and sensing, mobile client/cloud multimedia computing, immersive environments, video & audio signal processing, computer vision & graphics, multimedia networking, glasses-free 3D, next-generation plastic displays, wireless, and user experience design.

Erin Kenneally, Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security

Erin Kenneally is currently serving out her role as Program Manager in the Cyber Security Division for the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. Her portfolio comprises cybersecurity research infrastructure, privacy, cyber risk economics, and technology ethics. She manages the IMPACT (Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk and Trust), CYRIE (Cyber Risk Economics), and Data Privacy programs. Kenneally is Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc., and served as Technology-Law Specialist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Center for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR) at the University of California, San Diego. Erin is a licensed Attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology, data protection, artificial intelligence ethics and legal risk, trusted information sharing, technology policy, cybercrime, data ethics, and emergent IT legal risks. She holds Juris Doctorate and Masters of Forensic Sciences degrees and is a graduate of Syracuse University and The George Washington University.

Chris Calvert, Co-Founder & VP Product Strategy at Respond Software

Chris has over 30 years’ experience in information security. He led the build for eight Fortune-50 SOCs and created the blueprint deployed by the ArcSight solutions team at over 45 security operations centers. He has served as HP’s WW Director of Solutions Innovation, CEO of Laconic Security, Director of Services for Cybertrust, and Manager of Security Intelligence and Operations for IBM’s MSS. Chris also spent 14 years in the National Defense and Intelligence community in the field of Information Operations and 10 years in the U.S. Army in Military Intelligence and Special Forces. Today, Chris is Co-Founder and VP of Product Strategy at Respond Software, inventors of the exclusive Self-Driving SOC.

 

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Keynote and Fireside Chat – Autonomous Vehicles for Fleet-Based, On-Demand Mobility

During our annual 2018  BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference, Evangelos Simoudis, Founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, explores the future of mobility with industry leaders John Absmeier, Head of Autonomous Mobility from Samsung and Nadeem Sheikh, VP of Self Driving Programs from Lyft.

During this session, the speakers discussed the impact of autonomous driving long term, the steps required to make autonomous driving successful and all the challenges we’re still facing to adopt this technology

APPLIED AI INSIDERS SERIES EVENT

BootstrapLabs is excited to announce our next Applied AI Insiders Series event on Cybersecurity & AI: Risks and Opportunities

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Event Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Event Description: 
US organization are expected to spend over $100 billion per year in cybersecurity, a number that is projected to grow significantly given the massive adoption of cloud, the number of connected devices, and increasing cyber-crimes activities. While cybersecurity startups brought in around $4.2 billion in VC funding — breaking a 2015 high, even with a similar number of deals compared to the previous two years, the need for data privacy and protection grows. So does the need for secure and intelligent communication networks, reliable and fast authentication, fail safe and redundancy planning and certified and established regulatory systems. The future of cybersecurity offers many risks, but also business opportunities enabled by applying artificial intelligence to protect people, operations, organization and nation states. Join us for the evening where we will deep dive into the different dimension related to the intersection of AI and cybersecurity.

Artificial intelligence ‘did not miss a single urgent case’

A study by Moorfields Eye Hospital in London and the Google company DeepMind found that a machine could learn to read complex eye scans and detect more than 50 eye conditions.

Doctors hope artificial intelligence could soon play a major role in helping to identify patients who need urgent treatment….read more

Amazon Alexa completes its tie-up with Microsoft Cortana

Users of Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana can now access features of the other’s virtual assistant, the companies announced Wednesday.

The integration gives Alexa and Cortana greater powers as they compete with Apple’s Siri and Alphabet’s Google Assistant… read more

Artificial Intelligence Still Isn’t All That Smart

In the business world, machine learning often goes by the annoying moniker of “artificial intelligence.” That science-fiction buzzword evokes visions of godlike sentient computers, when in fact, the product is much closer to a statistical regression… read more

Innovations in Finance with
Machine Learning, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

Bigger data and more intelligent algorithms are being processed and analyzed faster in an API-enabled, open source environment. J.P. Morganis committed to understanding how this technology-driven landscape could differentiate your stock, sector, portfolio, and asset class strategies… read more

How to Automate Surveillance Easily with Deep Learning

This article is a quick tutorial for implementing a surveillance system using Object Detection based on Deep Learning. It also compares the performance of different Object Detection models using GPU multiprocessing for inference, on Pedestrian Detection… read more

Portfolio Update

Indus.ai raises $3.7 mln in round led by Pierre Omidyar’s UP2398

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, July 23, 2018: indus.ai, the world’s most advanced construction intelligence-as-a-service solution, announced today their $3.7 million (USD) Seed Round of financing led by Pierre Omidyar’s UP2398. The new round of funding will be used to accelerate product development & engineering, marketing, and sales… read more

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Keynote and Fireside Chat – Autonomous Vehicles for Fleet-Based, On-Demand Mobility

The goal of autonomous mobility is to impact communities by creating safer and less congested cities but there technological limitations business must overcome before this future becomes reality. Learn how some of the industry’s leading minds prioritize infrastructure, public safety, compute and AI.

At BootstrapLabs Applied Artificial Intelligence 2018 Conference, Evangelos Simoudis, Founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, explores the future of mobility with industry leaders John Absmeier, Head of Autonomous Mobility from Samsung and Nadeem Sheikh, VP of Self Driving Programs from Lyft.

Speakers:

  • Evangelos Simoudis, Founder and Managing Director, Synapse Partners
  • John Absmeier, Head of Autonomous Mobility, Samsung
  • Nadeem Sheikh, VP of Self Driving Programs, Lyft

If you want to check out the slides used by the speaker follow this link.

During this session, the speakers discussed the impact of autonomous driving long term, the steps required to make autonomous driving successful and all the challenges we’re still facing to adopt this technology

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • The biggest impact autonomous driving will have long term isn’t in business, but safety.
  • Processes, standards, education and better computation power are all necessary to make autonomous driving a reality.
  • Sensors capabilities with higher resolution and speed of data are some of the challenges we need to address; humans still have a better response time in some autonomous driving scenarios because of this.

About Evangelos Simoudis:
Evangelos is the co-founder and managing director of Synapse Partners, a firm that invests in early-stage companies developing applications that combine AI with Big Data. He is an author, a member of numerous advisory boards, and has more than 20 years experience working in various high-tech industries. Evangelos earned a Ph.D. in computer science from Brandeis University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Caltech.

About John Absmeier:
John Absmeier is the SVP of the Autonomous/ADAS strategic business unit and VP of Smart Machines for HARMAN and Samsung. Absmeier is a self-proclaimed geek, gearhead and jarhead with 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He founded Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley and led the team to develop Delphi’s autonomous vehicle platform. Absmeier has a BSME from Purdue University, MSME from UC Berkeley, and executive MBAs from UC Berkeley,, University of Michigan, and Thunderbird.

About Nadeem Sheikh:
Nadeem is the VP of Self-Driving Vehicle Programs at Lyft, where he is responsible for Lyft’s roadmap for scaling self-driving technology. Prior to Lyft, Nadeem was part of the executive team at Opower, an energy-focused software company which went public in 2014. Nadeem was a consultant at McKinsey, where he worked in the Automotive sector and helped found the Sustainability Practice. He earned his MBA from UC Berkeley and his BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

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AAI18 Opening Keynote | Human + Machine : Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

During our annual Artificial Intelligence Conference, Paul Daugherty presented the opening keynote speech which shared ideas for reimagining the Future of Work using Applied AI. Mr. Daugherty highlighted AI as the alpha trend in technology and communicated the importance of labor distribution amongst humans and our machine counterparts. While he identified opportunities for businesses to prepare for the impact of artificial intelligence, he also addressed new approaches to work utilizing collaborative intelligence that will inevitably shape our future in astounding ways. To gain insight into his vision, watch Mr. Daugherty’s full conference presentation below.

Paul Daugherty is the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Accenture and leads the company’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group.

Collaborative Intelligence: Humans and AI Are Joining Forces

Artificial intelligence is becoming good at many “human” jobs—diagnosing disease, translating languages, providing customer service—and it’s improving fast…read more

11 Ways AI Can Be Used By The Government

There is much debate surrounding artificial intelligence and how it should be used in multiple settings. Recently, even members of Congress weighed in on what they believe AI would and would not be useful for… read more

Confronting Demons of the Computer Age

In a shift that is roiling typically cocooned computer scientists, some researchers — uneasy in part about the role of technology in the 2016 election — are urging colleagues to determine and mitigate the societal impact of their peer-reviewed work before it’s published… read more

The State of AI Applications in Healthcare – An Overview of Trends

The healthcare industry has for a while now been a bit of a hotspot for artificial intelligence. It is particularly primed to benefit from the potentialities of AI because it deals with huge amounts of data on a daily basis… read more

Are Autonomous Cars Safer? New Guidelines Probably Won’t Tell Us

The introduction of autonomous features on cars has at its core a laudable goal: saving lives. But so far, there is a lack of independent data to judge whether the technology is working… 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 Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Opening Keynote – Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

Paul Daugherty shares his vision of reimagining the Future of Work while on stage at BootstrapLabs Applied AI Conference.

Paul Daugherty is the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Accenture and leads the company’s Technology Innovation & Ecosystem group. In addition to overseeing Accenture’s technology strategy, Mr. Daugherty is responsible for driving innovation through R&D activities within Accenture Labs. While he manages Accenture’s alliances, partnerships and senior-level relationships he works to leverage emerging technologies and bring the newest innovation to his clients globally.

Speaker: Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture

During this session, Paul Daugherty discusses the Future of Work (FofW), AI as the alpha trend in technology, the distribution of labor between humans and machines and how to prepare people and businesses for the impact of artificial intelligence.

Key takeaways from this session are:

  • AI is the Alpha Trend in technology because it fundamentally influences the way other technology trends develop.
  • AI is poised to be the biggest thing that impacts our lifetime.
  • Executives need to fundamentally approach their business differently to gain value from AI; this means creating processes that are dynamic, personalized, flexible and adaptive.
  • The future is will depend on a Human + Machine relationship. Giving people the right machine counterparts for working together to achieve higher levels of intelligence and increased collaborative intelligence.

If you’d like to learn more, please visit Accenture’s Website

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.

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AAI18 Closing Keynote – Where AI Is Today and Where it’s Going

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 authentication, leveraging AI to prevent and detect threats and security around databases that collect our information.

Strategic Competition in an Era of Artificial Intelligence

Understanding what artificial intelligence “is” from a historical perspective is critical to assessing the ways that it will likely impact the international security… read more

Learning Math for Machine Learning

It’s not entirely clear what level of mathematics is necessary to get started in machine learning, especially for those who didn’t study math… read more

Uber’s self-driving trucks division is dead, long live Uber self-driving cars

Uber is shuttering its self-driving trucks unit, a beleaguered program borne out of the company’s controversial acquisition… read more

Empirical Computation – Part 1

To many in the tech community, it’s a given that empirical compute will cause a seismic shift in the status quo. To everyone else, the question most commonly… read more

The Reality Behind Voice Shopping Hype

Amazon and Google both tout voice shopping—the ability to make purchases and check on the status of orders with verbal commands—as significant features of their smart speakers… read more

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BootstrapLabs AAI18 Closing Keynote – Where AI Is Today and Where it’s Going

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.

Speaker: Richard Socher, Chief Scientist, Salesforce

If you want to check out the slides used by the speaker follow this link.

During this session, Richard Socher discussed the state of AI today across different industries including robotics and healthcare and where he sees the biggest potential for AI in the future.

Some of the key takeaways from the session are:

  • AI is impacting several industries and has provided incredible advancements (radiology, cancer treatment, etc) but there’s limitations. Fully autonomous movement in robotics and self-conscious AI are still far away.
  • In theory, with the right political structure, AI could be used to cover all basic necessities including food, housing and security.
  • It’s important to think about diversity in AI in terms of: the kinds of problems we’re working to solve, the kinds of people working on those, and the data sets the algorithms are trained on.

About Richard Socher:
Richard Socher is Chief Scientist at Salesforce where he leads the company’s AI research efforts. Prior to Salesforce, he was the CEO and founder of MetaMind, an AI startup acquired by Salesforce. Socher has received numerous awards and grants including the Distinguished Application Paper Award at the ICML, the Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenges Award, a Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship, and the GigaOM Structure Award. Socher’s PhD from Stanford on deep learning with Chris Manning and Andrew Ng won the best Stanford CS PhD thesis award.

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Artificial intelligence has learned to probe the minds of other computers

Anyone who’s had a frustrating interaction with Siri or Alexa knows that digital assistants just don’t get humans. What they need is what psychologists call theory of mind, an awareness of others’ beliefs and desires…Read more

A New Frontier — the artificial intelligence, robotics and futuristic tech transforming our everyday

From talking robots to self-driving cars, the evolution of modern technology owes a great deal to sci-fi pop culture… Read more

Improving Connectomics by an Order of Magnitude

The field of connectomics aims to comprehensively map the structure of the neuronal networks that are found in the nervous system, in order to better understand how the brain works… Read more

Artificial intelligence could be our saviour, according to the CEO of Google

“AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on. I think of it as something more profound than electricity or fire,” he said… Read more

African Master’s In Machine Intelligence

Facebook is pleased to announce its support for the creation of a new master’s degree program “African Masters in Machine Intelligence” at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)… 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 Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.

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AAI18 Keynote and Fireside Chat – Applied AI in Healthcare: Deep Impact

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 authentication, leveraging AI to prevent and detect threats and security around databases that collect our information.

“The Machine.”

When most venture capitalists want approval to make a new investment, they go to their partners. When venture capitalists at GV do it, they go to something called “The Machine.”​… Read more.

Crowdsourced Sentiment Analysis – Applications in Social Media and Customer Service

Over the last 3-4 years, sentiment analysis has become a more and more common term – understood by marketers and businesspeople alike… Read more

Improving Connectomics by an Order of Magnitude

The field of connectomics aims to comprehensively map the structure of the neuronal networks that are found in the nervous system, in order to better understand how the brain works… Read more

LETHAL AUTONOMOUS WEAPONS PLEDGE

Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to play an increasing role in military systems. There is an urgent opportunity and necessity for citizens, policymakers, and leaders to distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable uses of AI…  Read more

Kawasaki Robotics offers insight into how industrial robots are made

How are industrial robots built? In this article, Kawasaki Robotics, one of the world’s largest industrial robot makers, provides a guide on the components and the movement of robot arms…  Read more

How would you teach AI to be kind?

We’re supporting  EthicsNet and asking the public for help on how we can best to teach machines about kindness, in creating a dataset of pro-social behaviours. This could be an important step on the road to AI safety, making various proposed algorithms trainable and deployable.

There is a pot of $10,000 in prizes available.

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 Applied AI Digest Review – a recap of all the major AI news and trends of 2017.

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