AI: A Force for Good or Bad?
This week, Elon Musk praised the work of OpenAI after a team of five neural networks had defeated five humans, who ranked in the top 99.95 percentile of players worldwide, in the popular game Dota 2. The five bots had learned the game by playing against itself at a... Read more
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, Connects Data to Human Behavior for Economic Empowerment
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, heads the machine learning team for the commerce platform at Square, a financial services company that helps facilitate transactions for millions of business owners. Working out of Square’s Atlanta office, Gavaldà pursues automated solutions to a variety of internal operations that revolve around the company’s ethos... Read more
Data Privacy Regulation is Coming to California. Here’s What Data Scientists Should Know
In June, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, marking the most significant data privacy regulation in the United States to date. The Act, codified as AB 375, won’t come into effect until January 1, 2020. But already, some in the tech... Read more
What the Convergence of AI and Blockchain Means for Organisations
AI and Blockchain are two of the hottest technology trends hitting the market today. Blockchain stands to revolutionise communication and transaction recordation, building trust between strangers and enabling increased provenance, transparency and privacy. AI takes on incredibly complex tasks and applies tremendous computing power to learn these tasks to near... Read more
3 Industries That Can Use AI to Peek into the Future
AI can peek into the future of various sectors and foretell outcomes, thus helping the industries to take proactive measures. Imagine you notice a sudden change in the weather. The sky is turning black, the clouds are rolling grey, the breeze is getting colder, and the birds are traveling... Read more
An AI Winter in the Past and Present-Day Worry
“The AI winter is well on its way,” says Filip Pieknewski, a computer vision and AI expert whose recent viral blog post forewarns an imminent period of reduced funding and interest in artificial intelligence. The term ‘AI winter’ first appeared in the mid-’80s to refer to the quickly diminishing... Read more
Catherine Havasi, PhD, Helps Computers Uncover the Quirks of Language
Dr. Catherine Havasi has no typical day. She bounces around between technology strategy, product research and development, and constantly talks to customers in an effort to know what path to go down next. Now, she’s working to help computers undercover the quirks of language. As co-founder and chief strategist... Read more
Startup Watch: Adding Machine Learning to Business with SparkCognition
In the first two entries of Startup Watch, we looked at BenevolentAI, a London-based company that uses artificial intelligence to accelerate drug discovery, and x.ai, a New York City startup that offers NLP-powered AI assistants to help with scheduling meetings and other administrative tasks. This week, however, we focus... Read more
AI & Blockchain: An Introduction
  At the kind invitation of Rob May and the Botchain team, I had the opportunity recently to keynote Brains and Chains, an interesting conference in New York exploring  the intersection of artificial intelligence and blockchain. This is both an exciting and challenging topic, and the goal of my talk... Read more
Machine Learning Needs Care Too!
We agree, machine learning is a powerful technology. But before the technology can unleash its potential in your business, taking care of machine learning is your duty! We have been hearing about tons of machine learning applications for quite some time now. But, machine learning algorithms fail to offer optimized results... Read more