Your Business’s Biggest Climate Change Concerns – How AI Might Help
Businesses are scrambling to deal with the effects of climate change. We’re going to have to make some serious decisions for how humanity will move forward, but our future is looking a little brighter with the addition of AI. Here are a few ways AI could... Read more
Brain Meets Machine: How DataSine is Merging Psychology and Data Science
Igor Volzhanin, CEO of AI-driven marketing strategy group DataSine, gave a talk at ODSC London 2018 on the framework that his company uses to target end users with content tailored to their unique personality profiles. DataSine intersects modern psychology and data science to predict what content... Read more
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... Read more