deep learning

  • AI is closer than we know Crunch Network

    AI is closer than we know

    Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest subjects these days, and recent advances in technology make AI even closer to reality than most of us can imagine. The subject really got traction when Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and more than 1,000 AI and robotics researchers signed an open letter issuing a warning regarding the use of AI in weapons development last year. Read More

  • Investing In Artificial Intelligence Crunch Network

    Investing In Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting and transformative opportunities of our time. From my vantage point as a venture investor at Playfair Capital, where I focus on investing and building community around AI, I see this as a great time for investors to help build companies in this space. Read More

  • Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape Crunch Network

    Why Startups Will Dominate The AI-Powered Apps Landscape

    I recently had an interesting conversation with someone who argued against the viability of artificial intelligence startups, given the tremendous budgets and development resources large tech companies like IBM are committing to develop broader platforms — the premise being that these platforms will fill each niche application startups try to carve out. I’d like to argue against… Read More

  • MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    MIT Researchers Train An Algorithm To Predict How Boring Your Selfie Is

    Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) have created an algorithm they claim can predict how memorable or forgettable an image is almost as accurately as a human — which is to say that their tech can predict how likely a person would be to remember or forget a particular photo. Read More

  • Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI Crunch Network

    Your Algorithmic Self Meets Super-Intelligent AI

    As humanity debates the threats and opportunities of advanced artificial intelligence, we are simultaneously enabling that technology through the increasing use of personalization that is understanding and anticipating our needs through sophisticated machine learning solutions. In effect, while using personalization technologies in our everyday lives, we are contributing in a real way to… Read More

  • No UI Is The New UI Crunch Network

    No UI Is The New UI

    A few months ago, I shared with my friends how I think apps like Magic and Operator are going to be the next big thing. What makes them special is that they don’t use a traditional UI as a means of interaction. Instead, the entire app revolves around a single messaging screen. These are called invisible and conversational apps and, since my initial post, a slew of similar apps came… Read More

  • With Smart Reply, Google’s Inbox Can Now Respond To Emails For You Automatically

    With Smart Reply, Google’s Inbox Can Now Respond To Emails For You Automatically

    Some believe that email is bloated and dying, but by implementing advances from its machine learning and AI teams, Google has been using Inbox — its Gmail-based mobile email client — as a way to raise the bar on how to improve the experience and make it once again into a productive place to communicate with people. Today, the company is taking the wraps off its latest… Read More

  • Google Doubles Down On AI In Europe As It Takes A Stake In DFKI Research Center In Germany

    Google Doubles Down On AI In Europe As It Takes A Stake In DFKI Research Center In Germany

    Google has been putting serious investment into building out its artificial intelligence, deep learning and robotics capabilities, and this week the company made its latest move to tap into some of the more cutting edge work going on in the field, specifically in Europe. The search giant, through its German division Google Germany, has made an investment in the German Research Centre… Read More

  • When Robots Come To Pray Crunch Network

    When Robots Come To Pray

    A developer colleague of mine recently went on and on about Google Photos. He knew my background in computational neuroscience and thought I would be interested in what Google was doing with deep learning. That night I moved all my iPhone photos from an external hardware to The Magical Cloud, then forgot about it for a week. Read More

  • Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup Perceptio

    Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup Perceptio

    Apple confirmed today to Bloomberg that it has acquired deep learning company Perceptio, which uses artificial intelligence to classify photos on smartphones. According to an October 2014 article on Re/code, Perceptio’s technology enables phones to do advanced calculations without storing user data in the cloud. Its founders, Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone also created a photo sharing… Read More