Jean-François Gagné, the founder of leading AI company Element.AI, calculated that there are fewer than 10,000 people in the world currently qualified to do state-of-the-art AI research and engineering. Many of them are gainfully employed and hard to poach. If you’re looking to recruit machine learning graduates, the head of a prominent Silicon Valley AI lab recently admitted … [Read more...] about How To Beat Google and Facebook In The War For AI Talent
Think about the smartest person you know. What about this person leads you to describe him or her as incredibly intelligent?Is she a quick thinker, able to internalize and reuse new concepts immediately? Is he highly creative, able to endlessly generate new ideas you’d never think of? Perhaps she’s highly perceptive and can pick out the tiniest details of the world around … [Read more...] about WTF Is Artificial Intelligence?!
This is part two of our WTF IS AI?! series. Read part one on modern AI techniques if you missed it. If you’re not an AI researcher or engineer, understanding the subtle differences and applications of various machine learning approaches can be challenging. Business problems can usually be solved in multiple ways by different algorithms and the comparative merits of … [Read more...] about The Machine Intelligence Continuum
Top-tier branding agencies can run you $50,000 or more for a project. For bootstrapped entrepreneurs looking for a new name, tagline, and logo for your startups, this pricing can seem nuts. Naming is also a rather contentious affair, requiring you to balance co-founder preferences, customer opinions, and the unpredictable whims of domain squatters who may be hogging your … [Read more...] about Neural Network Generates Fake Startups. Hilarity Ensues.
Today’s consumers are pickier than ever. They want customized, personalized, and unique products over standardized ones and prefer local, smaller producers over large-scale global manufacturers. At the same time, they also expect locally-produced products to be as cheap and reliable as those industrially produced. Factories, power plants, and manufacturing centers around the … [Read more...] about Future Factories: How AI Enables Smart Manufacturing
Women aren’t the only ones appalled by the recent high-profile stories of rampant sexism, harassment, and retaliation at tech companies like Uber and Tesla and investment firms like 500 Startups and Binary Capital. Many men have approached us asking how they can personally help change Silicon Valley’s counter-productive culture and promote diversity and inclusion.Your … [Read more...] about 6 Ways Every Man In Tech, Including You, Can Fight Sexism
The world’s fastest supercomputers reside in China, not America. And, while the majority of the planet’s most valuable tech brands still carry Uncle Sam’s imprint, Chinese rivals tread not far behind. Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi, and Huawei are just a few of the massive brands across the Pacific that rival the unicorns in Silicon Valley.In the emerging and … [Read more...] about The Most Successful Bot Company You’ve Never Heard Of
The C-Suite grows merrier by the minute as increasingly more executives join the party at the top. From just a handful of head honchos, many companies now employ a full roster of “chiefs” — including chief data officers, chief customer officers, and chief culture officers — to take on crucial, enterprise-wide functions. The latest title to generate buzz and wiggle into the … [Read more...] about The Pros And Cons Of Hiring A Chief AI Officer
Saying you use “AI” at your company may give you bragging rights at your industry meetups and even fool the media, but actually implementing enterprise-wide transformation is much harder than just claiming you have.Before you beg management for an eye-popping AI budget, be aware: not all companies are ready for artificial intelligence.Unlike flash drives and mobile … [Read more...] about Suck At Data & Analytics? Then You’re Not Ready For AI
China’s leading technology companies are on fire, heavily investing in artificial intelligence and building true global presences. McKinsey recently reported that academic and research institutions in the country publish more cited research papers than the US, UK, or any other global leader in AI, producing nearly 10,000 papers in 2015 alone.Backed by strong government … [Read more...] about You Should Know These 20 Technology Leaders Driving China’s AI Revolution