Research group Project Juno released a comprehensive European AI landscape, highlighting the talent, expertise and innovation of Europe’s AI technology pioneers.Congratulations everyone in the landscape ….and especially congratulations to those in our community. Keep on keeping on 🙂
Google just acquired Api.ai, a startup that provides tools to developers to build conversational bots. Their APIs handle speech recognition, intent recognition and context management. According to Google, 60,000 developers have built bots with Api.ai’s toolset.
Etsy bought Blackbird Technologies, a startup focusing on natural language processing, image recognition and analytics, in an effort to improve their search function.”Leveraging Blackbird’s technology, we believe we can enhance the buyer experience by making search quicker and easier and by surfacing even more relevant, tailored product recommendations,”
The three challenges that have plagued past efforts to use AI in medicine are: the label problem, the deployment problem, and fear around regulation. In medicine, training data is based on human lifes unlike e.g. images. Secondly, research results are not enough, a path to deployment is crucial. Thirdly, entrepreneurs fear healthcare because it’s highly regulated.
ML will have a tremendous impact on businesses of all sizes. It will unfold the human potential, because unlike humans, machines do not get tired and can run constant calculations. Humans are constantly overwhelmed by the growing influx of customer data, AI provides a tool to manage it. They can identify the most important data so we can use it effectively.
There is a new course on edx offered by the Columbia University, that will teach you all the essentials of ML and algorithms. You will learn supervised and unsupervised learning techniques, probabilistic and non-probabilistic viewpoints aswell as optimization and inference algorithms.
When you stand at the crosswalk and see the car approaching, you probably try to make eye contact with the driver so you can cross safely. Semcon’s “Smiling Car” concept gives you a smile when it detects you and it’s safe to cross.