Researchers at Stanford University made use of nighttime luminosity data, daytime high-resolution imagery, and actual survey data in order to measure household spending and asset wealth. Their research showed that the usage of satellite images is a more accurate measure to predict poverty in regions.
These charts only confirm what Gartner predicted in their hype cycle. The growth of AI seems unstoppable. How much funding did AI receive? Who holds the most AI patents? Who are the top investors? Check out the charts to find out.
If you are in the field of deep learning or have heard about machine learning, you should have heard of TensorFlow. TensorFlow is Google’s Deep Learning framework and is the most popular. Read through this article where the author demonstrates many of the building blocks that TensorFlow offers.
“Front-end development can improve AI technology: by improving the collection of annotated data, communicating the capabilities of the technology to key stakeholders, and exploring the system’s behaviours and errors.”
In this article the author shed some light on Transhumanism, the “theory and intellectual movement that the human race can evolve beyond its current physical and mental limitations by means of science and technology.” and its benefits and ethical issues.
Facebook AI Research, just published an article on their new SharpMask technology, which is used to segment and refine images. The results are astonishing. Facebook states, that it assess and describe the content of photos to blind users.
Apple just bought Gliimpse and Turi, Microsoft just bought Genee and other industry giants such as Alphabet, Facebook and Amazon are acquiring more AI startups aswell. M&A of AI startups increased by a factor of seven between 2011 and 2015. Even though Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis said “the control of this technology (AI) should belong to the world” Google is one of the companies doing the exact opposite.
Come join us on the 26th of September for what’s sure to be an incredible evening with Hermann Hauser (Acorn, ARM, Amadeus Capital) on “What is Intelligence?”. As you may know, Hermann is a true thought leader in this space, having co-founded or invested in 100+ tech companies.
Signup to the MeetUp if you’d like to attend. The event is set to be oversubscribed so please do buy a ticket if you’d like a guaranteed space and to join Hermann for drinks afterwards.
Our upcoming event is on the 7th of September and will feature Shaun Dowling, Data Scientist and co-founder of two companies in San Francisco, and Greg Goltsov, Data Scientist at Appear Here on “How to build and then sell your work?”.
A full overview of our future events can be found here.