IoT will make us superhuman, predicting poverty using satellite images, AI driving innovation in 13 industries – the rise of the IoT and AI seems unstoppable. Loving these charts!

Do make sure to check out our CognitionX events section at the bottom of the Roundup. Hope you guys enjoy it and keep your own feedback coming!

All the best,

Tabitha ‘SuperHuman’ Goldstaub

What you might have missed from last week

Predicting poverty using satellite images

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.


Data Visualisation

The rise of AI in 6 charts

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.


Education, training and advice we rate

TensorFlow in a nutshell

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.


How front end development can improve AI

“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.”


Ethics question for the day

Will the IoT make us superhuman

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.



Segmenting and refining images with SharpMask

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.


Impact on the Economy

AI consolidation will create the worst monopoly in US history

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.


Machine Learning can be funny, we promise


Boston Dynamics ATLAS robot can swear!


CognitionX Events

Hermann Hauser – What is Intelligence?

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.


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