The AI Rush – Serena Capital

Great report on the state of #AI startups in Europe. #MachineLearning #InsurTech

  • Because we know how to have fun ✌️, we were (litteraly) excited about spending days and nights on crunching data of European startups funded in 2016 to eventually get a real sense of what is AI and Data’s real trend in Europe.
  • 2800+ Startups later, we eventually found out 271 AI Data startups and here is our main conclusion: Yes, AI is a thing and it’s happening now.Not convincing enough?
  • Fundraising went crazy, and we always want more of itNumbers stagger : $774 million — Yes 7–7 and 4, nearly 10% of the total 10+ billion invested in European startups in 2016, has been fully dedicated to AI data.
  • Bringing the total investment in AI Data to 2 billion since 2014.2.
  • This trend has been led by early stage investments which played a signifiant role: $215 million have been invested in 171 early stage startups (0 to $5m in funding).

Because we know how to have fun ✌️, we were (litteraly) excited about spending days and nights on crunching data of European startups funded in 2016 to eventually get a real sense of what is AI and…
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7 Things to Know About Growth Hacking Right Now

#GrowthHacking 7 Facts you Must Now



#Seo #SMM #Mpgvip #defstar5 #Insurtech #AI #Marketing

  • Businesses like Popcorn Metrics have even experienced an increase in conversions of more than 300% after implementing the growth hacking tactic of user onboarding.
  • You can also use growth hacking for driving more repeat business, increasing sales leads, and growing your subscribers list.
  • But like any other marketing effort, there are updates and changes that can impact the effectiveness of growth hacking tactics.
  • Differences in business requirements and the mindset of target customers can also have a huge impact on how well your growth hacking tactics work.
  • Which of these resources do you plan to use for enhancing your growth hacking efforts?

Growth hacking have helped start-ups and established organizations alike in speeding up revenue growth. Have a look at the growth hacking weekly roundup.
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Who will win the robo advisor IPO race?

It's a race for #AUM for the top 3 independent #roboadvisors! #AI #FinTech #WealthManagement

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The top independents all state going public is a goal, but there are doubts about broad market support.
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Artificial intelligence startup Genus AI scores $1m

  • Genus AI will use the money to expand its technology team in London and boost its sales operations in the US – the startup’s primary market.
  • Despite increasing amount of data and computing power organisations are still struggling to engage with customers in an authentic way,” said Tadas Jucikas, CEO and co-founder of Genus AI.
  • “At Genus AI we are building a new kind of artificial intelligence system which helps us inform and have a positive impact on the real world.
  • Our technology has been in development with our customers for almost two years and I am extremely excited to welcome our new investors to help us bring Genus AI to the next level of growth,” he continued.
  • Set up alongside Brent Clickard and Tobias Kloepper, Genus AI leverages machine learning, neuroscience, psychology and behavioural sciences to enable customers to engage with brands in an emotionally intelligent way.

The round was led by early-stage technology investment firm Picus Capital.
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When Artificial Intelligence Meets Actual Life

When artificial intelligence meets actual life

  • We called this “The Great Tech War of 2012” in a cover story that set the framework for how a new wave of business activity would unfold.
  • As senior writer Harry McCracken reports in what we’re calling “The Great AI War of 2018,” the investment in and motivation behind AI is setting in motion yet another wave of change—one that spans all industries and again features Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (now Alphabet).
  • With AI poised to affect not only businesses but also the everyday lives of people around the world, the intersection between tech and culture has never been more intense or more significant.
  • When the world’s premier basketball player is looking to learn from a 6-year-old YouTuber (“Kevin Durant’s Killer Crossover“) and a high-profile fashion designer is more excited about synthetic biology than style trends (“Stella McCartney Weaves a New Way Forward“), we can’t ignore that something different is going on.
  • In the Great Tech War of 2012, it was easier to be optimistic about it all; as complex as things were, it seems the world was a simpler place.

As powerful as tech alone may be, it is culture that will ultimately define our future.

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Vertex.AI

Vertex.AI - Announcing PlaidML: Open Source #DeepLearning for Every Platform

  • Our company uses PlaidML at the core of our deep learning vision systems for embedded devices, and to date we’ve focused on support for image processing neural networks like ResNet-50, Xception, and MobileNet.
  • We wrote about this in a previous post comparing PlaidML inference throughput to TensorFlow on cuDNN.
  • After updating to Keras 2.0.8, cuDNN 6, and Tensorflow 1.3, it’s within about 4% of PlaidML’s throughput: – – It’s a great improvement and we continue to use TensorFlow as our benchmark for other areas where PlaidML is less mature.
  • Briefly, the system requirements are: – – To get PlaidML installed and do a quick benchmark all you need to do is: – – By default, plaidbench will benchmark 1024 inferences at batch size 1 using Keras on PlaidML and print a result similar to the following: – – In…
  • Then run plaidbench with the “no-plaid” option: – – The output should look like the following: – – PlaidML can take longer to execute on the first run, but tends to outperform TensorFlow + cuDNN, even on the latest NVIDIA hardware (in this case by about 14%).

We’re pleased to announce the next step towards deep learning for every device and platform. Today Vertex.AI is releasing PlaidML, our open source portable deep learning engine. Our mission is make deep learning accessible to every person on every device, and we’re building PlaidML to help make that a reality. We’re starting by supporting the most popular hardware and software already in the hands of developers, researchers, and students. The initial version of PlaidML runs on most existing PC hardware with OpenCL-capable GPUs from NVIDIA, AMD, or Intel. Additionally, we’re including support for running the widely popular Keras framework on top of Plaid to allow existing code and tutorials to run unchanged.
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UAE appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

UAE appoints first-ever Minister for Artificial Intelligence

  • This announcement comes just a few days after the UAE announced their UAE 2031 AI strategy, which aims to make the government more efficient and streamlined by relying on AI technologies.
  • The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be leading new trends in government reshuffles, now having introduced its first Minister for Artificial Intelligence.
  • After establishing a post of the Minister of Happiness last year, the Gulf Kingdom has taken another unconventional step.
  • From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer – – The introduction of the new hi-tech position was announced by Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on Thursday.

This announcement comes just a few days after the UAE announced their UAE 2031 AI strategy, which aims to make the government more efficient and streamlined by relying on AI technologies. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be leading new trends in government reshuffles, now having introduced its first Minister for Artificial Intelligence.
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Google’s artificial intelligence computer ‘no longer constrained

Google’s artificial intelligence computer ‘no longer constrained

  • The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.
  • Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve superhuman abilities “with no human input”, they reported in the science journal Nature.
  • Dubbed AlphaGo Zero, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system learnt by itself, within days, to master the ancient Chinese board game known as “Go” — said to be the most complex two-person challenge ever invented.

The computer that stunned humanity by beating the best mortal players at a strategy board game requiring “intuition” has become even smarter, its creators claim.
Even more startling, the updated version of AlphaGo is entirely self-taught — a major step towards the rise of machines that achieve superhuman abilities “with no human input”, they reported in the science journal Nature.
Dubbed AlphaGo Zero, the Artificial Intelligence (AI) system learnt by itself, within days, to master the ancient Chinese board game known as “Go” — said to be the most complex two-person challenge ever invented.
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Does Artificial Intelligence Need More Innate Machinery?

Does Artificial Intelligence Need More Innate Machinery?

  • Debate between Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University.
  • The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.
  • A “nature-nurture” debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence.
  • Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.

Debate between Facebook’s head of Artificial Intelligence, Yann LeCun and Prof. Gary Marcus at New York University. The debate was moderated by Prof. David Chalmers and recorded Oct 5th, 2017.
A “nature-nurture” debate took place in the foundations of artificial intelligence. Advocates of deep learning, including Yann LeCun, held that to create advanced artificial intelligence systems, general mechanisms for learning from the environment would play the most important role.
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The Truth About Impact of Artificial Intelligence on SEO In 3 Minutes

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already in use on search engines and has been so for the past few years.
  • RankBrain, which is part of Google, is an AI system that is used quite prominently in ranking websites for search engine results.
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO), which is still the primary means of passive marketing on the internet, has already been affected by AI in a powerful way.
  • One area that has shown considerable improvement thanks to the use of AI is content marketing.
  • However, the way search engine rankings will be affected over the foreseeable future will change regardless of how the advances in AI turn out.

Clear And Unbiased Facts About Impact Of Artificial Intelligence on Future of SEO (Without All the Hype). Happy reading.
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