categories

HOT TOPICS

Subscribe to our Feed

Artificial Intelligence

Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: John Price, CEO of Vast (Part 1)

Posted on Thursday, Aug 17th 2017

John is an AI industry veteran, and has both exciting new trends to share, as well as cautionary guidance to offer.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to Vast and yourself.

John Price: I’m the CEO of Vast. We’re headquartered in Austin, Texas. We’ve been around for over 10 years. The company was founded in San Francisco by Naval Ravikant and Kevin Laws with first round funding from Clearstone and Leapfrog Ventures. I joined the company in 2007 and moved the company to Austin around 2010. We’ve been building out Big Data applications for automotive and real estate ever since. >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Shan Haq, Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Transcepta (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Aug 14th 2017

The procure-to-pay space is going through huge technology adoption, and AI is making its mark on it as well. This interview explores the nuances of the sector.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by having you introduce yourself as well as Transcepta to our audience.

Shan Haq: I run Corporate Strategy and Development for Transcepta. My background is mostly in product management and marketing. I have previous experience with Microsoft, Deloitte, and Boeing. I started with Transcepta just a couple of months >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Man and Superman: Dealing with Singularity-Based Technology Acceleration

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 2nd 2017

In the previous four segments of this series, we looked at what a singularity is and as part of evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity, we studied the frequency and impact of five scientific revolutions and cataloged the modern intersubjective realities (ISRs) that have co-evolved with the ever faster scientific revolutions and pushed to see how these have historically interacted and why things may be breaking down today.

In the concluding installment of this essay, we will look at how each of us experiences this personally and how our most important social structures are under duress today in ways that never happened in the past.

>>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Gurjeet Singh, Co-Founder and Chairman of Ayasdi (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 31st 2017

This is a very interesting conversation about technology from Stanford being commercialized in financial services and healthcare, addressing very specific use cases in risk and other domains.

Sramana Mitra: Let’s start by introducing our audience to yourself as well as to Ayasdi.

Gurjeet Singh: I’m one of the co-founders and Chairman of the Board at Ayasi. I’m a mathematician and a computer scientist. I grew up in Delhi, India. I ended up working at Texas Instruments as a chip designer for about a year. I made my way to the US >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Man and Superman: Intersubjective Realities

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 26th 2017

By Guest Author Frank H. Levinson

In the previous three segments of this series, we looked at what a singularity is and as part of evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity, we studied the frequency and impact of five scientific revolutions. Let us now catalog the modern intersubjective realities (ISRs) that have co-evolved with the ever faster scientific revolutions and push to see how these have historically interacted and why things may be breaking down today.

Let’s now list key social structures that humans have evolved over time. Remember that all of these are really just different ISRs; thus, they are things we agree to treat as real. In other words, their reality derives only from our agreement. For instance, a $20 bill has very little intrinsic value, it is our nearly world-wide ISR agreement that gives it value. >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence: Josh Sullivan, SVP and Angela Zutavern, VP of Data Sciences at Booz Allen Hamilton (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, Jul 24th 2017

Josh and Angela have written a book called The Mathematical Corporation, based on their exposure to various customer use cases of Machine Intelligence at Booz Allen. They discuss a few here.

Sramana Mitra: You can decide who goes first. Please introduce yourselves as well as frame this conversation in the context of Booz Allen as well as your book.

Josh Sullivan: Ladies first, of course. >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Man and Superman: Impact of the Science Revolutions

Posted on Thursday, Jul 20th 2017

By Guest Author Frank H. Levinson

In the previous two segments, we looked at what a Singularity was and as part of evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity, we studied the frequency of five scientific revolutions. Let us now analyze the impact of these revolutions.

It is perhaps hard for us to realize that the impact of each of these last five revolutions, measured by their pervasive effects which underpin modern life, is as important as the domestication of agriculture or creation of geometry millennia ago. But the modern ones have a much greater social impact because they arise, become widely available and approach near ubiquitous use in vastly shorter adoption times. >>>

Hacker News
() Comments

Man and Superman: Modern Science Revolutions

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 12th 2017

By Guest Author Frank H. Levinson

In the first segment of this series, we saw what a singularity was and were looking at the evidence for the possibility of a technology singularity. So, let’s now fill in the revolutionary landscape (remember that the agricultural revolution which started about 10,000 BCE was the first one!).

The next major scientific revolution was led by Greek science and Roman engineering when systematic structure (e.g., modern mathematics was born) and methodology in terms of engineering occurred.  We see this reflected in such diverse fields as geometry, >>>

Hacker News
() Comments