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What Are the Risks of Slowing AI Development?

Malcolm Turnbull was the 29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015-2018). He served twice as Leader of the Liberal Party, first from 2008 to 2009 when he was also Leader of the Opposition, and a second time from 2015 to 2018. He was the MP for Wentworth in the House of Representatives from 2004 to 2018.

The New Reality of Cyber Threats

Erin Russell The world’s critical infrastructure — power plants, electric lines, water treatment facilities, and fiber optic networks — is seeing a major shift that increases efficiency, but opens up vulnerabilities. According to CyberX, at least one third of industrial sites overseeing the centralized operations of this infrastructure are connected to the internet. This interconnectedness has […]

Transcended by the Machine: A Conversation with H.O. Maycotte of Umbel

Austin is quickly emerging as a hub of AI innovation. The city’s history as a collaborative space for startups companies — as well as the presence of the University of Texas and eager venture capitalists — have created a prime ecosystem for AI machine learning innovation and entrepreneurship. Artificial intelligence may seem like a foreign […]

Which Came First: The Data Scientist or the Millennial?

Why are millennials so pervasive in tech these days? The answer is simpler than you might think. It’s no coincidence that a math-heavy, technological discipline that requires complex statistical analysis, communication and design skills has reached its peak at a time when the millennial workforce is now the majority in businesses around the world. Statisticians, […]

Building AI Models with Internet of Things Data

What’s the difference between most artificial intelligence (AI) companies and SparkCognition? At other firms, humans build models, at SparkCognition, we build models with algorithms. All About Algorithms Rather than roughing out one model and then doing a bunch of testing, SparkCognition continually tests and fits models to data accumulating in real time, an architecture that […]