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Robot Soccer Offers a Peek Into AI’s Future

Messi Vs. Ronaldo …or Mr. Roboto? On a hot Central Texas afternoon in the middle of June, members of SparkCognition’s marketing and communications team were spectators during soccer practice at the University of Texas at Austin. The players weren’t running up and down the field and they hadn’t broken a sweat — they weren’t even […]

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 […]

Maintaining a Century-Old Trust with Cutting-Edge Cognition

Financial Forward-Thinking Chris Corrado was working at IBM as a programmer when he was approached by a recruiting fi‚rm specializing in placing mathematically minded personnel in ‚financial services ‚firms. ŒThey were looking for a quant. As outlined in the book, “Flash Boys,” large ‚financial organizations have been spending big on the best hardware and scooping […]

Phase Transitions: When a Model is Screaming Out that it Needs Revision

So, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about one particular sub-field of physics and how it might apply to modeling data. In general, the thing that has been on my mind is the area of statistical mechanics. That’s the study of how a huge number of particles in atomic-level physics can aggregate together into our […]

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, […]

General John R. Allen is Leading the AI Revolution

The Cognitive AI Movement Has a New Weapon In a 2015 speech delivered at the Willard Hotel, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Bob Work, explained how the U.S. military was embarking on a major program. The new program is focused on driving innovation, cutting down development cycles, and maintaining the country’s edge over current and future […]