Can Artificial Intelligence help end global poverty?

It is estimated that more than 40% of current jobs are likely to be automated within the next 10-20 years (see robot job automation). This means potentially 40% higher profits for businesses that are able to adopt these automation opportunities. This will result in a drastic shift in our economy, requiring many people to be… Continue reading Can Artificial Intelligence help end global poverty?

Is your app idea worth building?

Have you ever thought to yourself? Why do I need to do this tedious task over and over again? Shouldn’t the software do this for me? Can’t this be automated? Let’s take a moment to consider what the Return On Investment (ROI) could be for building software to do that task? Software is all around… Continue reading Is your app idea worth building?

One reason your machine learning project will fail before it starts

Have you ever showed up to a meeting where everyone has a different answer to the same question? Imagine a marketing manager, let’s call her Mary, who shows up to a meeting convinced that her new e-marketing campaign will generate a 10% improvement in the conversion rate. While her counterpart Suzie from the sales team… Continue reading One reason your machine learning project will fail before it starts

Knowledge a necessary but not sufficient ingredient for artificial intelligence

Intelligence comes in many flavors from kinesthetic intelligence in the sports all star, logical processing in the math genius, or interpersonal skills found in the charismatic sales person. No matter the domain, intelligence is often measured by the information people know or what people can do. Similarly, in order for artificial intelligence to become a… Continue reading Knowledge a necessary but not sufficient ingredient for artificial intelligence

Computers Learning to Reason

The paper End-to-end Differentiable Proving describes a break through way for computers to reason, aka learn first order logic from a knowledge base. Learning to answer questions such as what country is next to Germany or who was George Washington’s nephew? All without being explicitly programmed to do so. The technique is called Neural Theorem… Continue reading Computers Learning to Reason