What’s inside the “black box” of machine learning

Takeaway: Machine learning can optimize business decisions, but the decision reached by an algorithm often isn’t transparent. How far can machine learning take us? The...

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Freaked Us Out In 2016: WaveNet, AlphaGo

If there's anything that can be said about 2016, it's that the year of research and exploration brought a surge of innovations on new...

Competitive landscape for machine intelligence: a focus on talent

Three years ago, our venture capital firm began studying startups in artificial intelligence. AI felt misunderstood, burdened by expectations from science fiction, and so...

South Korean manned robot takes first baby steps, seeking uses

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby...

VCs look for neuroscience skills as lab team core in AI startups

by Ahmed Khalil, Lux Research Earlier this month, Uber announced that the company would be acquiring Geometric Intelligence, a startup founded by Gary Marcus, Zoubin Ghahramani,...

Top 10 AI Trends to Watch in 2017

Few technologies have the transformative potential to reshape how we live, move, and work.  Electricity and the Internet were two technologies that fundamentally transformed...

World’s Largest Hedge Fund to Replace Managers with an AI System

The world’s largest hedge fund is building a piece of software to automate the day-to-day management of the firm, including hiring, firing and other...

Breakthroughs in social media in 2016: fake news, successful AI chatbots

By Krzysztof Makjowski, Gemius consulting What changes did 2016 bring to social media? A question which might be worth asking aside is: what is social media,...

AI infused into Gartner’s Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and smart things promise an intelligent future. Today, a digital stethoscope has the ability to record and store heartbeat and respiratory...

Most Notable AI Advances in 2016

Soon the year 2016 will officially and finally be over. So before the year ends, let's evaluate what technology has been in the year...