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13 Jul 2018 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

AI is not sexy at all

Forget about all those miraculous things about Artificial Intelligence you’ve read in magazines. Machines defeat world’s best Go players. Machines beat poker professionals, write poems, surpass humans on IQ tests. Machines might even one day eradicate cancer. Mind-blowing, right? But so far from reality. Believe it or not, AI...

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08 Mar 2018 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

Why intelligent machines must be versatile

Lexicographers have a hard time these days. With the rise of social media, they are confronted with the appearance of new terms almost in real time. As they observe search trends in online dictionaries, they must react quickly. Some of these new terms are easy to define – bitcoin, blockchain,...

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28 Mar 2017 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

Fifty shades of python

If I say “python”, what is the first image that comes to your mind? Do you imagine the sinuous shape of a giant snake or do you think of programming language? Did the image of a luxury bag pop up on your retina or did you grin recalling the caustic...

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04 Nov 2016 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

The power of images

Images are universal. Images are language independent. The university professor in Chicago, the bank employee in Beijing, the hairdresser in Rome, all recognize the jubilation of the American sailor kissing a woman on Times Square and the horror of the naked Vietnamese girl running for her life. No need for...

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23 Jun 2016 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

Brute force is not the answer

These days, news coverage on Artificial Intelligence (AI) conveys a simple equation: AI = Deep Learning. No wonder, billions of dollars revolve around this technology  - and its marketing. Waves of enthusiasm shiver through the media when Google’s DeepMind recognizes a cat. Awe overcomes the tech masses when read article

11 May 2016 / by Marie-Pierre Garnier,
VP Marketing & Communications
Business

The false positives syndrome

There is the funny side of false positives - Ben Stiller’s baffled expression when discovering that the mysterious activities of his stepfather-to-be, sneaky Robert de Niro, camouflaged under the code name “Operation Koh-Samui”, relate in fact to the secret planning of his own honeymoon trip, for example. Very often, however,...

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28 Apr 2016 / by Martin Reeves, Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG
Business

Unlocking the potential of the strategy machine: an experiment with NLP

What does it mean for technology to enhance or inhibit strategy? To explore this distinction, let’s consider how two software tools using the same underlying technology—natural language processing (NLP)—can affect human thinking and business outcomes in opposite ways. We believe that unstructured data—text, in particular—could transform the way we think...

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15 Dec 2015 / by Francisco Webber, Founder and CEO
science

A new flagship is born - OpenAI

And it happened again, a new wanted poster is on the wall. This time it’s artificial intelligence, under the name of OpenAI, that receives a $1 billion award. With all the noise that the ongoing AI hype creates, $1 billion is what is needed to get attention in the...

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19 Nov 2015 / by Francisco Webber, Founder and CEO
Science

Semantic Folding - From Natural Language Processing to Language Intelligence

The Semantic Folding Theory (SFT) is the attempt to develop an alternative computational theory for the processing of language data. While nearly all current methods of processing natural language based on its meaning use in some form or other word statistics, Semantic Folding uses a neuroscience rooted mechanism of distributional...

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