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TWiML Online Meetup Goes Global

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I didn’t realize it until sitting down to write this, but today marks the one-year anniversary of the TWiML Online Meetup! Over the course of the past year, meetup members have had a chance to learn about and explore a wide range of topics related to machine and deep learning, participate in great discussions during our meetup sessions and…

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Bits & Bytes – 8.16.18

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Bits & Bytes IBM Research presents ‘DeepLocker,’ AI-powered malware. IBM researchers have developed DeepLocker, a new breed of highly targeted and evasive attack tools powered by AI. The malware remains dormant until identifying its target through indicators like facial recognition, geolocation and voice recognition. The project is meant to raise awareness of the possibilities when AI…

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When Frontier Technologies Collide

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A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the inaugural FWD:DFW conference sponsored by Capital One Finance, the bank’s Plano-based auto finance arm. The event, which attracted speakers from around the country and across Capital One and attendees from throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth region, was focused on data-driven innovation. A recurring theme at…

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Bits & Bytes – 8.3.18

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Bits & Bytes Google announced a bunch of interesting ML/AI-related news at last week’s Next conference. Here are the highlights, along with a few other tidbits. Google launches new AI-powered contact center solution. The global market for cloud-based contact center solutions is expected to exceed $30B by 2023. It’s no surprise that Google wants a piece…

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Bits & Bytes – 7.27.18

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Bits & Bytes Elon Musk, DeepMind co-founders promise never to make killer robots. The founders have signed on to the Future of Live Institute’s pledge to develop, manufacture or use killer robots, which was published at the annual International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm, Sweden Huawei plans AI chips to rival Nvidia, Intel. The company is reportedly developing…

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Special Guest Post: Comparing Machine Transcription Services

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It’s been an exciting summer on many fronts here at TWiML HQ. One of the things I’m most pumped up about is the work of our first intern, Malaika, a recent high school graduate (and my daughter 😀). Malaika wrote a blog post introducing herself and her project, and just published her first project update. I’m including…

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Bits & Bytes – 7.13.18

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Bits & Bytes AI around the world. This interesting post summarizes the national AI strategies of the 15 nations that have formally published them. Baidu unveils AI chipset. Baidu launches Kunlun, China’s first “cloud-to-edge” AI chips. The chips were built to accommodate a variety of AI scenarios–such as voice recognition, search ranking, natural language processing, autonomous driving and large-scale…

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Bits & Bytes – 6.29.18

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Bits & Bytes IBM hosts first AI-Human debate. In a publicity stunt in the spirit of Deep Blue’s match with Garry Kasparov, or IBM Watson’s appearance on Jeopardy, IBM hosted the first ever live public debate between its Project Debater AI and a human in San Francisco last week. The company has published several datasets and technical papersoutlining various…

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TWiML Presents: AI in Sports 2018

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In this series, Sam chats with folks applying ML & AI to sports use cases.

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Coming soon: You’re next job in ML & AI

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One of the pleasures of my frequent travel is the opportunity to meet with TWiML listeners at conferences and in their home cities. During one such informal meetup last year I sat at a sidewalk cafe in Toronto sipping a coffee and chatting with a listener about his search for his next data science job.…

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