238 cities are vying to become Amazon's second headquarters. An estimated 1 million words (War & Peace twice over!) have been written speculating the much-anticipated outcome. With all the hype, we're ignoring a more important question: where will artificial intelligence be headquartered? Won't these new AI HQs spawn the next 10 Amazons? To find these cities, … Continue reading Forget About Amazon HQ2, Where will AI be Headquartered?
As you know, there's a ton of "AI Overhype" in the media these days. Is it just a bunch of blah blah chasing the new new thing? Don't follow the words, follow the money. 2017 is the year AI start-up funding exploded, but not in the way you may think. Take a look at this chart … Continue reading AI “Start-Ups” Will Raise More Funds in 2017 Than The Last 10 Years Combined
I am no programmer, coder, or mathematician. I was required to take one computer-science class in college, and I barely passed—and that was over 20 years ago. Yet here I found myself, in my forties, sitting on my porch with my new best friends Python and Numpy, voluntarily trying to build my first neural network. … Continue reading This is What It Felt Like to Code My First AI Algorithm
I've been fascinated with the "where" question for AI. Those who win AI will be those who can attract the best talent. And then, talent begets more talent. Yes, it's a time of the super-team in the NBA, and AI is no different. The cities that win, win big. So, I did a jobs search on … Continue reading 5,000 Open “Deep Learning” Jobs: Half are in These 7 Cities
After a great 7-year run starting and leading a data analytics company, last month I enthusiastically handed the reins over to our new leader. I realized that I'm more of an explorer than an expander. And I found myself with some time to think. If I could dedicate myself towards exploring a new arena in … Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m Diving into Artificial Intelligence