Manan Shah is the co-founder and CEO of Avalance Global Solutions, California-based cybersecurity, and breach and attack simulation company. Ever since Alan Turing helped decode the Enigma messages used by the Germans during World War II, the concept of artificial intelligence started getting traction. It was only in 1956 that the term actually was officially coined by none other than John McCarthy. It was the era when the debate over artificial intelligence began and became a heated topic. The concept fascinated a lot of free thinkers and frightened others.
On today's show: • Donna Shore and Colleen Sisk of Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza and The Loft at Lena's Seasonal Dining Experience; • Bryce Iapicca, director of operations, Puro Gusto, Washington, D.C., an authentic all-day Italian café based on the habits and rituals of the Italian people, from breakfast'til before dinner time. That is, from a quick morning coffee to a leisurely sit-down lunch to a sophisticated cocktail at the end the day; • Makenna Held, owner of The Courageous Cooking School, housed in what was Julia Child's La Pitchoune home in France .We chat about its culinary approach to a recipe-free way to learn to cook French and farm-to-table cuisine; Katerina Axelsson is the 30-year-old founder and CEO of Tastry, a California sensory sciences company. Tastry is an artificial intelligence and data insights company that predicts how consumers will perceive any product you can taste or smell. Tastry "taught a computer how to taste" and built the most sophisticated sensory product and consumer database to answer questions current technology could not answer. John Henry, operations officer of the USCG Cyber Command, discusses how the Command prepares for and responds to cyber incidents.
"South of the Huai river few geese can be seen through the rain and snow." In classical Chinese this verse is a breakthrough--not in literature but in computing power. The line, composed by an artificial intelligence (ai) language model called Wu Dao 2.0, is indistinguishable in metre and tone from ancient poetry. The lab that built the software, the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (baai), challenges visitors to its website to distinguish between Wu Dao and flesh-and-blood 8th-century masters. Anecdotal evidence suggests that it fools most testers.
Ben Meisner is the Founder of the leading online photo editing platform Ribbet.com. Artificial intelligence (AI) may seem like a buzzword of the 21st century, but it entered the human psyche some time ago. A Harvard article on the history of AI points out that science fiction brought the concept into our minds in the first half of the 20th century through characters like the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz and the humanoid robot impersonating Maria in Metropolis. Mankind is now taking the concept from idea to reality, and today AI has tremendous application in everything from medicine, construction and finance to home appliances, social media and copywriting. It has the unique capability to quickly learn from significant amounts of data, enabling it to tackle some of our most challenging technological issues.
IBM said Friday it will sell the core data assets of its Watson Health division to a San Francisco-based private equity firm, marking the staggering collapse of its ambitious artificial intelligence effort that failed to live up to its promises to transform everything from drug discovery to cancer care. Data and analytics assets held by the health business, which was not profitable, were sold to Francisco Partners as IBM seeks to refocus its business on cloud computing and AI services to help clients in multiple industries build machine learning tools and secure and manage their data. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT and enjoy your first 30 days free! STAT is STAT's premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis.
James Kaplan, is the CEO & Co-Founder of MeetKai an Artificial Intelligence, VR, and Conversational Search Company based in Los Angeles, California, currently leading the AI speech race with never-before-seen features. Its conversational AI can understand more complex speech and give personalized results in a natural conversation about many subjects, in different realities. MeetKai's technology is deployed globally through iOS, Google Play, and AppGallery. You had a passion for AI at the early age of 6, how did you first get introduced to this technology? My introduction to AI came from video games.
Figure is transforming the trillion dollar financial services industry using blockchain technology. In three short years, Figure has unveiled a series of fintech firsts using the Provenance blockchain for loan origination, equity management, private fund services, banking and payments sectors - bringing speed, efficiency and savings to both consumers and institutions. Today, Figure is one of less than a thousand companies considered a unicorn, globally. Our mission requires us to have a creative, team-oriented, and supportive environment where everyone can do their absolute best. The team is composed of driven, innovative, collaborative, and curious people who love architecting ground-breaking technologies.
Blizzard Entertainment boss Mike Ybarra has promised in a blog post to "rebuild your trust" in the studio, marking his first comments since Microsoft's proposed $68.7 billion acquisition of Blizzard Activision. The developer of blockbuster titles like World of Warcraft and Overwatch has been under pressure since it was sued by the state of California, which accused it of being a "breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women." Ybarra promised new measures to improve the company's culture, starting with tying executive and management compensation to "our overall success in creating a safe, inclusive and creative work environment at Blizzard," he said. "A Culture leader who will help us maintain the best aspects of what we have today, and change and evolve where needed to ensure everyone brings their best self to Blizzard; a new organizational leader for Human Resources who will build trust, empower our teams, and help foster a safe, positive work environment for everyone; [and] a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) leader solely focused on our progress across multiple efforts in this area." We're committed to more open dialog directly with the amazing player communities - not just from me but from all of our incredible teams.
Elon Musk has demonstrated the Neuralink brain chip in a pig, a monkey and we could soon see preform in a human brain. The firm posted a new job listing for a clinical trial director, which says the right candidate will'work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers, as well as working with Neuralink's first Clinical Trial participants.' The position is based in Fremont, California and provides the candidate with commuter benefits, meals and'an opportunity to change the world.' It also indicates that the job will mean leading and building'the team responsible for enabling Neuralink's clinical research activities,' as well as adhering to regulations. Neuralink posted a new job listing, first spotted by Bloomberg, for a clinical trial director, which says the right candidate will'work closely with some of the most innovative doctors and top engineers, as well as working with Neuralink's first Clinical Trial participants Although the posting does not say when the trials will begin, Musk revealed last month that they are less than a year away - meaning human trials could start this year.