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Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin

Pit.ai puts a financial twist on reinforcement learning to outperform hedge funds

Most hedge funds don’t make money. This hasn’t stopped a growing list of startups from trying their hands at employing machine learning to tip the scales in their favor. But Pit.ai, a new machine learning-powered hedge fund, adopted into the YC W17 class, thinks it can best Numerai, Quantopian and others with its own unique Read More

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin

Matroid can watch videos and detect anything within them

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth that times the frame rate. Matroid, a computer vision startup launching out of stealth today, enables anyone to take advantage of the information inherently embedded in video. You can build your own detector within the company’s intuitive, non-technical, web platform to detect people Read More

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin

How Consultants Project Expertise and Learn at the Same Time

Carlos Osorio/Getty Images Young management consultants may be novices, but they’re sold as experts. Conversely, even experienced consultants, who legitimately present themselves as experts, still feel like novices when they embark on a new project. The challenge with effective consulting is that it depends on in-depth situational knowledge that consultants simply can’t have when they Read More

Posted on August 7, 2018 by admin

Algoriz lets you build trading algorithms with no coding required

Traders who have an idea for a money-making algorithm have two choices: learn to code themselves, or hire a great engineer. But neither of these two options are realistic, especially for part-time traders who don’t have a large bankroll behind them. Meet Algoriz, a startup participating in Y Combinator’s Winter 2017 batch. Read More Source: Read More

Posted on August 5, 2018 by admin

The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Walker and Walker/Getty Images Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation success rate were just a little higher. Is there a Read More

Posted on August 2, 2018 by admin

3 Ways AI Is Getting More Emotional

Wunderfool/Getty Images In January of 2018, Annette Zimmermann, vice president of research at Gartner, proclaimed: “By 2022, your personal device will know more about your emotional state than your own family.” Just two months later, a landmark study from the University of Ohio claimed that their algorithm was now better at detecting emotions than people Read More

Posted on August 2, 2018 by admin

Are You Productive Enough?

hbrstaff/birdimages/Getty Images Productive: “Achieving or producing a significant amount of result.” Enough: “As much or as many as required.” As a time management coach, I’m keenly aware that you could answer the question “Am I productive enough?” using a variety of methods. I’m also familiar with the fact that individuals fall on a productivity spectrum. Read More

Posted on August 1, 2018 by admin

Make “Fairness by Design” Part of Machine Learning

dlanor s./unsplash Machine learning is increasingly being used to predict individuals’ attitudes, behaviors, and preferences across an array of applications — from personalized marketing to precision medicine. Unsurprisingly, given the speed of change and ever-increasing complexity, there have been several recent high-profile examples of “machine learning gone wrong.” A chatbot trained using Twitter was shut down after Read More

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