Tag: artificial intelligence

Lessons from AI & Big Data Expo North America 2018

Last week, the Ople team exhibited at AI & Big Data Conference & Expo North America 2018. As I mentioned in our previous event post “Plug and Play Fall Summit 2018 Recap,” we have been listening to our customers, and the team has been working hard to bring AI transparency, including model explainability, to the Ople

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Model Explainability in an Unregulated World

In my last blog on the topic of transparent AI, I wrote about the necessity of transparency in heavily regulated industries. This post is about the importance and value that model transparency has in less/unregulated industries. Industries that fit this description include retail, digital advertising, manufacturing to name a few. There are various reasons why

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Model Explainability in a Regulated World

Today’s Artificial Intelligence, called “the new electricity”, under-delivers and underwhelms. The commonly acknowledged issues that reverberate are: “Not enough talent,” “Too expensive,” “Too hard,” and “Just not there yet.” Even if an AI company were to solve all of the complexity issues, however, other significant factors still largely deter the benefits of AI. One such major issue is

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Inside Ople – Michael Schock

As a growing company, we are constantly expanding and we would like to introduce Michael Schock, our new Machine Learning Engineer. Tell us a little bit about yourself. I graduated Cal with a major in Physics and started my career as a software engineer. Along the way, I was introduced to machine learning at work

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Plug and Play Fall Summit 2018 Recap

During Plug and Play’s Fall Summit 2018, we showed a preview of our latest release, and it wowed the audience! People lined up after the talk to get a chance to talk to Julian. Take a look at the presentation to see why people were so excited! Over the past few months, we were frequently

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VB Summit 2018 Recap

How do you use AI to disrupt your business? What do you need to do in order to find value, justify the expense, create an impact on your business? These are some of the questions that were asked and answered at VB Summit 2018. Many executives from global companies like Microsoft, Google, Deloitte, and Uber,

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AI for AI Startup Ople Secures $8M in Series A

Ople, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence software company, has secured $8M in Series A funding to expand the capabilities of its AI building AI™ platform. Triage Ventures led the round, with Hack VC joining and seed investors continuing their support. Ople has grown dramatically in 2018, continuing to lead the fast-changing AI industry with

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Ople @ Fintech & Cybersecurity Summit

On September 13, 2018, Ople was invited to attend the Fintech & Cybersecurity Summit presented by Money 20/20 and Plug and Play Tech Center. It was the day many venture capitalists, startups, and financial enterprises around the country came together to learn more about the hottest products and tech trends in the financial industry. The

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Values that make a great team – advice from our CEO Pedro Alves

There are three values that we strongly adhere to at Ople. Communication – We listen and discuss everything. Passion – We seek the right answer and keep learning. Honesty – We speak up and are respectful. Let’s go over each value one by one. Communication Communication is essential not just within teams, also with other

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Giba wins another Kaggle Competition!

Our very own Lead Data Scientist Gilberto Titericz has recently won another Kaggle competition! It’s been a while since his last achievement, but he’s back in the game and he is the #1 Kaggler again! Congratulations Giba!

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