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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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Should you build or buy AI? – VB Summit 2018 Boardroom Session Summary

Originally published on VentureBeat At VentureBeat’s recent VB Summit event, I headed a session on whether enterprises should build or buy AI. Between comments from the panelists and a group of about 20 business leaders, a good decision tree emerged for how to answer this question. Given how important the question is, I wanted to

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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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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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How do you have productive arguments?

I love and have always loved arguing, not for the sake of arguing or because I see it as a fun challenge, but for the meaning behind it. When I think about an argument, I imagine two people trying to uncover the truth about something; and the truth is knowledge, and knowledge is a wonderful

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The night at Internapalooza 2018

Around noon on the day of Internapalooza, Pedro yelled out loud, jumping up from his seat. “I have a great idea! Instead of giving out trinkets at a job fair, let’s actually give a job!” It sounded like a good idea, but we weren’t sure if it could really happen. However, when we arrived at

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Ople to sponsor 2018 Internapalooza San Francisco

We are very excited to announce that Ople, Inc. will be sponsoring and attending this year’s Internapalooza San Francisco on August 2nd. Our founder Pedro Alves will be standing on stage in front of thousands of Silicon Valley interns, young engineers, and STEM students to speak about interview tactics and best candidate qualities. Following the

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