AI CEOs on China, Jobs, & Explainable AI

At the recent CED Tech Conference, CEO Robbie Allen joined Diveplane CEO Mike Capps for a free-spirited discussion/debate about artificial intelligence. Topics included:

  • Explainable AI
  • AI competition with China
  • Working with the US military
  • We’re still in the early days for machine learning and AI.
  • Machine learning’s impact on jobs
  • Building an AI/ML company in North Carolina

VIDEO: Best Practices for Deploying Machine Learning in the Enterprise

If you missed ODSC West in 2018, then you missed our CEO Robbie Allen give his talk on deploying machine learning in the enterprise. But fear not! The good folks at ODSC have provided video of his presentation.

In this talk, Robbie covers the importance (and definition) of good data and offers guidance for evaluating machine learning opportunities. Take a look!

If you’re interested in seeing our CEO or other team members live and in person, check out our upcoming events.

PHOTOS: Machine Learning Symposium Brings Technology Leaders to Chapel Hill

The Triangle’s first Machine Learning Symposium recently brought together business and academic leaders for frank, focused, and fun conversations about the increasingly impactful technology.

Machine learning (ML) is about finding patterns in data, but you don’t have to use an advanced algorithm to recognize one clear trend: from leading campuses to top companies, ML is on the rise.

That’s one clear takeaway from Symposium’s speakers, who ranged from top ML researchers to industry-leading practitioners. The event was a joint collaboration of Infinia ML, the Durham machine learning company where I work, and UNC’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

Below are some of the day’s highlights, photographed by the Kenan Institute’s Steven Rubin. You can see more photos here and access complete speaker presentation decks from here.

IBM’s Jesus Mantas on “Machine Learning Transformation in Large Organizations”

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Infinia ML Increases Research Contributions to NeurIPS, the World’s Top Machine Learning Conference

Infinia ML Chief Scientist Larry Carin Raises NeurIPS/NIPS Research Contributions to 44 Papers Since 2004

Infinia ML Research Scientist Hongteng Xu.

 

MONTREAL, December 3, 2018 – Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and data science to enterprise businesses, is celebrating more accepted research papers at the world’s most prestigious machine learning conference.

The Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS, formerly NIPS), which has been compared to the AI world’s version of SXSW and CES, accepted less than 21% of submitted papers in 2018.

Among the accepted works is a paper co-authored by Infinia ML Research Scientist Hongteng Xu. “Distilled Wasserstein Learning for Word Embedding and Topic Modeling” proposes a machine learning method for hospital patient admission records that could help predict mortality and recommend procedures.

Dr. Xu and his colleagues are conference veterans. Infinia ML Chief Scientist Larry Carin co-authored three papers at NeurIPS this year, including Xu’s. In 2017 he was the event’s most-published researcher with ten papers. Altogether, Dr. Carin has contributed 44 papers to the conference since 2004. Infinia ML Data Scientist Ricardo Henao has contributed eleven since 2009.

This year’s NeurIPS conference is in Montreal through Saturday December 8th, 2018.

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Infinia ML to Host Machine Learning Symposium

The Nov. 30 event will bring industry and academic leaders together with top students to explore new business applications for machine learning.

Chapel Hill, N.C. (Nov. 13, 2018)

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, in partnership with Infinia ML, an advanced machine learning company that delivers transformative automation solutions and data science to enterprise businesses, will host a cross-sector symposium on Friday, Nov. 30 to advance the field of machine learning. Academic and business leaders will come together with students to connect the possibilities of cutting-edge ML research with the realities of practical implementation.

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Our Director of Engineering Wins a Leadership Award

Our Director of Engineering David Rasch has won a 2018 Triangle Software Developer Award! Specifically, the award for Software Development Leader.

The awards, which are sponsored by HireNetworks, “recognize the technical talent that has contributed to the incredible growth we’ve seen in the Triangle.” Nominees were judged on factors including communication, positive attitude, depth and breadth of technical expertise, and innovation.

Congratulations, David – it’s good to see you recognized for the qualities we see in you every day.

Want to work with David and the rest of our team? Apply to be a Software Engineer or one of the other open roles on our Careers page.