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  • The Basics of AI Implementation

    The Basics of AI Implementation

    For many executives, October contains the scariest day of the year: Q3 earnings calls that illuminate how distant EOY goals are. Though companies can achieve these goals (reducing costs and...

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  • A Look Back and A Look Ahead with Time Machine

    A Look Back and A Look Ahead with Time Machine

    Our Time Machine 2018 summit is fast approaching. The November 6-7 event gathers executives, academics and industry leaders in Austin, Texas, to

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  • Reflections on AI and Labor

    Reflections on AI and Labor

    This week, the U.S. celebrated Labor Day to honor the contributions of workers to our country’s prosperity. As we enter the era of AI, the discussion around labor tends to focus on a single...

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  • The Math of Cats and Dogs: AI in Image Recognition

    The Math of Cats and Dogs: AI in Image Recognition

    Say you wanted to write a computer program to recognize pictures of cats. A reasonable starting point might be to ask yourself, “What does a cat look like?” A cat is a furry, four-legged animal...

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  • AI in Biometrics: The Flight Path to Safer Aviation

    AI in Biometrics: The Flight Path to Safer Aviation

    When boarding an airplane, you’re probably not wondering how many hours of sleep your pilot got last night. However, new research into the effects of fatigue on pilot safety and effectiveness...

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  • The State of Evolutionary Computation, Part Three

    The State of Evolutionary Computation, Part Three

    In our previous post, we explored computational cost as one major shortcoming of evolutionary algorithms and reviewed some of the exciting research presented at GECCO 2018 devoted to addressing...

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  • The State of Evolutionary Computation, Part Two

    The State of Evolutionary Computation, Part Two

    In our previous post, we introduced the world of evolutionary computation, a family of optimization algorithms inspired by biological evolution. Though evolutionary algorithms have yielded...

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  • The State of Evolutionary Computation

    The State of Evolutionary Computation

    SparkCognition joined fellow researchers this year at the 2018 proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO) in Kyoto, Japan. In recent years, evolutionary...

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  • Five Questions To Ensure An AI Vendor Can Deliver Results

    Five Questions To Ensure An AI Vendor Can Deliver Results

    (This article first appeared in Forbes.) In a crowded, rapidly developing field like artificial intelligence, decision makers in enterprises can struggle when deciding where to invest their...

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  • How AI Stops Fileless Attacks

    How AI Stops Fileless Attacks

    A new kind of cyber attack is on the rise. Fileless attacks were involved with up to 77% of all successful cyber attacks in 2017. But what are fileless attacks, and how can you defend against...

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  • 5 Years of SparkCognition, 5 Problems We’ve Solved

    5 Years of SparkCognition, 5 Problems We’ve Solved

    This week, SparkCognition celebrated its fifth year as a company. In that short time, we have emerged as a leader in the field of artificial intelligence, winning awards for our technology and...

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  • Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance: Why Enterprise Should Know the Difference

    Predictive and Prescriptive Maintenance: Why Enterprise Should Know the Difference

    We’re often asked by our clients to explain the difference between “predictive” and “prescriptive” analytics. We thought that this simple example could clear up the distinction: Imagine you’re...

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  • Down to the Basics: An Overview of NLP Applications in Business

    Down to the Basics: An Overview of NLP Applications in Business

    What is NLP? Humans understand language naturally—so much so that we take for granted the complex rules and inflections underlying everyday speech and writing. Teaching machines to understand...

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  • DeepArmor Catches Cyber Attack Culprit CyrptoMix

    DeepArmor Catches Cyber Attack Culprit CyrptoMix

    Once again ransomware has found a way to shed its skin, bypassing vigilant malware solutions and administrators alike. In this case, CryptoMix (a combination of the ransomeware families CyrptXXX...

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  • McKinsey Report Finds Early AI Adopters Have Better Financial Performance

    McKinsey Report Finds Early AI Adopters Have Better Financial Performance

    Artificial intelligence is immersing itself in our day-to-day lives, making its way into businesses large and small, into our music, our movies, and our lifestyles. As with any other revolution...

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  • Predicting Failures in Hydro Turbines: Easy as H2O

    Predicting Failures in Hydro Turbines: Easy as H2O

    From the massive blades spinning on top of hillsides to solar panels decorating rooftops, advances in technology are helping to create a cleaner, more sustainable source of energy. Hydropower is...

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  • GandCrab Caught in DeepArmor’s Net

    GandCrab Caught in DeepArmor’s Net

    One of the toughest security challenges for any organization is the balance between what applications should be allowed and which should not. Documents are almost universally allowed and...

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  • 12 Mothers of AI Who Prove You Shouldn’t Fear Becoming Your Mother

    12 Mothers of AI Who Prove You Shouldn’t Fear Becoming Your Mother

    Marvin Minsky and John McCarthy are widely considered to be the fathers of AI—but what about the mothers? Women have made invaluable contributions to the field, from pioneering computational...

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  • Detecting the Difference Between Word Docs and Weaponized Docs

    Detecting the Difference Between Word Docs and Weaponized Docs

    With every new innovation in technology comes the need for protection to match it. In recent years, weaponized documents, or files that appear to victims as everyday Microsoft Office files...

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  • Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board

    Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board

    Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board Understanding the need to implement artificial intelligence (AI) into your company is only a minor part of...

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