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Bonsai - AI For Everyone
Came across the launch of this interesting company recently. The main features include
Inkling - a AI programming language designed to represent AI in terms of what you want to teach instead of the low level mechanics of how it is learned.
The Bonsai AI Engine - The AI Engine abstracts away and automates the low-level mechanics of artificial intelligence. Each Inkling program developed is fed into the Bonsai Artificial Intelligence Engine in order to generate and train appropriate models
BRAINs - A BRAIN is the compiled and trained intelligence model produced, hosted, and managed within the AI Engine. Each BRAIN is available for ongoing debugging, refinement, and reuse.
After this training, the Bonsai generated API endpoints and SDK allow users to connect applications to, interact with, and analyze the models produced by the Bonsai AI Engine.
Making AI accessible to every developer is definitely a very good idea - and I hope they succeed in their mission. I hope they focus on keeping the cognitive load of adoption as low as possibl...
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Numerai is a hedge fund built by a global community of anonymous data scientists. They take expensive, proprietary trading data and provide it to anyone free of charge (using homomorphic encryption) to make the best models for stock market prediction. The most accurate and original machine learning models from the world’s best data scientists are synthesized into a collective artificial intelligence that controls the capital in Numerai’s hedge fund.
It has some really impressive hedge fund managers and machine learning gurus touting its ability and potential so I'm pretty excited to see where it goes. An army of smart data scientists around the world should be able to try a lot more strategies and have more creative ideas than the few thousands who work at the big hedge funds.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the companies that presented on the demo days.
Tag your post with the startups you're commenting on. Sort posts by companies you want to read people's thoughts on. Tired of the HN thread; I think a discussion like this is where this product can shine.
Does anyone understand how Airfordable is different from putting money under your mattress every month and buying a ticket with it? (Less the inconvenience of an upfront commitment, lock-in, and the 80% APR you're paying them)
"Co-founder of Airfordable, echoes this sentiment wh...
The talk leaves me with questions about how generic/reusable the workarounds they built for li.st are. I guess the question in the end of the day, is, how much extra effort it takes to avoid bridging altogether.
Zenefits, a Rocket That Fell to Earth, Tries to Launch Again
Interesting article talking about how hard it is to rebuild your company once you've lost trust. David Sacks, the person in charge of the turnaround, says "the turnaround strategy of this company has been to reject ‘damage control. Doing the right thing has been the crisis management strategy." That's the only way forward for the company in my opinion. It has to rebrand itself, put a lot of effort into transparency, and mend its relationships with corporations and state/federal government.
Z2 represents the next stage of the company - a complete rebranding of the company in an effort to get pass all the bad press and rebuild trust. I believe they're going to unveil their new platform on Oct 18 at their first user conference (Source).