Pseudo-AI: Why not use the real thing?

16 July 2018


According to a recent Guardian piece on the West Coast tech scene, a large number of startups have allegedly discovered that human labour is cheaper and easier than building or implementing AI technology. Better yet, they’re employing people to do intensive manual labour, styling themselves as AI companies, and keeping it all a secret from their investors. The result is like a restored vintage car: on the outside, it’s shiny, and new, and fashioning the ‘AI’ epithet; on the inside, it’s outdated and unsustainable.

Advantage Wimbledon: SW19’s AI innovation shows how even the most traditional institutions can modernise

13 July 2018

With its all-white dress code, genteel atmosphere and quaint servings of strawberries and cream, Wimbledon has always seemed like an event existing somewhere in the past. But by installing AI into their broadcasting rooms, the All England Club have leapt into the future: they’re using cutting-edge AI technology to personalise the spectator experience with curated ‘MyWimbledon’ pages for each viewer, and to maximise performance data and footage.

VAR the examplar: how technology can help people clear the ‘noise’ around decision-making

29 June 2018


Picture the scene: We’re in the 91st minute of Germany vs South Korea. The game is locked at 0-0. With the World Cup champions needing a win to stay in the competition, South Korea score – but the goal is flagged for offside.

The problem with explainable AI… is excuses, excuses

15 June 2018

Rudina Seseri, the founder of Glasswing Ventures, makes some interesting arguments on ‘the problem with explainable AI’ in her latest article on TechCrunch. However I can’t help but fundamentally disagree with the article’s closing remark that putting such a premium on transparency sets too high a burden for the AI industry.

CEO Ben Taylor features on cover of this month’s CIOReview

12 April 2018

“As automation continues to sit at the top of every CIO’s agenda, and as RPA continues to show its limitations, it is clear that Rainbird’s automated decision-making platform is becoming a smart strategic choice. Rainbird undoubtedly heralds a step change for any enterprise choosing to take advantage of its capabilities. “

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