Category: Artificial Intelligence

How Deep Learning is changing the car insurance industry

Artificial intelligence has been a very popular expression for the last 10 years, but disruptive commercial applications of it are not as common. Tractable is taking a very pragmatic approach to AI and has been working to solve real commercial problems with deep learning technology. Car insurance is a deeply flawed industry, and Tractable is disrupting its problems through deep...

A working introduction to Symbolic AI

Historically there have been two main AI research tracks – symbolic AI (logic) and sub-symbolic AI (machine learning, neural networks, etc.) – but the recent resurgence of interest in AI is focused almost exclusively on machine learning. Why? Human intelligence combines conscious logical reasoning with subconscious pattern recognition. Are we missing even bigger AI opportunities by overlooking symbolic AI? Internet-scale...

Functional data science and algebraic infrastructure

Functional programming concepts such as composition, immutability, and type-safety allow software developers to rapidly build reliable, reusable, and correct systems. These approaches can also be used to solve many of the problems that data scientists face in the wild — such as sharing and reusing models, connecting them to data sources and third-party systems, and ensuring predictable behaviour in production....

Demographics analysis by shoes – Analysing demographics by their shoes using machine learning

Will is a data scientist by trade with a background in strategy consulting. After roles in digital strategy and consulting at Coca-Cola and Mars and Co, he studied an MSc in Big Data Analytics at UCL and worked as a freelance data scientist before co-founding Hoxton Analytics, where he is currently the CTO. Hoxton Analytics is a retail analytics start-up...

Machine learning for games – Using machine learning for games as a spring-board for solving real-world problems

Vishal is the Co-Founder and CEO at PROWLER.io, that is set the revolutionise the way games are developed. An Experienced entrepreneur and global manager with a passion for disruptive innovation, Vishal has over 20 years experience across several domains, where he has developed and led cross-domain innovation teams. As part of the management team of Vocal IQ, he developed the...

Machine learning approaches to find the bad guy

How machine learning is changing information security. Maintaining security is hard and growing to be painfully expensive problem, as more organisations and individuals fall victim to attacks that result in substantial losses. Machine Learning has been growing in use by both security products and internal professionals in identifying and stopping attacks. the latest developments in machine learning introduce more powerful...