TechBytes with Reza Rassool, CTO at RealNetworks

Tell us about your role and the team/technology you handle at RealNetworks. I am Reza Rassool, CTO of RealNetworks. I help guide our technology strategy to spur growth. Since joining RealNetworks, three years ago, I have encouraged an emphasis in AI in all of our product lines. Three in particular: In the RealTimes application we developed computer vision features set to better catalog your mobile camera roll. That development spawned our SAFR business which now claims “the world’s best facial recognition for live…

Lionbridge Adds Neural-Based Amazon Translate To Its Localization Enablement Platform

Amazon Presents Recent Project Success That Highlights Fast, High-Quality Language Translation to Market Through Neural MT Technology Lionbridge Technologies, one of the world's leading global digital communications company that helps brands to deliver seamless, cross-cultural experiences,  announced the enhancement of its localization enablement platform with the inclusion of Amazon Translate, a neural Machine Translation (MT) service developed by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon Translate was made publicly available…

BEN Announces Acquisition of TubeBuddy

Transaction Expands TubeBuddy’s Ability to Empower Artists and Content Creators BEN, the entertainment AI company that places brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content, announced the acquisition of TubeBuddy, the largest platform to help YouTube creators optimize their audience and channel growth. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. TubeBuddy will become a division of BEN Group and Rob Gabel, founder and former CEO of Tubular Labs, will join as General Manager of the new division. Since its…

Puppets.World Launches an App for Animating Photos with AI

Puppets.World launches an application for animating photos and paintings with AI. The app makes a person in an image repeat words and mirror facial expressions on the user's video. Puppets.World is an app which makes it possible, with the help of artificial intelligence, to animate any photo of a person, a portrait painting, or even a hand-drawn sketch. To do this, a user needs to record a video, choose a photo or a portrait drawing and push the "puppet" button. The puppet will repeat all the words from the video and…

Defining ‌AI,‌ ‌Machine‌ ‌Learning‌ ‌and‌ ‌Deep‌ ‌Learning‌ for MarTech

Technology is developing today at a pace that’s never been seen before. New advancements and breakthroughs happen far more readily than at any time in the past. One of the most talked-about areas of cutting-edge tech is that of artificial intelligence (AI). AI is driving the digital transformation of organizations in all manner of niches. So wide-ranging are the applications of AI, that you’ve probably already interacted with an example of the tech today. Despite AI’s growing ubiquity, though, it’s still not an area…

Deepgram Pioneers Novel Training Approach Setting New Standard for AI Companies

Artificial intelligence has made astonishing technological advances in recent years and more companies are turning to AI to improve internal functions and unlock the potential of enterprise datasets. IDC has characterized AI as “inescapable” and estimates that by 2025, at least 90% of new enterprise apps will embed AI. But getting to the right models to effectively power AI is hard - and especially hard for speech. Building a model is tedious, requiring multiple stages of training and refinement, and deep learning expertise…

Jump Capital Leads $8 Million Series B Extension for IRONSCALES

New funding to support email security research & development and market expansion; Matthew McNulty hired as SVP of Worldwide Sales IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, announced it has closed an $8 million Series B extension led by Chicago-based venture and growth capital firm Jump Capital. The additional funding will add to the $15 million previously contributed by current investor K1 Investment Management. A global leader in anti-phishing innovation, IRONSCALES plans to use the funding to…

Qubit to Deliver More Relevant Shopping Experiences with Google Cloud’s Recommendations AI

Early adopters of Recommendations AI have experienced a 90% increase in click-through rate and 40% uplift in conversions Qubit, a leader in AI-led merchandising and personalized experiences, announced it has furthered its partnership with Google Cloud, making Recommendations AI available for eCommerce teams. The product recommendations solution is deeply integrated within Qubit’s new product interface for merchandising, enabling eCommerce teams to leverage Google Cloud’s latest AI technology. Included in the offering is…

IRONSCALES Deploys Natural Language Processing to Automatically Prevent Business Email Compromise Attacks

Leader in self-learning email security becomes the first in anti-phishing to embrace NLP for malicious email classification; Adds new VIP impersonation protections for senior executives IRONSCALES, the pioneer of self-learning email security, announced that it has deployed natural language processing (NLP), using advanced machine learning (ML) and neural networks, to automatically detect and respond to the most common types of business email compromise (BEC) attacks. As an emerging phishing attack technique, BEC leans…

Traffic4cast Competition Calls on AI Community to Better Predict Urban Traffic Flows

Second annual competition for machine learning experts to improve planning tools for urban mobility Top ranked teams receive prize money, research fellowships, honors at NeurIPS 2020 Vienna – The Institute for Advanced Research in Artificial Intelligence (IARAI), an independent and global machine-learning research institute established by HERE Technologies, announced the second annual Traffic4Cast competition. This year’s competition for the AI community expands the datasets and number of cities being analyzed.…

40 Years On, PAC-MAN Recreated With AI by NVIDIA Researchers

GameGAN, a Generative Adversarial Network Trained on 50,000 PAC-MAN Episodes, Produces a Fully Functional Version of the Dot-Munching Classic Without an Underlying Game Engine. Forty years to the day since PAC-MAN first hit arcades in Japan, and went on to munch a path to global stardom, the retro classic has been reborn, delivered courtesy of AI. Trained on 50,000 episodes of the game, a powerful new AI model created by NVIDIA Research, called NVIDIA GameGAN, can generate a fully functional version of PAC-MAN without an…

DarwinAI Announces Strategic Collaboration with Lockheed Martin

DarwinAI, the explainable AI company located in Waterloo, Canada, announced a strategic collaboration with global aerospace leader Lockheed Martin that seeks to improve Lockheed Martin’s customers’ understanding of AI solutions. Explainable AI (XAI) or “explainability” attempts to illuminate how neural networks – complex constructions that mimic the human brain – reach their decisions.  The lack of understanding around AI’s decision-making process has hampered the widespread adoption of AI. Marketing Technology News: R2i…

Domino Data Lab Joins NVIDIA DGX-Ready Software Program

Companies Collaborate to Accelerate AI and ML Workflows, Making Best-in-Class NVIDIA GPUs Easily Accessible to Data Science Teams Domino Data Lab, provider of the industry-leading open data science platform for large enterprises, announced it is joining the DGX-Ready Software program by NVIDIA. As part of this program, Domino joins NVIDIA and its partners to further simplify artificial intelligence (AI) infrastructure and help enterprises maximize the full potential of this technology. Marketing Technology News: DOSL App…

MarTech Interview with Josh Poduska, Chief Data Scientist at Domino Data Lab

"I think it is unrealistic to expect AI and ML to solve all the world’s problems. In my opinion, there will be plenty of situations where AI and ML are not the right fit." Know Me Hi Josh, tell us about your journey and how you arrived at Domino Data Lab. I’ve been in the analytics space for about 18 years and have loved every step along the way. We, humans, are naturally prone to making decisions based on a limited understanding. Information, when properly communicated, frees us from our biases and…

Data Science Tropes: Cowboys and Sirens

As Abraham Maslow—he of the eponymous hierarchy of needs—said in 1966, "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." To a fledgling Data Scientist (say, a college sophomore) who has just found out about the wonders of Machine Learning (ML), nothing beats the adrenaline rush of discovering their hammer: the ability to sign up on Kaggle, install xgboost, fire up a Jupyter notebook and, within 10 minutes, submit their first Machine Learning model in a competition. …

MarTech Interview with Jeremy Fain, CEO at Cognitiv

"It has been proven over and over again that brands that continue to advertise during recessions bounce back faster than those that do not. " How has your business changed since the COVID-19 pandemic? We have closed our offices and are now 100% remotely working for our clients. We are spread out across the two coasts, but we are still working really well together and every day it gets easier. Our business has changed for the better because marketers are much more focused on ROI than before the pandemic, and being…

Gravyty Introduces Version 3.0 Including Revolutionary Artificial Intelligence Crisis Management Tools to Fundraisers Managing Response to…

Gravyty Refocuses Version 3.0 to Center on Driving Revenue through Fundraising During Crisis Gravyty, the market-defining provider of fundraiser enablement powered by artificial intelligence (AI), announced new product capabilities that help nonprofit, higher education, and health care leaders continue to secure fundraising revenue during the challenging times caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This includes the immediate availability of Gravyty Crisis Management for frontline fundraisers managing donor relations during the…

TechBytes with David Bloch, Data Science Evangelist at Domino Data Lab

How did you plan your transition through the Dotcom era to the modern AI era? I’ve been strangely fortunate in the sense that my career has coincided with many emerging technologies that now come together under the banner of AI. I started as a Software Engineer connecting medical equipment to medical software; that led to working in diagnostics, decision sciences and analysis of that data once it landed in patient management systems. From there, I started building predictive models in SAS and Matlab. I was one of the…

The Rise of the Data Engineer

The introduction of AI into products and services – across all sectors – is creating new capabilities at a scale that software developers could never have dreamed of just a decade ago. But this development is not just about the tech. The combination of AI and Cloud infrastructure is triggering a fascinating change in personnel that you cannot ignore; it is changing the roles of certain engineers and creating an entirely newfound requirement that demands an entirely new engineering specialty. Let’s review the evolution…

BEN Announces Expansion of AI and Influencer Teams and Improved Capabilities

Q1 Marked by Record Number of New Bookings, Continued Expansion of AI Technology BEN, the entertainment AI company that integrates brands into influencer, streaming, TV, music, and film content, announced new hires across its Influencer and AI teams, continued expansion of its sales and strategy teams, new capabilities for its proprietary AI technology, and a record number of client bookings and integrations across influencer platforms. Marketing Technology News: Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19 at TrackMyTemp The…