Simple AWS Lambda and API Gateway with Claudia.js

For any of you Node.js folks out there already using serverless frameworks like ‘The Serverless Framework‘ , you’ll definitely want to checkout the really cool Claudia.js framework…

Claudia makes it easy to deploy Node.js projects to AWS Lambda and API Gateway. It automates all the error-prone deployment and configuration tasks, and sets everything up the way JavaScript developers expect out of the box. Continue reading

Coming Soon – More Open Source AI

The Linux Foundation recently announced a new open source AI project in collaboration with AT&T and Tech Mahindra. The Acumos Project is expected to launch in early 2018 and will “expedite innovation and deployment of AI applications, and make them available to everyone.” according to Mazin Gilbert, Vice President of Advanced Technology at AT&T Labs. Continue reading

Fast Company Innovation Fest 2017

Fast Company Innovation Festival 2017 logoI had the privilege of attending several events at the Fast Company Innovation Festival – held here in New York City last week – and my hat is off to FC for a job really well done! Sessions ran smoothly and on-time; well-curated panels were packed with interesting discussions; and the Convene space in midtown Manhattan proved an excellent, impressive venue.

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API.AI rebrands to Dialogflow

A couple of months ago we reported on Google’s acquisition of our favorite natural language processing (NLP) platform – API.AI.

Well since then it seems that API.AI have gone from strength to strength in so many new areas, …so much so in fact that they have decided to rebrand in order to better describe their current more diverse platform which includes an analytics tools and 33 prebuilt agents

Enter ‘Dialogflow’

Full press release here

 

New AI Competition!

This past week, Microsoft Ventures announced a new AI Competition for startups in partnership with Madrona Venture Group, Notion Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel. There will be three regional competitions across the globe and prizes range from Office 365 licenses to $1,000,00 in funding.

Find the official rules and more information at the Microsoft Ventures site here: https://microsoftventures.com/innovateai/

So Long, Social Security Numbers

In an age where the next major data security breach seems to be lurking just around the corner, or perhaps has already happened and we just don’t know about it yet, it’s refreshing to hear talk of sunsetting the archaic social security number as a universal identifier for US citizens. While it should come as no surprise, with cybersecurity at the forefront of international headlines, and regular password-update requirements all but ubiquitous with online accounts, the onus has been largely on the individual to vigilantly guard their own digital information. At the heart of this information lies a single, 9 digit identifier meant to last a lifetime – big red flag. Continue reading