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A.I. in the Real World - Sussex Uni lecture March 2011

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A.I. in the Real World - Sussex Uni lecture March 2011

  1. 1. A.I. in the Real World Ian Ozsvald [email_address] March 2011 at Sussex University
  2. 2.   War Stories - 1 <ul><ul><li>SearchSpace (now Fortent.com), late 90s to date, ex-London Unis &quot;Searchspace is the market leader in intelligent systems for Enterprise Automation&quot; </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  3. 3.   War Stories - 2 <ul><ul><li>Mathématiques Appliquées SA (MASAGroup.com), late 90s to date, ex-French Unis  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning (Oil, ADP, RM, Onyx) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilots, Robots (Gizmo!), Financial Forecasting, Game A.I.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NLP for Sentiment & Burst </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  4. 4.   War Stories - 3 <ul><ul><li>Mor Consulting (6 years old), HVB Bank, PANalytical, Ambiental, Qtara </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Code Farm, Jeremy Mabbit ex-Informatics, early 2000s to date, acquired by Calypso (CDOs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Autonomy (Dr. Michael Lynch and Richard Gaunt), late 90s to date, ex-Cambridge Unis, $500mil rev. </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  5. 5. Big Projects in A.I.? <ul><ul><li>DARPA Grand Challenge - 3 events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netflix Prize - $1 million prize money if their Cinematch beaten by 10% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cars, Watson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cyc (and OpenMind) - assembling common sense knowledge, 20 yrs old </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Dog - Biologically inspired walker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Ties – a People Radar </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  6. 6. Some Things to Solve <ul><ul><li>Video Scene Search for Amazon or Netflix (beach, bangalore...) imfdb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPhone Translator – image or voice -> Word Lens and Google Translate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommendation engine – Amazon's system for WikiPedia for movies? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General object recognition - art, trees? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PICK A BIG PROBLEM! </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  7. 7. How to Start - 1 <ul><ul><li>Be passionate, make a demo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find free users, find paying users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't get hung-up about IP, Patents or Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money is available if you have customers </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  8. 8. How to Start - 2 <ul><ul><li>Tech - AWS S3 + EC2, GPUs, Mobiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>openCV, OCR, NLTK, SciPy (audience?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr, Wikipedia, YouTube, Google Streetmap, OpenMind (audience?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GOFAI/NEWFAI - Don't get hung-up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefer Agile languages (audience?) </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  9. 9. How to Start - 3 <ul><ul><li>ShowMeDo.com - boot-strapped, <£10k start-up, with Kyran Dale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running cost £200/month, >1Tb data served, 100k+ monthly users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn Python Here! </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  10. 10. How to Start - 4 <ul><ul><li>Talk to those that have done it already! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£5 App event (fivepoundapp.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HackerSpace (BuildBrighton.com) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dotBrighton (Seb - augmented reality) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LikeMind (coffee with smart people) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenCoffee (funding, founders) </li></ul></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com
  11. 11. How to Start - 5 <ul><ul><li>Just Get On With It! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say if you'd like to meet for coffee... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@IanOzsvald </li></ul><ul><li>MorConsulting.com </li></ul>5/10/2010 IanOzsvald.com

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