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Anti-Money Laundering and AI at HSBC
Financial Services
Anti-Money Laundering and AI at HSBC

HSBC Holdings has partnered with Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence startup Ayasdi to automate some of its compliance processes in a bid to become more efficient. The banking group is implementing the company’s AI technology to automate anti money-laundering investigations that have traditionally been conducted by thousands of humans, the bank’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Maguire […]

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A Call to Arms for the GSIB
Artificial Intelligence
A Call to Arms for the GSIB

Everywhere you turn there are stories of how nimble young startups are going to out compete the major financial institutions. The word disintermediation is thrown around amid discussions of unnecessary management layers and regulatory burdens. One could construe from these articles and interviews that the end of the large, multi-national bank is at hand. We […]

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Building an enterprise AI strategy
Artificial Intelligence
Building an enterprise AI strategy

Buoyed by a decade-long run that has seen plummeting storage costs and massive gains in compute power, enterprises have the necessary ingredients to make intelligence a reality. The question before enterprises today is not whether to become intelligent, it is a question of how and how fast. Every business will be an intelligent business in […]

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An enlightened view of AI, the economy and the financial sector
Artificial Intelligence
An enlightened view of AI, the economy and the financial sector

In recent weeks and months the debate on AI has shifted away from Skynet and towards the assessment of what autonomous technologies mean for the enterprise and the economy. It is a charged subject with passionate voices on both sides and the truth is that no one really knows how it will play out. Things […]

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AI – What is it good for?
Topology
AI – What is it good for?

How fun to start today’s blog with a nod to Edwin Starr. I was on the phone this morning with a very senior executive from one of the largest defense contractors in the world.  As you can imagine, they are getting bombarded by nearly every machine learning and artificial intelligence company on the planet. One […]

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Definitions and Predictions for Machine Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Definitions and Predictions for Machine Intelligence

The term Artificial Intelligence in 2017 feels a bit like cloud computing back in 2010 – it’s the hot buzz phrase of the moment and it’s being broadly over-applied and mis-applied in industry. I find that I can get asked about artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing, machine intelligence and advanced analytics all in the […]

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Why the 2016 election proves the need for machine intelligence
Data
Why the 2016 election proves the need for machine intelligence

Whether you are apoplectic or euphoric about the results of the election, there is a higher level issue that the results bring into focus. To name the matter, the November 8 election brings out the fact that human bias and weak signals in complex data really, really matter. It also clearly articulates the best imaginable […]

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The Golden Age of Machine Learning + the Future of Machine Intelligence
Compute
The Golden Age of Machine Learning + the Future of Machine Intelligence

The Future of Machine Learning is an incredible topic worthy of thick books.  The challenge is that because the area is moving so quickly information becomes obsolete in the blink of an eye.  O’Reilly Media solved that problem by publishing an excellent ebook on the subject with interviews by leading practitioners.  At 77 pages, it […]

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The Gartner Thermometer – Analytics Hot, Storage Cold
Machine Intelligence
The Gartner Thermometer – Analytics Hot, Storage Cold

The Gartner BI & Analytics Conference is next week. It is one of the most well-attended events in the big data calendar each year with some great presentations and an all-star cast of analyst and analytics vendors.  As we have written before, we see the big data ecosystem as having three parts: storage, analytics and visualization. […]

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Ayasdi and Citi Dazzle at the StartupGrind powered by Google
Financial Services
Ayasdi and Citi Dazzle at the StartupGrind powered by Google

The StartUpGrind is a unique event/community that has touched down in 200 cites in 85 countries and touched 400,000 entrepreneurs.  Powered by Google, its unique style of conversation vs. pitch has endeared it to content hungry entrepreneurs from around the globe.  Part classroom, part incubator, part confessional the focus is on the lessons that entrepreneurs […]

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The Glass Octopus: How Risk + Transparency Go Together for G-SIB Banks
Financial Services
The Glass Octopus: How Risk + Transparency Go Together for G-SIB Banks

In the wake of the credit markets implosion in 2008, the Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIB) were faced with a multitude of challenges. Challenges around risk management, reputation, financial stability – and not least regulation. The new mantra from regulators was to ensure that the G-SIB could endure extreme volatility and prolonged periods of economic […]

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We made the list for Best Big Data and Business Analytics Companies To Work For in 2015: Forbe’s List
Awards
We made the list for Best Big Data and Business Analytics Companies To Work For in 2015: Forbe’s List

This morning we woke up to the news that AyasdiAI has been named one of the Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For in 2015 by Forbes contributor Louis Columbus. The ranking put us along with companies like Cloudera, Google, Birst and Trifacta. The list was compiled using the CRN Big Data […]

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AyasdiAI makes the CRN’s List for the third consecutive year
Awards
AyasdiAI makes the CRN’s List for the third consecutive year

Today we got the news that AyasdiAI was named to Computer Reseller News’ list of top companies in big data for the third consecutive year. This list recognizes companies that bring innovative technologies, services, and tools to the market, enabling companies to manage, process, and analyze the increasing volume of data being generated today. As the Fast Company list, […]

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OnCloud Top100 names AyasdiAI as best-of-breed
Artificial Intelligence
OnCloud Top100 names AyasdiAI as best-of-breed

Over the moon to announce that AyasdiAI was named to the AlwaysOn Top 100 Private Companies List for 2015. Tony Perkins, who runs AlwaysOn, called out the winners in his blog, saying, “The OnCloud Top100 represents the best-of-breed of private companies in B2B applications, management tools, security and infrastructure sectors. Given the amount of growth and investment […]

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AyasdiAI makes Inc’s List
Artificial Intelligence
AyasdiAI makes Inc’s List

AyasdiAI made the Inc’s list of companies making a difference in Big Data. All of the companies on the list have great stories based on Inc’s criteria, but we were particularly excited to see our partner SumAll.org on the list whom we collaborated on a project around Syrian Polio Vaccinations to determine which locations were hardest hit by the […]

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Measuring Shape
Topology
Measuring Shape

Unlike many numerical properties we deal with, shape is a somewhat nebulous concept.  We find that we can recognize similarities between shapes, but we are often unclear about how we recognize it.  Further, we are even more unclear about how we might instruct a machine to recognize and classify shapes.  One of the main tasks […]

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AyasdiAI takes the 2013 San Francisco Business Times Tech & Innovation Award
Awards
AyasdiAI takes the 2013 San Francisco Business Times Tech & Innovation Award

AyasdiAI and our TDA technology continue to capture the attention of the public, and the most recent recognition is from The San Francisco Business Times Tech & Innovation Award. It is a huge validation of the work we are doing to apply the mathematical study of topology to real-world data problems. “To be honored for […]

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Gartner names AyasdiAI a “Cool Vendor”
Artificial Intelligence
Gartner names AyasdiAI a “Cool Vendor”

As mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, two and a half years ago, Dr. Pek Lum, a biologist who had spent more than a decade in pharmaceuticals, saw a stunning discovery when she met Ayasdi’s co-founders for the first time. By complete coincidence, they happened to be looking at a breast cancer dataset that she […]

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