The Machine Learning soccer pundit

Recently, in December, the 2020 season of Major League Soccer ended after a tough year. Although I have a distant relationship with the sport nowadays, the subject ends up being very natural to me as a Brazilian. Since I returned to live in the USA, I started to be interested in the soccer growth in the country, seeing great potential as a sport and as a business. Reading about the finals, I realized that I know little about the players and decided to explore a little, to learn more about the league, its teams, fans, and players.

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Where do I start with AI?

Over the last 7+ years, I’ve worked with many leaders who were looking to embark on their first AI journey. Most of them did not know how or where to start. Some thought they did. In order for your business to realize the gains possible using AI, you need to make sure you start your journey on the right path. Here are some key things to consider when beginning your journey…

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Tencent joins $278.5M funding round for Chinese high-powered AI chip developer Enflame

Enflame

Chinese tech giant Tencent has helped fund a $278.5 million funding round in Shanghai-based artificial intelligence chip developer Enflame Technology. Tencent has been part of every Enflame funding round since the startup was founded in 2018, including leading the $48 million pre-series A round. The continual cash infusion is part of China’s escalating research and investment into AI and chipset creation as competition with tech firms outside of the country heats up.

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Glia raises $78 million to digitize customer service interactions

Customer service startup Glia today announced it raised $78 million. The funds will be used to expand departments across its organization, the company says, with a focus on product development and strategic acquisitions. Multimodality is fast becoming the norm in the $350 billion customer service industry.

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Media Distillery raises £2.7M: Dutch startup strives to change the map of video search with AI

Amsterdam-based Media Distillery is a leading provider of AI technology, which understands what’s inside video. In a recent development, Media Distillery raised €3M (nearly £2.7M) from a group of entrepreneurs and executives from the global TV and broadcast industry.

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U.K. competition regulator to probe Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm takeover

(Reuters) — Britain’s competition regulator said on Wednesday it would start an investigation into Nvidia Corp’s $40 billion deal to buy UK-based chip designer Arm Holdings. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was “likely to consider whether, following the takeover, Arm has an incentive to withdraw, raise prices or reduce the quality of its IP licensing services to Nvidia’s rivals.”

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Contract AI Tools bring together the best in Human and Artificial Intelligence

CenzaJust now·2 min readContracts are a source of valuable information in the event of disputes, renewals, or certain strategic decisions. They need to be maintained and tracked to ensure obligations are met by all parties involved. Despite their importance, it is no secret that contract lifecycle management (CLM) is something that most companies don’t do very effectively. It’s understandable why this was the case in the past — it needed to be done manually, which is cumbersome, time-consuming, and prone to error.AI in contract lifecycle managementProcesses within CLM where AI tools are being currently deployed include drafting, negotiation, review, and post-execution management.Contract Drafting: AI tools can be used during the drafting for standardized contract templates that contain the appropriate language so it need not be done from scratch each timeContract Review and Negotiation: There is a lot of scopes to automate parts of the contract review process, including reading, identifying predetermined concepts, extracting relevant information, and presenting the data in easy-to-read formats. While lawyers are still needed to go through the specifics, using an AI tool shows them where exactly they need to focus their attention.Contract Post-Execution: The work doesn’t end with a contract being signed. Keeping on top of obligations and terms (such as payments, deliverables, and due dates) can be a nightmare since companies have thousands of contracts to track.Contract AI + Human Intelligence:AI is still in its infancy in the legal space, but there are numerous tools being introduced to help automate multiple aspects of the legal processes. These tools need quite a bit of calibrating and “training” to eventually learn what to do, which requires people with the relevant experience — specifically contract management specialists.Read more about Contract AI platforms and how human intelligence play a critical role in training the AI systems

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The future of commercial Deep Learning

How do we balance its benefits and integrity going forward? Underlying modern AI is deep learning, algorithms through which computers learn to perform intelligent tasks without being explicitly programmed. These algorithms train artificial neural networks, which iteratively learn relationships between inputs and outputs through copious examples. My solution to preserving the benefits of commercial deep learning while prioritizing its integrity is three-fold:

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