Reinforcement Learning for 3D Molecular Design

In this blog post, we will outline how we combine ideas from reinforcement learning and quantum chemistry to catalyse the search for new molecules. We will explain how we can push the boundaries of the type of molecules we can build by representing the atoms directly in Cartesian coordinates. Finally, we will demonstrate how we can exploit symmetries of the design process to efficiently train a reinforcement learning agent for molecular design.

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10 effective Leadership skills you need in the age of AI

AI Leadership soft skills

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation are about to disrupt every industry and change the way we work forever. While decision makers in the past spent a significant amount of time on administrative tasks such as coordinating, scheduling, and making short-term data driven decisions, AI will soon be able to take over these and other complex tasks. Managers and leaders will now have to understand the technical role of AI and fill in the gaps in areas it is a long way from developing, interpersonal and soft skills. 

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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 4/30/2021

Above the Trend Line

In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, industry partnerships, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz. Our intent is to provide you a one-stop source of late-breaking news to help you keep abreast of this fast-paced ecosystem.

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Top 12 AI researchers and Leaders

AI leaders and researchers

Deep learning continues to produce advanced techniques with widespread applications faster than one can keep up with. Dozens of papers get uploaded to arXiv every day, and there are hundreds of scientists and engineers active in the field. To stay in the loop, we’ve put together a list of 12 innovators and researchers in the field that you could follow to know the progress brought by the discipline to science, industry and society. The list includes links to the website, LinkedIn, Twitter account, Facebook profile and Google Scholar Profile of the AI Leaders for you to follow.

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Lockers, smart menus and licence plates: fast food’s AI-led future

McDonalds restaurant

McDonald’s, the market leader in the QSR (quick-service restaurant) space, kick-started this arms race by delving into the world of AI and machine-learning. It took this route via its purchases of decision-technology specialist Dynamic Yield in March 2019 and voice technology group Apprente in September the same year.

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Signal Advisors Raises $16M for Advisor Platform

Signal Advisors

Signal Advisors, a Detroit-based fintech startup that distributes annuities and life insurance, has raised $16 million that it plans to use to build an end-to-end platform for independent advisors, it said. Series A funding of $10 million was led by General Catalyst, which closed in December. It followed a $6 million seed financing round in July, with participation from Detroit Venture Partners, Ludlow Ventures, General Catalyst, Mercury Fund, Annox Capital, SV Angel and others, Signal Advisors said.

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