The Atlantic Council has published my article “Ukraine’s roadmap to an artificial intelligence future”
My recent talk “#DeepFakes: pro & contra of democratic order”:
– Is it possible to detect DeepFakes?
– Is it possible to control DeepFakes?
– How will DeepFakes and synthetic content affect elections, society, government?
– What is the impact on ethics, social norms in 1-2-5-10 years?
I have spent part of this summer in four regions of Ukraine.
In these areas, economy is mostly based on conventional, or, rather, old industries, such as logistics/ports, agriculture, and heavy industry (metallurgy among them). Continue reading “#AI and Digitalization. How to Be a Global Champion?”
Let’s figure out how technologies are going to change the nature of power and of political leverage in the coming period of 3 to 7 years.
Today, we are getting more and more “AI advocates” blow their trumpets from all over about the coming era of cyberpunk and singularity. Yet, if you look around you see that we are far from living in the world featured in Matrix, Back to the Future, or Star Wars. Continue reading “How Technologies are going to change the Nature of Power”
Topic: “Artificial Intelligence Trends and Applications” @ Computex 2019, Taipei, Taiwan
As my main work is related to AI and brains for robots, (http://augmentedpixels.com) and I write in a blog about AI use cases in different industries, some big corporations involved in traditional industries ask me to help them solve problems with their AI research & development.
Usually, these problems are related to “over-budgeting” of R&D or issues with goal setting, or inefficient management in R&D teams.
Here are the most common issues and takeaways from my experience: Continue reading “How to manage “AI” development and R&D team in big corporations without “casting spells” and “doing rain dances”?”
Since the 90s I am a big fan of robotics, and I become very upset when companies producing robots fail.
For the last three years a few reputable companies that I liked a lot “left the market” (Anki, etc.).
As my company licenses SLAM for robotics and AR/VR glasses developers, I understand the market from the inside and will allow myself in this article some thoughts about system problems and necessary changes in the market that may change the situation.
Why do cool robotics companies fail? Continue reading “When do robotics and drones companies stop failing?”
For the last 4 years, I was involved in various roles in 5 processes of M&A of technology startups.
Every time I observed the same conflict of interests between investors and a core tech team/co-founders because in every technology startup there are 3 groups of stakeholders with different interests:
2. Investment banker, legal and accounting teams;
3. Co-founders/technology team who developed the core IP that is the subject of acquisition.
Continue reading “M&A of a tech start-up: How to resolve the conflict of interests between investors and technology co-founders?”
I live and run a business in Silicon Valley ( http://augmentedpixels.com – SLAM and CV for Robots and AR / VR, est. 2011), but since 2012 I spend a part of my time to the systematic development of CV / ML in Eastern Europe:
– Since 2014 I have been holding a conference on Computer Vision and Machine Learning that gathers the largest community of CV/ML Researchers and Engineers (more than 1700) – EECVC (web – http://eecvc.com);
– With a group of activists we popularize CV/ML specialties, including active work on the opening of labs and majors in universities (MSc of computer vision, etc.).
– I manage a stealth community of angel investors from the United States interested in investing in CM / ML startups and cooperate with R&D centers in Eastern Europe;
After Amazon’s acquisition of Ring for 1 billion dollars with R&D office in Eastern Europe, the interest in opening R&D centers in this region rose significantly – everyone is impressed by the fact that Ring Labs could grow from 10 people to 500 (!!!!) in 2 years, which is almost impossible to do in Silicon Valley with the same level of new employees. Continue reading “Computer Vision in Eastern Europe: Bunch of Cool Researchers & Engineers, but Lack of Big Challenging Projects”
This year I decided not to speak in front of the big audience as the time losses on preparation and travel are huge.
Nevertheless, my client have asked me to have a private conversation with a very special group of people on the topic “What stack of technologies we need to have in order to lead in the AR field in the upcoming 10 years.” Continue reading “The Future of Augmented Reality infrastructure (Software and Hardware)”