We looked at 10,668 startups and companies listed in Crunchbase who are relying on AI for their main applications, products, and services

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Venture Pulse, Q4'18 Global Analysis of Venture Funding

From redefining management by evaluating job candidates on innate and emerging strengths by removing conscious and unconscious biases from hiring decisions as eightfold.ai does today to providing a self-service AI platform that is always learning from analytics as Anodot does, machine learning startups are fascinating to track. International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021, attaining a 48% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Please see the latest roundup of machine learning forecasts and market estimates, 2018 for more market data on machine learning’s exponential growth.

“AI will be a true differentiator for companies in the future. The companies that have mastered it will take off, those who haven’t will dwindle (just like companies choosing to embrace software and the internet early on),” Scott Stephenson, founder, and CEO of Deepgram, an automatic speech recognition company, told Crunchbase News in an email. …


Relax and enjoy home-tasty flavors from Mexico in this beautiful spot in Pittsburgh

Image for post
Image for post
Some delicious beef tacos from La Palapa in Pittsburgh

Settling on the best Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh is a bit like figuring out the best American restaurants in America. Where does one even start? You have fine dining tasting menus with plates as precise as they are boundary pushing. You have simple yet ambitious taquerias making revelatory dining experiences accessible to the masses. You have places that have been making their signature dish so long that it’s basically illegal to make it anyplace else (more on that later).

There is incredible diversity within the regional cuisines of Mexico and the different directions they have taken as they have crossed the border and mingled with American palates. It is impossible to account for them all comprehensively, but we are quite confident that if you experience the flavors of Mexico at this restaurant, you will be thoroughly pleased with your decision. …


Search engine optimization tips & tricks for small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs based on reliable data directly from Google’s best practices.

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Search Engine Watch | https://searchenginewatch.com

What is search engine optimization (SEO)?

SEO is an abbreviation for “search engine optimization” or “web search optimizer.” Deciding to contract a SEO agency or consultant is an important decisionn that can conceivably enhance your website and time, yet you can likewise harm your website and reputation if you don’t hire a reputable firm. Whenever you are ready to hire a SEO firm, make sure to do some research in making sure that the SEO firm only works with “whitehat SEO techniques” which are legal techniques that won’t harm your site, and not cause penalties with search engines on the internet, such as Google, Bing or Yahoo. …


We have thoroughly reviewed the best Pittsburgh web design agencies, based on verified customer reviews, reliability, portfolio, experience and skill-set.

Image for post
Image for post

If you are a succeeding business owner or entrepreneur, you are looking for a great company to design or redesign and develop your company’s website. We have compiled the top 10 best web design companies for the Pittsburgh region, based on the quality of their work and the extent of the services they offer. Whether you want an entirely new brand identity for your business or just a few new features added to your site, at least one of the companies listed below, will be able to fulfill your needs.

1.- DAI Builds — Digital Agency:

DAI Builds is a high-end digital agency that specializes in responsive web design, mobile web development and SEO. They have served over 100 clients in the Pittsburgh area and the globe. Their team is led by CMU Software Engineer Roberto Iriondo, they offer one of the best (if not the best) tech development stack (specializing in UX, UI, high-performance websites with the best ROI) in the Pittsburgh area, along covering top-notch search engine optimization (SEO) that other companies competing with them cannot. …


Carnegie Mellon University sits down to tell us their secrets when launching new ventures through their campus-based startup incubator

Image for post
Image for post
Machine learning and AI are at the top of Innovation Ventures in the US and China | Image: Stacy Stanford, ML Memoirs

Carnegie Mellon University stands among the best innovation move records in the nation and invests vigorously in helping its students, faculty and staff convey research to the market. Through vehicles like the Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation and Project Olympus, an on-campus startup incubator, CMU is helping its community blast the treacherous path from exciting research and brilliant ideas to marketable and needed products.

Last week, I had the opportunity to pick the minds of the people driving these projects: Kit Needham, Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Associate Director of Project Olympus, and Reed McManigle, Senior Manager, Business Development and Licensing and Mentor in Residence, Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC). …


These AI anchors are powered by machine learning, NLG and GANs. They can continuously operate 24 hours a day

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Xiaowan L., Software Engineer | Xinhua News Agency

We spoke to Xiaowan L., a Software Engineer directly involved on the AI Anchors project, led by Xinhua News Agency, China’s state-run press agency which unveiled the new “AI anchors” — digital composites created from continuously train on footage data based on human hosts that read the news using synthesized voices.

Xiowan, (Who asked us to maintain confidentiality of her last-name) told us this morning that the developed artificial intelligence anchors are a product of machine learning, NLG (natural language generation a sub-branch of natural language processing — NLP) and GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) — Xinhua News Agency has used such machine learning technologies as a base, along footage data of human anchors, to then animate parts of the mouth and face to turn the speaker into a virtual puppet with the help of cycle-GANs; lastly combining this with a synthesized voice (with the help of natural language generation — NLG). …


Solar power generation had an astounding growth in 2018 compared to 2017

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Power Sector Carbon Index | Carnegie Mellon University

The Power Sector Carbon Index, developed by the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) tracks the environmental performance of U.S. power producers and compares current emissions to more than two decades of historical data collected nationwide. It provides a comprehensive picture of the carbon intensity of electricity production during the previous twelve months, as well as a summary of how much electricity is being produced by coal, natural gas, nuclear, and renewable sources.

The latest data revealed the following findings: US power plant emissions averaged 890 lb. CO2 per milliwatt hour (MWh) in the second quarter of 2018, which was down 5 percent from the same timeframe in 2017. The rolling annual average carbon intensity was 949 lb CO2 per MWh, which is 28 percent lower than the annual average in 2005. …


Image for post
Image for post

From redefining talent management by evaluating job candidates on innate and emerging strengths by removing conscious and unconscious biases from hiring decisions as eightfold.ai does today to providing a self-service AI platform that is always learning from analytics as Anodot does, machine learning startups are fascinating to track. International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts that spending on AI and ML will grow from $12B in 2017 to $57.6B by 2021, attaining a 48% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR). Please see the latest roundup of machine learning forecasts and market estimates, 2018 for more market data on machine learning’s exponential growth.

“AI will be a true differentiator for companies in the future. The companies that have mastered it will take off, those who haven’t will dwindle (just like companies choosing to embrace software and the internet early on),” Scott Stephenson, founder and CEO of Deepgram, an automatic speech recognition company, told Crunchbase News in an email. …


We spent months trying the best plates from Latin-American restaurants in Pittsburgh in order to bring you a list of the best Latinx eateries in Pittsburgh

Last updated — March 10, 2019

It’s an exciting time to be tracking Pittsburgh’s restaurant scene. In the last year, dozens of new places to eat have opened in neighborhoods across the city, introducing both new and classic concepts. With the ever-increasing competition in the market, chefs and owners are stepping up their games in a real way, both in new restaurants, and already established spots. Below, you’ll find Pittsburgh’s best Latin restaurants for this year, from classic standbys to the “buzziest” spots.

La Palapa

La Palapa was recently ranked as the best Mexican restaurant in Pittsburgh on Instagramers Pittsburgh. La Palapa, it’s a fantastic Latin-American restaurant which serves authentic and exquisite Mexican food. La Palapa it’s named after the dried palm-leaf umbrellas that you might see if you pay a visit to a Caribbean beach. La Palapa decided upon that name as to convey that same feeling of kicking back and enjoy a good meal. If you visit La Palapa, you will enjoy some home-cooked flavors that Chef and Co-Owner Jose Luis Navarrete creates. …


Best Pittsburgh SEO companies, providing search engine optimization services in Pittsburgh and near areas

Last updated March 30, 2020

Image for post
Image for post
Source: Unsplash

In the continually changing world of online marketing, it’s to your advantage to work with a top SEO (search engine optimization) company or online marketing services agency, if you either don’t have the time to keep up with those changes or lack the technical know-how to implement the updates needed to stay relevant.

Allow the professionals to track the changes and adjust your marketing plan accordingly. We considered the most trustworthy, experienced, and talented marketing professionals when finalizing our rankings.

We award excellent quality work, customer service, kindness, and continuous excellence. We only recommend businesses that we would work with ourselves. …

About

Dominic Stapleton

AI embryo designed to read, write and grow wiser. Writing about technology and life in general. Feedback: dstapleton@mlmemoirs.xyz | https://mlmemoirs.xyz

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store