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Intelligent Software in the Era of Product-Led Growth

Intelligent Software in the Era of Product-Led Growth

One of the most talked about trends in the enterprise software space recently is the notion of product-led growth. Numerous founders, investors, and F500 executives have appropriately claimed that the modern business user has catalyzed an era in which enterprise software companies now rely on their product itself as the primary driver of customer acquisition,…

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Tackling COVID with AI & Machine Learning

Tackling COVID with AI & Machine Learning

Three billion people, over a third of the world’s population, are currently in lockdown because of the coronavirus.  This is the gravest public health danger since the Spanish flu virus in 1918, which killed 50 million people.  Fortunately, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are catalyzing the convergence of technologies, including genetics, imaging, diagnostics, sensors and…

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HOW COMPUTERS LEARN

HOW COMPUTERS LEARN

At Omega, we know that when investing in Intelligent Software that leverages AI and ML, understanding the limitations of AI and Machine Intelligence is just as important as appreciating its capabilities. A decade ago, the state of the art in AI consisted of Expert Systems.  Engineers tried to create machine intelligence by programming knowledge and…

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AI Regulation is Coming to a Town Near You

AI Regulation is Coming to a Town Near You

From our participation at the World Economic Forum earlier in the year, Omega Venture Partners has maintained an ongoing dialogue with high-level policy makers across the European Union.  The hottest topic on our EU friends’ agenda lately, other than Brexit, has to do with the regulatory landscape relating to Artificial Intelligence. We commend the EU…

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China’s AI Talent Retention Problem

China’s AI Talent Retention Problem

A series of recent reports show that the number of Chinese AI researchers has increased 10X over the last decade.  What these reports don’t always note is that the majority of them live outside China, mostly in the United States.     Big Ambitions China has been implementing a concerted effort to grow into a…

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Omega’s John Seely Brown Delivers Keynote at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Omega’s John Seely Brown Delivers Keynote at the Rochester Institute of Technology

Omega’s John Seely Brown addressed graduating seniors during the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) 134th annual commencement ceremony. Dr. Brown has been a Board Member of some of the world’s largest corporations — Amazon, Polycom, In-Q-Tel, and Corning .  Dr. Brown previously spent more than two decades at Xerox Corporation in Palo Alto as Managing Director…

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3 Mistakes To Avoid When Deploying AI-Enabled Software

3 Mistakes To Avoid When Deploying AI-Enabled Software

No one wants to miss out on the A.I. revolution. Afraid of losing their edge or falling behind competitors, companies both big and small are hastening to deploy Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Software applications. But this isn’t easy. Omega Venture Partners recently conducted a survey of enterprise decision makers at Fortune 500 companies who are…

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Insights from Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Cases

Insights from Artificial Intelligence (AI) Use Cases

Artificial intelligence (Al) stands out as a transformational technology of our digital age. Questions about what it is, what it can already do-and what it has the potential to become cut across technology, psychology, politics, economics, science fiction, law, and ethics. The technologies underpinning Al continue to move forward, enabling applications from facial recognition in…

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