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COVID-19, INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE, AND THE FUTURE OF WORK (PART II)

COVID-19, INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE, AND THE FUTURE OF WORK (PART II)

The pandemic has served to catalyze and accelerate seminal changes.  In this three-part article series, we will highlight some of the important themes and concepts that we believe will shape, and are shaping, the Future of Work in the post-COVID workplace. In Part I, we assessed the pandemic’s influence in redefining where and how work…

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COVID-19, Intelligent Software, and The Future of Work (Part I)

COVID-19, Intelligent Software, and The Future of Work (Part I)

The pandemic has served to catalyze and accelerate seminal changes.  In this three-part article series, we will highlight some of the important themes and concepts that we believe will shape, and are shaping, the Future of Work in the post-COVID workplace. We’ve never seen anything like this COVID-19 pandemic in modern history, and we’re all…

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Intelligent Software is Accelerating the Recovery from COVID

Intelligent Software is Accelerating the Recovery from COVID

Omega’s observations these past months from the front lines of the promise and potential of AI-and-ML-enabled Intelligent Software have been reinforced further during the COVID crisis, as to the vital role AI is playing in addressing the globally challenged virus outbreak since inception. An AI startup was amongst the first to flag COVID in December…

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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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Three Trends Driving the Future of Artificial Intelligence Voice Assistants

Three Trends Driving the Future of Artificial Intelligence Voice Assistants

Voice assistants are becoming a central platform for gathering data and streamlining everyday life for consumers. For example, Amazon’s Alexa, which can now control more than 85,000 smart home products from TVs to doorbells to microwaves, along with the likes of Google Home and solutions from startups have become omnipresent companions in millions of homes….

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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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Forget Overhyped Autonomous Cars.  Embrace Augmented Cars.

Forget Overhyped Autonomous Cars. Embrace Augmented Cars.

  “While self-driving technology is overhyped and much further out than people believe, it does have the potential here and now, implemented in human-driven cars” — Omega Venture Partners   In the event that you get one of numerous new makes and models of vehicle today, you may be astounded to find that, as a…

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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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Turning Data Into Actionable Insights and Some Companies to Watch

Turning Data Into Actionable Insights and Some Companies to Watch

The massive volumes of information generated and used for decision making in business today fuel the booming business of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled applications. Software companies exploiting Artificial Intelligence help businesses achieve valuable insights in many areas. This includes in-depth customer research, product development, cost management and competitive analysis.  Applied AI also…

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