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  • If Data Is the New Oil, Then Most of It Is Still in the Ground
    15.10.2020
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    In the midst of the massive and long-lasting digital revolution, it is hard to even comprehend the sheer volume of the energy that fuels it: data. Data is the fuel that drives the technology and processes that are changing our world. Without data, hardware and software are just a novelty, perhaps some things to make our lives mildly easier. As fossil fuels powered the industrial revolution, the digital revolution’s energy is data, and much of this potential fuel is still in the ground unseen and untapped.

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    Written by Thomas Schijf

  • How To Eat an Elephant?
    13.07.2020
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    One disaster after another, mankind seems to take a beating. And so does our planet. If we zoom out, the picture of a planet in distress comes to mind. Global warming hangs over us like a looming threat. Its a whole set of problems for which no easy way out exists. Even the proposed solutions to the problems pose problems in themselves. These types of problems have a name: wicked problems.

    It is clear that the wicked problems of our times have outgrown and outpaced the capabilities of us mere mortals alone. We need help. Yet it will not come from above. We float on a big rock in the middle of light years of solitude.

    We can get help from within, though. Applied Artificial Intelligence can help us to tame the complexity that wicked problems pose. Through machine learning and deep learning, problem-solving tasks that we deemed impossible before, are now within our grasp.

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    Written by Jan Willem De Vries

  • Freeing 1.5 million Dutch Homes From Gas Heating by Using AI
    19.06.2020
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    The Energy Act is now operative. This means that we need to switch from fossil fuels as a primary heating source to alternative renewables as soon as possible. To hit the goal of reducing our emissions by 40% before 2030 in The Netherlands alone, about 1.5 million homes need to be modified as they are currently heated by mainly natural gas-powered heaters. But how are we going to do that?

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    Written by Thomas Schijf

  • 3 core qualities that every AI product developer needs to have
    24.02.2020
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    AI product development is a growing area and the market is open for new entrants. Many start-ups fail on the way towards AI product development and therefore we would like to address the needs in terms of core qualities.

    We have identified 3 core qualities that we believe an AI product developer should master: New wave AI knowledge, Applied AI development knowledge and Business Development Skills

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    Written by Lars Rigter

  • Why the 3rd Generation of Deep Learning is About Creativity
    19.12.2019
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    In our journey to create Artificial Intelligence (AI) with more human characteristics, we have reached the point where were are copying some of the most challenging components like reasoning and creativity.

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    Post by Thomas Schijf

  • How to take the next step with AI
    31.07.2019
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    Nowadays Proof of Concepts are the way to go to start with AI. But with limited budgets and optimistic expectations, a majority of POC’s do not get to the next stage. Our experience at Hemisphere is that setting the right expectations and looking beyond POC’s is the way to go.

    Setting expectations on a technology that is not fully understood is not an easy task. With limited in-depth knowledge of AI it is hard to determine the possibilities. Overestimation is a common problem when it comes to setting targets for AI projects. We see many great examples based on big and ‘perfect’ datasets. But in many cases this does not hold. Before starting/continuing with AI it is key to evaluate the project according to the difficulty of the task and the required performance level as can be seen below.

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    Written by Lars Rigter