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Euro-Roadshow: Sentient Execs Speak at ShopTalk Europe in Copenhagen and South Summit Madrid

Sentient is on tour! This month, Sentient Co-Founder and Chairman Antoine Blondeau and Senior Vice President, Jonathan Epstein, spoke at ShopTalk Europe in Copenhagen and the South Summit competition in Madrid, respectively, about AI personalization in ecommerce and evolutionary computation. Antoine Blondeau gave a compelling presentation about ecommerce personalization at ShopTalk Copenhagen, a conference that…

Does AI have the Power to Become Creative?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is more commonly associated with automation rather than creativity. But as the technology and its applications continue to advance, some creative workers, such as artists, designers, writers and even movie-makers, might be beginning to worry that the robots are gunning for their jobs. There is no doubt that AI has plenty of…

The International Society of Artificial Life (ISAL) Awards Sentient VP of Research Risto Miikkulainen

On September 6th, 2017, the International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) awarded Ken Stanley and Risto Miikkulainen the Award for Outstanding Paper of the Decade (2002-2012) for their paper “Evolving Neural Networks Through Augmenting Topologies”, Evolutionary Computation 10:99-127 (2002). The award took place at the European Conference on Artificial Life, a biennial scientific gathering supported…

Conversion Optimization Best Practices to Help You Make the Most of Black Friday

Black Friday has firmly established itself as one of the busiest and most lucrative days of the year for ecommerce businesses. Falling the day after Thanksgiving and traditionally regarded as the curtain-raiser on the holiday shopping season, it has become something of a mini-shopping season in itself. Many retailers release a host of special offers…

“Game Changer AI”: Sentient CEO Speaks at DMEXCO 2017

Sentient CEO and Founder Babak Hodjat, spoke about conversion optimization and user experience at the “Game Changer AI: The Impact for the Advertising Industry” panel at the DMEXCO conference in Cologne. DMEXCO, which stands for Digital Marketing Expo and Conference, has become a giant in the world of digital marketing conferences with a total of…

How Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing the financial services industry

The vast potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently rippling across almost every business sector. AI is not a new technology, but recent advancements in the industry have allowed it to be deployed to greater effect than ever before, working its way into mainstream usage and homes around the world. From shopping, to banking, to…

How AI is driving the latest trends in ecommerce personalization

Personalization is at the heart of strong customer engagement. It helps to build the shopping experience around each consumer, making products seem more relevant and attractive, helping them find what they want quicker, and creating a positive relationship between store and shopper. These increasingly individual interactions, along with the speed, ease, and convenience of multichannel…

Introducing Studio.ML: an Open Source Framework that Simplifies and Expedites Machine Learning Model Development

By Arshak Navruzyan VP Distributed Artificial Intelligence Platform At Sentient, we are continuously building and iterating on machine learning models to advance our products and research. We’re big fans of Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch etc., but along the way we’ve found some critical missing features when it comes to running a large set of machine learning…

We’re Growing [Again]: Sentient Opens Office in Europe

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our fourth office, located just steps away from Amsterdam’s city center. This new location joins our San Francisco headquarters and San Jose and Hong Kong offices as part of the Sentient family. So why Europe? We’ve been seeing increased demand for our digital commerce products from European-based companies,…