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…

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…

Highlights from GECCO 2017

The primary annual conference on evolutionary computation, GECCO 2017, took place in Berlin in July. As always, it was an exciting event with much more to see and do than there was time. The conference has grown to over 600 participants, with 21 workshops, 33 tutorials, and 13 paper tracks. A total of 464 papers…

Maximising User Perception with UI and UX

A user’s response upon accessing a site for the first time will be an emotional one. The appeal of the site in the first few seconds will shape the mindset in which they continue to navigate. As a result, retailers spend money adopting UI and UX principles. While clean and balanced functional elements are important,…

E-Commerce Best Practices

E-commerce is changing, and artificial intelligence is the catalyst. As algorithms powered by deep neural networks evolve and learn, the bond between retailer and consumer strengthens. What should be the new e-commerce standards in this shifting landscape? Intuitive product discovery Consumers resist outright persuasive tactics, yet are increasingly impatient. Thus, addressing individual needs instead of…

Chief Scientist for Government Accountability Office (GAO) visits Sentient to Gather Feedback from AI Experts

The other week we had the pleasure of hosting Tim Persons, the Chief Scientist for the Government Accountability Office in coordination with the Churchill Club, at our offices in San Francisco. Tim stopped by to gather feedback from industry leaders on how AI is impacting a wide range of topics like cybersecurity, self-driving vehicles, criminal…

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to Agriculture

By Elliot Meyerson and Risto Miikkulainen Today, we’re pleased to share some promising early results from our newest project: working with the Open Agriculture Initiative (OpenAg), with the goal of optimizing crop yield and transforming the future of food production. The folks at OpenAg’s lab have the full details, but the idea is this: what if…