Evolution is the New Deep Learning

By Risto Miikkulainen Vice President Research; Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Austin [If you are visiting from Hacker News, please be sure to check out the papers responsible for the development of these apps]. At Sentient, we have an entire team dedicated to research and experimentation in AI. Over the past…

Introducing New AI Technologies That Make Images Instantly Shoppable, and Buying on Mobile Personal and Intuitive

At Sentient, we believe that every retail problem is an AI problem. And while our Intelligent Commerce solutions solve some of the biggest issues facing retailers today, they don’t yet solve every problem. We’ve been listening to our customers to discover what their most pressing challenges are and two things keep coming up time and…

New Paper: Evolving Deep Neural Networks

Training neural networks is time-consuming and difficult. Generally, it involves multiple PhDs tweaking the network over time, testing and retesting, adjusting the architecture and parameters, and, hopefully, ending up with a network that understands its inputs and makes accurate judgments. And as we ask neural networks to do more and complex tasks, they themselves are…

Creating Sentient Aware™ for Ecommerce

By Nigel Duffy, CTO at Sentient Whether you’re looking online for clothes, shoes, art, real estate or jewelry it’s often difficult to find exactly what you’re looking for. We believe that there are three reasons for this: 1. Many shoppers can’t express their visual desires in words. 2. Most search and discovery tools can’t accurately…