Evolutionary Algorithms are the Living, Breathing AI of the Future

AI is no longer some abstract dream for the future. It is here, now and bringing change across industries. According to the Forrester AI Readiness Study, 40 percent of the 717 businesses surveyed said they were planning to use intelligent recommendation solutions and 43 percent were planning to use AI-enhanced advanced analytics. With breakthroughs coming thick and fast…

AI 101: Intro to Evolutionary Algorithms

Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) are becoming increasingly relevant in today’s world as AI-backed solutions are becoming more widely used in industries like digital marketing, finance, and healthcare. But what exactly are evolutionary algorithms and how are they different from other forms of AI? This article will provide a break down of evolutionary of algorithms for those…

Sentient VP of Research, Risto Miikkulainen Recaps the Metalearning Panel at the NIPS Conference

You may have heard of NIPS, the Neural Information Processing Systems Conference. NIPS is the largest and most influential AI conference in the world, this year boasting nearly 8,000 attendees and selling out in just 12 days. Many of the movers and shakers of the AI world were speaking and/or participating in discussions, including DeepMind…

How Sentient Ascend Works

In ecommerce, designing user experiences (i.e. web pages and interactions) that convert as many users as possible from casual browsers to paying customers is an important goal. While there are some well-known design principles, including simplicity and consistency, there are also often unexpected interactions between elements of the page that determine how well it converts.…