Fuzzy.ai Sponsoring AIFest 2017

We’re excited to be a sponsor of the inaugural AIFest, as part of Montreal Startupfest.

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The event is happening this Saturday July 15, and is presented by MTLDATA in partnership with Fuzzy.aiElement AI, TandemLaunch, Nexalogy, Maluuba, Keatext and Mnubo.

AIFest will gather a group of 200 people interested in exploring and tackling the tough problems in Artificial Intelligence and overlapping domains.

AIFest is an unconference, in the spirit of BarCamp. It will be a participant-driven meeting. The attendees will suggest topics to define the event’s agenda. Anyone who wants to initiate a discussion on any topic related to AI can claim the time and space.

We can’t wait to participate in the event and hope to see you there!

For more information, visit the AIFest site.

Evan Prodromou speaking at RSA Conference

I (Evan Prodromou) will be on a panel for the upcoming RSA Conference in San Francisco next week (Feb 29 – March 4). I’ll be on a panel with my friend Tod Beardsley called Makers vs. Breakers. The panel is about evenly divided between security researchers — the “breakers” — and software developers — the “makers”. We’re going to talk about the sometimes tense divide between security people and developers.

If you’re at RSA Conference, please let me know. I’m especially interested in speaking to people who are using, or are thinking about using, Fuzzy.io or other AI systems for security analysis.

 

Fuzzy.io’s Presentation at Montreal NewTech

Earlier this week, we were invited to present Fuzzy.io to a sold-out crowd of tech enthusiasts at the April edition of Montreal NewTech.

It was a great event, highlighting some of the fantastic innovation coming out of Montreal startups.

Fuzzy.io was first to present. Evan and Matt told the audience about our mission to make it easy for any developer to bring more intelligence to their code, and gave a demo of an application we’re working on to create custom Product Hunt leaderboards. More on that in a future blog post.

Vincent Alimi from Mobeewave was next, demoing their technology to enable merchants to accept contactless payments from their mobile devices, with no additional hardware.

Third demo was Laurent Mascherpa from Floop showing their toolkit for mobile kids game developers, making it easy to engage and cross-promote apps in a kid-safe way.

Rounding out the demos was Austin Hill talking about Blockstream. Austin had the unenviable task of explaining the blockchain, its underlying cryptographic nature, and Blockstream’s vision for sidechains in just a few minutes.

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Once the startup demos were done, two companies were asked to present on the theme of FROM CUSTOMER INSIGHT TO FORESIGHTS.

Alexis Smirnov from RadialPoint presented SupportKit, an SDK that makes it easy to add customer support messaging to any mobile app.

And the final presentation of the night was by Naomi Goldapple from Nexalogy, showing how their customers derive insights from the huge volume of social data their platform captures.

It’s great to see the community come out to support and learn about the cool technologies being built in Montreal. This was not a typical pitch-off of consumer apps. There was some very abstract tech being demoed: APIs, SDKs, and a proposed model for universal trust based on cryptography, and the audience was highly engaged and interested throughout.

If you attended the event, what were your highlights?