working in community

Ahoy! and welcome to the kick-off of our blog on Artificial Intelligence. At NILG.AI, we worked hard to become an active member of the Data Science community in Portugal, which has played a fundamental role in our initial growth by building an ever-growing network of people and ideas. This blog is a new way of giving back to the community, to build a space for continuous discussion and exchange of ideas. Here, you will find diverse content about AI and its impact on multiple industries. The content will range from theory to applications, from AI to business, from machine to human. While the content structure will evolve with time, we anticipate that we will cover the following formats:

  • Formal and personal opinion about an AI concept.
  • Brainstorming on how to solve an AI use case.
  • A showcase of our projects.
  • Interviews with members of the community.

This blog aims to diversify the channels we use to share knowledge with others. In 2019, we promoted multiple initiatives. Namely:

  1. we had an active role in the research community, building partnerships with major research centers in the region. This allowed us to create value beyond the existing knowledge frontiers. So, we published 8 papers in scientific conferences and journals*, submitted 2 patents with our clients and co-supervised multiple MSc students.
  2. we made learning and brainstorming of new ideas part of our daily routines. We organized +25 learning sessions in the second semester only, ranging from very fundamental topics (e.g., transductive and semi-supervised learning) to very applied sessions where we discuss roadmaps for applying AI to new use cases.
  3. we participated in local events such as meetups (DSPT and ML Porto) and local conferences (Semana Informatica, VISUM, IbPRIA, and RecPad).

future in AIBesides these initiatives, we forecast that 2020 will be the year where:

  1. we focus on expanding our range of action to other industries and countries.
  2. we go beyond consulting and work on internal products.
  3. we pave the path to become a global reference in AI & DS.

The future is uncertain -yes, even for a company that focuses on predictions– and, while we don’t know for sure the success of this and other initiatives, we know that as long as we can help others to sail beyond the AI hype, we will keep working to fulfill our vision.

We hope you enjoy the result as much as we are enjoying the process.

Stay tuned!


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