See Into the Future of Tech: Artificial Intelligence

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See into the future of tech.

Explore big ideas, discuss the impact and rise of emerging technologies. Get involved, connect, and expand your digital horizon to see what’s around the bend.

On October 18, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore, Arlington Economic Development, Startups-Ignite, Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC and IEEE Society Washington Section will present Artificial Intelligence: Getting Down to the Binary. This event will be hosted at 1776, 2231 Crystal Dr. #1000, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202.

Access a network of visionaries paving the future of Artificial Intelligence. Open seats for this event are limited. Secure yours today.

 

Artificial intelligence: An Investor’s Overview

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On October 18, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore, Arlington Economic Development, Startups-Ignite, Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC and IEEE Society Washington Section will present Artificial Intelligence: Getting Down to the Binary. This event will be hosted at 1776, 2231 Crystal Dr. #1000, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202.

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We recently had a chance to sit down with our friend Dipto Chakravarty to get his perspective on investment trends in artificial intelligence and the vertical markets that are attracting funding. His thoughts are below:

“A specific investment trend for Artificial intelligence in the investment market through my lens is twofold.

1. Venture Capitalists are going after Artificial Intelligence applications in vertical markets
2. Private Equity Firms are pivoting their portfolio companies to Artificial Intelligence as an extender.

Generally, Venture Capitalists’ favorite vertical markets for Artificial Intelligence consists of healthcare, cybersecurity and finance. This investment appetite resulted in over 200 startups using Artificial Intelligence as the backbone of their product or service, and they raised $1.5B in funding last year.

The Year-over-year trend has followed the unreal hockey stick spike growing from $3 billion in 2015 to $5 billion in 2016 to almost $10 billion before ending this year.

The Artificial Intelligence sub-segments include two categories:

1. pure-play platforms – machine learning, deep learning, virtual assistants, and recommendation engines.
2. applications – gesture control, computer vision, smart robots, content recognition and natural language processing.

The most popular buzzwords every startup touts, and every investor listens to, are Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Both parties use them interchangeably.

Simply stated, Artificial Intelligence is the science of machine carrying out tasks as prosthesis of the human brain. Machine Learning is an application of Artificial Intelligence giving machines access to data, training machines on models and letting them learn for themselves.

The second most popular buzzword startups and investors both tout are Deep Learning and Machine Learning. Just as Machine Learning takes the core ideas of broader Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning takes the broader ideas of Machine Learning and applies it to solve any problem that requires “thought” – artificial or human.

As of 2017, Deep Learning is eating machine learning. Deep Learning may look fuzzy today, but it will be taught like chemistry tomorrow.”

About Dipto Chakravarty

Dipto Chakravarty is the author of three best-selling books on computer architecture and cybersecurity from McGraw-Hill and Wiley that have been translated in five languages. He has 11 patents to his credit in Artificial Intelligence, security and cloud, holds a B.S and M.S in Computer Science and Elec Engineering from U. of Maryland, GMP from Harvard Business School and EMBA from Wharton School, U. Penn.

Currently, he is the CTO at Exostar. In this role, Dipto leads the R&D and product development while focusing on building a differentiated technology portfolio to help customers solve their most difficult problems around secure collaboration in their hybrid IT infrastructure with mobility and IoT.

He previously served at the SVP/GM at CA Technologies, and EVP of Products at ThreatTrack, and earlier as the general manager for SaaS Cloud Security at Novell. Dipto has been an executive at four public companies (CA, IBM, NOVL, TRI) and four entrepreneurial startups to date with successful exits.

 

 

 

Artificial Intelligence: Meet Our Speakers

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On October 18, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore, Arlington Economic Development, Startups-Ignite, Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC and IEEE Society Washington Section will present Artificial Intelligence: Getting Down to the Binary. This event will be hosted at 1776, 2231 Crystal Dr. #1000, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202.

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It’s nearly impossible to tune into the business news without hearing about Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Companies that are increasingly reducing costs, reaching more customers, and replacing employees with algorithms and robots.

Businesses are scrambling to take advantage of the opportunities that will come from the increased efficiencies, capabilities, and opportunities occasioned by artificial intelligence. (AI) From healthcare to social welfare; from education to advertising; and from manufacturing to financial services, AI is poised to change the world as we stand at the brink of what is being referred to as The Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Experts like Dr. David Bray, and Dr. JT Kostman will discuss real-world applications and implications of AI, the current gaps in technology AND where are the likely exploitable opportunities for innovation, investment and business development.

Dr. JT Kostman

JT Kostman has been recognized by his peers and the press as one of the world’s leading Data Strategists. Over the past 20+ years, he has led international teams of 100+ professionals while serving as a senior advisor to CEOs and CMOs of Fortune 500 companies, Senior Executives in U.S. Intelligence, Security and Defense Agencies, and President Barack Obama.

Dr. Kostman is a pioneer in the field of Behavioral Data Science; a new discipline focused on understanding, predicting and influencing individual and group behaviors through the mathematical analysis of Big Data. His work incorporates cutting-edge capabilities from Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Social Network Analysis.

Dr. David Bray

Dr. Bray was also named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for 2016-2021. He also accepted a role of Co-Chair for an IEEE Committee focused on Artificial Intelligence, automated systems, and innovative policies globally for 2016-2017 and has been serving as a Visiting Executive In-Residence at Harvard University since 2015 and was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow to Australia and Taiwan that same year.

He has led a team of positive ChangeAgents and received multiple leadership awards as the CIO for the Federal Communications Commission since August 2013. Dr. Bray holds a PhD from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and two post-doctoral associateships at MIT and Harvard in 2008.

 

 

Exploring Artificial Intelligence

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On October 18, 2017 at 5:30pm, the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore, Arlington Economic Development,

Startups-Ignite, Stanford Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC and IEEE Society Washington Section will present:

Artificial Intelligence: Getting Down to the Binary

  • We’ve assembled a panel of leading AI Practitioners and Investors to better understand how AI will impact our lives;
  • Our panel will discuss real-world applications and implications of AI, the current gaps in technology AND where are the likely exploitable opportunities for innovation, investment and business development;
  • We have recruited the area’s foremost Venture Capitalists to discuss the most promising AI Technologies that are attracting investors;
    Members and guests will have the opportunity to network with the area’s experts in this emerging market;
  • Regulators and scientists will discuss the Government’s interest in AI, how it will shape policy, and the impact these world-changing technologies will have on all of us.

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This event will be hosted at 1776, 2231 Crystal Dr. #1000, 10th Floor, Arlington, VA 22202.

Agenda

5:30 – 6:15PM Registration and Networking
6:30 – 7:15PM Dr. JT Kostman What Is Reality With AI?
7:15 – 8:00PM Dr. David Bray How Can Government Benefit From AI
8:00 – 8:50PM Panel Discussion What are the Most Promising AI Technologies Attracting Investors?
8:50 – 9:15PM Post Event Networking

 

 

Artificial Intelligence: Getting Down to the Binary

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Listen to experts like Dr. JT Kostman, Dr. David Bray, Dr. Ash Rofail and technology investors discuss the present opportunities in the Artificial Intelligence space, the government’s role, and which Artificial Intelligence technologies are attracting investors.

Volunteer for the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore

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Greetings Friends of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington DC and Baltimore,

We’re planning for our 2017/2018 programming schedule with topics such as Biotech, The Internet of Things, Driverless Cars and many more high impact programs and events.

We’re searching for interested volunteers to help plan our schedule and let others in the DC community know about the great things that are happening with the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore.

Specifically, we are searching for people with the following skills:

  • Managing events
  • Developing Program Content
  • Content Writer or aspiring Digital Journalists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Digital Marketer with the knowledge of current marketing tools
  • Digital Publisher or highly motivated and organized individual with technical skills to schedule, track, and manage hi-impact marketing campaigns

If you have these skills, or are interested in learning, please message me here or email me at MITEFdc@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest, and making the MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore a thought leader in the DC – Baltimore region.

Matt

Matthew Falls
President
MIT Enterprise Forum of DC and Baltimore
302.500.1640

 

FedTech Fall Enrollment Now Open

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What do GPS, lithium batteries and a vaccine for Zika Virus all have in common? Answer: they were all initially funded by the government and then spun out into commercial products!

Want to find the next big commercial breakthrough? Join Fed Tech this fall and be paired with a cutting edge technology to build a new business. The Fed Tech team scouts opportunities from the $140B/year Federal R&D programs and puts them into the hands of entrepreneurs.

You’ll be paired with a technology and then conduct 50 plus customer interviews to develop a go to market concept. Each week you pitch your findings to the Fed Tech teaching team and mentors, all consisting of real entrepreneurs. In person attendance in Washington, DC is required for the opening and closing sessions but all other sessions can be participated in remotely. Fed Tech has worked with entrepreneurs from across the country. In person sessions for the class meet in DC from mid September to late November.

Want to learn more? Email program head Ben Solomon (benjamin.solomon.ctr@gc.ndu.edu) or click here to learn more.

The MIT Enterprise Forum’s | Fall Event AI

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Hey DC!

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Washington, Dc & Baltimore has been busy working on our BIG Fall Event. This season’s topic: Artificial Intelligence (AI). As many of you know the Forum is taking on big topics in a way that only MIT can tackle/”looking around corners” for emerging markets. For myself, I’m not even sure I know enough about AI to be dangerous, certainly not enough to do justice to the topic in structuring a seasonal event. The goal is to get through a lot of the hype, and to get down to the binary for this emerging technical trend.

So, in order to put together an amazing event, I have asked my friend and local AI expert, Arman Anwar, CTO of AppliedAI  to assist the Forum with our Fall event agenda. I am so excited about this topic because this seems to be good market timing as the emergence of AI is taking on a certain priority in the interests from industry and technology leaders. Arman and I are reaching out to industry experts for speakers, and subject matter experts. In the following weeks to come, Arman and I will be posting updates here on the MITEF blog.

Here are the details so far:

Topic: AI

Date: October

Place: NoVA/DC

Stay tuned as we will be announcing details of our Fall event very soon. ~AP

 

Protecting Ourselves from Cybertheft and Threats To Personal Privacy

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The MIT Enterprise Forum of DC is hosting an event on Self-defending Data this Thursday, May 18 at 5:30 PM – 9PM —the first public discussion on a practical alternative approach to cyber security, enabling Data to defend itself anywhere by putting security controls inside the data itself. It is at the Navy League Building at 2300 Wilson Blvd. in Arlington, Virginia, two blocks west from Metro’s Courthouse Station (see http://mitefdc.org)

The event includes showing an operating Proof-of-Concept computer program of this approach’s core technology. It also has a Panel Discussion on Privacy and National Security including Dr. David Bray, current CIO of the FCC, and Thomas Bayer, former CIO of the SEC, and currently CIO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.

Self-defending Data fundamentally disrupts the Hacker business model—gaining control of a computer’s CPU, and then illicitly accessing the computer’s unprotected data.  It nullifies all system processing vulnerabilities, rendering them unable to be exploited, and does so without having to close them individually through reprogramming computer programs, a present day strategy that does not scale

Frank Sauer is a former FBI Deputy Assistant Director for Software, and prior, an Apple and Xerox Executive. He, with a small group of colleagues privately conceived and validated this Self-defending Data idea over the past decade. Frank is publicly speaking about this now hoping of starting a more productive conversation for significantly improving Cyber Security. This is not a product, or investment pitch. 

SAIC’s Information Assurance Group helps NSA evaluate the security of products for Federal use. After receiving an extended  proprietary briefing on Self-defending Data, they wrote: 

The concept is valid. 

[I]t could be revolutionary, if implemented, 

in significantly altering future security architectures 

and improving overall levels of cyber security. 

Their technical staff is extremely competent.”

Date: May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 7:00 Frank Sauer +Q&A
Break
7:10-8:20 Second Speaker +Q&A (announcement soon)
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro
Free street parking after 6:00 and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd. 

Andrew J. Polcha ceo WORLDPIPE.tv

 

Meet Cyber Expert Frank Sauer this Thursday, May 18th!

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We had a chance to sit down with Frank Sauer, former Deputy Assistant Director of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for Software and Technology. Frank, the speaker for our May 18th cyber security event, will share his experiences and discuss a new approach to cybersecurity.   

Current cybersecurity thinking uses a castle and moat strategy, giving access to selected users, and bases security on where the data is located, which enables breaches like Snowden and the CIA to be possible.

Frank elaborated on a new approach to cybersecurity:

I and a small group have for a decade been doing private, unpublished (on purpose) research on how to practically put the computer’s access controls and permissions into each individual data file.

This approach bases security not on where the data is, but permits data to be anywhere and still have the same security controls and enforcement as if that data were on your own computer. 

This will be the first time we will publicly talk about this research, which will also show a proof of concept on the idea behind this research, in order to show this isn’t some “pie in the sky” theory.”

This new research on cybersecurity is combined with the goal of getting industry to work with government to manage system processing hacks (involved in approximately 80% of all data breaches).

If you are an entrepreneur looking for opportunities, the leader of an organization, or just interested in the latest approaches to solve this critical challenge, you don’t want to miss this event.

REGISTER HERE.

Date: Thursday, May 18th 5:30pm-9:00pm 

Agenda:

5:30 – 6:15 Networking and registration
6:15 – 6:50 Frank Sauer +Q&A
7:00-8:15 Expert Panel +Q&A
8:30 Post event networking

Place:
Navy League Building
Ground Floor Conference Center
2300 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia
Courthouse Metro

Free street parking after 6:00 (check signs carefully) and paid parking available in the building.
There is an entrance to the building from Clarendon Blvd.

REGISTER HERE