AI has moved out of the lab!
Data science and Machine Leaning were, until recently, labour intensive. As paradoxical as that may sound, the fact is that many person hours were needed to build custom powerful, GPU based-hardware and to develop and train models.
Today, full or partial machine learning solutions are available off the shelf. The skill is in adapting, configuring and combining these tools to deliver a business result.
As an AWS consulting partner, we have experience across a range of AWS machine learning services, from building and running custom models with SageMaker to applying services like Textract and Comprehend.
At fourTheorem, we have the expertise to operationalise AI, delivering business value rapidly at a much lower price point. After all, we wrote the book on it!
We took our experience of AWS Serverless and Machine Learning technologies to create an engineers guide to artificial intelligence: 'AI as a Service'.
We use many of the techniques and tools described in the book to help our clients. Read about some of our customer successes here.
We regularly speak at meet-ups and conferences on the application of AI and machine learning. Check out some of our talks here.
AI as a Service is available for purchase from Manning publications.
We are at the forefront of grounded research
Hence our involvement in the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) focusing on Future Software Systems Architectures.
In conjunction with Lero researchers at Dublin City University and FINEOS Corporation, the consortium has accumulated €2.1M in total funding to revolutionise how companies go about taking advantage of Serverless computing infrastructure. The majority of the funding has been awarded by the DTIF, a fund established by the Irish government to promote disruptive technologies.
The project’s core goals are to advance the use of emerging technologies, including Machine Learning (ML), to automate the modernization of aging systems and convert them into modern serverless, cloud-native microservices.
“It will be about uncoupling the structures and dependencies within existing platforms, and automating a transformation into microservices”, said Peter Elger, CEO of fourTheorem. “
The FSSA project is directed by Dr. Paul Clarke and of DCU and Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. Read more about the project here.
fourTheorem was founded to re-define Software Consultancy
We are on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution (hence the name), one in which AI, Machine Learning, and HPC (high performance computing) will play pivotal roles.
A natural consequence of businesses transforming their processes to cloud-based digital platforms is the generation of data. Lots of data. Our team of Machine Learning experts and Data Scientists can help your business unlock the value from this data, separating the noise from the nuggets of gold.
Our broad industry experience enables us to rapidly understand the impact of your data sets. Our approach is to identify specific, measurable goals that can be realised through analysis of your data. We then work to operationalize the analysis to deliver on these goals. And we do this in our own, contrarian way - other Consultancies seek to prolong engagements and maximize billable hours - fourTheoremers want to stay as long as they are helping deliver real value, help clients realise value from their data, simplify complexity in so far as possible, and then move to the next project!
Artificial Intelligence is a much overused term. Whilst we have yet to achieve artificial general intelligence; i.e. machines that can reason about the world in a manner similar to humans, enormous progress has been made.
The field of artificial intelligence and machine learning has been actively pursued as a serious research topic for many decades now, so why all the recent hype? There are two reasons:
You may have heard of Alpha Go, the system that beat the worlds best Go players, and have wondered why the big deal? Didn’t a computer already beat us at chess?
The big deal is that Alpha Go learned to play the game of Go, it wasn’t programmed.