Debashis Guha Kotak

Risks and Rewards of Artificial Intelligence

Revolutionary new technologies like Artificial Intelligence bring with them large scale social and economic dislocations, and often arouse the anxiety that humans are going to lose their place in the world and be replaced by machines. However, history suggests that the usual dynamic of such revolutions is that they start out by replacing human workers […]

New High Frequency Trading Project

BSQ Research has taken up a new assignment to create algorithms for trading commodity futures in several markets across the world. These algorithms will be constructed from tick-by-tick historical data, and they will use a global low latency data and execution infrastructure to trade futures contracts at ultra high frequency. The assignment is for a […]

BSQ Research Working With US Start-Up To Create AI Driven Sales CRM

BSQ Research has started a collaboration with UPilot Inc., a Silicon Valley start up firm that has created a very innovative CRM software system that helps salespeople manage their workflow. The UPilot software features analytics and reporting, pipeline tracking and forecasting of sales, productivity and collaboration tools, and integration with a wide array of third […]

The 250 Year Dispute About Bayes Rule

In an article published in the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society in 2012, the famous American statistician Bradley Efron celebrated the upcoming 250th anniversary of Bayes Rule, a fundamental principle of inference in mathematical statistics. The proper use of Bayes Rule has been a matter of contention for two and a half centuries, with the […]

DeepMind’s Healthcare Initiative

DeepMind Technologies Limited, a UK subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, launched DeepMind Health a year ago, a venture to bring deep learning based AI technology to the healthcare space. DeepMind Health started a collaboration with the National Health Service of UK to apply its technology to the improvement of healthcare delivery. As Mustafa Suleyman, a co-founder of DeepMind, […]

Advances in Artificial Intelligence: Micro-Drone Swarms

Micro-drone swarms that are capable of advanced behaviors such as collective decision-making, evasive formation flying, and adaption to constituent loss, were demonstrated by the US Department of Defense in Oct 2016. This is a remarkable advance in the use of automation and artificial intelligence for military applications. According to a news release published by the Department […]

The Move Towards Data Science Platforms

A recent report from Forrester says that high-growth firms that use data science to generate business insights and drive actions are increasingly gravitating towards integrated data science platforms, rather than an assortment of tools, to carry out their projects. According to Forrester: Data science platforms are integrated tool sets for all the steps in a data science […]

A Major Advance In Machine Poker

An artificial intelligence system developed by Carnegie Mellon University has defeated four professional poker players in a 20-day poker tournament held last month in Pittsburgh. The AI system named Libratus was developed by computer science professor Tuomas Sandholm and PhD student Noam Brown, and hosted on the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center’s Bridges computer, according to a report here. […]

BSQ Research Founder Joins Board of Technology Startup

BSQ Research Founder and Managing Partner Dr. Debashis Guha has joined the board of FutureTech Institute, a Mumbai based technology startup that aims to apply cutting edge technology to transform the education space. FutureTech Institute will provide, among other products, using Virtual Reality technology, Virtual Reality technology for global solution delivery, and a massively parallel […]

Generative Models and Adversarial Training of Networks

The idea of generative models and their adversarial training has evoked a lot of interest in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence community. It was first proposed by Ian Goodfellow and his colleagues at the University of Montreal in 2014.  For a thorough introduction to these ideas, see Goodfellow’s tutorial at the Thirtieth Annual Conference on Neural Information […]