Radical Reads: Humanity’s Greatest Invention

Jordan Jacobs, Co-founder and Managing Partner     .    Photo credit: Cohere.AI Language is humanity’s greatest innovation. It is the primary method of communication between humans and the primary means of preserving information, whether through oral tradition or in written form. Language is the basis for education, collaboration and innovation. Much of what distinguishes the […]

Talking Human: The Rise of Natural Language Processing (NLP)

It is difficult to overstate the importance of advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP). In 2012 an artificial intelligence (AI) research breakthrough in computer vision known as AlexNet (see sidebar) precipitated a new era of AI innovation. It was a watershed moment for AI, but business applications remained limited to vision-related use cases. Advances in […]

Radical Reads: Quantum is closer than you think

Leah Morris, Associate     .    Photo credit: Rigetti Computing, Justin Fantl A research group within Goldman Sachs led by Will Zeng has been exploring the use of quantum computing for near-term applications in Monte Carlo simulations – an essential model for understanding uncertainty and risk in making predictions. A Financial Times article covered the […]