GANs, one of the biggest breakthroughs in unsupervised learning in recent years, will bring us one step closer to general artificial intelligence.
Ankur A. Patel is an AI entrepreneur, advisor, and author. He is currently the cofounder and head of data at Glean. Glean uses natural language processing to deliver vendor spend intelligence within an accounts payable solution. Previously, Ankur was the vice president of data science at 7Park Data, a Vista Equity Partners portfolio company. Ankur used alternative data to build data products for hedge funds and developed a natural language processing-based entity recognition, resolution, and linking platform for enterprise clients. Prior to 7Park Data, Ankur led data science efforts in New York City for Israeli artificial intelligence firm ThetaRay, a pioneer in applied unsupervised learning. Ankur began his career as an analyst at J.P. Morgan and then became the lead emerging markets sovereign credit trader for Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest global macro hedge fund. He later founded and managed R-Squared Macro, a machine learning-based hedge fund. He is the author of Hands-on Unsupervised Learning Using Python and Applied Natural Language Processing in the Enterprise, both OâReilly Media publications. A graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Ankur is the recipient of the Lieutenant John A. Larkin Memorial Prize. He currently resides in New York City. You can find more about him on his website (https://www.ankurapatel.io).