New Ventures in AI and Cybersecurity

Posted by Greg Ingram on May 14, 2019

Forge.AI Presents its Innovative Capabilities in NYC

Forge.AI was honored to present its innovative capabilities at MD5 Starts NYC this year. The presentation was conducted by Greg Ingram, Director of Business Development, and Jake Neely, Principal Scientist, AI Research & Development. Greg and Jake focused their discussion on Forge.AI’s technology solution for the explosion of unstructured data on the internet.

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Forge.AI at the 2019 MIT Investment Conference

Posted by Jennifer Lum on March 19, 2019


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Tags: Conference, MIT, Investment

Evoking Syntax: Part 1, Part-of-Speech

Posted by Javier Velez, Ph.D. on January 11, 2019

In our last post, we began by trying to create a model for veracity, and ended with the idea of creating a model for intention using the syntax of sentences. In this post, we are going to start looking into the particulars for a model of intention using syntax.

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Tags: AI, NLU, NLP, natural language, syntax

NeurIPS 2018 Recap by Forge.AI

Posted by Thomas Markovich, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018

With quick reflexes and a fortunate server error, I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the 2018 Neural Information Processing Systems Conference (NeurIPS). It was with great excitement that I attended to represent Forge.AI this year. NeurIPS provides its attendees with a week of talks, demonstrations, and incredible networking opportunities. I was able to catch up with old friends, and meet new friends and potential collaborators. For those of you who weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket, I thought it would be useful to provide a collection of highlights from the conference.

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Tags: AI, Machine Learning, Technology, NeurIPS

Announcing Forge.AI's Series A Financing

Posted by Jim Crowley on December 6, 2018

We are excited to announce that Forge.AI has raised an $11M Series A financing led by Underscore VC with participation from Accomplice, Boston Seed Capital, Imagination Capital and Project 11 Ventures.   

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Tags: Startup, Venture Capital, Hiring

Visualizing Knowledge at Forge.AI

Posted by Giles Phillips on July 2, 2018

Forge sources unstructured data and transforms it into structured event streams. These event streams are enriched with knowledge during the transformation process and delivered in real-time to describe the happenings of the world in a machine-ready way. Our structured event stream enables downstream AI systems to reason over our data, while enabling human analysts to develop and validate new hypotheses about the impact of specific events, or series of related events, in relevant domains.

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Tags: AI, Visualization, UX, Design, DataVis

Veracity: Models, Methods, and Morals

Posted by Javier Velez, Ph.D. on June 18, 2018


We're excited to announce that will be starting a new series of posts on Veracity here at the Forge.AI blog. The series will explore quite a few aspects, including:

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Tags: AI, NLU, Machine Learning, NLP, Veracity, Trust, Truth

Takeaways from the TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018

Posted by Brandon McKinzie on May 22, 2018

At Forge.AI, we develop capabilities for transforming unstructured streams of data into a structured format consumable by other AI systems. Tensorflow is one of the principal toolkits we use in developing and deploying our capabilities, such as hierarchical classification. This past March, I had the opportunity to attend TensorFlow Dev Summit 2018 at the  Computer History Museum in Mountain View and represent the work we are doing at Forge.AI.

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Tags: TensorFlow, TensorFlow Dev Summit, TensorFlow Extended (TFX), TensorFlow Hub, Swift for TensorFlow (TFiwS)

How We're Using Natural Language Generation to Scale at Forge.AI

Posted by Jake Neely on April 11, 2018

At Forge.AI, we capture events from unstructured data and represent them in a manner suitable for machine learning, decision making, and other algorithmic tasks for our customers (for a broad technical overview, see this blog post). In order to do this, we employ a suite of state of the art machine learning and natural language understanding technologies, many of which are supervised learning systems. For our business to scale aggressively, we need an economically viable way to acquire training data quickly for those supervised learners. We use natural language generation to do just that, supplementing human annotations with annotated synthetic language in an agile fashion.

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Tags: AI, NLU, Machine Learning, NLP, NLG, deep learning, probabilistic models, supervised learning, natural language

Knowledge Graphs for Enhanced Machine Reasoning at Forge.AI

Posted by Thomas Markovich, Ph.D. on March 14, 2018


Natural Language Understanding at an industrial scale requires an efficient, high quality knowledge graph for tasks such as entity resolution and reasoning. Without the ability to reason about information semantically, natural language understanding systems are only capable of shallow understanding. As the requirements of machine reasoning and machine learning tasks become more complex, more advanced knowledge graphs are required. Indeed, it has been previously observed that knowledge graphs are capable of producing impressive results when used to augment and accelerate machine reasoning tasks at small scales, but struggle at large scale due to a mix of data integrity and performance issues. Solving this problem and enabling machine driven semantic reasoning at scale is one of the foundational technological challenges that we are addressing at Forge.AI.

To understand the complexity of this task, it's necessary to define what a knowledge graph is. There are many academic definitions floating around, but most are replete with jargon and impenetrable. Simply said, a knowledge graph is a graph where each vertex represents an entity and each edge is directed and represents a relationship between entities. Entities are typically proper nouns and concepts (e.g. Apple and Company, respectively), with the edges representing verbs (e.g. Is A). Together, these form large networks that encode semantic information. For example, encoding the fact that "Apple is a Company" in the knowledge graph is done by storing two vertices, one for "Apple" and one for "Company", with a directed edge originating with Apple and pointing to Company of type "isA". This is visualized in Figure 1:

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Tags: AI, NLU, Machine Learning, Technology, NLP, Data, Reasoning, entity resolution, knowledge graph, embeddings