Bedrock Affect Client: Wondereur        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Wondereur is an AI fintech platform bringing real-time intelligence to the $2T USD art asset market. This platform analyzes long term drivers of an artist's market value, including gallery and museum endorsements, publications, art movements, and ideas to then deliver intelligent indices that include a suggested price range and the forecasted projected growth for any piece of contemporary art.     Wondereur analyzes long term drivers of an artist’s market value by collecting gallery and museum endorsements and a representative sample of dealer market prices which, through AI, reveal the validation mechanisms behind contemporary art prices. Data is sourced from unstructured and highly fragmented sources on the web and from users (proprietary data from corporate collections, museums, collectors, and individuals).  Wondereur delivers real-time intelligence about art assets through a smart chat-like interface (desktop/mobile). It provides access to an unbiased market value (present and future), growth analysis and forecast as well as arbitrage opportunities on over 100,000 artists globally.    COMPANY WEBSITE: www.wondeur.ai    COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Toronto,   CAN CO-FOUNDERS: Olivier Berger (Founder), Sophie Perceval (Founder)    Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Wondereur

Wondereur is an AI fintech platform bringing real-time intelligence to the $2T USD art asset market.

What's The Secret Ingredient To Growth?

What's The Secret Ingredient To Growth?

After witnessing over 50 pitches and hearing feedback from over 100 investors it was clear to me what investors believe the key to growth is, and it’s not what I or the presenting companies imagined.

      Bedrock Affect Client: SomaDetect        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         SomaDetect has developed an optical sensor technology that measures critical indicators of milk quality (fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone, antibiotic residuals) via light­scattering, computer vision and deep­learning. The company has a research partnership with Cornell University's College of Agricultural and Life Science to further develop and refine their models.   SomaDetect technicians install a sensor system into each parlour milking stall. Once installed, the sensors will turn on alongside the parlour system and make automated measurements throughout the milking. The software delivers reports and provides management options to farmers. Over time, the data can be used to better­track farming practices, manage disease, reduce antibiotic usage, and virtually eliminate the addition of low­quality, low­fat milk into bulk storage tanks.  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.somadetect.com  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Buffalo, USA  CO­FOUNDERS: Bethany Deshpande (CEO), Nicholas Clermont (Chief Design Officer), Bharath Sudarsan (Director of AI)  Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: SomaDetect

SomaDetect has developed an optical sensor technology that measures critical indicators of milk quality (fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone, antibiotic residuals) via light­scattering, computer vision and deep­learning.

      Bedrock Affect Client Spotlight: ProteinQure        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         ProteinQure is automating the computational design of protein­ based drugs by developing an algorithm that scales to large proteins and automates a large fraction of the protein drug discovery process. The company's technology combines quantum annealing and reinforcement learning to lower the cost and increase speed of the drug development.⁣⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣  ProteinQure’s technology works with the goal of curing a certain disease by finding the right key (protein) for the lock (biological target) that causes a given disease in the human body. Their core technology works in three steps: protein folding, scoring, and⁣⁣⁣⁣ optimization. Using quantum computers, ProteinQure simulates a key and the 3D structure of a protein using a process called protein folding. Calculations are then carried out to score how well the initial key fits into the given lock. Based on this score, the software can optimize the components of the key (by folding a slightly different protein) and try to determine if the new key fits the lock better. By repeating this cycle, ProteinQure is able to design the perfect key for a given lock, and ultimately cure the disease.⁣⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣⁣  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.proteinqure.com⁣⁣⁣⁣  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Toronto, CAN⁣⁣⁣⁣  CO­FOUNDERS: Mark Fingerhuth (CEO),Tomáš Babej (CTO), Chris Ing (CSO), Lucas Siow (Head of Business Operations)⁣⁣⁣⁣  ⁣⁣⁣⁣  Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client Spotlight : ProteinQure

ProteinQure is automating the computational design of protein­ based drugs by developing an algorithm that scales to large proteins and automates a large fraction of the protein drug discovery process.

      Bedrock Affect Client: Audible Reality        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Audible Reality provides 3D Audio APIs that allow developers to create 3D listening experiences on their platforms. This technology is compatible with any type of headphone and enables realistic event streaming, high quality music streaming, and less intrusive advertising.  Audible Reality's technology is packaged as a software development kit (SDK) for communication and media app developers. The first products released are: (1) a creative web platform for automatic 3D audio production; (2) a 3D audio advertising platform that allows for spatialized ads over streaming music program; (3) 3D expansion of music that allows the user to live a fully immersive experience with conventional headphones; and (4) spatializing talkers for unified communications and podcasting. Usage is tracked through the cloud and monetized differently in different applications: streaming and communications-based usage is charged by the hour and 3D ads are purchased in groups of 1,000 through digital channels.  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.audiblereality.com                                                   COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Montreal, CAN  CO-FOUNDERS: Matt Boerum (CEO), Bryan Martin (Chief Audio Engineer), Julien Lachere (Chief IP Officer)  Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Audible Reality

Audible Reality provides 3D Audio APIs that allow developers to create 3D listening experiences on their platforms. This technology is compatible with any type of headphone and enables realistic event streaming, high quality music streaming, and less intrusive advertising.

You're Worth 70 Billion Dollars? You Sill Have To Say "I'm Sorry"

You're Worth 70 Billion Dollars? You Sill Have To Say "I'm Sorry"

Facebook was told that a third party application would sell the information of 50 million users.

My Boss Sucks

My Boss Sucks

Have you ever felt your boss has poor management skills and the management team makes ridiculous decisions? If only you were in their position, you would do things so differently.

Emotion, The Missing Ingredient

Emotion, The Missing Ingredient

My two worst subjects in school were History and Afrikaans. I literally would have opted for a root canal if I could avoid having to do them.  My loathe for these subjects showed in the results, as I failed them both.

Are Self-Driving Jobs Next?

Are Self-Driving Jobs Next?

Have you ever felt like you are in autopilot mode in a job?  Like when you are driving a car and thinking about everything and anything except driving and you suddenly snap out of it and think – WOW! I am already at work, how did I get here, the trip is such a blur!  

Jetlag, Coffee, and Round-a-bouts

Jetlag, Coffee, and Round-a-bouts

Have you every been severely jet lagged and desperately in need of coffee?  I have been many times, especially when I travel to Australia with my family of young kids ... lots of them! 

Definitely not the popular family to sit next to on a 20+ hour trip!

Pressure: Dust or Diamond?

Pressure: Dust or Diamond?

It was fall 2008 and I was enjoying a luxurious corporate evening event at the Bellagio in Vegas. Fabulous patio! My thoughts were freely flowing about how happy and amazing life was.

Passion to Perform

Passion to Perform

I grew up as a 100-metre sprint athlete. I love winning. When I was about 8 years old, I was on a winning streak. I had won all my races that season. One mild South African winter's day, I was far ahead of the pack and looked behind me to see where the other kids were. That day, I came second. I was devastated.

Leveling Up

Leveling Up

I love the rags-to-riches story of Bethenny Frankel, American reality TV personality, founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails, author, talk show host and now one of the Dragons.

Courage to Commit

Courage to Commit

Commitment has two somewhat conflicting definitions. One talks about the quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. The other defines an obligation that restricts freedom of action. One implies a freedom to choose, while the other insinuates you are owned by the choices you make.

Falling is an Advanced Skill

Falling is an Advanced Skill

I could see only shock and horror on the faces of my team members as the road to almost certain victory dropped into a steep decline, leading them to a guaranteed defeat. The project was a complete failure in their eyes and it was fascinating to watch the cacophony of emotions from stress and fear, to disappointment and embarrassment slowly taking their toll on them individually and on the team cohesiveness. A well-oiled machine that once worked so smoothly together now resembled a scene from a kindergarten playground: utter chaos and screaming.  

      Bedrock Affect Client: Mysa        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Empowered Home’s mission is to help the world become more environmentally friendly and sustainable through energy efficiency and conservation. The first product on their road map is Mysa; the first smart thermostat for high voltage electric baseboard heating. Electric baseboard heating is a $10B market in North America.  Mysa is the first ever high-voltage thermostat that is truly smart. It is fully featured for the conscientious consumer: smart learning  features which amount to approximately 15% savings on energy bills, remote access to control their home’s heating through their smartphone from anywhere in the world, and integration with popular smart home platforms (Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and  Apple Homekit).  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.getmysa.com  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Newfoundland, CAN  CO-FOUNDERS: Zachary Green (COO), Joshua Green (CEO)  Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Mysa

Empowered Home’s mission is to help the world become more environmentally friendly and sustainable through energy efficiency and conservation.

Be an OWNER not OWNED

Be an OWNER not OWNED

Our destiny is determined by our decisions.  Control your decisions control your destiny! Often we don't know or don't realize the full impact of a decision, until it is too late.

      Bedrock Affect Client: Darwin AI        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         DarwinAI has developed an engine that automatically generates highly optimized deep neural networks that are orders of magnitude smaller than comparable solutions, and with an 'explainable' ability to understand why a network makes decisions. The company's technology can achieve compacting ratios as high as 520:1 for specific network architectures without sacrificing functional accuracy.  Darwin’s engine is employed as follows: 1) the user provides a model or task, training inputs, and hardware and performance specifications; 2) the DarwinAI engine builds an optimized deep neural network up to three orders of magnitude more compact than the original; 3) the network is deployed and significant performance gains are realized; 4) the network is re­optimized using the platform as new training data becomes available and/or new features are added.  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.darwinai.ca  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Toronto, CAN  CO­FOUNDERS: Sheldon Fernandez (CEO), Arif Virani (COO), Alexander Wong (CTO)  Bedrock Affect: https://www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Darwin AI

DarwinAI has developed an engine that automatically generates highly optimized deep neural networks that are orders of magnitude smaller than comparable solutions, and with an 'explainable' ability to understand why a network makes decisions.

      Bedrock Affect Client: Phenomic AI        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Phenomic.AI is developing a platform that uses deep learning to systematically target chemotherapy resistance – an event which underpins 90% of all cancer treatment failures and accounts for millions of annual deaths worldwide. The deep learning models being created by the company today will eventually be used to develop novel biomarkers and therapeutics to fight against cancer.  The platform Phenomic is developing will enable the prediction of chemotherapy resistance at the single cell level. This will enable live cell microscopy analysis that will predict which cells will be affected by chemotherapy treatments. Ultimately, these models will enable the discovery of novel biomarkers and therapeutics which Phenomic will develop and bring to market.  COMPANY WEBSITE: https://www.phenomic.ai  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Toronto, CAN  CO-FOUNDERS: Sam Cooper (CEO), Oren Kraus (CSO)  Bedrock Affect: https://www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Phenomic AI

Phenomic.AI is developing a platform that uses deep learning to systematically target chemotherapy resistance – an event which underpins 90% of all cancer treatment failures and accounts for millions of annual deaths worldwide.

      Bedrock Affect Client: Triage        </iframe>" data-provider-name="YouTube"         Triage is an app that allows users to take a photo of a skin disorder and screen for over 1,000 conditions. The technology is being built by a team that includes eight dermatologist advisors and leverages a strategic partnership with DermNet, the world's most popular online dermatology library.  Using the free Triage app, customers take a picture of a skin condition they have identified on their body. Triage then displays the most likely disorders and the necessary medical action for each. Depending on the condition, Triage will display an available treatment or tell the patient if immediate action is necessary. Triage can then refer patients to partner telehealth clinics.  COMPANY WEBSITE: www.triage.com  COMPANY HEADQUARTERS: Toronto, CAN  CO-FOUNDERS: Tory Jarmain (CEO), Latif Abid (CFO)  Bedrock Affect: www.bedrockaffect.com

Bedrock Affect Client: Triage

Triage is an app that allows users to take a photo of a skin disorder and screen for over 1,000 conditions. The technology is being built by a team that includes eight dermatologist advisors and leverages a strategic partnership with DermNet, the world's most popular online dermatology library.