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Culture problems? This AI can root them out

When Mike Durland watched Sen. Elizabeth Warren grill then-Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf about the bank’s phony-accounts scandal at a 2016 congressional hearing, he realized executives need a better way to understand the cultures of their organizations. Durland is on the board of Receptiviti, a fintech that has developed an artificial intelligence engine that evaluates and monitors workplace stress, identifying potential culture and organizational problems, or high-performing workgroups whose practices could be spread throughout a company. Read the full article here.


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Can AI determine the psychological state of your organization?

You have a lot on your mind at work. On top of the stress of your job, you have the stress that comes with having co-workers and being part of a complex organization. All of this impacts an individual's psychology and creates a group dynamic that impacts everything from job performance to personal well-being. Toronto-based start-up, Receptiviti, uses the power of AI to analyze the psychology of the workplace. Read the full article here.


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Receptiviti named one of ten AI companies to watch in 2019

Ontario has become a true hub for artificial intelligence, not just in Canada, but worldwide and the province's reputation as a global leader in AI is growing. It's home to world-class research centres such as the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence. Whether in fintech, medtech or other fields, some of the most promising AI ventures are located within the province. Here are just a handful of the ones to watch this year.


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Mike Friedman joins Receptiviti as Chief Analytics Officer and Head of Product

TORONTO – February 12, 2019 – Today, Receptiviti announced that Mike Friedman has joined the company as Chief Analytics Officer and Head of Product. Mike has spent the past two decades building and managing data science and product teams. He built and led Scotia’s Capital Markets’ Data Science & Analytics group, growing the team to cover all of Wholesale Banking including Capital Markets, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Commercial and Treasury. Read more at Betakit.


Alain Chesnais Joins Receptiviti as Chief Technology Officer

TORONTO – November 14, 2018 – Today, Receptiviti announced that data scientist and software engineer Alain Chesnais has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer. Alain has over 30 years of industry experience, holding leadership positions at Tucows, TruSpectra, ATI, and Alias|Wavefront. While at Alias|Wavefront, Alain spearheaded the development of the Academy Award winning 3D graphics application Maya. Read the full press release at Betakit.


Receptiviti’s Kiki Adams and Shayna Gardiner to speak at Text Analytics Forum 2018, Washington, DC.

Most text analysis methods include the removal of stopwords, which generally overlap with the linguistic category of function words, as part of pre-processing. Research within the field of language psychology, has shown that function words are indicative of a range of cognitive, social, and psychological states.


Receptiviti CEO, Jonathan Kreindler, to speak at the ninth annual Techonomy 2018 conference

Taking place November 5-7 at The Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California, Techonomy poses the most provocative questions around technology, business and social progress. The three-day event brings together a diverse group of business leaders, technologists, academics and government officials for unscripted conversations about the most pressing issues facing innovators, investors and business leaders.


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Work as an experience: HR’s role in building an intelligent enterprise

More than ever before, technology enables us to build intelligence into every layer of the enterprise. From sales enablement software to business intelligence applications, these tools collectively provide organizations a set capabilities previously out of reach.


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Brave New World

Receptiviti’s SaaS platform stems from the realization that large organizations are ill equipped to understand whether the work environment is healthy. “Oftentimes, it takes an event to happen for them to realize that things weren’t as good as they hoped,” says Jonathan Kreindler, chief executive officer of Receptiviti in Toronto.


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Receptiviti Is a Keynote Speaker at PSHSA’s Annual General Meeting.

Kiki Adams and Jonathan Kreindler will be discussing the future of measuring and monitoring workforce culture and mental health at Public Services Health and Safety Association’s Annual General Meeting.


 
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The Secret Life of Culture: Unveiling Culture Risk in the Age of Machine Learning

In conjunction with the Global Risk Institute, Jonathan Kreindler and Mike Durland unveil Receptiviti’s revolutionary approach to managing workforce culture and mitigating human capital risk. If you missed the event, you can download the white paper here.


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With cybercrime costing $3B annually, AI can improve chances of finding hackers

Machine learning can zero in on abnormal behaviour not detectable by existing programs. Technological advances in artificial intelligence are fuelling a new race between hackers and those toiling to protect cybersecurity networks. Cybersecurity is always a race between offence and defence, but new tools are giving companies that employ them a leg up on those trying to steal their data.


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AI is getting a tryout in pro sports

Billy Beane, the analytics-driven general manager of the budget-strapped Oakland A's, shook up sports and corporate boardrooms by melding overlooked, under-valued players into oddball yet cheap and winning teams. As depicted in the book Moneyball, Beane enshrined a new job category in serious sports — director of analytics. But there is one big thing that it never accomplished: win Beane a championship. Enter artificial intelligence: Some pro-sports teams are exploring how machine learning, the leading form of AI, might help where Moneyball has fallen short.


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The Analytics of Language, Behavior, and Personality

Computational linguists and computer scientists, among them University of Texas professor Jason Baldridge, have been working for over fifty years toward algorithmic understanding of human language. They’re not there yet. They are, however, doing a pretty good job with important tasks such as entity recognition, relation extraction, topic modeling, and summarization. These tasks are accomplished via natural language processing (NLP) technologies, implementing linguistic, statistical, and machine learning methods.


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The AI disruption wave

Information technology evolves through disruption waves. First the computer, then the web and eventually social networks and smartphones all had the power to revolutionize how people live and how businesses operate. They destroyed companies that weren’t able to adapt, while creating new winners in growing markets. While the exact timing and form of such waves of disruption are hard to predict, the pattern they follow is easy to recognize. Take the web/digital disruption, for example: There was a technological breakthrough (e.g. Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s WWW), which built on/took advantage of existing technologies.


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15 Leading affective computing companies you should know

While great advances are being made in the analytical capabilities of computer systems there are also impressive developments being made in making computers more emotionally intelligent. This field is known as Affective Computing, and is defined as the study and development of systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and simulate human emotions (or affects).