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Ricardo Santos

Ricardo is a developer, functional expert and machine learning researcher at Altitude, currently focusing on recurrent neural networks and deep reinforcement learning algorithms. He is enthusiastic about Artificial Intelligence in his personal life for a long time, mainly for the fun of watching computers solving (and sometimes creating) problems in unseen, creative ways. You can reach Ricardo at ricardo.santos@altitude.com

Recent Posts

Ethics for the machines

23/03/18 11:02 Ricardo Santos

Will the machines save us or kill us all? – that is the question. While many are thrilled with the latest AI breakthroughs and dream of a shinning AI-powered world, others, like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and the late and legendary Stephen Hawking, expressed concerns about the evolution of the machines and warned about an apocalyptic future.

Can a Contact Center be a “Deep Learner”?

27/02/18 15:01 Ricardo Santos

Once upon a time there was a 1400-year-old game called “Chess” and the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, loosing against an IBM supercomputer called “Deep Blue”.

This was in 1997. Since then the artificial intelligence (AI) love with chess has never vanished, with the machines becoming more skillful and playing tournaments between themselves.

Deep Art: creative neural networks

18/01/18 16:23 Ricardo Santos

I remember a painting professor I had telling the class: “forget the contours, contours are in your brain, not in reality. Painting is a visual interpretation. You don’t paint a chair, you find a solution, in canvas, for the colors, light and shadows you observe, ignoring if they seem a chair or a train. If you do it right, in the end you’ll get a chair”.

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