Joshua Gordon, cloud developer advocate at Google, says now is the time for startups to do AI and machine learning[/caption] The tech firm said ?Launchpad Studio? will serve as a full-service studio that will provide tailored technical, product, and investment support to AI and machine learning startups — all in one place. The US company said Launchpad Studio will get five to ten of best startups around the world ? whether early stage or mature — that specialize on AI and machine learning. The global headquarters will be based in San Francisco at Launchpad Space, with events and activities taking place in Tel Aviv and New York. ?We plan to expand our activities and events to Toronto, London, Bangalore, and Singapore soon,? a company statement said. As a member of the Studio program, startups will have access to services such as:
- Applied AI integration toolkits — datasets, testing environments, rapid prototyping, simulation tools, and architecture troubleshooting.
- Product validation support — Industry-specific proof of concept and pilots, as well as use case workshops with Fortune 500 industry practitioners and other experts.
- Access to AI experts ? Best-practice advice from our global community of AI thought leaders, which includes Peter Norvig, Dan Ariely, Yossi Matias Chris DiBone and more.
- Access to AI practitioners and investors — Interaction with some of the best AI and ML engineers, product managers, industry leaders and VCs from Google, Silicon Valley, and other international locations.