Mentorica Technology Pte. Ltd.Business Service in Singapore
Great cover story in the Singapore Start-up issue of FOCUS Magazine January 2018
In 2002, we enjoyed very much the SciFi movie "S1M0NE" with Al Pacino; Simone, a virtual actor created by the Simulation One computer program.
2018, it's not SciFi anymore. We are positioning ourselves to hopefully be the strategic AI and VR partner of a Singapore agency. When Simone meets the Minority Report.
Amazing Singapore, thinking ahead of everyone.
Good to know: "In order to continue promoting innovation, we’re always on the lookout for opportunities to grow, organically and otherwise"
"In a world of distributed knowledge, ran the theory, it was more efficient for companies to collaborate with outside partners — be they start-ups, academic institutions or consumer groups — to accelerate innovation.
Or as one chief executive expressed it: “The best brains are not necessarily within your own office.”"
In 1988 I worked at NASA and we were all so proud to be running our neural network code on the fastest supercomputer of the time, the SX2, and its 1.3 GFlops.
Today, we are pricing a proposal for a retailer client by using 4-6 cards delivering 22-33 TFlops, i.e. 17,000x - 25,000x more computer power for the price of a scientific computing server (definitely not a NASA budget)...
We always hear about the embedded computing power on the 1969 Apollo rocket being less than that o...f a 1978 Texas Instrument pocket calculator; however, this is another prime example.
Always stunned by Moore's law and hedonic pricing.
Hacking it in Singapore with Daimler Benz. Almost 36 hours straight. 60 teams at the starting line. Given the potential to lock in a major partner, we played to win, and are among the two chosen to come back to pitch Daimler's business units later this month to deploy our solution on their massive dataset (other team is made of 25 Russian guys in Moscow and 2 guys in Singapore...).
Short weekend, tired, but happy.
Interesting ad tech!
Checking our machines before deployment in the city under Singapore heat. Always fascinated by these folks who can fix or mount these complex machines from scratch in a back room.