In this technical demonstration, we propose a cloud-based Big Data Platform for Social Multimedia Analytics called bBridge that automatically detects and profiles meaningful user communities in a specified geographical region, followed by rich analytics on communities’ multimedia streams. The system executes a community detection approach that considers the ability of social networks to complement each other during the process of latent representation learning, while the community profiling is implemented based on the state-of-the-art multi-modal latent topic modeling and personal user profiling techniques. The stream analytics is performed via cloud-based stream analytics engine, while the multi-source data crawler deployed as a distributed cloud jobs. Overall, the bBridge platform integrates all the above techniques to serve both business and personal objectives.
The digital media platforms of today, such as Facebook and Google, allow businesses countless options to reach their intended audiences. Through their AI-driven technologies, they promise the capability of influencing customers' lives at any given time or place. Yet, within this limitless potential, there lies a problem.
"With hundreds of thousands of targeting options and millions of data outputs, it becomes humanly impossible to fully utilize these platforms. While media platforms are truly powerful, a bottleneck occurs in the interaction between the platforms and the businesses that utilize them, " says Hendrik Schwartz, Co-founder and CRO of SoMin.ai.
March 9 saw the launch of the principal phase of Sber500, Sber and 500 Startups’ international accelerator program. The 25 best startups were chosen to work individually with Silicon Valley mentors over the next eight weeks and present their projects on Demo Day to Sber ecosystem executives and leading Russian and international corporations and funds.
The accelerator received entries from approximately 1,800 startups from countries all over the world – almost three times the applicants for the previous two Sber500 batches. Aside from Russia, this year’s submissions came from countries including Singapore, Israel, Germany, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Belarus, and Estonia. The vast majority of projects submitted (over 70%) have already closed their first deals and are based on B2B and B2B2C business models. Around 60% of all submissions were startups working with e-commerce, logistics, marketing, and Data Analytics.
Artificial intelligence has completely redefined the world we live in today. Now, our mornings start with personal assistants waking us up and laying our favorite playlists. Bots help customers with their questions and issues about the services and products they have purchased. And now, artificial intelligence is capable of redefining influencer marketing with the power of creating a persona.
Meet Maya — the next-generation virtual influencer set to transform the concept of brand marketing.