A Vision for the Future

How will Artificial Intelligence look like, twenty years from now?

Will there be any AI companies left in 20 years?

In twenty years, there will be no Internet Companies.
Such a prediction might have made sense when it was made in the late nineties, on the verge on the dotcom bubble, but today you might say it sounds ridiculous. Nevertheless, it could be true. Every company has a website and uses social media nowadays. In that sense, there are no real internet companies anymore. Every company is an internet company.

The internet influenced every technological discipline with news ways to exchange information. Similarly, we now see Artificial Intelligence influencing the way we make decisions. It influences the future of cars; it is able to rewrite scripts to create deepfakes where people seem to say things they have never said; and it outsmarts both researchers in coming up with unexpected solutions, as well as the brightest minds in complex games such as Go, Dota II and Starcraft II. But that’s only today. How will Artificial Intelligence look like in 20 years? Will there be any AI companies left? How will it influence your own field of expertise? Some believe in Artificial Super Intelligence, either extending our potential or crushing it. Others believe that is still far away. Either way, the strength of AI is growing rapidly. The opportunities are endless. Artificial Intelligence is estimated to contribute $15tn to our economy in 2030. What is your role in this? How will you use AI to shape your field of engineering?

An AI Agent coming up with unexpected and new solutions, all by itself.

"How will you use AI to shape your field of engineering?"

A place for every engineer to learn Artificial Intelligence

We believe engineers from every discipline should have the opportunity to integrate AI into their work. However, how do you prepare yourself if AI is outside your primary field of study? How do you become aware of the opportunities? How will you bring AI into practice?

That’s where Serpentine comes in: a non-profit association where everybody can discover AI. We offer a playground for engineers, academia and industry alike. Only by bridging theory and practice, we can come to intuition and insight.

A Curious Case for E-Sports

It is no coincidence that AI research focuses on games. Games offer a rewarding, stable and well-defined environment. Developing AI for games requires nothing more than your own laptop. It is the fast-lane to AI-expertise, taking one step at a time.

Though E-sports is a controlled environment, its insights are still beneficial. Problems in games relate directly to real life situations. Therefore competitions are an excellent playground for modern AI research.

Our Mission:

Serpentine is a place where everybody can discover AI. By focusing on AI E-sports we offer a practical playground to AI researchers and other engineering disciplines alike; connecting engineers, academia, and industry. Our focus:

  • RGB-Green-Discover Discover: Serpentine is a place where everybody can discover AI, supported by peers. No Experience needed.
  • RGB-Green-code Develop: At Serpentine we believe implementing the solution yourself is vital to mastering the tools. Only by developing our own AI agents, we come to new insights.
  • RGB-Green-compete Compete: By competing in AI E-sports competitions we can gauge the strength of our approach. This creates credibility, accountability and value in AI-research.
  • RGB-Green-AI Contribute: The value we create is returned to the AI research community from which we learn. We open source our code and supply technical reports to allow anyone to pick up our insights.

About Serpentine

Serpentine is focused on developing Artificial Intelligence. We learn about developing algorithms, with which we compete in AI E-sports competitions. The association connects students, research and industry by sharing our knowledge on state of the art algorithms.

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