At Altum Intelligence we have seen how artificial intelligence is changing the world. We have witnessed the rise of applications in incredible areas making a huge impact in novel ways.
We have however found that when it comes to creating deep learning AI applications, things are not always straightforward; the code libraries tend to be hard to grasp, the computational resources hard to come by and the productionisation hard to achieve.
We decided there must be another way. One that was not so hard.
Using our expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning and systems development we have set out to provide a platform and service to enable anybody to quickly and easily leverage the power of AI.
The next revolution has already begun in the world. We have made it our mission to help facilitate this revolution. Viva la inteligencia!
Born in Germany, Czech by nationality but raised in the United Kingdom, Jakob Aungiers founded Altum Intelligence in 2017. Coming from a background of computer science and banking Jakob headed up the Quantitative Research Development and Quantitative Technology area in the Global Investment Strategy team at HSBC Global Asset Management before leaving to found Altum Intelligence.
Unhappy with the slow progress and lack of innovation of a large corporate culture Jakob has always had a desire to push the boundaries of innovation in changing the world. Having studied computer science at the University of Southampton he has been particularly focused on the area of Artificial Intelligence for many years.
In his previous roles at Schroders Investment Management he had been exposed to the up-and-coming areas of using both traditional and alternative data to produce novel and meaningful investment insight and after spending several years at HSBC designing and creating new quantitative technology systems to optimise the investment workflow and build out the strategic vision, he realised that he could combine the tremendous power of artificial intelligence in the highly complex and difficult tasks of financial data analysis.
Hence, Altum Intelligence was born. Taking this new vision out of London and building on it from Australia, Jakob is able to pursue his passion for adventure, whilst maintaining the focus to create the go-to platform for AI development.
Jakob has been a speaker at a variety of talks on deep learning and finance over the years. He has a strong competitive and adventures drive that can be seen by his other passion of being a competitive skydiver, skydiving coach and holding UK skydiving records.