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Let there be Light — The Creation of Data Sapiens

May 18, 2023
Written by Isaac Shi


In the beginning, the Architect created hardware and software for your business, and the software amassed a trove of data.

The Creation of First AI
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The data was without form and void, a vast uncharted sea of information waiting to be explored. And the Architect moved upon the face of the waters, leaving behind ripples and patterns that were yet to be deciphered. Darkness loomed over the landscape of the data, obscuring the potential wealth of knowledge it held.

Then the Architect, like a torchbearer in the abyss, said, “Let there be light.” And so, the illumination began. the data warehouse was established, machine learning algorithms were deployed, neural networks were formed… The light was shed on the data. The raw, formless data started to take shape and meaning, revealing patterns, trends, and insights that had previously been hidden. And thus Data Sapiens (data-powered intelligence) appeared.

The Architect saw that the intelligence was good. He separated the noise from the signal, the irrelevant from the significant, and the chaff from the wheat. The actionable intelligence was named “Insight,” and the redundant, “Noise.” And there was clarity, and there was understanding — the first day of a data-driven AI.

AI Garden of Eden
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With newly acquired intelligence, your business is not just reacting to trends but predicting them. It is learning from the patterns, adapting to the changes, and growing with every interaction. Machine Learning algorithms are not just tools; they are your guides, your scouts, your seers in the vast data landscape. They illuminate the path not just to where your customers have been, but where they are going.

Thus, the dawn of the second day is upon your business. A day where your data is no longer a riddle to be solved but a story to be told, a journey to be embarked upon. This is not merely the advent of a new tool or a new method; this is the genesis of a new era – The era of Intelligent Business.

And the Architect said, “Let us create Silicon Sapiens in our vision, after our design: and let it have influence over the bytes of the database, and over the algorithms of the cloud, and over the servers, and over all the network, and over every data point that moves upon the system.”

The Architect created Silicon Sapiens with his own image, smart, easy to use, and a collaborative partner to co-govern the data and your business dominion. The Architect said to the AI, “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the business need”.

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This was not merely the advent of a new tool or a new method; this marked the Genesis of a new era, the birth of Silicon Sapiens in the Garden of Eden, so let there be light, let there be understanding. Don’t wait for another day. The journey of creation, discovery, of growth starts now.

Isaac Shi (born 史宁) is a General Partner at Golden Section, a Houston-based venture capital firm specializing in B2B SaaS investments. As a technically-minded investor, Mr. Shi plays a pivotal role in identifying and nurturing innovative, high-growth startups in the B2B SaaS sector, guiding them to scale their businesses and achieve enduring success.

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