Andrew Fogg

Andrew Fogg

Andrew is one of the founders of Import.io and serves as our Chief Data Officer. A scientist by training, he has worked with data all his career in both business and academia.
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The Top 20 Big Data Blogs and Influencers to Follow

According to research conducted by Gartner, “Big data investments continue to rise but are showing signs of contracting.” The company’s most recent survey found that “48 percent of companies have invested in big data in 2016, up 3 percent from 2015. However, those who plan to invest in big data within the next two years […]

Scheduled Maintenance

Update: today’s scheduled maintenance was completed successfully inside the anticipated maintenance window. There were no unexpected incidents. All systems are back up and running.  Import.io is scheduled to be temporarily unavailable for maintenance from approximately 01:00 AM until 04:00 AM Pacific Time on December 17, 2016. Key facts During the maintenance window: All Import.io products […]

What you need to know to make Deep Learning work for you

Artificial Intelligence made promises that it couldn’t keep for over five decades.  But that has all changed with the advent of Deep Learning, which has been delivering staggering results in the past few years. The field of Deep Learning is accelerating as researchers try bolder and bolder experiments. Some of the applications of Deep Learning, […]

Artificial Intelligence Regulation

Artificial Intelligence Regulation: Let’s not regulate mathematics!

On Wednesday, ahead of today’s White House Frontiers Conference, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released its report on Preparing for the Future of Artificial Intelligence. The report is optimistic, comprehensive and well-balanced. In summary: full-speed ahead.  But let’s be smart when it comes to Artificial Intelligence regulation. The premise is that […]

what is artificial intelligence

What is Artificial Intelligence? Louis Monier explains everything.

What is Artificial Intelligence? Our Chief Scientist Louis Monier gives you the straight dope on AI. Artificial Intelligence, always a very polarizing subject, is back on top of the news. Unless you have been on a deep space mission for the past year, you have been exposed to opinions ranging from “this will change everything […]

Can data shape the future of mental health support?

What follows is a reproduction of an article from The Guardian newspaper.  It discusses Plexus, an app developer that is using Import.io to acquire mental health data from the web for their chatbot named Grace.     Can data shape the future of mental health support? If you’re experiencing a mental health issue, one of the people you probably least […]

Request a premium trial

Request a premium trial From today the process by which you request a premium trial of Import.io is changing slightly. We no longer automatically provision new accounts with 50,000 queries at signup without asking you whether you want them or not. Instead, if you would like a premium trial of Import.io, so as to properly […]

5 New Advanced Data Extraction Features To Try Out

You asked for more powerful data extraction features. We took your feedback and set our Engineers loose on the challenge. We are excited to announce 5 brand new advanced data extraction features that will help you get data out of more websites: Disable CSS Default Column Values Advanced Regex Support Require Column Values Raw HTML […]

Our biggest update ever!

On the 2nd of April, we launched a new version of Import.io with many enhanced capabilities. The highlights include: 100% web based experience including an all-new web extractor Scheduler – schedule your extraction runs right from our UI Data Storage – allow us to store your data for you Upgraded JavaScript support Highly scalable backend […]

Query API – Service Availability

Last updated: 2pm PST, Wednesday 9th March 2016 The new Query API has been in production for 24 hours now at 99.9% availability.   We will continue to monitor this situation but you can assume that normal service has been resumed.  Any questions please reach out to supprt@import.io First published: 9am PST, Tuesday 8th March 2016 The Import.io […]

Great alternatives to every feature you’ll miss from kimono labs

If you’re one of the 125k KimonoLabs users who got this message last week… “After almost 2 years of building and growing kimono, we couldn’t be happier to announce that the kimono team is joining Palantir.” …you’re probably wondering what to do next. There’s no denying that kimono was a useful service with some great […]

5 undeniable reasons to invest in data before it’s too late

A Gartner survey revealed that “more than 75% of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years.” Companies see the value in data, including enhanced customer experiences, streamlined processes, and targeted marketing. It’s a high-return investment that keeps businesses competitive in their sectors. However, executives and managers get […]

The UK startup scene is booming

Today we are pumped to announce that we are joining 29 other amazing UK startups as part of Tech City UK’s Upscale program! The Upscale program will power 30 of the fastest growing UK tech companies on their scaling journey by connecting them with Scale Coaches who have a proven track record of growing successful […]

How today’s top Marketers and Growth Hackers use data every day

Marketing data is an essential part of any good marketing strategy. While the process of collecting, storing and analyzing data may be complex (and require an advanced math degree), understanding and harnessing the power of that data doesn’t have to be. Wondering how data help make your organization’s marketing better, stronger and more effective? We asked […]

Neural nets: How Regular Expressions brought about Deep Learning

2016 is the year of Deep Learning, whose popularity has been on a steep incline ever since Google bought DeepMind at the end of 2014. Last year’s technical breakthroughs,  acquisitions, funding deals and, open source releases have all helped to cement Deep Learning as the hip artificial intelligence.  Our CTO, Matt Painter, explains how Deep Learning got its […]

Import.io’s $13 million Series A

We are pleased to announce that Import.io (that’s us btw) has just raised a $13 million Series A round of funding. The new investment was led by Imperial Innovations, with participation from Wellington Partners, Oxford Capital, Open Ocean, Delin Capital and AME Cloud Ventures. “This new round of funding represents the biggest investment ever in web […]

Anthony Goldbloom gives you the secret to winning Kaggle competitions

Kaggle has become the premier Data Science competition where the best and the brightest turn out in droves – Kaggle has more than 400,000 users – to try and claim the glory.  With so many Data Scientists vying to win each competition (around 100,000 entries/month), prospective entrants can use all the tips they can get. […]

10,000 leads in 10 minutes

Ok, let’s start with the basics. Leads represent the first stage of the sales process.  In its simplest form a lead is any “person or entity that has an interest and authority to purchase your product or service”. Or in other words: someone you can sell to.

Sounds good. So, what information do you need about that person or entity for it to be an actionable lead? A good rule of thumb is to look for the information that you would find on a business card, i.e. their name, associated company and contact details.

Oxfam making headlines

Oxfam making Headlines The data team at Oxfam used data to show that Britain’s five richest families are worth more than the poorest 20% and lobby for policy change. Proving that just one simple data set can start something huge. Read more in The Guardian

ThatGift

ThatGift When finding a present for your partner gets tough, do what this guy did and build your own affiliate site! ThatGift lets you search all the best unique gift sites at one time. that-gift.co.uk

Plug.Dj

Plug.Dj A good developer can be hard to find. That’s why the founder of plug.dj used data to find all the available candidates in his area to land the perfect coder for the job. plug.dj

Create a D3 visualization

Create a D3 Visualization The Co-founder of Vida Lab used data to create this fascinating D3 map that shows obesity rates across the US. It turns out Colorado is the skinniest state, who knew? vida.io