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IBM Researchers Explain Machine Learning Models By Exploring What Isn't There

In “The Adventure of the Silver Blaze,” Sherlock Holmes famously solved a case not by discovering a clue – but by noting its absence. In that case, it was a dog that didn’t bark, and that lack of barking helped identify the culprit.<p>The fact that humans are able to make deductions and learn from …

Machine Learning

TensorFlow Tutorial For Beginners

<i>Originally published at</i> <i>https://www.datacamp.com/community/tutorials/tensorflow-tutorial</i><p>Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning that is a set …

Deep Learning

You might not actually need a new computer. Try these upgrades first.

Give new life to an old machine.<p>We all know our computers have limited shelf lives—otherwise everyone would still be rocking desktops from the days of Windows 95. But when exactly does that machine get so old and sluggish that you need to replace it?<p>Good news: There might still be life in your …

Computer Hardware

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

The 6 Best Free Online Artificial Intelligence Courses For 2018

A basic grounding in the principles and practices around artificial intelligence (AI), automation and cognitive systems is something which is likely to become increasingly valuable, regardless of your field of business, expertise or profession.<p>Fortunately, today you don’t have to take years out of …

Machine Learning

5 Open Source Libraries to Aid in Your Machine Learning Endeavors

Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it's becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it’s becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>While many factors have contributed to this increase …

Machine Learning

How to ghost your internet provider with a secret IP address

Two new projects just launched that could hinder internet-service providers’ ability to eavesdrop on their customers, helping internet users protect …

How to make the most out of secure messaging app Signal

It doesn’t matter whether you are an activist in a police state, a tech-savvy young individual who cares about their privacy, a professional with business secrets of value, or a soon-to-be mother who cares to keep her data private from advertising companies. Privacy breaches and shady uses of our …

IBM rolls out deep learning as a service for AI developers

IBM today announced the launch of its new Deep Learning as a Service (DLaaS) program for AI developers. With DlaaS, users can train neural networks using popular frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and Caffe without buying and maintaining costly hardware.<p>The service lets data scientists train …

Facebook knows literally everything about you

Cambridge Analytica may have used Facebook’s data to influence your political opinions. But why does least-liked tech company Facebook have all this data about its users in the first place?<p>Let’s put aside Instagram, WhatsApp and other Facebook products for a minute. Facebook has built the world’s …

Social Media

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Take control of your computer's annoying pop-up notifications

Save your productivity. And your sanity.<p>Notifications pop up on your computer screen to tell you about important security updates, messages from friends, or even tweets. But if you enable alerts from all of your applications, the barrage of new information can overwhelm and distract you at the …

Apps

5 free programs you may not have heard of until now

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free: love, friends, and great software that works almost as well as a paid product. If you’re like me, you have probably shopped around for certain apps or programs, and then you balked at the price tag. “Is this really worth $200?” you ask …

Here are the 10 most in-demand AI skills and how to develop them

Having the top skills can make the difference between getting hired in the emerging tech field and having your resume ignored.<p>It's no secret that …

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

The best budget hotels for a European city break in 12 top destinations

An expert guide to the top budget hotels in Europe, including the best affordable accommodation in Venice, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dubrovnik, Prague, Lisbon, Madrid, Florence, Budapest and Berlin.<p><b>Prices quoted are for a double room in low season, based on two people sharing. Prices are</b> …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

8 High-Tech Products to Ease You into a Smart Home

These cool gadgets will make your home life easier – but they won't spy on you.<p>Try as you might to resist, smart homes are here to stay. In a perfect …

MIT’s new chip could bring neural nets to battery-powered gadgets

MIT researchers have developed a chip designed to speed up the hard work of running neural networks, while also reducing the power consumed when doing so dramatically – by up to 95 percent, in fact. The basic concept involves simplifying the chip design so that shuttling of data between different …

How to block web pop-ups, alerts, and autoplaying video

Restore the peace and quiet in any web browser.<p>You follow a link to an article—and suddenly your speakers blare. Pop-ups appear on screen, you accidentally run your mouse over an ad that bursts into life, and an inescapable autoplay video follows you as you scroll down the page. You have to shut up …

Google

Greedy, Brittle, Opaque, and Shallow: The Downsides to Deep Learning

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, has said that AI “is more profound than … electricity or fire.” Andrew Ng, who founded Google Brain and …

Amazon Web Services is an exploding IT beast... so learn to tame it for less than $9 per course

They service over a third of the world’s cloud computing needs. And with cloud services growing at a clip of nearly 40 percent annually, smart money recognizes Amazon Web Services as not only a juggernaut in the tech industry, but one that’s getting bigger by the day.<p>As AWS’s footprint in the cloud …

Why pay for Office and Photoshop when you can get these alternatives for free?

Top-quality software that costs nothing.<p>We rely on expensive computer programs to edit photos and video, deal with office work, and protect our computers from malware. But they're not our only options. Often, commercial studios will offer the most basic versions of their products free of charge. In …

Software

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Apps

Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts Asking for Your Location or to Send Notifications

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can …

Software

Google’s self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters - MIT Technology Review

Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system.<p>A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to …

Machine Learning

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich opens CES keynote on security issues

Intel kept its remarks on Spectre and Meltdown short. Just a little under two minutes.<p>Intel's keynote speech at CES on Monday opened with a "data" rock performance, followed by a complete shift in tone by the company's CEO.<p>Brian Krzanich stepped on stage and almost immediately addressed the …

Brian Krzanich

Take an extra $20 off a lifetime of VPN coverage

With loads of VPN services out there vying for your business, it’s not always easy for any single provider to stand out from that crowded field. However, VPN Unlimited has been widely praised throughout the industry and now, you can find out why by taking advantage of an extra $20 price drop down …

Banks are looking to use artificial intelligence in almost every part of their business: Here's how it can boost profits

LONDON — Banks are getting excited about the potential of artificial intelligence in finance, with hopes that AI could both cut costs and boost revenues.<p>Artificial intelligence has advanced in recent years and financial services companies are now looking at its potential applications in both …

Artificial Intelligence

AI is now so complex its creators can’t trust why it makes decisions

Artificial intelligence is seeping into every nook and cranny of modern life. AI might tag your friends in photos on Facebook or choose what you see on Instagram, but materials scientists and NASA researchers are also beginning to use the technology for scientific discovery and space …

Artificial Intelligence