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A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning

It’s Sunday night. You’re the deputy mayor of a big city. You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. (“Will I like Birdemic? Ishtar? Zoolander 2?”) The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you’d like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using …

Machine Learning

The Non-Technical Guide to Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

I have a challenge for you.<p>In a few seconds, I want you to <b>stop reading this article, and follow the instructions below.</b><p>Here you go:<p>I hope my point is …

How Nike And Under Armour Became Big Data Businesses

Like the Yankees vs the Mets, Arsenal vs Tottenham, or Michigan vs Ohio State, Nike and Under Armour are some of the biggest rivals in sports.<p>But the ways in which they compete — and will ultimately win or lose — are changing.<p>Nike and Under Armour are both companies selling physical sports apparel …

Wearable Tech

Inside Magic Leap, The Secretive $4.5 Billion Startup Changing Computing Forever

The hottest ticket in tech is an invitation to a banal South Florida business park, indistinguishable on the outside from countless other office buildings that dot America’s suburban landscape. Inside, it’s a whole different story. A different reality, in fact. Humanoid robots walk down the halls, …

Augmented Reality

How One University Used Big Data To Boost Graduation Rates

Whenever you surf the Web, sophisticated algorithms are tracking where you go, comparing you with millions of other people. They're trying to predict what you'll do next: Apply for a credit card? Book a family vacation?<p>At least 40 percent of universities report that they're trying some version of …

College & University

Glassdoor uses machine learning to tell users if they're being paid fairly

After collecting user-submitted data on salaries for eight years, Glassdoor is taking the next step to push for workplace transparency -- and …

Machine Learning

Text Mining in R and Python: 8 Tips To Get Started

Do you want to get started on text mining, but most of the tutorials you start, get pretty complex very quickly? Or you can’t find a proper data set …

Google Uses Machine Learning to Improve Photos App

Google has released an update to its Google Photos app with four new features made possible by machine learning.<p><i>Today we’re bringing you four new</i> …

Google’s AI has taught itself to navigate London’s tube

Scientists at Google have created an artificial intelligence (AI) system that’s able to use basic reasoning to learn its way around the London …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning Saving Lives And Accelerating Clinical Trials | Articles | Analytics

Clinical trials, especially human trials, have come in for some stick in recent years, with some disastrous results that have threatened people’s …

Machine Learning

Context, Language, and Reasoning in AI: Three Key Challenges - MIT Technology Review

Today, artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly emerging out of R&D labs and into the mainstream. Smart technologies are changing every aspect of our …

Artificial Intelligence

How Apple uses machine learning - Top Big Data News

• How Apple uses machine learning<br>• Tags: Apple , bots , chatbots , Siri , Steven Levy<br>• It’s a fascinating account of the Apple Brain, the A.I. hidden …

Intel will add deep-learning instructions to its processors

Some of the latest Intel processors support the AVX-512 family of vector instructions. These instructions operate on blocks of 512 bits (or 64 …

Deep Learning

Car tech AI data sharing with premium automakers and insurance companies

Technology company Nauto has entered into agreements with BMW i Ventures and Toyota Research Institute, as well as with Allianz Ventures, part of the …

Driverless Cars

Data Mining the 2016 Presidential Campaign Finance Data

So you just got yourself a brand new dataset.<p>Now what? <br>How do you prepare a dataset for machine learning? <br>Where do you even begin?<p>This post is an …

Peter Cnudde on How Yahoo Uses Hadoop, Deep Learning and Big Data Platform

Key takeaways<p>Learn how Yahoo leverages Hadoop and big data platform technologies<br>• How they use deep learning techniques in their products like Flickr …

Machine Learning

Top 30 Data Science Books

Feb 12, 2017 by A.I. Optify Data Team<p><i>The AI Optify data team writes about topics that we think data scientists, data engineers, and machine learning</i> …

Uber’s Head of Machine Learning, Danny Lange, speaks at the Kaizen Data Conference

Watch Uber’s Head of Machine Learning, Danny Lange, discuss past, present and future advancements in machine learning. This compelling talk covers …

Machine Learning

R code to accompany Real-World Machine Learning (Chapter 3)

(This article was first published on <b>data prone - R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Abstract<p>The rwml-R Github repo is updated with R code to …

Machine Learning

Machine Learning is the New Statistics

I’ve been trying to think of a way to describe how big Machine Learning is, and I think I finally have a decent one:<i>Machine Learning is the new</i> …

Machine Learning

4 Google data sets to kickstart machine learning

You can always count on Google to have data -- tons of it, generated by the users who interact with and upload content to its services.Google uses …

Machine Learning

Most drivers who own cars with built-in GPS systems use phones for directions

Many new cars today come with built-in navigation systems, but a lot of frustrated new car owners just use their phones for directions, according to a new survey.<p>The market research firm J.D. Power and Associates surveyed owners of new vehicles after the first 90 days of ownership. They were asked …

Car Tech

Computational Law, Symbolic Discourse, and the AI Constitution

Leibniz’s Dream<p><b>Gottfried Leibniz</b> — who died 300 years ago this November — worked on many things. But a theme that recurred throughout his life was …

Big Data, AI And The Uncertain Future For Accountants

Not that long ago, accountants were often – and in a slightly derogatory way – referred to as “paper pushers” because of the vast quantities of paper records and receipts they dealt with.<p>But these days, everything is going digital. In fact, a child born today might never need to handle paper money …

Artificial Intelligence

What Is Fog Computing? And Why It Matters In Our Big Data And IoT World

First everything was in “the cloud” but today’s new buzzword is “fog computing.” No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the weather phenomenon, but rather with how we store and access data.<p>Cloud computing refers to the ability to store data and retrieve it from off-site locations. It’s how your …

Internet of Things

4 of The Best Tech Courses You Can Take Online Right Now

Add a new skill to your resume.<p>The world is getting more technical, and the jobs of the future are increasingly going to require you to be able to …

Big Data