Philippe VAN CAENEGEM

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Microsoft acquires AI startup Lobe to help people make deep learning models without code

Microsoft today announced it has acquired Lobe, creator of a platform for building custom deep learning models using a visual interface that requires no code or technical understanding of AI. Lobe, a platform that can understand hand gestures, read handwriting, and hear music, will continue to …

Deep Learning

Blockchain-based Machine Learning Platform to Help Businesses Predict Consumer Behavior

sponsoredA company offering “the first” decentralized machine learning platform on the blockchain says it can help businesses better predict their …

Machine Learning

How Big Data Is Changing Disruptive Innovation

Much fanfare has been paid to the term “disruptive innovation” over the past few years. Professor Clayton M. Christensen has even re-entered the fold clarifying what he means when he uses the term. Despite the many differences in application, most people agree on the following. Disruptive …

A novel logistic regression model combining semi-supervised learning and active learning for disease classification

Abstract<p>Traditional supervised learning classifier needs a lot of labeled samples to achieve good performance, however in many biological datasets …

Machine Learning

4 Ways to Beat Blockchain's "Scalability Trilemma"

By SV Advisory Group<p>Technical scalability is a unique challenge for entrepreneurs and companies in the blockchain space, and is often cited as the main technical hurdle for mainstream adoption. In blockchain, scalability typically refers to the number of transactions that can occur on the …

Blockchain

The World’s Oldest Blockchain Has Been Hiding in the New York Times Since 1995

This really gives a new meaning to the “paper of record."<p>The first time I heard about blockchains was at a party where a friend of mine spent the night talking my ear off about this thing called Bitcoin and why I ought to buy some. I suspect that many others have had a similar experience. Although …

Google releases open source reinforcement learning framework for training AI models

Reinforcement learning — an artificial intelligence (AI) technique that uses rewards (or punishments) to drive agents in the direction of specific goals — trained the systems that defeated Alpha Go world champions and mastered Valve’s Dota 2. And it’s a core part of Google subsidiary DeepMind’s …

Machine Learning

This New Hotel Room Is So Groundbreaking That They Patented It

Can a hotel room be so groundbreaking that it deserves a patent? If it’s the WorkLife Room, billed as the “guestroom of the future,” the answer apparently is yes.<p>The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) just approved InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)’s application for its new …

Hospitality

The AI-first startup playbook

Iterative Lean Startup principles are so well understood today that an minimum viable product (MVP) is a prerequisite for institutional venture funding, but few startups and investors have extended these principles to their data and AI strategy. They assume that validating their assumptions about …

Machine Learning

How to create a virtuous cycle of data with your customers

Over the last decade, technology companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, and Facebook have risen to the top of brand value lists by outgrowing many of the traditional consumer companies like Disney, Toyota, and McDonald’s. There are many factors driving this rapid growth in tech brand value, but a …

The homeland-as-a-service model: How blockchain will disrupt the world order

With blockchain-based technologies promising to disrupt nearly all areas of the global economy, I wonder what impact they will have on the global political scene and how we interact with our governments.<p>The main functions of government include taxation to fund public services, protection of …

The Latest Research: AI and Machine Learning

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 11, 2018</b><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning may soon drive a massive reshaping of the economy and society. But what impact is AI already making in the workplace? Is it living up to the hype? And what should your …

Machine Learning

Open Source GraphPipe Project Hints At Next Wave Of AI Expansion

GraphPipe is a new open source software project that points to what's ahead in the next wave of artificial intelligence.<p>Today, AI and its machine learning cousin are mostly about experiments and testing. We’re seeing a surge of those experiments now because anyone can access online frameworks for …

Machine Learning

DublDom Prefab Homes Can Be Built in One Day

With five designs ranging from a modern cabin to a five-bedroom dwelling, Russian prefab company DublDom now accepts pre-orders in the U.S.<p>Moscow architect Ivan Ovchinnikov of BIO Architects founded DublDom, a modular house design-and-build company, to create affordable, prefabricated houses that …

Prefab Homes

The AI detectives

As neural nets push into science, researchers probe back<p>Jason Yosinski sits in a small glass box at Uber's San Francisco, California, headquarters, …

Building a Linear Regression Model for Real World Problems, in R

In this blog, i will try to make this concept of regression simple and intuitive for everyone. Understanding maths behind a concept is always a must …

Designing AI to Make Decisions

<b>Kathryn Hume,</b> VP of integrate.ai, discusses the current boundaries between artificially intelligent machines, and humans. While the power of A.I. can conjure up some of our darkest fears, she says the reality is that there is still a whole lot that A.I. can’t do. So far, A.I. is able to accomplish …

The New Nordic A-Frame: A Flat-Pack Tiny House by BIG

Tight quarters aren’t what you expect from the architect who dubbed his studio BIG (for Bjarke Ingels Group). As Ingels and his friend Søren Rose, …

5 Real Life Blockchain Implementations Outside of Cryptocurrency

What do Pied Piper and blockchain tools have in common? Both are always “coming soon.”<p>By now most of us are familiar with blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Outside of cryptocurrency, blockchain has many purported use cases in scenarios that require …

Blockchain

Data mining reveals fundamental pattern of human thinking

Word frequency patterns show that humans process common and uncommon words in different ways, with important consequences for natural-language …

Natural Language Processing

Yann LeCun

Welcome to IJCAI-ECAI 2018 live stream from Stockholm. In this keynote Yann LeCun, Facebook AI Research lab and New York University, delivers a talk …

Building general purpose blockchain

towards blockchain solution for any micro service ecosystems<p>As I have spent some time playing and working with blockchain solutions, at some point I …

CeramicSpeed Driven: no chain, no mechs for a super-efficient drivetrain

<b>System works with a driveshaft and 21 of CeramicSpeed's super-efficient bearings</b><p>CeramicSpeed has worked with the Mechanical Engineering Department at …

Blockchain's Impact on Food and Farming, Explained

Blockchain could make it easier to discover the journey that agricultural products take, reduce the frequency and severity of food safety scares, and …

Agriculture

VeChain Arrives: What to Know About the $1.5 Billion Blockchain for Business

Yet another top-20 cryptocurrency has officially released live software.<p>As of 0:00 UTC Saturday, the first block on the VeChain blockchain, whose …

Introduction to Bayesian networks

Bayesian networks - an introduction<p>This article provides a general introduction to Bayesian networks. For live demos and information about our …

Mastercard Wins Patent for Anonymous Blockchain Transactions

Financial services giant Mastercard was awarded several new blockchain patents this week, continuing its trend of embracing distributing ledger …

ING Bank Survey Reveals Interest in Crypto Will Double in Near Future

ING Bank has published a survey on how cryptocurrencies are perceived across Europe, Australia and the USA, where interest in crypto is expected to …

EU Report: State Cryptocurrencies Could Create a Stable Financial System

An EU report has concluded that central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) could pave the way towards a more stable financial system due to their …

Bitcoin, DLT and Bank Ledgers: A Central Banker's View

<i>Yao Qian is the director-general of the Institute of Digital Money of the People's Bank of China.</i><p><i>This article represents his personal, academic</i> …

Cryptocurrency