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Google’s Tensor2Tensor makes it easier to conduct deep learning experiments

Google’s brain team is open sourcing Tensor2Tensor, a new deep learning library designed to help researchers replicate results from recent papers in the field and push the boundaries of what’s possible by trying new combinations of models, datasets and other parameters. The sheer number of …

Machine Learning

The 10 Algorithms Machine Learning Engineers Need to Know

This column is by James Li, Product Intern at NewStoryCharity<p>It is no doubt that the sub-field of machine learning / artificial intelligence has …

Google fights prejudice in machine learning (maybe not age)

The ethical intent of machine learning is ‘fairness through unawareness’ – the same merit-based approach which, in many countries, means that …

Microsoft and Google Are Taking Different Cloud-Based AI Paths

Microsoft's decision to deploy field-programmable gate arrays in every Azure server and to boost Bing is an ostensibly different approach from how …

Artificial Intelligence

The Complete Computer Vision Course with Python

Reading Time: 1 minute<p>Today at GeekDad Academy we’re featuring, the Complete Computer Vision Course with Python. This course is a series of 43 …

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

<b>If you are a strong-armed</b> NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock …

Beginning Machine Learning with Keras and TensorFlow

This isn’t our typical kind of blog post. In fact this one is very special. It’s the beginning of our journey with a new shiny toy.<p>Every now and then …

What's in that photo? Google open-sources caption tool in TensorFlow that can tell you

Google's Show and Tell open-sourced imaging caption system doesn't just repeat pre-learned descriptions of images.<p>Google has open-sourced a model for …

Latest NVIDIA JetPack Developer Tools Double Deep Learning Performance

It just got a whole lot easier to add complex AI and deep learning abilities to intelligent machines.All it takes is NVIDIA JetPack 2.3, available …

Deep Learning

Classification and regression

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Getting Started with PouchDB Client-Side JavaScript Database

Over recent years, client side web applications have gotten more and more sophisticated. Browsers have consistently been providing better JavaScript …

Machine Learning Top 10 Articles for the Past Month.

<i>In this observation, we ranked nearly 1,750 articles posted in August 2016 about machine learning, deep learning and AI.</i><p>Since an early flush of …

Machine Learning

Google's Tensor Processing Unit explained: this is what the future of computing looks like

When Google unveiled its Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) during this year's Google I/O conference in Mountain View, California, it finally ticked for …

How deep reinforcement learning can help chatbots

In March this year, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about the industry trend of using human language more pervasively for interaction with computing devices, a trend he called “conversation as a platform.”<p>He also announced several bot initiatives, including the company’s bot framework. In April, …

Chatbots

Google's app for touring virtual art galleries now supports Cardboard VR

Google's attention to preserving and sharing artwork has always been admirable, and its new, updated Arts & Culture app for iOS and Android continues this work. The app first launched last year, but was little more than a wrapper for the company's Cultural Institute webpage. Its redesign makes it …

8 Best Practices to Start a Scrum Project

Currently I'm writing a series of blog posts about the retrospective I facilitated during Scrum Day Europe. I'll describe the strength of Scrum, …

Introducing Proto.io 6 - Proto.io

Prototyping reimagined<p>Redesigned UI<p>We have completely redesigned the entire platform's UI to be easier and more intuitive. The new interface brings …

Chatbots are not as A.I.-driven as you might think (yet)

Consumer interests have changed, and they will keep changing.<p>Social media switched the balance of power away from company-controlled communication and into the consumer camp — not just in-the-moment, but precisely at <i>their</i> moment, on <i>their</i> devices, on the channels <i>they</i> choose.<p>But with the advent of …

Chatbots

Google is making two-factor authentication a lot easier to use

Google has supported two-factor authentication for more than five years now, but the search giant is making it a little easier to use this week. Previously, you've had to manually enter a code from an authenticator app or via SMS, but Google is introducing a new prompt that you can tap on your …

Android News

Designing Modular UI Systems Via Style Guide-Driven Development

Using a style guide to drive development is a practice that is gaining a lot of traction in front-end development — and for good reason. <b>Developers</b> …

Web Design

Reactive Fundamentals: thinking in streams

<i>From RxJS in Action by Paul P. Daniels and Luis Atencio</i><p>This article describes how RxJS components work and how thinking in streams can help you …

Using d3js transitions in React

One of d3’s biggest selling points is the general update pattern. Add some function calls and voila – animated visualization with transitions.You can …

JavaScript

125 Easy Tweaks to Optimize Your Website's UX

Welcome to a huge list of best practices in <i>user experience (UX)</i>, <i>user interfaces (UI)</i>, and <i>interaction design</i>.<p>Whether you’re designing a website or …

UI Design

Ad-block software is approaching 200 million users — here's how publishers are reacting

Ad-block software usage may be more common than previously thought. There are nearly 200 million monthly active users (MAU) of ad-block software globally, according to data from a new study by PageFair and Adobe included in our latest ad-blocking report.<p>That represents a big uptick in ad-block …

Digital Advertising

Real-time Stream Computing & Analytics @Uber

Bio<p>Sudhir Tonse manages the Real-time Data Intelligence organization at Uber which is responsible for the Marketplace Data Pipeline, Storage and …

Google Steps Up Its Server Smarts

Google wants to share its data center hardware smarts with the world.<p>The search giant said on Wednesday that, along with cloud computing company …

The Invisible Problem Wrecking Your Productivity And How To Stop It

In all of the myriad articles and advice on productivity, there is one evil lurking in our activities, one activity that when mastered, opens the …

Time Management

Mesosphere raises $73.5 million with Microsoft participating, launches Velocity tool

Mesosphere, a startup that sells a “data center operating system” drawing on open-source tools such as Apache Mesos, today announced a $73.5 million funding round. Hewlett Packard Enterprise led the round, with participation from Microsoft, according to a blog post.<p>In addition to the new funding, …

Microsoft is investing millions in a $1 billion startup that rejected its acquisition offer

Today, Mesosphere is announcing a new $73.5 million "strategic" investment, led by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with Microsoft listed as a "significant participant."<p>That brings Mesosphere's total investment up to about $122 million, with a reported valuation of well over $1 billion, and Silicon …

Amazon Web Services