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Former nuclear physicist Henri Waelbroeck explains how machine learning mitigates high frequency trading

Henri Waelbroeck seems to fit the popular image of the scientist transplanted into the world of high finance and hedge fund trading, the sort of …

Machine Learning

Jeff Dean on Large-Scale Deep Learning at Google

<i>If you can’t understand what’s in information then it’s going to be very difficult to organize it.</i> This quote is from Jeff Dean, currently a Wizard, …

Machine Learning

A computer takes on a human master of the board game Go

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1997, IBM's Deep Blue computer defeated the world chess champion Garry Kasparov. It was a momentous occasion for artificial intelligence, showing how far a clever algorithm could go in a game prized for its intellectual difficulty.<p>But even as computer scientists celebrated that …

Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Can Still Hardly Pass an Eighth Grade Science Test

The Allen AI Science Challenge shows it takes more than an encylopaedic knowledge to reason your way to a correct answer.<p>An artificial intelligence competition that asked AI models to answer eighth-grade science questions announced its winners this week—but it doesn't look like robots will be …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning Is About To Revolutionize Search: Here's How

Google loves the idea of artificial intelligence. Depending on your definition, AI could describe a variety of its products, from the planning of routes on Google Maps to AlphaGo, a program designed to beat world experts in a game long thought to be impossible for a machine to learn. Machine …

Machine Learning

Diffbot: Extracting Structured Data from the Internet

Shares 35<p>Google search is something we cannot live without. There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t use Google to look up some fact or to …

A P P A R E L – Clothing in the age of data accumulation and machine learning

A P P A R E L is an augmented reality experimental fashion prototype by the Paris-based anticipatory design studio N O R M A L S. Turning data and …

T-shirts

A Deep Learning AI Chip for Your Phone

Illustration: iStockphotoNeural networks learn to recognize objects in images and perform other artificial intelligence tasks with a very low error …

Deep Learning

Why a ‘Virtual Tie’ in Iowa Is Better for Clinton Than Sanders

Bernie Sanders is right: The Iowa Democratic caucuses were a “virtual tie,” especially after you consider that the results aren’t even actual vote tallies, but state delegate equivalents subject to all kinds of messy rounding rules and potential geographic biases.<p>The official tally, for now, is …

A Silicon Valley startup accelerator wants to fund an experiment to give people free money

For five years, the accelerator plans to give a select group of Americans a regular paycheck, no strings attached. (If you want to lead this research, Y Combinator is hiring.)<p>Rather than forcing people to get by on their wages alone, the thinking goes, why not give them a regular allowance that can …

Silicon Valley

Artificial 'Imagination' Helped Google AI Master Go, the Most Complex Game Ever Invented

It used to be that we humans could feel a little superior compared to machines, knowing that there were still some things that humans could do …

A Lesson From Thomas Edison On Big Data Analytics

Imagine the year is 1878, and you have a crazy idea to light up a room using “electrical illumination” instead of oil lamps and candles. You take a lot of time to prepare. You read, study and create a very innovative design that should work effectively. Eureka! Beaming with confidence you are ready …

Big Data

Will Machines Eliminate Us? - MIT Technology Review

Yoshua Bengio leads one of the world’s preëminent research groups developing a powerful AI technique known as deep learning. The startling …

Meet The New Silicon Valley

<b>• Portland is quickly booming into a viable tech hub.</b><p><b>• But, rent in Portland is still generally much lower than in Silicon Valley.</b><p>We know that San Francisco and the rest of the area around California's Silicon Valley is an excellent place to live. But with that excellence (and the abundance of tech …

Silicon Valley

Surprise! Your Facebook Friends Aren’t Your Friends In Real Life

You’ve got a friend in me (and three other people)<p>A new study from Oxford University confirms why we have to specify someone is a “Facebook friend” instead of a friend.<p>Professor Robin Dunbar looked at the relationship between people’s Facebook friends and real friends, and found that only 14 out of …

Deep Learning with Spark and TensorFlow

To learn more about Spark, attend Spark Summit East in New York in Feb 2016.Neural networks have seen spectacular progress during the last few years …

Deep Learning

The Rise of the Artificially Intelligent Hedge Fund

Last week, Ben Goertzel and his company, Aidyia, turned on a hedge fund that makes all stock trades using artificial intelligence—no human …

Is big data a big failure?

Big data this, big data that. It's talked up as a business revolution, and has caused many a boring PowerPoint presentation, but are businesses …

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Google today announced that it’s bringing a deep learning course to massively open online course (MOOC) provider Udacity.<p>Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence. Generally speaking, it involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data — like pictures — …

Machine Learning

How Big Data Is Disrupting Law Firms And The Legal Profession

The legal system generates a huge and ever-increasing amount of data. Each new case brought to court (and there are 350,000 in the US alone each year) increases the body of knowledge that a lawyer has to get to grips with to do their job. Judicial ruling, precedents and interpretations of …

Big Data

Silicon Valley asked to build a terrorist-spotting algorithm by the U.S. government

U.S. government wants the top tech companies in Silicon Valley to build terrorist-spotting algorithm<p>The officials from the United States in a recent …

Silicon Valley

Deep Learning And Machine Learning Simply Explained

Shares 188<p>In a recent article, we demystified some of the technical jargon that’s being thrown around these days like “artificial intelligence”, …

Microsoft Neural Net Shows Deep Learning Can Get Way Deeper

Computer vision is now a part of everyday life. Facebook recognizes faces in the photos you post to the popular social network. The Google Photos app …

Yahoo’s Gigantic ‘Anonymized’ User Dataset Isn’t All That Anonymous

Yahoo did its best, but "anonymized" data is a myth.<p>Yahoo Labs, the research wing of Yahoo, just released what the company is calling the "largest ever" machine learning dataset for artificial intelligence researchers to use in their work, for free. For example, to create a Facebook-like …

AOL

Google's AI vs. lazy content: Guess who wins

The days of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are upon us. We have entered an age of machines that can learn from experience, of algorithms that propagate …

Anyone Can Learn To Code an LSTM-RNN in Python (Part 1: RNN)

<b>Summary:</b> I learn best with toy code that I can play with. This tutorial teaches Recurrent Neural Networks via a very simple toy example, a short …

Deep Learning

What is Machine Intelligence vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning vs. Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

We are frequently asked how we distinguish our technology from others. This task is made difficult by the fact that there is not an agreed …

Vocabulary

Attention and Memory in Deep Learning and NLP

A recent trend in Deep Learning are Attention Mechanisms. In an interview, Ilya Sutskever, now the research director of OpenAI, mentioned that …

Deep Learning

Big data dominates as deep learning, AI seal the deal | FierceBiotech

Deep learning. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. Cognitive computing. There are so many ways to say that your computer is smarter than you. …

Startups Aim to Exploit a Deep-Learning Skills Gap - MIT Technology Review

The latest machine-learning techniques promise to transform whole industries by making it easier for computers to recognize patterns in data, to make …

Machine Learning