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An overview of gradient descent optimization algorithms

Note: If you are looking for a review paper, this blog post is also available as an article on arXiv.<p>Update 15.06.2017: Added derivations of AdaMax …

Sorry ARIMA, but I’m Going Bayesian

When people think of “data science” they probably think of algorithms that scan large datasets to predict a customer’s next move or interpret …

Amazon had a secret invitation-only conference, where Jeff Bezos showed up in a robotic suit

Earlier this week, Amazon held a secret, invitation-only event for the machine-learning and robotics community.<p>The three-day event, at the Parker Palm Springs resort in California, had hundreds of guests from the business, entertainment, and robotics sectors.<p>Business Insider got photos of the event …

Artificial Intelligence Q1 Update in 15 Visuals

We at Venture Scanner are tracking 1110 Artificial Intelligence companies across 13 categories, with a combined funding amount of $4.8 Billion. The …

Microsoft integrates Visual Studio with open-source Eclipse IDE

The most popular integrated development environments, Eclipse and Visual Studio, are coming together.<p>It won't get the headlines that Microsoft …

Software Development

Scrum vs. Kanban: How to combine the best of both methods with Scrumban

Though scrum is by far the most popular agile methodology, in recent years, many organizations have been experiencing issues with it and are moving …

Project Management

What is the difference between a Perceptron, Adaline, and neural network model?

Both Adaline and the Perceptron are (single-layer) neural network models.<p>The Perceptron is one of the oldest and simplest learning algorithms out …

The next time someone tells you robots are going to destroy our jobs, show them this

Studies like these usually generate headlines like "Robots are putting people out to pasture" (the Mail), "After the robot revolution, these may be the only jobs left for human beings" (The Telegraph), and "Robots will steal your job" (er, Business Insider).<p>I, for one, welcome our new robot …

From Intelligent Diagnostics To The Next Siri: 10 Early-Stage AI Startups to Watch

We used our Mosaic algorithm to identify promising startups advancing artificial intelligence, including companies working on deep learning for …

Will AI-Powered Hedge Funds Outsmart the Market? - MIT Technology Review

Every day computers make many millions of electronic trades by performing delicate calculations aimed at eking out a tiny edge in terms of speed or …

IBM Watson: Building a Cognitive App with Concept Insights

What is it like to build an app with IBM Watson, the Jeopardy-winning artificial intelligence machine? I had recently given a presentation at the …

Harvard is trying to build an AI as fast as the human brain

Harvard University has been awarded $28 million (£19m) to investigate why brains are so much better at learning and retaining information than …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft Moves Its CNTK Machine Learning Toolkit To GitHub And MIT License

Microsoft today announced that it is making it easier for developers to use its Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) to build their own deep learning applications. The company first open sourced this toolkit in April 2015, but at the time, it was hosted on Microsoft’s own CodePlex site and was only …

Machine Learning

What Does A Data Scientist Really Do?

Chinese search engine Baidu released some of its code after Eric Schmidt urged tech companies to join forces on AI

Schmidt, now executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, claimed last Monday that AI has the potential to fix some of the world's "hard problems," including population growth, climate change, human development, and education. In order for this to happen, however, he stressed that …

Artificial Intelligence Non-profit OpenAI Launches With Backing From Elon Musk And Sam Altman

Today, OpenAI, a nonprofit artificial intelligence research company was announced to the world. Its director, Ilya Sutskever, is a research scientist at Google. This comes a day after Facebook open-sourced its AI hardware.<p>Its reason for existing was explained in an introductory post:<p>Our goal is to …

Artificial Intelligence

Scott Hanselman’s best demo! IoT, Azure, Machine Learning & more

In this video Scott Hanselman delivers one of the best and personal demos, he'll show you how a combined solution using technologies such as IoT …

Using miniCRAN in Azure ML

(This article was first published on <b> Revolutions</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)by Michele Usuelli<br>Microsoft Data ScientistAzure Machine …

IBM Making Plans to Commercialize Its Brain-Inspired Chip - MIT Technology Review

In August last year, IBM unveiled a chip designed to operate something like the neurons and synapses of the brain (see “IBM Chip Process Data Similar …

You’ve Read the Book, Now Listen to the Podcast

DataScience@smu (Southern Methodist University) has compiled a list of recommended podcasts that are based on popular science books. Some of them …

Machine Learning

Accel Partners Looks To Map The Marketing Technology Ecosystem

Accel Partners wants to solve the question for startups, “Who does this marketing thing I need?”<p>It’s doing that with an online tool called Growthverse, an interactive visualization of companies in the marketing technology ecosystem. It launched earlier this year but since receiving a lot of …

Venture Capital

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Introduction to Data Analysis with Python<p>Dr. Thomas Wiecki<p>Lead Data Scientist<p>Introduction to Data Analysis with Python<p>The Path of the PyData Ninja<p>Dr. …

Gartner 2015 Hype Cycle: Big Data is Out, Machine Learning is in

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p>Gartner, the leading market and technology research firm, has published its 2015 Hype Cycle Report of …

A Plethora of Open Data Repositories (i.e., thousands!)

Setting up a Machine Learning Farm in the Cloud with Spot Instances + Auto Scaling

Previously, I wrote about how Amazon EC2 Spot Instances + Auto Scaling are an ideal combo for machine learning loads.<p>In this post, I’ll provide code …

Cloud Computing

seaborn: statistical data visualization — seaborn 0.8.1 documentation

Seaborn is a Python visualization library based on matplotlib. It provides a high-level interface for drawing attractive statistical graphics.<p>For a …

Data Visualization

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50+ Data Science and Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

<b>By Geethika Bhavya Peddibhotla, KDnuggets.</b><p>Cheatsheets on Python, R and Numpy, Scipy, Pandas<p>There are thousands of packages and hundreds of functions …

Python Programming

The State of Artificial Intelligence in Six Visuals

We cover many emerging markets in the startup ecosystem. Previously, we published posts that summarized Financial Technology, Internet of Things, …

Artificial Intelligence

31 external machine learning / data science resources and articles

Starred articles are candidates for the picture of the week. A comprehensive list of all past resources is found here. We are in the process of …