Avishkar Misra

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AI & ML – Lessons learnt and real-world challenges

Just before I flew back to Seattle, I gave a talk last week at my alma mater – School of Computer Science & Engineering at UNSW, Australia. It was …

Plant Science Initiative @ NC State University

In my role at Oracle, I get to work across many industries on some very interesting problems. One that I have been involved with recently is the …

Sweet Potatoes

How Amazon innovates in ways that Google and Apple can't

The Echo, Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker, was a big hit this holiday season. Amazon is keeping specific sales figures under wraps, but the company says it sold nine times as many Echo devices during the holidays as it did a year earlier.<p>It’s the latest example of Amazon pioneering a new product …

Amazon's new grocery store proves the $350 billion company acts more like a giant startup

That startup-like mindset was on full display again this week, when Amazon rolled out a video for its first physical grocery store, Amazon Go.<p>While Amazon Go's cashier-less technology may have grabbed all the headlines, the real surprise is the startup-like approach Amazon is taking with its …

It is a go for Amazon Go!

The super secret exciting project that I spent days and nights slogging over when I was at Amazon has finally been announced – <b>Amazon Go</b>. A …

Precision Agriculture needs Scalable Automation

If you have ever looked out an airplane window as it flies over land, chances are that you see some spectacular landscapes, sprawling cities or a …

How a researcher used big data to beat her own ovarian cancer

Academic scientists devote their lives to research, often toiling away on problems that few people outside their discipline fully understand. Perhaps some are driven by pure curiosity or competition, while others have a personal interest in the topic at hand.<p>For Shirley Pepke, a genomics researcher …

Cancer

President Obama explains why you can’t run the U.S. like a startup

Last week, the White House held its Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh, with a focus on what the U.S. Government is doing for the future, in areas including space exploration, smart cities and more effective police accountability. President Obama ended the conference with a speech that included …

These Mesmerizing GIFs Illustrate the Art of Traditional Japanese Wood Joinery

For centuries before the invention of screws and fasteners, Japanese craftsmen used complex, interlocking joints to connect pieces of wood for …

Woodworking

Setting up Natural Language Processing Environment with Python

NLTK can be seen as a library written for educational purposes and hence, is great to experiment with as its website itself notes this; NLTK has been …

Natural Language Processing

Disney's one-legged robot will hop its way into your heart

Disney's research division revealed last year that one of the company's goals is to bring its fictional characters to life... as robots. Well, folks, we may now be witnessing the birth of a robotic Tigger. The House of Mouse's scientists have designed a bouncy machine with one leg that can hop …

Robotics

What’s the (big) deal with AlphaGo?

In March of 2016, Google’s AlphaGo beat the world champion Lee Sedol at the game of Go, a feat hailed as an important milestone for Artificial …

Oracle’s Big Data & Analytics Platform for Data Scientists

I work for Oracle, helping businesses realize the potential of data science, big data and machine learning to grow their revenues, minimize their …

Deep Learning – expectations & opportunities

A recent post on using DSSTNE (a deep learning library that I had a minor hand in) for training a simple movie recommender, sparked off some …

Deep Learning with DSSTNE

Recently I got a couple of EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 to keep my study nicely lit and warm when winter comes to Seattle. My interest in GPUs though is …

Big Data is also Big Compute

Machine learning and statistical modeling to get to the right model is a process of discovery. Analyst or scientist don’t know a priori the perfect …