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Artwork Personalization at Netflix

By Ashok Chandrashekar, Fernando Amat, Justin Basilico and Tony Jebara<p>For many years, the main goal of the Netflix personalized recommendation system …

Machine Learning

Grounding the conversation about Artificial Intelligence.

Volume of Activity<p>The Volume of Activity metrics capture the "how much" aspects of the field, like attendance at AI conferences and VC investments …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Artificial Intelligence Trends that will Rule 2018

Artificial Intelligence (AI) remained the driving force of various industries in 2017. With so many tech giants and startups already delving into the …

Artificial Intelligence

Mathwashing: How Algorithms Can Hide Gender and Racial Biases

Scholars have long pointed out that the way languages are structured and used can say a lot about the worldview of their speakers: what they believe, …

DevOps

Google Has Released an AI Tool That Makes Sense of Your Genome - MIT Technology Review

Almost 15 years after scientists first sequenced the human genome, making sense of the enormous amount of data that encodes human life remains a …

Genetics

Names of b.....s badder than Taylor Swift, a class in women's studies?

05 Dec 2017<p>Once again, a Twitter trend sent me to my R prompt… Here is a bit of context. My summary: Taylor Swift apparently plays the bad girl in …

Marie Curie

Nature

COMMENT<p>Five ways to fix statistics<p>As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, <i>Nature</i> asked …

Research

7 Python Data Science Influencers to Follow

A few months ago, Stack Overflow confirmed what many people have been predicting for years, and crowned Python king of the software jungle. According …

Python Programming

Showcase — Information is Beautiful Awards

President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to invest about $550 billion in new infrastructure projects across the country was a central theme in his …

The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech

These days, big data, artificial intelligence and the tech platforms that put them to work have huge influence and power. Algorithms choose the information we see when we go online, the jobs we get, the colleges to which we’re admitted and the credit cards and insurance we are issued. It goes …

Practical advice for analysis of large, complex data sets

By PATRICK RILEY<p>For a number of years, I led the data science team for Google Search logs. We were often asked to make sense of confusing results, …

Analytics

Interpreting Machine Learning Models: An Overview

This post summarizes the contents of a recent O'Reilly article outlining a number of methods for interpreting machine learning models, beyond the …

Data Science

Counterfeiters are using AI and machine learning to make better fakes

It's terrifyingly easy to just make stuff up online these days, such is life in the post-truth era. But recent advancements in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) have compounded the issue exponentially. It's not just the news that's fake anymore but all sorts of media and …

Machine Learning

Researchers train artificial intelligence to predict earthquakes by identifying sound patterns in acoustic data

Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system to successfully predict earthquakes, an advance that may help prepare for natural …

Machine Learning

Google's AI is a "new paradigm" that unites humans and machines

Google’s AI Investment<p>Google is fully aware of artificial intelligence’s (AI) potential — DeepMind’s AlphaGo AI is one of today’s most well-known …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers watch video images people are seeing, decoded from their fMRI brain scans in near-real-time

Purdue Engineering researchers have developed a system that can show what people are seeing in real-world videos, decoded from their fMRI brain scans …

Machine Learning

7 tips and tricks from the dashboard experts

1. Steal like an artist<p>Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, encourages us to embrace the influence of others. This holds true in designing …

Put Humans at the Center of AI - MIT Technology Review

As the director of Stanford’s AI Lab and now as a chief scientist of Google Cloud, Fei-Fei Li is helping to spur the AI revolution. But it’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

Data Walking for Social Good

<i>By</i> <i>Brittany Fiore-Gartland</i><i>, Anissa Tanweer, & Meg Drouhard</i><p>When you tell people you are doing a data walk, they are immediately intrigued. Two words …

Big Data

Do Earthquakes Have a ‘Tell’?

Data scientists and seismologists could potentially forecast strong earthquakes through algorithms designed to detect and monitor “deep tremor.”

Northwestern University

The current state of applied data science

As we enter the latter part of 2017, it’s time to take a look at the common challenges faced by companies interested in using data science and …

Machine Learning

Transitioning from Academic Machine Learning to AI in Industry

Top 5 Skills you need to acquire before transitioning to Applied AI<p><b>1 — System Design</b><p>When machine learning and deep learning is employed to solve …

Machine Learning

Word vectors for non-NLP data and research people

Word vectors represent a significant leap forward in advancing our ability to analyse relationships across words, sentences and documents. In doing …

Deep Learning

Main menu

0:12<p>Here's a startling fact: in the 45 years since the introduction of the automated teller machine, those vending machines that dispense cash, the …

Data Helpers

Top 10 Machine Learning Use Cases: Part 1

By Steve Moore, IBM Story Strategist. Sponsored Post.<p>Machine learning has already extended into so many aspects of daily life that it can be handy …

Machine Learning

Scanning The Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs At Risk

<i>This is part of an occasional series: Is My Job Safe? These stories look at jobs that might be at risk because of technology and automation.</i><p>In health care, you could say radiologists have typically had a pretty sweet deal. They make, on average, around $400,000 a year — nearly double what a family …

Medicine

Data Alone Isn’t Ground Truth

… and why you should always carry a healthy dose of skepticism in your back pocket.<p>I saw a chart the other day that highlighted the importance of …

Psychology

This Algorithm Can Tell If You’re Depressed Just From Your Instagram Posts

You might not yet know you’re depressed, but your photos do.<p>Primary care doctors aren’t particularly good at spotting patients with depression. But a new study suggests that an algorithm analyzing your Instagram photos might be. In combination with other tools, like technology that could detect …