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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Scanning The Future, Radiologists See Their Jobs At Risk

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 doctor makes — and often have less grueling hours. But if you talk with radiologists in training at the University of California, San …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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 …

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A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens and app that can detect eye disease

The app uses an AI system to identify diabetic retinopathy in photos<p>A teenage girl has created a 3D-printed lens that, when fitted onto a smartphone and used with an app, can give a preliminary diagnosis for people with diabetic retinopathy, reports <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>. Diabetic retinopathy is the most …

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IBM Claims Big Breakthrough in Deep Learning

The race to make computers smarter and more human-like continued this week with IBM claiming it has developed technology that dramatically cuts the …

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BuzzFeed News Trained A Computer To Search For Hidden Spy Planes. This Is What We Found.

From planes tracking drug traffickers to those testing new spying technology, US airspace is buzzing with surveillance aircraft operated for law enforcement and the military.<p><b>A secret spy plane operated</b> by the US Marshals hunted drug cartel kingpins in Mexico. A military contractor that tracks …

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With over 4,000 craft breweries in the United States alone, people are having trouble finding unique names for their beers. That’s a problem, because when two breweries accidentally use the same name, it results in potential confusion at best and at worst, a legal battle. Litigation over craft beer trademarks is noticeably on the rise.

The Real Limitations of Big Data

“Every revolution in science—from the Copernican heliocentric model to the rise of statistical and quantum mechanics, from Darwin’s theory of …

An Algorithm Trained on Emoji Knows When You’re Being Sarcastic on Twitter - MIT Technology Review

Scroll through Twitter and you’ll find plenty of sarcastic comments—not to mention lots of cases where sarcasm apparently went straight over …

Machine Learning

How Big Data Analytics Underpins Every Healthcare Trend

July 31, 2017 - While the concept of leveraging big data analytics has quickly moved from cutting-edge novelty to fundamental competency for …

AI is a powerful tool in the fight against anxiety and depression

The state of mental healthcare in the US is in crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US, and at a 30-year high. Anxiety and depression are literally killing us. Something has to give.<p>Part of the problem is the stigma attached to seeking help for emotional problems, part of it …

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5 Mind-Bending Experiments That Show Where Creativity Is Headed Next

Researchers showed off new tools to augment human creativity at Siggraph, the year’s biggest computer graphics conference.<p>Every year, the Association for Computing Machinery hosts a conference called Siggraph where artists, researchers, designers, and developers show off their work on computer …

Agriculture gets even smarter | The Network | The Network

The matter of growing enough food to feed the planet is a serious issue. Already, one in nine people lack sufficient sustenance, according to the United Nations—and the problem is only going to get worse. Mix a global population projected to reach 9 billion in 20 years, from 7.5 billion today, with …

The Data Science Revolution That's Transforming Aviation

Twentieth-century airplanes generated a lot of data — about the engine systems, fuel use, crew activity, and even weather systems they encountered. But airlines and airports had little to no capability to do much of anything with it, and most of the information could not even be transmitted in real …

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Businesses Will Need One Million Data Scientists by 2018

<b>The man-machine dichotomy blurs</b><p>Cognitive technologies gathered more than $1 billion in venture capital funding in 2014 and 2015. The overall market …

Machine learning best practices: detecting rare events

<i>This is the second post in my series of machine learning best practices. If you missed it, read the first post, Machine learning best practices: the</i> …

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Tools - Proportional Ink

The Principle of Proportional Ink<p>In this article we explore a basic rule for the design of data graphics, the <b>principle of proportional ink</b>. The rule …

Facets: An Open Source Visualization Tool for Machine Learning Training Data

Posted by James Wexler, Senior Software Engineer, Google Big Picture Team<i><br>(Cross-posted on the Google Open Source Blog)</i><br>Getting the best results out of …

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Data Science, AI, Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

A curated set of resources for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data science, big data, internet of things (IoT), and more.<p>This is a …

Solving The Bee Crisis With Machine Learning | Articles | Big Data

Without the natural pollination bees provide, global food supply would deplete so rapidly, the effects would be disastrous. They’re an essential part …

Learning the Enigma with Recurrent Neural Networks

An ~Enigma~ machine, famed for its inner complexity.<p>Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs) are Turing-complete. In other words, they can approximate any …

Introductory Machine Learning Terminology with Food

I was just pondering some ways to discuss machine learning terminology in a way that would be accessible to beginners, and figured I’d share my …

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