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Machine learning is moving out of the backend shadows and into mainstream applications that ordinary consumers will use on a daily basis. These applications will recognize the intent behind written and spoken language and quickly classify the content of images and video. It would be a leap to say …Machine Learning
Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …Learning
Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for building a machine learning algorithm from data gathered from a variety of connected devices. There are two cool things about their model worth noting. The first is that the model is distributed and second, it can keep data …
A commercial device uses powerful image and information processing to let cars interpret 360° camera views.Deep Learning
11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning
Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement …
10 IBM Watson-Powered Apps That Are Changing Our WorldImage by ThinkstockIBM considers Watson to represent a new era of computing — a step forward to …IBM
Google is funding a project called Automatic Statistician that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science,” it announced Tuesday. The project, which comes out of the University of Cambridge and is still in its early stages, aims to automate the selection, building and explanation …Google
Computer programming has quickly become one of the most lucrative industries in the US.
The average salary for a computer programmer just hit an all-time high as it approaches $100,000.
But there are some languages and skill sets that are more valuable than others, and Quartz has compiled some data …Programming
Can one set of formulas hold the key to making truly intelligent computers?
That’s the theory driving some of the leading lights of artificial intelligence, from Numenta cofounder and former Palm cofounder Jeff Hawkins to Andrew Ng, the Stanford computer science professor hired earlier this year, to …
A team of New York University researchers that includes Facebook AI Lab Director Yann LeCun recently published a paper explaining how they built a deep learning model capable of predicting the position of human limbs in images. That field of computer vision, called human pose estimation, doesn’t …Deep Learning
Nervana Systems, a San Diego-based startup building a specialized system for deep learning applications, has raised a $3.3 million series A round of venture capital. Draper Fisher Jurvetson led the round, which also included Allen & Co., AME Ventures and Fuel Capital. Nervana launched in April with …
Whether it's a curled lip or a keen cheekbone, we all make quick social judgements based on strangers' faces.
Now scientists have modelled the specific physical attributes that underpin our first impressions.
Small changes in the dimensions of a face can make it appear more trustworthy, dominant or …Social Networks
Editor’s note: this post is part of our Intelligence Matters investigation.
When I first ran across the results in the Kaggle image-recognition …
A new method of decoding bird songs from large sets of recordings could help both expert and amateur bird-watchers identify which birds are present, …
A startup called PredictionIO has raised $2.5 million in seed capital to help it try and make a business out of open source machine learning software. Unlike previous open source projects, though, PredictionIO is designed to be easy to get started with and use, even by developers who aren’t data …
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
The software brings the "cracking of the dawn chorus" one step closer.
It used recordings of individual birds and of dawn choruses to identify the characteristics of …Birdsong
by Joseph Rickert
In addition to the considerable benefit of being able to meet other, like-minded R users face-to-face, R user groups fill a niche in …Statistics
A website set up by a student at Harvard teaches us to look carefully at statistics. And it's fun at the same time.
"Margarine consumption linked to divorce." If you saw that headline on a newspaper or website, what would you think?
What if you read a little further and found a compelling graph …Margarine
I, for one, welcome… etc. etc.
It's already a little eerie when Facebook suggests tags for who it recognizes in your photo, especially for faces that are small, blurry, or otherwise difficult to distinguish. What if Facebook were even better--better at recognizing people in pictures than you are?
Sometimes, two things just go together, such as peanut butter and jelly or, in the case of Boston-based startup Predilytics, machine learning and health care. The company announced on Tuesday afternoon it has closed a $6 million Series A round with investment from Flybridge Capital Partners, …Health Care
It’s easy to get caught up in the mystique of machine learning. After all, what’s not to like about the idea of algorithms sucking up and sorting through the data detritus of our companies’ back alleys like a Roomba Sweeper Vac?
The reality is a bit more complex. Like any “breakthrough” technology, …
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Saba Transforms Traditional Career Development and Succession Planning Using Machine Learning and Crowd-Sourcing
TIM Provides Real-time Personalized …
Dropcam has pulled out all the stops with its new Dropcam Pro monitoring camera by vastly improving its clarity, control and, better yet, brains. Physical improvements account for a better picture than previously possible on a camera that could fit in your pocket, but it’s the touchscreen-optimized …Cameras
Machine learning startup Ayasdi is partnering with two prominent institutions — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Texas Medical Center — to help advance some of their complicated data challenges. At LLNL, the company will collaborate on research in energy, climate change, medical …Machine Learning
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When data scientists talk about their work, it isn’t always easy to understand. At the same time, many big data startups are trying to make the technology seem simple.
For BigML, machine learning — a common element of data science — can be a basic two-step process: making …Machine Learning
I have been irritated that many recent introductions to machine learning/neural networks/whatever that fail to emphasise the most import trick in …Machine Learning
Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …Hadoop