Sean MacRae

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AI Knowledge Map: How To Classify AI Technologies

I have been in the space of artificial intelligence for a while and am aware that multiple classifications, distinctions, landscapes, and infographics exist to represent and track the different ways to think about AI. However, I am not a big fan of those categorization exercises, mainly because I …

3 Kinds of Jobs That Will Thrive as Automation Advances

As technology transforms our economy, one trend is getting more and more attention: the prospect that it will increasingly automate the work that we human beings do. And it’s not just low skilled, manual labor that’s at risk — “knowledge” work like operational analytics and marketing is also being …

Innovation

For Lyft and TechStyle, AI customer acquisition requires breaking down silos

Gaining and retaining customers requires a multidisciplinary approach to constantly learning about what they do, what they want, and how they get aggravated. That was a key takeaway from a discussion at VentureBeat’s Transform 2018 AI conference among the executives at ridesharing service Lyft, …

Customer Service

Why you should think twice about AI solutions

Artificial intelligence software does some amazing things. It enables computers to identify brands in images, translates conversations between speakers of different languages in real time, and some hope it can predict movements in the stock market.<p>But whether you’re talking about especially …

Artificial Intelligence

Top 6 Pro-Inflammatory Foods You Should Quit Eating

Inflammation is not bad provided that your body is protecting itself against infection. But if it’s something that is taking place within you for no …

For Best Results, Live Your Life 'Day One' At A Time

More than 30 years ago I wrote a personal mission statement. It’s a relatively brief and straightforward document (less than half a page), focusing on six roles that I identified for my life. I use it as a daily, forward-looking reminder of my commitments, vision, and purpose.<p>As my friend Stephen …

Leadership

Adding a pipe operator to Python

Or, “things you should never ever do in production”<p>The other day, I was looking at some Python code that was made up of a sequence of deeply-nested …

JavaScript

China Is Leading in Artificial Intelligence--and American Businesses Should Take Note

If you think of China as a country that copies rather than innovates--think again.<p>Living in China in the early 2000s changed my perspective. I saw firsthand that the outside world's view--China was good at copying but bad at innovating--was simply wrong. While many were focused on the low prices of …

Artificial Intelligence

‘We Are All Accumulating Mountains of Things’

How online shopping and cheap prices are turning Americans into hoarders<p>It’s easier than ever to buy things online. It’s so easy that Ryan Cassata sometimes does it in his sleep. Cassata, a 24-year-old singer-songwriter and actor from Los Angeles, recently got a notification from Amazon that a …

Minimalism

A New Method For Having Lucid Dreams Has Been Discovered by Scientists

Would you try it?<p>They're incredible. Amazing. Magical. But perhaps the most fantastic thing about lucid dreams – in which the dreamer becomes aware …

Consciousness

10 Amazing Examples Of How Deep Learning AI Is Used In Practice?

You may have heard about deep learning and felt like it was an area of data science that is incredibly intimidating. How could you possibly get machines to learn like humans? And, an even scarier notion for some, why would we want machines to exhibit human-like behavior? Here, we look at 10 …

Machine Learning

7 Foods that Can Boost Testosterone Levels Based on Science

Unsure about what foods you should be eating to increase your testosterone levels naturally?<p>It's not your fault.<p>There's more misinformation about …

Nutrition

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this …

Neuroscience

Why Microservices Are The New Innovation Enablers For Enterprises

Startups build software to solve their customers’ problems rather than using bought IT to streamline their internal processes.<p>In this long blog post, …

Microservices

Recent Advances for a Better Understanding of Deep Learning − Part I

I would like to live in a world whose systems are build on <b>rigorous, reliable, verifiable knowledge</b>, and not on alchemy. […] Simple experiments and …

Deep Learning

Learning Meaning in NLP, Recurrence in NNs, Q&A with Yoshua Bengio, ML == pseudo science?, ImageNet < 18mins, Where's Waldo?, Frontiers of NLP

http://newsletter.ruder.io/issues/learning-meaning-in-nlp-recurrence-in-nns-q-a-with-yoshua-bengio-ml-pseudo-science-imagenet-18mins-where-s-waldo-fro …

This Browser Extension Is Like an Anti-Virus for Fake Photos

When Michael Bennett played for the Seattle Seahawks, he celebrated wins with a victory dance in the team locker room. He did not celebrate them by …

Internet

This Is What Happened When I Did Yoga on CBD

It was pretty different from doing yoga after smoking weed.<p>A 65-year-old woman in a Prius pulls up beside me blasting Enya. Clearly, I’ve arrived at CBD Yoga.<p>In New York State, the debate over recreational weed is on the table, with gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon and her running mate Jumaane …

Cannabis

Resources for Starting Deep Learning

It is not too late to get into Machine Learning, but it can be quite daunting to decide how to start. There is no single best point to start your …

Machine Learning

Data Science for Internet of Things - The Big Picture

This big picture view lays the foundation of our book Data Science for the Internet of Things. (Co-authored by Ajit Jaokar, Jean Jacques Bernard and …

Internet of Things

An Executive Guide to Artificial Intelligence

Let’s start with a question. Does your company see artificial intelligence as a threat, an opportunity or a bit of both? To be honest, it’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

11 Book "Rules" That Everyone Should Just Give Up On For Good

Somewhere around kindergarten, most kids were given a lecture on treating books with respect. I don't remember the specifics (I was probably too busy …

Books

Six things you should do when reading with your kids

There is magic in stories. We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures set in faraway places. Tales about how …

Cognition

Auto-Keras, or How You can Create a Deep Learning Model in 4 Lines of Code

<b>By Favio Vazquez, Principal Data Scientist at OXXO.</b><p>Automated machine learning is the new kid in town, and it’s here to stay. It is helping us create …

Deep Learning

Named Entity Recognition: A Practitioner’s Guide to NLP

<b>By Dipanjan Sarkar, Intel</b><p>In any text document, there are particular terms that represent specific entities that are more informative and have a …

Natural Language Processing

Five experts explain how software development and operations teams are adjusting to the rapid changes caused by cloud computing

While software continues to eat the world, the philosophies and tactics used to build that software are constantly changing. Getting from idea to …

Microservices

Quick SVN guide for Git users; SVN: The Git Way

This post was first published on Quick SVN guide for Git users; SVN: The Git Way.<p>Why would a Git user want to switch to SVN, you ask?<p>Well, sometimes …

Software Development

Are Teachers About To Be Replaced By Bots?

It’s generally accepted that as technology moves into classrooms, teachers will move, as the saying goes, “from a sage on the stage to a guide on side.”<p>That shift has rightly troubled teachers and teaching advocates who fear that educators who instruct, analyze and provide vital context will be …

Artificial Intelligence

7 Ways Zen Buddhism Can Change Your Life

Years ago, Zen Buddhism caused me to have a mental breakdown of sorts.<p>I understand how that sounds, but let me explain. It wasn’t quite the …

Meditation

Government leans into machine learning

Agencies at every level -- local, state and federal -- are increasingly using AI and machine learning to better understand data and make back-office …

Machine Learning