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Cool New Features in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 is officially released! This new Python version has been in development since September 2016, and now we all get to enjoy the results of …

Python Programming

An Overview of National AI Strategies

The race to become the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) has officially begun. In the past fifteen months, Canada, China, Denmark, the EU …

Artificial Intelligence

Testing machine learning interpretability techniques

The importance of testing your tools, using multiple tools, and seeking consistency across various interpretability techniques.

Machine Learning

4 Reasons Why Companies Struggle To Adopt Deep Learning

Over the last years, companies have reaped the benefits of embracing data-driven methods. The <i>data 2.0</i> strategy will be driven by new AI techniques like deep learning, reinforcement learning, and Bayesian machine learning.<p>Deep learning is the state-of-the-art approach to AI across machine …

Machine Learning

Python String Formatting Best Practices

Remember the Zen of Python and how there should be “one obvious way to do something in Python”? You might scratch your head when you find out that …

Python Programming

Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock

Skeptics say full autonomy could be farther away than the industry admits<p>If you believe the CEOs, a fully autonomous car could be only months away. In 2015, Elon Musk predicted a fully autonomous Tesla by 2018; so did Google. Delphi and MobileEye’s Level 4 system is currently slated for 2019, the …

Google Search

Jibo social robot: where things went wrong

Social robot company Jibo is sadly running on fumes after burning through nearly $73 million in funding. In a story first reported by BostInno and …

Robotics

The fast lane for self-driving cars runs through 35 mph retirement communities – Quartz

Drive into The Villages Golf & Country Club, a senior community near San Jose, California, and you’ll glimpse the future. Riding along its miles of private roadways, residents are picked up and dropped off in self-driving minivans summoned with an app.<p>The Silicon Valley startup Voyage, which …

Autonomous Cars

The AI bubble won’t burst anytime soon, but change is on the horizon

During an AI podcast a couple months ago, someone asked me if AI would be the next big tech bubble to burst. This question led me to think about what AI is today and where it’s headed. What is AI, really? It’s a next-generation network and database tool that’s short for “artificial intelligence.” …

Artificial Intelligence

Overview of Exploratory Data Analysis With Python

Exploratory data analysis plays a role in the work of data science and machine learning.<p>In this post I am giving a brief intro of Exploratory data …

Data Science

Is There a Smarter Path to Artificial Intelligence? Some Experts Hope So

For the past five years, the hottest thing in artificial intelligence has been a branch known as deep learning. The grandly named statistical technique, put simply, gives computers a way to learn by processing vast amounts of data. Thanks to deep learning, computers can easily identify faces and …

Artificial Intelligence

Python Outlier Detection (PyOD)

PyOD is a comprehensive <b>Python toolkit</b> to <b>identify outlying objects</b> in multivariate data with both unsupervised and supervised approaches. This …

Data Science

Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

This is how the robot uprising finally begins - MIT Technology Review

The robot arm is performing a peculiar kind of Sisyphean task. It hovers over a glistening pile of cooked chicken parts, dips down, and retrieves a …

Artificial Intelligence

How Humans and AI Are Working Together in 1,500 Companies

Artificial intelligence is becoming good at many “human” jobs—diagnosing disease, translating languages, providing customer service—and it’s improving fast. This is raising reasonable fears that AI will ultimately replace human workers throughout the economy. But that’s not the inevitable, or even …

Artificial Intelligence

Choosing the Right Metric for Evaluating Machine Learning Models — Part 2

This will focus on commonly used metrics in classification, why should we prefer some over others with context.

Machine Learning

A visual introduction to machine learning, Part II

A visual introduction<br>to machine learning—Part II<p>Model Tuning and<br>the Bias-Variance Tradeoff<p>The goal of modeling is to approximate real-life situations …

Machine Learning

The Ultimate List of Python YouTube Channels

We couldn’t find a good, up-to-date list of Python developer or Python programming YouTube channels online.<p>Learning Python on YouTube is a viable …

Python Programming

How would you spend your time in a self-driving car?

Oh, for the days when cars will drive themselves! No more mirror-signal-manoeuvre, no more parallel parking or worrying about breaking the speed …

Python Generators Tutorial

Python generators are a powerful, but misunderstood tool. They're often treated as too difficult a concept for beginning programmers to learn — …

Python Programming

AI Is Less Of A Threat Than Some Suggest

While robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) promise great advances in productivity, mostly they seem to worry people. Commentators talk and write endlessly about how these marvelous technologies will steal jobs from both workers and the managerial class, creating a large unemployed population. …

Artificial Intelligence

New report highlights how drones can be used for good of society

A new report demonstrating how drones can come to the rescue in natural disasters, help starving people in conflict and provide emergency medicine …

The Business of Artificial Intelligence

For more than 250 years the fundamental drivers of economic growth have been technological innovations. The most important of these are what economists call general-purpose technologies — a category that includes the steam engine, electricity, and the internal combustion engine. Each one catalyzed …

Who Is Going To Make Money In AI? Part I

<b>We are in the midst of a gold rush in AI. But who will reap the economic benefits? The mass of startups who are all gold panning? The corporates who</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

What to consider when choosing colors for data visualization

Data Visualisation can be defined as representing numbers with shapes – and no matter what these shapes look like (areas, lines, dots), they need to …

Google’s AutoML will change how businesses use Machine Learning

Google’s AutoML is a new up-and-coming (alpha stage) cloud software suite of Machine Learning tools. It’s based on Google’s state-of-the-art research …

the state of type hints in Python

One of the main selling points for Python is that it is dynamically-typed. There is no plan to change this. Nevertheless, in September 2014 Guido van …

Python Programming

This May Be The Biggest Economic And Social Shift Of The Last 100 Years. Are You Ready?

The changes coming in driverless vehicles are just the tip of the iceberg. What's yet to come is nothing short of unimaginable.<p>The constant chatter about driverless, autonomous, and electric vehicles is nearly deafening. Yet, in all of that noise what's most often missed is that the implications …

socialshift

Yellowbrick

<b>Visual analysis and diagnostic tools to facilitate machine learning model selection.</b><p>Image by Quatro Cinco, used with permission, Flickr Creative …

Robots down on the farm

An interesting article in MIT Technology Review, “Weed-killing robots are threatening giant chemical companies’ business models”, highlights the …