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The Mathematics of Machine Learning

In the last few months, I have had several people contact me about their enthusiasm for venturing into the world of data science and using Machine …

Meet 'Professor X,' the AI genius who left his lab at Princeton to beat Uber, Google, and Intel at their own game

In the spring of 2016, Dr. Jianxiong Xiao — affectionately known among students and staff as "Professor X" — said goodbye to his plum professorship at Princeton and his post as the founding director of the school's Computer Vision and Robotics Labs.<p>By the fall of that same year, Xiao, known as …

Artificial Intelligence

Deep Voice: Real-Time Neural Text-to-Speech for Production

Baidu Research presents Deep Voice, a production-quality text-to-speech system constructed entirely from deep neural networks. The biggest obstacle …

neurojs - A machine learning framework for browsers

Implements a full-stack neural-network based machine learning framework<p>Extended reinforcement-learning support<p>Uniform and prioritised replay …

Reinforcement Learning

Inside a simple computer simulation, a group of self-driving cars are performing a crazy-looking maneuver on a four-lane virtual highway. Half are …

MNIST For ML Beginners

<i>This tutorial is intended for readers who are new to both machine learning and TensorFlow. If you already know what MNIST is, and what softmax</i> …

Deep Learning Will Radically Change the Ways We Interact with Technology

Even though heat and sound are both forms of energy, when you were a kid, you probably didn’t need to be told not to speak in thermal convection. And each time your children come across a stray animal, they likely don’t have to self-consciously rehearse a subroutine of zoological attributes to …

Is a master algorithm the solution to our machine learning problems?

Machine learning is not new. We have witnessed it since the 1990s, when Amazon introduced a new “recommended for you” section for its users to display more personalized results. When we search for something on Google, machine learning is behind those search results. The “Friends” recommendations or …

Machine Learning

Building better bots with threads

Last week Slack released the long-awaited Threads feature, which helps teams organize and manage the variety of conversations that happen in channels every day. For bot builders, the update was supported by Slack’s API from day one. For anyone building Slack bots, threads unlock a new engagement …

Bots

Baidu has hired an AI guru from Microsoft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Baidu said it has appointed a former Microsoft executive as chief operating officer, part of a push into artificial intelligence (AI) as earnings from its core search engine business wane.<p>Baidu has been refocusing its business strategy after the introduction of new …

Artificial Intelligence

3 ways to make people love your chatbot

Virtual assistants and chatbots are here to make our lives easier. Want help finding gifts? Retailers ranging from Nordstrom to DSW and Sephora offer chatbots to find presents for your friends and family through Facebook Messenger. Need advice on making a dessert that’s gluten free? Whole Foods’ …

Chatbots

The Myth Of AI

<i>Author, Regenesis; Professor, Harvard University; Director, Personal Genome Project.</i><p>Thanks Jaron and John,<p>We are now growing at a pace that's fully …

‘AI-powered’ is tech’s meaningless equivalent of ‘all natural’

What does artificial intelligence have in common with the price of eggs?<p>Say you’re trying to decide between 9 or 10 different varieties of eggs at the store. One catches your eye: “All natural.” Well, that’s nice, natural is good and they’re only 30 cents more — you buy those. Now, those chickens …

Artificial Intelligence

Lego Boost robot teaches younger kids to code and bring their own creations to life

Lego Mindstorms has taught hordes of teens to learn how to program robots. Now Lego Group is launching Lego Boost, a series of toy robots that can teach younger kids how to code.<p>Lego is introducing five different robots in one play set at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week. I …

Kids

Have Fun with Machine Learning: A Guide for Beginners

Also available in Chinese (Traditional).<p>##Preface<p>This is a <b>hands-on guide</b> to machine learning for programmers with <i>no background</i> in AI. Using a neural …

Getting started with Machine learning on Linux with Python 3 and Scikit-learn

In this Tutorial I will describe how you can get started with Machine Learning on Linux using Scikit-Learn and Python 3<p><b>Introduction</b><b><br>What is Machine</b> …

Apple Publishes Its First Artificial Intelligence Paper

Apple CEO Tim Cook (Photo credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)<p>Earlier this month, Apple made a splash when it told the artificial intelligence research community that the secretive company would start publishing AI papers of its own. Not even a month later, it’s already starting to make good on …

Artificial Intelligence

RASA NLU gives developers an open source solution for natural language processing

For better or worse, 2016 was another year of bots. I probably got more pitches for bot startups than anything else. And yet, bots are far from hitting their stride. If we hope to break beyond the rigid functionality of today’s tools, a prerequisite is going to be giving bot developers a bit more …

Chatbots

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Machine Learning

How to DIY a Westworld host at home

Some people choose to see the limitations of this world, the dead ends. We here at TechCrunch choose to see the possibilities.<p>Looking back at the first season of Westworld, I have to say I’m impressed at the nuanced approach Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan take to artificial intelligence. Reveries, …

Westworld

Own ChatBot Based on Recurrent Neural Network

for 6$/6 hours and ~100 lines of code.<p>With a quick guide, you will be able to train a recurrent neural network (from now on: RNN) based chatbot from …

Chatbots are the next big cybercrime target

Chatbots are all the rage these days. And it’s no surprise, as they offer a method of frictionless, natural conversation between a brand and its customers, as well as the ability to improve the customer service experience without the need to augment expensive department staff.<p>At this point in time, …

Chatbots

Microsoft researchers make major breakthroughs in machine learning

Machine learning has quickly become an indispensable tool for developing technology that consumers and businesses want, need and love. It’s the basis …

Why 4chan trolls failed to corrupt the Mitsuku bot

You may remember back in March this year when Microsoft unleashed Tay, an artificially intelligent chatbot, onto Twitter. Tay learned by interacting with users, and in less than a day the AI had been corrupted by a group of hackers from the /pol/ board on 4chan, who taught the chatbot to be racist …

Chatbots

Why chatbots need deep learning

Bots are hot. Bots are coming. However, there are two distinct species both referred to as “bots.”<p>1. Intelligent virtual agents with conversational UI<p>2. No-smarts menu-driven programs with graphics UI that rely on on-screen buttons<p>The first article of this series argued the latter have a number of …

Chatbots

Modern Methods for Sentiment Analysis

Sentiment analysis is a common application of Natural Language Processing (NLP) methodologies, particularly classification, whose goal is to extract …

Support Vector Machines for classification

To whet your appetite for support vector machines, here’s a quote from machine learning researcher Andrew Ng:<p>“SVMs are among the best (and many …

Data Science

Bayesian machine learning

So you know the Bayes rule. How does it relate to machine learning? It can be quite difficult to grasp how the puzzle pieces fit together - we know …

Machine Learning

Backpropagation — How Neural Networks Learn Complex Behaviors

Backpropagation — How Neural Networks Learn Complex Behaviors<p>Learning is the most important ability and attribute of a Intelligent System. A system …