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A Googler’s Quest to Teach Machines How to Understand Emotions

Date: December 5, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

You can then feed such numbers into machines, and that means machines can ultimately understand the contents of photos and the meanings of words. He’s even exploring how machines can understand things like opinions and emotions. Even more recently, Le published a paper with fellow Googlers, Ilya Sutskever and Oriol Vinyals, on machine translation using deep neural nets. Deep learning is driving similar tools at other... View Article

13 open source machine learning tools

Date: December 5, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Scikit-learn Python has become a go-to programming language for math, science, and statistics due to its ease of adoption and the breadth of libraries available for nearly any application. Scikit-learn leverages this breadth by building on top of several existing Python packages — NumPy, SciPy, and matplotlib — for math and science work. The resulting libraries can be used either for interactive “workbench” applications or... View Article

Google Uses Machine Learning to Simplify CAPTCHA

Date: December 5, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

The new reCAPTCHA API provides a way to automatically or explicitly render the widget which is also optimized for mobile devices. Google has announced a new CAPTCHA API which provides a No CAPTHA experience for most users. Seeing that machine learning systems can neutralize reCAPTCHA, Google decided to use risk analysis techniques to automatically figure out if a user is human or a robot. A... View Article

Alan Turing’s 3 Most Interesting Quotes

Date: December 3, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

“It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers. They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.” “A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that... View Article

A new way to measure artificial intelligence. An alternative to the Turing test

Date: December 3, 2014 Published by 1 Comment

Ever since 1950, one of the most popular measuring sticks of artificial intelligence has been the Turing test — named after mathematician Alan Turing. Levesque has laid out several reasons why a Winograd schema test could be better than a Turing test. In the past, programmers have often tried to devise computers that could pass a Turing test. It would consist of Winograd schemas: pairs... View Article

Amazon Reveals the Robots at the Heart of Its Epic Cyber Monday Operation

Date: December 3, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

The Kiva robots are another part of the plan to sling more goods faster than ever. For the past two years, the world’s largest online retailer has kept mostly quiet about how it was using the Kiva robots in its own operations. In the US, Amazon now has a workforce of 15,000 Kiva robots deployed across 10 of its 50 domestic fulfillment centers. With the... View Article

How Flickr Is Learning To See What’s In Your Photos

Date: November 30, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Having parsed millions of images, Flickr’s deep learning algorithm has learned to recognise 1,000 different objects in images. But with advances in machine learning and image recognition, computer vision is slowly getting to the point where it will be useful to us. Flickr flexed its computer vision muscles recently with the launch of Park or Bird? Flickr’s image recognition technology uses a type of neural... View Article

The incredible potential and dangers of data mining health records

Date: November 30, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

If a patient’s health data was tracked 24-7 as devices such as smartwatches are making realistic  there would be an exponential leap in the amount of data about someone’s health. The threat of being sued deters health organisations from sharing data and embracing the full potential of data mining. Unleashing the modern power of computers, data crunching and artificial intelligence could revolutionise health care, improving... View Article

More Data More Problems

Date: November 29, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

  I don’t think the tech industry quite appreciates how creeped out the general public is by data privacy and the lack thereof. The data being recorded about you will form a fairly complete picture of your life. I don’t think companies realize that the costs of a grab all the data strategy are very high. Right now, Big Data and privacy seem to be... View Article

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Free Access

Date: November 27, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a fully-managed cloud service for building predictive analytics solutions, helps overcome the challenges most businesses have in deploying and using machine learning. To realize that future, we need to make machine learning more accessible to every enterprise and, over time, every one. Even if a business could overcome these hurdles, deploying new machine learning models in production systems often requires months... View Article