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​Facebook open sources AI tools, possibly turbo charges deep learning

Date: February 4, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

The social networking giant has a long open source contribution history and has even released documentation on its data center designs and building blocks. Summary:The plain English takeaway is that faster training of neural networks will now be widely available via open source project Torch. By contributing its optimized deep-learning modules and other tools, Facebook could turbo charge numerics, machine learning and computer vision. Facebook... View Article

Google on the Technical Debt of Machine Learning

Date: February 3, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

A number of Google researchers and engineers presented their view on the technical debt of using machine learning at the Software Engineering for Machine Learning workshop, which was part of the annual NIPS conference held in Montreal. They identified different aspects of technical debt and came to the conclusion that without proper care, using machine learning or complex data analysis in your company can lead... View Article

Artificial-Intelligence Experts to Explore Turing Test Triathlon

Date: February 2, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

The result is a daylong workshop, “Beyond the Turing Test,” where attendees aim to work out an alternative to the current test. That’s essentially the problem that developed over the years with the Loebner Prize version of the Turing test. One of the criticisms of the Turing test is that it emphasizes language at the expense of other skills, such as vision or movement. One... View Article

Evolutionary approaches to big-data problems

Date: February 2, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

Also, one can parallelize evolutionary algorithms almost embarrassingly easily, which allows it to handle a lot of the latest data-knowledge discovery problems.” ALFA applies the latest machine learning and evolutionary computing concepts to target very complex problems that involve high dimensionality. “In engineering, we often use evolutionary algorithms like covariance-matrix adaptation or discrete-valued algorithms for optimization. It then investigates the data with a variety of... View Article

Baidu built a supercomputer for deep learning

Date: January 30, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

The star of Deep Image is almost certainly the supercomputer, called Minwa, which Baidu built to house the system. Baidu is investing heavily in deep learning, and Deep Image follows up a speech-recognition system called Deep Speech that the company made public in December. Chinese search engine company Baidu says it has built the world’s most-accurate computer vision system, dubbed Deep Image, which runs on a supercomputer optimized... View Article

Astronomers Use ‘Machine Learning’ to Better Understand Stars

Date: January 29, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

These traits will help astronomers understand the birth of stars and their changes since their beginnings. Astronomers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, are turning to “machine learning” to help them sort and identify basic properties of thousands of stars in our galaxy. “We are predicting fundamental properties of the stars,” Miller added. Machine learning is a discipline that uses algorithms capable of... View Article

First Deep Learning Summit in San Francisco, marking peaked interest in AI

Date: January 29, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

What better a way to mark this increased interested in all things AI than to launch a deep learning conference: in San Francisco. Artificial intelligence news has been all the rage in tech media lately, from Elon Musk‘s relentless (and somewhat unfounded) fervor against AI, to artificial intelligence experts signing an open letter to protect mankind from smart machines on Sunday. Artificial intelligence news has... View Article and NVIDIA Announce Establishment of the iQIYI-NVIDIA Research and Development Center

Date: January 28, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

The two companies will establish the iQIYI-NVIDIA Research and Development Center to enhance iQIYI’s deep learning and media cloud computing capabilities using NVIDIA’s Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) and deep learning architecture. By making iQIYI’s video platform more intelligent, we will be able to tailor users’ viewing experience based on customers’ preferences. Since 1993, NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) has pioneered the art and science of visual computing.... View Article

What Do Bhopal And Chernobyl Have To Do With Artificial Intelligence?

Date: January 28, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

About a month ago Artificial Intelligence made headlines when Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk said they feared it. Artificial intelligence is poised to accompany humanity for the rest of its existence. James Barrat, documentary filmmaker and author of Our Final Invention: Artificial Intelligence and the End of the Human Era. When will Watson or another thinking machine perform artificial intelligence research and development better than... View Article

Researchers show a machine learning network for connected devices

Date: January 27, 2015 Published by Leave your thoughts

Researchers at Ohio State University have developed a method for building a machine learning algorithm from data gathered from a variety of connected devices. Stochastic gradient descent is the basis for a lot of machine learning and deep learning efforts. Having a distributed method of machine learning could be one step in solving for some of those issues. The researchers call their model Crowd-ML and... View Article