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Google Hires Brains that Helped Supercharge Machine Learning

Date: December 17, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Their job: to help Google make sense of the growing mountains of data it is indexing and to improve products that already use machine learning — products such as Android voice search. Neural network techniques helped reduce the error rate with Google’s latest release of its voice recognition technology by 25 percent. Google has hired the man who showed how to make computers learn much... View Article

Deep Learning Relies on Renormalization, Physicists Find

Date: December 16, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Tishby sees it as a hint that renormalization, deep learning and biological learning fall under the umbrella of a single idea in information theory. And what brains are trying to do.”A decade ago, deep learning didn’t seem to work. When he got back to Princeton, Schwab called up Mehta and asked if he thought deep learning sounded a lot like renormalization. Soon, deep learning was... View Article

Meet the Man Google Hired to Make AI a Reality

Date: December 16, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

We’ve seen a slew of deep learning startups, including companies like Ersatz, Expect Labs, and Declara. These artificial neural nets can gather information, and they can react to it. Where will this next generation of researchers take the deep learning movement? They built more powerful deep learning algorithms that operated on much larger datasets. Microsoft is adding deep learning techniques to its own voice recognition... View Article

UBS uses artificial intelligence to deliver personalised advice to wealthy clients

Date: December 15, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

“Banking is one of the most rudimentary industries when it comes to digitalisation,” said Dirk Klee, chief operating officer for UBS wealth management. “So at no point in time are we involved in identifying individual clients,” Sqreem said. UBS, facing the threat of competition from Google and Amazon, has turned to a Singapore-based technology company that uses artificial intelligence for help in delivering personalised advice... View Article

Current Machine Learning Landscape

Date: December 15, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

In the last 20 years, most of the best minds in machine intelligence (especially the ‘hardcore AI’ types) worked in academia. We’re also investors in a few other machine intelligence companies that aren’t focusing on areas that were a fit for this landscape, so we left them off. If you want to get a sense for innovations at the heart of machine intelligence, focus on... View Article

How Crowdsourcing And Machine Learning Will Change The Way We Design Cities

Date: December 13, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

But previous research on New York City has found a significant correlation between perceived safety and homicide rates. Its rules are based on evaluations of only a few thousand images from two Northeastern cities, so it’s not yet very good at predicting how safe cities with different architectural styles feel. With crowdsourcing and machine learning, researchers can start to create much larger data sets on... View Article

Meet the Startup Building Artificial Intelligence for Everyone

Date: December 12, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Wired reports that MetaMind will both act as a deep learning consultant and offer its deep learning services and software to businesses. MetaMind will deliver artificial intelligence tools in three categories: language, vision, and database. As MetaMind’s recently-launched website explains, deep learning is a “rapidly growing branch of artificial intelligence” that “comprises a set of techniques that don’t require domain experts to program knowledge into... View Article

IBM has a machine learning project to forecast solar and of course it’s called (LOL) Watt-sun — Tech News and Analysis

Date: December 12, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

Solar forecasting has been around as long as solar panels have been plugged into the grid. That made it the second largest quarter for solar panels installed in the U.S. ever, according to a report from the Solar Energy Industries Association. Machine learning and solar data are a perfect fit. Unlike coal, natural gas or nuclear plants, solar sites turn on and off at various... View Article

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin: We Will Make Machines That ‘Can Reason, Think, And Do Things Better Than We Can’

Date: December 11, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

During the interview, Brin was asked about machine learning and artificial intelligence. However, he thinks it’s only a matter of time before that changes:In the machine learning realm, we have several kinds of efforts going on. Therefore, you should presume that someday, we will be able to make machines that can reason, think and do things better than we can. There’s, for example, the brain... View Article

Enjoy machine learning with Mahout on Hadoop

Date: December 11, 2014 Published by Leave your thoughts

I know, when someone starts talking machine learning, AI, and Tanimoto coefficients you probably make popcorn and perk up, right? Once we as an industry get done with the big, fat Hadoop deploy, the interest in machine learning and possibly AI more generally will explode, as one insightful commentator on my Hadoop article observed. The elephant, in this case, is Hadoop — and Mahout is... View Article