Machine Learning (ML) is continuing to be a hot topic in industry with Google, Microsoft and Yahoo headlining in recent news. Here is a quick digest of some of the recent exciting events in ML and a couple of pointers to potentially useful ML resources.
In A Huge Breakthrough, Google’s AI Beats A Top Player At The Game Of Go
In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player at the game of Go, the ancient Eastern contest of strategy and intuition that has bedeviled AI experts for decades. Machines have topped the best…
Transform Data Into Intelligent Actions Using Cortana Analytics Suite
In this video, watch Jason Wilcox, PM of Azure Machine Learning, Luis Cabrera-Cordon and Senior PM of Microsoft Data Group, Gopi Kumar walk you through Cortana Analytics Suite, the fully managed big data and advanced analytics suite that enables you to transform data into intelligent action. This session includes end-to-end scenario demos and customer case studies.
Yahoo Releases The Largest-Ever Machine Learning Dataset
Today, we are proud to announce the public release of the largest-ever machine learning dataset to the research community. The dataset stands at a massive ~110B events (13.5TB uncompressed) of anonymized user-news item interaction data, collected by recording the user-news item interactions of about 20M users from February 2015 to May 2015.
Artificial Intelligence Finally Entered Our Everyday World
Andrew Ng hands me a tiny device that wraps around my ear and connects to a smartphone via a small cable. It looks like a throwback—a smartphone earpiece without a Bluetooth connection. But it’s really a glimpse of the future. In a way, this tiny device allows the blind to see.
Microsoft Open Sources Its Artificial Brain To One-Up Google
The company has open sourced the artificial intelligence framework it uses to power speech recognition in its Cortana digital assistant and Skype Translate applications. This means that anyone in the world is now free to view, modify, and use Microsoft’s code in their own software. The framework, called, CNTK, is based on a branch of artificial intelligence called deep learning, which…
Machine Learning Will Soon Be In The Palm Of Your Hands
Last week, Google partnered with Movidius with an aim to bring machine learning to mobile devices independent of the cloud. As part of their agreement, Google will contribute to Movidius’ neural network technology map and in return Movidius will allow Google to source their processors and their…
Unlocking The Potential Of Machine Learning
Machine learning is the latest field of computer science to make an impact on society. For those who don’t know, the basic idea behind it is that machines can learn processes rather than having them programmed, allowing for significant automation in many roles. 2015 saw it begin the downward…
A Practical Guide To Building Recommender Systems
Choosing the right algorithm for your recommender is an important decision to make. There are a lot of algorithms available and it can be difficult to tell which one is appropriate for the problem you’re trying to solve. Each algorithm has its pros…
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Master The Basics Of Machine Learning With These 6 Resources
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