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Why Facebook is Investing in Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Josh Constine recently wrote for TechCrunch, “What’s Facebook working on in its three AI labs? A way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests. Today in a public Q&A on his Facebook Page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a closer look at why…

8 Useful Machine Learning Cheat Sheets

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by Angela Guess DesignIMag recently shared its list of the eight best machine learning cheat sheets. The article states, “Machine learning as we all know is a subfield of computer science that has evolved from the study of pattern recognition and computational learning theory in artificial intelligence. It helps in exploring the construction and study…

Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service

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by Jelani Harper  Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) exists as the nexus point for some of the most promising technologies and applications of Big Data analytics. The availability of sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud has significant ramifications for: Big Data: In many ways, the predictive capabilities of Machine Learning are the only means…

5 Artificial Intelligence Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Companies like Google and Facebook are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in acquiring the top startups in [artificial intelligence], to put the data they’ve collected to work. Google acquired DeepMind Technologies in early 2014 and, recently, Facebook picked up speech recognition AI startup Wit.ai. The…

CAPTCHA as CAPTCHA Can

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by James Kobielus I’m curious whether the Turing test makes sense in a world where the practical boundaries between humans and computers are dissolving rapidly. Does the distinction between people and machines really matter all that much anymore? The distinction is blurred every time you defer to a recommendation engine or turn left at your…

Cognitive Computing: Building Systems We Don’t Fully Understand

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “One look at the IBM roadmap reveals that future emphasis, particularly on the software and applications side, will revolve around that catch-all trend that couples various elements from speech, text, and image recognition to create a brain–like system with reasoning and judgment capabilities–not to mention…

MetaMind is Giving Machines a Bit of Common Sense

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by Angela Guess Will Knight recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Talking to a machine over the phone or through a chat window can be an infuriating experience. However, several research groups, including some at large technology companies like Facebook and Google, are making steady progress toward improving computers’ language skills by building upon…