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Machine Learning Enhances Recommendations

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release unveiled that, “LiftIgniter, the leading machine learning personalization company, today announces it’s now enabling billions of recommendations a month — just over a year after graduating Y Combinator and raising a significant funding round. Working with publisher and e-commerce websites, LiftIgniter dramatically increases website visitors’ click through rates…

Samsung Adds to Smart Home Market

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by Jelani Harper An article from Mikael Ricknas states, “Samsung-owned SmartThings has finally launched its new home hub along with new sensors and a new video monitoring capability. The Samsung SmartThings Hub is available now in the U.S. and on Sept. 10 in the U.K. The hub costs $99 with sensors ranging from $30 to…

Artificial Intelligence Boosts Video Games

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by Jelani Harper The Georgia Institute of Technology announced, “Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new artificially intelligent system that crowdsources plots for interactive stories, which are popular in video games and let players choose different branching story options. With potentially limitless crowdsourced plot points, the system could allow for more creative stories…

The Internet of Things Goes Mobile

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by Jelani Harper The Denver Post recently revealed that, “The Internet of Tomorrow is parked outside a Centennial office building and opens this evening with free tours into what’s next. This massive trailer is a traveling exhibit of Internet of Things goodies, like the Wi-Fi beer tap, the Internet septic tank and a slew of…

Machine Learning as a Living System

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “It may seem a bit odd to take machine learning systems guidance from the point of view of a UC Berkeley professor who specializes in gamma ray bursts and black holes, but when it comes to applied scientific algorithms across massive, shifting datasets, Dr. Joshua…

Revamping Master Data Management with Graphs

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by Jelani Harper One can speak volumes about the impact of graph databases on Master Data Management (MDM) systems. Nonetheless, Franz CEO Jans Aasman has summed up the advantages of a Semantics approach to Big Data that is visually represented in MDM via graphs in a single word. “It’s about the complexity in your data,”…

Researchers Turning to NVIDIA for GPU-Powered Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for Datanami, Alex Woodie recently noted, “Companies across nearly all industries are exploring how to use GPU-powered deep learning to extract insights from big data… Ever since computer scientist Geoff Hinton decided to try training a neural network on a GPU and essentially invented the field of deep neural networks several…

Alibaba Launches China’s First Artificial Intelligence Service

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by Angela Guess Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch, “Aliyun, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, is launching an artificial intelligence service that it claims is the first in China. Called DT PAI, the platform combines algorithms used by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques and presents them in a simple drag-and-drop interface. Aliyun…