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A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess R2D3 has created a visualization to explain the basics of machine learning in simple, visual terms. As Mark Wilson of Fast Company explains, “From Google’s auto-sorting Inbox, to Microsoft’s unparalleled image recognition, we owe machine learning our gratitude for many of the magical experiences lurking inside software. But how does it actually…

5 Reasons Developers Should Build Their NLP and Semantic Search Skills

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by Angela Guess Nitin Agrawal recently wrote for Financial Express, “It at times feels magical that Search engines know, with unbelievable accuracy, exactly what you are looking for. This is the result of a heavy investment in NLP [natural language processing] and Semantic technologies. These, along with speech-recognition, have the potential of enabling a future…

Avoiding Data Swamps with Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper Michele Goetz at Forrester recently wrote that “…Big Data is creating data swamps even in the best intentioned efforts…Analysts will still spend up to 80% of their time just trying to create the data set to draw insights.” Implicit in this statement is the reality that whether organizations are attempting to leverage…

Nvidia Offering Free Online Course on Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for Tom’s Hardware, Kevin Carbotte reports that last week Nvidia began hosting “a free bi-weekly instructor-led course on deep learning. The introductory course will include a combination of interactive lectures and hand-on exercises, as well as a one-hour Q&A the week following each class. Deep learning is a form of artificial…

Deep Genomics Will Use Deep Learning to Study Human Gene Mutations

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by Angela Guess Richard Moss recently reported for Gizmag.com, “Deep learning has already had a huge impact on computer vision and speech recognition, and it’s making inroads in areas as computer-unfriendly as cooking. Now a new startup led by University of Toronto professor Brendan Frey wants to cause similar reverberations in genomic medicine. Deep Genomics…

Windows 10 and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Curtis Franklin Jr. recently wrote for InformationWeek, “Windows 10 is going to change desktop and mobile computing experiences for the better. That’s what Microsoft says, and many IT pundits agree. The word is that Windows 10, which becomes commercially available on July 29,  is a genuine improvement over the versions that have…

Insights from the Internet of Things Study 2015

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “79% of Internet of Things (IoT) app developers spend at least 25% of their time with analytics or databases,  and 42% work on Big Data or advanced analytics projects. 55% of IoT developers primarily connect devices through the Cloud, with 32% connecting through a hub or middle…