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DeepMind is Reading the News to Learn to Read

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “A revolution in artificial intelligence is currently sweeping through computer science. The technique is called deep learning and it’s affecting everything from facial and voice to fashion and economics. But one area that has not yet benefitted is natural language processing—the ability to…

New OpenPOWER Cloud Boosts Ecosystem for Innovation and Development

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing’s IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now…

Deep Learning Machine Out of China Beats Humans in IQ Test

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “IQ tests have become a standard feature of modern life and are used to determine children’s suitability for schools and adults’ ability to perform jobs. These tests usually contain three categories of questions: logic questions such as patterns in sequences of images, mathematical questions such as finding…

Deep Learning Is Gaining Footholds in New Industries

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by Angela Guess Will Knight recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “A machine-learning technique that has already given computers an eerie ability to recognize speech and categorize images is now creeping into industries ranging from computer security to stock trading. If the technique works in those areas, it could create new opportunities but also…

Deep Learning Lives and Dies By Dimensionality Reduction

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by James Kobielus We don’t live in a simple binary world or one where everything of interest can be calculated on our fingers and toes. Hence, humans have invented the higher mathematics to bridge between the numbers we understand organically and the complex numerical relationships too abstract to explain in simple terms. In other words,…

Berkeley’s Robot BRETT Uses Deep Learning to Learn From Its Mistakes

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by Angela Guess Yesterday, Manish Singh wrote for Beta News, “Humans understand feedback and they seek improvement over numerous trials and errors. Robots, on the other hand, don’t. Robots only understand what’s hardcoded in their algorithms, essentially making them useless without getting direct input from humans. But recent advances are offering a major shift to…

Inside Snapchat’s Deep Learning Project

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by Angela Guess John Montesi recently wrote for Skyword, “A huge part of Snapchat’s popularity among the younger audience is its seemingly private, ad-free user experience. More and more social media users are getting advertising and data collection fatigue. The news about Snapchat’s new data collection and research division is a mixed bag for users…

Your Gadgets May Be Able to “See” with Deep Learning Very Soon

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite recently wrote for the MIT Technology Review, “Many of the devices around us may soon acquire powerful new abilities to understand images and video, thanks to hardware designed for the machine-learning technique called deep learning. Companies like Google have made breakthroughs in image and face recognition through deep learning, using…

Baidu’s Deep Learning Secret Weapon: Minwa

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by Angela Guess Robert McMillan recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal blog, “Baidu Inc. says it has posted the world’s best results on a closely watched artificial intelligence benchmark. It had a secret weapon, according to researchers at the Chinese search giant: Minwa. The company’s Minwa supercomputer scanned ImageNet, a database of just over…