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Deep Learning Neural Networks Are Hot — Here’s Why

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Neural networks had a lot of promise in the field of artificial intelligence in the 1980s and 1990s. But decades later, the revitalized category of “deep-learning neural networks” is making huge progress. That’s the analysis from Jeff Dean, senior fellow at Google, speaking at the Nvidia…

A DIY Guide to Deep Learning Hardware

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by Angela Guess In his blog, Tim Dettmers recently wrote, “Deep Learning is very computationally intensive, so you will need a fast CPU with many cores, right? Or is it maybe wasteful to buy a fast CPU? One of the worst things you can do when building a deep learning system is to waste money…

How PayPal is Using Deep Learning to Root Out Fraud

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by Angela Guess Writing for GigaOM, Derrick Harris recently stated, “Hui Wang has seen the nature of online fraud change a lot in the 11 years she’s been at PayPal. In fact, a continuous evolution of methods is kind of the nature of cybercrime. As the good guys catch onto one approach, the bad guys try…

How Deep Learning, Voice Recognition Will Change the Internet

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by Angela Guess Writing for Wall Street Cheat Sheet, Jess Bolluyt recently opined, “In a few years, the Internet could look like a very different place than it is today. We’ll be able to complete searches by voice, more efficiently search for images by the people or objects they contain, or use video analysis tools…

Powering Deep Learning with GPU Technology

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by Angela Guess Stephen Jones of NVIDIA recently wrote for Scientific Computing, “Deep learning has become popular among researchers, numerous startups and large Internet giants as a method to improve today’s artificial intelligence capabilities, especially in fields such as computer vision, speech recognition and natural language processing. Many of the popular deep learning approaches utilize…

Machine Learning is Getting a Whole Lot Easier

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris recently wrote for GigaOM, “A few years ago, there was a shift in the world of machine learning. Companies, such as Skytree and Context Relevant, began popping up, promising to make it easier for companies outside of big banks and web giants to run machine learning algorithms and to do…

Do Deep Learning Algorithms Actually Mimic the Human Brain?

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a loud-and-getting-louder debate about whether its algorithms actually operate like the human brain does. The comparison might not make much of a difference to developers who just want to build applications that can…

The Challenge of Scaling Neural Networks

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by Angela Guess Mark Montgomery of Computer World recently wrote, “One of the primary obstacles to applied AI has been with scaling neural networks, particularly containing rich descriptive data and complex autonomous algorithms. Even in today’s relatively low cost computing environment scale is problematic, resulting in graduate students at Stanford’s AI lab complaining to their…

Deep Learning Can Track Everything From Workouts to Your Emotions

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by Angela Guess Rachel Metz of the MIT Technology Review recently wrote, “Software that roughly mimics the way the brain works could give smartphones new smarts—leading to more accurate and sophisticated apps for tracking everything from workouts to emotions. The software exploits an artificial-intelligence technique known as deep learning, which uses simulated neurons and synapses…