Tag Archive for Machine Learning

Machine Learning, Virtual Assistants, and the Value of Chit Chat

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by Angela Guess Writing for TechRadar, Mary Branscombe recently noted, “Machine learning is improving everything from image and speech recognition to predicting when machinery will fail. It’s what makes Cortana smart enough to crack jokes and predict sports matches, as well as tell you when to leave early for your meeting because the traffic is…

5 Big Data Companies Disrupting Their Markets

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by Angela Guess Brigg Patten recently wrote for Datanami, “Big data has made a dramatic impact on companies all over America, but running big data programs is only one side of the puzzle. After collecting the data, companies need to analyze it… With a surge in start-up companies seeing big results in figures and customers,…

Tensor Methods for Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Ben Lorica recently wrote for the O’Reilly Radar, “Data scientists frequently find themselves dealing with high-dimensional feature spaces. As an example, text mining usually involves vocabularies comprised of 10,000+ different words. Many analytic problems involve linear algebra, particularly 2D matrix factorization techniques, for which several open source implementations are available. Anyone working…

The Growing Role of Machine Learning in Cyber Security

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by Angela Guess Rachel King recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal blog, “Artificial intelligence and machine learning are playing a larger role in cybersecurity, which can in theory help companies identify risks and anticipate problems before they occur. The idea is to create software that can adapt and evolve to combat ever-changing attack strategies,…

How to Keep Machine Learning From Becoming a Big Data Bottleneck

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughn of SearchDataManagement recently wrote, “The recent rush of machine learning technology and products is formidable, but machine learning techniques are far from new. What’s new is the number of parallelized data processing platforms becoming available for machine learning applications of big data. At the recent Strata + Hadoop World conference…

Google’s Efforts to Aid Drug Discovery with Big Data & Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess VentureBeat contributor Paul Sawers recently wrote, “From answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers, Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits. But behind the scenes, the Internet giant is also working to expedite the discovery of drugs that could…

Starting Small with Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The inhibitors of Big Data initiatives are abundant and include: Upfront capital: There is a general perception that the infrastructure to apply Big Data and options for advanced analytics are costly, and that such initiatives are widely reserved for large organizations instead of small- and mid-sized ones. Technological gaps: Costs notwithstanding, many…

Machine Learning Developments That Will Drive Innovation

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by Angela Guess Mehrdad Fatourechi recently wrote for VentureBeat, “Machine learning is coming into a golden age, and with it we’re seeing an awakening of possibilities formerly reserved for science fiction. Machine learning (ML) is a computer’s way of learning from examples, and it’s one of the most useful tools we have for the construction…

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…