Tag Archive for Machine Learning

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…

The Most Advanced Face Detection Algorithm Yet

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “Back in 2001, two computer scientists, Paul Viola and Michael Jones, triggered a revolution in the field of computer face detection. After years of stagnation, these guys’ breakthrough was an algorithm that could spot faces in an image in real time. Indeed, the so-called Viola-Jones algorithm was…

A Look Into the Future of Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess David Karger, a professor of Computer Science at MIT, recently wrote on Forbes, “I think that the long-term future of machine learning is very bright (and that we will ultimately solve AI, although that’s a separate issue from ML).   Machine learning is already an incredibly powerful tool that can do a surprisingly…

Rigging The Job Hunt with Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Davey Alba of Wired reports, “Cameron Levy and Dustin Smith, two former MIT students, were particularly interested in finding the right job, not only for themselves but for everyone. ‘Picking your job is among the most decisions that you’ll ever make, and we couldn’t think of a more important problem to work…

Using Machine Learning to Study Evolution

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by Angela Guess Phys.org reports, “Computers are able to use monkey facial patterns not only to correctly identify species, but also distinguish individuals within species, a team of scientists has found. Their findings, which rely on computer algorithms to identify guenon monkeys, suggest that machine learning can be a tool in studying evolution and help…

Enhancing Big Data’s ROI

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by Jelani Harper The first wave of IT brought hardware improvements and spanned from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, until the mid to late 1990’s. The second wave of IT heralded a shift from hardware to software; improved software programs became the principle point of distinction between competitors. Perhaps the most compelling example of…