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Researchers Turning to NVIDIA for GPU-Powered Deep Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for Datanami, Alex Woodie recently noted, “Companies across nearly all industries are exploring how to use GPU-powered deep learning to extract insights from big data… Ever since computer scientist Geoff Hinton decided to try training a neural network on a GPU and essentially invented the field of deep neural networks several…

GPUs, Pedestrian Detection, and a Host of Possibilities

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “Outside of providing web-based services (for instance, automatically tagging images or picking out semantic understanding from video) the real use cases for how GPUs will power real-time services off the web are still developing. Pedestrian detection is one of those areas where, when powered by…

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…

Infographic: Are Evolutionary Algorithms Due for a Resurgence?

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by Angela Guess Babak Hodjat recently wrote for the Huffington Post, “‘But this technology has been around for years now!’ That’s the refrain I commonly hear these days when talking to more seasoned AI practitioners about the resurgence of AI and machine learning. The origins of many of the scaled machine learning techniques in vogue…

How Cognitive Computing is Changing What a “Computer” Is

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by Angela Guess Adrienne Lafrance recently wrote for The Atlantic on the topic of cognitive computing, “People used to be computers. That is, for hundreds of years, computing was the work of humans, and very often women. Then, in the mid-20th century, machines began to take on the bulk of computing work, and the definition…

Cognitive Computing: Building Systems We Don’t Fully Understand

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by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth recently wrote for The Platform, “One look at the IBM roadmap reveals that future emphasis, particularly on the software and applications side, will revolve around that catch-all trend that couples various elements from speech, text, and image recognition to create a brain–like system with reasoning and judgment capabilities–not to mention…

Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing: How Do They Work?

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by Angela Guess Chris Jager recently wrote for LifeHacker, “Before a computer can even understand what you mean, it needs to be able to understand what you said. This involves a complex process that includes audio sampling, feature extraction and then actual speech recognition to recognise individual sounds and convert them to text. Researchers have…

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…

Deep Neural Networks Take on the Cocktail Party Problem

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise. The ease with which humans perform this trick belies the challenge that scientists and engineers have faced in reproducing it synthetically.…