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Data Science 101: General Learning Algorithms

In the presentation below, Dr. Demis Hassabis from Google DeepMind delivered a talk on “General Learning Algorithms” to the Royal Society in London on May 22, 2015. Hassabis was the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company, bought by Google in Jan 2014.

Intelligent Crowdsourcing Platform Transforms Businesses’ Unstructured Data Into Actionable Insights

Spare5 announced general availability of its Intelligent Crowdsourcing Platform to provide product leaders the human insights they need to act on their unstructured data.

Machine Learning Experts Gather in Boston

RE•WORK will host it’s annual East Coast events on Deep Learning and the Internet of Things in Boston on 12 & 13 May. Over 300 machine learning and IoT enthusiasts and experts will come together to hear keynote presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats and to explore the startup showcase area.

minds.ai’s Deep Neural Network Training Software Shatters Industry Benchmarks

minds.ai, developers of a revolutionary scalable deep neural network training platform with dramatic acceleration performance, announced that it has set a new record in the time taken to train AlexNet Neural Network (NN). Training AlexNet is a well-known task used for benchmarking NN training performance. The new minds.ai benchmark achieved a wall clock training time of just 2 hours and 15 minutes compared to the previous best time of 12.5 hours.

Sinequa Ushers in The Era of Cognitive Computing with New Version of Its Cognitive Insight Platform

Sinequa announced the general availability of Sinequa ES Version 10. Powered by Machine Learning capabilities at its core, this ground breaking version helps deliver deep analytics of contents and user behavior, offering information with continually improving relevance to users in their work environments.

Infosys Launches Mana – a Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence Platform

Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, announced the launch of Infosys Mana, a platform that brings machine learning together with the deep knowledge of an organization, to drive automation and innovation – enabling businesses to continuously reinvent their system landscapes.

Movidius Announces Fathom Deep Learning Accelerator Compute Stick

Movidius, a leader in low-power machine vision technology, today announced both the Fathom Neural Compute Stick – the world’s first deep learning acceleration module, and Fathom deep learning software framework. Both tools hand-in-hand will allow powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud, and deployed natively in end-user devices.

Neural Networks and the Future of Machine Learning

In this special guest feature, Gary Baum, Vice President of Marketing at MyScript, talks about how handwriting recognition is enhancing machine (and human) learning. As an input method, handwriting recognition teaches machines to adapt to the user, adding in another layer to their evolving skill set. Those users can program systems simply by jotting down notes and in turn, build platforms most reflective of the human experience.

Open, Cloud-ready SAS® Viya™ is Next-generation High-performance Analytics and Visualization Architecture

New SAS® Viya™, the next-generation high-performance and visualization architecture from a leader in analytics, is designed to meet the business needs for analytics accessible to anyone and scalable to problems of any size.

Data Science 101: Clustering Approaches & Techniques

The presentation below by Derek Kane provides an overview of clustering techniques, including K-Means, Hierarchical Clustering, and Gaussian Mixed Models.