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Dato Announces New Machine Learning Toolkits and Coursera Training


Dato, creator of the popular machine learning platform GraphLab Create, announced today toolkits and training for developers building Intelligent Applications.

Text Analytics without Tradeoffs

Caryn Alagno, EVP, Finch Computing

The pace at which the world creates data will never be this slow again. And much of this new data we’re creating is unstructured, textual data. Emails. Word documents. News articles. Blogs. Reviews. Research reports… Understanding what’s in this text – and what isn’t, and what matters – is critical to an organization’s ability to understand the environments in which it operates. Its competitors. Its customers. Its weaknesses and its opportunities.

Skytree 15.2 Delivers Integrated Machine Learning to Unstructured Text Data


Skytree®, a leader in enterprise-grade machine learning on big data, announced the release of Skytree 15.2. This release enhances Skytree’s high performance, scalable machine-learning platform with streamlined data preparation for unstructured text data.

Machine Learning and Its Impact on Cyber-Security

Rohit Gupta

In this special guest feature, Rohit Gupta, CEO and Founder of Palerra discusses some specific new uses of machine learning technology—especially as it pertains to cybersecurity.

Brains, Sex, and Machine Learning


In the presentation below, Dr. Geoffrey E. Hinton, Distinguished Researcher at Google, discusses how recent advances in machine learning cast new light on two puzzling biological phenomena.

FocusMotion Launches Fitness SDK – Machine Learning for Human Movement


FocusMotion, a technology leader in making it easy for developers to automatically track, identify, and count human movements with wearable device, has announced it is making its machine learning-based SDK for wearable fitness tracking public for download.

Data Science 101: An Introduction to scikit-learn – Machine Learning in Python


The tutorial presentation below offers an introduction to the scikit-learn package and to the central concepts of Machine Learning.

Book Review: The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra


I was happy to receive a review copy of book employing a very unique approach for teaching mathematics, “The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra,” published by No Starch Press. This is a comic book, perfect for new data scientists! The book is great for newbies because it clearly spells out each minute step in performing calculations involving vectors, matrices, determinants, linear transformations, kernels, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Hadoop 101: Machine Learning in Big Data – Look Forward or Be Left Behind


In the Hadoop Summit 2015 presentation below, Bill Porto, senior analytics engineer at RedPoint Global, will discuss why continual, adaptive optimization is key to maintaining a leadership position in the market.

Insilico Medicine to Utilize Deep Learning for Drug Repurposing and Discovery in Cancer and Age-Related Disease


Insilico Medicine, a bioinformatics company dedicated to drug discovery for cancer and aging, has launched its proprietary DeepPharma (TM) platform. DeepPharma utilizes the latest advances in deep learning to improve computer analysis of massive structured multi-omics data banks and millions of tissue-specific pathway activation profiles.