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Amazon Go – Deep Learning Conquers Retail

“At the Amazon Go store, the checkout process is completely automated. Every time you take a product from a shelf, one of hundreds of small cameras located in the ceiling recognizes the item and places it in your virtual shopping cart. If you change your mind, no problem, you’re still being watched and the system will remove it from your cart once you put it back on the shelf. The deep learning technology is able to recognize every item in the store without any special tags like RFID chips.”

insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning

The insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning white paper explores how AI, machine learning and deep learning are transforming the retail industry in many positive directions including: inventory and supply chain management, analysis of customer buying patterns, analyzing traffic patterns, providing assortment planning, performing retail analytics at scale.
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Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – January 2018

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Reinventing the Retail Industry Through Machine and Deep Learning

Today, deep learning techniques are poised to disrupt the retail industry. As artificial neural networks become more and more efficient, and as graphics processing units get more and more powerful, so does their influence on retail. Download the new insideBIGDATA special report, courtesy of Dell and NIVIDA, to learn more about how machine and deep learning is revolutionizing the retail industry. 

Quadcopter Navigation in the Forest using Deep Neural Networks

In the video presentation below, a group of deep learning researchers study the problem of perceiving forest or mountain trails from a single monocular image acquired from the viewpoint of a robot traveling on the trail itself. Previous literature focused on trail segmentation, and used low-level features such as image saliency or appearance contrast; the team proposes a different approach based on a Deep Neural Network used as a supervised image classifier.

Book Review: Learning TensorFlow

Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), upon which deep learning is based, are trained with large amounts of data, and can solve complex tasks with unprecedented accuracy. TensorFlow is a leading open source software framework that helps you build and train neural networks. Here’s a nice resource to help you kick-start your use of TensorFlow – “Learning TensorFlow” by Tom Hope, Yehezkel S. Resheff and Itay Leider.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – December 2017

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Driving Business Value: Transforming Financial Services with AI Technologies

As the financial industry increasingly realizes the impact of faster analytical insights on overall business strategy, artificial intelligence (AI) techniques like machine learning are permeating nearly every industry. Download the new white paper from HPE and NVIDIA to learn how to transform financial services with AI technologies, as well as drive business value with NVIDIA GPU-accelerated deep learning. 

Where Are We with Computer Vision?

In this article, I’d like to share a nice summary of the state of computer vision from Course 4 “Convolutional Neural Networks” from the new Deep Learning Specialization series on Coursera. Dr. Andrew Ng provides some compelling observations about deep learning and computer vision with the goal of mapping out the future of this increasingly popular technology.

Bitfusion Flex Announces Support for Xilinx FPGAs on AWS F1 Instances

Bitfusion announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can deploy deep learning workspaces and inference on AWS F1 FPGA instances with Bitfusion Flex.