All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Machine Learning’

Amazon Gives Its Machine Learning Capabilities To Developers

Amazon is giving its machine learning capabilities to developers as an Amazon Web Services offering. According to the company, it makes it easier for developers to use historical data to build and deploy predictive models, which can be used for things like detecting problematic transactions, preventing customer churn, and improving customer support. The offering is based on the same machine …

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Pinterest’s New Acquisition Should Help Its Search And Ad Offerings

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds in machine learning, data science and recommendation engines, who’ve created a unique technology stack that drives commerce by making highly …

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Facebook Is Working To Save You From Yourself

Facebook is reportedly working on some kind of virtual assistant that would ask users if they’re sure they want to post a picture if its algorithms find something they think the user might find embarrassing. That’s how focused on image recognition this company is. It wants to recognize when you’re drunk, and keep you from making a fool of yourself. …

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Twitter Acquires Machine Learning Company Madbits

Twitter has made another acquisition, picking up Madbits, which specializes in deep learning/machine learning, and has been working on technologies that can help extract information from raw media, such as images. This is the kind of thing that a company like Twitter could obviously put to good use with the amount of such raw media that saturates the service every …

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Microsoft Talks Machine Learning, Biological Science

David Heckerman from Microsoft research recently discussed some examples of how machine learning is affecting genomics and changing the pace of scientific breakthroughs. “Until recently, the wet lab has been a crucial component of every biologist,” Microsoft Research says. “Today’s advances in the production of massive amounts of data and the creation of machine-learning algorithms for processing that data are …

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Google Chimes in on Cat-Finding Computer Neural Network

This morning we brought you the story of Andrew Ng and the 16,000-core neural network that was able to decipher on its own what a cat is from thousands of pictures taken from YouTube videos. This afternoon, Google has chimed in and provided some background on why it is funding machine learning research. Over on the Google Official Blog, Google …

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16,000 Computers Find a Cat On the Internet

[UPDATE] Google has chimed in on the results of the experiment and why it thinks machine learning is important for its future. [ORIGINAL] Google X is the secretive inner-lab where Google engineers try to make their wildest science fiction dreams come true. Two of the most famous recent projects to be announced publicly from Google X are the self-driving cars …

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