AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data

Gamalon uses a technique that it calls Bayesian program synthesis to build algorithms capable of learning from fewer examples. Bayesian probability, named after the 18th century mathematician Thomas Bayes, provides a mathematical framework for refining predictions about the world based on experience. Gamalon’s system uses probabilistic programming—or code that deals in probabilities rather than specific Read more about AI Software Juggles Probabilities to Learn from Less Data[…]

Microsoft Graph Engine goes open source on github

Graph Engine – Open Source Microsoft Graph Engine is a distributed in-memory data processing engine, underpinned by a strongly-typed in-memory key-value store and a general distributed computation engine. This repository contains the source code of Graph Engine and its graph query language — Language Integrated Knowledge Query (LIKQ). LIKQ is a versatile graph query language Read more about Microsoft Graph Engine goes open source on github[…]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Text in an R package

As described by Hadley Wickham, tidy data has a specific structure: each variable is a column each observation is a row each type of observational unit is a table This means we end up with a data set that is in a long, skinny format instead of a wide format. Tidy data sets are easier Read more about The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Text in an R package[…]

Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them

Initially used to improve the experience for visually impaired members of the Facebook community, the company’s Lumos computer vision platform is now powering image content search for all users. This means you can now search for images on Facebook with key words that describe the contents of a photo, rather than being limited by tags Read more about Facebook’s AI unlocks the ability to search photos by what’s in them[…]

600 Goldman traders replaced by 200 computer engineers

Average compensation for staff in sales, trading, and research at the 12 largest global investment banks, of which Goldman is one, is $500,000 in salary and bonus, according to Coalition. Seventy-five percent of Wall Street compensation goes to these highly paid “front end” employees, says Amrit Shahani, head of research at Coalition. For the highly Read more about 600 Goldman traders replaced by 200 computer engineers[…]

dataviz.tools – a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data visualization

This site features a curated selection of data visualization tools meant to bridge the gap between programmers/statisticians and the general public by only highlighting free/freemium, responsive and relatively simple-to-learn technologies for displaying both basic and complex, multivariate datasets. It leans heavily toward open-source software and plugins, rather than enterprise, expensive B.I. solutions. Why? Well, information Read more about dataviz.tools – a curated guide to the best tools, resources and technologies for data visualization[…]

CMU AI Is Tough Poker Player

As the “Brains vs. Artificial Intelligence: Upping the Ante” poker competition nears its halfway point, Carnegie Mellon University’s AI program, Libratus, is opening a lead over its human opponents — four of the world’s best professional poker players.One of the pros, Jimmy Chou, said he and his colleagues initially underestimated Libratus, but have come to Read more about CMU AI Is Tough Poker Player[…]

Deconvolution and Checkerboard Artifacts — Distill

When we look very closely at images generated by neural networks, we often see a strange checkerboard pattern of artifacts. It’s more obvious in some cases than others, but a large fraction of recent models exhibit this behavior. Mysteriously, the checkerboard pattern tends to be most prominent in images with strong colors. What’s going on? Read more about Deconvolution and Checkerboard Artifacts — Distill[…]

How to Use t-SNE Effectively — Distill

A popular method for exploring high-dimensional data is something called t-SNE, introduced by van der Maaten and Hinton in 2008. The technique has become widespread in the field of machine learning, since it has an almost magical ability to create compelling two-dimensonal “maps” from data with hundreds or even thousands of dimensions. Although impressive, these Read more about How to Use t-SNE Effectively — Distill[…]

Attention and Augmented Recurrent Neural Networks — Distill

Recurrent neural networks are one of the staples of deep learning, allowing neural networks to work with sequences of data like text, audio and video. They can be used to boil a sequence down into a high-level understanding, to annotate sequences, and even to generate new sequences from scratch! Source: Attention and Augmented Recurrent Neural Read more about Attention and Augmented Recurrent Neural Networks — Distill[…]

Neural networks and deep learning

Neural Networks and Deep Learning is a free online book. The book will teach you about: Neural networks, a beautiful biologically-inspired programming paradigm which enables a computer to learn from observational data Deep learning, a powerful set of techniques for learning in neural networks Neural networks and deep learning currently provide the best solutions to Read more about Neural networks and deep learning[…]

TensorBoard: Embedding Visualization for Tensorflow

Embeddings are ubiquitous in machine learning, appearing in recommender systems, NLP, and many other applications. Indeed, in the context of TensorFlow, it’s natural to view tensors (or slices of tensors) as points in space, so almost any TensorFlow system will naturally give rise to various embeddings. To learn more about embeddings and how to train Read more about TensorBoard: Embedding Visualization for Tensorflow[…]

Open-sourcing DeepMind Lab

DeepMind Lab is a fully 3D game-like platform tailored for agent-based AI research. It is observed from a first-person viewpoint, through the eyes of the simulated agent. Scenes are rendered with rich science fiction-style visuals. The available actions allow agents to look around and move in 3D. The agent’s “body” is a floating orb. It Read more about Open-sourcing DeepMind Lab[…]

OpenAI Universe allows your AI to train on games, browsers by looking at screen pixels. Uses Gym (also OSS) for algo devs

We’re releasing Universe, a software platform for measuring and training an AI’s general intelligence across the world’s supply of games, websites and other applications. Universe allows an AI agent to use a computer like a human does: by looking at screen pixels and operating a virtual keyboard and mouse. We must train AI systems on Read more about OpenAI Universe allows your AI to train on games, browsers by looking at screen pixels. Uses Gym (also OSS) for algo devs[…]

How IBM Watson saved the life of a woman dying from cancer, exec says – Business Insider

“There’s a 60-year-old woman in Tokyo. She was at the University of Tokyo. She had been diagnosed with leukemia six years ago. She was living, but not healthy. So the University of Tokyo ran her genomic sequence through Watson and it was able to ascertain that they were off by one thing. Actually, she had Read more about How IBM Watson saved the life of a woman dying from cancer, exec says – Business Insider[…]

AMD Introduces Radeon Instinct Machine Intelligence And Deep Learning Accelerators

AMD is announcing a new series of Radeon-branded products today, targeted at machine intelligence (AI) and deep learning enterprise applications, called Radeon Instinct. As its name suggests, the new Radeon Instinct line of products are comprised of GPU-based solutions for deep learning, inference, and training. The new GPUs are also complemented by a free, open-source library Read more about AMD Introduces Radeon Instinct Machine Intelligence And Deep Learning Accelerators[…]

Chicago Face Database

The Chicago Face Database was developed at the University of Chicago by Debbie S. Ma, Joshua Correll, and Bernd Wittenbrink. The CFD is intended for use in scientific research. It provides high-resolution, standardized photographs of male and female faces of varying ethnicity between the ages of 17-65. Extensive norming data are available for each individual Read more about Chicago Face Database[…]

TensorFlow — Googles’ Open Source Software Library for Machine Intelligence

TensorFlow™ is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. Nodes in the graph represent mathematical operations, while the graph edges represent the multidimensional data arrays (tensors) communicated between them. The flexible architecture allows you to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile Read more about TensorFlow — Googles’ Open Source Software Library for Machine Intelligence[…]