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How to Start Training: The Effect of Initialization and Architecture Machine Learning

We investigate the effects of initialization and architecture on the start of training in deep ReLU nets. We identify two common failure modes for early training in which the mean and variance of activations are poorly behaved. For each failure mode, we give a rigorous proof of when it occurs at initialization and how to avoid it. The first failure mode, exploding/vanishing mean activation length, can be avoided by initializing weights from a symmetric distribution with variance 2/fan-in. The second failure mode, exponentially large variance of activation length, can be avoided by keeping constant the sum of the reciprocals of layer widths. We demonstrate empirically the effectiveness of our theoretical results in predicting when networks are able to start training. In particular, we note that many popular initializations fail our criteria, whereas correct initialization and architecture allows much deeper networks to be trained.

Better employee training needed to prepare for 'fourth industrial revolution,' Suntory chief says

The Japan Times

Takeshi Niinami, chief executive officer of Suntory Holdings Ltd., believes that companies and governments need to offer proper training and education to their employees with a long-term view toward new technologies as people still lack the skills needed for "the fourth industrial revolution."

Nvidia looks to reduce AI training material through 'imagination'


Nvidia researchers have used a pair of generative adversarial networks (GANs) along with some unsupervised learning to create an image-to-image translation network that could allow for artificial intelligence (AI) training times to be reduced.

Audi starts training campaign for big data, artificial intelligence - ET Auto


Expertise in these areas is an essential basis for the development of cars driving in piloted mode, intelligent robots and digital mobility services. One important element here is Audi's cooperation with the online platform Udacity. "In our areas of the digital future, the rapid development of new IT skills is a critical competitive factor. The topics of artificial intelligence and big data play a key role here," stated Michael Schmid, Head of the Audi Academy. Also Read: Strong Nov-Dec seen lifting Audi's 2017 China volumes into growth This starts with basic programs for new entrants without any knowledge of programming, such as the basis of data analysis, and ends with courses at university level on topics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Audi Starts Training Its Employees On Big Data And A.I. - Auto News -


With each passing month, we see more and more car companies taking a deep dive into artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, as well as studying big data that comes with developing autonomous systems for use in city environments. They do this either by partnering with existing companies or absorbing them, or through loose investments with tech sharing agreements. Audi is starting to train their own employees in-house under the new ""



How soon do you need to prepare for artificial intelligence? Artificial intelligence is already here – it's no longer a futuristic promise. And it's been here for years. Companies should already be thinking about how they can automate many of their ordinary marketing processes. This is the basic step that every company should take to make themselves more efficient.

4 Ways Augmented Reality Could Change Corporate Training Forever


By 2020, 25% of the American workforce will be over the age of 55 and approaching retirement, a phenomenon becoming known as the Silver Tsunami. While this could create a shortage of skilled workers in a number of fields including electric utilities, telecommunications, and manufacturing, augmented reality (AR) is poised not only to address issues faced by our aging workforce, but to fundamentality increase productivity by changing how all employees are trained in the future. In 2016, U.S. companies across industries spent nearly $1,000 in training per employee, largely delivered in traditional formats like classroom-based seminars and classes, and even online training modules that mimic that experience. This kind of learning has suited people's needs for centuries, particularly when learning was thought of as memorization with many cultures celebrating those who could recite long texts with exceptional rote skills. But as the breadth of human knowledge expanded, learning paradigms have changed with the works of John Dewey and others who recognized that understanding why information is important and how it relates to our world is true learning--and should be the goal.

Analytics training courses


Includes key concepts of statistical analysis - Probability theory, Types of distribution, Central limit theorem, Hypothesis testing, Statsistical inference.

Data visualisation & machine learning courses among most valued today - Times of India


BENGALURU: The humongous amount of digital data being generated, and companies' need to glean insights and make predictions from them have made skills in data visualisation, data science, and machine learning among the most valued for technology recruiters today. This is reflected in the number of working professionals signing up for specialised courses in these spaces. Candidates who complete the courses tend to get between 20% and 50% increase in salaries. Kashyap Dalal, chief business officer at online learning platform Simplilearn, says that big data and analytics courses were the big growth drivers in the past three years. While data science continues to remain popular, accounting for 30% of all learners, courses on visualisation tools and machine learning have become very attractive over the past six months, he said.