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When AI Fails (and What We Learned)

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Fundamentals of Deep Learning: Designing Next-Generation Machine Intelligence Algorithms 1, Nikhil Buduma, Nicholas Locascio, eBook - Amazon.com

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With the reinvigoration of neural networks in the 2000s, deep learning has become an extremely active area of research that is paving the way for modern machine learning. This book uses exposition and examples to help you understand major concepts in this complicated field. Large companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Facebook have taken notice and are actively growing in-house deep learning teams. For the rest of us, deep learning is still a pretty complex and difficult subject to grasp. Research papers are filled to the brim with jargon, and scattered online tutorials do little to help build a strong intuition for why and how deep learning practitioners approach problems. Our goal is to bridge this gap. This booked is aimed an audience with a basic operating understanding of calculus, matrices, and Python programming. Approaching this material without this background is possible, but likely to be more challenging.


Airbnb's Biggest Weapon Against Hotels: Machine Learning

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The company would prefer to also offer a booking experience that users will find more congenial and convenient. Consumers navigating a platform like Airbnb experience a catch-22, said Fontana: "Marketplaces are most useful when they have a lot of volume, because you can find exactly what you want, but marketplaces are also the most time-consuming and annoying when they have the most volume." One of the primary success metrics is the platform's conversion rate -- how many people make a booking. Curtis did reveal that introducing a deep neural net to the search-ranking system boosted Airbnb's recent conversion rate by 1 percent.


Using AI, Predictive Analytics, and Recommendations - DZone Big Data

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Here's what retailers can get from using recommendation systems: Increased customer loyalty by sending offers based on specific customer needs. The idea is simple: we define a market basket for every customer and calculate the distance between the specific customer and others having similar items in the market basket. Then, we recommend customers buy the goods purchased earlier by those customers with similar market baskets. If a customer feature set coincides with an item feature set, then this customer gets a recommendation for this specific item.


Amazon considers multi-story hives for its busy drones

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Amazon has applied for a patent that gives more insight into the infrastructure it may be planning for its drone delivery program, Amazon Prime Air. The Seattle e-retailer, whose $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods is shaking up the grocery and delivery business, entered the pilot-testing period for drone deliveries in December after it legally delivered a package using a drone in the United Kingdom. In late December, it was awarded a patent for a flying warehouse where drones could pick up packages. Drone deliveries would only be available in good weather and daylight, and Amazon Prime Air would only be able to deliver packages weighing five pounds or less.


How Does the Random Forest Algorithm Work in Machine Learning

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In decision tree algorithm calculating these nodes and forming the rules will happen using the information gain and gini index calculations. In random forest algorithm, Instead of using information gain or gini index for calculating the root node, the process of finding the root node and splitting the feature nodes will happen randomly. In the above Mady trip planning, two main interesting algorithms decision tree algorithm and random forest algorithm used. First, let's begin with random forest creation pseudocode The beginning of random forest algorithm starts with randomly selecting "k" features out of total "m" features.


Amazon is prepping Echo Show for launch with visual Alexa cards

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Amazon announced that they are adding a Display Cards feature to the voice assistant that will allow Alexa to respond visually to certain queries. It's currently only available to developers, who can use the AVS Developer Console to enable Display Cards, but it gives us a better idea of what apps will look like across screens in Alexa's new GUI. This announcement goes hand in hand with the announcement of the Amazon Echo Show, an Echo device with a 7-inch touchscreen that's been criticized for its boxy appearance. You can pre-order the Echo Show now for $230 in the US; it's scheduled to ship starting June 28.


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The company would prefer to also offer a booking experience that users will find more congenial and convenient. Consumers navigating a platform like Airbnb experience a catch-22, said Fontana: "Marketplaces are most useful when they have a lot of volume, because you can find exactly what you want, but marketplaces are also the most time-consuming and annoying when they have the most volume." One of the primary success metrics is the platform's conversion rate -- how many people make a booking. Curtis did reveal that introducing a deep neural net to the search-ranking system boosted Airbnb's existing conversion rate by 1 percent.


How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over The World [VIDEO]

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Giant tech companies, like Google, Apple, and Amazon, believe that the next economic wave will be driven by artificial intelligence. For example the UK only spent $53.5 billion on research and development while Russia spent $47.6 billion. Aside from spending truckloads on research and development, these tech companies are also acquiring companies in different industries. For example, Amazon has acquired giant retail Whole Foods which has scared a lot of grocery stores around the world.


Amazon's Jeff Bezos On Way To Becoming World's Richest Person

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After Amazon announced it was buying Whole Foods, the surge in Amazon stock added $1.8 billion to his net worth, taking his total net worth to about $84.6 billion, CNN reported. According to the latest Forbes list of billionaires, Gates occupies the top spot with a net worth of $89.3 billon followed by Bezos who has a net worth of $84.1 billion. Amazon on Friday announced it would buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion. Amazon has been a retail giant that's pioneered online services such as 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo and Alexa.