San Jose becoming hub for artificial intelligence firms


But that's just what San Jose is offering -- cheaper office rent and older tech workers -- to a rapidly expanding cohort of companies focused on artificial intelligence, the explosive new frontier in tech. Because many AI jobs involve technology of extreme complexity, companies working with AI say San Jose's generally older, more experienced tech workforce -- and lower business and living costs than in other Bay Area tech centers -- make the city a desirable location. The city will soon put out a call for proposals to test robot vehicles in several downtown corridors, including between Diridon Station and the San Jose airport, Liccardo added. To Menlo Ventures' Vazirani, San Jose's AI scene appears destined for considerable expansion.

As machine learning advances what role will humans play in marketing? - The American Genius


Dubbed by some as the "fourth industrial revolution," AI bots will dominate this new marketing landscape in every conceivable way. Equipped with advanced machine learning technology, they will come up with holistic, data driven digital campaigns. The ethical ambiguities and social implications of machines manipulating human emotions remain especially uncertain. Thinking like a human would be the greatest asset for a marketing landscape driven by machine-learned bots.

Artificial intelligence reacts to emotions – Becoming Human


His research unit, "Personalised and Adaptive Learning" aims to make it possible for students to benefit from individually adapted, screen-based learning experiences. "Our solution allows the level of difficulty of the study material to be adapted automatically to the progress that the student is making", Bergamin explains. "Sonar", a solution developed by Swisscom, can recognise which feelings the customer is harbouring towards the company, or its products and services, in real time -- and whether there are any storms gathering somewhere in Switzerland. "In a pilot trial, we are analysing different public Internet channels", Marc Steffen, Head of Product Design, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Group at Swisscom, explains.

Press Release - Imec demonstrates self-learning neuromorphic chip that composes music


Antwerp (Belgium) – May 16, 2017 – Today, at the imec technology forum (ITF2017), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, demonstrated the world's first self-learning neuromorphic chip. The Imec Technology Forum (ITF) is imec's series of internationally acclaimed events with a clear focus on the technologies that will drive groundbreaking innovation in healthcare, smart cities and mobility, ICT, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy. Imec is a registered trademark for the activities of IMEC International (a legal entity set up under Belgian law as a "stichting van openbaar nut"), imec Belgium (IMEC vzw supported by the Flemish Government), imec the Netherlands (Stichting IMEC Nederland, part of Holst Centre which is supported by the Dutch Government), imec Taiwan (IMEC Taiwan Co.) and imec China (IMEC Microelectronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.) and imec India (Imec India Private Limited), imec Florida (IMEC USA nanoelectronics design center).

Why Big Data, Machine Learning Are Critical to Security


Big data and machine learning will play increasingly critical roles in improving information security, predicts Will Cappelli, a vice president of research at Gartner. "In terms of market size, Gartner estimates that in 2016 the world spent approximately $800 million on the application of big data and machine learning technologies to security use cases," he says in an interview with Information Security Media Group. A typical use case would be to deploy a big data log management platform and then deploy some kind of machine learning capability on top of that platform to enable the automated discovery of hidden patterns in this data that indicate, for example, unauthorized access, he says. Cappelli is a Gartner Research vice president in the enterprise management area, focusing on the application of big data and machine learning technologies to IT operations as well as application performance monitoring.

Machine Learning for Data Science - Udemy


Myself along with colleagues just published the Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM. Data and analytics leaders struggle to leverage data to drive innovation and govern their information assets effectively. New approaches suggest disruptive efforts to drive both innovation and effective governance will change the economics and complexity of innovation.

When algorithms are racist

The Guardian

Joy Buolamwini is a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab and founder of the Algorithmic Justice League – an organisation that aims to challenge the biases in decision-making software. When I was a computer science undergraduate I was working on social robotics – the robots use computer vision to detect the humans they socialise with. I discovered I had a hard time being detected by the robot compared to lighter-skinned people. Thinking about yourself – growing up in Mississippi, a Rhodes Scholar, a Fulbright Fellow and now at MIT – do you wonder that if those admissions decisions had been taken by algorithms you might not have ended up where you are?

What is Bioinformatics? – Towards Data Science – Medium


Application of machine learning in bioinformatics has given rise to a lot of application from diseases prediction, diagnosis and survival analysis. The twin of Bioinformatics, called Computational Biology have emerged largely into development of softwares and application using machine learning and deep learning techniques for biological image data analysis. Application of machine learning and deep learning in biology need to be explored further for building AI's which can be used for disease diagnosis and prediction. According to the Science Daily news, biologist are increasingly turning into Data Scientist as Bioinformatics Data Scientist or Genomic Data Scientist.

Introduction to Anomaly Detection


The low pass filter allows you to identify anomalies in simple use cases, but there are certain situations where this technique won't work. Below is a brief overview of popular machine learning-based techniques for anomaly detection. Assumption: Normal data points occur around a dense neighborhood and abnormalities are far away. The algorithm learns a soft boundary in order to cluster the normal data instances using the training set, and then, using the testing instance, it tunes itself to identify the abnormalities that fall outside the learned region.

Machine Learning with R


How can we use machine learning to transform data into action? Using practical examples, we will explore how to prepare data for analysis, choose a machine learning method, and measure the success of the process. We will learn how to apply machine learning methods to a variety of common tasks including classification, prediction, forecasting, market basket analysis, and clustering. For each machine learning approach, each step in the process is detailed, from preparing the data for analysis to evaluating the results.