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From machine learning to Python language skills: 6 tech skill sets that fetch maximum salary

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With both machine learning and data analytics skill set, one can easily fetch an average pay of Rs 13.94 lakh per annum (LPA). Although knowledge of machine learning algorithms do add to the highest package, the skill set alone can fetch a handsome Rs 10.43 LPA on average. If the latest Analytics India Industry Report 2017 – Salaries & Trends report is anything to go by, one could make an average of Rs 10.40 LPA with exceptional R language skills. One of the most popular programming languages, professionals with Python skill set can make around Rs 10.12 LPA on average.


Investigating Bias In AI Language Learning

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We recommend addressing this through the explicit characterization of acceptable behavior. One such approach is seen in the nascent field of fairness in machine learning, which specifies and enforces mathematical formulations of nondiscrimination in decision-making. Another approach can be found in modular AI architectures, such as cognitive systems, in which implicit learning of statistical regularities can be compartmentalized and augmented with explicit instruction of rules of appropriate conduct . Certainly, caution must be used in incorporating modules constructed via unsupervised machine learning into decision-making systems.


This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments--and drive itself

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Manser's employer, IBM, and an independent carmaker called Local Motors are developing a self-driving, electric shuttle bus that combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and smartphone apps to serve people with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Future Ollis, for example, might direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats using machine vision to identify open spots, and audio cues and a mobile app to direct the passenger. For deaf people, the buses could employ machine vision and augmented reality to read and speak sign language via onboard screens or passengers' smartphones. Another potential Olli technology combines machine vision and sensors to detect when passengers leave items under their seats and issues alerts so the possessions can be retrieved, a feature meant to benefit people with age-related dementia and other cognitive disabilities.


This shuttle bus will serve people with vision, hearing, and physical impairments--and drive itself

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Manser's employer, IBM, and an independent carmaker called Local Motors are developing a self-driving, electric shuttle bus that combines artificial intelligence, augmented reality, and smartphone apps to serve people with vision, hearing, physical, and cognitive disabilities. Future Ollis, for example, might direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats using machine vision to identify open spots, and audio cues and a mobile app to direct the passenger. For deaf people, the buses could employ machine vision and augmented reality to read and speak sign language via onboard screens or passengers' smartphones. Another potential Olli technology combines machine vision and sensors to detect when passengers leave items under their seats and issues alerts so the possessions can be retrieved, a feature meant to benefit people with age-related dementia and other cognitive disabilities.


Trump's Speeches Are Helping People Learn English. Really

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And across Facebook groups sharing posts focusing on language learning and linguistics, early learners are turning to Trump-speak to learn basic vocabulary and concepts. The trend emerged back in February, when a post in the Polyglots group--a collection of Facebookers who love language and discuss linguistics--shared a piece from Good about Japanese translators struggling to parse Trump's speech. Nika Nemsitsveridze, a native Georgian speaker who's been learning English for about three years, is a member of Silly Linguistics, a Facebook group for language-related humor that often discusses Trump and the intricacies of his language. And though early learners can find comprehension in Trump's repetitive and simple language, advanced learners and native speakers are often confused by his rambling, tangential style, another reason linguists say Trump might not be the best learning tool.


This mind-reading system can correct a robot's error! Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

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A new brain-computer interface developed by scientists can read a person's thoughts in real time to identify when a robot makes a mistake, an advance that may lead to safer self-driving cars. By relying on brain signals called "error-related potentials" (ErrPs) that occur automatically when humans make a mistake or spot someone else making one, the new approach allows even complete novices to control a robot with their minds. This technology developed by researchers at the Boston University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may offer intuitive and instantaneous ways of communicating with machines, for applications as diverse as supervising factory robots to controlling robotic prostheses. "When humans and robots work together, you basically have to learn the language of the robot, learn a new way to communicate with it, adapt to its interface," said Joseph DelPreto, a PhD candidate at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL).


Reimagining Language Learning with NLP and Reinforcement Learning

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With the unlimited supply of natural language data online, and with the advances in Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques, shouldn't we be able to do something smarter? Actions could include vocabulary reviews, sentence comprehension tasks, or grammar exercises. In an MDP, the policy is defined as maximizing the sum of rewards from some reward function, and by defining that function in the right way we can solve the problem of finding an optimal policy using Reinforcement Learning techniques. If we can accurately model the knowledge of a learner and the knowledge dependencies of text, then this task becomes trivial.


GIFs can teach sign language

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Aside from adding a funny spin to a message, GIFs can now teach you sign language. Giphy recently released a GIF library of more than 2,000 words and phrases in American Sign Language. Aside from adding a funny spin to a message, GIFs can now teach you sign language. Giphy recently released a GIF library of more than 2,000 words and phrases in American Sign Language.


Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language

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To create the GIFs, Giphy cut videos from the popular educational series Sign With Robert, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards. "The looping format makes it a perfect tool for learning through repetition." The team at Giphy worked to cut down these existing videos into individual words and phrases to create the expansive collection of GIFs. Though Giphy plans to continue growing the library of GIFs, the team chose to include words and phrases by looking at Giphy users' top search terms.


How Silicon Valley is teaching language to machines

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Yet simple sentences like "The dog that ran past the barn fell" still miss the mark when translated to Chinese and back (although the result, "The dog ran past the barn," is getting close). Since with language we need to know "what does THIS particular phrase actually mean, right here, right now," any system that fails at this level truly hasn't solved the problem of natural language understanding (NLU). Only then do we have the possibility of achieving true AI and human-like language interactions with machines. San Jose, California-based Viv is a machine learning platform, recently acquired by Samsung, that lets developers to plug into and create an intelligent, conversational interface to anything.