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Free Online Course: Fundamentals of Machine Learning from Complexity Explorer Class Central

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Machine Learning is a fast growing, rapidly advancing field that touches nearly everyone's lives. There has recently been an explosion of successful machine learning applications - in everything from voice recognition to text analysis to deeper insights for researchers. While common and frequently talked about, most people have only a vague concept of how machine learning actually works. In this tutorial, Dr. Artemy Kolchinsky and Dr. Brendan Tracey outline exactly what it is that makes machine learning so special in an accessible way. The principles of training and generalization in machine learning are explained with ample metaphors and visual intuitions, an extended analysis of machine learning in games provides a thorough example, and a closer look at the deep neural nets that are the core of successful machine learning.


Finland is challenging the entire world to understand AI by offering a completely free online course - initiative got 1 % of the Finnish population to study the basics University of Helsinki

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Finnish technology firm Reaktor and the University of Helsinki joined forces to educate people on AI for free. The institutions combined to develop an online course to teach the basics of AI to anyone interested in the technology. Reaktor and the University also challenged organizations to train their staff in AI, so far over 200 organisations have pledged to do so – including banks, telecoms, and healthcare organizations. Almost 90 000 students have signed up for the course since it began in May. While popular with Finns, the course is already seeing strong demand globally, attracting students from over 80 different countries.


Python is one of the most popular languages inside India

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Python has massive applications in Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications, data science, Machine Learning (ML) and data analytics, US-based online education company according to Coursera. The top 10 list of courses, such as "Programming for Everybody," Python Data Structures," Python for Data Science and AI," has been dominated by python. Python has a lot of advantages. One of them is that it is extremely easy getting started with. It offers a lot of flexibility.


Machine Learning Spurs New Era In The Manufacturing Sector

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The manufacturing industry has always been an epicenter for technological change. Many of the most influential technological developments have been spurred by the need to improve operational efficiency and the bottom line for manufacturing facilities around the world. One of the most important technological breakthroughs that manufacturers are embracing is machine learning. A 2017 report by PWC showed that about 50% of manufacturing companies were using machine learning technology. That figure has risen sharply since that study was first published.


LG introduces next generation of laundry with new AI-powered washer

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At CES, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the guesswork. The AI DD washer builds on 20 years of advancements in LG's groundbreaking Direct Drive motor, which delivers both effectiveness and efficiency. LG's new washing machine not only detects the volume and weight of each unique laundry load but also uses AI and advanced sensors to identify fabric types in each load. Using deep learning technology, the washer then compares this information against more than 20 thousand data points related to washer usage to program the optimal wash cycle setting for the best results, improving cleaning and extending the life of garments by 15 percent.* LG's most intelligent washer is able to detect a mixed load of t-shirts and pants (different from bedding, delicates and other fabric combinations) and program the wash cycle to use customized motions, temperatures and times for the optimal wash.


Applied Data Science with Python Coursera

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This course will introduce the learner to applied machine learning, focusing more on the techniques and methods than on the statistics behind these methods. The course will start with a discussion of how machine learning is different than descriptive statistics, and introduce the scikit learn toolkit through a tutorial. The issue of dimensionality of data will be discussed, and the task of clustering data, as well as evaluating those clusters, will be tackled. Supervised approaches for creating predictive models will be described, and learners will be able to apply the scikit learn predictive modelling methods while understanding process issues related to data generalizability (e.g. The course will end with a look at more advanced techniques, such as building ensembles, and practical limitations of predictive models.


Vi TECHNOLOGY's latest machine learning software increases process automation and reliability - SMT Today

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Machine learning is a field of artificial intelligence (AI) that allows a computer-controlled software or system to take decisions and learn based on the analysis of empirical data from a database or physical sensors. The ease of use of Vi TECHNOLOGY's 3D SPI is made possible thanks to machine learning. The Pi series 3D SPI inspection systems' revolutionary ergonomics and award-winning programming simplicity are made possible using patented machine learning algorithms. In addition, the color and therefore the shape and position of the screen printing are also learned during the programming phase. Unique algorithm measures exact height of paste deposits The R&D team at Vi TECHNOLOGY developed an algorithm allowing the system to learn how to locate the paste deposits, without relying only on the location patterns, which are often insufficient due to the stretch or warpage of the board.


Raytheon Developing Machine Learning that will Communicate what it Learned

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced that it is developing a machine learning technology under a $6 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for the Competency Aware Machine Learning program. According to the defense contractor and technology company, Systems will be able to communicate the abilities they have learned, the conditions under which the abilities were learned, the strategies they recommend and the situations for which those strategies can be used. Ilana Heintz, principal investigator for CAML at Raytheon BBN Technologies explained that, "The CAML system turns tools into partners… It will understand the conditions where it makes decisions and communicate the reasons for those decisions." The machine learning technology will learn from a video game like process. Meaning that instead of giving the system a specific set of rules, the developers will tell the system what choice it has in the game and what the end goal is.


Raytheon tapped for self-evaluating machine learning system

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Raytheon Co. announced on Monday it has begun work on a machine-learning technology allowing machines to teach machines through artificial intelligence use. The $6 million contract is one of four, valued at a total of $20.9 million, between the U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency and Raytheon BBN Technologies, SRI International, BBN Technologies, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging and BAE Systems. The new deal calls for development of systems able to communicate information and the conditions of the initial learning, and recommended strategies and situations calling for those strategies. Known as CAML, or Categorical Abstract Machine Language, it uses a process similar to that in a video game; instead of rules, the system offers a list of choices and identification of a goal. By repeatedly playing the game, the system will learn the best way to achieve the goal.