AI Weekly -- (August 6–12) – Towards Data Science

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Inductive transfer learning has greatly impacted computer vision, but existing approaches in NLP still require task-specific modifications and training from scratch. We propose Universal Language Model Fine-tuning (ULMFiT), an effective transfer learning method that can be applied to any task in NLP, and introduce techniques that are key for fine-tuning a language model. Our method significantly outperforms the state-of-the-art on six text classification tasks, reducing the error by 18- 24% on the majority of datasets.


X-Pack Machine Learning Recipes

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Recipes are short documents that describe how to configure Elastic machine learning jobs to detect unusual system behaviors. We'll keep you updated with new releases. Elasticsearch is a trademark of Elasticsearch BV, registered in the U.S. and in other countries. Apache, Apache Lucene, Apache Hadoop, Hadoop, HDFS and the yellow elephant logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation in the United States and/or other countries.


AI Is the Future–But Where Are the Women?

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Big tech companies agree that every aspect of our lives will soon be transformed by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Yet the people whose work underpins that vision don't much resemble the society their inventions are supposed to transform. Wired worked with Montreal startup Element AI to estimate the diversity of leading machine learning researchers, and found that only 12 percent were women. That estimate came from tallying the numbers of men and women who had contributed work at three top machine learning conferences in 2017. It suggests the group supposedly charting society's future is even less inclusive than the broader tech industry, which has its own well-known diversity problems.


The Future of AI in Digital Marketing - Shanebarker.com

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It's 2018, and the world has come a long way in terms of technology. All of these are designed to understand consumer needs and preferences and deliver customized customer experiences. AI has been a trending topic for quite a while now. And it is being used in various fields including digital marketing. This is mainly because the use of AI digital marketing strategies can help you deliver improved customer experiences.


For Smart Advice on Time Efficiencies, Look to Artificial Intelligence The U.S. Small Business Administration

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When you think of artificial intelligence, your mind might conjure images of futuristic robots or computers that are able to act as humans do. It's making a real impact on businesses today and could factor even larger in the years to come. An Accenture Research study found that AI has the potential to boost profitability by an average of 38 percent across select industries. It could also lead to a $14 trillion economic boost in additional gross value added by 2035. So how do businesses most effectively take advantage of this technology to facilitate growth and efficiency?


Nvidia CEO is 'happy to help' if Tesla's AI chip ambitions fail

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has teased his company is'happy to help' if Tesla fails its goal to launch a competitor AI chip. Tesla currently uses Nvidia's silicon for its vehicles. The company's CEO, Elon Musk, said earlier this month that he's a "big fan" of Nvidia but that an in-house AI chip would be able to outperform those of the leading processor manufacturer. During a conference call on Thursday, Huang said its customers are "super excited" about Nvidia's Xavier technology for autonomous machines. He also notes that it's currently in production, whereas Tesla's rival is yet-to-be-seen.


Google launches the first of its prepackaged AI services - SiliconANGLE

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Google LLC has delivered on one of the promises it made at its recent Cloud Next conference to make its artificial intelligence services easier to implement. The cloud company today launched the first of what it calls "prepackaged AI services," which as the name suggests bundle prebuilt AI tools for specific business tasks. Google's thinking behind its prepackaged AI offerings is that companies are still in need of help in order to adopt these new technologies. The potential for AI is obvious enough, but as Google product managers Apoorv Saxena and Geordy Kitchen pointed out in a blog post, AI also requires "the need for specialized talent and hardware, the right types and quantities of data for training and refining [of] machine learning models." That's what the company is trying to address now.


Embracing AI in business processes

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Although many software packages with built-in artificial intelligence (AI) are readily available on the market today, a specific customer solution still requires a lot of traditional handicraft. However, these specific systems allow AI to actually be used for those business processes in which they drive the most benefit. The question is: which business processes are the most suitable for applying AI? Now that the dust from the current AI storm has settled somewhat, we can see what its importance will really be. In addition to all those beautiful, interesting, and fascinating results to emerge from AI laboratories, the first commercial applications are beginning to emerge. These applications may have a narrow field of application, but they do perform quite well.


A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the U.S. startup ecosystem

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President Trump's time in office has been punctuated by rising tension with China on a host of economic issues. He's received bipartisan criticism for the impact of tariffs on Chinese goods and the resulting retaliation against American exports. Democrats and Republicans have also unified over concerns about how Chinese state-associated actors are using minority investments in critical technology companies to gain sensitive information -- like IP and know-how -- about startups, many of them VC-backed. Policymakers are worried this technology is being used to propel Chinese advancement in emerging technology like artificial intelligence and robotics. These concerns led to passage of the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which was signed into law by the president on August 13.


Bixby still isn't smart enough for a speaker

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As it gears up to move into a new home (a Galaxy Home, to be specific), Bixby is far from ready. Samsung's digital assistant has become infamous for its tardiness, and even after showing up late to the AI party, Bixby doesn't have much to show for the extra time. It's not smarter than the rest and doesn't offer any new tricks, even in the recently announced Galaxy Home, other than perhaps better sound quality. As much as I'm excited about Samsung potentially giving Amazon, Google and Apple some competition in the smart speaker space, I'm pretty sure they have nothing to worry about, if my time with Bixby on the Note 9 is any indication. To be clear, Samsung still hasn't launched the Bixby-powered Galaxy Home speaker, and no one seems to have published an in-depth hands-on with it.