[Sometimes called Case-Based Reasoning or CBR]
"At the highest level of generality, a general CBR cycle may be described by the following four processes: 1. RETRIEVE the most similar case or cases. 2. REUSE the information and knowledge in that case to solve the problem. 3. REVISE the proposed solution. 4. RETAIN the parts of this experience likely to be useful for future problem solving "– from Case-Based Reasoning: Foundational Issues, Methodological Variations, and System Approaches. By A. Aamodt and E. Plaza. (1994)
For the larger part of my SEO career, I was leading a team of a dozen marketing specialists working on multiple SaaS or affiliate projects. At one point, I asked myself whether I could utilize my data science expertise to get better marketing results. Obviously, the answer was'yes', but what surprised me was the fact that I got some outcomes far better than what I had expected. While I'm sure many SEO specialists or even advanced tools are doing what I did -- in one way or another -- I also feel the techniques I'm about to describe aren't as popular as they could be. Here is how I used machine learning to effortlessly drive organic traffic to my client's websites.
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam, together with colleagues at the University of Queensland and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, have developed a strategy for assessing the toxicity of chemicals using machine learning. The models developed in this study can lead to substantial improvements when compared to conventional'in silico' assessments based on quantitative structure-activity relationship (QSAR) modelling. According to the researchers, the use of machine learning can vastly improve the hazard assessment of molecules, both in the safe-by-design development of new chemicals and in the evaluation of existing chemicals. The importance of the latter is illustrated by the fact that European and US chemical agencies have listed approximately 800,000 chemicals that have been developed over the years but for which there is little to no knowledge about environmental fate or toxicity. Since an experimental assessment of chemical fate and toxicity requires much time, effort, and resources, modelling approaches are already used to predict hazard indicators.
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IBM Watson NLP (Natural Language Understanding) and Watson Speech containers can be run locally, on-premises or Kubernetes and OpenShift clusters. Via REST and gRCP APIs AI can easily be embedded in applications. This post describes how to run Watson NLP locally in Minikube. To set some context, check out the landing page IBM Watson NLP Library for Embed. The Watson NLP containers can be run on different container platforms, they provide REST and gRCP interfaces, they can be extended with custom models and they can easily be embedded in solutions.
An international team of researchers have designed a miniaturised spectrometer with high resolution, employing machine learning methodology as one of their tools. The results are reported in the journal Science. Traditionally, spectrometers rely on bulky components to filter and disperse light. In addition, these traditional spectrometers are heavy and large, which limits their application in portable and mobile devices. Modern approaches simplify these components to shrink footprints, but tend to suffer from limited resolution and bandwidth.
When we include the unprecedented computing power offered by the cloud, it's clear we are living in an exciting era for building applications. When IBM Watson defeated the two Jeopardy champions back in 2011, it opened a new era in the practical application of Artificial Intelligence technology and contributed to the growing research and interest in this field. IBM Watson has evolved from being a game show winning question & answering computer system to a set of enterprise-grade artificial intelligence (AI) application program interfaces (API) available on IBM Cloud. These Watson APIs can ingest, understand & analyze all forms of data, allow for natural forms of interactions with people, learn, reason – all at a scale that allows for business processes and applications to be reimagined. This course is intended for business and technical users who want to learn more about the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson Discovery service.
IBM yesterday announced it would be providing the AI brain for a robot being built by Airbus to accompany astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). When only the best of the best will do, it looks like Watson has the right stuff. The robot, which looks like a flying volleyball with a low-resolution face, is being deployed with German astronaut Alexander Gerst in June for a six month mission. It's called CIMON, an acronym for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, and it's headed to space to do science stuff. It'll help crew members conduct medical experiments, study crystals, and play with a Rubix cube.
The connector leverages eGain's unique BYOB (Bring Your Own Bot) architecture, allowing business users to easily plug in the Watson Assistant into the eGain platform with no coding. Per Gartner, less than 10% of customer service journeys are fulfilled using self-service, which is why it is critical to integrate chatbots with human-assisted service channels such as live chat. The eGain Connector for Watson Assistant improves customer, agent, and business experiences at once. When customers escalate from Watson to human-assisted chat, their context is passed to the contact center agent so that they do not need to repeat information to the agent. Agents get to see interactions that customers have already had with Watson before they start their conversation with the customer.
In recent years, roboticists have been trying to improve how robots interact with different objects found in real-world settings. While some of their efforts yielded promising results, the manipulation skills of most existing robotic systems still lag behinds those of humans. Fabrics are among the types of objects that have proved to be most challenging for robot to interact with. The main reasons for this are that pieces of cloth and other fabrics can be stretched, moved and folded in different ways, which can result in complex material dynamics and self-occlusions. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute have recently proposed a new computational technique that could allow robots to better understand and handle fabrics.
Technology has become so advanced that, today, there's an app for almost anything, from children's education, to home improvement, to health monitoring, to workplace productivity. Gathering critical data to determine the best action to apply to specific situations has become integral in people's daily lives. Because of technology, critical decisions are now mostly based on scientific data. This makes every action more precise and error-free, especially in the business world. By using artificial intelligence and machine learning, industries can better cope with their consumers' demands.