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Using deep learning to improve traffic signal performance Penn State University

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Traffic signals serve to regulate the worst bottlenecks in highly populated areas but are not always very effective. Researchers at Penn State are hoping to use deep reinforcement learning to improve traffic signal efficiency in urban areas, thanks to a one-year, $22,443 Penn State Institute for CyberScience Seed Grant. Urban traffic congestion currently costs the U.S. economy $160 billion in lost productivity and causes 3.1 billion gallons of wasted fuel and 56 billion pounds of harmful CO2 emissions, according to the 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard. Vikash Gayah, associate professor of civil engineering, and Zhenhui "Jessie" Li, associate professor of information sciences and technology, aim to tackle this issue by first identifying machine learning algorithms that will provide results consistent with traditional (theoretical) solutions for simple scenerios, and then building upon those algorithms by introducing complexities that cannot be readily addressed through traditional means. "Typically, we would go out and do traffic counts for an hour at certain peak times of day and that would determine signal timings for the next year, but not every day looks like that hour, and so we get inefficiency," Gayah said.


Simplify your path to enterprise AI with IBM Watson Studio & Watson Machine Learning

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To simplify the path toward enterprise AI, organizations are turning to IBM Watson Studio and Watson Machine Learning. Together with IBM Watson Machine Learning, IBM Watson Studio is a leading data science and machine learning platform built from the ground up for an AI-powered business. It helps enterprises simplify the process of experimentation to deployment, speed data exploration and model development and training, and scale data science operations across the lifecycle.


IBM Watson AI GM Beth Smith talks tech's celebrity, need for transparency

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Before Siri and Alexa, there was Watson. Appearing as a contestant on "Jeopardy!" made IBM's Watson a household name. But since its debut -- and win -- in 2011, the computer has morphed into something else entirely: An artificial intelligence tool for business. The company opened up Watson in the cloud wars, making the technology available on competitors' clouds last month. Behind the Watson branding are career technologists making the tool work for business customers.


Improve Medical Imaging with Deep Learning

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Greg Zaharchuk, MD,PhD, is the co-founder of Subtle Medical and a professor of radiology and practicing neuroradiologist at Stanford University. He's an expert in advanced imaging methods, particularly applied to patients with neurological disease. Greg has received numerous awards and honors for his research and sits on several boards and advisory committees.


Watson Studio Desktop is now free for academia - IBM Watson - Medium

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Machine Learning, Data Science, and Predictive Analytics techniques are in strong demand. That's why since its launch, IBM Watson Studio has proven to be very popular with academia. Thousands of students and faculty have been drawn to Watson Studio for its powerful open source and code-free data analysis tools. Now, this all-in-one platform for data science is free to students and faculty with unlimited use with Watson Studio Desktop. Watson Studio Desktop, with unlimited compute, is now available for free to students and faculty for teaching and learning purposes via a 1 year subscription.



Women Leaders in AI: Gail Blum IBM Watson

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How are you using Watson in your business? We wanted to improve the candidate experience by creating interactions with job seekers visiting our career site, as well as increase the number of applications we receive for hard-to-fill roles. Watson Candidate Assistant answers general questions about working at NBCUniversal, and it recommends jobs based on keyword matching between openings and the job seeker's resume. Candidates using a traditional job search may look by functional areas or job titles, but that might not match our company's vernacular. We can now drive candidates to roles they might not have found.


UVA Scientists Use Machine Learning to Improve Gut Disease Diagnosis

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Machines use Google-type algorithms on biopsy images to help children get treatment faster. A study published in the open access journal JAMA Open Network today by scientists at the University of Virginia schools of Engineering and Medicine says machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can shorten the time for diagnosing and treating a gut disease that often causes permanent physical and cognitive damage in children from impoverished areas. In places where sanitation, potable water and food are scarce, there are high rates of children suffering from environmental enteric dysfunction, a disease that limits the gut's ability to absorb essential nutrients and can lead to stunted growth, impaired brain development and even death. The disease affects 20 percent of children under the age of 5 in low- and middle-income countries, such as Bangladesh, Zambia and Pakistan, but it also affects some children in rural Virginia. For Dr. Sana Syed, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the UVA School of Medicine, this project is an example of why she got into medicine.


IBM's Watson Studio AutoAI automates enterprise AI model development

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Deploying AI-imbued apps and services isn't as challenging as it used to be, thanks to offerings like IBM's Watson Studio (previously Data Science Experience). Watson Studio, which debuted in 2017 after a 12-month beta period, provides an environment and tools that help to analyze, visualize, cleanse, and shape data; to ingest streaming data; and to train and optimize machine learning models in real time. And today, it's becoming even more capable with the launch of AutoAI, a set of features designed to automate tasks associated with orchestrating AI in enterprise environments. "IBM has been working closely with clients as they chart their paths to AI, and one of the first challenges many face is data prep -- a foundational step in AI," said general manager of IBM Data and AI Rob Thomas in a statement. "We have seen that complexity of data infrastructures can be daunting to the most sophisticated companies, but it can be overwhelming for those with little to no technical resources. The automation capabilities we're putting Watson Studio are designed to smooth the process and help clients start building machine learning models and experiments faster."


Similarity Measure Development for Case-Based Reasoning- A Data-driven Approach

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In this paper, we demonstrate a data-driven methodology for modelling the local similarity measures of various attributes in a dataset. We analyse the spread in the numerical attributes and estimate their distribution using polynomial function to showcase an approach for deriving strong initial value ranges of numerical attributes and use a non-overlapping distribution for categorical attributes such that the entire similarity range [0,1] is utilized. We use an open source dataset for demonstrating modelling and development of the similarity measures and will present a case-based reasoning (CBR) system that can be used to search for the most relevant similar cases.