Neural Networks


Visual Aesthetics: Judging photo quality using AI techniques

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Visual aesthetics has been shown to critically affect a variety of constructs such as perceived usability, satisfaction, and pleasure. However, visual aesthetics is also a subjective concept and therefore, presents its unique challenges in training a machine learning algorithm to learn such subjectiveness. Given the importance of visual aesthetics in human-computer interaction, it is vital that machines adequately assess the concept of visual aesthetics. Machine learning, especially deep learning techniques have already shown great promise on tasks with well-defined goals such as identifying objects in images or translating from one language to another. However, quantification of image aesthetics has been one of the most persistent problems in image processing and computer vision.


How long will patient live? Deep Learning takes on predictions

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End of life care might be improved with Deep Learning. An AI program in a successful pilot study predicted how long people will live. George Dvorsky in Gizmodo and others reported on their work. The Stanford University team is using an algorithm to predict mortality, and their goal is to improve timing of end-of-life care for critically ill patients. While 80 percent of Americans prefer to spend their final days in their home, only 20 percent do just that.


Deep Learning Gradient Check

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When it comes to test how correct the gradient in deep neural nets, how can we check? I have found good solution though, couldn't understand why it requires us to calculate the estimate gradient twice.


Building AI systems that work is still hard

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Martin Welker is the chief executive of Axonic. Even with the support of AI frameworks like TensorFlow or OpenAI, artificial intelligence still requires deep knowledge and understanding compared to a mainstream web developer. If you have built a working prototype, you are probably the smartest guy in the room. Congratulations, you are a member of a very exclusive club. With Kaggle, you can even earn decent money by solving real-world projects.


Intel mixes drones with AI to transform Ferrari's racing experience

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You're sitting in the bleachers and the roar of powerful engines starts rising in the distance; seconds later the pack of Ferrari race cars speed past and you crane your neck around trying to see what position your favourite driver is in. That's the typical experience of car racing fans today, but if a partnership between Intel Corp. and Ferrari Motor Sports is a success, it might be much different tomorrow. A new system that involves artificial intelligence and a fleet of drones shooting video was showcased by Intel at CES 2018 booth this year. Not only could it change the fan experience for auto racing, it's also providing Ferrari drivers more insight into their performance. Intel CEO announced the three-year partnership on stage during his keynote.


MIT 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars

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This class is an introduction to the practice of deep learning through the applied theme of building a self-driving car. It is open to beginners and is designed for those who are new to machine learning, but it can also benefit advanced researchers in the field looking for a practical overview of deep learning methods and their application. MIT 6.S094: Deep Learning for Self-Driving Cars is a course on a cutting-edge research area. Support for this course was genorously provided by the companies whose logos are shown below. And none of it would be possible without the great community of bright young minds at MIT and beyond.


AlphaZero Explained

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If you follow the AI world, you've probably heard about AlphaGo. The ancient Chinese game of Go was once thought impossible for machines to play. It has more board positions () than there are atoms in the universe. The top grandmasters regularly trounced the best computer Go programs with absurd (10 or 15 stone!) handicaps, justifying their decisions in terms of abstract strategic concepts – joseki, fuseki, sente, tenuki, balance – that they believed computers would never be able to learn. And they spent three years painstaking years trying to prove this belief; collecting Go data from expert databases, tuning deep neural network architectures, and developing hybrid strategies honed against people as well as machines.


Demystifying AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

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Sometimes its ok and good for everyone to un-develop something existing to uncover the hidden gems which are already there and are useful. May be its like Un-Develop to Innovate? Alan Turing published "Turing Test" that speculates the possibility of creating machines that think. In order to pass the test, a computer must be able to carry on a conversation that was indistinctive from a conversation with a human being. AI apart from its traditional definition also includes things like planning, understanding language, recognizing objects and sounds, learning, and problem solving.


Google's self-training AI turns coders into machine-learning masters

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Google just made it a lot easier to build your very own custom AI system. A new service, called Cloud AutoML, uses several machine-learning tricks to automatically build and train a deep-learning algorithm that can recognize things in images. The technology is limited for now, but it could be the start of something big. Building and optimizing a deep neural network algorithm normally requires a detailed understanding of the underlying math and code, as well as extensive practice tweaking the parameters of algorithms to get things just right. The difficulty of developing AI systems has created a race to recruit talent, and it means that only big companies with deep pockets can usually afford to build their own bespoke AI algorithms.


A new service would make deep learning more accessible to millions of coders

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Google is one of the biggest tech companies paving the way for artificial intelligence and machine learning, and a recent announcement from the company stands to bolster that reputation. This week, Google announced the launch of a new service that will enable both businesses and individuals to begin building their own AI systems. Officially called Google Cloud AutoML, the service comes in the wake of Google's recognition that only a handful of big businesses currently have the budgets necessary to take advantage of AI and machine learning. At the same time, these are often the businesses best positioned to bring on new talent specializing in AI and machine learning engineering. While Google does have pre-trained models, they're typically trained to perform very specific tasks.