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Support Vector Machines -- the basics

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The important job that SVM's perform is to find a decision boundary to classify our data. This decision boundary is also called the hyperplane. Lets start with an example to explain it. Visually, if you look at figure 1, you will see that it makes sense for purple line to be a better hyperplane than the black line. The black line will also do the job, but skates a little to close to one of the red points to make it a good decision line.


Regression in Machine Learning.

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Support Vector Regression(SVR) SVR is a powerful algorithm that allows us to choose how tolerant we are of errors, both through an acceptable error margin(ϵ) and through tuning our tolerance of falling outside that acceptable error rate. Instead of a simple line, it takes a tube of width epsilon(ϵ) which is an intensive tube. Here, the first part of the formula is used to minimize the coefficients whereas the second part of the formula is responsible for tuning the epsilon(ϵ). The graph on the left represents the regression fit line on linear regression models and the graph on the right represents the regression fit line on SVR. The points outside the Intensive Tube(ϵ) are knowns as support vectors which dictate the position of the Intensive Tube(ϵ).


Machine Learning for Telecom Customers Churn Prediction

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In this hands-on project, we will train several classification algorithms such as Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine, K-Nearest Neighbors, and Random Forest Classifier to predict the churn rate of Telecommunication Customers. Machine learning help companies analyze customer churn rate based on several factors such as services subscribed by customers, tenure rate, and payment method. Predicting churn rate is crucial for these companies because the cost of retaining an existing customer is far less than acquiring a new one. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region.


Artificial Intelligence Enhances Studies on Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD), is an idiopathic condition related to a dysregulated immune response to commensal intestinal microflora in a genetically susceptible host. As a global disease, the morbidity of IBD reached a rate of 84.3 per 100,000 persons and reflected a continued gradual upward trajectory. The medical cost of IBD is also notably extremely high. For example, in Europe, it has €3,500 in CD and €2,000 in UC per patient per year, respectively. In addition, taking into account the work productivity loss and the reduced quality of life, the indirect costs are incalculable. In modern times, the diagnosis of IBD is still a subjective judgment based on laboratory tests and medical images. Its early diagnosis and intervention is therefore a challenging goal and also the key to control its progression. Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted diagnosis and prognosis prediction has proven effective in many fields including gastroenterology. In this study, support vector machines were utilized to distinguish the significant features in IBD. As a result, the reliability of IBD diagnosis due to its impressive performance in classifying and addressing region problems was improved. Convolutional neural networks are advanced image processing algorithms that are currently in existence. Digestive endoscopic images can therefore be better understood by automatically detecting and classifying lesions. This study a...


Total Nitrogen Estimation in Agricultural Soils via Aerial Multispectral Imaging and LIBS

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Measuring soil health indicators is an important and challenging task that affects farmers' decisions on timing, placement, and quantity of fertilizers applied in the farms. Most existing methods to measure soil health indicators (SHIs) are in-lab wet chemistry or spectroscopy-based methods, which require significant human input and effort, time-consuming, costly, and are low-throughput in nature. To address this challenge, we develop an artificial intelligence (AI)-driven near real-time unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based multispectral sensing (UMS) solution to estimate total nitrogen (TN) of the soil, an important macro-nutrient or SHI that directly affects the crop health. Accurate prediction of soil TN can significantly increase crop yield through informed decision making on the timing of seed planting, and fertilizer quantity and timing. We train two machine learning models including multi-layer perceptron and support vector machine to predict the soil nitrogen using a suite of data classes including multispectral characteristics of the soil and crops in red, near-infrared, and green spectral bands, computed vegetation indices, and environmental variables including air temperature and relative humidity.


Medical Diagnosis using Support Vector Machines

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We will train a support vector machine to predict whether a new patient has diabetes based on such measurements. In this one hour long project-based course, you will learn the basics of support vector machines using Python and scikit-learn. The dataset we are going to use comes from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and contains anonymized diagnostic measurements for a set of female patients. We will train a support vector machine to predict whether a new patient has diabetes based on such measurements. By the end of this course, you will be able to model an existing dataset with the goal of making predictions about new data.


Support Vector Machine Classification in Python

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Support Vector Machine (SVM) is a supervised machine learning algorithm capable of performing classification, regression and even outlier detection. The linear SVM classifier works by drawing a straight line between two classes. This type of algorithm classifies output data and makes predictions. The output of this model is a set of visualized scattered plots separated with a straight line. You will learn the fundamental theory and practical illustrations behind Support Vector Machines and learn to fit, examine, and utilize supervised Classification models using SVM to classify data, using Python.


5 Quantum Machine Learning Resources not to miss

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As a review summarizing what has been done (up to 2017) already exists, it is advisable to start from there. The paper written by Jacob Biamonte, Peter Wittek, Nicola Pancotti, Patrick Rebentrost, Nathan Wiebe and Seth Lloyd, focuses on quantum basic linear algebra subroutines (BLAS) -- as Fourier transforms, finding eigenvectors and eigenvalues, etc -- which are heavily used in machine learning algorithms, highlighting the advantages of using quantum rather than classical hardware. Indeed, the achievements are mainly in computational speed, although discussions on quantum support vector machine and quantum kernel appears. There is a very good introduction to quantum annealing and quantum Boltzman machine. An updated version (2018) is available on arXiv, although you cannot expect an over-comprehensive summary as the field of quantum computing is having a revolution each week. Nevertheless, the authors are among the pioneers thinking about the combination of both fields.


Data Scientist (Remote)

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Finite Markov Decision Processes, Support Vector Machines, Q-Learning, Stochastic Finite State Machines, MCTS or other hybrid Deep Reinforcement Learning processes W2 Benefits Not only you get to join our team of awesome playful ninjas, we also have great benefits: Six weeks paid time off per year (PTO Holidays).


Prediction of repurposed drugs for Coronaviruses using artificial intelligence and machine learning - PubMed

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The world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Likewise, other viruses of the Coronaviridae family were responsible for causing epidemics earlier. To tackle these viruses, there is a lack of approved antiviral drugs. Therefore, we have developed robust computational methods to predict the repurposed drugs using machine learning techniques namely Support Vector Machine, Random Forest, k-Nearest Neighbour, Artificial Neural Network, and Deep Learning. We used the experimentally validated drugs/chemicals with anticorona activity (IC50/EC50) from'DrugRepV' repository.