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Anomaly Detection -- Another Challenge for Artificial Intelligence

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It is true that the Industrial Internet of Things will change the world someday. So far, it is the abundance of data that makes the world spin faster. Piled in sometimes unmanageable datasets, big data turned from the Holy Grail into a problem pushing businesses and organizations to make faster decisions in real-time. One way to process data faster and more efficiently is to detect abnormal events, changes or shifts in datasets. Thus, anomaly detection, a technology that relies on Artificial Intelligence to identify abnormal behavior within the pool of collected data, has become one of the main objectives of the Industrial IoT.


Machine Learning And Easter Egg Hunts

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Easter is the quintessential spring holiday, full of vibrant colors, sweets, and family traditions. And yet, it may also be one of the few holidays with a built-in competition: the infamous Easter egg hunt! It usually goes something like this: parents hide colored eggs throughout the yard and kids hunt to try and fill up their baskets before their treasures are scooped up by other seekers. It's the only time of the year when putting all your eggs in one basket is a good thing. As any master egg hunter knows, this is an exercise in pattern recognition and anomaly detection.



Analyzing The Outliers: - AI Summary

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In the sphere of data science, anomaly detection is one of the newest buzzwords, but understanding why anomaly detection matters can be challenging. Amazon Lookout for Metrics is a new machine learning (ML) service that processes your business and operational time series data to automatically detect and diagnose anomalies, such as an unusual rise in product sales or an unexpected drop in throughput. The actual Amazon Lookout for Metrics makes it simple for users to diagnose detected data anomalies by grouping related anomalies together and automatically sending an alert warning that helps determine the potential root cause. In the world of data, an anomaly is any point of data that has differences or deviations from the normal data in a dataset. To better understand the different types of anomalies, let's look at examples from the three major types: Point Anomalies, Collective Anomalies, and Contextual Anomalies.


How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Improve Security

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Artificial intelligence must be an addition to the current security practices rather than a complete solution due to the present technology restraints. FREMONT, CA: Exaggerated expectations have arisen as a result of the hype around artificial intelligence (AI). According to security leaders, the present AI technology, including machine learning (ML) techniques, will enhance security capabilities. Humans working with AI achieve much more in anomaly detection and security analytics than they would without it. While AI in security is not without risk, it is more likely to generate jobs than to remove them.


Analyzing the Outliers:

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In an increasingly connected world, the connectivity and flow of data and information between sensors and devices creates a tremendous amount of available data. This presents a major challenge for businesses -- how can we process these vast amounts of available data in order to extract valuable information? In the sphere of data science, anomaly detection is one of the newest buzzwords, but understanding why anomaly detection matters can be challenging. Amazon Lookout for Metrics is a new machine learning (ML) service that processes your business and operational time series data to automatically detect and diagnose anomalies, such as an unusual rise in product sales or an unexpected drop in throughput. As official launch partners for Amazon Lookout for Metrics, TensorIoT wants to share how we're using this innovative technology in our solutions.


4 Machine learning techniques for outlier detection in Python

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Based on the feedback given by readers after publishing "Two outlier detection techniques you should know in 2021", I have decided to make this post which includes four different machine learning techniques (algorithms) for outlier detection in Python. Here, I will use the I-I (Intuition-Implementation) approach for each technique. That will help you to understand how each algorithm works behind the scenes without going deeper into the algorithm mathematics (the Intuition part) and implement each algorithm with the Scikit-learn machine learning library (the Implementation part). I will also use some graphical techniques to describe each algorithm and its output. At the end of this article, I will write the "Key Takeaways" section which will include some special strategies for using and combining the four techniques.


Machine Learning Engineer - Online Retail Analytics at Apple

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Apple's Online Retail Analytics team is looking for a hardworking Machine Learning Engineer who is passionate about crafting, implementing, and operating production machine learning solutions that have direct and measurable impact to Apple and its customers. You will design, build and deploy predictive modeling and statistical analysis techniques on production systems that drive increased sales, improved customer experience for our online customers. Apple has a tremendous amount of data, and we have just scratched the surface in pattern detection, anomaly detection, predictive modeling, and optimization. There are many exciting problems to be discovered and solved and many business owners eager to use data mining. The Apple Analytic Insight team encourages scientists to stay ahead of data science research by attending conferences and working with academic faculty and students.


Anomaly detection using principles of human perception

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In the fields of statistics and unsupervised machine learning a fundamental and well-studied problem is anomaly detection. Although anomalies are difficult to define, many algorithms have been proposed. Underlying the approaches is the nebulous understanding that anomalies are rare, unusual or inconsistent with the majority of data. The present work gives a philosophical approach to clearly define anomalies and to develop an algorithm for their efficient detection with minimal user intervention. Inspired by the Gestalt School of Psychology and the Helmholtz principle of human perception, the idea is to assume anomalies are observations that are unexpected to occur with respect to certain groupings made by the majority of the data. Thus, under appropriate random variable modelling anomalies are directly found in a set of data under a uniform and independent random assumption of the distribution of constituent elements of the observations; anomalies correspond to those observations where the expectation of occurrence of the elements in a given view is $<1$. Starting from fundamental principles of human perception an unsupervised anomaly detection algorithm is developed that is simple, real-time and parameter-free. Experiments suggest it as the prime choice for univariate data and it shows promising performance on the detection of global anomalies in multivariate data.