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Knowledge Graphs And AI: Interview With Chaitan Baru, University Of California San Diego (UCSD)

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One of the challenges with modern machine learning systems is that they are very heavily dependent on large quantities of data to make them work well. This is especially the case with deep neural nets, where lots of layers means lots of neural connections which requires large amounts of data and training to get to the point where the system can provide results at acceptable levels of accuracy and precision. Indeed, the ultimate implementation of this massive data, massive network vision is the currently much-vaunted Open AI GPT-3, which is so large that it can predict and generate almost any text with surprising magical wizardry. However, in many ways, GPT-3 is still a big data magic trick. Indeed, Professor Luis Perez-Breva makes this exact point when he says that what we call machine learning isn't really learning at all.


A New AI Study May Explain Why Deep Learning Works

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The resurgence of artificial intelligence (AI) is largely due to advances in pattern-recognition due to deep learning, a form of machine learning that does not require explicit hard-coding. The architecture of deep neural networks is somewhat inspired by the biological brain and neuroscience. Like the biological brain, the inner workings of exactly why deep networks work are largely unexplained, and there is no single unifying theory. Recently researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) revealed new insights about how deep learning networks work to help further demystify the black box of AI machine learning. The MIT research trio of Tomaso Poggio, Andrzej Banburski, and Quianli Liao at the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines developed a new theory as to why deep networks work and published their study published on June 9, 2020 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).



Algorithms can help fight COVID-19. But at what cost?

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This past spring, as billions of people languished at home under lockdown and stared at gloomy graphs, Linda Wang and Alexander Wong, scientists at DarwinAI, a Canadian startup that works in the field of artificial intelligence, took advantage of their enforced break: In collaboration with the University of Waterloo, they helped develop a tool to detect COVID-19 infection by means of X-rays. Using a database of thousands of images of lungs, COVID-Net – as they called the open-access artificial neural network – can detect with 91 percent certainty who is ill with the virus. In the past, we would undoubtedly have been suspicious of, or at least surprised by, a young company (DarwinAI was established in 2018) with no connection to radiology, having devised such an ambitious tool within mere weeks. But these days, we know it can be done. Networks that draw on an analysis of visual data using a technique known as "deep learning" can, with relative flexibility, adapt themselves to decipher any type of image and provide results that often surpass those obtained by expert radiologists.


Fake News Detection with Machine Learning

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Create a pipeline to remove stop-words,perform tokenization and padding. In this hands-on project, we will train a Bidirectional Neural Network and LSTM based deep learning model to detect fake news from a given news corpus. This project could be practically used by any media company to automatically predict whether the circulating news is fake or not. The process could be done automatically without having humans manually review thousands of news related articles. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region.


ARIMA/SARIMA vs LSTM with Ensemble learning Insights for Time Series Data

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AR models express the current value of the time series linearly in terms of its previous values and the current residual, whereas MA models express the current value of the time series linearly in terms of its current and previous residual series. ARMA models are a combination of AR and MA models, in which the current value of the time series is expressed linearly in terms of its previous values and in terms of current and previous residual series. The time series defined in AR, MA, and ARMA models are stationary processes, which means that the mean of the series of any of these models and the covariance among its observations do not change with time. For non-stationary time series, transformation of the series to a stationary series has to be performed first. ARIMA model generally fits the non-stationary time series based on the ARMA model, with a differencing process which effectively transforms the non-stationary data into a stationary one.


Taking Matters into Your Own Hands

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See also the article by Pan et al in this issue. Safwan S. Halabi, MD, is a clinical associate professor of radiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine and serves as the medical director for radiology informatics at Stanford Children's Health. Dr Halabi's clinical and administrative leadership roles are directed at improving quality of care, efficiency, and patient safety. His current academic and research interests include imaging informatics, deep/machine learning in imaging, artificial intelligence in medicine, clinical decision support, and patient-centric health care delivery. Bone age assessment became an early AI "poster child" that demonstrated the power of applying regression and machine learning techniques to a mundane and monotonous radiologic diagnostic task.


Using Machine Learning to Track COVID-19

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"Working on a real-life project that will introduce students to how algorithms work in applications with crucial outcomes will provide them with the important skills that can transfer to other areas of computer and data science." As the race for a COVID-19 vaccine continues, Moataz Khalifa, assistant professor and director of Data Education at Washington and Lee University, is involved in an equally promising research project that focuses on a non-invasive, early detection system of the virus. In March, just as the numbers of cases were climbing around the world, Khalifa was invited by Wu Feng, Elizabeth & James Turner Fellow, professor of computer science at Virginia Tech and director of its SyNeRGy lab, to join his research lab to develop a deep-learning algorithm to enhance low-radiation CT scans of people's lungs. Feng's current research was already investigating similar applications in CT scans of brain tumors, and he received two National Science Foundation grants totaling $250,000 to expand his project to work on the COVID-19 early detection system. Currently, the genetic-based RT-PCR tests available to detect COVID-19 rely on swabbing the nasal cavity.


A.I. birder does what a human never could -- study

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An immense frustration ecologists encounter is prompted by the attempt to keep track of individual animals in a study. This task only becomes more difficult when trying to pinpoint small, mobile animals like songbirds. While intelligent computer algorithms can help scientists better complete this task, training these systems to recognize different species -- let alone individuals in a species -- can take thousands of data points, time, and money. However, French and Portuguese researchers recently devised a way to streamline this process. They designed a deep-learning network that can identify individual birds with up to 92 percent accuracy in three different species. This tech can not only save scientists resources but can help them collect important data about the lives of birds -- and better understand what may be leading to their decline in North America.


Recurrent Neural Networks -- Part 1

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These are the lecture notes for FAU's YouTube Lecture "Deep Learning". This is a full transcript of the lecture video & matching slides. We hope, you enjoy this as much as the videos. Of course, this transcript was created with deep learning techniques largely automatically and only minor manual modifications were performed. If you spot mistakes, please let us know!