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Can an AI Recommend the Best Algorithm for Me?


So, when I need artificial intelligence to automate my business, why can't I get recommendations for which machine learning algorithm best suits my individual needs? Every business is unique, and there are hundreds of algorithms available, each one with individual strengths and weaknesses. Just like I don't look at every individual book when choosing which one to read, I don't have the time, resources, or knowledge to try out each and every algorithm. I want artificial intelligence to recommend a short list of algorithms for me to try on my data.

Parallelized Stochastic Gradient Descent

Neural Information Processing Systems

With the increase in available data parallel machine learning has become an increasingly pressing problem. In this paper we present the first parallel stochastic gradient descent algorithm including a detailed analysis and experimental evidence. Unlike prior work on parallel optimization algorithms our variant comes with parallel acceleration guarantees and it poses no overly tight latency constraints, which might only be available in the multicore setting. Our analysis introduces a novel proof technique --- contractive mappings to quantify the speed of convergence of parameter distributions to their asymptotic limits. As a side effect this answers the question of how quickly stochastic gradient descent algorithms reach the asymptotically normal regime.

PAC-Bayes bounds for stable algorithms with instance-dependent priors

Neural Information Processing Systems

PAC-Bayes bounds have been proposed to get risk estimates based on a training sample. In this paper the PAC-Bayes approach is combined with stability of the hypothesis learned by a Hilbert space valued algorithm. The PAC-Bayes setting is used with a Gaussian prior centered at the expected output. Thus a novelty of our paper is using priors defined in terms of the data-generating distribution. Our main result estimates the risk of the randomized algorithm in terms of the hypothesis stability coefficients.

7 Machine Learning Algorithms To Start Learning.... MarkTechPost


It is a simple algorithm which can be used as a performance baseline. This algorithm methodology is used mostly for forecasting and finding out cause and effect relationship between data variables. Its purpose from a database is to read the data points which are separated into several classes and then predict the new sample point classification. It gives great results when used for textual data analysis. It is an unsupervised learning used in unlabelled data sources.

Designing Ethical Algorithms


Data ethics are increasingly important as we look to scale applications of machine learning. But how do you make an algorithm ethical? What are the key levers you can pull within your algorithmic design that will make it ethical? Here are 5 areas to consider when designing an ethical algorithm. Spend some time thinking about the end use of your algorithm.