Collaborating Authors

Machine Learning in Africa – Hacker Noon


Earlier this month, I shared the Meeshkan Machine Learning service with a friend from Côte d'Ivoire and his immediate reaction was "you have to get the word out in Africa." I'm a big believer in enthusiasm, and he was genuinely enthusiastic, so we gave it a shot. We initially ran a small advertising campaign in four countries -- Côte d'Ivoire, Senegal, Algeria, and Morocco. The organic growth from these campaigns has been much more promising than anything we've seen in Europe or North America. Why? Below are some musings.

9 Free Online Resources To Learn Transfer Learning


Transfer learning can be said as a shortcut to solving complex machine learning problems. In simple words, this learning is used to enhance the learning of the model, shorten the time as well as make the learning process quick for the current task. This technique can be applied in computer vision when the model has to learn from images or videos and in NLP techniques. In this article, we list down the top 9 free resources in Transfer Learning one must-read. About: This tutorial is provided by the developers of TensorFlow, where you will learn how to classify images of cats and dogs by using transfer learning from a pre-trained network.

50 AI & Machine Learning startups to watch in Finland


Recently, I've curated a list of 50 Finnish startups in the field of AI & Machine Learning for those who are looking for business partners or companies to invest in. If you are an international investor who wants to connect with one of the startups, feel free to drop me a message. I can make the intro and provide the companies' investor pitch deck to you if it is available. You can also use to check the company's revenue development. If you are an ambitious entrepreneur (based in Finland) who is working on the next world-changing idea and is looking for funding, let's meet! I'll be happy to discuss how we can help you with the fundraising process (for free). Most of the following information is from the company website. But if you've spotted an error, please let me know and I will revise accordingly. "AISpotter has developed a time-saving, fast service for coaches all around the world. Our goal is to combine high-end technology and sports of any kind. With real-time analysis, coaches and teams are given the power to be one step ahead in team development." "We've taken over 30 years of recognized University of Oulu Machine Vision Group technology and adapted it to improve your sports game. By combining state-of-the-art machine learning and computer vision in our unique way, we provide automatic and fast analysis service for your game."

Top 5 Data Science and Machine Learning Course for Programmers


Many programmers are moving towards data science and machine learning hoping for better pay and career opportunities -- and there is a reason for it. The Data scientist has been ranked the number one job on Glassdoor for last a couple of years and the average salary of a data scientist is over $120,000 in the United States according to Indeed. Data science is not only a rewarding career in terms of money but it also provides the opportunity for you to solve some of the world's most interesting problems. IMHO, that's the main motivation many good programmers are moving towards data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. If you are in the same boat and thinking about becoming a data scientist in 2018, then you have come to the right place.