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Building My First Deep Learning Machine


First of all, myth busted: the 1080 Ti can run minesweeper effortlessly. The machine did restart itself once for no obvious reasons after the proprietary GPU driver was installed. Back to the topic… Here is some R code for fitting a "wide and deep" classification model with Tensorflow and Tensorflow Estimators API. The model is fundamentally a direct combination of a linear model and a DNN model. The synthetic data has 1 million observations, 100 features (20 being useful) and is generated by my R package msaenet.

Convolutional LSTM Network: A Machine Learning Approach for Precipitation Nowcasting

Neural Information Processing Systems

The goal of precipitation nowcasting is to predict the future rainfall intensity in a local region over a relatively short period of time. Very few previous studies have examined this crucial and challenging weather forecasting problem from the machine learning perspective. In this paper, we formulate precipitation nowcasting as a spatiotemporal sequence forecasting problem in which both the input and the prediction target are spatiotemporal sequences. By extending the fully connected LSTM (FC-LSTM) to have convolutional structures in both the input-to-state and state-to-state transitions, we propose the convolutional LSTM (ConvLSTM) and use it to build an end-to-end trainable model for the precipitation nowcasting problem. Experiments show that our ConvLSTM network captures spatiotemporal correlations better and consistently outperforms FC-LSTM and the state-of-the-art operational ROVER algorithm for precipitation nowcasting.

insideBIGDATA Guide to Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning


Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning is transforming the entire world of technology, but AI isn't new. It has been around for decades, but AI technologies are only making headway now due to the proliferation of data and the investments being made in storage, compute and analytics technologies. Much of this progress is due to the ability of learning algorithms to spot patterns in larger and larger amounts of data. In this insideBIGDATA Guide to Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning, we provide an in depth look at AI and deep learning in terms of how it's being used and what technological advances have made it possible. Artificial Intelligence is an amazing tool set that is helping people create exciting applications and creating new ways to service customers, cure diseases, prevent security threats, and much more.

WTF is machine learning?


While not well understood, neural networks, deep learning, and reinforcement learning are all machine learning. Each layer of a deep learning model lets the computer identify another level of abstraction of the same object. Reinforcement learning, takes ideas from game theory, and includes a mechanism to assist learning through rewards. Researchers refer to this challenge as the black box problem of machine learning.