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Customer Preferences in the Age of the Platform Business with AI


How to use Deep Learning to discover your customer's preferences and understand your product inventory when you run a platform business Marketing and product teams are tasked with understanding customers. To do so, they look at customer preferences -- motivations, expectations and inclinations -- which in combination with customer needs drive their purchasing decisions. In my years as a data scientist I learned that customers -- their preferences and needs -- rarely (or never?) fall into simple objective buckets or segmentations we use to make sense of them. Instead, customer preferences and needs are complex, intertwined and constantly changing. While understanding customers is already challenging enough, many modern digital businesses don't know much about their products either.

Autonomous discovery of battery electrolytes with robotic experimentation and machine learning – Physics World


Join the audience for a live webinar at 6 p.m. BST/1 p.m. EST on 12 August 2020 on the discovery of a novel battery electrolyte that was guided by machine-learning software without human intervention Want to take part in this webinar? Innovations in batteries take years to formulate and commercialize, requiring extensive experimentation during the design and optimization phases. We approached the design and selection of a battery electrolyte through a black-box optimization algorithm directly integrated into a robotic test stand. We report here the discovery of a novel battery electrolyte by this experiment completely guided by the machine-learning software without human intervention. Motivated by the recent trend toward super-concentrated aqueous electrolytes for high-performance batteries, we utilize Dragonfly – a Bayesian machine-learning software package – to search mixtures of commonly used lithium and sodium salts for super-concentrated aqueous electrolytes with wide electrochemical stability windows.

Artificial intelligence sheds light on membrane performance


Membrane separations have long been recognized as energy-efficient processes with a rapidly growing market. In particular, organic solvent nanofiltration (OSN) technology has shown considerable potential when applied to various industries, such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and natural products. The energy consumed by these industries accounts for 10 to 15 percent of the world's entire energy consumption. Nevertheless, difficulties in predicting the separation performance of OSN membranes have hindered smooth transition from lab discovery to industry implementation. Predicting the performance of membranes is a challenging task because of the complex nature of solvent, solute and membrane interactions.

How AI Is Improving Healthcare -- AI Daily - Artificial Intelligence News


Artificial intelligence can certainly transform the healthcare industry, and a recent analysis by accenture suggests that key applications of artificial intelligence in healthcare could generate annual savings of $150 billion for the US healthcare industry by 2026. Consider how artificial intelligence is transforming healthcare and improving patient outcomes by gaining a better understanding of it. From automating workflows to improving processing speed and image quality, medical imaging developers are discovering numerous ways to use artificial intelligence in healthcare to detect and diagnose diseases. As far as diagnostics are concerned, promising diagnostic results have been created for artificial intelligence, as it can be combined with advanced imaging technology to improve diagnostic results. In addition, AI tools can use similar information to develop unique treatment approaches and make recommendations to doctors.

Data Mining and Predictive Analytics, 2nd Edition - Programmer Books


Learn methods of data analysis and their application to real-world data sets This updated second edition serves as an introduction to data mining methods and models, including association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, and multivariate analysis. The authors apply a unified white box approach to data mining methods and models. This approach is designed to walk readers through the operations and nuances of the various methods, using small data sets, so readers can gain an insight into the inner workings of the method under review. Chapters provide readers with hands-on analysis problems, representing an opportunity for readers to apply their newly-acquired data mining expertise to solving real problems using large, real-world data sets. Data Mining and Predictive Analytics, Second Edition: * Offers comprehensive coverage of association rules, clustering, neural networks, logistic regression, multivariate analysis, and R statistical programming language * Features over 750 chapter exercises, allowing readers to assess their understanding of the new material * Provides a detailed case study that brings together the lessons learned in the book * Includes access to the companion website,,

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Change Healthcare


It's no secret that healthcare costs have risen faster than inflation for decades. Some experts estimate that healthcare will account for over 20% of the US GDP by 2025. Meanwhile, doctors are working harder than ever before to treat patients as the U.S. physician shortage continues to grow. Many medical professionals have their schedules packed so tightly that much of the human element which motivated their pursuit of medicine in the first place is reduced. In healthcare, artificial intelligence (AI) can seem intimidating.

IBM details research on AI to measure Parkinson's disease progression


IBM says it has made progress toward developing ways to estimate the severity of Parkinson's symptoms by analyzing physical activity as motor impairment increases. In a paper published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports, scientists at IBM Research, Pfizer, the Spivack Center for Clinical and Translational Neuroscience, and Tufts created statistical representations of patients' movement that could be evaluated using AI either in-clinic or from a more natural setting, such as a patient's home. And at the 2020 Machine Learning for Healthcare Conference (MLHC), IBM and the Michael J. Fox Foundation intend to detail a disease progression model that pinpoints how far a person's Parkinson's has advanced. The human motor system relies on a series of discrete movements, like arm swinging while walking, running, or jogging, to perform tasks. These movements and the transitions linking them create patterns of activity that can be measured and analyzed for signs of Parkinson's, a disease that's anticipated to affect nearly 1 million people in the U.S. this year alone.

Securing Amazon Comprehend API calls with AWS PrivateLink


Amazon Comprehend now supports Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) endpoints via AWS PrivateLink so you can securely initiate API calls to Amazon Comprehend from within your VPC and avoid using the public internet. Amazon Comprehend is a fully managed natural language processing (NLP) service that uses machine learning (ML) to find meaning and insights in text. You can use Amazon Comprehend to analyze text documents and identify insights such as sentiment, people, brands, places, and topics in text. Using AWS PrivateLink, you can access Amazon Comprehend easily and securely by keeping your network traffic within the AWS network, while significantly simplifying your internal network architecture. It enables you to privately access Amazon Comprehend APIs from your VPC in a scalable manner by using interface VPC endpoints.

Classifying galaxies with artificial intelligence


A research group, consisting of astronomers mainly from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), applied a deep-learning technique, a type of AI, to classify galaxies in a large dataset of images obtained with the Subaru Telescope. Thanks to its high sensitivity, as many as 560,000 galaxies have been detected in the images. It would be extremely difficult to visually process this large number of galaxies one by one with human eyes for morphological classification. The AI enabled the team to perform the processing without human intervention. Automated processing techniques for extraction and judgment of features with deep-learning algorithms have been rapidly developed since 2012.

Google updates remote learning tools on Meet and Classroom


It's back-to-school season, and because of the coronavirus pandemic, many students will be hitting the books virtually this year. Consequently, Google for Education has announced a robust set of updates that will enhance Google Meet, Google Classroom and other aspects of the service. The updates were unveiled at Google's The Anywhere School event -- but if you missed the product keynote, here's what you need to know about Google's new tools to facilitate learning in 2020. Google Meet has already seen several updates in the recent months, and updates that will make the app more accessible to teachers and students are still to come. Soon, meetings will not be able to start without a teacher present.