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Registration Open for FREE Webinar: 'Detecting Fraud with Hybrid AI' (October 28, 2020)


In collaboration with BigML partner, INFORM Gmbh, we're pleased to bring the BigML community a new educational webinar: Machine Learning Fights Financial Crime. This FREE virtual event will take place on October 28, 2020, at 8:00 AM PDT / 9:00 AM PDT and it's the ideal learning opportunity for Financial institutions, banking sector professionals, credit professionals, risk advisers, crime fighters, fraud professionals, and anyone interested in finding out about the latest financial crime-fighting and risk analysis strategies and trends. Financial institutions must innovate to stop the onslaught of fraudulent transactions. The utilization of Machine Learning as a tool for fraud detection is trending. Combining Machine Learning with existing intelligent and dynamic rule sets produces a sustainable strategy to address this challenge.

Exploring different optimization algorithms


Machine learning is a field of study in the broad spectrum of artificial intelligence (AI) that can make predictions using data without being explicitly programmed to do so. Machine learning algorithms are used in a wide variety of applications, such as recommendation engines, computer vision, spam filtering and so much more. They perform extraordinary well where it is difficult or infeasible to develop conventional algorithms to perform the needed tasks. While many machine learning algorithms have been around for a long time, the ability to automatically apply complex mathematical calculations to big data-- over and over, faster and faster -- is a recent development. One of the most overwhelmingly represented machine learning techniques is a neural network.

A Step Towards Sensor Fusion for Indoor Layout Estimation


The vision of smart autonomous robots in the indoor environment is becoming a reality in the current decade. This vision is now becoming a reality because of emerging technologies of Sensor Fusion and Artificial Intelligence. Sensor fusion is aggregating informative features from disparate hardware resources. Just like autonomous vehicles, the robotic industry is quickly moving towards automatic smart robots for handling indoor tasks. Now the major question arises.

Ask the Oxford Professors: The interplay between Machine Learning and Semantic Reasoning

Oxford Comp Sci

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a widely used term that conjures notions of fantasy, the future, or even threat. This is not surprising considering the multitude of movies which dramatise the role of artificial intelligence and what it may become. In reality, artificial intelligence is a branch of computer science which aims to "understand and build intelligent entities by automating human intellectual tasks". These processes have contributed to numerous technological advances across various industries, for example. It is now quite common to see articles about the latest AI development -- check out these robots which flip burgers!

Artificial Intelligence Is Ready For Prime Time, But Needs Full Executive Support


Finally, AI is ready for the mainstream. When your enterprise is handling transactions between 25 million sellers and 182 million buyers, supporting 1.5 billion listings, manual decision-making processes just won't cut. Such is the case with eBay, the mega commerce site, that has been employing artificial intelligence for more than a decade. As Forbes contributor Bernard Marr points out, eBay employs AI across a broad range of functions, "in personalization, search, insights, discovery and its recommendation systems along with computer vision, translation, natural language processing and more." As part of a massive operation with so much experience with AI, Mazen Rawashdeh, CTO of eBay, has plenty to say about the current state of enterprise AI.

Why Can a Machine Beat Mario but not Pokemon?


By now, you've probably heard of bots playing video games at superhuman levels. These bots can be programmed explicitly, reacting to set inputs with set outputs, or learn and evolve, reacting in different ways to the same inputs in hopes of finding the optimal responses. These games are complex, and training these machines takes clever combinations of complicated algorithms, repeated simulations, and time. I want to focus on MarI/O and why we can't use a similar approach to beat a game of Pokemon (watch the video in the link above if you are unfamiliar with how it works). Let's compare the games using each of these factors. The way a machine learns is by optimizing some kind of objective function.

Using Computer Programs and Search Problems for Teaching Theory of Computation

Communications of the ACM

The theory of computation is one of the crown jewels of the computer science curriculum. It stretches from the discovery of mathematical problems, such as the halting problem, that cannot be solved by computers, to the most celebrated open problem in computer science today: the P vs. NP question. Since the founding of our discipline by Church and Turing in the 1930s, the theory of computation has addressed some of the most fundamental questions about computers: What does it mean to compute the solution to a problem? Which problems can be solved by computers? Which problems can be solved efficiently, in theory and in practice?

World's smallest Rubik's Cube to be sold in Japan

The Japan Times

Japanese toy-maker MegaHouse Corp. said Wednesday it will launch the world's smallest working Rubik's Cube, weighing about 2 grams and measuring 0.99 centimeter on each side. On the same day, the Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. subsidiary started accepting orders for the product online. It is priced at ¥198,000 in Japan, including delivery costs. Delivery will start in late December. The Rubik's Cube, invented by Erno Rubik from Hungary in 1974, hit store shelves across the world in 1980. In Japan, MegaHouse has shipped out over 14 million cubes.

IoT and connected devices: The best thing to happen to home automation, or a frustrating mess?


Have you considered integrating home automation components such as smart switches in your residence? Allow my experience to serve as a cautionary tale. Earlier this year, I completed a multi-year dream project: My very own wet bar for entertaining. The project required demolition of the floor to accommodate new sanitary lines for hot and cold water, as well as new plumbing for a sink, a dishwasher, an icemaker, and an espresso machine. The project also required a lot of new electrical circuitry for integrated dimmable LED lighting.