Deep Learning

Automated machine learning or AutoML explained


The two biggest barriers to the use of machine learning (both classical machine learning and deep learning) are skills and computing resources. You can solve the second problem by throwing money at it, either for the purchase of accelerated hardware (such as computers with high-end GPUs) or for the rental of compute resources in the cloud (such as instances with attached GPUs, TPUs, and FPGAs). On the other hand, solving the skills problem is harder. Data scientists often command hefty salaries and may still be hard to recruit. Google was able to train many of its employees on its own TensorFlow framework, but most companies barely have people skilled enough to build machine learning and deep learning models themselves, much less teach others how.

Next Generation Machine Learning and Deep Learning Infrastructure


Spell is a powerful platform for building and managing machine learning projects. Spell takes care of infrastructure, making machine learning projects easier to start, faster to get results, more organized and safer than managing infrastructure on your own. Intuitive tools and simple commands allow you to quickly get started and immediately see the productivity benefits of having infinite computing capacity at your fingertips. Explore your data with Jupyter notebooks, train models on powerful GPUs, create APIs, and automate your entire workflow, Spell makes setting up ML pipelines easy. Run your experiments and models on your own AWS or Google cloud instance, automatically generate records, and keep your data in one place.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Stats News: AI Augmentation To Create $2.9 Trillion Of Business Value


The recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the health and progress of AI estimated the impact on productivity of human-machine collaboration, the number of jobs that could be automated in major U.S. cities, and the size of the future AI in retail and healthcare markets; and found AI optimism among the general population, algorithms outperforming (again) pathologists, and that our very limited understanding of how our brains learn may improve machine learning. Do you think securing your devices and personal data will become more or less complicated over the next 12 months? DeepMind has developed a machine learning model that can label most animals at Tanzania's Serengeti National Park at least as well as humans while shortening the process by up to 9 months (it normally takes up to a year for volunteers to return labeled photos) [Engadget] In a simulation, biological learning algorithms outperformed state-of-the-art optimal learning curves in supervised learning of feedforward networks, indicating "the potency of neurobiological mechanisms" and opening "opportunities for developing a superior class of deep learning algorithms" [Scientific Reports] The AI in retail market is estimated to reach $4.3 billion by 2024 [P&S Intelligence] [e.g., Nike acquires Celect, August 6, 2019] The AI in healthcare market is estimated to reach $12.2 billion by 2023 [Market Research Future] [e.g., BlueDot has raised $7 million in Series A funding, August 7, 2019] AI companies funded in the last 3 months: 417 for total funding of $8.7 billion Data is eating the world quote of the week: "Although it is fashionable to say that we are producing more data than ever, the reality is that we always produced data, we just didn't know how to capture it in useful ways"--Subbarao Kambhampati, Arizona State University AI is eating the world quote of the week: "We advocate for a new perspective for designing benchmarks for measuring progress in AI. Unlike past decades where the community constructed a static benchmark dataset to work on for the next decade or two, we propose that future benchmarks should dynamically evolve together with the evolving state-of-the-art"--Keisuke Sakaguchi, Ronan Le Bras, Chandra Bhagavatula, Yejin Choi, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington

Building a Convolutional Neural Network: Male vs Female


In this blog, we are going to classify images using Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), and for deployment, you can use Colab, Kaggle or even use your local machine since the dataset size is not very large. At the end of this, you will be able to build your own image classifier that detects males and females or anything that is tangible. Let's see a bit of theory about deep learning and CNNs. It is a machine learning algorithm, which is built on the principle of the organization and functioning of biological neural networks. This concept arose in an attempt to simulate the processes occurring in the brain by Warren McCulloch and Walter Pitts in 1943.

The five technical challenges Cerebras overcame in building the first trillion-transistor chip – TechCrunch


Superlatives abound at Cerebras, the until-today stealthy next-generation silicon chip company looking to make training a deep learning model as quick as buying toothpaste from Amazon. Launching after almost three years of quiet development, Cerebras introduced its new chip today -- and it is a doozy. The "Wafer Scale Engine" is 1.2 trillion transistors (the most ever), 46,225 square millimeters (the largest ever), and includes 18 gigabytes of on-chip memory (the most of any chip on the market today) and 400,000 processing cores (guess the superlative). Cerebras' Wafer Scale Engine is larger than a typical Mac keyboard (via Cerebras Systems). It's made a big splash here at Stanford University at the Hot Chips conference, one of the silicon industry's big confabs for product introductions and roadmaps, with various levels of oohs and aahs among attendees.

An introduction to Convolutional Neural Networks


A Convolutional neural network (CNN) is a neural network that has one or more convolutional layers and are used mainly for image processing, classification, segmentation and also for other auto correlated data. A convolution is essentially sliding a filter over the input. One helpful way to think about convolutions is this quote from Dr Prasad Samarakoon: "A convolution can be thought as "looking at a function's surroundings to make better/accurate predictions of its outcome." Rather than looking at an entire image at once to find certain features it can be more effective to look at smaller portions of the image. The most common use for CNNs is image classification, for example identifying satellite images that contain roads or classifying hand written letters and digits.

Explainable AI: Why visualizing neural networks is important


Last week, researchers from OpenAI and Google introduced Activation Atlases, a tool that helps make sense of the inner workings of neural networks by visualizing how they see and classify different objects. At first glance, Activation Atlases is an amusing tool helps you see the world through the eyes of AI models. But it also one of the many important efforts that are helping explain decisions made by neural networks, one of the greatest challenges of the AI industry and an important hurdle in trusting AI in critical tasks. Artificial intelligence, or namely its popular subset deep learning, is far from the only kind of software we're using. We've been using software in different fields for decades.

Facial recognition could be used to improve weather forecasts

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Facial recognition software could be used to detect hail storms - and their severity. That's according to scientists at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, who've tested the software's effectiveness on meteorological data. Specifically, they found that a deep learning model called a convolutional neural network can spot the early signs as they happen - better than current methods. The promising results, published in the American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review, could be a game-changer for providing accurate weather warnings. AI: The promising results, published in the American Meteorological Society's Monthly Weather Review, could be a game-changer for providing accurate weather warning Whether or not a storm produces hail hinges on myriad meteorological factors.

News from the telecommunication company HOSTKEY


HOSTKEY deploys a well-established environment for machine learning applications such as neural networks with high-performance GPUs and dedicated servers with NVIDIA GTX 1080/1080Ti and RTX 2080Ti graphics cards. Just start your TensorFlow experience in a straightforward and user-friendly environment making it easy to build, train and deploy machine learning models at scale. TensorFlow runs up to 50% faster on our high-performance GPUs and scales easily. Now your machines learn in hours, not days. Deep Learning is a buzzword that will be familiar to most people.