A Top Machine Learning Algorithm Explained: Support Vector Machines (SVM) - KDnuggets

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By Clare Liu, Data Scientist at fintech industry, based in HK. One of the most prevailing and exciting supervised learning models with associated learning algorithms that analyse data and recognise patterns is Support Vector Machines (SVMs). It is used for solving both regression and classification problems. However, it is mostly used in solving classification problems. SVMs were first introduced by B.E. Boser et al. in 1992 and has become popular due to success in handwritten digit recognition in 1994.


12 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Artificial Intelligence

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Alan Turing (1912-1954) was one of the first thinkers to take the concept of artificial intelligence ... [ ] seriously. His pioneering work laid the foundation for the fields of digital computing and AI as we know them today. In the most direct sense, artificial intelligence is an engineering challenge. The mathematics underlying today's cutting-edge AI algorithms is complex. The amount of computing resources required to train state-of-the-art AI models is formidable.


AI, facial recognition, and ethics: Will this new tech invade public privacy?

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We live in an age where we have unprecedented access to almost any information we need. With the emergence of new technology like artificial intelligence (AI), facial recognition, big data and more, the human experience is being changed forever. Almost anything you need is just a tap away; but this access comes at a price--data for data. A simple online search may seem harmless, but before you know it, you're being bombarded with ads offering you exactly what you were looking for. How exactly does this work?


Deep Learning: What You Need To Know

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During the past decade, deep learning has seen groundbreaking developments in the field of AI (Artificial Intelligence). But what is this technology? And why is it so important? Well, let's first get a definition of deep learning. Here's how Kalyan Kumar, who is the Corporate Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of IT Services at HCL Technologies, describes it: "Have you ever wondered how our brain can recognize the face of a friend whom you had met years ago or can recognize the voice of your mother among so many other voices in a crowded marketplace or how our brain can learn, plan and execute complex day-to-day activities? The human brain has around 100 billion cells called neurons. These build massively parallel and distributed networks, through which we learn and carry out complex activities. Inspired from these biological neural networks, scientists started building artificial neural networks so that computers could eventually learn and exhibit intelligence like humans."


WHO says play video games as healthy social pastime during coronavirus pandemic

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Video games are being prescribed as a recommended treatment for our ongoing homebound existence, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Game makers on Saturday began kicking off a new World Health Organization (WHO) initiative entitled #PlayApartTogether to encourage people on how to entertain themselves and also practice physical distancing. The initiative is particularly noteworthy because WHO previously designated video game addiction as an official mental health disorder. But the group hopes that the industry can "reach millions with important messages to help prevent the spread of COVID-19," said Ray Chambers, the U.S. ambassador to WHO in a statement. Game companies will encourage players to stay distanced and observe other safety measures including hand hygiene, he said.


Apple's New Tool Let's You Screen Yourself For COVID-19

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Apple's new COVID-19 app and website provides the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Apple's new COVID-19 app and website provides the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on what to do next. The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both the website and the app were made publicly available on Friday.


Inside the lab where Waymo is building the brains for its driverless cars

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Right now, a minivan with no one behind the steering wheel is driving through a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. And while that may seem alarming, the company that built the "brain" powering the car's autonomy wants to assure you that it's totally safe. Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, is the only company in the world to have fully driverless vehicles on public roads today. That was made possible by a sophisticated set of neural networks powered by machine learning about which very is little is known -- until now. For the first time, Waymo is lifting the curtain on what is arguably the most important (and most difficult-to-understand) piece of its technology stack. The company, which is ahead in the self-driving car race by most metrics, confidently asserts that its cars have the most advanced brains on the road today. Anyone can buy a bunch of cameras and LIDAR sensors, slap them on a car, and call it autonomous. But training a self-driving car to behave like a human driver, or, more importantly, to drive better than a human, is on the bleeding edge of artificial intelligence research.


AI (Artificial Intelligence) Companies That Are Combating The COVID-19 Pandemic

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) has a long history, going back to the 1950s when the computer industry started. It's interesting to note that much of the innovation came from government programs, not private industry. This was all about how to leverage technologies to fight the Cold War and put a man on the moon. The impact of these program would certainly be far-reaching. They would lead to the creation of the Internet and the PC revolution.


AI (Artificial Intelligence) Companies That Are Combating The COVID-19 Pandemic

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AI (Artificial Intelligence) has a long history, going back to the 1950s when the computer industry started. It's interesting to note that much of the innovation came from government programs, not private industry. This was all about how to leverage technologies to fight the Cold War and put a man on the moon. The impact of these program would certainly be far-reaching. They would lead to the creation of the Internet and the PC revolution.


Buy Intel Stock Because It Dominates AI and Autonomous Driving, Analyst Says

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Intel makes processors that act as the main computing brains for PCs and servers. Nomura Instinet chip analyst David Wong initiated coverage on Intel on Tuesday with a Buy rating, predicting long-term sales growth of 8% to 10% annually for the technology giant. "Intel is the world leader in processors for artificial intelligence and autonomous driving," he wrote. "We think that microprocessor growth could well be above overall semiconductor industry growth over the next decade, fueling long-term top-line growth for Intel." The analyst started his price target for Intel at $65, representing 17% upside to the current stock price.