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Why leaders should be using AI in their businesses right now


Artificial Intelligence is no new concept. The phrase was first coined by John McCarthy in 1956[1], when he invited a group of researchers to discuss the notion of'thinking machines' during a conference at Dartmouth College. Since then, it has been a point of fascination for scientists, academics, software developers, and moviemakers alike. Fast-forward to today where you'll find lots of examples hiding in plain sight. From digital assistants like Amazon's Alexa or Apple's Siri, who use AI to learn from user interactions, to automated email responses and search engines predicting what you're looking for.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence: How To Use AI in Your Business


Artificial intelligence (AI) has virtually unlimited applications that are part of our everyday life. It offers countless solutions across all industries. Artificial intelligence is a major market player in the business world. AI plays a key role in data analysis, marketing, finance, business, advertising, medicine, technology, science and engineering where machines are learning from stimuli and reacting in ways more human than ever before. Artificial intelligence has several advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to know how to use it to maximize its potential within your organization.

Naive Bayes Algorithm: A Complete guide for Data Science Enthusiasts


In this article, we will discuss the mathematical intuition behind Naive Bayes Classifiers, and we'll also see how to implement this on Python. This model is easy to build and is mostly used for large datasets. It is a probabilistic machine learning model that is used for classification problems. The core of the classifier depends on the Bayes theorem with an assumption of independence among predictors. That means changing the value of a feature doesn't change the value of another feature.

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Getting the software right is important when developing machine learning models, such as recommendation or classification systems. But at eBay, optimizing the software to run on a particular piece of hardware using distillation and quantization techniques was absolutely essential to ensure scalability. "[I]n order to build a truly global marketplace that is driven by state of the art and powerful and scalable AI services," Kopru said, "you have to do a lot of optimizations after model training, and specifically for the target hardware." With 1.5 billion active listings from more than 19 million active sellers trying to reach 159 million active buyers, the ecommerce giant has a global reach that is matched by only a handful of firms. Machine learning and other AI techniques, such as natural language processing (NLP), play big roles in scaling eBay's operations to reach its massive audience. For instance, automatically generated descriptions of product listings is crucial for displaying information on the small screens of smart phones, Kopru said.

How Can You Tell If Your Recommender System Is Any Good?


It's an exciting time to be working on recommender systems. Not only are they more relevant than ever before, with Facebook recently investing in a 12 trillion parameter model and Amazon estimating that 35% of their purchases come from recommendations, but there is a wealth of powerful, cutting edge techniques with code available for anyone to try. So the tools are at hand to build something neat to deliver personalized recommendations to your users! The problem is, knowing if it's any good. When John Harrison was developing the marine chronometer, which revolutionized long-distance sea travel by allowing ships to accurately determine their longitude, he had a problem with evaluation: to measure the device's accuracy in practice required a long sea voyage. Similarly, the gold standard for evaluating a recommender system is expensive and time consuming: an A/B test, in which real users selected at random see the new model, and their behavior is compared to users who saw the old model. In both cases if this was the only way to evaluate, it would be impossible to try out new ideas with agility, or to quickly iron out flaws. Instead, it's necessary to have a quick, cheap way to evaluate a model.

AI in Real Estate: Top 10 Real Estate AI Apps for Investors


Global pandemic limitations have had a direct influence on traditional real estate processes – and for the better, unexpectedly. Thousands of businesses, realtors, appraisers, mortgage lenders, and others have been forced to manage the crisis by incorporating rapidly emerging PropTech, and with good cause. Real estate AI apps can manage predetermined data flows, learn user behavior, streamline and speed operations, and allow more accurate assessments and market forecasts in the short term. Real estate AI apps are being embraced by homeowners, potential renters, and purchasers, and investors are aware that real estate is the world's greatest asset class. These top 10 AI apps help real estate professionals interact with prospects more rapidly, boost sales, manage renters and properties, and more.

HomePod mini update lets it become your default Apple TV speaker


Apple didn't even touch on the HomePod line during its iPhone 13 event, but that doesn't mean the smart speakers will go untouched this fall. To start, you can set two or more HomePod minis as your default speakers for an Apple TV 4K. You won't have to specify them when it's time to sit down for a movie. They won't exactly produce thunderous audio, but they could save you from buying separate smart speakers or a pricier soundbar. The update enables Siri voice control through supporting HomeKit accessories.

On Solving a Stochastic Shortest-Path Markov Decision Process as Probabilistic Inference


We propose solving the general Stochastic Shortest-Path Markov Decision Process (SSP MDP) as probabilistic inference. Furthermore, we discuss online and offline methods for planning under uncertainty. In an SSP MDP, the horizon is indefinite and unknown a priori. SSP MDPs generalize finite and infinite horizon MDPs and are widely used in the artificial intelligence community. Additionally, we highlight some of the differences between solving an MDP using dynamic programming approaches widely used in the artificial intelligence community and approaches used in the active inference community.

AI Everywhere


From data centers, through edge accelerators to endpoint devices: Artificial intelligence (AI) Applications range from large scale analysis of medical data and online retail recommendation engines, to robotics and computer vision, to sensor fusion in the tiniest sensor nodes. The infusion of AI techniques into so many areas of computing is changing compute paradigms across the board. Our Virtual Event will provide answers to questions like: How to keep up with these changes, especially given AI's propensity to evolve at a staggering rate? How does one design chips or systems for a constantly shifting workload like this? How does one make the call between maximising performance today and keeping some flexibility for the sake of future-proofing? AI in the Data Center AI in the data center is revolutionising online retail in the cloud and applications like medical imaging and the financial sector at the enterprise level.

9 Essential Data Scientist Skills 2021


Everyone wants to gain the best skills for the data scientist job description now that data science is sweeping over the business world. Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are produced, and businesses want experts who can turn this data into insights and benefit from it. As organizations face difficulties that may only be handled via effective data analysis, data scientists are in high demand. Data science has undeniably become a critical component of organizations, allowing them to make well-informed judgements based on statistical data, trends, and figures. You must acquire the abilities necessary for data scientist roles in various firms and organizations to become an expert in the field.