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The exponential growth of data traffic in our digital age poses some real challenges on processing power. And with the advent of machine learning and AI in, for example, self-driving vehicles and speech recognition, the upward trend is set to continue. All this places a heavy burden on the ability of current computer processors to keep up with demand. Now, an international team of scientists has turned to light to tackle the problem. The researchers developed a new approach and architecture that combines processing and data storage onto a single chip by using light-based, or "photonic" processors, which are shown to surpass conventional electronic chips by processing information much more rapidly and in parallel.

Interview with Gianluca Manzo, Computational & Analytical Sociologist


You work with a computer simulation technique called agent-based computational models. Could you explain how these work? How do you create artificial societies using this technique? In principle, the research path is straightforward. First, I identify some macroscopic patterns that I want to explain, say educational inequalities across socio-economic groups.

Luminar's CFO Aims to Conserve Cash as Company Begins Commercial Production WSJD - Technology

The transaction provided Luminar with the infusion of capital it needed to begin producing lidar sensors that use lasers to measure distances and classify objects for self-driving vehicles at a commercial scale, according to Chief Financial Officer Tom Fennimore. As a public company, however, Luminar must be mindful of how it spends the cash, he added. Luminar has positioned itself in recent years to benefit from the expected rise of autonomous vehicles. It has announced partnerships with car makers including Volvo Cars, which is owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Daimler AG's trucks business and SAIC Motor Corp. Ltd. to incorporate its sensor technology into self-driving vehicle designs. The Morning Ledger provides daily news and insights on corporate finance from the CFO Journal team.



This course will teach you foundations of deep learning and TensorFlow as well as prepare you to pass the TensorFlow Developer Certification exam (optional). Videos going through the rest of the notebooks (03 - 10) are available in the full course. New You can now read the full course as an online book! (note: this is a work in progress, but 95% of it should run fine) Check out the livestream Q&A celebrating the course launch on YouTube. Otherwise, many of them might be answered below. This table is the ground truth for course materials.

Is artificial intelligence the key to preventing relapse of severe mental illness?


New AI software developed by researchers at Flinders University shows promise for enabling timely support ahead of relapse in patients with severe mental illness. The AI2 (Actionable Intime Insights) software, developed by a team of digital health researchers at Flinders University, has undergone an eight-month trial with psychiatric patients from the Inner North Community Health Service, located in Gawler, South Australia. The digital tool is tipped to revolutionise consumer-centric timely mental health treatment provision outside hospital, with researchers labelling it as readily available and scalable. In the trial of 304 patients, the AI2 software found that 10% of them were at increased risk of not adhering to treatment plans by failing to take medication or disengaging with health services. This led to interventions which clinicians believe could have prevented the patient from relapsing and experiencing a deterioration of their mental health.

Using Conditional Deep Convolutional GANs to generate custom faces from text descriptions


GANs (Generative Adversarial Networks) are a subset of unsupervised learning models that utilize two networks along with adversarial training to output "novel" data which resembles the input data. More specifically, GANs typically involve "a generative model G that captures the data distribution, and a discriminative model D that estimates the probability that a sample came from the training data rather than G [1]." Conditional GANs are a modification of the original GAN model, later proposed by Mehdi Mirza and Simon Osindero in the paper, "Conditional Generative Adversarial Nets" (2014). In a cGAN (conditional GAN), the discriminator is given data/label pairs instead of just data, and the generator is given a label in addition to the noise vector, indicating which class the image should belong to. The addition of labels forces the generator to learn multiple representations of different training data classes, allowing for the ability to explicitly control the output of the generator. When training the model, the label is usually combined with the data sample for both the generator and discriminator.

Interview: Marc Andreessen, VC and tech pioneer


Marc Andreessen should need no introduction, but I'll do one anyway. He helped code the first widely used graphical web browser, Mosaic, which as I see it makes him one of the inventors of the internet. He co-founded Netscape and various other companies. He also co-founded the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz (with Ben Horowitz), also known as A16Z, one of the country's largest VC firms. Recently he has launched a media publication called Future, where he occasionally writes his thoughts. Marc has been a sort of hero of mine ever since I was a teenager, when Netscape Navigator felt like it opened up the world. I came out to California in part to meet people like him. Now we know each other well, and he's a subscriber to my blog! The thing I always like about talking to Marc is how he combines relentless optimism with the concrete knowledge to back up that optimism -- both knowledge of specific details and a broad understanding of various schools of thought. Lots of people will tell you the future holds amazing possibilities; Marc will tell you exactly what those possibilities are, and why they're possible.

Unsupervised machine learning application in ACL


De-Sheng Chen,* Tong-Fu Wang,* Jia-Wang Zhu, Bo Zhu, Zeng-Liang Wang, Jian-Gang Cao, Cai-Hong Feng, Jun-Wei Zhao Department of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Tianjin Hospital of Tianjin University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Correspondence: Jia-Wang Zhu Department of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy, Tianjin Hospital of Tianjin University, Tianjin, People's Republic of China Email [email protected] Purpose: We aim to present an unsupervised machine learning application in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and evaluate whether supervised machine learning-derived radiomics features enable prediction of ACL rupture accurately. Patients and Methods: Sixty-eight patients were reviewed. Their demographic features were recorded, radiomics features were extracted, and the input dataset was defined as a collection of demographic features and radiomics features. The input dataset was automatically classified by the unsupervised machine learning algorithm. Then, we used a supervised machine learning algorithm to construct a radiomics model.

Most Important Skills Required For IT Professionals in AI and Machine Learning - IMC Grupo


The next digital frontier in the IT world is? The one that is your opponent in PUBG(or other interactive games), that allows you to ask Google to make calls for you, that reminds you to make your insurance paid, suggests what to purchase from your favorite eCommerce site, and suggests movies over Netflix. We are surrounded by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning applications so extensively that we don't even realize their presence. When Facebook recommends friends or groups to you, it is AI working behind the scenes. When Google listens to you and acts as per your command, it's ML and AI working.