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This Machine Learning-Focused VC Firm Just Added A Third Woman Investment Partner


Basis Set Ventures investment partners Chang Xu, Lan Xuezhao and Sheila Vashee are looking to run a ... [ ] different kind of venture capital firm. Basis Set Ventures doesn't want to be your typical venture capital firm. First, there's the fledgling VC firm's focus on a technical area that has seen some disillusionment in recent years: machine learning and artificial intelligence. Sure, AI has become something out of startup bingo, tacked on in pitches and often stretched behind meaning. Basis Set founder Lan Xuezhao is confident she and her team can figure out what's real and what's not.

All You Need to Know to get started with NumPy


Everything you need to know to get started with NumPy. The world runs on data and everyone should know how to work with it. It's hard to imagine a modern, tech-literate business that doesn't use data analysis, data science, machine learning, or artificial intelligence in some form. NumPy is at the core of all of those fields. While it's impossible to know exactly how many people are learning to analyze and work with data, it's a pretty safe assumption that tens of thousands (if not millions) of people need to understand NumPy and how to use it. Because of that, I've spent the last three months putting together what I hope is the best introductory guide to NumPy yet! If there's anything you want to see included in this tutorial, please leave a note in the comments or reach out any time! NumPy (Numerical Python) is an open-source Python library that's used in almost every field of science and engineering. NumPy users include everyone from beginning coders to experienced researchers doing state-of-the-art scientific and industrial research and development. The NumPy API is used extensively in Pandas, SciPy, Matplotlib, scikit-learn, scikit-image and most other data science and scientific Python packages.

A GUI to Recognize Handwritten Digits -- in 19 Lines of Python


Have you ever trained a machine learning model that you've wanted to share with the world? Maybe set up a simple website where you (and your users) could try putting in their own inputs and seeing the models' predictions? It's easier than you might think! In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to train a machine learning model to recognize digits using the Tensorflow library, and then create a web-based GUI to show predictions from that model. You (or your users) will be able to draw arbitrary digits into a browser, and see real-time predictions, just like below.

Weekly Digest, July 13


Data Science Fails – If It Looks Too Good To Be True… You've probably seen amazing AI news headlines such as: AI can predict earthquakes. Using just a single heartbeat, an AI achieved 100% accuracy predicting congestive heart failure. AI can diagnose covid19 in seconds from a chest scan. A new marketing model is promising to increase the response rate tenfold. It all seems too good to be true.

Amazon Adds Smarter Carts For Quicker Grocery Shopping, Here's How They Work

International Business Times

Amazon (AMZN) has introduced shopping carts that make it faster and more convenient to shop by automatically tracking the items put in the cart, enabling consumers to eliminate the checkout line. The new Dash Carts will first be featured at Amazon's Woodland Hills, California, grocery store, set to open this year. To use the Dash Carts, shoppers will need to have an Amazon account and a smartphone. Shoppers simply scan a QR code located within the Amazon app to begin loading items into the cart. The Smart Cart is fitted with computer vision algorithms and sensor fusion to recognize merchandise that is put into the cart.

Deep Learning for Business Managers: Neural Networks in R


You're looking for a complete Artificial Neural Network (ANN) course that teaches you everything you need to create a Neural Network model in R, right? You've found the right Neural Networks course! Identify the business problem which can be solved using Neural network Models. Have a clear understanding of Advanced Neural network concepts such as Gradient Descent, forward and Backward Propagation etc. Create Neural network models in R using Keras and Tensorflow libraries and analyze their results. How this course will help you?

Exploring the transformational impact of AI and advanced analytics


AI and advanced analytics can have a transformational impact on every aspect of a business, from the contact centre or supply chain to the overall business strategy. With the new challenges caused by coronavirus, companies are in a growing need of more advice, more data and visibility to minimise the business impact of the virus. However, long before the disruption caused by Covid-19, data was recognised as an essential asset in delivering improved customer service. And yet, businesses of all sizes have continued to struggle with gaining more tangible value from their vast hoards of data to improve the employee and customer experience. Data silos, creaking legacy systems and fast-paced, agile competitors have made the need to harness an organisations data to drive value of paramount importance.

When it Comes to Neural Networks, We've Only Scratched the Surface


Jeremy Fain is the CEO and co-founder of Cogntiv. With over 20 years of interactive experience across agency, publisher, and ad tech management, Jeremy led North American Accounts for Rubicon Project before founding Cognitiv. At Rubicon Project, Jeremy was in charge of global market success of over 400 media organizations and 500 demand partners through Real-Time-Bidding, new product development, as well as other revenue strategies, ensuring interactive buyers and sellers could take full advantage of automated transactions. Prior to Rubicon Project, Jeremy served as Director of Network Solutions for CBS Interactive. With oversight of a $30 million P&L, Jeremy was in charge of development, execution and management of data-driven solutions across CBS Interactive's network of branded websites, including audience targeting, private exchange, and custom audience solutions.

Emerging Job Roles for Successful AI Teams - AI Trends


Many job descriptions across organizations will require at least some use of AI in the coming years, creating opportunities for the savvy to learn about AI and advance their careers regardless of discipline. New job titles have and will emerge to help the organization execute on AI strategy. Machine learning engineers have cemented a leading role on the AI team, for example, taking first place on best jobs listed on Indeed last year, according to a recent rapport in CIO. And AI specialists were the top job in LinkedIn's 2020 Emerging Jobs report, with 74% annual growth in the last four years. This was followed by robot engineer and data scientist.