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The big companies developing them show no interest in fixing the problem.


Peering into Neural Networks - insideBIGDATA

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Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing large sets of training data, are responsible for today's best-performing artificial intelligence systems, from speech recognition systems, to automatic translators, to self-driving cars. Where the previous paper reported the analysis of one type of neural network trained to perform one task, the new paper reports the analysis of four types of neural networks trained to perform more than 20 tasks, including recognizing scenes and objects, colorizing grey images, and solving puzzles. In both the new paper and the earlier one, the MIT researchers doctored neural networks trained to perform computer vision tasks so that they disclosed the strength with which individual nodes fired in response to different input images. Typically, lower layers of a neural network would fire in response to simpler visual properties -- such as colors and textures -- and higher layers would fire in response to more complex properties.


Why AI needs a human touch

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For example, many mid-sized and large companies already use AI in the hiring process to source candidates via technologies that search databases like LinkedIn. These sourcing methods typically use algorithms based on current staff and will, therefore, only identify people who look a lot like the current employees. As these AI sourcing methods become pervasive, HR and talent acquisition professionals wonder what this means for the industry and for their jobs. Where AI algorithms encourage sameness and disqualify huge swaths of potentially qualified candidates simply because they don't look like current employees, humans can identify the gaps in capabilities and personality and use that insight to promote more innovative hiring.


75 Big Data terms everyone should know - Dataconomy

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Just to give you a quick recap, I covered the following terms in my first article: Algorithm, Analytics, Descriptive analytics, Prescriptive analytics, Predictive analytics, Batch processing, Cassandra, Cloud computing, Cluster computing, Dark Data, Data Lake, Data mining, Data Scientist, Distributed file system, ETL, Hadoop, In-memory computing, IOT, Machine learning, Mapreduce, NoSQL, R, Spark, Stream processing, Structured Vs. Now let's get on with 50 more big data terms. Apache Mahout: Mahout provides a library of pre-made algorithms for machine learning and data mining and also an environment to create more algorithms. All these provide quick and interactive SQL like interactions with Apache Hadoop data. It is about making sense of our web surfing patterns, social media interactions, our ecommerce actions (shopping carts etc.)


4 ways AI will transform the field service industry

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IoT promises that field-service reps will be able to talk to machines to quickly identify issues; AI promises to make reps aware of problems before they even appear. AI will use image recognition to streamline the service process, whether that's break-fix, preventative maintenance, or installations. As field service is closely involved in fixing or replacing parts at the customer's home or office, image recognition has huge potential to increase the field rep's accuracy throughout the asset service lifecycle. This disparate information -- weather, traffic, skillsets, customer needs -- will, when crunched by AI, improve field-service scheduling.


Why AI needs a human touch VentureBeat AI

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For example, many mid- to large-size companies use AI in hiring today to source candidates using technologies that search databases like LinkedIn. These sourcing methods typically use algorithms based on current staff and will, therefore, only identify people who look a lot like the current employees. As these AI sourcing methods become pervasive, HR and talent acquisition professionals wonder what this means for the industry and for their jobs. Where AI algorithms encourage sameness and disqualify huge swaths of potentially qualified candidates simply because they don't look like current employees, humans can identify the gaps in capabilities and personality and use that to promote more innovative hiring.


Saving Face: Investment in Recognition Tech Heats Up in China

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SHANGHAI--A Chinese startup that sells facial recognition systems to police forces secured venture-capital funding that values it at more than $1.5 billion, underscoring the sector's emergence as one of technology's hottest areas of interest. Beijing-based SenseTime Co., which provides surveillance systems using facial recognition to Chinese law enforcement agencies, said Tuesday it raised $410 million in new funding from investors, lifting it to so-called unicorn status with a value of more than $1 billion. Using artificial intelligence, facial recognition systems from SenseTime and others can identify people in a crowd by matching their faces against those on file in image databases. SenseTime investors include Chinese private-equity fund CDH Investments and Sailing Capital, a VC fund linked to the Shanghai government.


A 101 on Natural Language Processing in Business Centric Digital

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Benchmarked by industry forerunners and expanding explosively by its own methodology, the best customer experiences in natural language processing (NLP) are found through continued and correct application: a surprisingly difficult task, given the subtleties of human expression. The first companies to address this digital mass – Google, Yahoo, eBay – built broad-based search engines to identify and isolate monetizable elements of this new medium, and to provide a clear map of what was worth seeing and experiencing on the web, based on each search engine's proprietary means of scoring content relevance. Machine learning addresses the question of data relevancy with natural language processing (NLP). The route to replicating the best customer experiences in NLP, as already benchmarked by industry forerunners, lies in continued and correct application.


Machine Learning – A Buzzword in The Tech World!

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Using algorithms that iteratively learn from data, machine learning allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed where to look. Banks and other businesses in the financial industry use machine learning technology for two key purposes: to identify important insights in data, and prevent fraud. Analyzing data to identify patterns and trends is key to the transportation industry, which relies on making routes more efficient and predicting potential problems to increase profitability. The data analysis and modelling aspects of machine learning are important tools to delivery companies, public transportation and other transportation organizations.


UEBA: Finding cybersecurity 'normal' with data science & machine learning

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UEBA uses machine learning and data science to gain an understanding of how Users (humans) and Entities (machines) within an environment typically behave. Then, by looking for risky, anomalous activity that deviates from normal behaviour, UEBA helps identify cyber threats. BS: All of the biggest data breaches, judged either by number of records breached or the importance of the data stolen, have involved attackers leveraging stolen user credentials to gain access. Businesses need UEBA because their existing threat detection tools are unable to detect hackers that are leveraging stolen, but valid, user credentials.