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Deep learning will create more benefits than classic machine learning

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Deep learning's pre-eminence to the enterprise today is significant for two reasons. It represents the ultimate expression of machine learning's advanced capabilities and, as such, has become virtually synonymous with artificial intelligence because of its progressive learning prowess. Deep learnin...


Ask a Data Scientist: What's Machine Learning?

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For as popular as the term "machine learning" has come to be, it's surprising to me how often it's equated to robots taking over the world. Phrases like "neural nets" and "deep learning" tap into our sense of fantasy, but when we jump from new tech to robot takeover, we miss the beauty and power of...


Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world's biggest pig population

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For centuries, pig-rearing in the country was predominantly a backyard occupation. (The etymology of the Chinese character for "home" literally means "house with a pig in it.") But since the 1980s, China has swiftly modernized its pork industry to meet the demands of a newly-rich middle class. Now, ...


Resurgence of AI During 1983-2010

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Every decade seems to have its technological buzzwords: we had personal computers in 1980s; Internet and worldwide web in 1990s; smart phones and social media in 2000s; and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in this decade. However, the field of AI is 67 years old and this is the seco...


Artificial intelligence is being used to raise better pigs in China

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Provided by Quartz Pigs are seen on a family farm in Xiaoxinzhuang village, Hebei province Alibaba is best known-as China's largest e-commerce company, but it's lately made forays into artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Through a program it calls ET Brain, it's using AI to improve traffic ...


How are AI, machine learning and deep learning different?

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We are witnessing just the beginning of the artificial intelligence (AI) era. The computer program AlphaGo defeated the world's top player in the complex Chinese board game of Go for the last time in May 2017. The program had run out of human competition. Instead, its developers designed AlphaGo Ze...


Deep Speech 3: Even more end-to-end speech recognition - Baidu Research

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Accurate speech recognition systems are vital to many businesses, whether they are a virtual assistant taking commands, video reviews that understand user feedback, or improve customer service. However, today's world-class speech recognition systems can only function with user data from third party ...


Alibaba is using artificial intelligence to help raise pigs in China

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Alibaba is best known-as China's largest e-commerce company, but it's lately made forays into artificial intelligence and cloud computing. Through a program it calls ET Brain, it's using AI to improve traffic and city planning, increase airport efficiency, and diagnose illness. The company's latest...


AI is the new electricity

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Six reasons why artificial intelligence is a lot like electricity, starting with, 'You plug it in – and it works.' "AI is the new electricity," said Andrew Ng, Associate Professor of AI at Stanford University, at MIT's EmTech Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AI is the new electricity? Huh? Wa...


Congress is worried about AI bias and diversity

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While studying artificial intelligence during the 1990s for his Ph.D. at MIT, Charles Isbell broke the software some of his friends were working on. "I was breaking all of their facial recognition software because apparently all the pictures they were taking were of people with significantly less m...