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Building 31 powers back up

MIT News

Professor Jonathan How from the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) describes the space as "one of the largest custom-designed, dedicated spaces for robotics research that I am aware of in academia." Building 31, officially known as the Sloan Laboratories for Aircraft and Automotive Engines, originally opened in 1928 as a single-story home for MIT's internal combustion engine research, funded by General Motors CEO Alfred P. Sloan Jr., Class of 1895. AeroAstro Professor Zoltán Spakovszky, director of the Gas Turbine Lab, which has been an anchor tenant of Building 31 since 1947, says: "The refurbished engine test cells and upgraded motor drive system for our de Laval wind tunnel and air system will greatly support our research." As students, faculty, and staff make their way back into the refurbished building over the coming weeks, excitement is high.


Top 3 free online courses for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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Artificial Intelligence deals with the understanding of machines and programming them to do tasks autonomously as well as helping them get smarter. The course will teach you the fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence with insights on search, simulated annealing, logical planning and more. The course is for those who have tried machine learning and data science but are having trouble putting the ideas down in code. You will learn about Numpy (which is fundamental computing package for Python) where you will explore complex mathematical functions that can be performed in Python.


Going Back To School

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"Very few institutes in India like ISB and IIM-B are offering courses in innovation, while courses in specialisation in data management and data analytics etc are being offered by many premier institutes such as IIM-Ranchi and IIM-Bangalore," points out Mohan Tiwari, CEO and co-founder of Students' Destination. Taking teaching out of the classroom, Enactus India encourages experiential learning through students' interaction with communities. "This is driving a large number of working professionals to take up management programmes in various specialised domains. In addition, the IIM-Calcutta offers innovative management development programmes to meet the needs of the industry.


Deep Learning: GANs and Variational Autoencoders

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I am a data scientist, big data engineer, and full stack software engineer. I have worked in online advertising and digital media as both a data scientist and big data engineer, and built various high-throughput web services around said data. I've created machine learning models to predict click-through rate, news feed recommender systems using linear regression, Bayesian Bandits, and collaborative filtering and validated the results using A/B testing. I have taught undergraduate and graduate students in data science, statistics, machine learning, algorithms, calculus, computer graphics, and physics for students attending universities such as Columbia University, NYU, Humber College, and The New School.


Robinson College Launches Fintech Lab Focused On Machine Learning and Blockchain

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Robinson's lab will provide an applied, experiential environment in which students, faculty and corporate partners can experiment with the technologies transforming financial services, insurance and real estate. In initial projects, lab users will work with stock market, real estate, insurance contract and property sales data to explore the development, deployment and implementation of financial applications on alternative platforms. Insurance and risk management lab users will apply blockchain technology to settle claims and apply machine learning techniques in quantitative risk management. Formed in 2015, the institute brings students, faculty and companies together to solve business problems through the application of analytics, statistics, computer science and big data.


Opinion Ethics and Artificial Intelligence

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Last year, my lab at Georgia Tech created Jill Watson, an A.I.-powered virtual teaching assistant designed to help answer students' questions in the discussion forum of an online class on artificial intelligence.


New program teaches data science for energy and environment research

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To comprehensively study, understand and inform policy around these complex systems, the next generation of researchers in the physical, social and biological sciences will need fluency with data analysis methods that transverse traditional academic boundaries. A new interdisciplinary curriculum will train graduate students from geosciences, economics, computer science, public policy and other programs in computational and data science techniques critical for modern science. The program will build upon successful UChicago training initiatives such as the Executive Program in Applied Data Analytics, the Computational Analysis and Public Policy curriculum at the Harris School of Public Policy and the Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. Instruction and mentorship will be provided by several UChicago research groups, including the Center for Robust Decision-Making on Climate and Energy Policy (climate and agricultural modeling), Knowledge Lab (text mining), the Energy Policy Institute at UChicago (environmental and energy economics), the Center for Data Science and Public Policy (data analytics and project management) and the Center for Spatial Data Science (spatial analysis).


Deep Learning with R - Udemy

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Deep learning refers to artificial neural networks that are composed of many layers. You will start by understanding the basics of Deep Learning and Artificial neural Networks and move on to exploring advanced ANN's and RNN's. Starting out at a basic level, users will be learning how to develop and implement Deep Learning algorithms using R in real world scenarios. Vincenzo Lomonaco is a Deep Learning PhD student at the University of Bologna.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

Daily Mail

'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm said. 'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm wrote. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes.


Girl with 3D-printed robotic hand to throw first pitch at World Series game

ZDNet

A seven-year-old Las Vegas girl will throw out the first pitch in game four of the upcoming World Series. Hailey Dawson was born with Poland syndrome and is missing three fingers on her right hand. At the time, Dawson couldn't find any companies that could fit Hailey with a robotic hand for a reasonable cost. Over more than a year, the UNLV engineering students and faculty worked to develop a variety of robotic 3-D printed hands for then-five-year-old Hailey.