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Machine Learning Lends a Hand for Automated Software Testing - The New Stack

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Now, a set of artificial intelligence-powered options like Microsoft's Security Risk Detection service and Diffblue's security scanner and test generation tools aim to make these techniques easier, faster and accessible to more developers. Microsoft Security Risk Detection (previously known as Project Springfield) takes a slightly different approach. The AI in Springfield combines two techniques; time travel debugging and constraint solving. Molnar is the researcher running the team behind Springfield; previously he helped apply the same techniques to products like Windows and Microsoft Office, finding a third of the security bugs discovered by fuzzing in the Windows 7 client.


Harri Valpola dreams of an internet of beautiful AI minds

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Valpola, 44, is founder of The Curious AI Company, a 20-person artificial intelligence startup based in Helsinki, which has just raised $3.67 million in funding – small change compared to many tech funding rounds, but an impressive sum for a company that has no products and is only interested in research. Wanting to put his theories into practice, Valpola co-founded ZenRobotics, a startup building brains for intelligent robots. At this year's Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (the leading conference in AI, better known as NIPS), he is going to present a cousin of the ladder network, punningly entitled Mean Teacher. "I've met Harri a few times, and we have similar views on AI and deep learning," says Murray Shanahan, professor of cognitive robotics at Imperial College London.


Digital Marketing Trends for 2017 - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

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Machine learning techniques apply across many of the techniques we discuss in this post including Big Data, Marketing Automation, Organic Search and Social media marketing. In our Digital Channel Essentials Toolkits within our members' area and our Digital Marketing Skills report we simplify digital marketing down to just 8 key techniques which are essential for businesses to manage today AND for individual marketers to develop skills. As defined in our question, Big Data marketing applications include market and customer insight and predictive analytics. Our social media research statistics summary shows continued growth in social media usage overall, but with reduced popularity of some social networks in some countries.


Reinforcement Learning for Predictive Analytics in Smart Cities

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The digitization of our lives cause a shift in the data production as well as in the required data management. However, the provision of analytics demands intelligent techniques for the underlying data management. Afterwards, analytics requests in the form of queries could be realized and derive the necessary knowledge for supporting intelligent applications. We discuss an intelligent process for query assignments that adopts Machine Learning (ML).


Machine Learning Will Be Able To Predict Diseases Years Before Symptoms - The Sociable

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Recent applications of machine learning with big data are able to predict diseases--such as Alzheimer's and diabetes--with incredible accuracy, years before the onset of symptoms. To assess the likelihood of a patient developing a certain condition, physicians have traditionally relied on risk calculators such as this one. Bringing together the data collected in many large-scale studies across diverse medical specialties, together with information from our medical records and other sources, doctors can accurately calculate the likelihood of suffering from a disease, a patient's possible outcome, and even figure out what the main predictors for each illness are. The CS experts have brought to the table the capacity to identify, develop, and fine-tune machine learning algorithms and techniques to predict conditions with better accuracy and speed.


Machine learning and Industrial IoT: Now and into the future

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Support vector machines (SVM), logistic regression, and artificial neural networks are commonly used supervised ML algorithms. By using multiple hidden layers, DL algorithms learn the features that need to be extracted from the input data without the need to explicitly input the features to the learning algorithm. DL has seen recent success in IIoT applications mainly because of the coming of age of technological components, such as more compute power in hardware, large repositories of labeled training data, breakthroughs in learning algorithms and network initialization, and the availability of open source software frameworks. Using transfer learning, you can start with a pre-trained neural network (most DL software frameworks provide fully trained models that you can download) and fine-tune it with data from your application.


Dynamically Expandable Neural Networks – buZZrobot

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If the network has to keep learning new data over time, it is called a continual learning problem. The simplest way to train a new model would be to train the entire model every time a new task arrives. All these layers (from the first to the last) are fixed, while just the newly added layer is optimized with the same l1 regularization to promote sparse connections. This technique is described in detail in the paper Group Sparse Regularization for Deep Neural Networks.


Classification-Based Machine Learning for Finance

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After covering the basics of classification based machine learning using logistic regression, we then move on to more advanced topics covering other classification machine learning algorithms such as Linear Discriminant Analysis, Quadratic Discriminant Analysis, Stochastic Gradient Descent classifier, Nearest Neighbors, Gaussian Naive Bayes and many more. We follow the foundations that we started in the first regression based machine learning course covering cross-validation, model validation, back test, professional Quant work flow, and much more. This course is the second of the Machine Learning for Finance and Algorithmic Trading & Investing Series. If you are looking for a course on applying machine learning to investing, the Machine Learning for Finance and Algorithmic Trading & Investing Series is for you.


Create Forecasting Models using Excel and Machine Learning.

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Finally, with the increased importance of Data Science and Machine Learning and the increasing complexity of business data, Business Analysts have taken to more sophisticated methods to do forecasting. Thus, the importance of exploring how to incorporate more sophisticated forecasting models within Excel workflows. Azure Machine Learning (or Azure ML) is a cloud predictive analytics service that makes it possible to quickly create and deploy predictive models as analytics solutions. While there are several ways of integrating ML workflows into Excel including the work of our partners such Anaconda, XLWings, Pyxll we'll focus on AzureML in this post.


Robotics, the traditional path and new approaches

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It's a rather popular thought that building a robot and programing its behavior remain two highly complicated tasks. Low level control: the final step in the pipeline consists of transforming the "plan" into low level control commands that steer the robot actuators. Let's analyze the different combinations: Integration-oriented robotics control pipeline: This combination represents the "traditional approach" in all senses. Modular robotics control pipeline: Flexible hardware with structured behaviors.