Three MIT alumni win 2017 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

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Three MIT alumni have been awarded The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, a graduate school fellowship for outstanding immigrants and children of immigrants in the United States. Selected from 1,775 applicants, the 2017 fellows were chosen for their potential to make significant contributions to U.S. society, culture, or their academic field. Each will receive up to $90,000 in funding to support their graduate school studies.

ml4seti SETI Institute


The SETI Institute of Mountain View is inviting all citizen data scientists and technologists to join us as collaborators in our mission to find intelligent radio signals from beyond our solar system. We are issuing a worldwide, public code challenge and accompanying hackathon for the purpose of expanding our radio-telescope signal classification tools using the latest developments available in machine- and deep-learning.

Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice


Smart home hubs are continuing to evolve, and Google just added a pretty important feature to its own hub, the Google Home.

Artificial Intelligence: A Solution to Challenging Health Care Issues [Video]


Artificial intelligence will soon augment the number of physicians and nurses to provide health care to billions of people worldwide. Health care assistants in the form of mobile apps are now taking over some tasks of nurses and physicians.

Neural Networks Tutorial - A Pathway to Deep Learning - Adventures in Machine Learning


Chances are, if you are searching for a tutorial on artificial neural networks (ANN) you already have some idea of what they are, and what they are capable of doing. But did you know that neural networks are the foundation of the new and exciting field of deep learning? Deep learning is the field of machine learning that is making many state-of-the-art advancements, from beating players at Go and Poker, to speeding up drug discovery and assisting self-driving cars. If these types of cutting edge applications excite you like they excite me, then you will be interesting in learning as much as you can about deep learning. However, that requires you to know quite a bit about how neural networks work. This tutorial article is designed to help you get up to speed in neural networks as quickly as possible.



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How AI in cars will affect the environment


Tech advancements have been making life easier for years now -- especially on the road. From apps that save driving time to smart streets that track available parking, computer programs are helping streamline transit like never before. And now, thanks to ongoing developments in machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI) is taking convenient travel one step further.

Microsoft announces Artificial Intelligence based data offerings


The next generation offerings include first relational database management system (RDBMS) with built-in Artificial Intelligence (AI), SQL Server 2017, Microsoft R Server 9.1 and neural network models, azure cognitive services and Cortana intelligence solution templates. In addition to Windows Server, the new version will also run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Enterprise Linux Server and Ubuntu," the company said in a statement. Microsoft also announced Deep Learning and Machine Learning capabilities to support the next generation of enterprise-grade AI applications for developers and businesses, to create intelligent applications that drive new efficiencies, create better products and improve customer experiences. Cortana intelligence solution templates will enable use of advanced analytics and big data to improve business processes and increase competitiveness.

[Podcast] Generating Labeled Training Data for Your ML/AI Models


If you're not already a listener of the "This Week in Machine Learning & AI" podcast, today is an opportune day to become one. Mighty AI's own Principal Data Scientist, Angie Hugeback, was show host and creator Sam Charrington's most recent guest, and the episode turned out pretty dang great if we do say so ourselves.