Jun-18-2017


Google bets AI and human oversight will curb online extremism

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To start, it's pouring more energy into machine learning research that could improve its ability to automatically flag and remove terrorist videos while keeping innocently-posted clips (say, news reports) online. It's also expanding its counter-radicalization system, which shows anti-extremist ads to would-be terrorist recruits. Google plans to "greatly increase" the number of humans in its YouTube Trusted Flagger program, improving the chances that it'll catch terrorist material. Google wants to tackle those YouTube videos that are borderline, too -- if it spots videos with "inflammatory" religious or supremacist material, it'll put those clips behind a warning and prevent them from getting ad revenue, comments or viewing recommendations.


Google bets AI and human oversight will curb online extremism

#artificialintelligence

To start, it's pouring more energy into machine learning research that could improve its ability to automatically flag and remove terrorist videos while keeping innocently-posted clips (say, news reports) online. It's also expanding its counter-radicalization system, which shows anti-extremist ads to would-be terrorist recruits. Google plans to "greatly increase" the number of humans in its YouTube Trusted Flagger program, improving the chances that it'll catch terrorist material. Google wants to tackle those YouTube videos that are borderline, too -- if it spots videos with "inflammatory" religious or supremacist material, it'll put those clips behind a warning and prevent them from getting ad revenue, comments or viewing recommendations.


How Machine Learning Can Improve Healthcare, Medicine And Human Well-Being

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This enables accurate accurate and real-time decision making, improving overall efficiency and reducing costs. Following criticism in 2016, DeepMind is building a blockchain distributed ledger system to monitor patient data and allow healthcare professionals to ensure records are kept securely. By applying machine learning in healthcare to the challenge of patient diagnosis, the digital health start-up believes it can efficiently identify health risks. 'In healthcare, machine learning could help provide more accurate diagnoses and more effective healthcare services, through advanced analysis that improves decision-making', according to a report on AI by The Royal Society.


What does a world with 36% unemployment look like? A video game called 'Detroit: Become Human'

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And while many minds are pondering what comes next, one such mind made a video game about it. Detroit: Become Human is the latest release from visionary game developer David Cage, known for making games that are far more story-driven and impactful than almost anything else on the shelf, such as Beyond: Two Souls or Heavy Rain. His studio, Quantic Dream, has a new project that appears like Blade Runner on the surface--a group of androids develop feelings and set out to earn their place in the world. What happens when humans make machines that start demanding their own humanity?


Keeping Our Human Edge In A Machine-Dominated World - Forbes Middle East

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As computers control more and more everyday objects, our own inventiveness is increasingly being replaced by electronic intelligence. An interesting question is what role our irrational side will play in the future: Is it simply a useless remnant of prehistoric times, or rather something which will determine our unique value? Humans make many illogical decisions every day. We will still need to reach for the screwdriver and, against the intention of the manufacturer, open things up and discover what lies within.


AI Apps All Set To Be The Game-Changers For Various Industries

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With such extensive benefits, AI serves as a dependable technology for enterprises across industries. Healthcare Artificial Intelligence is set to improve the quality of life by setting new standards for the healthcare industry. Manufacturing The manufacturing sector was amongst the first to embrace the concept of Artificial Intelligence in the form of process automation. Predictive data analysis makes it easier to identify upcoming issues and resolve them effectively so that the process downtime is reduced to the minimum.


Weather system revamp hopes to bring sunshine to US economy

Guardian Energy

The legislation empowers the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to boost its ability to predict major weather-related events, such as hurricanes, droughts, floods and wildfires. Using faster, more powerful computers and more detailed data of weather patterns could increase the accuracy, Seitter says. Businesses have been able to access accurate, customizable weather forecasting online only in the last decade or so, says Bill Gail, chief technology officer at private forecaster Global Weather Corporation. Xcel Energy, who uses Gail's firm to anticipate wind energy production, improved its wind forecasting accuracy by nearly 35% from 2009 to 2015.


Google bets AI and human oversight will curb online extremism

Engadget

Google is under a lot of pressure to stamp out extremists' online presences, and it's responding to that heat today. To start, it's pouring more energy into machine learning research that could improve its ability to automatically flag and remove terrorist videos while keeping innocently-posted clips (say, news reports) online. Google plans to "greatly increase" the number of humans in its YouTube Trusted Flagger program, improving the chances that it'll catch terrorist material. To some extent, the plans are an extension of Google's ongoing efforts, such as its plan to pull ads from extremist videos.


[P] python-recsys (SVD) with implicit feedback rather than ratings (recommender systems). • r/MachineLearning

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You can still do 0/1 (2 score) rating with recommender systems, though if you have extra information (confidence) that can help. This 0/1 setup is really similar to "click through prediction", or CTR as well which is a huge field (and again, $$$ related) - check out some code that is awesome (I didn't write it, but learned a ton from it), also see the discussion in the old Kaggle competition I link to in that gist. Usually recommender systems are custom designed for the task at hand, and two big issues are how to choose a meaningful loss (where better loss better recommendation more $$), and how to handle or impute unknown or noisy information. Incorporating side information (such as click information, reviews, or other things) can help with this, but it is a tricky problem that most businesses don't talk about (again, because it often translates to real money).


The steps in the machine learning workflow

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Each problem is unique, so it can be challenging to manage raw data, identify the right data to include in the model, train multiple types of models, and perform model assessments. Machine learning uses algorithms that learn from data to help make better decisions; however,it is not always obvious what the best machine learning algorithm is going to be for a particular problem. Examples of machine learning techniques include clustering, where objects are grouped into bins with similar traits; regression, where relationships among variables are estimated; and classification, where a trained model is used to predict a categorical response. Figure 1: Examples of machine learning include clustering, where objects are grouped into bins with similar traits, and regression, where relationships among variables are estimated.