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Is Google's RankBrain About To Get A New Machine Learning Cousin?

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Known as RankBrain, the algorithm functions alongside the Hummingbird update, helping Google understand the semantic meaning behind complex user queries. Now, it's been nearly two years since RankBrain was released and we haven't seen news of any major update or any new machine learning algorithm to work in conjunction with it on the horizon--are we overdue for seeing a new machine learning RankBrain cousin? It was released stealthily in mid-2015, months before it was officially announced, to work with the Hummingbird algorithm, which recognizes the meaning and intent behind user queries rather than merely matching keywords to keywords on-page. RankBrain's intention is to help Google understand more complex user queries by reducing them down to more decipherable chunks, which is becoming increasingly important due to the rise in voice search queries (which are often long and conversational).


AI vs Statistics – Source Institute – Medium

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As an article in McKinsey Quarterly put it, "Machine learning is based on a number of earlier building blocks, starting with classical statistics." Where do statistical methods end and AI like Machine Learning (ML) begin? Machine Learning uses Data Mining techniques and other learning algorithms to build models of what is happening behind some data so that it can predict future outcomes. Artificial Intelligence has some goal to achieve by predicting how actions will affect the model of the world and chooses the actions that will best achieve that goal.


Top #M2M Brand: @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #AI #ML #DL #DX #SmartCities

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With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Join Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040), June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA for three days of intense Enterprise Cloud and'Digital Transformation' discussion and focus, including Big Data's indispensable role in IoT, Smart Grids and (IIoT) Industrial Internet of Things, Wearables and Consumer IoT, as well as (new) Digital Transformation in Vertical Markets. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech, which will incorporate machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, and blockchain into one track. The upcoming 20th International @CloudExpo @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA announces that its Call For Papers for speaking opportunities is open.


Google's AI can now lip read better than humans after watching thousands of hours of TV

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Using related techniques, these scientists were able to create a lip-reading program called LipNet that achieved 93.4 percent accuracy in tests, compared to 52.3 percent human accuracy. By comparison, DeepMind's software -- known as "Watch, Listen, Attend, and Spell" -- was tested on far more challenging footage; transcribing natural, unscripted conversations from BBC politics shows. More than 5,000 hours of footage from TV shows including Newsnight, Question Time, and the World Today, was used to train DeepMind's "Watch, Listen, Attend, and Spell" program. The videos included 118,000 difference sentences and some 17,500 unique words, compared to LipNet's test database of video of just 51 unique words.


Bill Gates: Try a career in artificial intelligence, energy or bioscience to make an impact

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We have only begun to tap into all the ways it will make people's lives more productive and creative. We realized we couldn't wait to get involved-we had to start giving back right away. You can start fighting inequity sooner, whether it is in your own community or in a country halfway around the world. Like our good friend Warren Buffett, I measure my happiness by whether people close to me are happy and love me, and by the difference I make in other people's lives.


Artificial Intelligence and Engineering European Springs & Pressings Ltd Ireland

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With the evolution of the Internet of Things and the rise of automation, artificial intelligence will play a growing part in all processes of design and manufacturing involved in a wide range of engineering industries. Behaviour-based robots are permitting an Artificial Intelligence revolution, with engineering industries becoming more organised and more able to perform at higher, optimised rates. In manufacturing, for example, this rise in automation and increase in robots with better cognitive skills will transform the industry in varied ways. They will be able to draw expert knowledge from cloud-based databases provided by the Internet of Things' connectivity.


Baidu's Deep Voice 2 text-to-speech engine can imitate hundreds of human accents

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Next time you hear a voice generated by Baidu's Deep Voice 2, you might not be able to tell whether it's human. That's leaps and bounds better than early versions of Deep Voice, which took multiple hours to learn one voice. Then, it autonomously derives unique voices from that model -- unlike voice assistants like Apple's Siri, which require that a human record thousands of hours of speech that engineers tune by hand, Deep Voice 2 doesn't require guidance or manual intervention. Google's WaveNet, a product of the company's DeepMind division, generates voices by sampling real human speech and independently creating its own sounds in a variety of voices.


Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

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The biggest hardware and software arrival since the iPad in 2010 has been Amazon's Echo voice-controlled intelligent speaker, powered by its Alexa software assistant. But just because you're not seeing amazing new consumer tech products on Amazon, in the app stores, or at the Apple Store or Best Buy, that doesn't mean the tech revolution is stuck, or stopped. They are: artificial intelligence / machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics and drones, smart homes, self-driving cars, and digital health / wearables. Google has changed its entire corporate mission to be "AI first" and, with Google Home and Google Assistant, to perform tasks via voice commands and eventually hold real, unstructured conversations.


ImportPython Weekly Newsletter Issue - 124

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Tomas is blogging an algorithm / data structure a day. As of today, the Python development and Data Science and Analytical Applications workloads are stable and ready for production use. It turns possible correlated features into a set of linearly uncorrelated ones called'Principle Components'. They are looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join their development team (who work alongside the Data Science Team) to experience exciting projects.


Latin American Herald Tribune - Google Backs AI Despite Concern It Might Dominate Man

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Experts from Google, a technology company that firmly supports the development of artificial intelligence (AI), discussed in China on Wednesday the future of the technology that fascinates and terrifies human beings simultaneously. Demis Hassabis, founder of DeepMind -- one of Google--s main AI labs --, and Jeff Dean, of Google Brain, attended the forum that was kept low-key given Google--s complicated relationship with the country, where its popular search engine is banned. At the forum held in Wuzhen, participants expressed optimism that AI, which is being promoted by firms such as Google, Apple or Chinese companies including Baidu and Tencent, will usher in unimaginable benefits. Hassabis -- who heads Google--s AI project AlphaGo -- also said it is important that the technology develops in an ethical and responsible manner.