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eXtremely Boost your machine learning Exercises (Part-1)

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Exercise 5 To check model performance calculate test set classification error. Exercise 7 Use xgb.train() instead of xgboost() to add both train and test sets as a watchlist. Exercise 9 Plot how AUC and Log Loss for train and test sets was changing during training process. Exercise 10 Check how setting parameter eta to 0.01 influences the AUC and Log Loss curves.


Futurist Ray Kurzweil Isn't Worried About Technology Stealing Your Job

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In this case, Musk says he fears artificial intelligence will lead to World War III because nations will compete for A.I. Have you tried to build models for predicting politics or world events? Things that happened in the 20th century like World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the Great Depression had no effect on these very smooth trajectories for technology. We have already eliminated all jobs several times in human history.


AI is creating jobs and increasing sales, says Capgemini report

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Four out of five companies have created new jobs as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, according to new research from consulting firm Capgemini. The report Turning AI into concrete value: the successful implementers' toolkit, surveyed nearly 1,000 organisations that are implementing artificial intelligence (AI), either as a pilot or at scale. The study found that tech-savvy businesses are using AI to increase sales, facilitate customer engagement and generate business insights. The customer experience is a big focus of AI adopters: 73% think AI can increase customer satisfaction scores and 65% believe it could reduce future customer churn.


A.I. Pioneer Says Tech Monopolies Are 'Dangerous for Democracy' - Breitbart

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This "Canadian Mafia" of artificial intelligence visionaries is largely responsible for the tech industry's leap into machine learning. These are the companies that can use AI to create even better AI, embarrass China at their oldest game, police Twitter, or give your next iPhone a brain. Bengio believes that we must "create a more level playing field for people and companies," though "AI is a technology that naturally lends itself to a winner take all." Follow Nate Church @Get2Church on Twitter for the latest news in gaming and technology, and snarky opinions on both.


Antoine Blondeau's Sentient Technologies: AI For The Unknown Unknowns

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Right now, the conversion rate optimization, CRO, industry, is based on AB testing, where you test a new design against an old design. "Moments are equivalent to when a sales associate in a brick and mortar store is extremely effective at creating a sale. With our product, Aware, we are relating what happens in a brick and mortar store, giving consumers a real time set of options that make sense to the consumer and taking that online," says Blondeau. From here, Antoine was hired away to join a San Francisco based company Dejima as CEO.


Predicting Portland Home Prices

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Predicting Portland home prices allowed me to do this because I was able to incorporate various web scraping techniques, natural language processing on text, deep learning models on images, and gradient boosting into tackling the problem. The Zillow metadata contained the descriptors you would expect - square footage, neighborhood, year built, etc. Okay, now that I was confident that my image model was doing a good job, I was ready to combine the Zillow metadata, realtor description word matrix, and the image feature matrix into one matrix and then implement gradient boosting in order to predict home prices. Incorporating the images into my model immediately dropped that error by $20 K. Adding in the realtor description to that dropped it by another $10 K. Finally, adding in the Zillow metadata lowered the mean absolute error to approximately $71 K. Perhaps you are wondering how well the Zillow metadata alone would do in predicting home prices?


The insurtech trends making the greatest impact in 2017

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The insurance disruption space hasn't seen nearly as much activity as fintech, but 2017 has seen the trinity of technological trends - machine learning, AI and Big Data - cross over and fuel the motor of change within InsurTech. As well as the goal of customer retention, the digitisation of customer experience keeps operational costs down and requires little manpower, whilst having digital and cloud based technology makes insurance services better able to cope with an increasingly demanding consumer base who want access to services anywhere and at any time. "More than machine learning", Alberto explains, "we could speak of human learning - both the insurer and SPIXII learn more (and often unexpected) from the behaviours of the customers and apply changes and adjustments in order to increase KPIs". It auto generates an insurance claim, verifies it against its blockchain ledger, and pays its users if the claim is correct.


What are the Drivers of Artificial Intelligence Industry, China vs. U.S.?

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Capital investment: Based on existing data, U.S. – based AI companies have raised a total of 97.8 billion RMB (50.1% of global AI investment) compared to China-based companies that have raised 63.5 billion RMB (33.2% of global AI investment) Human capital: China has 39,200 AI specialists compared to the U.S.' 78,700. Training and retaining talent has become a critical impediment to the development of China's AI industry. Number of investment firms: The U.S. has three times the number of AI investment firms as China does. Capital investment: Based on existing data, U.S. – based AI companies have raised a total of 97.8 billion RMB (50.1% of global AI investment) compared to China-based companies that have raised 63.5 billion RMB (33.2% of global AI investment) Human capital: China has 39,200 AI specialists compared to the U.S.' 78,700.


A third of employees see Artificial Intelligence as a job creator

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One in three employees believe artificial intelligence (AI) will increase the number of jobs available in the future, with millennials especially positive, reveals CCS Insight's latest employee enterprise survey. More than half of employees expect artificial intelligence to affect their jobs within three years, with 70 percent feeling it will do so within the next decade. Microsoft Office 365 remains the most popular mobile app for work purposes, used by 39 percent of respondents. 'Our 2017 annual employee technology survey continues to measure the major technology shifts occurring in workplaces, but it also reveals some new and fascinating trends that are set to unfold over the next few years', says McQuire.


Is Machine Learning Right for Your Business? IoT For All

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The ML model an email provider might use to detect spam is the naive bayes classifier (but other applicable models exist as well). With the model sufficiently trained, they can use it to classify incoming emails as spam or not spam with high accuracy. No data, no quality data, no machine data, no coalesced data out of 19 different databases into a single data store … no machine learning. They can help you put together a complete ML solution -- from data retrieval, to data storage, to actually training the ML model -- and deliver powerful functionality to your product or company.