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Top 10 Boot Camps to Learn Machine Learning in 2021

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Machine learning technology can autonomously identify malignant tumors, pilot Teslas, and subtitle videos in real-time. The term "autonomous" is tricky here because machine learning still requires a lot of human ingenuity to get these jobs done. It works like this: An algorithm scans a massive dataset. Engineers don't tell it exactly what to look for in this initial dataset, which could consist of images, audio clips, emails, and more. Instead, the algorithm conducts a freeform analysis.


10 Best Machine Learning Online Courses & Certifications You Must Know in 2021

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The machine learning field is quite interesting and is constantly evolving. In the modern world, you will find its application in every aspect of your lives starting from Facebook feed to Google Maps for navigation and so on. It is a subfield of artificial intelligence and involves learning computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience. Its demand is gradually rising because it can make high-value predictions to guide better decisions and smart actions in real-time without human intervention. So, to benefit our readers, we have created a comprehensive list of the best online machine learning courses and certifications from the leading educational platforms and renowned universities.


Data will control the twenty-first century.

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Data will control the twenty-first century. Every company, big or small, is attempting to use data to their advantage. Data-driven insights could aid businesses in transforming and targeting new markets, addressing customer pain points, increasing revenue, and more. As a result, a growing number of companies are concentrating on data collecting, interpretation, and application. of India sees significant digitisation of its industries and services, making it the second-largest data science hub. Analysts estimate that by 2026, the country will have around 11 million job openings.


An Algorithm for Generating Gap-Fill Multiple Choice Questions of an Expert System

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

This research is aimed to propose an artificial intelligence algorithm comprising an ontology-based design, text mining, and natural language processing for automatically generating gap-fill multiple choice questions (MCQs). The simulation of this research demonstrated an application of the algorithm in generating gap-fill MCQs about software testing. The simulation results revealed that by using 103 online documents as inputs, the algorithm could automatically produce more than 16 thousand valid gap-fill MCQs covering a variety of topics in the software testing domain. Finally, in the discussion section of this paper we suggest how the proposed algorithm should be applied to produce gap-fill MCQs being collected in a question pool used by a knowledge expert system.


Online Learning of Independent Cascade Models with Node-level Feedback

arXiv.org Machine Learning

We propose a detailed analysis of the online-learning problem for Independent Cascade (IC) models under node-level feedback. These models have widespread applications in modern social networks. Existing works for IC models have only shed light on edge-level feedback models, where the agent knows the explicit outcome of every observed edge. Little is known about node-level feedback models, where only combined outcomes for sets of edges are observed; in other words, the realization of each edge is censored. This censored information, together with the nonlinear form of the aggregated influence probability, make both parameter estimation and algorithm design challenging. We establish the first confidence-region result under this setting. We also develop an online algorithm achieving a cumulative regret of $\mathcal{O}( \sqrt{T})$, matching the theoretical regret bound for IC models with edge-level feedback.


Georgia Tech Will Help Bring Critical Advancements to Online Learning as Part of Multimillion Dollar NSF Grant

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Georgia Tech is a major partner in a new National Science Foundation (NSF) Artificial Intelligence Research Institute focused on adult learning in online education, it was announced today. Led by the Georgia Research Alliance, the National AI Institute for Adult Learning in Online Education (ALOE) is one of 11 new NSF institutes created as part of an investment totaling $220 million. The ALOE Institute will develop new AI theories and techniques for enhancing the quality of online education for lifelong learning and workforce development. According to some projections, about 100 million American workers will need to be reskilled or upskilled over the next decade. With the increase of AI and automation, said Co-Principal Investigator and Georgia Tech lead Professor Ashok Goel, many jobs will be redefined. "There will be some loss of jobs, but mostly we will see individuals needing to learn a new skill to get a new job or to advance their career," said Goel, a professor of computer science and human-centered computing in Georgia Tech's School of Interactive Computing (IC) and the chief scientist with the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U).


AI for Good: This deeptech startup makes content accessible to millions of people with special learning needs

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Entrepreneur Mousumi Kapoor checks many boxes. After spending nearly two decades in data and analytics roles at organisations in the US and India, Mousumi wants to check one more box -- AI for Good. 'AI for Good' is a large global movement fostered by the United Nations. It involves using Artificial Intelligence and other deeptech to solve the most urgent challenges facing humanity. Mousumi's startup Continual Engine is an extension of that vision.


Combining Online Learning and Offline Learning for Contextual Bandits with Deficient Support

arXiv.org Machine Learning

We address policy learning with logged data in contextual bandits. Current offline-policy learning algorithms are mostly based on inverse propensity score (IPS) weighting requiring the logging policy to have \emph{full support} i.e. a non-zero probability for any context/action of the evaluation policy. However, many real-world systems do not guarantee such logging policies, especially when the action space is large and many actions have poor or missing rewards. With such \emph{support deficiency}, the offline learning fails to find optimal policies. We propose a novel approach that uses a hybrid of offline learning with online exploration. The online exploration is used to explore unsupported actions in the logged data whilst offline learning is used to exploit supported actions from the logged data avoiding unnecessary explorations. Our approach determines an optimal policy with theoretical guarantees using the minimal number of online explorations. We demonstrate our algorithms' effectiveness empirically on a diverse collection of datasets.


The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021

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The Software Report is pleased to announce The Top 100 Software Companies of 2021. This year's awardee list is comprised of a wide range of companies from the most well-known such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Salesforce to the relatively newer but rapidly growing - Qualtrics, Atlassian, and Asana. A good number of awardees may be new names to some but that should be no surprise given software has always been an industry of startups that seemingly came out of nowhere to create and dominate a new space. Software has become the backbone of our economy. From large enterprises to small businesses, most all rely on software whether for accounting, marketing, sales, supply chain, or a myriad of other functions. Software has become the dominant industry of our time and as such, we place a significance on highlighting the best companies leading the industry forward. The following awardees were nominated and selected based on a thorough evaluation process. Among the key criteria considered were ...


The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.