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Elon Musk taunts Tesla fans with yet another Full Self-Driving button promise


Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a master at leading on his loyal electric vehicle followers -- especially when it comes to access to the car's coveted Full-Self Driving mode beta. Back in March, Musk estimated it'd be less than two weeks until all Tesla cars with the Full Self-Driving package would have an onscreen button to "download beta." Fast forward to September and Musk is once again promising the button will be on car displays by Friday. The download beta button never materialized in March. The FSD beta, as it's known, is only available to select users who are part of an early adopters group.

What's So Special About Deep Learning?


I wrote an article on "My First and Best Lessons Learned in Writing Blogs", where my third and last lesson was on Accidental Topic Scouting, in which I "accidentally" realize that I already wrote most of an article when I was writing content for another purpose -- responding to an email from a colleague. The following three paragraphs are precisely an example of this. These paragraphs are my reply to an email inquiry that I received asking what's so special about deep learning. Deep learning represents a remarkable technological convergence. Specifically, deep learning lives and thrives at the convergence of new disruptive problem-solving approaches, scientific techniques, algorithmic methods, real world applications, advanced mathematics, computational tools, computing resources, and the best minds in the computer and data sciences.

Fundamentals of Deep Learning: Designing Next-Generation Machine Intelligence Algorithms: Buduma, Nithin, Buduma, Nikhil: 9781492082187: Books


Nithin Buduma is one of the first machine learning engineers at, a start-up based out of Harvard and Stanford working to help healthcare companies leverage their massive datasets. Nikhil Buduma is the cofounder and chief scientist of Remedy, a San Francisco-based company that is building a new system for data-driven primary healthcare. At the age of 16, he managed a drug discovery laboratory at San Jose State University and developed novel low-cost screening methodologies for resource-constrained communities. By the age of 19, he was a two-time gold medalist at the International Biology Olympiad. He later attended MIT, where he focused on developing large-scale data systems to impact healthcare delivery, mental health, and medical research.

Learning Disentangled Representations with Invertible(Flow-based) Interpretation Networks


Disentangled representations can be useful in tackling many downstream tasks and help improve robustness and generalisability of models. In this post, we will look into how we can learn disentangled representations from the representations learned by arbitrary pre-trained models using flow-based generative models. Specifically, we will be looking into the Invertible Interpretation Network(IIN) proposed in the paper "A Disentangling Invertible Interpretation Network for Explaining Latent Representations" by Esser et. We will see the idea behind IIN, how they work and what their uses are. We will also take a brief look into the results achieved by the paper.

Council Post: Five Reasons Why Organic Data Is Healthy For A Data Science Model


Text data is one of the largest forms of unstructured data and is ever-growing. At Reorg, I work with large amounts of financial text data every day. One challenge of working with text data is that you need a large training data set to build robust models. You also need good, organic training data, which will be described in further detail in this article. Machine learning (ML) models are only as good as the data used to train them.

Botched Kabul drone strike latest furor involving Milley, who called the operation 'righteous'

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Former DNC national press secretary Jose Aristimuno and Urban Reform president Charles Blain weigh in on'Fox News Live.' A botched drone strike in Kabul aimed at ISIS-K terrorists, but that the Pentagon admitted on Friday instead killed an aid worker and members of his family including seven children, is the latest furor to involve Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley -- who had called the strike "righteous" but on Friday described it as a "horrible tragedy." Head of the U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. announced Friday that it is unlikely any ISIS-K members were killed in a Kabul drone strike on Aug. 29, which led to multiple civilian casualties. GENERAL SAYS IT IS UNLIKELY ISIS-K MEMBERS KILLED IN AUGUST KABUL DRONE STRIKE: 'A TRAGIC MISTAKE' "We now assess that it is unlikely that the vehicle and those who died were associated with ISIS-K or a direct threat to US forces," McKenzie said of the airstrike at a briefing, following an investigation by the military. The drone strike, which was intended to target ISIS-K operatives, resulted in the deaths of an aid worker and up to nine of his family members, including seven children.

Exploring Clustering Algorithms: Explanation and Use Cases -


Clustering (cluster analysis) is grouping objects based on similarities. Clustering can be used in many areas, including machine learning, computer graphics, pattern recognition, image analysis, information retrieval, bioinformatics, and data compression. Clusters are a tricky concept, which is why there are so many different clustering algorithms. Different cluster models are employed, and for each of these cluster models, different algorithms can be given. Clusters found by one clustering algorithm will definitely be different from clusters found by a different algorithm. Grouping an unlabelled example is called clustering. As the samples are unlabelled, clustering relies on unsupervised machine learning. If the examples are labeled, then it becomes classification. Knowledge of cluster models is fundamental if you want to understand the differences between various cluster algorithms, and in this article, we're going to explore this topic in depth.

Global Big Data Conference


The industry as a whole is beginning to realize the intimate connection between Artificial Intelligence and its less heralded, yet equally viable, knowledge foundation. The increasing prominence of knowledge graphs in almost any form of analytics--from conventional Business Intelligence solutions to data science tools--suggests this fact, as does the growing interest in Neuro-Symbolic AI. In most of these use cases, graphs are the framework for intelligently reasoning about business concepts with a comprehension exceeding that of mere machine learning. However, what many organizations still don't realize is there's an equally vital movement gaining traction around AI's knowledge base that drastically improves its statistical learning prowess, making the latter far more effectual. In these applications graphs aren't simply providing an alternative form of AI to machine learning that naturally complements it.

AI, the IoT, and Content: Ethics and Opportunity


During a recent visit to my brother's house, my sister-in-law pointed out their new Amazon Echo Dot. "It's so cute," she said, before showing me her primary use case: "Alexa, tell me a joke!" The sound of Jimmy Fallon's voice suddenly filled the room with a corny joke that made my sister-in-law laugh as she went about her day. Later that afternoon, I was in the house alone. In the time-honored tradition of sibling pranks, I decided to ask Alexa a few precisely worded and detailed queries, asking it multiple times and in multiple ways.

UiPath AI Center Use Cases: Part 1


UiPath AI Center has always surprised me with incredible out-of-the-box Machine Learning models. The AI Center doesn't just make the models easy to deploy but also enables hassle-free management while continuously improving the machine learning models. Users can simply drag and drop ML models into a workflow and begin building strong cognitive automation. The best part of using UiPath AI Center is that the developer of this process doesn't have to be a data scientist. All you have to do is go through the instructional documents and begin paving your way into the world of AI-enabled RPA.