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How AI Is Giving Marketing A Big Boost This Holiday Season

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Retailers can differentiate themselves and win over undecided shoppers. The holiday season is usually all-hands-on-deck under normal circumstances, but brands and their marketers are feeling the exhaustion and whiplash just as much as consumers this year. From lockdowns, store closures, reopenings and back to lockdowns once again, it's no surprise that the holiday shopping season has been added to the list of unprecedented events in 2020. Though it will come and go like last year, holiday shopping will most likely have no resemblance to past seasons. This will force many businesses to recalibrate their processes and reconsider fundamental strategies to keep their companies afloat.


The Next Generation Of Artificial Intelligence (Part 2)

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Deep learning pioneer Yoshua Bengio has provocative ideas about the future of AI. For the first part of this article series, see here. It has only been 8 years since the modern era of deep learning began at the 2012 ImageNet competition. Progress in the field since then has been breathtaking and relentless. If anything, this breakneck pace is only accelerating. Five years from now, the field of AI will look very different than it does today.


My failed startup: Lessons I learned by not becoming a millionaire

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Let's start with the one minute version: I was part of the EF12 London cohort in 2019, where I met my co-founder. A privacy-preserving medical-data marketplace and AI platform built around federated deep learning. The purpose of the platform would have been to allow data scientists to train deep learning models on highly sensitive healthcare data without that data ever leaving the hospitals. At the same time, thanks to a novel data monetization strategy and marketplace component, hospitals would have been empowered to make money from the data they are generating. We received pre-seed funding, valued at $1 million. Then the race for demo day began with frantic product building and non-stop business development.


Augmented Analytics Evolves to Make AI, BI Easier in 2021 - InformationWeek

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Augmented analytics is entering the mainstream in 2021, which means more enterprise organizations will be able to take advantage of its benefits to accelerate business intelligence, machine learning, and other forms of artificial intelligence in their organizations, whether that means more production projects or faster insights for decision makers. But just what is augmented analytics? But it is the idea of leveraging technologies such as machine learning and analytics to help automate the entire data management pipeline from data preparation to generating insights to assisting with building models and operationalizing them. That's crucial because data science and machine learning are complex and difficult. That's why just a few years ago so many organizations were struggling to hire "unicorn" data scientists who were experienced in three different areas: statistics, coding, and a specific business domain.


The Next Generation Of Artificial Intelligence (Part 2)

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For the first part of this article series, see here. It has only been 8 years since the modern era of deep learning began at the 2012 ImageNet competition. Progress in the field since then has been breathtaking and relentless. If anything, this breakneck pace is only accelerating. Five years from now, the field of AI will look very different than it does today. Methods that are currently considered cutting-edge will have become outdated; methods that today are nascent or on the fringes will be mainstream.


The Critical Bottleneck for AI: High-Quality Training Data

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In theory, AI has blown past our wildest dreams; in practice, Siri can't even tell us the weather. The problem? Creating high-quality datasets to train and measure our models is still incredibly difficult. We should be able to gather 20,000 labels for training a Reddit classifier in a single day, but instead, we wait 3 months and get back a training set full of spam. Surge AI is a team of ML engineers and research scientists building human-AI platforms to solve this. Four years ago, AlphaGo beat the world's Go experts, big tech was acqui-hiring every ML startup they could get their hands on, and the New York Times declared that "machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself".


Zoom meetings: You can now add live captions to your call – and they actually work

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And there's a pretty broad range of people that this will be helpful to." "It's definitely a great help for people with a hearing disability, but also for international, distributed workforces who don't speak English as their native language. And education as well: online classes could benefit from captions, on top of the Live Notes that they can go back to, to facilitate learning." The transcription is not exactly pitch perfect: some sentences don't make sense and words occasionally come up deformed.


Are big data and machine learning methods enough? Part 1

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Sir David Hand gave a brilliant plenary talk and set the stage for a great panel discussion by cautioning us to remember that thinking is required and to be aware of all the dark data out there -- the data that we don't see, but that we need to take into account. Dark Data: Why What You Don't Know Matters is his latest book (see a blog post about it; if you haven't read it, you can get a sample excerpt). The panelists included Cameron Willden, statistician at W.L. Gore, who supports engineers and scientists across many different product lines; Sam Gardner, founder of Wildstats Consulting, with more than 30 years of experience doing statistical problem solving for government and industry; and JMP's Jason Wiggins, a 20-year US Synthetic veteran with expertise in process optimization, measurement systems analysis and predictive modeling/data mining. We ran out of time before we could answer all the questions from the livestream audience, but our panelists have kindly agreed to provide answers to many of them, further sharing the wisdom from their collective experiences. The questions are grouped by topic -- there were so many, we are doing two posts.


Cross Validation Machine Learning: K-Fold

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Cross-validation is used to evaluate machine learning models on a limited data sample.It estimates the skill of a machine learning model on unseen data. The techniques creates and validates given model multiple times. We have 2–4 types of cross validation like Stratified, LOOCV, K-Fold etc. Here, we will study K-Fold technique. Let's split data 70:30, train model and test the given data-set to get accuracy.


Machine Learning Can Detect Covid-19 In Less Than Five Minutes!

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A cohort of researchers from world-renowned academic institutions such as the University of Oxford, University of Warwick, University of Montpellier and credible research labs, have invented a methodology of detecting Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) and other respiratory pathogens within mere minutes. This feat is made possible through the utilisation of image analysis and machine learning techniques, more specifically convolutional neural networks to classify microscopic viruses of respiratory diseases based on structural features unique to the viruses. It is entirely, understandable that some terms and phrases within this article might be unfamiliar to some readers, so, at some points in this article, some sections provide definitions to words and key terms used. Common types of pathogens are viruses, bacterias, fungi, prion, and parasites.