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Practical Machine Learning Tutorial: Part.4 (Model Evaluation-2)

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In this part, we will elaborate on more model evaluation metrics specifically for multi-class classification problems. Learning curves will be discussed as a tool to come up with an idea of how to trade-off between bias and variance in the model parameter selection. ROC curves for all classes in a specific model will be shown to see how false and true positive rate varies through the modeling process. Finally, we will select the best model and examine its performance on blind well data(data that was not involved in any of the processes up to now). This post is the fourth part(final) of part1, part2, part3.


AI to the Rescue

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America is facing a health care crisis primarily due to its aging population. Physician shortages have come to the forefront recently, as many hospitals are overwhelmed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In truth, our looming physician shortage is a generation in the making, as baby boomer doctors retire in droves. This is all occurring as lifespans are increasing--hence, there are fewer doctors to treat more patients. Exacerbating the problem is that medical schools are not churning out medical students fast enough due to capacity constraints, and it takes 12 to 15 years to train a doctor. Today, more than half of active physicians are older than 55, and by the year 2032, the Association of American Medical Colleges projects a shortfall of 122,000 doctors in the United States.


A New Item for Your Holiday List: AI-Generated Fine Art

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Playform AI launched the limited-time exhibition this week with work from four artists, who include established names in the fine art word, new media specialists and a pseudonymous Instagram creator. The pieces range in price from about $60 to $1,500 and include wall prints, jigsaw puzzles, framed video screens and masks. The shop also features an augmented reality tool that allows prospective buyers to project artworks into their home before purchase. The startup is one of a handful of companies to venture into the AI art exhibition space as new advances in machine learning research have spawned a small but growing community of creatives, artists and technologists attempting to harness the power of AI in art. The key piece of a technology involved is a form of neural network called a generative adversarial network (GAN), which brands have already experimented with using for everything from deepfaked commercials to product design.


Top intel official warns of bias in military algorithms

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WASHINGTON — Artificial intelligence is all the rage within the military right now, with the services working to integrate machine learning algorithms …


How to Make Artificial Intelligence Less Biased « Machine Learning Times

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How could software designed to take the bias out of decision making, to be as objective as possible, produce these kinds of outcomes? After all, the purpose of artificial intelligence is to take millions of pieces of data and from them make predictions that are as error-free as possible. But as AI has become more pervasive--as companies and government agencies use AI to decide who gets loans, who needs more health care and how to deploy police officers, and more--investigators have discovered that focusing just on making the final predictions as error free as possible can mean that its errors aren't always distributed equally. Instead, its predictions can often reflect and exaggerate the effects of past discrimination and prejudice. In other words, the more AI focused on getting only the big picture right, the more it was prone to being less accurate when it came to certain segments of the population--in particular women and minorities. And the impact of this bias can be devastating on swaths of the population--for instance, denying loans to creditworthy women much more frequently than denying loans to creditworthy men.



Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS) in Python

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Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines, or MARS, is an algorithm for complex non-linear regression problems. The algorithm involves finding a set of simple linear functions that in aggregate result in the best predictive performance. In this way, MARS is a type of ensemble of simple linear functions and can achieve good performance on challenging regression problems with many input variables and complex non-linear relationships. In this tutorial, you will discover how to develop Multivariate Adaptive Regression Spline models in Python. Multivariate Adaptive Regression Splines (MARS) in Python Photo by Sei F, some rights reserved.


How to Create a Simple Neural Network in Python

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Neural networks are great at learning trends in both large and small data sets. However, data scientists have to be aware of the dangers of overfitting, which are more evident in projects where small data sets are used. Overfitting is when an algorithm is trained and modeled to fit a set of data points too closely so that it does not generalize well to new data points. Often, overfitting machine learning models have very high accuracy on the data sets they are trained on, but as a data scientist, the goal is usually to predict new data points as precisely as possible. To make sure that the model is evaluated based on how good it is to predict new data points, and not how well it is modeled to the current ones, it is common to split the datasets into one training set and one test set (and sometimes a validation set).


Concordia University coronavirus 'outbreak' attributed to more than 50 'false positives'

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Concordia University in Irvine will discontinue its use of antigen testing for asymptomatic students and employees, after more than 50 false positives prompted unwarranted concern about a possible major coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, university officials said there were six active cases -- four students and two employees -- on campus as opposed to the more than 60 infections reported two days ago. Testing in another six cases has not been confirmed, and 55 students and employees have been confirmed as negative for the virus, they said. Campus officials had canceled athletic practices and urged against out-of-state travel for Thanksgiving because of the erroneous test results, which were preliminary pending confirmation from an outside lab. The university previously had been posting only confirmed test results on its COVID-19 dashboard, but made an exception for the unconfirmed numbers because of the indication of a "potential outbreak."


🐥 Just in: Yahboom K210 Developer Kit!

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The SparkFun JetBot AI Kit is a robot platform that can be powered by your own Jetson Nano Developer Kit by NVIDIA. This SparkFun kit is based on the open-source NVIDIA JetBot! We understand that not everyone has access to multiple 3D printers on each floor, and a whole warehouse of electronics so we wanted to build a kit from ready to assemble parts to get you up and running as quickly as possible. This version of the SparkFun JetBot AI Kit is a great launchpad for creating entirely new AI projects for makers, students and enthusiasts who already own a Jetson Nano and are looking to take the next step with their machine learning platform. It's straightforward to set up and use and is compatible with many popular accessories.