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Climate Researchers Enlist Big Cloud Providers for Big Data Challenges

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And the shift hasn't gone unnoticed by the Big Three cloud providers. AWS and others offer subscription-based remote data storage and online tools, and researchers say they can be an affordable alternative to setting up and maintaining their own hardware. The cloud's added computing power can also make it easier for researchers to run machine-learning algorithms designed to identify patterns and extract insights from vast amounts of climate data, for instance, on ocean temperatures and rainfall patterns, as well as decades' worth of satellite imagery. "The data sets are getting larger and larger," said Werner Vogels, chief technology officer of Amazon.com Inc. "So machine learning starts to play a more important role to look for patterns in the data."


What is Artificial Intelligence?

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The term artificial intelligence (AI) refers to computing systems that perform tasks normally considered within the realm of human decision making. These software-driven systems and intelligent agents incorporate advanced data analytics and Big Data applications. AI systems leverage this knowledge repository to make decisions and take actions that approximate cognitive functions, including learning and problem solving. AI, which was introduced as an area of science in the mid 1950s, has evolved rapidly in recent years. It has become a valuable and essential tool for orchestrating digital technologies and managing business operations.


The case against investing in machine learning: Seven reasons not to and what to do instead

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The word on the street is if you don't invest in ML as a company or become an ML specialist, the industry will leave you behind. The hype has caught on at all levels, catching everyone from undergrads to VCs. Words like "revolutionary," "innovative," "disruptive," and "lucrative" are frequently used to describe ML. Allow me to share some perspective from my experiences that will hopefully temper this enthusiasm, at least a tiny bit. This essay materialized from having the same conversation several times over with interlocutors who hope ML can unlock a bright future for them. I'm here to convince you that investing in an ML department or ML specialists might not be in your best interest. That is not always true, of course, so read this with a critical eye. The names invoke a sense of extraordinary success, and for a good reason. Yet, these companies dominated their industries before Andrew Ng's launched his first ML lectures on Coursera. The difference between "good enough" and "state-of-the-art" machine learning is significant in academic publications but not in the real world. About once or twice a year, something pops into my newsfeed, informing me that someone improved the top 1 ImageNet accuracy from 86 to 87 or so. Our community enshrines state-of-the-art with almost religious significance, so this score's systematic improvement creates an impression that our field is racing towards unlocking the singularity. No-one outside of academia cares if you can distinguish between a guitar and a ukulele 1% better. Sit back and think for a minute.


Branches in Artificial Intelligence to Transform Your Businesses!

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On May 8, 2018, Google I/O was held at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. If you are wondering what Google I/O is, don't worry, I've got your back. In the Keynote, Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Alphabet Inc. (Google's parent company), shared the then-latest developments that Google had been working on. One of the projects that he spoke about was something that maybe no one saw coming; an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), soon to be on our own smartphones, that left the world in awe. The project was called'Google Duplex'. This initiative enables AI to place a phone call to a hair salon, converse just like us humans, and book a haircut appointment - and the part where your jaws drop is that all of this takes place in the background on your phone, without any intervention of yours!


10 Ways Machine Learning Can Boost Digital Marketing Effort

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Digital marketing in the modern era is first and foremost about data. With the huge amount of data available, it is increasingly common to see marketing become the top priority for many businesses because it is directly linked to increasing revenue. Businesses these days need to understand consumer behavior to optimize marketing campaigns. In this article, we'll look at how machine learning can help businesses improve and strengthen their marketing efforts. Also called statistical learning, machine learning is part of the race for useful information, which leads to rationalized decision-making.


Top 10 most innovative Artificial intelligence companies of 2020 - CLOUDit-eg

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A wind of innovation is blowing in the artificial intelligence sector. As artificial intelligence develops, its use cases diversify. Many companies are emerging and exploiting this technology in a relevant and innovative way. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are increasingly popular among companies in all industries. However, AI algorithms tend to overwork processors and GPUs.


4 Reasons Why You Should Use Google Colab for Your Next Project

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Colaboratory, or Colab for short, is a Google Research product, which allows developers to write and execute Python code through their browser. Google Colab is an excellent tool for deep learning tasks. It is a hosted Jupyter notebook that requires no setup and has an excellent free version, which gives free access to Google computing resources such as GPUs and TPUs. Since Google Colab is built on top of vanilla Jupyter Notebook, which is built on top of Python kernel, let's look at these technologies before diving into why we should and how we can use Google Colab. There are several tools used in Python interactive programming environments.


Software 2.0: The Software That Writes Itself & How Kotlin Is Ushering This New Wave

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"Neural networks represent the beginning of a fundamental shift in how we write software. The current coding paradigms nudge developers to write code using restrictive machine learning libraries that can learn, or explicitly programmed to do a specific job. But, we are witnessing a tectonic shift towards automation even in the coding department. So far, code was used to automate jobs now there is a requirement for code that can write itself adapting to various jobs. This is software 2.0 where software writes on its own and thanks to machine learning; this is now a reality. Differentiable programming especially, believes the AI team at Facebook, is key to building tools that can help build ML tools. To enable this, the team has picked Kotlin language. Kotlin was developed by JetBrains and is popular with the Android developers. Its rise in popularity is a close second to Swift. Kotlin has many similarities with Python syntax, and it was designed as a substitute for Java.


How to Use Google Cloud and GPU Build Simple Deep Learning Environment

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Google Cloud Platform provides us with a wealth of resources to support data science, deep learning, and AI projects. Now all we need to care about is how to design and train models, and the platform manages the rest tasks. In current pandemic environment, the entire process of an AI project from design, coding to deployment, can be done remotely on the Cloud Platform. IMPORTANT: If you get the following notification when you create a VM that contains GPUs. You need to increase your GPU quota.


Pinaki Laskar on LinkedIn: #ArtificialIntelligence #DataScience #MachineLearning

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What is the state of the art in #ArtificialIntelligence? The state of the art in Artificial Intelligence (SOTA AI) follows the reduction rule, SOTA AI #DataScience #MachineLearning #DeepLearning Narrow/Weak AI The SOTA AI, as specific ML/DL models, #algorithms, techniques and technologies, it is what makes today's commercially prevalent weak AI. The SOTA AI is still after building machines and software agents somehow mimicking human-like cognition and #intelligence (sense (perceiving), analysis, reasoning, understanding and response) by means of statistic learning techniques. Most present AI companies, are about some advanced data analytics, predictive modeling, or computational neural networks based on mathematics and algorithms, as some specific ML/DL techniques, algorithms, models or applications. They are outperforming humans in some very narrowly defined task, focusing on imitating, simulating some single cognitive ability, skill or competence.