Four Use Cases of Machine Learning in Marketing

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With the increasing accessibility of AI, we are on the brink of a world where our inboxes are filled with offers we actually want, our mobile wallets instantly have coupons for nearby stores, and our connected fridge automatically orders more milk. We are on the brink of a world where our inboxes are filled with offers we actually want, our mobile wallets have coupons for nearby stores, and our connected fridge automatically orders more milk. Digital growth company Urban Airship, for example, has developed a machine learning algorithm that analyzes mobile customer behavior to help app publishers identify the most loyal users and predict those that are likely to churn. Machine learning technology can learn what content performs best -- one person images or group images, for example -- and prioritize those results.


How Artificial Intelligence Became the Darling of an Industry

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The rise of behavioral analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, or whatever the latest nomenclature is currently being promoted by vendors, has taken the security community by storm and showing no signs of stopping. The progression of the security industry towards technologies that welcome behavior analysis over static alerting is a step forward in the evolution of detection and defense. Machine learning is teaching the security industry that behavior and big data are better equipped to detect attackers then using traditional security tools. When alerting and monitoring can be tailored off past behavior it helps detect attacks that aren't using malicious tools or would have otherwise slipped through your detection.


[P] A Collection of Minimal RL Algorithms (now with advanced examples) • r/MachineLearning

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We have been working on a book covering the tutorials of code examples in the link. Now we are in the stage of finalizing the code while editing. Please let me know if we missed anything! It will be published in Korea in a month and will be translated into English (hopefully soon).


Driverless vans will now deliver groceries in London

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Autonomous delivery vehicles are making drop-offs in London as part of a trial program and study spearheaded by University of Oxford self-driving spin-off Oxbotica, as well as Ocado Technologies, a developmental division of the UK-based, online-only supermarket service. SEE ALSO: Car rental companies are nervous about driverless cars, so they're doing something about it The CargoPod runs on Oxbotica's Selenium autonomous control system, which was designed for multiple vehicle types. The UK requires that autonomous test vehicles have someone to take control if anything goes wrong, like most areas that allow autonomous trials in the United States. The team behind the project is also focused on observing how such a system might impact cities and fit into a residential neighborhood, along with how real-world customers react to a driverless vehicle pulling up to their door with their groceries.


Panasonic unveils hanger that deodorizes clothes

Daily Mail

Called Deodorant Hanger MS, the gadget is said to reduce odor intensity within 5 hours and the Japanese firm claims it works especially well to eliminate the smells of smoke, sweat and grilled meats. The system requires a power source and is equip with a unique cable that is plugged into a wall outlet, but the device also includes pack for batteries in case users are without an electrical socket. The system requires a power source and is equip with a unique cable that is plugged into a wall outlet, but the device also includes pack for batteries in case users are without an electrical socket. Called Deodorant Hanger MS, the gadget is said to reduce odor intensity within 5 hours and the Japanese firm claims it works especially well to eliminate the smells of smoke, sweat and grilled meats.


Nao robots could soon help children with autism

Daily Mail

It works by scanning children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for their facial expressions and body movements in certain scenarios. Developed by a French robotic firm, the machine will also function as a diagnostic tool by collecting data in the future. The robot works by scanning children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for their facial expressions and body movements in certain scenarios. Developed by a French robotic firm, the machine will also function as a diagnostic tool by collecting clinical data during therapy.


Ocado trials driverless delivery van in London

BBC News

"We have chosen it to work specifically in this type of environment, where bigger vehicles are not allowed," said Graeme Smith, chief executive of robotics company Oxbotica, which developed the vehicle. The CargoPod trial was part of a broader £8m research project into driverless technology, using the Greenwich area as a test location. Chief executive Paul Clark said driverless delivery was "a natural stage in the progression of our transport technologies". While Amazon is developing a drone delivery service, Ocado had no immediate plans to follow suit, Mr Clark said.


Building AI: 3 theorems you need to know – DXC Blogs

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As I mentioned in my first post, the process of creating AI requires knowledge about various machine learning methods and a deep understanding of how they work and what their advantages and disadvantages are. This inductive bias determines the type of data an algorithm will work with effectively and the type it will struggle with. If the equations of the model truly reflect the data (for example, a linear model applied to data generated by a linear process), then any fit will be a correct fit for test data. Any learning algorithm must also be a good model of the data; if it learns one type of data effectively, it will necessarily be a poor model -- and a poor student – of some other types of data.


Introducing Penny, an Interactive Tool for Exploring the World of...

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Since I spend my days at DigitalGlobe working to bring cutting-edge analytics to our GBDX platform, I naturally wondered if we could apply machine learning to our satellite imagery to explore this idea. Penny is an implementation of ResNet-50, a deep convolutional neural network, trained on DigitalGlobe high-resolution satellite imagery and census block data. Penny has learned to associate patterns it sees in our imagery with human patterns of wealth in two cities, St. Louis and New York City. It is a tool for exploring our world through a new lens by combining the power of DigitalGlobe's imagery and the GBDX platform to understand patterns of human activity from space and solve problems more quickly and efficiently than traditional methods.


Cross-Fitting Double Machine Learning estimator

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In a late post I talked about inference after model selection showing that a simple double selection procedure is enough to solve the problem. In this post I'm going to talk about a generalization of the double selection for any Machine Learning (ML) method described by Chernozhukov et al. (2016) as Double Machine Learning (DML): However, in this case the procedure above will leave a term on the asymptotic distribution of that will cause bias. The simulation will estimate the simple OLS using only to explain, the naive DML without sample splitting and the Cross-fitting DML.