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Nvidia AI turns sketches into photorealistic landscapes in seconds

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Today at Nvidia GTC 2019, the company unveiled a stunning image creator. Using generative adversarial networks, users of the software are with just a few clicks able to sketch images that are nearly photorealistic. The software will instantly turn a couple of lines into a gorgeous mountaintop sunset. This is MS Paint for the AI age. Called GauGAN, the software is just a demonstration of what's possible with Nvidia's neural network platforms.


Unicorns, Reproducibility, and other Machine Learning Myths ActiveState

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But if you judge a fish by Its ability to climb a tree, it will live Its whole life believing that it is stupid." While commonly attributed to Einstein the above quote is likely apocryphal. Nonetheless, it's instructive in pointing out that fact that, despite obvious misalignment, we in the tech industry often persevere in trying to make square pegs fit into round holes. Recently, nowhere is this more endemic than in Machine Learning initiatives. Two of the most common "fish climbing a tree" scenarios include "data science unicorns" and "data-driven hypotheses."


PCA and SVD explained with numpy

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How exactly are principal component analysis and singular value decomposition related and how to implement using numpy. Principal component analysis (PCA) and singular value decomposition (SVD) are commonly used dimensionality reduction approaches in exploratory data analysis (EDA) and Machine Learning. They are both classical linear dimensionality reduction methods that attempt to find linear combinations of features in the original high dimensional data matrix to construct meaningful representation of the dataset. They are preferred by different fields when it comes to reducing the dimensionality: PCA are often used by biologists to analyze and visualize the source variances in datasets from population genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics and microbiome. Meanwhile, SVD, particularly its reduced version truncated SVD, is more popular in the field of natural language processing to achieve a representation of the gigantic while sparse word frequency matrices.


The most important AI projects from Google AndroidPIT

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Success at games helps develop more powerful AI that can be used directly in more practical applications in the real world. DeepMind's AI agents also assist in medical research, are involved in diagnosis of diseases and the organization of patient records. With regard to the latter, DeepMind has taken some heat for data protection issues related to patients during its work with the UK's National Health Service. After being criticized for this, the company has emphasized its commitment to ethical and socially beneficial uses of AI, founding the DeepMind Ethics & Society group dedicated to directing the use of AI in a socially responsible manner. DeepMind has also contributed to subtle conveniences on your smartphone.


See the robot head that might interview you for your next job

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According to a recent TNG survey, 73 percent of job seekers in Sweden believe they've been discriminated against during the job application process. By replacing the human recruiter with Tengai, TNG and Furhat believe they can make the screening process more fair while still providing a "human" touch. "I was quite sceptical at first before meeting Tengai, but after the meeting I was absolutely struck," healthcare recruiter Petra Elisson, who has been involved in the testing, told the BBC. "At first I really, really felt it was a robot, but when going more deeply into the interview I totally forgot that she's not human." As for ensuring that Tengai doesn't reflect the biases of its creators and training data -- a problem that has cropped up with other AIs -- Furhat's chief scientist, Gabriel Skantze, told the BBC the company is making it a point to conduct test interviews with a diverse mix of recruiters and volunteers before Tengai is ever in the position to actually decide an applicant's employment fate.


AstraZeneca places digital tech at core of blueprint for growth

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AstraZeneca is mounting a big push into digital technologies, which includes hiring a former Nasa artificial intelligence expert, as it seeks to accelerate drug discovery and show the value of its medicines in an increasingly tough pricing environment. The approach was mapped out at a meeting of about 200 senior leaders at its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, late last month. It forms part of a blueprint for future growth that its chief executive, Pascal Soriot, has internally dubbed "AZ2025". The pharma industry is facing unprecedented levels of scrutiny over its pricing, particularly in the US. At the same time, the emergence of highly expensive potential cures for diseases such as cancer has put more pressure on drug companies to show their prices represent value for money.


Can you tell a real face from an AI fake?

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As with their class, Bergstrom and West seek to address--and help people navigate--the increasing amount of misinformation and deception they see online.


Why are marketers kidding themselves that AI is about more than sales?

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Potential applications of machine learning are very broad indeed. But, although AI conjures up images of robot butlers and promises big changes to customer experience, marketing teams who are already making use of AI-powered tech are doing so to sell. Machine learning refers to statistical approaches to train models which incrementally improve the output of a system. This sort of predictive modelling is used to increase the likelihood that a customer will take a particular action – this could be opening an email, clicking an ad or viewing a recommended product. Marketers are therefore mostly using machine learning in their push for personalisation – fuelled by a desire to improve sales.


5 Digital Marketing Trends that You Need to Learn and Implement in 2019 - Citrus.ph

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With each new year, arrive the brand-new plans that are targeted to improve your business than it was compared to your previous business years. From achieving new heights to making new success records each are planned accordingly. You also try to keep an eye on the mistakes that you had faced unfortunately in the early years. But with the coming year, some activities that used to seem legit, turn into mistakes if performed in the new year. Yes, it works this way.


Ruskin Bond talks about risks possessed by Artificial Intelligence

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Famous writer Ruskin Bond Sunday said technology associated with "Artificial Intelligence" (AI) is a bit "frightening", as some people will be able to control a large population of the world through the innovation. Bond, while participating in the Indore Literature Festival, told PTI, "AI technology is a bit frightening now. There is a danger that some people will be able to control a large population of the world through this technology. We need to be careful so that this technology cannot take over our complete command". The Indian writer of British descent, famously known as "Indian William Wordsworth", however, said AI technology is in its early stage now, so, it is to be seen that how this technique is developed in future". Asked about the effects of AI techniques on human creativity, Bond said, "If any mechanical technology starts to create something for you, then hardly any possibility is left for human creativity.