The rise of popular lesbian dating app Her

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When Robyn Exton first launched her dating and social networking app for lesbians and bisexual women, a lack of cash for advertising meant she'd go to nightclubs armed with bottles of spirits. This was back in 2013, and Ms Exton's low cost, but innovative, approach to marketing soon saw user numbers rise steadily, then further gaining traction thanks to positive word of mouth. Her was born from Ms Exton's frustration with existing lesbian dating websites and apps, which she didn't think were good enough. Ms Exton had an inside business knowledge of this because at the time she was working for a London-based branding agency, where her client made dating platforms.


TPOT: A Python tool for automating data science

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Despite this common claim, anyone who has worked in the field knows that designing effective machine learning systems is a tedious endeavor, and typically requires considerable experience with machine learning algorithms, expert knowledge of the problem domain, and brute force search to accomplish. Trying out--and tuning--different machine learning models is another tedious yet vitally important step of machine learning pipeline design. For example, if we're working on a harder version of the "hill" vs. "valley" signal processing problem with noise: And we apply a "tuned" random forest to the problem: We'll again find that the "tuned" random forest averages a disappointing 57.8% cross-validation accuracy. After 5 minutes of optimization, TPOT will discover a pipeline that achieves 96% cross-validation accuracy on the noisy "hill" vs. "valley" problem--better than the hand-designed pipeline we created above!


Revealed: Google AI has access to huge haul of NHS patient data

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The document – a data-sharing agreement between Google-owned artificial intelligence company DeepMind and the Royal Free NHS Trust – gives the clearest picture yet of what the company is doing and what sensitive data it now has access to. "The data-sharing agreement gives Google access to information on millions of NHS patients" DeepMind announced in February that it was working with the NHS, saying it was building an app called Streams to help hospital staff monitor patients with kidney disease. This is the first we've heard of DeepMind getting access to historical medical records, says Sam Smith, who runs health data privacy group MedConfidential. The document also reveals that DeepMind is developing a platform called Patient Rescue, which will provide data analytics services to NHS hospital trusts.


Pentagon Wants Artificial Intelligence To Defeat Enemy Networks

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That was one of the takeaways from a recent talk by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work on the Pentagon's new strategy, called the Third Offset, to double down the U.S. military's technological edge in part by investing in human-technology teaming for war fighting. "R&D is going down in the public sector, but up in the private sector," Work said on Monday during a conference sponsored by The Atlantic Council. "Most things that have to do with AI [artificial intelligence] and autonomy are happening in the private sector. "Whenever you hear the Department of Defense talking about ant-access area of denial, it's when your battlefield network collides against another one."


Bill Gates Says Artificial Intelligence Not a Threat to Humanity

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Artificial Intelligence has been widely debated by many. Bill Gates, cofounder of Microsoft, and also the richest man in the world, plays in Team B. Despite the looming threats of AI, Gates claimed that the risk of artificial intelligence becoming "super smart" is not something that is going to happen anytime soon, if it happens at all. Gates also said that you can also call artificial intelligence software as the "alter-ego software."


What's the best way to get started with GPUs? • /r/MachineLearning

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Are there any books/resources that provide a good starting place? I am looking to apply neural networks/deep learning on them. Is it necessary to understand the detailed computer architecture of GPUs or is there an abstraction layer similar to distributed computing frameworks like Spark and Hadoop? I have a good understanding of C and low-level programming.


What is Human-Centred Machine Learning

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For example, Raphael Christopher and colleagues created a system for optical recognition of musical scores where a human and machine learning algorithm collaborate to get a correct reading of the score. For example, in Raphael Christopher's Optical Music Recognition System human and computer have to work together to get the right answer. This really excited me because it shows that it doesn't have to just be the machine that learns in machine learning, the human teacher also learns from the process (Nan-Chen Chen makes a similar point). These are applied to many different types of data: musical scores, human movement, text documents and brain signals.


Recap: Videos From Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit

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Our next Healthcare focused events include the Women in Machine Intelligence & Healthcare Dinner in London on 12 Oct and the Deep Learning in Healthcare Summit in Boston on 11 & 12 May 2017.


Spark, Kafka & machine learning: 10 big data start-ups taking analytics to the next level

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Founded in 2014, the company has over 30 million in capital raised so far from investors such as LinkedIn, Index Ventures, Benchmark Capital and The Data Collective. The company was founded by the developers behind Apache Kafka, a real-time messaging and streaming big data engine. The company is focused on building a stream data platform to help companies get access to enterprise data as real-time streams. H2O can help develop models to build machine learning capabilities so that data can be parsed, ingested and modelled.


SmartAll home hub has AI and machine learning algorithms to learn your preferences ZDNet

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Silicon Valley start-up, SmartAll aims to create a smart home hub with AI that uses advanced machine learning algorithms to learn about your preferences. If you decide to have a lay in for a few minutes after the alarm goes off, the hub can notify the coffee machine to make coffee on time. It can also control lights and thermostats automatically for your convenience. For IoT hubs, the SmartAll is rather cool, offering a truly personalised IoT experience.