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Using Tensorflow and Pytorch in Pycharm on Windows 10

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Pytorch installation on Windows is a pain and Tensorflow isn't available on Python 2.7 for windows which ensues in a nice segue to the solution… You can use this blog post either as a reference guide to reinstall your bash and expiate changing permissions for ssh host keys and messing with chmod on the command line like I did,or as a starting point to put aside dogma and try something new and interesting. Going on a wild goose chase to reinstall modules or packages and restore everything by making a myriad of setting changes, gets me super nettled. It's cumbersome and tedious, so to save my time and sanity, lest it should happen in the future again, I've gathered a cornucopia of commands and install guidelines to ensure a clean and successful workspace for Machine Learning and Deep Learning code. A good IDE is conducive to efficient and effective coding practices. One of the best IDE for all things Python related, that I have come across, is Pycharm.


Why Amazon, Nvidia And Microsoft Are Among America's Best Corporate Citizens

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Nvidia, which will chip in $30,000 toward your student loans, tops the Just 100 list on worker treatment. Since there's not an endless supply of workers versed in artificial intelligence, Nvidia pulls out all the stops to attract and keep the cream of the crop. When a worker was displaced by the California wildfires, the chipmaker's emergency response team snapped into action, offering a $5,000 stipend to cover a hotel stay and to replace belongings. Nearly two thirds of employees have visited Nvidia's nearby health clinic, where appointments for new glasses or physical therapy can be scheduled with as little as 15 minutes notice and a free Lyft ride waits to shuttle you. Free genetic testing (sticker price: $7,000) has led 85 employees to discover a hereditary risk for cancer; four have begun treatment.


Platform Wars (Part I): Google AI IoT For All

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Several weeks ago, Jefferies' analyst James Kisner published a scathing report, shedding light onto the shortcomings of IBM Watson. Kisner focused on the $60 million disastrous Watson project for MD Anderson, and highlighted how much IBM is lagging behind Amazon and Apple. As John Mannes pointed out on TechCrunch, "things would look much worse if Google, Microsoft and Facebook were added to this table." He also eloquently summarized the common pitfall in our approach to AI: "Reality is that AI isn't an amorphous black hole that sucks in unstructured data to produce insights. A solid data pipeline and a domain-specific understanding of the AI business problem at hand is table minimum."


Microsoft Gives Productivity Tools More AI Chops Emerging Tech

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced new artificial intelligence features and functionality for several of its flagship products and services, including Office 365, Cortana and Bing, at an event in San Francisco. Building on the progress the company has made in integrating AI over the past year, the new enhancements are designed to help users perform increasingly complex and complicated tasks. "AI has come a long way in the ability to find information, but making sense of that information is the real challenge," said Kristina Behr, a partner design and planning program manager with Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research group. One of the advances, machine reading comprehension, will improve an AI-based system's understanding of context -- for example, recognizing that one's cousin is a family member. Bing users will get more personalized answers, Microsoft said, such as restaurant recommendations based on travel destinations, or a greater variety of answers to offer different perspectives on a topic.


Impressive Technologies Driving the Artificial Intelligence - insideBIGDATA

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Extreme automation and global connectivity are the needs of the hour and therefore artificial intelligence (AI) is imperative. AI is an amalgamation of several technologies that enable smart machines to perform human-like tasks by sensing, understanding, acting, and learning, thereby making life much simpler. The technologies constituting AI include machine learning, natural language processing, speech recognition, image processing, intelligent agents, and chatbots. AI has transformed the way businesses run, compete, and thrive today. It improves productivity, greatly helps reduce errors, allows to perform difficult and laborious tasks, and increases customer satisfaction.


Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence to Office 365 and Bing NewsFactor Network

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The company unveiled some of those latest capabilities yesterday during an event in San Francisco. They include a preview version of Insights, a new service that automatically identifies trends and patterns in Excel spreadsheets, along with new intelligent search features for Bing. Yesterday, Microsoft also announced a partnership with the news aggregation and social media site Reddit that will provide Bing searches with relevant results from Reddit conversations and communities. Those results will include content from Reddit's AMA, for "Ask Me Anything," conversations with well-known figures from a wide variety of industries and walks of life. All the AI-powered enhancements Microsoft has been rolling out recently are aimed at providing users with "richer, more useful information," the company said.


Artificial Intelligence - Getting Started with Microsoft AI

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Software developers are quickly adopting Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, such as natural language understanding, sentiment analysis, speech recognition, image understanding and machine learning (ML). Across a broad range of industries and sectors, AI-infused software applications and cloud services drive innovative customer experiences, augment human capabilities and transform how we live, work and play. New tools, cloud-hosted APIs and platforms make it even easier to build such applications. Modern AI applications live at the intersection of cloud computing, data platforms and AI tools. The cloud provides a powerful foundation for elastic compute and storage, while supporting special-purpose hardware such as graphics processing units (GPUs) that accelerate demanding calculations.


Microsoft has set up an internal AI University to try and get around the skills shortage

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Microsoft has set up an internal "AI University" in a bid to help it overcome the skills shortage in the booming field of artificial intelligence (AI). Chris Bishop, the director of a Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge, UK, told Business Insider that the Microsoft AI University is one of several schemes Microsoft has implemented to address the lack of talent in the field of AI, where there's fierce competition between tech firms to hire the best people. "We have a thing called AI University, which is an internal education programme so that people who are incredibly smart and capable but trained in a different domain can quickly learn about machine learning both in a foundational sense but also in a practical sense of how to use it," said Bishop. When it comes to AI talent, Microsoft is competing with the likes of Amazon and Apple, who also have research offices in Cambridge, as well as DeepMind (owned by Google), Facebook, Twitter, and many others. Chris Bishop is the head of a Microsoft Research lab in Cambridge.Microsoft The global battle for talent is raging because of the potential AI breakthroughs that bright minds stand to make in the next few years thanks to recent advances in computation power and the availability of vast data sets.


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Microsoft today announced a partnership with Reddit to surface the social news site's content high up in Bing search results, so that searching for specific Reddit communities, pages, and info will spit back information gleaned from subreddits, AMAs, and other threads in a dedicated section. The news, part of a suite of new artificial intelligence-powered features underlying Bing's search function, works by way of what Microsoft calls intelligent search. The company says intelligent search uses natural language processing to pair Reddit content with the appropriate search terms. The Reddit integration works in three ways. First, by typing in the name of a subreddit on Bing, you'll get a live snapchat of that subreddit's top threads displayed in the search results with links to the individual pages.


Microsoft is making subreddits more searchable with Bing

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Microsoft today announced a partnership with Reddit to surface the social news site's content high up in Bing search results, so that searching for specific Reddit communities, pages, and info will spit back information gleaned from subreddits, AMAs, and other threads in a dedicated section. The news, part of a suite of new artificial intelligence-powered features underlying Bing's search function, works by way of what Microsoft calls intelligent search. The company says intelligent search uses natural language processing to pair Reddit content with the appropriate search terms. The Reddit integration works in three ways. First, by typing in the name of a subreddit on Bing, you'll get a live snapchat of that subreddit's top threads displayed in the search results with links to the individual pages.