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List of Machine Learning Certifications and Best Data Science Bootcamps

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In this article, I've listed down the essential resources to master the basic and advanced version of data science using: Global Machine Learning Certifications – This list highlights the widely recognized & renowned certifications in machine learning which can add significant weight to your candidature, thereby increasing your chances to grab a data scientist job. This certification offers multiple courses such as algorithms for data science, probability and statistics, machine learning for data science, exploratory data analysis. It teaches aspiring data science candidates to learn data mining, machine learning, big data and data science projects and work with non-profits, federal agencies and local governments and make a social impact. It teaches real world, practical skills to become a data scientist / data engineer.


The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now

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Created by a team of Stanford psychologists and AI experts, Woebot uses brief daily chat conversations, mood tracking, curated videos, and word games to help people manage mental health. Scientists who recently looked at text-chat as a supplement to videoconferencing therapy sessions observed that the texting option actually reduced interpersonal anxiety, allowing patients to more fully disclose and discuss issues shrouded in shame, guilt, and embarrassment. Yesterday, Darcy and a team of co-authors at Stanford published a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Mental Health that randomized 70 college students and asked them to engage with Woebot or a self-help e-book for two weeks. But using those results to claim it can significantly reduce depression may expose Woebot to legal liabilities that bots in supporting roles have managed to avoid.


Facebook's Just Revealed That Its Chatbots Can Negotiate as Well as Humans

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Over time, the bots learned to go beyond simply mimicking humans and instead became more unpredictable with their responses. To test the model's effectiveness, Facebook created scenarios with a hypothetical set of objects. Facebook used an "end-to-end" training model, which means the process could be altered to give the algorithm other goals similar to the one in the study. In an email, Dhruv Batra, a Facebook visiting researcher who worked on the project and also teaches computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, told Inc. that Facebook doesn't have any plans to implement the technology into its product yet.


The Chatbot Therapist Will See You Now

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Created by a team of Stanford psychologists and AI experts, Woebot uses brief daily chat conversations, mood tracking, curated videos, and word games to help people manage mental health. Scientists who recently looked at text-chat as a supplement to videoconferencing therapy sessions observed that the texting option actually reduced interpersonal anxiety, allowing patients to more fully disclose and discuss issues shrouded in shame, guilt, and embarrassment. Yesterday, Darcy and a team of co-authors at Stanford published a peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, Mental Health that randomized 70 college students and asked them to engage with Woebot or a self-help e-book for two weeks. But using those results to claim it can significantly reduce depression may expose Woebot to legal liabilities that bots in supporting roles have managed to avoid.


Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory

New Scientist

An electrical jolt deep in the brain might help – if it is given at the right time. To discover the effect of electrical stimulation on memory, Michael Kahana and colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania turned to 150 volunteers who had previously had electrodes implanted in their brains to help control severe epilepsy. These electrodes can record the brain's electrical signals, giving the team a window into each person's neural processes. They can also deliver electricity to the brain. First, the team recorded the brain signals of the volunteers while they learned items from a list, and later as they tried to recall those items.


BotBarCamp Vienna the last weekend of April

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At the end of April Vienna will introduce not only deep discussions, but also execution some of the hottest ideas on topics like chatbots and AI. With numerous events every month, an "un-conference" BotBarCamp Vienna will be held on the 29 – 30 of April at the ImpactHub Vienna. A BarCamp is an event of user-generated talks, primarily focused around one particular topic per gathering. "With the Chatbot Conference in October, the chatbot incubator Lemmings twice a year, the new chatbot accelerator Elevate and our monthly BotsHub meetups, the BotBarCamp in Spring is the natural sequence, that simply came to my mind" – says Barbara Ondrisek, co-organiser of the event. The topics of the upcoming days will be chatbots, AI, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Speech-To-Text and others.


Treating Addiction with an App

MIT Technology Review

When I spoke to Tasha Hedstrom this winter, she had been sober for more than 61 days. After struggling with opioid addiction for 15 years, Hedstrom is taking Vivitrol, a drug that blocks the pleasurable effects of opioids and reduces cravings. She goes to a court-mandated recovery program three days a week and tracks her progress on a phone app she found on Facebook, called Triggr Health. Hedstrom says she has never found peer support programs like Narcotics Anonymous helpful. "I don't like the atmosphere.


Dating profile photos should be picked by a stranger

Daily Mail

When it comes to your profile picture, a total stranger knows what's best for you, according to new research. Images selected by strangers convey a much more favourable first impression than images people select for themselves, according to the study. The findings contradict evidence which suggests that we portray ourselves in a good light in our profile pictures - instead it seems we're doing it all wrong. This participant selected the top, second from left photo for her professional profile picture but strangers thought she looked better in the bottom, second from left one. Researchers took 102 students and asked them to select two out of 12 photos of their face that they were most likely to use as profile pictures in three contexts - on social networks, dating sites and professional networks.


Neuroimaging used to predict which stories go viral

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Marketers are continually searching for ways to make their content go viral. A quick Google search of "what will go viral" returned over 10 million results. And it's no wonder when you consider the potential audience across social media channels: Facebook alone reported over 1.23 billion users active daily, generating an average of 4 million likes per minute. But how can you predict what will go viral? How did the debate on the color of a dress amass millions of shares and coverage on The New York Times and CNN?


Treating depression is guesswork. Psychiatrists are beginning to crack the code.

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Here's a frustrating fact for anyone who has been prescribed medication or therapy for depression: Your doctor doesn't know what treatment will work for you. "It is currently complete primitive guesswork," Leanne Maree Williams, a professor at Stanford University, says. "It's hard to imagine how you can do worse than the current situation, to be honest." Depression means being stuck in a chronic state of sad mood or lack of enjoyment in life, to a degree where it starts to degrade quality of life. The two main treatments are cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a talk-centered approach that gets patients to readjust their habits, and antidepressant medications.