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What is Deep Learning? - QuantStart

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Almost a year ago QuantStart discussed deep learning and introduced the Theano library via a logistic regression example. Given the recent results of the QuantStart 2017 Content Survey it was decided that an up to date beginner-friendly article was needed to introduce deep learning from first principles.


Object Detection Using CNTK - Real Life Code

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We recently collaborated with InSoundz, an audio-tracking startup, to build an object detection system using Microsoft's open source deep learning framework, Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK).


3 Ways Sales Managers Can Use AI to Increase Sales Effectiveness

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That's not a doomsday prediction, by the way. In 2011, Gartner predicted that by 2020, 85 percent of all customer interactions with the enterprise won't involve another human.


Disney's projection tech turns actors' faces into nightmare fuel

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Disney is taking scary clown makeup to the next level. It's using a new projection system to transform the appearance of actors during live performances, tracking facial expressions and "painting" them with light, rather than physical makeup. Called Makeup Lamps, the system was developed by a team at Disney Research, and it could potentially change the way stage makeup is used in future theater productions.




Faiss: A library for efficient similarity search

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This month, we released Facebook AI Similarity Search (Faiss), a library that allows us to quickly search for multimedia documents that are similar to each other -- a challenge where traditional query search engines fall short. We've built nearest-neighbor search implementations for billion-scale data sets that are some 8.5x faster than the previous reported state-of-the-art, along with the fastest k-selection algorithm on the GPU known in the literature. This lets us break some records, including the first k-nearest-neighbor graph constructed on 1 billion high-dimensional vectors.


Could Siri Become Your Leadership Coach?

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Challenging Thinking is a series of Think Pieces--essays, videos, and other content--that ask and answer bold questions about leadership. While the leadership-related topics vary widely, each piece will inspire novel thinking.


Limb Sensors for Equine Diagnostics, Performance Evaluations

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Lamenesses are frequently characterized by asymmetric limb motion, Bragança said.


10 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Video Marketing

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Artificial Intelligence can be used to improve video marketing efforts. Brands are harnessing the power of this technology to enhance the experience for the customers.