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Google's new Conversion Probability metric Smart Insights


I'm reviewing a different type of Chart today since while reviewing Google's Demo Account while working on some new learning materials for our members I noticed the intriguing new Conversion Probability feature Beta. Here's what it shows for the one hundred thousand odd sessions in the Demo account: You can see that it breaks down these sessions into likelihood to convert, so if we can learn more about what turns the high-converting visitors onto our products, we have more chance of finding and converting more visits in future. As we explain in our AI and machine learning guide, for us, the most exciting marketing application of artificial intelligence is using machine learning to learn from historic interactions with our audiences see what influences their propensity to convert. Using this insight we can tailor our communications to be more relevant. Here, Google analyses historic visits of sites which have at least 1,000 e-commerce transactions to see which of all the variables available in analytics like visitor source, content consumed and path determine propensity to purchase.

Artificial Intelligence in Software Testing


You very well know that Artificial intelligence has already made its impact on many industries. Has Artificial Intelligence also made an impact in a similar area? This new technology has made many changes in the testing area of software. So, today, Applications act with many via the application protocol interface. The complex situations get solved with ease via the AI algorithms.

Google Developers brings its Machine Learning Bootcamp to Indonesia


Last October, Google Developers brought their Machine Learning Bootcamp to Jakarta, Indonesia! ML Bootcamp is a one-stop solution to learn about Google's latest machine learning offerings from both Googlers and other industry experts. The 4-day intensive bootcamp consists of instructor-led trainings, hands-on codelabs, and saw 35 companies, as well as 12 startups represented from across Indonesia. If you're an aspiring ML developer, be sure to check out the following online courses: ML crash course with TensorFlow APIs

Top 5 Artificial Intelligence Applications to Ease your Life - CIOL


Artificial Intelligence is not just a buzz word, lots of innovations are happening with AI. There are various solutions which are helping industries to grow smartly. Along with manufacturing, it is also benefiting healthcare, education and other verticals as well. Apart from industries, AI is also empowering our personal lives. There are multiple artificial intelligence applications (Apps) which are making our life easier.

A Guide to Solving Social Problems with Machine Learning


You sit down to watch a movie and ask Netflix for help. Zoolander 2?") The Netflix recommendation algorithm predicts what movie you'd like by mining data on millions of previous movie-watchers using sophisticated machine learning tools. And then the next day you go to work and every one of your agencies will make hiring decisions with little idea of which candidates would be good workers; community college students will be largely left to their own devices to decide which courses are too hard or too easy for them; and your social service system will implement a reactive rather than preventive approach to homelessness because they don't believe it's possible to forecast which families will wind up on the streets. You'd love to move your city's use of predictive analytics into the 21st century, or at least into the 20th century. You just hired a pair of 24-year-old computer programmers to run your data science team. But should they be the ones to decide which problems are amenable to these tools? Or to decide what success looks like?

Gartner: top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2019


The story of data and analytics is one that keeps evolving; from appointing chief data officers to procuring the latest analytics software, business leaders are desperately trying to utilise it, but it's not easy. "The size, complexity, distributed nature of data, speed of action and the continuous intelligence required by digital business means that rigid and centralised architectures and tools break down," says Donald Feinberg, vice president and distinguished research analyst at Gartner. "The continued survival of any business will depend upon an agile, data-centric architecture that responds to the constant rate of change. But while business leaders have to tackle digital disruption by looking for the right services and technology to help streamline their data processes, unprecedented opportunities have also arisen. The sheer amount of data, combined with the increase of strong processing capabilities enabled by cloud technologies, means it's now possible to train and execute algorithms at the large scale necessary to finally realise the full potential of AI. According to Gartner, it's critical to gain a deeper understanding of the following top 10 technology trends fuelling that evolving story and prioritise them based on business value to stay ahead. Gartner says by 2020, augmented analytics will be the main selling point for analytics and BI solutions. Using machine learning and AI, augmented analytics is considered, by Gartner, as a disrupter in the data and analytics market because it will transform how analytics content in developed, consumed and shared. Augmented data management utilises machine learning capabilities and AI technology to make data management categories including data quality, master data management, metadata management, data integration as well as database management systems (DBMSs) self-configuring and self-tuning. According to Gartner, this is a big deal because it automates many of the manual tasks opening up opportunities for less technically skilled users to use data. It also helps highly skilled technical resources to focus on more value-adding tasks. Through to the end of 2022, manual tasks in data management will be cut by 45% thanks to ML and automated service-level management. Continues data is more than a new way to say real-time data. Instead, it's about a design pattern where real-time analytics are combined with business operations, processing current and historical data to prescribe actions in response to events. "Continuous intelligence represents a significant change in the job of the data and analytics team," says Rita Sallam, research vice president at Gartner. "It's a grand challenge -- and a grand opportunity -- for analytics and BI (business intelligence) teams to help businesses make smarter real-time decisions in 2019.

Image Classification


Recent advances in deep learning made tasks such as Image and speech recognition possible. Most people talk about these days whilst discussing machine learning / deep learning is Tensorflow and Neural Networks. Deep Learning is nothing but a subset of Machine Learning Algorithms which is specifically good at recognizing patterns but typically requires a large number of data. This post describes a Keras based Convolution Neural Net for image classification from scratch. There are several scripts which use pre-trained models available for image classification such as Google's Inception model.

Artificial Intelligence: It's Time


People may continue to call artificial intelligence and machine learning emerging technologies for decades, but the technology is ready to implement today. In order to avoid falling behind, businesses need to start moving on plans for AI and machine learning now. Oracle Magazine sat down with Ian Swanson, vice president of product management AI and machine learning for Oracle Cloud, to talk about enterprise AI and machine learning today: adoption challenges, ways to succeed, and how Oracle supports innovation. Oracle Magazine: AI and machine learning, in particular, have been emerging technologies for some time. What is the state of these technologies in the enterprise today?

The Role of AI In Business Development And Strategic Partnerships


Artificial intelligence (AI) is not just a technology seen in futuristic Hollywood films involving AI-powered robots and super-intelligent machines -- it's now an increasingly mainstream technology that is being used by companies you probably interact with on a daily basis. Facebook, for example, uses AI for image recognition, while Netflix uses AI to make content recommendations. So it's perhaps no surprise that AI can also be used for a wide range of other functions, including business development and strategic partnerships. My company creates AI solutions including predictive analytics, natural language processing and virtual sales assistants. Here are some of the benefits and downsides I've noticed in these technologies -- and how to tell whether they have a place in your organization as either a built or bought solution.

Facebook's Yann LeCunn reflects on the enduring appeal of convolutions


Thirty years ago, Yann LeCun pioneered the use of a particular form of machine learning, called the convolutional neural network, or CNN, while at the University of Toronto. That approach, moving a filter over a set of pixels to detect patterns in images, showed promise in cracking problems such as getting the computer to recognize hand-written digits with minimal human guidance. Years later, LeCun, then at NYU, launched a "conspiracy," as he has termed it, to bring machine learning back into the limelight after a long winter for the discipline. The key was LeCun's CNN, which had continued to develop in sophistication to the point where it could produce results in computer vision that stunned the field. The new breakthroughs with CNNs, along with innovations by peers such as Yoshua Bengio, of Montreal's MILA group for machine learning, and Geoffrey Hinton of Google Brain, succeeded in creating a new springtime for AI research, in the form of deep learning.