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YouTube using AI to spot extremist videos even before they are flagged - CIOL

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Google-owned YouTube has revealed that it flags more than 80 percent of the extremist videos uploaded on the website. The violent videos were flagged by its new spam-fighting artificial intelligence tools. The Google-owned company began applying machine learning algorithms to its videos in June so that it could quickly spot hateful content and flag it to human reviewers. The company wrote in a blog post, "Always used a mix of human flagging and human review together with technology" to help it spot violent content. The program introduced in June added machine learning to flag violent extremist content, which would then be reviewed by humans."


which is the best book for python machine learning ? • r/Python

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I would recommend that you start with Introduction to Statistical Learning with R (usually shortened as ISLR). A lot of people have adapted the examples to Python if you google a bit and it's an excellent book that hides just enough complexity to not be overwhelming. Plus, once you have a good understanding of all of it, you can either graduate to the more extensive version (Elements of Statistical Learning, usually shortened as ESL) for a more rigorous treatment of the same thing, or choose to go for something different like Bishop's Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning. ISLR is free as a pdf and has a corresponding MOOC. ESL doesn't, but is also free on the author's website.


Who Is The Real Elon Musk?

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Elon Musk has become a superstar in Silicon Valley with his unique mannerisms, creative business decisions, and thirst for innovation. He's become an inspirational figure for millions of people around the world. The real question is, who is Elon Musk and what are his plans for the future? This article will sift through his life and pinpoint what he intends to do in the coming years. Elon Musk was born to Maye Musk a model and dietician in South Africa.


Microsoft Focused on AI Investments

Wall Street Journal

Ms. Johnson said other areas drawing Microsoft's attention include quantum computing, gaming, and software as a service. "We look at everything," she said. "I look at growth for the company." Microsoft invested in two large private technology companies this year, Indian e-commerce player Flipkart Ltd. and InsideSales.com Its last big tech acquisitions included the $26 billion deal for professional networking site LinkedIn in 2016 and the $2.5 billion purchase of Minecraft videogame maker Mojang AB.


GopherCon 2017 - Lightning Talk: Pete Garcin - Building an ML-Powered Game AI Using TensorFlow in Go

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Artificial Intelligence: What? Why? How?

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Artificial Intelligence – You've probably heard this term thrown around a lot in the last few years, but what does it actually mean? With AI becoming more mainstream and access to using it becoming simpler, companies are finding that their data and offering can be enriched through its use. This session will cover the basics of AI – what it is, what it entails and how companies are using it. It will then give an overview of how certain types of startups can also harness the power of AI (as well as giving the limitations of AI in current context). A simple, high-level explanation of what Artificial Intelligence is, how it works and why the world is seeing a new revolution through AI at this point in time.


Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Perspica

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Earlier this year, Cisco announced the acquisition of AppDynamics – uniquely positioning Cisco to enable enterprises to accelerate their digital transformations by actively monitoring, analyzing and optimizing complex application environments at scale. Today, we are excited to announce the intent to acquire Perspica, the first acquisition to support and accelerate the AppDynamics vision. In our experience working with the world's largest companies, we know that machine learning is only as good as the data it ingests; only as relevant as the data's timeliness; and only as valuable as the data's business context. Cisco's AppDynamics data sets span wherever the application components are deployed, and there is a massive opportunity to correlate this with user experience and business context. With the addition of Perspica to our AppDynamics capabilities, customers will be able to further take advantage of machine learning capabilities to analyze large amounts of application-related data, in real time and with business context, including when an application is deployed in a company's public, private and multiple cloud environments.


Intel & Facebook Are Collaborating on Artificial Intelligence Technology - PhoneWorld

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According to Intel chief Brian Krzanich, his company is working with Facebook, on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence. Intel & Facebook Are Collaborating on Artificial Intelligence Technology. The chip making company is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans to invest heavily in artificial intelligence to create a family of "Nervana Neural Network Processors". This neural network would be designed to tailor to the needs of the emerging technology. "I think we are just at the beginning of a transformation, Artificial intelligence is going to be similar to what the internet was back in the 1990s."


Unofficial in-flight dating app makes joining mile-club a whole lot easier

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Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app. This week, Qantas unveiled the Boeing Dreamliner that's being added to its fleet. And while the 787-9 comes with a bunch of fancy things like bigger seats and larger windows and fewer greenhouse emissions, there's an unassuming feature that's far more impressive and will revolutionize the dating world. The function has been around on some planes for a few years now but this is the first I've heard of it and honestly, I don't know why I haven't read more feature stories about couples who've met on this unofficial dating app. The feature, which appears on the tiny screen on the back of your headrest, allows you to message anyone around the plane as long as you know their seat number.


BuzzConf

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Join us on the 26th of October for presentations about some of the technologies and workshops you'll find at the BuzzConf Technology Festival this year. This month is packed with presentations on Arduinos, Insertable Technology, Voice Assistants, Deep Learning & Maker Culture. Tickets are also now on sale for the festival in December, but if you haven't yet got a ticket and want to see what all the buzz is about first - this is a great session to come down to! You can also see videos from many of our events on YouTube. Held in The Loop Bar in Melbourne, there will be plenty of options to eat and drink late into the night!