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CALIFORNIA DATA PRIVACY LAW

California Rings In The New Year With A New Data Privacy Law

IBM RANKED #1 COMPANY IN AI RESEARCH

IBM ranked #1 company in global share market for investing in AI. IBM data and artificial intelligence general manager Rob Thomas discusses the future of AI technology in the workplace and in doing business.

GILBERT STRANG PODCAST

Talking to Gilbert Strang about Linear Algebra, Deep Learning, Teaching and MIT OpenCourseWare by Lex Fridman

DHIVYA'S JOURNEY TO BEING THE CFO OF GENERAL MOTORS

GM's first female CFO explains how she's made it her mission to 'slay complexity' at the largest US automaker

FINES ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

Twitter and Facebook could be facing billions in fines after Ireland investigations

AI RACE

Who Is Winning the AI Race: China, the EU or the United States?

AI IN CYBERSPACE

AI is the latest weapon cybercriminals are exploiting

ALIBABA'S AI CHIP

Alibaba unveils hanguang 800 - an AI inference chip it says significantly increases the speed of machine learning tasks

DEEPMIND'S RL FRAMEWORK

DeepMind Has Quietly Open Sourced Three New Impressive Reinforcement Learning Frameworks
Three new releases that will help researchers streamline the implementation of reinforcement learning programs

TRANSFER LEARNING FOR NLP

Click the link below for the presentation from NAACL-HLT 2019

AMAZON AI - "REKOGNITION" TO DETECT FEAR

New feature in "Rekognition"- Identify fear ! Such technology is highly debatable. Is it even ethical to quantify human fear?

DATA SCIENCE AND MATH

Math is like an octopus: it has tentacles that can reach out and touch just about every subject. And while some subjects only get a light brush, others get wrapped up like a clam in the tentacles’ vice-like grip.

AVOIDING THE RISKS OF AUTOML

Automated Machine Learning or "AutoML" is concerned with the automation of the process of applying machine learning to real-world problems. 

These capabilities are cool and often handy but not risk-free. And the typical AutoML user may not be aware of that.

CAPITAL ONE DATA BREACH

Capital One Data Breach from Amazon cloud has opened up severe concerns with data security and governance. With AI and ML being infused in the organizations, are we becoming ignorant on the cybersecurity aspect ?

DATA SCIENCE IN INDIAN GOVERNMENT

Data Science can assist to accomplish economic goals in Modi 2.0 Governance.

GARGI DASGUPTA'S JOURNEY IN IBM RESEARCH

The woman who took over the reins of IBM Research in Bengaluru in March this year tells us about her ongoing research adventure, why AI and blockchain will transform the world, and why we need more women in STEM fields.

GOOGLE OWNS NEURAL NET "DROPOUT"

Google has recently activated its patent for the IP known as ‘Dropout’; a solution widely used to regularize deep neural networks. The method is used to reduce overfitting, and allow for a computationally cheap, yet effective method of regularization.

AI IS THE UX

Talk by Michael Bordash & Oleg Sidorkin at THINK 2019

DATA + SECURITY = REVOLUTIONALIZE FINANCE

"Santander strikes a $700 million deal with IBM"

COSTA RICA HAS JUST RUN ON 100 PERCENT RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR 300 DAYS

"The small country has purportedly run for a whopping 300 days solely on a mixture of hydro, geothermal, wind, biomass and solar energy."

ZERO-SHOT LEARNING: USING TEXT TO MORE ACCURATELY IDENTIFY IMAGES

Facebook AI recently developed a new zero-shot learning model that uses GANs to read and analyze text articles, then visually identify the objects they describe.

GOOGLE’S DEEP REINFORCEMENT LEARNING MIMICS HUMAN THOUGHT

Deep Reinforcement Learning will eventually be used to create machines capable of booking, payment and other action-oriented services.

MICROSOFT NLP

Scientists at Microsoft Research proposed an AI framework that can reason about relationships in “weakly structured” text, enabling it to outperform conventional NLP models on a range of text summarization tasks.

GOOGLE'S AUTO-ML NOW OPEN SOURCE

It will help you selecting optimal neural network architectures, implementing an adaptive algorithm for learning a neural architecture as an ensemble of sub-networks. It lets you build ensemble networks and the library will help you optimize an objective that balances the trade-offs between the ensemble’s performance on the training set and its ability to generalize to unseen data.

FACEBOOK RESEARCH'S  "HORIZON"

Reinforcement Learning is the most sought after concept of 2018! Google Brain, followed by Google DeepMind, and now Facebook AI Research! Horizon: Facebook's open source Reinforcement Learning platform!

MICROSOFT INVOLVED IN DATA BREACH

"The data of customers running an account with banks that have migrated to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based email service has been found to have been shared with the US agencies."

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ENTERPRISES - BUSINESSES ARE WAKING UP

”Great leadership who understands AI holistically can really turn around its organization dramatically.”

REINFORCEMENT LEARNING LIBRARY BY DEEPMIND !

TRFL (pronounced "truffle") by DeepMind is a library built on top of TensorFlow that exposes several useful building blocks for implementing Reinforcement Learning agents.

GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK IN AI RESEARCH

Google and Facebook are teaming up on artificial intelligence technology involving Google's TPU chips.

GOOGLE DATASET SEARCH !

Google's approach to dataset discovery makes use of schema.org and some metadata standards that can be tagged on to pages having metadata.

Try here !

 

A CURIOUS REINFORCEMENT LEARNING AGENT !!

Researchers at DeepMind, Google Brain and ETH Zurich have recently devised a new curiosity method that uses episodic memory to form this novelty bonus. This bonus is determined by comparing current observations and observations stored in memory.

REINFORCEMENT LEARNING FOR SELF-DRIVING CARS

The first example of deep reinforcement learning on-board an autonomous car.

DATA TALK BY SETH !

Seth Dobrin, PhD, Chief Data Officer at IBM, shares steps for launching successful data science initiatives. He also discusses the types of leaders and data scientists you need to hire to drive innovation.

 

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