Venturebeat - Machine Learning

  • !Pandora Launches Video Plus for All Advertisers
    PRESS RELEASE: Pandora (NYSE:P) today announced that Video Plus is now available to all advertisers. The new ad product enables brands to pay only when users watch 15 seconds of a video ad. In exchange for watching the ad, lis…
    - 37 mins ago 19 Sep 17, 2:25pm -
  • !HashiCorp launches Sentinel, its tool for building compliance as code
    EXCLUSIVE: HashiCorp debuted a new framework today that’s designed to let compliance and security teams keep their environments protected while letting engineers rapidly deploy code. Called Sentinel, it enables users to lay out policies using a spe…
    - 42 mins ago 19 Sep 17, 2:20pm -
  • !Google Search app for iOS now suggests related content when you’re browsing the web
    “Seek and you will find” may be an old passage from the Bible, but it could also be a modern-day marketing mantra to promote search engines. After all, it’s almost easier to find information online these days than it is to sit in ignorance. Th…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Sep 17, 2:01pm -
  • !AppsFlyer launches Protect360 to deal with billion-dollar ad fraud problem
    EXCLUSIVE: Mobile tracking and marketing firm AppsFlyer announced today its Protect360 platform to help mobile advertisers deal with the cost of mobile ad fraud. AppsFlyer believes that a common form of fraud — DeviceID reset fraud — cost adverti…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Sep 17, 2:00pm -
  • !ARKit games roundup: What’s coming to the Apple App Store and iOS 11
    Apple showed off some upcoming augmented reality apps at last week’s keynote event. With the iOS 11 launch today, people will be able to download and give AR a try for themselves. Earlier this year, Apple tried to hype up developers by unveiling i…
    - 1 hour ago 19 Sep 17, 1:47pm -

ExtremeTech - Machine Learning

  • !Conductive ‘Smart’ Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt
    Continental's in-tire sensors measure tire and road conditions, then changes tire pressure and rim width for the best, safest handling, mpg, and performance.The post Conductive ‘Smart’ Tires Sense Road, Adjust Width and Pressure to Adapt appeare…
    - 46 mins ago 19 Sep 17, 2:16pm -
  • !Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs
    All the company's phones from the last few years will now cost you $20 extra if you need a screen replacement.The post Apple Quietly Increases Cost of iPhone Screen Repairs appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    - 2 hours ago 19 Sep 17, 1:20pm -
  • !Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died
    The man who saved the world from nuclear annihilation has died. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. The post Stanislav Petrov, Man Who Saved World From Nuclear Annihilation, Has Died appeared first on ExtremeTech.
    - 4 hours ago 19 Sep 17, 11:30am -
  • !Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month
    Malware has been detected within Piriform's CCleaner, a popular registry cleaner and space recovery tool. The malware-infected package had been distributed for nearly a month.The post Hackers Hid Malware in CCleaner for Nearly a Month appeared first…
    - 20 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 6:53pm -
  • !ET deals: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 15.6-inch laptop for $580
    Today, Dell is offering up a substantial discount on the Inspiron 15 5000 laptop. If you're in need of a powerful 15.6-inch device, this is the perfect time to buy. With an HD display, a Kaby Lake CPU, and a speedy SSD, this laptop offers a complete…
    - 21 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 5:35pm -

Nuit Blanche

Microsoft - Machine Learning


  • !Unifi Software Delivers the Only Comprehensive Platform for Self-Service Access to Data
    Unifi Software, the Data as a Service platform, governed by IT and enabling business users to access data across the enterprise on a self-service basis, announced the most comprehensive suite of data management features in its latest release, Unifi V…
    - 22 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • !“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 9/18/2017
    Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry…
    - 24 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • !What You Need to Know Before Investing in Containers
    In this special guest feature, Ash Wilson, Strategic Engineering Specialist at CloudPassage, has put together a list of tips and actions for those looking to implement or are currently investing in container technology.
    - 24 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 3:30pm -
  • Snowflake Introduces the Cloud Data Warehouse Built for Financial Services
    Snowflake Computing, the data warehouse built for the cloud, announced Virtual Private Snowflake (VPS) - the ideal solution for industries such as financial services that demand the highest level of security. VPS is the most advanced edition of Snowf…
    - 2 days ago 17 Sep 17, 5:00pm -
  • The Future of Computing and Microchips
    The looming demise of Moore’s Law has spurred computer scientists and researchers to look for new ways of maintaining processing speed growth. Promising solutions include cloud computing, deep learning, quantum computing, extreme ultraviolet lithog…
    - 2 days ago 17 Sep 17, 3:30pm -

The Conversation - Machine Learning

  • Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine
    All those neurones: if only a machine could really think like a human. MriMan/shutterstockWhat does this mean:wht has Don Trm don nw?You’ve probably decided the intended question is: “What has Donald Trump done now?”But how did you reac…
    - 20 days ago 31 Aug 17, 2:06am -
  • How long will you keep playing? The game knows
    We have a tendency to consider ourselves unique and unpredictable, but digital games research shows that this is far from the case. In fact, we can be categorised into groups of people who show the same behaviours, and what we do in the future is im…
    - 29 days ago 21 Aug 17, 2:56pm -
  • Worth reading: Bitcoin, BlackBerry, time travel and other outcomes
    (Shutterstock)Editor’s note: The Conversation Canada asked our academic authors to share some recommended reading. In this instalment, Joshua Gans, an economist who wrote about how an energy revolution will transform th…
    - 33 days ago 17 Aug 17, 11:03pm -
  • Internet of Things: between panacea and paranoia
    Prometheus statue at Rockefeller Center, Manhattan. The inscription behind it is a paraphrase of Aeschylus that reads: "Prometheus, teacher in every art, brought the fire that hath proved to mortals a means to mighty ends". Wikimedia, CC BY-SAConnect…
    - 69 days ago 12 Jul 17, 7:58pm -
  • Self-driving cars must learn trust and cooperation
    Self-driving cars will need to cooperate to avoid bottlenecks. www.shutterstock.comSelf-driving vehicles will not only need to “see” the world, they’ll need to communicate and work together.Cars will rely on cameras, sensors and artificial in…
    - 83 days ago 28 Jun 17, 8:10pm -

Daniel Lemire

  • !Visiting all values in an array exactly once in “random order”
    Suppose that you want to visit all values in an array exactly once in “random order”. You could do it by shuffling your array but it requires some extra storage. You want your code to use just a tiny bit of memory, and you want the code to be sup…
    - 20 hours ago 18 Sep 17, 6:50pm -
  • Computing the inverse of odd integers
    Given x, its (multiplicative) inverse is another value y such that x y = y x = 1. We all know that the multiplicative inverse of x is 1/x and it exists as long as x is non-zero. That’s for real numbers, or at least, rational numbers. But the id…
    - 1 day ago 18 Sep 17, 2:43pm -
  • The Xorshift1024* random number generator fails BigCrush
    In software, we use random number generators to simulate randomness. They take the form of functions which return numbers that appear random. To test their quality, we apply statistical tests. The goal standard is a statical test called BigCrush. It…
    - 4 days ago 15 Sep 17, 10:52pm -
  • How fast are malloc_size and malloc_usable_size in C?
    When programming in C, we allocate memory dynamically using the malloc function, by passing how many bytes we wish to allocate. If successful, the function returns a pointer to the newly allocated memory. Later we can free the allocated memory with t…
    - 4 days ago 15 Sep 17, 6:03pm -
  • Science and Technology links (September 15th, 2017)
    An actual robot that can write in Japanese passed university entrance tests in Japan. How well did it do? It bested 80% of all human candidates. It is not good enough to enter the very best Japanese university, but it is good enough to enter in many…
    - 4 days ago 15 Sep 17, 3:46pm -

Large Scale Machine Learning

  • Prof. Joseph Keshet from BIU fools deep learning
    My friend Joseph (Yossi) Keshet have recently released work for fooling deep learning systems. His work got a lot of attendion including MIT Technology Review and the New Scientist. Nice work!!
    - 11 days ago 8 Sep 17, 5:51pm -
  • Dataiku raised 28M$
    According to VentureBeat Dataiku just raised 28M$. Dataiku has a web based platform for data science.Here is my personal connection. Strangely last time I wed a couple I was wearing their t-shirt.Unrelated, I just learned from my colleague Brian that…
    - 11 days ago 8 Sep 17, 5:45pm -
  • Deepgram - Audio Search with Deep Learning
    A very interesting podcast by Sam Charrington who is interviewing Scott Stephenson from DeepGram. DeepGram is using deep learning activations for creating indexes that allows to search text in voice recordings.DeepGram have released Kur which is a hi…
    - 14 days ago 5 Sep 17, 4:19am -
  • Some misc news
    I just learned my postdoc roommate Yisong Yue from Caltech released a new interesting paper: Factorized Variational Autoencoders for Modeling Audience Reactions to Movies: a joint work with Disney Research, published @ CVPR 2017.Another interesting p…
    - 54 days ago 27 Jul 17, 6:07am -
  • Data Science Summit Europe 2017
    The 3rd Data Science Summit Europe is coming! This year I am not involved in the organization she it should probably be a better event :-) Save the date - May 29, 2017 in Jerusalem. The date was picked just after O'Reilly Strata London 2017 thus the…
    - 13 Feb 17, 7:06am -

Technet - Machine Learning


  • Blank check for Machine Learning investments?
    During our years of work dealing with problems in the industry around Machine Learning, we’ve observed that one of the key moments in a company is the one when it has to define where to invest. For other possible investments, decision makers have u…
    - 35 days ago 15 Aug 17, 2:16pm -
  • Presenting at the PyData London meetup
    Last week I had the chance to speak at the 32nd PyData London meetup. For those who haven't been there, the PyData London meetup community is the biggest one around (it recently went over 5000 members!). But it's not just big, it's always an opport…
    - 21 Mar 17, 1:39pm -
  • PyConAr 2016
    A few days ago (November 25, 26 and 27th) the 8th edition of PyCon Argentina took place in Bahía Blanca, a city 600km to the south of Buenos Aires, and I was lucky enough to be able to go with a group of other people from Machinalis.PyConAr is the…
    - 7 Dec 16, 8:02pm -
  • Watermarking images on Django sites
    Have you ever noticed how stock photography sites add watermarks to the images shown on their catalogs? They do that to make sure people don’t just take the free samples and use them without proper licensing. Google Maps does it for the satellite i…
    - 22 Nov 16, 2:54pm -
  • Integrating Pandas, Django REST Framework and Bokeh
    It’s no secret that we love Django REST Framework. We’ve written quite a few blog posts about it and it is our default framework for projects that require a web API.Another package that we use a lot is Pandas (and NumPy by extension). It is fast…
    - 25 Oct 16, 12:16pm -

Alex Woods - Machine Learning

  • Dijkstra’s Algorithm in Python
    Dijkstra’s algorithm is one of the key algorithms we hear about within computer science. It can be slightly less accessible to beginners because you have to know what a weighted, directed graph is.  The algorithm takes a starting node and outputs…
    - 2 Oct 16, 9:17pm -
  • Terminal
    Being able to navigate around your file system is a key skill, and it can really speed up your workflow. Here is a set of what I think are some really useful terminal commands and tips. Note – My terminal has the current directory right after the a…
    - 16 Sep 16, 8:28pm -
  • Counting is Hard
    Combinatorics and Probability—I love this kind of math. Here are some interesting problems I’ve gotten most of these from classes I’ve taken. Two of them (the triangle one and the combinatorial proof one) took me a few hours to solve, and each…
    - 10 Sep 16, 5:15pm -
  • Entropy
    Information theory sits comfortably in between electrical engineering and statistics / machine learning. It’s founding came from the 1948 masters thesis of Claude Shannon—arguably the most important masters thesis ever written. In “A Mathematic…
    - 10 Apr 16, 4:14pm -
  • Great Paper on AdaBoost
    In the past week, I really enjoyed this paper. It’s about boosting, which arose as a solution to the question—“Can a set of weak learners create a strong learner?” The solution is pretty fascinating. You basically pit a bunch of weak learners…
    - 10 Feb 16, 1:06am -

Machine Learning Mastery

  • Gentle Introduction to Transduction in Machine Learning
    Transduction or transductive learning are terms you may come across in applied machine learning. The term is being used with some applications of recurrent neural networks on sequence prediction problems, like some problems in the domain of natural l…
    - 2 days ago 17 Sep 17, 7:00pm -
  • Primer on Neural Network Models for Natural Language Processing
    Deep learning is having a large impact on the field of natural language processing. But, as a beginner, where do you start? Both deep learning and natural language processing are huge fields. What are the salient aspects of each field to focus on and…
    - 5 days ago 14 Sep 17, 7:00pm -
  • Oxford Course on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
    Deep Learning methods achieve state-of-the-art results on a suite of natural language processing problems What makes this exciting is that single models are trained end-to-end, replacing a suite of specialized statistical models. The University of Ox…
    - 7 days ago 12 Sep 17, 7:00pm -
  • Review of Stanford Course on Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
    Natural Language Processing, or NLP, is a subfield of machine learning concerned with understanding speech and text data. Statistical methods and statistical machine learning dominate the field and more recently deep learning methods have proven very…
    - 9 days ago 10 Sep 17, 7:00pm -
  • Top Books on Natural Language Processing
    Natural Language Processing, or NLP for short, is the study of computational methods for working with speech and text data. The field is dominated by the statistical paradigm and machine learning methods are used for developing predictive models. In…
    - 12 days ago 7 Sep 17, 7:00pm -