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Machine Learning

Machine learning is Big Data being used at its most extreme level, processing vast and disparate data sets at a machine level to find patterns buried within, producing insights beyond human recognition.

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Hamed Pirsiavash, a postdoctoral scholar from MIT, is developing a new activity-recognition algorithm to identify what’s happening in video files. Pirsiavash and his former thesis advisor, Deva Ramanan of the University of California at Irvine, will present the video recognition programme at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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When we devote so much time and energy talking about Big Data, are we neglecting the important things that you can do with Small Data? Maybe, but… probably not. Looking beyond the Big Data hype helps us to capture real value from advanced analytics on data, big and small. The drumbeat

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  Alchemy API is branching out from its usual realm of natural-language processing and into the world of computer vision. Its new product, Alchemy Vision, is the first computer vision API on the market to understand complex visual scenes without textual clues. Using the pixel content, AlchemyVision can recognise multiple

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Facial Recognition... Not Quite
Machine Learning

Facebook’s DeepFace technology is able to recognize faces 97.25% of the time, against 97.53% for a human. Such developments raise questions about the power of such tools and the implications for the future. Selected use cases of facial recognition technology include: * NameTag: Allows the user of Google Glass to

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Speech Recognition
Machine Learning

Speech recognition had long been considered difficult to program, but now appears standard in most modern smartphones. What’s the secret? Statistical modeling. While any word can begin a sentence, the words that follow do not appear in a random order. Machine learning can be employed to enable the software to

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FinanceInterviewsMachine Learning

Follow @DataconomyMedia We caught up with Laurent Schüller, Head of Brand Management at Kreditech, to discuss innovations in the personal finance market and Kreditech’s plan for the future. Kreditech is a BIG DATA infrastructure that allows for credit bureau independent acquisition, identification, scoring, retention management in consumer lending. Can you tell us a little bit about Kreditech?

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Big Data takes over the Humanities
Machine Learning

Google Translate is an excellent example of the foray of machine learning into languages. Can we extend this notion into the study of the humanities in general? Enter the digital humanities. There has been a lot of enthusiasm on how technology will open up new avenues of research, as well

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We met up with Jean Louis Andorin, COO of Precogs recently. Jean Louis gave us a brief insight into Precogs. Precogs is a business analytics company offering visibility on the risk of adverse events in  the electronic manufacturing supply chain. Who are you?              

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We met up with Olav Strand, Regional Director of splunk at the Volkswagen stand in CeBIT. Olav gave us a brief insight into splunk and its EMEA operations. He also explained the interesting collaboration that splunk  had with Volkswagen Data Lab at CeBIT in Hannover. splunk  is an American multinational corporation headquartered

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Supermarket Giant Tesco pioneers Big Data: Turning Customer Loyalty into Royalties                                                                               

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