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White House Appoints First Us Chief Data Scientist
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In a first, the White House has appointed a certain Dr. D.J. Patil as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist, it was announced Wednesday. Dr. Patil will report to erstwhile Google executive Megan Smith, who is now the U.S.’ Chief Technology Officer. “As part

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Creators Of Siri Snap Up $12.5M For Viv- An Ai That Can Teach Itself
Machine LearningNews

Viv Labs, a stealthy startup founded by the team that created Siri, has secured  $12.5 million in Series B funding, in order to carry out its vision of an advanced AI. If reports are to be believed, the round was led by the Silicon Valley’s elite Iconiq Capital along with

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A Neural Network That Can Outsmart Wine Snobs At Their Own Game
Machine LearningNews

What does a machine learning scientist who also happens to be a wine enthusiast come up with after a chance encounter with a legendary Bordeaux wine? An application that might be able to predict the quality of wine. Alex Tellez was a Machine Learning Scientist at Robert Half and a

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Social Platform Wayin Adds Search Engine To Help Seek Out Content Gold
Data ScienceNews

Social intelligence and visualisation company Wayin have gone further in their endeavour to root out social media gold by devising a search engine of sorts. This latest offering has been developed to enable marketers in digital media to gain insight on and engage the target audience through organised display of

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Eth Devise &Quot;Synthetic Fossil&Quot; To Store Data Using Dna For Millions Of Years
Data ScienceNews

Researchers from ETH Zurich have devised a novel method for long-term, error-free storage of information on glass encapsulated segments of DNA. When they say “long term”, they mean over a million years and “error-free” means all the gaps and false information in the encoded data that arises through chemical degradation

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Triberr Acquires Scoutle To Help Predict Who'Ll Like This Article
Data ScienceNews

Influence marketing innovators Triberr have acquired semantic search engine Scoutle for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement made yesterday. Triberr co-founder and CEO, Dino Dogan, told VentureBeat: “When I first saw Scoutle from the outside, I wasn’t impressed. But when Godfried Van Loo, the founder of Scoutle let us

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Microsoft Researchers' Latest Computer Vision Algorithm Can Outperform Humans
Machine LearningNews

Researchers at Microsoft in Beijing may have developed the first computer vision system that has surpassed human capabilities in classifying objects defined in the ImageNet 2012 classification dataset, according to recently-published paper. “To our knowledge, our result is the first to surpass human-level performance…on this visual recognition challenge,” the paper says.

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A Deep Convolutional Neural Network That Understands The Sentiment In Images
Machine LearningNews

What could possibly be a leap in AI technology is a novel method devised by scientists at Adobe Research and the University of Rochester to train computers to draw insights on ‘Visual Sentiments’ from mere images. A paper, entitled “Robust Image Sentiment Analysis Using Progressively Trained and Domain Transferred Deep

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Natural Language Generators Automated Insights Get Acquired By Vista Equity
Machine LearningNews

8-year-old startup Automated Insights(Ai), has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners as a subsidiary of STATS LLC. Automated Insights have been innovating with natural language generation and artificial intelligence to glean patterns in big data and turn them into readable narratives. “We aren’t disclosing the amount, but I will say two things about

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Skytree'S Latest Offering Paves The Way For Data Science Automation
Machine LearningNews

Skytree, the machine learning startup catering to the enterprise, has brought forth its latest offering- the Skytree InfinityTM 15.1. With this release, Skytree intends to streamline enterprise adoption of machine learning. “Skytree Infinity 15.1 automates key data science tasks, significantly increases the productivity and ultimately improves the results that come

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