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.
The Strata + Hadoop World Conference has meant companies have been announcing new products, updates and funding left, right and centre this week. Microsoft are not immune to the dramatic appeal of sharing new announcements with a massive live audience, and unveiled a raft of new features for their Azure
Building a killer website is crucial to almost any enterprise. The visuals, layout and branding of a webpage are vital to luring the right customers in, especially for ecommerce websites. A detail as seemingly insignificant as the placement of the “Add to Basket” button can have a tangible impact on
Microsoft has sneaked in a new Windows 8.1 app that helps the user tag their own personal photos utilizing the photos tagged in their Facebook accounts. Dubbed AutoTag‘n Search My Photos, it learns and recognises the facial structure of friends, leveraging Facebook, and then tags photos in the Pictures Library
Natural language processing startup Idibon has secured $5.5 million in Series A funding. Idibon works on machine learning and natural language in order to understand language faster, accurately, and at a fraction of the cost of current technologies. Its language processing tools are adaptive to complex uses, for instance, “from
GraphLab Unveil GraphLab Create 1.0 to Public, Loaded with New Deep Learning and Predictive Features
GraphLab, a machine learning and graph computation startup, announced the general availability of their flagship product GraphLab Create 1.0 at the Strata + HadoopWorld 2014 conference on Wednesday. The software platform brings large-scale machine learning capabilities including predictive analytics to data scientists working in organisations. Carlos Guestrin, CEO of GraphLab,
Saffron Technology have just announced Saffron 10, the latest version of their Natural Intelligence Platform. Saffron Technology cliams to be the first cognitive computing solution on the market that draws on how the brain learns and anticipates event. The system looks for associations in the data that might have remained
IBM has now introduced a set of new cognitive services that will be available on IBM Bluemix, its cloud-based platform for mobile and web app development. Bluemix users will utilize an evolving set of APIs and content to build apps, with little effort in entry to cognitive tools, powered by
Bloomberg Beta, the venture capital wing of Bloomberg LP has been working with data research startup, Mattermark to take predictive analytics to the next level. By using an algorithm that they’ve been working on for over a year now, they will try to spot entrepreneurs before they start a company.
The field of data science has been overcome by buzzwords over the past few years. Such words often start as potentially powerful and revolutionary ideas, but through overuse and miscomprehension lose their potency. One of the terms within the field of data science that is adhering to this trajectory is
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have devised an algorithm that can determine facts like “which scene has a higher crime rate”, or is “closer to a McDonald’s restaurant”, about a location, only with the help of an image or two. MIT reports that although “humans