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.
A repository to let Robots access and share information from the Internet, has been devised by Scientists at Cornell University. Robo Brain is an expansive computational system that “learns from publicly available internet resources, computer simulations, and real-life robot trials” and it is currently downloading “one billion images, 120,000 YouTube
Nervana Systems, a San Diego based outfit that has been causing some chatter with its Deep learning applications initiatives, has managed to grab a $3.3 million series A round of venture capital. Deep learning has been touted as the next breakthrough in machine learning and has recently aided in fields
Jetpac, photo recognition startup that analyses the pictures from Instagram and recommends travel destinations, was acquired by tech giant Google for an undisclosed amount of money, earlier this week. This purchase is the latest in a string of what experts are calling ‘artificial intelligence’ acquisitions by Google, including smartphone video
According to Gartner, 80% of data created today is unstructured. No data could be less structured than the vast ocean of selfies, photos of Starbucks beverages and millennial angst that is Tumblr. But the billion-dollar company may have found a way to take this rich, messy cultural cachet and turn
Sander Dieleman, a Spotify intern and Ph.D. student has published a lengthy report on his grand plans to revolutionise Spotify’s recommender system. In short, he’s planning to use deep learning to recommend you songs that actually sound like what you listen to, meaning it’s not just the most popular songs
We recently caught up with Kevin Wong, a business intelligence professional and machine learning enthusiast, to talk about his latest project: Building a better recommender system for Steam. For anyone who isn’t familiar, Steam is a digital distribution platform for games, developed by Valve Corporation. It boasts over 75 million
The futuristic idea of shops knowing your age, gender and race when you walk into a store and targeting products accordingly is becoming a reality. Real Life Analytics, a MassChallenge startup based out of Boston, have developed computer vision software which can determine your demographic profile within 20 milliseconds of
Big Data startup Everstring has acquired $12 million in funding which it intends to utilize in enlisting more data scientists to assist enterprises in identifying prospective sales leads and new clients through predictive analytics. The round was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Sequoia Capital and
Guesswork, a machine learning service built on the Google Predict API, announced last week the launch of a machine learning platform to help bring customer relationship management (CRM) companies closer to developing intelligent products. Guesswork CEO and co-founder Mani Doraisamy says, “The next big CRM will be the one that
Machine Learning – mining already available data to predict trends and patterns – is increasingly becoming integrated into the fabric of our daily lives. Services such as demand forecasting, virtual assistants, search portals, fraud detection, spam filters, are all powered by machine learning. And there is more on its way.