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.
We’ve talked alot of the the potentially nefarious uses of big data, but few would argue that when it comes to health, data is a powerful and benevolent tool. This tool is being to use at Mount Sinai hospital, where Doctors have developed an associative memory engine which can diagnose
In 1959, Arthur Samuel defined machine learning as a “Field of study that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed”. It’s a science of algorithms and automation; the algorithms “learn” from the dataset, identifying patterns or classifying trends for instance, and then automates output- whether that’s sorting
Earlier this month, we reported on IBM’s Watson Mobile Developer Challenger Challenge, where IBM held an elite competition to give top developers access to their supercomputer Watson. Now, the Watson team are what VentureBeat is calling a “hiring binge”, trying to source to top minds in New York’s startups to
Yesterday, Microsoft announced Azure ML, a new machine learning service on the cloud-based Azure platform. The service will allow users to build big data-based apps and APIs to predict future events. The platform uses machine learning capabilities already seen in Microsoft’s Bing and Xbox, using predefined workflows and templates to
Five Labs profile of Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer We live in era of self-archiving. Of course, this has its advantages; it can help you promote projects, brands, and potentially even land you a job. But the problem with self-archiving and social media is you can never know exactly who’s paying
Since 2003, New York has been using the “311” service to field non-emergency calls and questions. In a thriving and ever-developing hub such as New York, there have been alot of questions to answer- the Manhattan call centre receives 60,000 enquiries a day via phone, text, web and mobile app.
IBM has announced the winners of their Watson Mobile Developer Challenge, a competition which invited developers to design apps using the cognitive processing abilities of IBM’s Supercomputer Watson. Teams from 18 industries and more than 43 countries submitted upwards of 400 business concepts for the challenge. This was narrowed down
Automatic translation of written text has become fairly ubiquitous and commonplace on the internet- you’d be hard pushed to find someone who hasn’t leaned on Google or Bing translators once in a while. But now deep learning technology means that instant translations of speech may come to be just as
Not content with owning some of the most efficient data centres on the planet, Google are now using machine learning to gain a greater understanding of their server farms. At the Data Centres Europe conference, Google’s Joe Kava detailed how they were using neural networks to sift through the immense
Sumo Logic, whose software manages and analyses IT log files, has raised $30 million in its latest round of funding, bringing their total funding to $80.5 million. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital, with exisiting investors Greylock Partners, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Accel Partners also participating. “We have