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.
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.
Geneticist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter has hired Franz Josef Och, the leading man at Google Translate, to help decrypt multitudes of human genomes, as the Chief Data Scientist at Human Longevity, Inc. Venter who played a key role pushing the Human Genome project forward, said, “I basically did a
Researchers from MIT, Microsoft Research, and Adobe Research have been collaborating on an intriguing project. They are experimenting with recovering sound from high-speed video of the minute vibrations from objects. The project is known as The Visual Microphone, and according the project website, this is how it works: When sound
It is widely believed that predicting natural elements- the spread of wildfire, or disease, for example- is entirely possible. Yet when it comes to modelling human behaviour, many like to think there’s a certain unique, unpredictable character to humanity that cannot be pinned down by algorithms. Yet three scholars- South
We’ve all had that moment with online shopping where a website has made a comically poor recommendation. I’ve bought books on Amazon and immediately received emails recommending mens’ hiking wear. But a Cambridge, Massachusetts startup known as Nara are aiming to change all that. They’ve just released a SaaS solution
The past few years have seen a flurry of computer vision acquisitions by industry-leading websites- Google got DNNResearch, Pinterest acquired Visual Graph, while Yahoo acquired not one but two image recognition startups- IQ Engines and LookFlow. Now, Twitter has entered the fold, announcing the acquisition of deep learning startup Madbits.
We met with Adam Drake to hear his thoughts on Machine Learning and the Big Data ecosystem. Adam is currently the Chief Data Scientist and Director of Engineering for Zanox, Europe’s largest affiliate network. He has been in technology roles for over 17 years in a variety of industries, including online
Microsoft has unveiled Project Adam, its deep learning neural network which is extremely good at image classification. Although you may think image classification has been done to death, Project Adam is a game changer- it claims to be 50 times faster than current leaders in the field. The level of
Today is a good day for those looking to automate and demystify machine learning technologies. We’ve already reported PredictionIO, a machine learning startup which allows developers to build predictive applications with just a few lines of code, has raised $2.5 million to open source its product. Now, machine learning startup
PredictionIO, a company aiming to become the “MySQL of prediction”, has just raised $2.5 million in seed funding to open source machine learning, and allow developers to build predictive applications with just a few lines of code. Investors in the seed round include Azure Capital, QuestVP, CrunchFund and Stanford. As