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 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.
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.