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Spotify Is Using Deep Learning To Recommend Songs You'Ll Love But Never Knew Existed
Machine LearningNews

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

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Improving The Steam Recommender System, Emptying Your Wallet
Machine LearningRetail & ConsumerUncategorized

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

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Real Life Analytics Will Identify Shoppers In Less Than A Second
Machine LearningNewsRetail & Consumer

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

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Everstring Lands $12M In Funding To Expand Its Data Scientist Workforce
Machine LearningNews

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

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How Twitter Handles Your Data
Data ScienceMachine Learning

Whenever someone needs to cite an example of the staggering volume of data generation today, Twitter is called upon. It’s no wonder this is the case- every single minute, 649 new users sign up to the service, and an astonishing 342,000 tweets are created. Handling this vast ocean of data-

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Uber Now Knows Where You'Re Going Before You Step Into The Cab
Machine LearningNews

Uber’s latest predictive model will deduce where you’re headed and it’ll be accurate 74% of the time. With the use of data analytics, the data team at Uber incorporated classic Bayesian statistics to set up a model that infers “where people ultimately want to go, rather than where people may

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The Future Of Machine Learning, According To Cloudera'S Sean Owen
ConversationsMachine Learning

In the first part of our interview with Sean Owen, Cloudera‘s Director of Data Science, we discussed the relationship between machine learning and Hadoop, the future of Apache Mahout and why machine learning has become such hot property. In this part of our discussion, we delved into the future of

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Baidu Is Readying The World'S Largest Deep Learning System
Machine LearningNews

Baidu is getting closer to finishing the world’s largest computer cluster for deep learning. The system is reported to have 100 billion digitally simulated neural connections conceived by heavy graphics processing units (GPUs). To put things in perspective the human brain has around a hundred trillion neural connections. Five years

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