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Scientists At Carnegie Mellon Read Harry Potter To Investigate Brain Activity Whilst Reading
Machine LearningNews

At the Carnegie Mellon University’s Machine Learning Department, researchers have identified brain regions that encode words, grammar, character development by performing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans on subjects – while they read Harry Potter. “At first, we were skeptical of whether this would work at all,” explains Tom Mitchell,

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The Near Future Of Ai Is Not As Smart As You Think
Artificial Intelligence

Picture this. Two figures, seated in comfortable swiveling seats, talking as they pore over magazines. “I’m here for a chrome job”, says one. “I’m here for a recalibration.” Another scene. Two shining figures, one behind a podium as it orates in a language possibly far too evolved for the current

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Researcher At Mit Develops Machine Learning Algorithm To Predict Price Variation Of Bitcoin
Machine LearningNews

A researcher at MIT has developed a machine-learning algorithm that can predict the price of the “infamously volatile crypto-currency Bitcoin.” Principal investigator Devavrat Shah, at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems along with recent graduate Kang Zhang, used  “Bayesian regresion,” to

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The Grid Wants The Websites Of The Future To Build Themselves
Machine LearningNews

Building a killer website is crucial to almost any enterprise. The visuals, layout and branding of a webpage are vital to luring the right customers in, especially for ecommerce websites. A detail as seemingly insignificant as the placement of the “Add to Basket” button can have a tangible impact on

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Cornerstone Acquires Evolv Inc. For $42.5M To Accelerate Its Analytics Roadmap And Develop More Big Data Solutions
Data ScienceNews

Cloud-based talent management solutions provider Cornerstone On-Demand has signed into an agreement to acquire the privately-held big data workforce optimization outfit, Evolv Inc., paving the way for its clients to tap the power of big data analytics for the betterment of workforce decisions. “We have seen the talent management market

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Netflix And Its Revolutionary Use Of Big Data
Case StudiesMachine LearningRetail & Consumer

When Netflix forayed into original programming by committing $100 million for two seasons of House of Cards, it did so without even watching the pilot. What made Netflix so confident that it thought this decision was a no-brainer? Big Data! Netflix is, at its core, a data-driven company that diligently

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Machine Learning And The Big Data Ecosystem, With Adam Drake
ConversationsMachine Learning

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

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Text Analytics Startup Luminoso Grabs $6.5 Million In Series A Funding
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Luminoso, a US-based text analytics startup, announced on Tuesday $6.5 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Acadia Woods, with participation from Digital Garage also. Luminoso grew out of MIT’s Media Lab and has developed artificial intelligence software that promises to help companies understand and derive meaning

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Who Will Retweet This? The Science Of Twitter Engagement
BI & AnalyticsData ScienceNews

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pushed to find an industry-leading business whose marketing strategy doesn’t heavily feature social media. Indeed, for businesses of all sizes, Twitter and its kin offer huge opportunities for promotion and increasing brand awareness. Getting people to retweet your site/product opens you up to

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Tamr: Data Curation Powered By Machine Learning
Machine LearningNewsTechnology & IT

Monday saw the unveiling of Tamr, a scalable platform for data curation, at the Databeat Conference in San Francisco. Founders Andy Palmer and Michael Stonebraker also announced they had accrued an impressive $16 million of first-round funding from Google Ventures and New Enterprise Associates. Palmer and Stonebraker came up with

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