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Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

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Just How Much Does the Future Depend on AI?

Summary:  Looking at the 12 hottest world-changing segments in the VC-funded world shows that AI will play a key role.  Here’s a little more detail. From the inside of the data science profession looking out it’s easy to imagine that almost everything that is or will be important somehow depends on AI.  Maybe that’s true, but how do we tell?First of all we’d have to make…See More
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Six AI Strategies – But Only One Winner

Summary:  The results are in.  There is only one demonstrably successful strategy for creating big wins for AI-first companies.  We’ll briefly summarize the other contenders that have fallen by the wayside and then lift the curtain on the winner. For the last three years we’ve been close observers of exactly what makes a successful AI/ML strategy.  In addition to our own…See More
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Six AI Strategies – But Only One Winner

Summary:  The results are in.  There is only one demonstrably successful strategy for creating big wins for AI-first companies.  We’ll briefly summarize the other contenders that have fallen by the wayside and then lift the curtain on the winner. For the last three years we’ve been close observers of exactly what makes a successful AI/ML strategy.  In addition to our own…See More
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Can Reinforcement Learning Break Through in 2020

Summary:  Reinforcement Learning (RL) is going to be critical to achieving our AI/ML technology goals but it has several barriers to overcome.  While reliability and a reduction in training data may be achievable within a year, the nature of RL as a ‘black box’ solution will bring scrutiny for its lack of transparency. Traditional machine learning and even deep learning…See More
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Reimagining Reinforcement Learning – Upside Down

Summary:  For all the hype around winning game play and self-driving cars, traditional Reinforcement Learning (RL) has yet to deliver as a reliable tool for ML applications.  Here we explore the main drawbacks as well as an innovative approach to RL that dramatically reduces the training compute requirement and time to train. Ever since Reinforcement Learning (RL) was…See More
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Reimagining Reinforcement Learning – Upside Down

Summary:  For all the hype around winning game play and self-driving cars, traditional Reinforcement Learning (RL) has yet to deliver as a reliable tool for ML applications.  Here we explore the main drawbacks as well as an innovative approach to RL that dramatically reduces the training compute requirement and time to train. Ever since Reinforcement Learning (RL) was…See More
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"Hi @Vincent, certainly it's possible to get VC funding outside of one of the concentrated metro areas the author mentioned. It's just less likely I'm guessing, and the bar is higher. So even if the cost of living is so high that…"
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Just How Much Does the Future Depend on AI?

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 11:20am 1 Comment

Summary:  Looking at the 12 hottest world-changing segments in the VC-funded world shows that AI will play a key role.  Here’s a little more detail.

 

From the inside of the data science profession looking out it’s easy to imagine that almost everything that is or will be important somehow depends on AI.  Maybe…

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Six AI Strategies – But Only One Winner

Posted on January 7, 2020 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Summary:  The results are in.  There is only one demonstrably successful strategy for creating big wins for AI-first companies.  We’ll briefly summarize the other contenders that have fallen by the wayside and then lift the curtain on the winner.

 

For the last three years we’ve been close observers of exactly…

Continue

Can Reinforcement Learning Break Through in 2020

Posted on December 30, 2019 at 11:18am 0 Comments

Summary:  Reinforcement Learning (RL) is going to be critical to achieving our AI/ML technology goals but it has several barriers to overcome.  While reliability and a reduction in training data may be achievable within a year, the nature of RL as a ‘black box’ solution will bring scrutiny for its lack of transparency.

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Reimagining Reinforcement Learning – Upside Down

Posted on December 23, 2019 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Summary:  For all the hype around winning game play and self-driving cars, traditional Reinforcement Learning (RL) has yet to deliver as a reliable tool for ML applications.  Here we explore the main drawbacks as well as an innovative approach to RL that dramatically reduces the training compute requirement and time to train.

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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