Quite often, non-technical executives have difficulties understanding what programming, on a very fundamental level, is all about. Because of that knowledge-gap, they tend to hire and overburden experienced data professionals with tasks which they are hopelessly overqualified for. Such as, for example, doing ad-hoc SQL queries on CRM data: "You're the go-to-guy for all things data, and we need the results for the board meeting tomorrow." That's a quite humbling and frustrating…Continue
Added by Rafael Knuth on December 5, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments
Summary: A little history lesson about all the different names by which the field of data science has been called, and why, whatever you call it, it’s all the same thing.
Our profession of…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on December 4, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Many executives struggle to make sense of machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL). Having a pragmatic relationship with technology, executives need to know on a very fundamental level: "What problems do ML & DL try to solve?" A simple, high-level answer to that question is: "It's all about building systems that do certain things better than humans, with as little intervention by humans as possible." That being said, the simplest way to distinguish between ML and its branch DL…Continue
Added by Rafael Knuth on November 19, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Our model for recognizing specific animals in images is a neural network consisting of multiple layers, and the initial layers are already good at understanding the world in general. So instead of “re-inventing the wheel,” we only need to train the final layers.
I was excited to work on a recent project with one of our partners, Wild Detect, because it aligns with one of our goals at Appsilon — to use data science consulting to aid in the…Continue
Added by Michał Frącek on June 25, 2019 at 1:13am — No Comments
Summary: If you are guiding your company’s digital journey, to what extent should you be advising them to adopt deep learning AI methods versus traditional and mature machine learning techniques.
Summary: GANs (Generative Adversarial Nets) originally thought to be a tool for inexpensively creating DNN training data have instead become the tools for creating deep fake images. However the deep fake technology is now finding uses in the commercial world and promises valuable results.
Added by William Vorhies on May 6, 2019 at 7:57am — No Comments
Deep Learning is picking momentum in Quantitative Finance, outside the obvious application to the prediction of asset prices (where to my knowledge it is not particularly effective) and spreading into the more serious application area of option pricing and risk management.
These two recent papers clearly demonstrate the benefits of DL as a pricing technology alternative to the classical FDM and Monte-Carlo in certain contexts:…Continue
Added by Antoine Savine on January 11, 2019 at 5:30am — No Comments
Summary: This may be the golden age of deep learning but a lot can be learned by looking at where deep neural nets aren’t working yet. This can be a guide to calming the hype. It can also be a roadmap to future opportunities once these barriers are behind us.
Added by William Vorhies on November 18, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments
Summary: Looking for your next job in an early stage company but want to make sure your startup has staying power. Follow the expert rankings by CB Insights that also show us the changing trends in how AI startups should be focusing their offerings.
Added by William Vorhies on November 5, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments
Facial recognition technology was always a mythical concept that we thought could be a tool that could solve many of our problems but would never see the light of day. Today, facial recognition is everywhere and is a part of the everyday technology that we use. The…
Added by Abhimanyu on October 25, 2018 at 12:50am — No Comments
Summary: We are entering a new phase in the practice of data science, the ‘Code-Free’ era. Like all major changes this one has not sprung fully grown but the movement is now large enough that its momentum is clear. Here’s what you need to know.
There has been much hype surrounding deep learning and data science learning in recent times, and one of the cornerstones of deep learning is the neural network. In this article, we will look at what a neural network is and get familiar with the relevant terminologies.
In simplest terms, a neural network is an interconnection of neurons. Now the question arises, what is a neuron? To understand neurons in deep learning, we first…Continue
Added by Divya Singh on September 20, 2018 at 4:00am — No Comments
Summary: How about we develop a ML platform that any domain expert can use to build a deep learning model without help from specialist data scientists, in a fraction of the time and cost. The good news is the folks at the Stanford DAWN project are hard at work on just such a platform and the initial results are extraordinary.
Added by William Vorhies on September 4, 2018 at 8:02am — No Comments
The second edition (fully revised, extended, and updated) of Machine Learning Algorithms has been published (Packt).
From the back cover:
Machine learning has gained tremendous popularity for its…Continue
Added by Giuseppe Bonaccorso on September 2, 2018 at 7:18am — No Comments
Summary: Remember when we used to say data is the new oil. Not anymore. Now Training Data is the new oil. Training data is proving to be the single greatest impediment to the wide adoption and creation of deep learning models. We’ll discuss current best practice but more importantly new breakthroughs into fully automated image labeling that are proving to be superior even to hand labeling.
Added by William Vorhies on August 28, 2018 at 7:27am — No Comments
From the back cover:
Machine learning is a subset of AI that aims to make modern-day computer systems smarter and more…Continue
This blog explores a typical image identification task using a convolutional ("Deep Learning") neural network. For this purpose we will use a simple JavaCNN packageby D.Persson, and make our example small and concise using the Python scripting language. This example can also be rewritten in Java, Groovy, JRuby or any scripting language supported by the Java virtual machine.
This example will use images in the grayscale format (PGM). The name "PGM" is an acronym derived from…
Added by jwork.ORG on May 31, 2018 at 1:30pm — No Comments
R Deep Learning Essentials
By Joshua F. Wiley
Get everything you need to know to enter the world of deep learning when it comes to R with this book. Get started from the packages you need to have for your side,…Continue
Added by Packt Publishing on May 15, 2018 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Summary: Which is more important, the data or the algorithms? This chicken and egg question led me to realize that it’s the data, and specifically the way we store and process the data that has dominated data science over the last 10 years. And it all leads back to Hadoop.
Summary: There’s a three way technology race to bring faster, easier, cheaper, and smarter AI. High Performance Computing is available today but so are new commercial versions of actual Quantum computers and Neuromorphic Spiking Neural Nets. These two new entrants are going to revolutionize AI and deep learning starting now.Continue