William Vorhies's Blog – August 2016 Archive (5)

Deep Learning Epic Fail – Right Answer - Wrong Reason

Summary:  Got a good AUC on your hold out data?  Think that proves that it’s safe to put the model into production.  This article shows you some of the pitfalls in this new era of black box Deep Learning Neural Nets and a method for identifying potentially devastating errors.




Added by William Vorhies on August 30, 2016 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

These IoT Sensors Want to Know How You Feel – And Maybe Even Change Your Mood

Summary:  Sensors that know how you feel?  Sensors that want to change the way you feel?  When did that happen and better yet how?


We’re getting used to sensors finding out what we’re doing.  Apparently they are now sufficiently sophisticated that they can even tell if I’m sitting up straight (yes Mom – BTW using a camera is almost…


Added by William Vorhies on August 23, 2016 at 3:00am — 3 Comments

AI vs Deep Learning vs Machine Learning

Summary:  Which of these terms means the same thing:  AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning?  Are you sure?  While there’s overlap none of these is a complete subset of the others and none completely explains the others.


Take this quiz.

Which of the following are substantially the same things?


B. Deep Learning

C.  Machine Learning

(Select your answer)

1.  A and B

2.  B and C

3.  A and…


Added by William Vorhies on August 16, 2016 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Deep Learning for Everyone – and (Almost) Free

Summary:  The most important developments in Deep Learning and AI in the last year may not be technical at all, but rather a major change in business model.  In the space of about six months all the majors have made their Deep Learning IP open source, hoping to gain on the competition from the power of the broader developer base and wide adoption.



Added by William Vorhies on August 8, 2016 at 7:36am — 2 Comments

Big Data and Law Enforcement – a Marriage Made in H_______!

Summary:  Deep learning and Big Data are being adopted in law enforcement and criminal justice at an unprecedented rate.  Does this scare you or make you feel safe?


When you read the title, whether your mind immediately went for the upstairs “H” or the downstairs “H” probably says something about whether the new applications of Big Data in…


Added by William Vorhies on August 2, 2016 at 8:57am — 2 Comments

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