AI Can Be Made Legally Accountable for Its Decisions

In the near future when Artificial Intelligence (Intelligence displayed by machines) will start to spread out and autonomously make important decisions that will impact our daily lives, the issue of its accountability under the law will raise. AI systems are expected to justify their decisions without revealing all their internal secrets, to protect the commercial…

Overcoming catastrophic forgetting in neural networks

Another pretty good step forward in Deep Neural Networks from DeepMind. They took inspiration from neurosciences-based theories about the consolidation of previously acquired skills and memories in mammalian and human brains: connections between neurons are less likely to be overwritten if they have been important in previously learnt tasks. This mechanism is known as "synaptic consolidation". The…

Gradient Boosting

Gradient boosting ensemble technique for regression Gradient boosting is a machine learning technique for regression and classification  problems, which produces a prediction model in the form of an ensemble of weak prediction models, typically decision trees. It builds the model in a stage-wise fashion like other boosting methods do, and it generalizes them by allowing optimization of…

Introduction to Deep Learning with Python

Introduction to Deep Learning with Python Alec Radford, Head of Research at indico Data Solutions, speaking on deep learning with Python and the Theano library. An amazing data science YouTube tutorial with emphasis on high performance computing, natural language processing using recurrent neural nets, and large scale learning with GPUs. This tutorial provides and excellent example of…

Getting Started with Storm

"Getting Started with Storm", by Jonathan Leibiusky, Gabriel Eisbruch & Dario Simonassi. Countinuous Streaming Computation with Twitter's Cluster Technology. Even as big data is turning the world upside down, the next phase of the revolution is already taking shape: real-time data analysis. This hands-on guide introduces you to Storm, a distributed, JVM-based system for processing streaming data.…

SF Big Analytics – Update on Speech Recognition and HPC at Baidu Research

Baidu hosted SF Analytics Meetup at their Sunnyvale office on August 19th, 2015 - Updates on Speech Recognition, Deep Learning and HPC. SF Big Analytics Part 1. Deep Learning by Chief Scientist Andrew Ng SF Big Analytics Part 2. Bryan Catanzaro, Senior Researcher: "Why is HPC So Important to AI?" SF Big Analytics Part 3. Awni Hannun, Senior Researcher: "Update on Deep Speech"

The Spark Certified Developer program

      Databricks and O'Reilly have partnered to create a certified developer exam. According to databriks, the Spark Developer Certification is the way for a developer to: Demonstrate recognized validation for your expertise. Meet the global standards to ensure compatibility between Spark applications and distributions. Stay up to date with the latest advances and…