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An AI Winter in the Past and Present-Day Worry
“The AI winter is well on its way,” says Filip Pieknewski, a computer vision and AI expert whose recent viral blog post forewarns an imminent period of reduced funding and interest in artificial intelligence. The term ‘AI winter’ first appeared in the mid-’80s to refer to the quickly diminishing... Read more
The Top 7 Technology Trends for 2018
It is that time of the year again and 2017 is over before we knew it. The Year of Intelligence brought us a lot of progress and change; from over-hyped ICO’s to algorithms that created secret languages. As every year since 2012, I provide you with seven of the most important... Read more
It’s been a couple of weeks since I got accepted in the closed beta testing programme for IBM Data Science Experience (DSX), and it is about time I share my thoughts on this offering.DSX is a new product, which IBM is positioning as a new generation Data Science development and training... Read more
Optimization for Deep Learning Highlights in 2017
Table of contents: Improving Adam Decoupling weight decay Fixing the exponential moving average Tuning the learning rate Warm restarts SGD with restarts Snapshot ensembles Adam with restarts Learning to optimize Understanding generalization Deep Learning ultimately is about finding a minimum that generalizes well — with bonus points for finding... Read more
Top 4 Data Science Trends to Watch in 2018
As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look forward at what’s ahead in the wide world of data science. While last year was the year that the idea of deep learning really began to make its way into the mainstream, the coming year will be about how to make... Read more
AI and Deep Learning in 2017 – A Year in Review
The year is coming to an end. I did not write nearly as much as I had planned to. But I’m hoping to change that next year, with more tutorials around Reinforcement Learning, Evolution, and Bayesian Methods coming to WildML! And what better way to start than with a... Read more
The Chatbot Landscape, 2017 Edition
To help decision makers and users wade around the vast landscape of bots, this landscape gives a high-level overview of providers and tools.   Why this landscape, now? Since we started building bots more than 2 years ago, the landscape has seen massive interest and change. This makes it hard... Read more
CatBoost: Yandex’s machine learning algorithm is available free of charge
Russia’s Internet giant Yandex has launched CatBoost, an open source machine learning service. The algorithm has already been integrated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research to analyze data from the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most sophisticated experimental facility. Machine learning helps make decisions by analyzing data and... Read more
Search engine battle: Is Yandex’s neural net algorithm better than Google?
Yandex, one of Russia’s biggest Internet companies and a popular search engine, introduced a new deep neural search algorithm this week named “Korolev.” RBTH tested it against Google to find out which search engine is better at understanding user requests. Yandex said it’s new algorithm, “Korolev,” is better at... Read more
How to hire a good data scientist and avoid fake ones?
With the current “big data” hype there is a big demand for skilled and knowledgeable data scientists.  The fact that demand for data science is so big and the number of skilled data scientists is very limited is skyrocketing rates and attracting more and more people from various backgrounds... Read more