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Greatest Hurdles in AI Proliferation in Education
Whenever we talk about AI’s applications, we tend to doubt the reality of AI proliferation in education. The advancements and new research don’t talk much about applications in education, and Varun Arora, founding director of Open Curriculum, has some ideas about why this might be the case.  AI hasn’t... Read more
OS for AI: How Serverless Computing Enables the Next Gen of ML
Jon Peck is a Full Spectrum Developer & Advocate for Algorithmia, an open marketplace for algorithms. At ODSC West 2018, he delivered a talk “OS for AI” which discussed how serverless computing enables the next generation of machine learning. The slides for Peck’s presentation can be found HERE.  The... Read more
Watch: State of the Art Natural Language Understanding at Scale
Natural language understanding is a key component in many data science systems that must understand or reason about text. Common use cases include question answering, paraphrasing or summarization, sentiment analysis, natural language BI, language modeling, and disambiguation. Building such systems usually requires combining three types of software libraries: NLP... Read more
Watch: Understanding Unstructured Data with Language Models
As data scientists, we’ve seen a rapid improvement in the last decades in the tools available for working with structured data (be it tabular data, graph data, sensor data etc.). Yet, the vast majority of our data (Merrill Lynch puts the figure at roughly 90%) is *unstructured*, and lives... Read more
Using Auto-sklearn for More Efficient Model Training
Applying a machine learning algorithm to any number of data-related tasks can be an enormous time saver, but the variable factors associated with creating an algorithm can be daunting. One must consider a variety of design-related decisions, and the risks surrounding the creation of an accurate architecture can make... Read more
Trends in AI: Towards Learning Systems That Require Less Annotation
There’s a lot of hype surrounding AI. Unfortunately, a lot of it is hyperbolic warnings about how we’ll lose our humanity and the machines will be smarter than we are. Just about every field and institution is preparing for an AI revolution. There’s even a brand new Minister of... Read more
Adversarial Attacks on Deep Neural Networks
Our deep neural networks are powerful machines, but what we don’t understand can hurt us. As sophisticated as they are, they’re highly vulnerable to small attacks that can radically change their outputs. As we go deeper into the capabilities of our networks, we must examine how these networks really... Read more
Ben Vigoda on the New Era of NLP
Many apps and programs claim to be able to understand you and are at least capable of engaging in superficial interactions. Spend long enough talking to one of these programs, however, and you’ll no doubt see the hallmarks of imperfectly reproduced natural language. That technology has not yet caught... Read more
ODSC East 2019: Major Applications of AI in Healthcare
The healthcare industry has come a long way to arrive at what we know today as modern medicine. Medical professionals have spent decades putting their research to work in order to create a healthier population. But there’s always room for growth and innovation, especially with the help of technology.... Read more
Watch: Challenges and Opportunities in Applying Machine Learning
There are many opportunities in applying machine learning, whether as an individual developer or in a business. But how do you get started? This talk provides an overview that separates fact from fiction and proposes processes to find opportunities for applying ML. This includes understanding where ML can have... Read more