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A visual introduction to machine learning

R2D3 is an experiment in expressing statistical thinking with interactive design: “In machine learning, computers apply statistical learning techniques to automatically identify patterns in data. These techniques can be used to make highly accurate predictions….Using a data set about homes, we will create a machine learning model to distinguish homes in New York from homes in San Francisco…”

New on LLRX – AI And The Rule Of Law

Via LLRX – AI And The Rule Of Law – Our exposure to and reliance upon an increasingly ubiquitous range of technology is intertwined with issues related to intellectual property law. With smartphone cameras used to capture and share what their respective creators otherwise claim as intellectual property, to the devices, services and applications that… Continue Reading

Google – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset

Google Research Blog – Launching the Speech Commands Dataset: “At Google, we’re often asked how to get started using deep learning for speech and other audio recognition problems, like detecting keywords or commands. And while there are some great open source speech recognition systems like Kaldi that can use neural networks as a component, their… Continue Reading

Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding

Transformer: A Novel Neural Network Architecture for Language Understanding Posted by Jakob Uszkoreit, Software Engineer, Natural Language: “Understanding Neural networks, in particular recurrent neural networks (RNNs), are now at the core of the leading approaches to language understanding tasks such as language modeling, machine translation and question answering. In Attention Is All You Need we introduce… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm

Via LLRX – You Don’t Need AI Or Robot Lawyers To Automate Your Law Firm – Nicole Black’s article addresses how solo and small law firms can effectively implement business process improvements using applications for critical tasks including time-tracking, billing, and invoicing. Continue Reading

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence

Center for Data Innovation: “Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to dramatically transform huge swathes of the economy and society for the better, and as the technology continues to make headlines many countries are developing plans to ensure they can take full advantage of these benefits. Below is a high-level overview of a number of… Continue Reading

Gartner Releases “Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace, 2017”

“Digital business execution is requiring more frequent and complex decision making, continuous problem solving and rapid pattern recognition, all of which require workforce digital dexterity. In most organizations, however, responsibility for helping employees develop the desire and ability to exploit a wide range of transformative technologies — highlighted in the Gartner, Inc. Hype Cycle for… Continue Reading

Heritage Foundation reports plan replacement of fed experts with AI

Derek B. Johnson: “The Heritage Foundation, an influential conservative think tank, is calling for increased reliance on automation and the potential creation of a “contractor cloud” offering streamlined access to private sector labor as part of its broader strategy for reorganizing the federal government. Seeking to take advantage of a united Republican government and a… Continue Reading

Are you being sarcastic in your Tweets – new algorithm can discern your intent

“We use millions of texts on Twitter containing emojis for training a deep learning model that understands many nuances of how language is used to express emotions. For instance, it does well at capturing sarcasm and slang. We beat state-of-the-art algorithms across many benchmarks datasets. See our paper, blog post or FAQ for more details.… Continue Reading

YouTube combating online terror content with machine learning

YouTube Official Blog: An update on our commitment to fight terror content online, August 1, 2017: “A little over a month ago, we told you about the four new steps we’re taking to combat terrorist content on YouTube: better detection and faster removal driven by machine learning, more experts to alert us to content that… Continue Reading

Google AI has learned to walk, jump, run and climb

Business Insider: “Google’s artificial intelligence company, DeepMind, has developed an AI that has managed to learn how to walk, run, jump, and climb without any prior guidance. The result is as impressive as it is goofy.” Continue Reading

Subjects: AI

Dex-Net 2.0: Deep Learning to Plan Robust Grasps with Synthetic Point Clouds and Analytic Grasp Metrics

“In the paper we detail the Dexterity Network (Dex-Net) 2.0, a dataset of 6.7 million robust grasps and point clouds with synthetic noise generated from our probabilistic model of grasping rigid objects on a tabletop with a parallel-jaw gripper. We develop a deep Grasp Quality Convolutional Neural Network (GQ-CNN) model and train it on Dex-Net… Continue Reading