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Learning from the right-wing media, Elizabeth Spiers is starting an 'Insurrection'

Media entrepreneur and journalist Elizabeth Spiers thinks the Trump presidency is offering America “the most expensive civics lesson” the country has “ever had to learn.” Catching up with Brian Stelter in this week’s “Reliable Sources” podcast, Spiers said she thinks Donald Trump is running his presidency in ways that are “completely unprecedented,” ways that are exposing “the limits of what the norms are for the executive office very quickly.” Spiers, an early member of the Gawker team and formerly the editor in chief of the New York Observer, which was ...

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Fujitsu Enters Deep Learning, AI Markets With Custom Architecture

For the past few years, the battle over AI, deep learning, and other HPC (High-Performance Computing) workloads has been mostly a two-horse race. It’s between Nvidia, the first company to launch a GPGPU architecture that could theoretically handle such workloads, and Intel, who has continued to focus on increasing the number of FLOPS its Core processors can handle per clock cycle. AMD is ramping up its own Radeon Instinct and Vega Frontier Edition cards to tackle AI as well, though the company has yet to win much market share in ...

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AMD’s New Epyc Server Brand to Take on Deep Learning

At its Financial Analyst Day on Thursday, AMD made a number of announcements about its upcoming product launches and where it will focus in 2017. The company has historically used these events to forecast its performance over the next few years and is riding high after the successful launch of Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5. Investors, however, have been jittery about the manufacturer’s stock performance so far this year and AMD was also looking to calm the waters as it rolls out new hardware. We’ve known the codename for AMD’s ...

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Deep Learning, AI Could One Day Assist in Spotting Cancer

Deep learning and artificial intelligence are on their way to bringing about a sea change in how we use computers in medicine. Neural networks have the power to work toward solutions using approaches they devise on their own — and it gives them incredible problem-solving capabilities. You can’t exactly plug more RAM into a human brain (yet), but you can combine a supercomputer cluster with neural networks that do diagnostic image processing. This mighty partnership gives the ability to apply the collective wisdom and insight of doctors and scientists worldwide ...

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ET deals: Save 89% on the Machine Learning and Data Science Bundle

Ready to start down the path to a new career in machine learning and data analysis? Today’s bundle from SkillWise offers six ebooks and two courses designed to help you grasps the underpinnings of this exciting field. • Machine Learning and Data Science Bundle for $ 46 (List price: $ 433) When you buy today’s bundle, you’ll get the following ebooks and courses: • Learning Ansible 2: Second Edition ebook (a $ 36 value)• Practical DevOps ebook (a $ 36 value)• DevOps Automation Cookbook ebook (a $ 40 value)• Python ...

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Baidu AI achieves ‘zero shot learning’ ability using natural language

Given the glut of AI “breakthroughs” and wannabe “breakthroughs,” it’s sometimes tough to pinpoint events that if not seismic of themselves, are the kind of incremental advances that portend an “a-ha!” moment to come — such as the evening you realize Netflix’s recommendation system understands your movie tastes better than your spouse. Last week, we covered recent advancements made by the OpenAI group in creating reinforcement algorithms that led to grounded, compositional language use by an AI. Now Baidu has weighed in with their own advances on a similar front, in which an ...

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Project Loon uses machine learning to make internet balloons ‘dance on the wind’

The aptly named Project Loon started as a “moonshot” experiment at Google’s X division in 2011. The goal was to provide wireless internet access to remote areas with high-altitude balloons, which does indeed sound loony. It has become one of the most well-known endeavors by X, now a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet. It’s not just a wacky idea anymore — it’s starting to work. X has announced improvements to its navigation algorithm that could vastly reduce the number of balloons needed to cover an area. Early experiments in Project ...

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Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0

It wasn’t that long ago that building and training neural networks was strictly for seasoned computer scientists and grad students. That began to change with the release of a number of open-source machine learning frameworks like Theano, Spark ML, Microsoft’s CNTK, and Google’s TensorFlow. Among them, TensorFlow stands out for its powerful, yet accessible, functionality, coupled with the stunning growth of its user base. With this week’s release of TensorFlow 1.0, Google has pushed the frontiers of machine learning further in a number of directions. TensorFlow isn’t just for neural networks ...

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IBM is bringing machine learning to a mainframe near you

Modern machine learning — often just referred to as “AI” — has largely been the province of specially trained computer scientists who traffic in exotic modeling frameworks and graduate level math. Well-funded startups and large companies alike spend large sums of money to create models that analyze their data — usually with the large-scale resources available in the cloud. IBM is hoping to change that around in two important ways with its newly announced Machine Learning effort. First, by providing a simplified experience for data modeling and model deployment, it aims to ...

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