— In the News —
Oren Etzioni is the chief executive of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. In this New York Times opinion piece, Oren offers his perspective on the AI scare-hype along with a reasoned approach for avoiding AI harm.
This longread in the Atlantic offers an exclusive look at how Alphabet understands its most ambitious artificial intelligence project.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Awesome Jupyter Notebook by Sean J. Taylor that demonstrates how simple machine learning algorithms can be used to project fantasy football points better than experts. The notebook is very well-documented and includes projections for 2017.
This might not be a practical attack but it sure is cool. This article describes how to create a keylogger using machine learning with a phone's accelerometer and gyroscope readings. It's a fun read that's aptly subtitled, "A Guide to Reasoning About Unintuitive Machine-Learning Problems."
Curated collection of Python packages that are commonly used for time series analysis. Covers a variety of use cases including machine learning, statistics, analytics, and working with databases.
This introduction to cleaning data uses a messy weather dataset to demonstrate key features of Pandas including things like file reading, dataset sorting, applying functions, ensuring a consistent frequency, interpolation, and simple plotting.
— Deep Learning —
Two recent grads from Fast.ai's popular deep learning courses created an application called "greenscreen.ai" that automatically removes image backgrounds. This article is a great walk-through of the problems they solved and how they did it.
Nice overview of object detection opportunities including use cases, challenges, classical approaches, and the latest techniques using deep learning. This is fairly high-level with links to details throughout the article.
— Career —
Here's a practical guide for making the move from academia to industry. Recommendations in this article are based on conversations with over 50 teams that were searching for Applied AI practitioners. This is very well-organized and actionable.
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