— In the News —
Insightful essay about machines and their impact on the future of work. Considering the rapid advances in machine learning and related technologies, will there be anything left for us to do?
In a landmark ruling, a panel of Second Circuit judges recently decided that under the Stored Communications Act, a search warrant cannot be applied internationally. In other words, law enforcement can't legally access data that's stored in offshore data centers.
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— Tools and Techniques —
Jupyter Notebooks have become super popular and have grown in their capabilities. This is a great overview of where things are with the project and new features to look forward to.
Python tutorial based on the author's experience with more than 100 machine learning competitions. Includes discussion of a generalized workflow and parameter optimization.
Nice exploration of a simple sentiment analysis technique by David Robinson.
Edward is a Python library for probabilistic modeling, inference, and criticism. Edward fuses three fields: Bayesian statistics and machine learning, deep learning, and probabilistic programming. Runs on TensorFlow.
— Applications —
Fun tool that uses Deep Learning to automatically add color to black and white photos. Upload your own photos or play with the provided samples. Works amazingly well.
Google recently put a DeepMind AI in control of parts of its data centers and reduced power usage by 15%. For Google-sized data centers, that's huge.
This isn't just for police work. Many organizations could benefit from "situational awareness" systems that would help them exploit the data outside of their walls.
Perfect for the weekend! This beer recommendation engine uses natural language processing to mine beer reviews. It currently uses 700,000 reviews from 20,000 beers. Along with a web app, the source code is available via the GitHub icon at the bottom of the page.