In the News
In this TEDx talk, Jeremy Howard offers a great overview of how machine learning works and where things are going. As a previous president of Kaggle, Jeremy knows what he's talking about. This is a very worthwhile 20 minute talk.
Shivon Zilis is a VC at Bloomberg Beta with a specific interest in startups that are based on data and machine intelligence. She spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data-related startup she could find. Her current list has 2,529 of them to be exact. This is a great rundown of what she found.
Very worthwhile slide deck about deep learning at Google that generated quite a bit of discussion on Reddit and Twitter this week. I typically don't like "reading" slide decks but this one has good depth and flows well. There's also a good "Further Reading" list on the last slide.
Zoubin Ghahramani and his group at the University of Cambridge are developing The Automatic Statistician, which is billed as “an artificial intelligence for data science." Google is helping to fund the project so this is definitely worth paying attention to. But, as Derrick Harris concludes in this post, we're far from having automated tools that can turn insights into real value.