Saturday, July 9, 2016

Weekly Review 9 July 2016

Some interesting links that I Tweeted about in the last week:

  1. Mining emails to identify disgruntled employees: http://fortune.com/insider-threats-email-scout/
  2. The origins of Support Vector Machines: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/07/guyon-data-mining-history-svm-support-vector-machines.html - gosh, I was in high school in 1989...
  3. A robot using deep learning to identify items has won Amazon's robot worker challenge: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/amazons-robot-worker-challenge-won-by-ai-powered-suction-arm/
  4. DeepMind is planning to use deep learning to diagnose degenerative eye diseases: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jul/05/google-deepmind-nhs-machine-learning-blindness
  5. Anomaly detection with machine learning: http://www.prcconsulting.net/2016/07/machine-learning-anomaly-detection-finding-a-needle-in-a-haystack/
  6. More on DeepMind's project to detect degenerative eye diseases: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/05/deepmind-partners-with-nhs-eye-hospital-to-conduct-ai-research/
  7. A description of Facebook's AI-based multi-language composer - no details of what kind of AI, though: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3090558/social-media/facebook-looks-to-break-language-barriers-with-new-translation-tool.html
  8. Can AI predict the next US president? http://www.techrepublic.com/article/election-tech-the-trump-clinton-race-can-ai-forecast-the-winner/
  9. Current key trends in AI and machine learning: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/06/key-trends-in-machine-learning-and-ai/
  10. The ideal cloud platforms for machine learning applications: http://www.datanami.com/2016/07/06/seeking-ideal-clouds-ml-workloads/
  11. Google buys yet another machine learning startup: http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/6/12105322/google-machine-vision-moodstocks-acquisition
  12. How to disconnect from work when you're away from work: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2936764/it-careers/cant-disconnect-on-vacation-these-it-pros-offer-their-hard-earned-tips.html
  13. A high-level overview of Support Vector Machines: http://www.kdnuggets.com/2016/07/support-vector-machines-simple-explanation.html
  14. How Microsoft plans to out-do Google in AI: http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/7/12111028/microsoft-bot-framework-artificial-intelligence-satya-nadella-interview
  15. The four forces shaping AI today: https://www.oreilly.com/ideas/the-four-dynamic-forces-shaping-ai
  16. Diagnosing Alzheimer's disease with machine learning: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-artificial-intelligence-aid-alzheimer-diagnosis.html
  17. Modernising PhD examinations: http://www.nature.com/news/what-s-the-point-of-the-phd-thesis-1.20203?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews - I remember I didn't do an oral exam
  18. Any model needs to be tested, & the results need to be statistically sound: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/decision-making-algorithms-is-anyone-making-sure-theyre-right/ - see post here: http://computational-intelligence.blogspot.com/2011/11/cargo-cult-statistics.html
  19. Computer might get smarts, but they'll never get consciousness: http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/MsbteoWOJMwMQkIQDej4dJ/The-debate-on-artificial-intelligence.html
  20. Using AI to improve beer brewing, via a Facebook chatbot: http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/robot-brews-how-ai-could-flavor-your-next-beer/
  21. Sounds like Darktrace is using an artificial immune system algorithm to detect network intrusion: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/darktrace-bolsters-machine-learning-based-security-tools-to-automatically-attack-threats/
  22. Microsoft open-sources its system for testing AI in Minecraft: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3093413/artificial-intelligence/microsoft-lets-ai-experiments-loose-in-world-of-minecraft.html