Tag: machine learning

Why a machine doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to solve rocket science problems

My previous blog post considered what we can learn about learning by watching computers master video games. What’s interesting is that the computer in that case wasn’t an “expert” at video games. It hadn’t made a comprehensive study of all…

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We can learn a lot by watching machines play

In our first blog post in this series we looked at the difference between machine memorization and machine learning. So what does that learning look like in action, and what are the implications for data science? There was a great…

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How do machines learn?

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are all terms that get thrown around a lot these days. While it’s easy to get into hair-splitting arguments about the distinctions between them, really they refer to the same thing: teaching machines…

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How artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing data Intelligence

Flagged as a mega trend for 2017 and beyond, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a term we often hear, but what is it, really? Gartner’s definition is this: Artificial Intelligence is technology that appears to emulate human performance typically by learning, coming…

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Datascape podcast episode 15 – machine learning primer for enterprise IT with Paul Spiegelhalter

Joining us today we have my esteemed colleague Paul Spiegelhalter. Paul is a data scientist and machine learning specialist with expertise in predictive analytics and algorithmic modeling across a number of industries, including computer vision, online advertising and user analysis,…

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Supervised machine learning: a conversational guide for executives and practitioners

This post gives a systematic overview of the vital points to consider when building supervised learning models. We address in Q&A style some of the key decisions/issues to go over when building a machine learning/ deep learning model. Whether you…

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Demystifying deep learning

Learning is a non-trivial task. How we learn deep representations as humans are high up there as one of the great enigmas of the world. What we consider trivial (and to some others natural) is a complex web of fine-grained…

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Understanding machine learning: an executive overview

Machine learning is a technology that has grown to prominence over the past ten years (as at this time of writing) and is fast paving the way for the “Age of Automation”. This post provides a holistic view of the…

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A gentle introduction to Google Cloud Platform for machine learning practice

In a previous post titled Machine Learning on the cloud, we examined in plain language what is machine learning, what is the cloud, and the merits of leveraging cloud resources for machine learning practice. In this post, we introduce the…

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Machine learning on the Cloud: notes for the Layman

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning is an assortment of tools and techniques for predicting outcomes and classifying events, based on a set of interactions between variables (also referred to as features or attributes) belonging to a particular data set….

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