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Leveling Up in Machine Learning and AI

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I’ve mentioned my upcoming AI Summit event on the podcast recently. What I’m creating is an “executive AI boot camp” of sorts—a learning experience targeting IT, technology and (tech-savvy) business leaders who need to get smart on the broad spectrum of machine learning and AI opportunities in the enterprise. If this sounds like you, or…

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Bits & Bytes – 3.28.18

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Bits and Bytes Amazon text-to-speech service, Polly releases new Breath feature. The new feature more closely mirrors human speech patterns by adding in pauses and breaths. The breaths can be added both manually and via an automated algorithm. IBM sets 46x faster benchmark record with POWER9 and NVIDIA GPUs. The test was done using IBM’s SnapML AI software. They were able…

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AI and the Future of Healthcare

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Healthcare applications of machine learning and AI have been in the news a bit more than usual recently, concurrent with the recent HiMSS conference in Las Vegas. HiMSS is a 45,000+ attendee conference dedicated to healthcare IT. Surprising no one, AI was a major factor at this year’s event. There was a whole subconference focused…

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Bits & Bytes – 3.21.18

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Bits and Bytes Google open sources exoplanet discovery AI. The project came out of a collaboration between Google Brain software engineer Chris Shallue and astrophysicist Andrew Vanderburg. The team was able to discover several new exoplanets and have now open-sourced their project to the public. I got a chance to talk with Chris Shallue about his work not…

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Bits & Bytes – 3.15.18

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Bits & Bytes Google’s AI is being used on US military drone footage. The project provides the Department of Defense (DoD) with Tensorflow APIs to help flag and classify 1000s of hours of drone footage. The partnership has drawn criticism of both Google and the DoD. Microsoft partners with Esri to launch Geospatial AI on Azure. For geospatial analytics…

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What’s Hot in AI: Deep Reinforcement Learning Edition

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Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is an exciting area of AI research, with potential applicability to a variety of problem areas. We’ve discussed DRL several times on the podcast to date and just this week took a deep dive into it during the TWIML Online Meetup. (Shout out to everyone who attended!) Our presenter, Sean Devlin, did a…

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I’m hosting an AI Summit & Boot Camp

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If you’re like most line-of-business or IT leaders, you probably hear a lot about machine learning and AI. You know they’ll eventually have a huge impact on your company, your job, and even your personal life, but you’re not sure exactly what all the buzz is about. You’d like to better understand this stuff, and…

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Bits & Bytes – 3.9.18

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Bits & Bytes Philips and Microsoft launch AI products for healthcare. The HIMSS Conference is going on this week, so healthcare AI is in the news. Philips announced a suite of AI-powered tools for diagnostic imaging, patient monitoring, oncology, genomics and other applications. Meanwhile, Microsoft launched a number of new healthcare tools and products powered by AI and Azure. Microsoft…

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Boston Dynamics

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You’ve probably seen the latest Boston Dynamics video to take the internet by storm. It shows one of their recent quadruped creations, the SpotMini, opening a door while being accosted by a company employee. Boston Dynamics’ videos are notorious for eliciting both excitement and fear across the internet. Nicholas King’s recently released parody of the Planet Earth documentary shows…

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Bits & Bytes – 3.2.18

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Bits & Bytes Google AI to predict heart disease with eye scans. The tech is being developed by Google’s health subsidiary Verily. It works by scanning the back of a patient’s eye, it then uses that image to deduce patient age, blood pressure, smoking status, and their risk of heart attack. It’s still in its early stages, though, and…

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