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Oh so Adversarial, Part I

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Hi there, It was worth the wait, this newsletter number eight! Oh so Adversarial, Part I “Adversarial” is a hot term in deep learning right now. The word comes up in two main contexts: I’ll call them adversarial training and adversarial attacks here to be clear. You’ll also hear ambiguous terms like “adversarial machine learning” used, but no worries……

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Bits & Bytes – 8.25.17

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Bits & Bytes Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Institute for Biomedical Informatics benchmark 13 state of the art ML algorithms on 165 publicly available classification problems, and present the results in Data-Driven Advice for Applying Machine Learning to Bioinformatics Problems. In the end they learn what every Kaggler knows… Gradient Boosted Decision Trees work really…

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Industrious FTW!

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It’s just heaven, newsletter number seven!   Industrious times here at TWIML This week’s podcast puts a bow on what we’re now calling “Season One” of our Industrial AI podcast series. I love this series for a couple of reasons: First, because it’s the first of many themed series here on the podcast, including one in…

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Bits & Bytes – 8.17.17

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Bits & Bytes AI luminary Andrew Ng launched a successor to his famous Stanford online machine learning course. The new course—actually a sequence of courses—is focused on deep learning and hosted over on Coursera. I’m planning to work through it. Let me know if you are too! According to an SEC filing, Ng is also planning to…

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TWIML Cubed!

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Here’s your weekly fix, newsletter number six!   We’ve been Cubed! What an exciting week for us here at TWIML HQ. On the heels of our one-year anniversary, and hitting 500k listens, I learned on Monday that your and my favorite Shark is an avid TWIML listener! Speaking to attendees at the Ozy Fest conference…

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Bits & Bytes – 8.10.17

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Bits & Bytes Microsoft made headlines last week when it formally added AI to its corporate vision statement, dropping references to “mobile-first” “Our strategic vision is to compete and grow by building best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with AI.” BuzzFeed trains a random forest ML algorithm to identify…

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Half A Million Thank Yous!

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What a great time to be alive, reading newsletter number five!   Half a million thank-yous Here at TWIML HQ we’re keeping an eye on our Soundcloud stats as we approach a very significant milestone for the podcast. I hinted at this yesterday on Twitter.     Well, don’t tell the folks on Twitter yet,…

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TWIML Presents: Wrangle 2017

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Wrangle conference podcast series.

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Bits & Bytes – 8.2.17

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Bits & Bytes A Facebook research program into multi-agent negotiations resulted in bots creating their own streamlined ways to communicate. The truth behind the ballyhoo about those language-inventing Facebook bots. Meanwhile, Google DeepMind researchers are working on developing agents that imagine the future and plan their tasks in two new papers focused on “imagination-based planning.” If all…

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To 2025 and Back

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You asked for more, here’s newsletter four!   To 2025 and back What is AI and what role will it play in society in 2025? This was the question that my friends Charlie Oliver, Kathryn Hume and I explored with a group of Torontonians at a workshop last week. At a time when AI hysteria in…

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