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The Year in Machine Learning (Part Four)

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This is the fourth installment in a four-part review of 2016 in machine learning and deep learning. — Part One covered Top Trends in the field, including concerns about bias, interpretability, deep learning’s explosive growth, the democratization of supercomputing, and the emergence of cloud machine learning platforms. — Part Two surveyed significant developments in Open Source machine learning projects, such as R, Python, Spark, Flink,

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The Year in Machine Learning (Part Three)

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This is the third installment in a four-part review of 2016 in machine learning and deep learning. In Part One, I covered Top Trends in the field, including concerns about bias, interpretability, deep learning’s explosive growth, the democratization of supercomputing, and the emergence of cloud machine learning platforms. In Part Two, I surveyed significant developments in Open Source machine learning projects, such as R, Python,

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Bottom ML/DL Story of 2016

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  Many thanks to readers who voted in the “Bottom ML/DL Story of 2016” poll. The choices were: Amazon Web Services releases DSSTNE to open source Dato rebrands as Turi IBM rebrands an existing Spark service as The Data Science experience IBM rebrands an existing SPSS service as Watson Machine Learning IBM standardizes graph analytics on Apache Tinkerpop Movidius launches

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H2O.ai Releases Steam

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With minimal fanfare, H2O.ai releases the Steam AI engine, which it describes as “…an end-to-end platform that streamlines the entire process of building and deploying smart applications.”  Overall, the software looks like a reasonable product extension for data science teams committed to H2O for machine learning. H2O.ai’s product strategy for Steam has evolved over time; as late as mid-August, the

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Spark 2.0.1 Arrives

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The Spark team announces the availability of Spark 2.0.1, a maintenance release with more than 300 stability and bug fixes. Release notes here; list of changes here. Also, Databricks’ Jules Damji publishes the latest bi-weekly roundup of Spark news from around the web; and CERN’s Luca Canali investigates Spark 2.0 performance improvements.

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