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The Year in Machine Learning (Part Two)

This is the second installment in a four-part review of 2016 in machine learning and deep learning. Part One, here, covered general trends. In Part Two, we review the year in open source machine learning and deep learning projects. Parts Three and Four will cover commercial machine learning and deep learning software and services. There are thousands of open source projects

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The Year in Machine Learning (Part One)

This is the first installment in a four-part review of 2016 in machine learning and deep learning. In the first post, we look back at ML/DL news organized in five high-level topic areas: Concerns about bias Interpretable models Deep learning accelerates Supercomputing goes mainstream Cloud platforms build ML/DL stacks In Part Two, we cover developments in each of the leading open

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Roundup 12/9/2016

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from the past 24 hours. Microsoft Releases R Server 9.0 On the Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog, Microsoft announces Release 9.0 of Microsoft R Server, a bundle of components built on an enhanced R distribution. Highlights of the new release include: — MicrosoftML, a package of machine learning algorithms — Simplified model

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Roundup 12/8/2016

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from the past 24 hours. Good Reads — McKinsey consultants Christoph Glatzel, Matt Hopkins, Tim Lange, and Uwe Weiss explain how retailers use machine learning to drive fresh food stocking. — In IEEE Spectrum, Deliang Wang explains how his lab at OSU uses deep learning to improve hearing aids. People — Unity

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Roundup 12/7/2016

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from the past 24 hours. On Thursday, December 8, Databricks’ Joseph Bradley and Jules Damji will deliver a webinar on migrating Spark ML workloads to DataFrames. Good Reads — On the Algorithmia blog, Matt Kiser explains why deep learning matters. — In The Wall Street Journal’s CIO Journal, Sara Castellanos reports on

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Roundup 12/6/2016

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from the past 24 hours. On the AtScale blog, some old guy says BI-on-Hadoop is dead. People — The folks at DataCamp recognize the five top R package maintainers: Hadley Wickham (ggplot2, dplyr, tidyr,…) Yihui Xie (knitr, bookdown, rmarkdown, shiny, htmlwidgets,…) Dirk Eddelbuettel (Rcpp, RPostgreSQL,…) Jeroen Ooms (jsonlite, xml2,…) Achim Zeileis (colorspace,

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