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Machine Learning Roundup (October 3, 2016)

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from Friday and the weekend. Scroll to the bottom for job postings. ICYMI, the roundup is now daily and focuses solely on machine learning and deep learning. Top stories from last week: — Google releases Cloud Machine Learning to public beta. — NVIDIA introduces System-on-Chip for Autonomous Vehicles. — Amazon, Facebook, Google,

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Machine Learning Roundup (September 29, 2016)

Machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) content from the past 24 hours. ICYMI. Issues On the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Deeplinks blog, Gennie Gebhart and Erica Portnoy ponder privacy issues raised by facial recognition technology.In Fortune, Jeff John Roberts enumerates what companies get wrong about ML. Also in Fortune, Roger Parloff explains why DL is suddenly changing your life. Opinions

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 19, 2016)

Many thanks to Australia’s Dez Blanchfield for his contributions to this roundup. We set out to create a special “Australia/APAC” edition; however, most of the stories have a global interest: chips are chips and deep learning is deep learning wherever you live. We did find this story, profiling a Tasmanian oyster farm that uses Microsoft’s IoT hub. Well, that’s embarrassing. MapR’s

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Big Analytics Roundup (July 25, 2016)

We have some more summer reading this week; plus, Splice Machine announces availability of its open source Community Edition, and Google launches two new machine learning APIs. There are so many Spark stories I’ve created a special section for them. Plus we have the usual explainers, perspectives, and news. Quant headhunter Linda Burtch repeats her survey of working analysts in her

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 23, 2016)

Google announces that it has designed an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) expressly for deep neural nets. Tech press goes bananas. The chips, branded Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) require fewer transistors per operation, so Google can fit more operations per second into the chip. In about a year of operation, Google has achieved an order of magnitude improvement in performance per watt for

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Big Analytics Roundup (November 16, 2015)

Just three main stories this week: possible trouble for a pair of analytic startups; Google releases TensorFlow to open source; and H2O delivers new capabilities at its annual meeting. In other news, the Spark team announces Release 1.5.2, a maintenance release; and the Mahout guy announces Release 0.11.1, with bug fixes and performance improvements. (h/t Hadoop Weekly) Two items of

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Big Analytics Roundup (August 17, 2015)

Catching up from vacation last week.  Top stories: results of a SQL-on-Hadoop evaluation at Pearson; Google launches Dataflow (giving Flink a boost); while IBM shoehorns Spark onto a mainframe, Vertica gets the jump on IBM PureData with native Spark integration. Kaggle announces two new competitions: Springleaf Financial, an Indiana credit union founded in 1920, has rebranded to target millenials. They

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 18, 2015)

Light news: announcements from Dato, Google, Oracle and Pentaho, plus other cool stuff. On the PWC technology blog, Alan Morrison and Bo Parker interview Martin Van Ryswyk and Marko Rodriguez of Datastax about graph analytics.  PWC’s headline writer gets it wrong; the article is about graph engines and not graph databases.  Special-purpose graph databases, like special-purpose columnar databases, are a

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