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- Dato announces the open source release of SFrame
Dato open sources their SFrame package, a highly scalable, column based data frame which easily allows to interact with data that is larger than the amount of RAM on your system.
- Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 2 – Implementing a RNN with Python, Numpy and Theano
Second part of the tutorial we saw appearing in last newsletter. The author sets out the how the reader step-by-step how RNNs work, and how to implement them using Python and Theano.
- VNC, image analysis and data science
The people from BinaryEdge scraped a bunch of open VNC servers, screenshotted them, and used computer vision to filter out interesting cases.
- Learning Game of Life with a Convolutional Neural Network
This article shows how a neural network is capable to learn the rules behind Conway’s famous game of life.
- The fourth generation of machine learning: Adaptive learning
Following rule based learning, simple machine learning, and deep learning, this article argues that the next step of machine learning will involve human interaction in every step, but only when it matters most.
- Google DeepMind artificial intelligence can beat humans at 31 video games but can’t master Pac-Man
Google-owned artificial intelligence start-up DeepMind has revealed that its deep learning software is now able to outperform humans in 31 different video games, though Pac-Man remains hard to beat.
- Hitachi says it can predict crimes before they happen
Minority Report much? It sounds like science fiction, but according to Hitachi, monitoring everything from weather to Twitter may be able to predict where and when crime will occur.
- Some nice ML-libraries
Where the author discusses XGBoost, Sofia-ml, and Vowpal Wabbit as alternatives to more commonly known implementations of ML algorithms.
- Codecademy announces their interactive SQL course
Learn SQL using just your browser.
- The Ultimate Guide to Data Science Blogs (150 and Counting)
All the blog sources a data scientist could wish for, organized by: machine learning, Hadoop, R, Python, business intelligence, data visualization, statistics, and a general data science bucket.