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- Tensorflow playground
Tinker with a neural network in your browser — amazing!
- How to approach machine learning as a non-technical person
This post is not a primer on ML technology; this post won’t pretend to give you an explanation of deep learning or any specific technology, because these concepts change frequently and are largely irrelevant to much of the decision making. Instead, this post will address how to assess the technology and determine if it will yield pragmatic business value.
- Deep3D: Automatic 2D-to-3D Video Conversion with CNNs
Wouldn’t it be cool if 2D-to-3D conversion can be done automatically, if you can take a 3D selfie with an ordinary phone
- Building a High-Throughput Data Science Machine
Scaling is hard. Scaling data science is extra hard. What does it take to run a sophisticated data science organization? What are some of the things that need to be on your mind as you scale to a repeatable, high-throughput data science machine
- Baidu Uses Map Searches to Predict When Crowds Will Get Out of Control
China’s leading Internet search company, Baidu, says that data collected from its customers could be used to predict and preëmpt potentially deadly crowd gatherings in the real world.
- Doing Data Science Right — Your Most Common Questions Answered
It’s hard to believe that “data scientist” only became a bona fide job title in 2008. Jeff Hammerbacher at Facebook and DJ Patil at LinkedIn coined the term to capture the emerging need for interdisciplinary skills across analytics, engineering, and product. Today, the demand for data scientists has blossomed, and with it the need to better understand how to grow these teams for success.
- ‘Humans pretending to be computers pretending to be humans’, By Oscar Schwartz
This is why Amazon calls mTurk artificial artificial intelligence: it is powered by humans pretending to be computers pretending to be human.