ShuffleNet: An Extremely Efficient Convolutional Neural Network for Mobile Devices

Megvii Inc (a.k.a Face++) introduced ShuffleNet, which they claim to be an extremely computation efficient CNN architecture, designed for mobile devices with computing power of 10-150 MFLOPs. The ShuffleNet utilizes pointwise group convolution and channel shuffle to reduce computation cost while maintaining accuracy. It manages to obtain lower top-1 error than the MobileNet system on […]

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How Ray makes continuous learning accessible and easy to scale

[A version of this post appears on the O’Reilly Radar.] The O’Reilly Data Show Podcast: Robert Nishihara and Philipp Moritz on a new framework for reinforcement learning and AI applications. Subscribe to the O’Reilly Data Show Podcast to explore the opportunities and techniques driving big data, data science, and AI. Find us on Stitcher, TuneIn, iTunes, SoundCloud, RSS. In this episode […]

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2017 Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies: AI, AR/VR, Digital Platforms

Gartner: The emerging technologies on the Gartner Inc. Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 reveal three distinct megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years. Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere, transparently immersive experiences and digital platforms are the trends that will provide unrivaled intelligence, create profoundly new experiences and offer platforms […]

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Robots Determined the Outcome of the 2016 Election. Or Maybe Not.

Brookings: “…the map makes clear that while industrial robots are by no means everywhere, they are clustered heavily in a short list of Midwestern and Southern manufacturing states, especially the upper Midwest… It is telling that the robot incidence in red states that voted for President Trump in November is more than twice that in the […]

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Deep Learning, Not AI, Most Effective Term in Job Listings

Textio: These phrases appear to be following the pattern of big data before them. As AI language has become more common in job ads, the less interesting it has become to potential job applicants. No surprise: when everyone is using the same language, no one stands out… Textio looked at a bunch of tech terms that appear to […]

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UNICEF Uses AI to Help Underprivileged Children

Christopher Fabian – the co-founder of UNICEF’s Innovation Fund – is using artificial intelligence to help underprivileged children in the bottom quintile of the world’s population. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has 12,000 employees in 190 countries. Support comes via government and corporate funding and private charitable donations. The gigantic, 71 year-old organization has […]

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Mobile Becomes AI

…Microsoft Form 10K 2017: Vision: “Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge infused with artificial intelligence (“AI”).” ……# Mentions AI or artificial intelligence: 7 …Microsoft Form 10K 2016: Vision: “Our strategy is to build best-in-class platforms and productivity services for a mobile-first, cloud-first world.” ……# Mentions […]

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Andrew Ng Unveils Deeplearning.ai – New DL Courses on Coursera

Andrew Ng, one of the top minds in deep learning, loves teaching. And so, the Stanford University professor decided to re-energize the study of AI with the August 8 launch of Deeplearning.ai, a specialized deep learning educational project he has been developing since he left Chinese search engine giant Baidu in March. Deeplearning.ai is a […]

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Why continuous learning is key to AI

[A version of this post appears on the O’Reilly Radar.] A look ahead at the tools and methods for learning from sparse feedback. As more companies begin to experiment with and deploy machine learning in different settings, it’s good to look ahead at what future systems might look like. Today, the typical sequence is to […]

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