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Microsoft Updates its Deep Learning Toolkit | Cortana Intelligence and Machine Learning Blog

We are delighted to announce that Microsoft has brought Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit version 2.0 out of beta and is making the first release candidate available today. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, is a system for deep learning used to speed advances in areas such as speech and image recognition and search relevance on CPUs and NVIDIA® GPUs. Cognitive Toolkit can be used on-premises or in the cloud ...

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Using Apache Spark for large-scale language model training | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

Processing large-scale data is at the heart of what the data infrastructure group does at Facebook. Over the years we have seen tremendous growth in our analytics needs, and to satisfy those needs we either have to design and build a new system or adopt an existing open source solution and improve it so it works at our scale. For some of our batch-processing use cases we decided to use Apache Spark, a fast- ...

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Why Businesses are Leaning towards Machine Learning … 

Many companies are slowly waking up each day to the smell of a new coffee. It's called Machine Learning! Machine Learning is here to stay. It is expected to influence every aspect of life, including the way business decisions will be made in future. It's already happening. Machine Learning phenomenon: Machine Learning is a shortcut for machines or systems to learn the way decisions are made in life, which a ...

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Review: The best frameworks for machine learning and deep learning | InfoWorld

Over the past year I've reviewed half a dozen open source machine learning and/or deep learning frameworks: Caffe, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (aka CNTK 2), MXNet, Scikit-learn, Spark MLlib, and TensorFlow. If I had cast my net even wider, I might well have covered a few other popular frameworks, including Theano (a 10-year-old Python deep learning and machine learning framework), Keras (a deep learning fro ...

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Google Cloud Platform Blog: Introducing Cloud Spanner: a global database service for mission-critical applications

Introducing Cloud Spanner: a global database service for mission-critical applications Today, we’re excited to announce the public beta for Cloud Spanner, a globally distributed relational database service that lets customers have their cake and eat it too: ACID transactions and SQL semantics, without giving up horizontal scaling and high availability. When building cloud applications, database administrato ...

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Microsoft’s New AI Writes Code For People Who Don’t Know Coding

DeepCoder is an artificial intelligence system built by the researchers at Microsoft and the University of Cambridge. Based on a technique called program synthesis, DeepCoder can write working code after searching from a huge code database. It tries to make the best possible arrangement for the harvested code fragments and improves its efficiency over time. We’ve about the very basic artificial intelligence ...

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How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized

Artificial Intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core structures. Advances in technology are causing firms to restructure their organizational makeup, transform their HR departments, develop new training models, and reevaluate their hiring practices. This is according to Deloitte’s 2017 Human Capital Trends Report, wh ...

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Experts on the Pros and Cons of Algorithms | Pew Research Center

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age Algorithms are aimed at optimizing everything. They can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. Still, experts worry they can also put too much control in the hands of corporations and governments, perpetuate bias, create filter bubbles, cut choices, creativity and serendipity, and could result in greater unemployment (filistimlyanin/iStock.com) A ...

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Essential Differences between Deep Learning and Conventional Neural Network 

There has been a resurgence in interest in Neural Network since 2006, because of some breakthroughs known collectively as Deep Learning. A Deep Learning based solution uses deep neural network with multiple hidden layers. However, the learning techniques are different from conventional neural networks. Key Differences Conventional Neural Network A conventional neural network, uses back propagation of error ...

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Why the Financial Sector in India is betting big on Chatbots

Why the Financial Sector in India is betting big on Chatbots Banking gets smarter with as Deep Learning and NLP technologiesHere’s a common scenario in the financial sector – high volume customer support tasks are being standardized and executed by chatbots or software applications that can be scaled up accordingly and are streamlining operations.  From insurance discovery, buying and renewal to handling da ...

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