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Google Spanner: Beginning of the End of the NoSQL World? – ACM SIGMOD Blog

Google has recently announced that its flagship wide-area database named Spanner has been made available on the Google Cloud. Google Spanner is the next generation globally-distributed database built inside Google and announced to the world through the paper published in OSDI 2012 [1]. This article explores the implication of Google Spanner, in particular to the NoSQL world. CAP Theorem: A Quick Recap The t ...

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Deep Learning with Emojis (not Math) – tech-at-instacart

Sorting shopping lists with deep learning using Keras and Tensorflow. Shopping for groceries is hard. Stores are large and have complex layouts that are confusing to navigate. The hummus you want could be in the dairy section, the deli section, or somewhere else entirely. Efficiently navigating a store can be a daunting task. At Instacart, our customers can order millions of products from hundreds of retail ...

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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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An Exclusive Look at How AI and Machine Learning Work at Apple

Three years earlier, Apple had been the first major tech company to integrate a smart assistant into its operating system. Siri was the company’s adaptation of a standalone app it had purchased, along with the team that created it, in 2010. Initial reviews were ecstatic, but over the next few months and years, users became impatient with its shortcomings. All too often, it erroneously interpreted commands. ...

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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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10 Ways AI Chatbots Will Change Customer Service | The Huffington Post

10 ways AI chatbots will bring about change to today’s customer service   1. Bots will free up time for humans to handle more complex situations.Since AI chatbots will have the ability to assist with rather simple quick response needs of the customer, it will give customer service representatives a chance to handle the even more pressing problems for its clients. If more high-touch interaction is requi ...

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Are ChatBots the missing link in online education?

Are ChatBots the missing link in online education? Create a valuable, location independent learning experience You can find a course for everything online, from French cooking all the way to microeconomics. In theory, online courses make education accessible to everyone. Find something that interests you or helps your career, sign up, and then learn from anywhere on your favorite device. The popularity of o ...

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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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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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