Microsoft is Building Literate Machines

…now, the company’s leading AI experts are working on systems that can do something even more complex: Read passages of text and answer questions about them.

https://blogs.microsoft.com/next/2017/05/04/microsoft-is-teaching-systems-to-read-answer-and-even-ask-questions/?wt.mc_id=71250_fb_promo&utm_source=m.facebook.com&utm_medium=referral#sm.0000wygsjczd2elcx9m27dj5znxaz

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10 great GitHub repositories focusing on IPython, TensorFlow and Theano

This is a collection of 10 great GitHub repositories focusing on IPython, TensorFlow, Theano and related topics, for data scientists. The last one is not on GitHub.

http://www.datasciencecentral.com/profiles/blogs/top-10-ipython-tutorials-for-data-science-and-machine-learning?utm_content=bufferef7f4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Crimson Hexagon uses social media to predict stock movements

LONDON – You may not have heard of Crimson Hexagon, but the chances are it’s heard of you.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/analytics-firm-crimson-hexagon-uses-social-media-to-predict-stock-movements-2017-4?r=US&IR=T

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Global Fishing Watch catches illegal fishing vessel

The island nation of Kiribati suspected that Marshalls 203 had violated its recently created no-fishing zone, but it didn’t have sufficient proof. That’s where Global Fishing Watch came in.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/global-fishing-watch-catches-illegal-fishing-vessel-2016-11

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Anusua Trivedi, Data Scientist on Microsoft’s Advanced Data Science & Strategic Initiatives Team

In this podcast interview, I caught up with Anusua Trivedi, a Data Scientist on Microsoft’s ADS team, to get her take on the upward trajectory of AI and deep learning that we’re seeing in the industry today.

http://insidebigdata.com/2017/04/13/interview-anusua-trivedi-data-scientist-microsofts-advanced-data-science-strategic-initiatives-team/?platform=hootsuite

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Artificial intelligence and drones ‘future of policing’

Artificial intelligence and drones will be key policing tools in the future amid budget and job cuts, Gwent Police’s chief constable has said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39529504

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Google Pulls Back the Covers on Its First Machine Learning Chip

This week Google released a report detailing the design and performance characteristics of the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), its custom ASIC for the inference phase of neural networks (NN). Google has been using the machine learning accelerator in its datacenters since 2015, but hasn’t said much about the hardware until now.

https://www.hpcwire.com/2017/04/06/google-pulls-back-covers-first-machine-learning-chip/

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