Every technologist knows of Ray Kurzweil. He is like a modern day Galileo- playing a major thought leadership role in the technology revolution (Ray's wikipedia entry does a pretty good job summarizing his background). Google recently announced that Kurzweil will be joining them as a director of engineering. Details were provided on Kurzweil's blog. Here is the story: Ray … [Read more...] about Kurzweil Makes a Strategic Move: Could this be the technology story of the decade?
Opera Solutions’ 220+ data scientists from 20+ disciplines form one of the largest centers of machine learning in private industry in the world – and the performance of this team, as illustrated in top-of-the-leaderboard standings in worldwide competitions like Netflix and the Heritage Health Prize, is unparalleled. Unlike competitors, OS has captured and continues to capture … [Read more...] about Opera Solutions: Data Scientists with proven past performance
Below and at this link is a video of Mike Olson at the opening of the 2013 Strata Conference and Hadoop World. The context in this discussion is important for technologists, strategists, analysts and executives alike, it provides insights in easy to understand ways and succinctly articulates the impact of some key trends in the … [Read more...] about Hadoop’s Impact on the Future of Data Management: Insights from Mike Olson at Strata and Hadoop World 2013
Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram Research is one of the world’s most respected software companies-as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As pioneers in computational science and the computational paradigm, we have pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in the … [Read more...] about Wolfram Research: Bringing the power to automation to analysis
H2O brings better algorithms to big data. For a quick overview on how see the video at this link and embedded below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGW3cT_cZLc H2O is a fast open source in-memory prediction engine and machine learning platform. With H2O enterprises can use all of their data (instead of sampling) in real-time for better predictions. Users can model data … [Read more...] about H2O: An in-memory product delivering the fastest possible analytics speeds
This is the fourth installment in our series flowing from recent dialog with Marc Andreessen. In this post we provide Marc's thoughts around how automation and AI may change the nature of interaction between government and citizen. Gourley: Do you have any suggestions that can help us think through how automation plus AI change the social fabric and interactions between … [Read more...] about Marc Andreessen on the future of technology and implications for interactions between government and citizens
Editor's note: This post by Gregory Piatetsky first appeared at KDnuggets.com. It examines one of the hottest of Machine Learning techniques, Deep Learning, and provides a list of free resources for learning and using Deep Learning -bg Deep Learning is a very hot area of Machine Learning Research, with many remarkable recent successes, such as 97.5% accuracy on face … [Read more...] about Where to Learn Deep Learning – Courses, Tutorials, Software