Connect();, the annual Microsoft developer conference, is wrapping up now in New York. The conference was the venue for a number of major announcements and talks. Here are some highlights related to data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence: Lastly, I wanted to share this video presented at the conference from Stack Overflow. Keep an eye out for R community luminary David Robinson programming in R!
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You can find more from the Connect conference, including on-demand replays of the talks and keynotes, at the link below. Microsoft: Connect(); November 15-17, 2017
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If you’re looking to expand your skills as an AI developer, or just getting started, these learning plans for AI Developers on Azure provide a wealth of information to get you up to speed. The beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks all provide step-by-step guides to setting up the tools and data in Azure, along with worked examples in iPython Notebooks. The Beginner AI Developer Learning Plan provides an introduction to artificial intelligence and cognitive systems. It begins with an overview of Cognitive Services, and then works through several examples of using those APIs in applications: handwriting comprehension, speech comprehension, and face detection. The Intermediate AI Developer Learning Plan walks through the process of creating an AI application that understands voice input. It begins with an overview of LUIS, the Language Understanding Intelligent Service, and walks through the process of defining intents, entities,…
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Meet the latest Hollywood couple to hit the world stage (via Drew Conway): Neither of those people are real, though. Instead, they were generated by an AI algorithm by researchers at NVIDIA. The algorithm was trained using 30,000 images of real celebrities (using a NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU for 20 days), and then was able to generate an essentially infinite series of “celebrity-like” images. Here’s an hours’ worth of the results:
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The same process applies to other types of images as well: given suitable training images, the researchers were able to generate convincing images of fake buses, fake bicycles, fake furniture and fake horses. Make you wonder about the future of stock photography… Anyway, that’s all for this week. We’ll be back with more for the blog on Monday, and in the meantime have a great weekend!
[unable to retrieve full-text content]This article is simply a stream of consciousness on questions and problems I have been thinking and asking myself, and hopefully, it will stimulate some discussion.
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