02.3.18

How to use Machine Learning to solve Personalized Recommendations in Go

Personalization and recommendations are great for everybody—they can cut down the noise and take users right to the stories, articles, or products that they are most interested in. Building a recommendation engine from scratch is a daunting task—most wouldn’t even know where to start—but I wanted to show how easy this problem was to solve…

VW Microbus 02.2.18

VW Resurrects Iconic Microbus with Facial Recognition

When the hippies of the 1960s embarked on a journey to change the world, their vehicle of choice was Volkswagen’s Microbus van. Today, VW is resurrecting the Microbus in a new bid to overturn the status quo, using Nvidia AI technology to reshape the automobile. Together, VW and Nvidia plan to develop the I.D. Buzz,…

Flu AI 02.2.18

Using Machine-Learning Prediction to Forecast the Flu Season

Just as you depend on your local weatherman to tell you whether you need to bring an umbrella to work, medical professionals rely on influenza forecasts to predict the severity of the flu season and plan accordingly. However, these flu predictions are notoriously inaccurate and vague, making it difficult to effectively prepare, allocate resources and…

01.30.18

Object-Recognition Technology and Google Street View

Want to learn about the demographics of a particular neighborhood, such as political tendencies, average incomes and buying habits? Then look no further than the cars on the streets, which can serve as effective guides to the identities and behaviors of local residents. What’s more, by using a combination of object-recognition technology and the Street…

AI Book Translation 01.26.18

AI Translation Interprets Mysterious Book

For more than a century, academics, cryptographers, and conspiracy theorists have debated and theorized about the meaning of the Voynich manuscript, an ornate tome written in an unknown language and encrypted with an obscure code. With the cipher proving unbreakable, theories about the document’s purpose have run wild, with hypotheses ranging from an alchemist’s guide…

01.23.18

Natural Language Processing Anyone Can Use

Have you ever wondered how Amazon Echo understands what you’re saying even though you asked it something in a different way than your spouse? How does it know what you mean when you say “Whats the weather going to be like tomorrow?” versus “Tell me if its going to rain later”? Perhaps you’ve wished to…

Mifid compliance 01.22.18

AI and MiFID II Compliance

In the first week of January, the United Kingdom began enforcing a new series of regulations for its financial services community. The current version of The Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is legislation structured to strengthen investor protection, ensure orderly markets, minimize risk, and bolster market efficiency. The regulation underscores transparency to promote…

01.18.18

Why your creative agency needs to know about Machine Box

Imagine what a boost your pitches to potential customers would get by solving problems using state-of-the-art machine learning. Sprinkling some artificial intelligence in the right place can produce staggering results. It’s a great way to stand out among your competition and win more business. Building machine learning into your apps can be a daunting prospect;…