machine learning

  • Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair Crunch Network

    Machine Learning And Human Bias: An Uneasy Pair

    “We’re watching you.” This was the warning that the Chicago Police Department gave to more than 400 people on its “Heat List.” The list, an attempt to identify the people most likely to commit violent crime in the city, was created with a predictive algorithm that focused on factors including, per the Chicago Tribune, “his or her acquaintances and their… Read More

  • The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning Crunch Network

    The Next Wave Of Enterprise Software Powered By Machine Learning

    Enterprise software is about to undergo radical transformation — a substantial change that will make the shift to software as a service (SaaS) look like a simple facelift. This transformation is being powered by machine learning. Read More

  • The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America Crunch Network

    The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America

    The ‘Industrial Internet’ is poised to overhaul the way companies manufacture goods, in turn changing our everyday interactions with products. Imagine yourself five years from now, sitting around a picnic table with a group of friends. One of them just landed a coveted manufacturing gig right after getting her master’s degree, and is now pulling in $200,000 a year. Another… Read More

  • Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog

    Microsoft Announces Public Preview Of Azure Data Catalog

    In a blog post published this morning, Microsoft’s Joseph Sirosh, corporate vice president at Microsoft, who is in charge of Azure ML, announced the public preview of the Azure Data Catalog, an in-house tool to facilitate discovery of a company’s data sources. Azure ML is Microsoft’s machine learning platform, which was launched last February. As companies create various… Read More

  • The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization Crunch Network

    The Future Of Algorithmic Personalization

    Personalization algorithms influence what you’ve chosen yesterday, what you choose today and what you’ll be choosing tomorrow. Simultaneously, there seems to be something wrong with personalization. We are continuously bumping into obtrusive, uninteresting ads. Our digital personal assistant isn’t that personal at all. We’ve lost friends to the algorithmic abyss of the… Read More

  • Vote Machine Learning For President!

    Vote Machine Learning For President!

    You have to hand it to American democracy. After many years of political back-and-forth, we have finally reached a consensus: government blows. Government can’t do anything, least of all build an HTML website with a form on it to collect health information. It’s popular these days to trash policy and policymakers, and certainly the politicians who watch over them. In contrast to… Read More

  • Polish Startup Filmaster Sells To Samba TV For €1 Million

    Polish Startup Filmaster Sells To Samba TV For €1 Million

    Filmaster, a movie recommendation engine built by a team in Warsaw, Poland, has sold to Samba TV for a little over €1 million. Filmaster was funded by HackFwd and HardGamma Ventures although the founders kept most of the company as it was sold. Described as a service that offers movie recommendations using “its own proprietary artificial intelligence and machine learning… Read More

  • Man Vs. Machine: How Humans Are Driving The Next Age Of Machine Learning Crunch Network

    Man Vs. Machine: How Humans Are Driving The Next Age Of Machine Learning

    If you’ve been following the buzz around artificial intelligence lately, you may have gotten the impression that machines will soon take over the world and destroy it. Hollywood is fueling the debate with the latest Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Columbia Pictures’ Ex Machina — two films about what bad can happen when machines go rogue and utilize big data to… Read More

  • Why Apps Need A New Data Center Stack Crunch Network

    Why Apps Need A New Data Center Stack

    The Internet has changed a lot about people’s lives in the past couple decades. Web and mobile applications let us search for information, buy products, and communicate frictionlessly, from anywhere — at speeds and in ways never before possible. We get movie recommendations on the dashboards of our cars, produce and publish videos on our phones, and buy thermostats that predict when… Read More

  • AI Project Designed To Recognize Scenes Surprises By Identifying Objects, Too

    AI Project Designed To Recognize Scenes Surprises By Identifying Objects, Too

    In this week’s edition of ‘omg the machines are on the verge of sentience,’ we bring you news of a research project out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: A system designed to recognize specific scenes, which is a key ingredient in making computers smarter, turned out to also be able to identify objects as an unintended side… Read More

  • AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    AWS Wants To Put Machine Learning In Reach Of Any Developer

    Andy Jassy, senior vice president at Amazon Web Services, announced a new machine learning platform today at the AWS Summit in San Francisco. The Amazon Machine Learning service is designed to give developers without machine learning background the tools to build smart, data-driven applications that can not only analyze what’s happening in real time or what happened in the past, but… Read More

  • Stop Fearing Artificial Intelligence Crunch Network

    Stop Fearing Artificial Intelligence

    As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like so many others (Musk, Hawking, Gates), is poisoning the well for fear of something he doesn’t truly understand. Read More

  • European Tech Verticals To Track Crunch Network

    European Tech Verticals To Track

    While the high-level investment trend in innovative technology is similar between the U.S. and Europe, digging deeper exposes interesting differences. Europe seems to be punching above its weight in some predictable areas like banking and hospitality while being weaker in historically strong areas like fashion and insurance. At a high level, the trend of early-stage technology deals over the… Read More

  • 47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

    47 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Winter 2015 Demo Day 2

    Y Combinator got so big, it had to split its Demo Day in two. During today’s second wave we saw a variety of promising biotech, marketplace, enterprise, and financial tech startups. Yesterday we chronicled 50 consumer, B2B, developer, and hardware companies. With bigger and bigger batches, the on-stage pitches are getting more bombastic as YC’s startups compete for attention. Yet… Read More

  • Algorithmia Launches With More Than 800 Algorithms On Its Marketplace

    Algorithmia Launches With More Than 800 Algorithms On Its Marketplace

    Algorithmia, the startup that raised $2.4 million last August to connect academics building powerful algorithms and the app developers who could put them to use, just brought its marketplace out of private beta. Read More

  • Passion Capital Backs Ravelin’s Hybrid Approach To Tackling Online Fraud

    Passion Capital Backs Ravelin’s Hybrid Approach To Tackling Online Fraud

    Another fintech investment to chalk up in London: Passion Capital has invested an undisclosed level of seed funding in Ravelin, an early stage online fraud prevention startup formed by a team of ex-Hailo employees in January this year. The startup is currently working out of Passion’s co-working space, White Bear Yard. Read More

  • Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    Microsoft Officially Launches Azure Machine Learning Platform

    You know all that big data that’s streaming into your company from sensors, customers, social media, Excel spreadsheets, and data sources all over the internet? Microsoft wants to help you process all of it, build APIs and make use of that data in the cloud with machine learning technology. And to that end, Microsoft officially announced at the Strata Conference today, the general… Read More

  • Palantir Buys Fancy That To Add Retail, Shopping Data To Its Analytics Platform

    Palantir Buys Fancy That To Add Retail, Shopping Data To Its Analytics Platform

    Palantir is known for its data analytics platform that is used extensively in areas like law enforcement, financial and insurance research and healthcare. Now you can add retail and shopping data to the mix. It has acquired Fancy That, a startup that has built a platform to help retailers with their omnichannel strategies across physical stores, online, mobile and other platforms where… Read More

  • Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

    Our Top Five Startups At StartX’s Fall 2014 Demo Day

    StartX, the Stanford-funded and affiliated incubator, just held its demo day for the Fall 2014 batch of startups at its headquarters in Palo Alto. The companies presenting ran the gamut from bitcoin and cybersecurity to open source machine learning. Read More

  • Silicon Valley Reinvents The Invisible Hand

    Silicon Valley Reinvents The Invisible Hand

    Jobs are the lifeblood of the economy. Whether self-employed or company-employed, workers rely on steady incomes to consume goods and pay for all of the necessities of life. When jobs are plentiful, friction decreases between job applicants and employers, ensuring that income is earned earlier and more frequently. Read More

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