Free Machine Learning eBooks

Free #MachineLearning eBooks - March 2017 #abdsc

  • Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, with far-reaching applications.
  • The aim of this textbook is to introduce machine learning, and the algorithmic paradigms it offers, in a principled way.
  • The book provides an extensive theoretical account of the fundamental ideas underlying machine learning and the mathematical derivations that transform these principles into practical algorithms.
  • These include a discussion of the computational complexity of learning and the concepts of convexity and stability; important algorithmic paradigms including stochastic gradient descent, neural networks, and structured output learning; and emerging theoretical concepts such as the PAC-Bayes approach and compression-based bounds.
  • Designed for an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course, the text makes the fundamentals and algorithms of machine learning accessible to students and non-expert readers in statistics, computer science, mathematics, and engineering.

Here are three eBooks available for free.
MACHINE LEARNING
Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk and Abdennacer Chebira
Machine Learning can be defined in various ways…
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Free Machine Learning eBooks

Free Machine Learning eBooks - March 2017 | #DataScience #MachineLearning #RT

  • Machine learning is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science, with far-reaching applications.
  • The aim of this textbook is to introduce machine learning, and the algorithmic paradigms it offers, in a principled way.
  • The book provides an extensive theoretical account of the fundamental ideas underlying machine learning and the mathematical derivations that transform these principles into practical algorithms.
  • These include a discussion of the computational complexity of learning and the concepts of convexity and stability; important algorithmic paradigms including stochastic gradient descent, neural networks, and structured output learning; and emerging theoretical concepts such as the PAC-Bayes approach and compression-based bounds.
  • Designed for an advanced undergraduate or beginning graduate course, the text makes the fundamentals and algorithms of machine learning accessible to students and non-expert readers in statistics, computer science, mathematics, and engineering.

Here are three eBooks available for free.
MACHINE LEARNING
Edited by Abdelhamid Mellouk and Abdennacer Chebira
Machine Learning can be defined in various ways…
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Deep Learning in 11 Lines of MATLAB Code » File Exchange Pick of the Week

Want to try out #deeplearning? Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting started

  • If you are  interested in learning more about deep learning or trying out some of latest deep learning research in MATLAB this blog post will walk you through the first steps to getting started.
  • The entry on File Exchange provides everything you need to download one of the most popular deep neural networks and use it to classify images using live video from a webcam.
  • This post covers how to download a pre-trained deep convolutional neural network and use it to classify images in a live video stream.
  • The AlexNet model is available as a support package in MATLAB, you can learn more about the AlexNet support package from this blog post.
  • Now that we’ve tried the deep learning image classifier on a single image lets try doing the same with a live video stream.

Avi’s pick of the week is Deep Learning in 11 Lines of MATLAB Code by the MathWorks Neural Networks Toolbox Team. This post is follow up to this post by Jiro
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Baidu launches SwiftScribe, an app that transcribes audio with AI

Baidu launches SwiftScribe, an app that transcribes audio with #AI

  • Baidu, the Chinese company operating a search engine, a mobile browser, and other web services, is announcing today the launch of SwiftScribe, a web app that’s meant to help people transcribe audio recordings more quickly, using — you guessed it!
  • SwiftScribe can handle up to an hour of audio in any given file, but that will take 20 minutes to process, Baidu project manager Tian Wu told VentureBeat in an interview.
  • Wu’s team believes SwiftScribe can help people transcribe audio 1.67 times faster — in 40 percent less time — than they would on their own.
  • While the product is certainly designed for transcriptionists — who are used to working on computers as opposed to mobile devices, hence the fact that SwiftScribe is only available as a web app — SwiftScribe could also come in handy for other people, like journalists and historians.
  • Today, Baidu is providing SwiftScribe as a free service — unlike Nuance’s Dragon software.

Baidu, the Chinese company operating a search engine, a mobile browser, and other web services, is announcing today the launch of SwiftScribe, a web app that’s meant to help people transcribe audio recordings more quickly, using — you guessed it! — artificial intelligence (AI).
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Demystifying machine learning part 2: Supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement learning

#machinelearning use cases:

1. Supervised
2. Unsupervised
3. Reinforcement

  • It is a type of machine learning, where one guides the system by tagging the output.
  • For example, a supervised machine learning system that can learn which emails are ‘spam’ and which are ‘not spam’ will have its input data tagged with this classification to help the machine learning system learn the characteristics or parameters of the  ‘spam’ email and distinguish it from those of ‘not spam’ emails.
  • Just as the three year old learns the difference between a ‘block’ and a ‘soft toy’, the supervised machine learning system learns which email is ‘spam’ and which is ‘not spam’.
  • Now instead of telling the child which toy to put in which box, you reward the child with a ‘big hug’ when it makes the right choice and make a ‘sad face’ when it makes the wrong action (e.g., block in a soft toy box or soft toy in the block box).
  • Based on your problem domain and the availability of data do you know which type of machine learning system you want to build?

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Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to prevent advertisers from discriminating

Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to prevent advertisers from discriminating

  • Facebook unveiled a new plan for preventing advertisers from discriminating Wednesday that emphasizes education and artificial intelligence.
  • Facebook will require advertisers posting ads for housing, employment, or credit to certify they are complying with the company’s anti-discrimination policies.
  • The social network has a three-pronged plan to stop advertisers from discriminating based on race.
  • Facebook turns to artificial intelligence to prevent advertisers from discriminating
  • The company announced a three-fold plan Wednesday in response to a ProPublica report in October that found advertisers could limit which Facebook users saw their ads based on race or ethnicity.

Facebook unveiled a new plan for preventing advertisers from discriminating Wednesday that emphasizes education and artificial intelligence. The company announced a three-fold plan Wednesday in…
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Fully Convolutional Networks (FCNs) for Image Segmentation

Fully Convolutional Networks (FCNs) for Image Segmentation |

  • Overall, we achieved comparable or better performance with the original paper.
  • The reason why the authors of the paper add skips is because the results produced by the FCN-32s architecture are too coarse and skips are added to lower layers of the VGG-16 network which were affected by smaller number of max-pooling layers of VGG-16 and can give finer predictions while still taking into account more reliable higher level predictions.
  • In the post we want to present Our Image Segmentation library that is based on Tensorflow and TF-Slim library, share some insights and thoughts and demonstrate one application of Image Segmentation .
  • % matplotlib inline from __future__ import division import os import sys import tensorflow as tf import skimage.io as io import numpy as np sys .
  • In order to show some results of Segmentation produced by aforementioned models, let’s apply the trained models to unseen images that contain some objects that represent one of PASCAL VOC classes.

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