Tencent Finally Makes a Big Bet on Artificial Intelligence — The Information

Tencent Finally Makes a Big Bet on #ArtificialIntelligence  #ai

  • Tencent, the company behind China’s largest social network and the world’s biggest online games business, always gets props for its products—but not necessarily for its cutting-edge tech.
  • It will be run by former Microsoft principal researcher Yu Dong, who announced he was joining Tencent at an artificial intelligence conference in March.
  • Mr. Yu is a leading speech recognition expert who spent nearly two decades at Microsoft.

Tencent, the company behind China’s largest social network and the world’s biggest online games business, always gets props for its products—but not necessarily for its cutting-edge tech. Now the juggernaut is taking steps to change that perception with a big push into AI.The owner of the WeChat …
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How to Embrace AI for Enacting Humanitarian Change

How to Embrace #AI for Enacting Humanitarian Change

  • One of the first efforts is an AI-based tool that will use social media and other data to pick good candidates for peer leaders among homeless youths around Los Angeles.
  • Unlike traditional approaches, AI systems can reveal novel ways of looking at social data, finding patterns or indicators that social scientists may overlook.
  • Building on an open-source codebase and leveraging tools such as IBM Watson’s backend, the best solutions for social problems will likely come from those who are local to the issues  and

    But openness won’t be the only hallmark of this new wave of AI.

  • Today’s conscientious tech leaders should look for opportunities to engage with social entrepreneurship for several reasons.
  • Even employees volunteering for a local charity will help bring ideas about social good into the company.

Artificial intelligence brings new opportunities for social change. Here are four steps for improving your startup’s compassion quotient.
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Scikit-Learn Tutorial Series – Data Science Central

9-part Scikit-Learn Tutorial Series:  #abdsc #BigData #Python #MachineLearning #DataScience

  • Kaggle released a series with tutorials in their blog.
  • I recommend to anyone who is starting or want to learn more about the tool.
  • by Diego Marinho de Oliveira
  • Data Science Central
  • Scikit-Learn Tutorial Series

Kaggle released a series with tutorials in their blog. I recommend to anyone who is starting or want to learn more about the tool.
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