Accelerating open machine learning research with Cloud TPUs

  • Our goal is to ensure that the most promising researchers in the world have access to enough compute power to imagine, implement, and publish the next wave of ML breakthroughs.
  • We’re setting up a program to accept applications for access to the TensorFlow Research Cloud and will evaluate applications on a rolling basis.
  • The program will be highly selective since demand for ML compute is overwhelming, but we specifically encourage individuals with a wide range of backgrounds, affiliations, and interests to apply.
  • The program will start small and scale up.

Researchers need enormous computational resources to train the machine learning models that have delivered
recent advances in medical imaging, speech recognition, game playing, and many other domains. The TensorFlow
Research Cloud is a cluster of 1,000 Cloud TPUs that provides the machine learning research community with
a total of 180 petaflops of raw compute power — at no charge — to support the next wave of breakthroughs.
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Build and train machine learning models on our new Google Cloud TPUs

We want Google Cloud to be the best cloud for #AI

  • You can program these TPUs with TensorFlow, the most popular open-source machine learning framework on GitHub, and we’re introducing high-level APIs, which will make it easier to train machine learning models on CPUs, GPUs or Cloud TPUs with only minimal code changes.With Cloud TPUs, you have the opportunity to integrate state-of-the-art ML accelerators directly into your production infrastructure and benefit from on-demand, accelerated computing power without any up-front capital expenses.
  • Since fast ML accelerators place extraordinary demands on surrounding storage systems and networks, we’re making optimizations throughout our Cloud infrastructure to help ensure that you can train powerful ML models quickly using real production data.Our goal is to help you build the best possible machine learning systems from top to bottom.
  • For example, Shazam recently announced that they successfully migrated major portions of their music recognition workloads to NVIDIA GPUs on Google Cloud and saved money while gaining flexibility.Introducing the TensorFlow Research CloudMuch of the recent progress in machine learning has been driven by unprecedentedly open collaboration among researchers around the world across both industry and academia.
  • To help as many researchers as we can and further accelerate the pace of open machine learning research, we’ll make 1,000 Cloud TPUs available at no cost to ML researchers via the TensorFlow Research Cloud.Sign up to learn moreIf you’re interested in accelerating training of machine learning models, accelerating batch processing of gigantic datasets, or processing live requests in production using more powerful ML models than ever before, please sign up today to learn more about our upcoming Cloud TPU Alpha program.
  • If you’re a researcher expanding the frontier of machine learning and willing to share your findings with the world, please sign up to learn more about the TensorFlow Research Cloud program.

Announcing that our second-generation Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) will soon be available for Google Cloud customers who want to accelerate machine learning workloads.
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The Power of Artificial Intelligence is to Make Better Decisions

The Power of Artificial Intelligence is to Make Better Decisions —@byronreese @gigaom #AI

  • According to Accenture, AI will define future customer experience .
  • “The power of AI is the power to make better decisions.
  • Reese shared a historical example of AI and whether AI should be used to make decision.
  • If AI has the power to make better decisions, then any business that has to make decisions, will be able to make more informed and fast decisions.
  • Reese notes that AI in business is really heating up.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new UI, according to Accenture’s Technology Vision 2017 report, identifying trends that are essential to business suc…
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Google set to bring AI to Raspberry Pi computers

  • Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, told the BBC: “It’s fantastic to see Google getting closer to the maker community.”
  • Google has set up its very own survey and is asking makers what smart tools would be the “most helpful”.
  • Google set to bring AI to Raspberry Pi computers
  • Google is on its way to bringing artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to computer Raspberry Pi.
  • “I’m particularly excited about the prospect of connecting Raspberry Pi to some of the machine learning work coming out of Google DeepMind in London, allowing us to build smart devices that interact in the real world.”

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Probabilistic Machine Learning with PyMC3

Probabilistic Machine Learning with #PyMC3  #ODSC #ML #MachineLearning #DataScience

  • After the overview, Dr. Wiecki’s focused on Probabilistic Programming with PyMC3.
  • Introduction: Dr. Thomas Wiecki of Quantopian spoke at the recent ODSC UK conference compared traditional Machine Learning with Probabilistic Programming.
  • It was a perfect way to cap off a riveting display of the power of Probabilistic Programming.
  • PyMC3 is a popular Python library which leverages this power.
  • Learning R programming by reading books: A book list #rstats Posted 24 November 2016 | 10:41 am

Abstract: Probabilistic Programming is a powerful set of tools which is barely sampled from by the traditional Machine Learning toolbox. PyMC3 is a popular
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Is cognitive technology living up to the hype?

Major new insights are in from the front lines of #cognitive and #AI adoption.

  • According to the report, cognitive technology is making good on its remarkable promise to unlock business value.
  • Read our full report: The Cognitive Advantage: Insights from early adopters on driving business value .
  • An IBM study was published today that examines how cognitive technology is being put into practice.
  • Half of early adopters have already seen “major competitive advantage” from adopting cognitive technology, and 58 percent believe it will be a “must have” to remain competitive in three to five years.
  • To reach the conclusions, our researchers surveyed a broad sample of early adopters that embody the diversity of the cognitive market.

An IBM study was published today that examines how cognitive technology is being put into practice. The research, IBM’s first quantitative global study of the cognitive market, is based on survey results from more than 600 early adopters. The report, The Cognitive Advantage: Insights from early adopters on driving business value, is headlined by promising evidence that supports the business case for cognitive.
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Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool

Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ #AI tool

  • Microsoft has released Project Malmo, a platform that uses Minecraft as an environment for advanced research into artificial intelligence.
  • Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool
  • Project Malmo, previously referred to as Project AIX , has been spearheaded by a team working at a Microsoft research lab based in the English city of Cambridge.
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  • Microsoft hopes that Project Malmo will engage a broad range of users, and that its links to Minecraft will help entice more novice coders.

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AI researchers and enthusiasts alike can now test out Microsoft’s toolset based on Minecraft.


Microsoft releases Project Malmo, its education-focused ‘Minecraft’ AI tool