Deep learning could discover new plant species hidden in centuries of herbarium data

August 12, 2017

Machine discovering procedures excel at doing a good-enough responsibility immediately in situations where theres lots of data to grind through. It turns out thats a great fit for backlogs of plant samples at herbariums and other repositories around the world, which have millions of the things waiting to be digitized and identified including some that may be new to science. There are thousands of such collectings around the world residence…

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Plasticity wants to help chatbots seem less robotic

August 12, 2017

Y Combinator backed Plasticityis tackling the problem of getting software systems to better understand text, using deep learning models trained to understand what theyre reading on Wikipedia articles and offering an API for developers to enhance their own interfaces. Specifically theyre offering two APIs for developers to build more robust conversational interfaces, as they put it with the aim of becoming a centralized solution for Natural Language Processing (NLP). Their…

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Andrew Ng announces Deeplearning.ai, his new venture after leaving Baidu

June 24, 2017

Andrew Ng, the former chief scientist of Baidu, announced his next venture, Deeplearning.ai, with only a logo, a domain name and a footnote pointing to an August launch date. In an interesting twist, the Deeplearning.ai domain name appears to be registered to Baidus Sunnyvale AI research campus the same office Ng would have worked out of as an employee. It makes sense that Ng would take advantage of his name…

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