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A Data Scientist’s Take on Cognitive Computing (and more…)

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Join the upcoming Leaders in Cognitive webinar, Wednesday 10/11/17 at 12:00 pm Eastern to meet Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist at SAS Institute.

Wayne will tackle the confusing deep water we find ourselves in trying to navigate the proliferation of hype related to “AI” terms like weak and strong AI, cognitive computing, machine learning, and particularly deep learning. Would you know AI if you met up with it on the street? You should after you’ve heard Wayne’s perspective.

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Consider Google Translate

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The New York Times Magazine features a beautifully prepared and presented article on the recent dramatic improvements in Google Translate brought about by deep learning technologies developed in the Google Brain division of Alphabet. But this is not simply an article about a breakthrough innovation, it is a nuanced discussion of the history, problems, and approaches, both failed and (sometimes) successful, that lie behind some of the most useful AI-supported facilities we use today.

As an example, author Gideon Lewis-Kraus notes:

“…in ...

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SAS CTO on Viya™ and Cognitive

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The Huffington Post recently published an interview with Oliver Schabenberger, SAS Executive VP and CTO discussing the shifts in advanced analytics, the adoption of deep learning techniques, the increasing use of streaming data analytics, and the emergence of cognitive computing approaches in SAS product lines. All of these capabilities are anchored in SAS’s most recent Cloud platform offering, dubbed Viya™.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lolita-taub/cognitive-business-sas-an_b_13531248.html

Schabenberger takes a pragmatic view on how the AI-supported future will unfold:

“It is unlikely that AI will replace the processes ...

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Amazon Introduces AWS Cloud Cognitive Services

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Amazon used its AWS re:Invent event in Las Vegas to introduce the first cognitive APIs available through Amazon Web Services. Rekognition, Polly, and Amazon Lex are three new featured services. They enable, respectively: object & facial recognition and categorization; text to speech conversion based on deep learning; and a forthcoming Alexa AI service for natural language question answering.

With Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Baidu, and IBM all publishing advanced AI-oriented APIs and services, Amazon is joining a crowded field—not, however as a ...

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Futures in Machine Intelligence

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Investor and analytics software entrepreneur David Beyer of Amplify Partners has authored a report that collects ten interviews with practitioners working with a wide range of machine learning tools, approaches, and applications. There has been significant progress in the field over the past months, leading up to (among other things) the recent triumph of Google’s winning Go machine. The intention is to look at the field from the point of view of practitioners who are grappling with the “ideas and ...

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