Tech luminaries team up on $27M AI ethics fund

Artificial intelligence technology is becoming an increasingly large part of our daily lives. While those developments have led to cool new features, they've also presented a host of potential problems,...

'Transfer learning' jump-starts new AI projects

No statistical algorithm can be the master of all machine learning application domains. That’s because the domain knowledge encoded in that algorithm is specific to the analytical challenge for which...

Data is eating the software that is eating the world

No one doubts that shapes every last facet of our 21st century existence. Given his vested interest in companies whose fortunes were built on software engineering, it was no...

6 reasons stores can't give you real-time offers (yet)

Like most hardcore people, in the car I roll with my windows down and my radio cranked up to 11—tuned to 91.5, my local NPR station, where Terry Gross recently...

IDG Contributor Network: Why we lose out if we leave everything to algorithms

“”—an amazing piece of journalism by Sarah Jeong at the Verge—implicitly answers this question. It’s about the romance genre on Kindle Unlimited, and the royal rumble that’s been happening this...

What is TensorFlow? The machine learning library explained

Machine learning is a complex discipline. But implementing machine learning models is far less daunting and difficult than it used to be, thanks to machine learning frameworks—such as —that ease...

MXNet review: Amazon's scalable deep learning

Deep learning, which is basically neural network machine learning with multiple hidden layers, is all the rage—both for problems that justify the complexity and high computational cost of deep learning,...

Big data, IoT, and security are hot IT careers for 2017

Randstad USA, a provider of HR services and staffing, has singled out full-stack developer, big data engineer, security engineer, IoT architect, and VR/AR engineer as . In many of those cases, Randstad...

IDG Contributor Network: ETL is dead

Extract, transform, and load. It doesn’t sound too complicated. But, as anyone who’s managed a data pipeline will tell you, the simple name hides a ton of complexity.And while none...

IDG Contributor Network: Data governance as an accelerator, not a roadblock

Mention data governance to a developer and a chill might run up their spine.Historically, data governance, the management of data access within an enterprise, has been seen as a time...

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