ARE YOU IN THE TOP 11 UK COMPANIES IN AI? ISSUE 38: COGNITIONX DATA SCIENCE, AI AND MACHINE LEARNING BRIEFING

 


Four of the biggest AI startup acquisitions of the last five years have come from the UK, who will be next? See below Tech World’s 11 top picks. It’s wonderful to see companies from our community in the list, you make us who we are.

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Tabitha ‘ExcitedForYouAll’ Goldstaub

Innovation

UK AI startups to watch

Congratulations everyone in the TechWorld’s top 11….and especially congratulations to those in our community. Keep on keeping on 🙂

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Another example of a “robots taking human jobs”

Will you lose your job to a machine?

 

Watch this short TED Talk by Anthony Goldbloom, founder and CEO of Kaggle, who adresses the question “Will a robot do your job in the future?”

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AI keeping you on the edge of your seat?

 

Morgan | IBM Creates First Movie Trailer by AI [HD] | 20th Century FOX

IBM Research have collaborated with 20th Century Fox to create the first-ever cognitive movie trailer for the movie Morgan.

After learning what keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, the AI system suggested the top 10 best candidate moments for a trailer from the movie Morgan, which is then edited and arranged together.

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Feed your mind over lunch

What’s missing from ML

Today ML has a wide range of applications in all kinds of businesses, however tools to validate, verify and debug systems after they have evolved do not exist. How will machines function once they have learned or are modified by other machines?

“Today, you have finite state machines and methods that are fixed. Here, we are dealing with systems that are dynamic. Everything needs to be extended or rethought.”

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Education, training and advice we rate

Tactics to combat imbalanced classes in your dataset

Imbalanced data refers to an issue with classification problems where the problems are not presented equally. This article shows you a range of tactics you can use to overcome this problem to deliver great results on ML datasets with imbalanced data.

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Pure unadulterated research

Improving inception and image recognition

Earlier this week, Google announced the latest release of the TF-Slim library for TensorFlow. In order to spur even further progress in the field, today they announced the release of Inception-ResNet-v2, a convolutional neural network (CNN)

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How a Japanese cucumber farmer is using deep learning and TensorFlow

Google’s blog also highlights, Makoto Koike’s cucumber sorting system based on a Raspberry Pi3 that makes use of cameras, deep learning and neural networks, to automate the whole process of picking the right cucumber.

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Coding experiments

South Park: Cartman meets AI

Github user deankeinan feed 19 seasons of South Park into a neural network, with the goal to witness true-to-character conversations between South Park characters. Even though there’s a lot of nonsense in the results, it is still funny to read through. Our briefing readers who are familiar with South Park can probably predict some of the common words used in the conversations.

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Impact on the Economy

How digital currency will change the world

There are many advantages associated with digital currencies, such a more economic freedom, decentralization and higher productivity. Brian Armstrong, Co-Founder and CEO at Coinbase, defines his idea of economic freedom and the impact of digital currency’s on freedom.

“For the first time in history, just a couple hundred people can have a material impact on the economic freedom of the world by making a new technology accessible to the masses.”

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