When you look at a championship sports team, it’s easy to attribute the team’s success to the star players. And, while much of the credit surely does belong to the team, there’s a key player leading them along the journey– the coach. Although the coach can’t score a single point, (s)he has to manage the team and devise strategies. In essence, a coach creates the blueprint for … [Read more...] about A Step-By-Step Guide To Approaching Complex Research Projects
IntroductionThere is a catch to training state-of-the-art NLP models: their reliance on massive hand-labeled training sets. That’s why data labeling is usually the bottleneck in developing NLP applications and keeping them up-to-date. For example, imagine how much it would cost to pay medical specialists to label thousands of electronic health records. In general, having … [Read more...] about Building NLP Classifiers Cheaply With Transfer Learning and Weak Supervision
I want to talk about technical approaches to mitigating algorithmic bias.It’s 2019, and the majority of the ML community is finally publicly acknowledging the prevalence and consequences of bias in ML models. For years, dozens of reports by organizations such as ProPublica and the New York Times have been exposing the scale of algorithmic discrimination in criminal risk … [Read more...] about Algorithmic Solutions to Algorithmic Bias: A Technical Guide
The key success factor of your customer experience personalization comes from the effectiveness of your recommender system. How well can you predict what each of your customers is willing to buy when they go to your website or enter your shop?In this article, we want to share with you some of the Netflix’s approaches to building a successful recommender system. Netflix is a … [Read more...] about How Netflix Uses Contextually-Aware Algorithms To Personalize Movie Recommendations
Most of today’s biggest companies have begun experimenting with chatbots, and many others are poised to follow suit. A recent survey found 56% of service leaders were actively looking for ways to integrate artificial intelligence, including chatbots. This surge in interest reflects the significant benefits this technology can offer: bots can save human agents time by providing … [Read more...] about Why Bots Are So Difficult to Get Right
How do you order toilet paper online?If you were using a modern graphical user interface (GUI), you would:Go to your computerOpen up a browserType in Amazon, then type "toilet paper" into the search windowSuffer analysis paralysis over the gazillion selections that pop upMake a choice but then be confronted with more choices over how many packs to getSign in if you … [Read more...] about 6 Technical Approaches For Building Conversational AI
Top-tier branding agencies can run you $50,000 or more for a project. For bootstrapped entrepreneurs looking for a new name, tagline, and logo for your startups, this pricing can seem nuts. Naming is also a rather contentious affair, requiring you to balance co-founder preferences, customer opinions, and the unpredictable whims of domain squatters who may be hogging your … [Read more...] about Neural Network Generates Fake Startups. Hilarity Ensues.
Can art be distilled into math? Classical architecture and Renaissance art reveal elegant proportions at the core of their design, with some of world’s finest designers like Leonardo da Vinci deliberately incorporating computational elements such as the golden ratio and the Fibonacci series in their creative process. Harnessing recent advances in AI research, creative startups … [Read more...] about Can Artificial Intelligence Make Anyone A Creative Artist?
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has left the confines of science fiction to shape the contours of our lives. While Cortana, Siri, Alexa and other “intelligent assistants” help us perform all sorts of tasks, tech startups relentlessly launch other AI-driven products to tackle a growing list of human concerns -- from personal finance (robo advisors) and customer service (chatbots) … [Read more...] about Despite AI Hype, True General Intelligence Still Out Of Reach
The trope “there’s an app for that” is quickly becoming “there’s an AI for that.” Want to assess the narrative quality of a story? Disney’s got an AI for that. Got a shortage of doctors but still need to treat patients? IBM Watson prescribes the same treatment plan as human physicians 99% of the time. Tired of waiting for George R.R. Martin to finish writing Game of Thrones? … [Read more...] about Collaborative Design Is Critical For AI