Data Science Weekly Newsletter - Issue 188

Issue #188

June 29 2017

Editor Picks
 
  • Two Decades of Recommender Systems at Amazon.com
    Amazon is well-known for personalization and recommendations, which help customers discover items they might otherwise not have found. In this update to our original paper, we discuss some of the changes as Amazon has grown...
 
 

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Data Science Articles & Videos

 
  • We Need Next Gen Algorithms To Harness The Power Of Today's AI Chips
    At the GTC technology conference this year, NVIDIA launched their latest and most advanced GPU called Volta. At the center of this chip is Tensor Core, an Artificial Intelligence accelerator that that is poised to usher in the next phase of AI applications. However, our current AI algorithms are not fully utilizing this accelerator, and for us to achieve another major breakthrough in AI, we need to change our software...
  • Graph Auto-Encoders
    TensorFlow implementation of the (Variational) Graph Auto-Encoder model...
  • cGAN-based Manga Colorization Using a Single Training Image
    The Japanese comic format known as Manga is popular all over the world. It is traditionally produced in black and white, and colorization is time consuming and costly. Automatic colorization methods generally rely on greyscale values, which are not present in manga. We propose a manga colorization method based on conditional Generative Adversarial Networks (cGAN). Unlike previous cGAN approaches that use many hundreds or thousands of training images, our method requires only a single colorized reference image for training, avoiding the need of a large dataset...
 
 

Jobs

 
  • Data Scientist - Tala - Santa Monica, CA

    Tala is a mobile technology and data science company that is changing the way credit scoring and financial services work around the world. Tala’s smartphone app instantly evaluates customers for credit using only the data on their devices and delivers customized loans in minutes.

    We are looking for a Data Scientist who can find insights in our unique, diverse, and deep data set. We have just about every sort of data you can imagine -- text, network analysis, image recognition. You’ll be surprised by what connections we’ve found between our different data sources. Our data science team produces and deploys its own models and drives strategic decisions of the entire business team...
 
 

Training & Resources

 
  • Learning about the world through video
    At TwentyBN, we build AI systems that enable a human-like visual understanding of the world. Today, we are releasing two large-scale video datasets (256,591 labeled videos) to teach machines visual common sense...
 
 

Books

 

  • How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

    "very interesting book that presents the pattern recognition theory of mind (PRTM), which describes the basic algorithm of the neocortex (the region of the brain responsible for perception, memory, and critical thinking)"...


    For a detailed list of books covering Data Science, Machine Learning, AI and associated programming languages check out our resources page.
 
 
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