Data Science Weekly Newsletter - Issue 302

Issue #302

Sept 5 2019

Editor Picks
 
  • Yann LeCun: Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Self-Supervised Learning | AI Podcast
    Yann LeCun is one of the fathers of deep learning, the recent revolution in AI that has captivated the world with the possibility of what machines can learn from data. He is a professor at New York University, a Vice President & Chief AI Scientist at Facebook, co-recipient of the Turing Award for his work on deep learning. He is probably best known as the founding father of convolutional neural networks, in particular their early application to optical character recognition. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast...
 
 

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Data Science Articles & Videos

 
  • nobody knows you're a bot
    Every week, the New Yorker magazine runs a caption contest. I’ve entered this contest, unsuccessfully, dozens of times. The problem is that I’m not very funny. But computers? Computers are funny as hell. What if I could have one write captions for me?...
  • Creating a data set and a challenge for deepfakes
    Facebook is partnering with industry leaders and academic researchers to create the DeepFake Detection Challenge, a collaborative effort to build new tools to detect videos that have been manipulated with AI...
  • Credit Card Fraud Detection
    What can we do to mitigate the risk? While there are a lot of methods to limit the loss and prevent fraud, and I’ll walk you through my process and show you my findings. To start, I gathered my data from a Kaggle dataset which contained 285,000 rows of data and 31 columns...
  • Diverse Image Synthesis from Semantic Layouts via Conditional IMLE
    In this paper, we focus on the problem of generating images from semantic segmentation maps and present a simple new method that can generate an arbitrary number of images with diverse appearance for the same semantic layout. Unlike most existing approaches which adopt the GAN framework, our method is based on the recently introduced Implicit Maximum Likelihood Estimation (IMLE) framework. Compared to the leading approach, our method is able to generate more diverse images while producing fewer artifacts despite using the same architecture...
  • Quantity Versus Quality In Your Data Science Portfolio
    A prospective employer will look at your online profiles. This will help them get a bigger picture of you than what was in your resume and profile you filled out for your data science job application. When they find your data science portfolio they will judge your work. Which brings up a very important question - should you focus on quality or quantity?...

 

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Jobs

 
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Training & Resources

  • Multi-Object Datasets
    This repository contains datasets for multi-object representation learning, used in developing scene decomposition methods like MONet and IODINE...
  • Introducing Neural Structured Learning in TensorFlow
    We are excited to introduce Neural Structured Learning in TensorFlow, an easy-to-use framework that both novice and advanced developers can use for training neural networks with structured signals. Neural Structured Learning (NSL) can be applied to construct accurate and robust models for vision, language understanding, and prediction in general...
 
 

Books

 

  • Python Crash Course: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming

    Thorough introduction to programming with Python...

    "I have read multiple beginner guides to Python. I am currently up to chapter 11 in Python Crash Course. So far this is far and away my favorite Python programming book..."


    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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