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  • Become a certified machine learning developer with the new AWS Certified Machine Learning – Specialty certification
    by Maureen Lonergan on March 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Back in November 2018 we announced on this blog that the same machine learning (ML) courses used to train engineers at Amazon are now available to all developers through AWS. Today, we’re letting you know that there is a way to enhance and validate your ability to build, train, tune, and deploy machine learning models […]

  • Stephen Collins on Google's DeepMind – cartoon
    by Stephen Collins on March 16, 2019 at 6:00 am

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  • Bring your own hyperparameter optimization algorithm on Amazon SageMaker
    by Shreyas Subramanian on March 15, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to implement custom, state-of-the-art hyperparameter optimization (HPO) algorithms to tune models on Amazon SageMaker. Amazon SageMaker includes a built-in HPO algorithm, but provides the flexibility to use your own HPO algorithm. We’ll provide you with a framework to incorporate an HPO algorithm that you choose. However, before we […]

  • 'I looked like a clown': the truth about shopping on Instagram
    by Zoe Williams on March 15, 2019 at 9:00 am

    The clothes that had been chasing me around my feed for months looked good in the adverts. Would they stand the test of being worn in real life?It started last summer. Clothes adverts flooded my Instagram feed, and it was uncanny. One minute, I’d be envying a friend her Agnès B boiler suit (it has a bumflap, so you don’t have to take it off when you go to the loo: so French); the next, I would be served an ad for a more or less identical boiler suit, except without the flaps, and only £24.95. Had Instagram accessed the microphone on my phone and listened to my chitchat? But I hadn’t even spoken that envy out loud. They had seen inside my head.I wanted dungarees, because they reminded me of the 80s, when I had a babysitting racket and spent all the money on them. I also wanted a maxi dress, because it seemed to meet my newly acquired aversion to tights. These things, while not profound, were intensely personal, or so they seemed. And yet there they were, telepathically, on my feed.This is how the business model works: Instagram for buying; Facebook for 'building community'; Twitter for complainingYou should have known what the quality was like from the picture,” my sister observed Continue reading... […]

  • OpenAI Scholars Class of Spring '19
    by OpenAI on March 13, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Our class of eight Scholars (out of 550 applicants) brings together collective expertise in literature, philosophy, cell biology, statistics, economics, quantum physics, and business innovation. Our Scholars are applying these specializations to current AI research and documenting their progress as they continue to grow as machine learning practitioners. […]

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