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Not quite Fifty Shades of GrAI: Dark, Light and in-between Machine Learning news.

In a previous post the potential disruption to employment opportunities and work routines was discussed, with reference to the increasing utilisation of Machine Learning in the work place. Now, for those who fear this development, there is a handy tool to determine the likelihood of this impacting upon you. This …

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Quantum is Coming: Implications for Machine Learning

  The late and great Terry Pratchett encapsulated the difficulty of discussing aspects of Quantum Physics, (let alone quantum computing and machine learning) when he wrote: ‘It’s very hard to talk quantum using a language originally designed to tell other monkeys where the ripe fruit is.’ (Terry Pratchett, Night Watch, …

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MLReporter at MWC19 – BARCELONA: IoT, VR, 5G & Other Acronyms

Much of the mainstream coverage of MWC19 focused on the products, innovations and devices that will be more familiar to the average consumer. You could be forgiven for thinking that the highlight was the announcement and demonstrations of folding smartphones, namely the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X. Whilst …

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Watching Them watching Us : Machine Learning and Movies

With the 91st Academy Awards coming up on the 24th February it is a timely prompt to consider both the treatment of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as subjects of movies, as well as the increasing influence ML and AI have on their consumption. Cinema as an art …

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Beauty in the {Artificial} eye of the Machine

Beauty may well be in the eye of the beholder, but increasingly Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are playing a part. When Snow White’s wicked step-mother made her infamous enquiry of her mirror, it is reasonable to assume that the mirror must have deployed an early form of …

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Santa Claus: Machine Learning pioneer (& other Christmas news)

According to numerous sources within CHRISTMAS Ltd., the CEO, Mr Santa Claus, has been at the forefront of implementing Machine Learning (ML) for decades. In the early days, as a one man start-up Mr Claus was able to handle the data and processes of Christmas without too much difficulty. However, …

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Machine Learning casts its {Artificial} eye on Fashion

  The first recorded machine used in clothing production is a simple sewing needle, from 28,000 BC. Since then machines have played an increasingly large part in the production and development of clothing and the evolution from functional garments to the multi-billion dollar global trade in fashion. Now Machine Learning …

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Far[M]achine Learning

Since the early 1700’s there has existed the song known today as “Old MacDonald had a farm”. In the intervening 300 years the list of animals he has on his farm has remained fairly constant: cows, sheep, pigs, horses et al. However, the increasing development of Machine Learning tools to assist …

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Quakes, Quality & Quantity: Machine Learning & Seismology

Machine Learning is, all too often, either heralded as a means of improving productivity and profits, or decried as a threat to human endeavour and employment. There have however been some recent announcements concerning the use of machine learning for more altruistic ends. Last week a team of researchers from …

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ANTificial Intelligence: How machines (and humans) are learning from ants.

For as long as humans have been interested in other animals as anything more than a resource for food or clothing, ants have been objects of study and fascination. Over time we have understood more about how these small organic machines function, with a particular fascination for how they navigate …