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How To Become A Machine Learning Engineer: Learning Path

We will walk you through all the aspects of machine learning from simple linear regressions to the latest neural networks, and you will learn not only how to use them but also how to build them from scratch.

Big part of this path is oriented on Computer Vision(CV), because it’s the fastest way to get general knowledge, and the experience from CV can be simply transferred to any ML area.

We will use TensorFlow as a ML framework, as it is the most promising and production ready.

Learning will be better if you work on theoretical and practical materials at the same time to get practical experience on the learned material.

Also if you want to compete with other people solving real life problems I would recommend you to register on Kaggle, as it could be a good addition to your resume.

Requirement:
Python. You don’t have to be a guru, the basic knowledge will be just fine. For anything else there are manuals)

1. Courses:

1.1 Practical Machine Learning by Johns Hopkins University

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Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘Paternity Leave’ Post Triggers Debate on Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg who is expecting his second child with wife Priscilla Chan has decided to take two month’s paternity leave. He announced his leave through a Facebook post on Friday.

“Our new daughter is coming soon, and I’m planning to take two months of paternity leave again. This time, I’m going to take advantage of Facebook’s option to take leave in parts. I’ll take a month off to be with Priscilla and the girls at the beginning, and then we’ll spend the whole month of December together as well. I’m looking forward to bonding with our new little one and taking Max on adventures,” his post read.

Till late Saturday night, more than 600,000 Facebook users had liked his post and was shared 18,000 times. Moreover, the post became a platform for discussion of issues related to paternity and maternity leave with more than 25,000 people commenting on it till late Saturday night.

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How To Become A Machine Learning Engineer

We will walk you through all the aspects of machine learning from simple linear regressions to the latest neural networks, and you will learn not only how to use them but also how to build them from scratch.

Big part of this path is oriented on Computer Vision(CV), because it’s the fastest way to get general knowledge, and the experience from CV can be simply transferred to any ML area.

We will use TensorFlow as a ML framework, as it is the most promising and production ready.

Learning will be better if you work on theoretical and practical materials at the same time to get practical experience on the learned material.

Also if you want to compete with other people solving real life problems I would recommend you to register on Kaggle, as it could be a good addition to your resume.

Requirement:
Python. You don’t have to be a guru, the basic knowledge will be just fine. For anything else there are manuals)

1. Courses:

1.1 Practical Machine Learning by Johns Hopkins University

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WordPress.com makes it easier for bloggers to accept PayPal payments

WordPress.com is making it easier for bloggers to accept online payments using PayPal.

While the web hosting service and publishing giant already supported PayPal payments, the process involved a rather long-winded, nine-step sequence, starting with having to find your PayPal button code.

Moving forward, things will be a lot quicker.

“We knew that we wanted to make an existing process simpler,” explained John Maeda, ‎global head of computational design and inclusion at parent company Automattic. “So we set a design goal of bringing a 15-minute-long process to under a minute — especially for a customer that has never used PayPal before.”

The result of the work is a simple button that can be inserted from a dropdown menu in any new post.

Above: Payment button

When you hit “Add Payment Button,” you’ll be prompted to include details of what it is you’re selling and add the email address of the associated PayPal account.

Above: New button form

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This traditional Italian eatery is taking over New York

Bakeries wouldn’t seem the obvious place for one-percenters to spend their dough.

But Sant Ambroeus is not your average bake shop. Founded in Milan back in 1936, the traditional Italian eatery has spread across tonier tri-state ’hoods — Southampton, SoHo, Madison Ave. — to become the pastaria and pasticceria of choice for major fashion, media and money-makers.

Everyone from Valentino and Nick Jonas to Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift have been spotted at its 2-year-old Lafayette Street outpost.

Gherardo Guarducci, co-founder and partner of SA Hospitality Group, which owns Sant Ambroeus, oversaw its most recent debut — on sleepy Third Avenue and 66th Street. It’s an interesting choice, but the area is now more desirable with the expansion of the Second Avenue Subway — and has already proven a hit for nearby fancy French boulangerie Maison Kayser owned by Eric Kayser (which boasts bakeries from Colombia to The Congo).

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3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Finance Industry

As artificial intelligence transforms an increasing number of domains, financial institutions and companies are moving fast to keep pace. This can affect the way you bank, invest, receive loans and prevent financial crimes.

At the heart of the AI revolution are machine learning algorithms, software that self-improves as it is fed more and more data, a trend that the financial industry can benefit from immensely. Here are some of the key trends that making inroads in the space.

Fraud detection

As e-commerce has risen in popularity, so has online fraud. Yet fighting online fraud is very challenging. Declining transactions too aggressively to prevent fraud can be a self-defeating goal. According to a 2015 study by research firm Javelin Strategy, false declines, legitimate transactions that are wrongly rejected, account for $118 bln in losses for retailers. A third of false decline cases result in lost customers, and in US alone they incur damage that is worth 13 times the value of actual fraud.

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The World’s Biggest Tech Companies Are No Longer Just American

“We’ve come to the point where China has finally caught up with the U.S. in the internet space,” said Hans Tung, a managing partner at venture capital firm GGV Capital.

Mr. Tung, who invests in many Chinese start-ups, said the main advantage for Alibaba and Tencent was that the United States still had efficient “offline” — or non-internet — options for shopping or entertainment. But in China, where there are fewer appealing options offline, Tencent and Alibaba play a central role in how people buy and pay for goods and services, communicate and entertain themselves.

The ascendance of Tencent and Alibaba is evident in their scale. Soon, Tencent will be the only company other than Facebook to have a social network with more than one billion users. (Facebook is still ahead with more than two billion members.) Tencent recently said its messaging app, WeChat — which includes payments and a social network — had 960 million monthly active users.

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AI is targeting some of the world’s biggest problems: homelessness, terrorism, and extinction

Making AI models at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for AI in Society does not involve a clean, sorted dataset. Sometimes it means interviewing homeless youth in Los Angeles to map human social networks. Sometimes it involves going to Uganda for better conservation of endangered species.

“With AI, we are able to reach 70 percent of the youth population in the pilot, compared to about 25 percent in the standard techniques. So AI algorithms are able to reach far more youth in terms of spreading HIV information compared to traditional methods,” said Milind Tambe, a professor at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and cofounder of the Center for AI in Society. “If I were doing AI normally I might get data from the outside and I would analyze the data, produce algorithms, and so forth, but I wouldn’t go to a homeless shelter.”

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Who needs friends when you have anonymous feedback apps?

If you think that sounds like a recipe for abuse, well, you’re not alone. With such rapid growth — it now has 300 million users — Sarahah has raised concerns among parents and educators that it’ll be a haven for online bullying, especially because it’s such a hit with teenagers and young adults. But perhaps a larger question is: Why these anonymous apps have such appeal in the first place, and what is it that apps like Sarahah can do to keep the trolls away?

Sarahah is the brainchild of Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq, a systems analyst who originally created it as a way for employees to give feedback to their employers without fear of retribution. Tawfiq, who’s from Saudi Arabia, says the name “Sarahah” is Arabic for “honesty.” “Having anonymous feedback would facilitate communications and help people develop, so that the company can improve,” he told Engadget.

It was released to the public in November 2016 as a simple website [...]  read more