The indico Machine Learning Team’s Take on TensorFlow

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Earlier this week, Google released TensorFlow, an open source library for numerical computation. Given the general frothiness around machine learning, we thought folks might appreciate a simple, straightshootin’ take from indico’s Machine Learning team. Unlike a random person on the Internet, we deal with this stuff daily, and can hopefully shed some light on how… Read more

The Magic of Hackathons

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There’s nothing quite like a hackathon. From the second you walk in the door, there’s a special kind of electricity all around the room. Hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered for the sole purpose of bettering themselves and building a project they can be proud of. Somewhere between the frantic sounds of… Read more

Three Thought-Provoking Ideas from SIGGRAPH ’15

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Last month Alec Radford and I had the great pleasure of attending the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference in Los Angeles.  If you don’t know about SIGGRAPH, here’s a quick snippet from their website:  “Since its beginning in 1974 as a small group of specialists in a previously unknown discipline, ACM SIGGRAPH has evolved to become an international… Read more

Developing for Development: Machine Learning for the Greater Good

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Mobile agriculture in Uganda powered by machine learning

When we contemplate machine learning, we might think of our phone companions Siri or Cortana, hot fitness items on the market now that adjust to our routines and abilities, or about big business and data science. Seldom does our picture of “cutting-edge” involve places that are not industrialized. But the “developing” world is a rich… Read more