Google’s AlphaGo is an extraordinary breakthrough for Artificial Intelligence. The game of 19×19 Go has 1.74×10^172 unique positions and is about a ‘googol’ times harder to calculate than chess. Experts thought it would take at least another decade before AI would be able to beat the best human players. So how did Google tackle this […]

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At a time where everyone is worried about the technological singularity, the advent of machines, and the takeover of the world by the connected fridges… a complete field of computer science struggles and resists with all its forces to prevent the end of the world. This field, that absolutely needs to avoid the perfect AI […]

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Computers built with quantum technology (a quantum computer) may fundamentally change what a computer may be able to accomplish. Many problems are so complicated that even the fastest supercomputer would currently take millions of years to provide an answer. Optimising financial transactions, machine learning, creating new medicines, understand protein folding and breaking codes are just […]

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It’s one of the highest paid jobs in tech: Data Scientist. This year, Matthew Renze is introducing Data Visualization with R at Devoxx UK. Ahead of his talk, we asked him about Data Science and the art of data manipulation.   What is data science and why is it important? Data science is an interdisciplinary […]

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From the giants of tech, Machine Learning (ML) is increasingly offered as an API or service. Instead of having to learn complex algorithms and play with hyperparameters, you can take advantage of pre-trained models. At Devoxx UK, Tara Walker is talking about Amazon’s offerings. We asked her what is available, and how it is useful.   […]

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Machine Learning (ML) is “Teaching computers to recognize patterns in the same way our brains do.” At Devoxx UK 2017, Sara Robinson is talking about Machine Learning as an API. We asked her more about this.   Do you need a background in Machine Learning to get the most from a ML API? No, and […]

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What’s it like to work at CERN? What are some of the experiments, the hopes, dreams and goals? What do they mean when they talk about CMS and Cloud computing? At Voxxed Days CERN, we interviewed physicist Christos Lazaridis, and organisers Derek Mathieson and João Silva.   Meet the organisers

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“What will happen when we will learn how to combine AI, IoT and general tools?” On 2nd March, Karina Popova will answer this question at Voxxed Days Bristol. We asked her where we are with IoT and AI, and what trends we can expect in 2017.   Are we at the stage where we can […]

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Last week, we looked at TensorFlow and the work of Stanford University researchers detecting cancerous skin lesions. This week we’re going to start looking at machine learning by getting started with TensorFlow. Imagine we have some data, and we expect it to have a linear relationship. Linear Regression is a machine learning technique that tries […]

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A year or so ago, my energy meter at home got replaced with a “smart” one. Smart, in this context, means it periodically sends energy usage data over GPRS to a central registration server. This central service is in turn used by various websites where you can register your meter and they’ll provide you with […]

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