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How to Get Started with Machine Learning — For Executives and Engineers

Posted by Martin Davy on Jan 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM

The machine learning (ML) space can seem intimidating — where do you start, and how does it all connect? At Manifold, we've compiled a list of resources borne of our expertise that we think will help you form a strong ML foundation. We hope to continue updating and improving this list, and may reshare it out periodically in the hopes that those who embark on this journey can have an even smoother and more fulfilling experience.

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Topics: Machine learning

Exploration vs. Exploitation in Reinforcement Learning

Posted by Rajendra Koppula on Jan 8, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Introduction

The last five years have seen many new developments in reinforcement learning (RL), a very interesting sub-field of machine learning (ML). Publication of "Deep Q-Networks" from DeepMind, in particular, ushered in a new era. As RL comes into its own, it's becoming clear that a key concept in all RL algorithms is the tradeoff between exploration and exploitation. In this post, we will simulate a problem called the "multi-armed bandit" in order to understand the details of this tradeoff. 

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Topics: Machine learning

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Could Boost the Success of Your Business

Posted by Vivek Mohta on Jan 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

As the artificial intelligence field continues to grow, businesses across the country have found that techniques are coming out of the research lab and into the applied realm to benefit their operations.

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Topics: AI at the edge, Computer vision, Data engineering

2018 Proved that Computer Vision is the Most Powerful Manifestation of AI

Posted by Vivek Mohta on Dec 25, 2018 7:00:00 AM

You probably use computer vision every day and don’t even think about it. Enjoy checking out the latest Snapchat filters? That’s computer vision. Unlock your iPhone with your face? That’s computer vision, too. Use your phone to deposit your latest paycheck and get some cash in your bank account? Well, that’s also computer vision.

Computer vision as we know it is at a tipping point. Thanks to industry-wide development efforts and advances in deep learning algorithms and graphics processors, we’re doing things that were unimaginable just a decade ago.

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Topics: Computer vision

Preparing Your Data for Predictive Analytics

Posted by Sourav Dey on Nov 16, 2018 2:17:23 PM

By Kyle Seaman, Head of Product at Sentenai, and Sourav Dey, Co-Founder and CTO at Manifold

Predictive analytics is an undeniably valuable technology, with research indicating its market size could top $12 billion USD by 2022. Across a range of industries, businesses, and applications, using historical data to predict future outcomes can lead to greater operational efficiency in a variety of ways. Predictive analytics can enable organizations to streamline their operational processes, optimize their demand forecasting, drastically reduce downtime, and better understand their customers’ propensity to buy.

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Topics: Data science

More Patient Information Can Lead To Better Care. Here's How To Get It Without Paying Too Much.

Posted by Vinay Seth Mohta on Nov 1, 2018 2:00:04 PM
Healthcare providers have historically gathered only clinical data, collecting information when patients needed health services. But collecting information across a broader spectrum provides a more holistic view of a patient and can improve strategies for providing care. Moreover, it can be an incredibly useful indicator of a patient’s long-term health.
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Topics: Healthcare

Manifold Welcomes Joseph Goldbeck to the Team

Posted by Manifold Team on Oct 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Joseph Goldbeck has recently joined Manifold as a Data Engineer. In this capacity, he will help clients build production data pipelines to prepare for machine learning and flexibly answering business questions, which can involve migrating from legacy systems to modern, cutting-edge technologies. Joe is a backend engineer with extensive experience leading teams and collaborating closely with business stakeholders.

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Topics: News

Manifold Welcomes Dr. Jakov Kucan to the Team

Posted by Manifold Team on Oct 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Dr. Jakov Kucan has recently joined Manifold as a Senior Architect. In this capacity, he will be assisting in project delivery for our clients. He understands at a deep level that realizing business value from AI applications means integrating those application into production systems. He helps our clients think through and engineer AI solutions as part of their broader production systems.

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Topics: News

Intimidated by AI? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions, And You’re Halfway to Implementation

Posted by Vinay Seth Mohta on Oct 4, 2018 1:11:28 PM

Do you ever feel like machine learning is moving so fast that it’s impossible to keep up? You’re not alone — that’s what the hype cycle has lots of people thinking.

Hype bubbles seem to build up every few years around a specific technology, like the cloud, big data, or, in this case, artificial intelligence.

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Topics: Data science

Lean AI: A 6-Step Guide to Making a Tangible Business Impact as Efficiently as Possible

Posted by Vinay Seth Mohta on Oct 1, 2018 3:10:34 PM

Lean AI is a new, innovative practice and its principles should be widely recognizable. A number of existing systems inspired us in the development of Lean AI, including human-centered design at IDEO, the Lean Startup methodology, agile software development principles, and the CRISP-DM approach pioneered by the data-mining community.

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Topics: Data science

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