This Week in Machine Learning: Meena, ML Finds New Antibiotic and More

Posted February 24, 2020

Every day brings new opportunities. A week brings even more. To make sure you’re getting the most out of it, we’ve gathered a list of trending articles of the week – everything about Data Science, AI, tech and machine learning. 

Here goes a dose of the latest news, discoveries, and inspiring stories. There is something for everyone. Enjoy your read!

This Week in Machine Learning

KDnuggets™ News of the week with top stories of the past week.

Also, if you’re interested in machine learning in natural language understanding, make sure to check the article on KDNuggets by Jesus Rodriguez, Inside The Machine Learning that Google Used to Build Meena: A Chatbot that Can Chat About Anything

> Artificial intelligence yields new antibiotic by Anne Trafton | MIT News Office February 20, 2020

Extremely fascinating news for all scientists working in the field of medical and biological engineering. The article shows how machine learning can help in saving people’s lives – MIT researchers used a machine-learning algorithm to identify a drug called halicin that kills many strains of bacteria.

> Stargazing with computers: What machine learning can teach us about the cosmos by Shannon Brescher Shea, | Argonne National Laboratory February 20, 2020

An interesting insight into how machine learning can help discover new objects in our universe by analyzing huge amounts of data.

For all the enthusiasts of cosmos and machine learning who like to look into the stars. 🌌

> Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms by Gartner

The report already has two weeks but the internet still talks about it. Make sure to check it out!

> Building Machine Learning Models by Integrating Python and SAS® Viya® by Kris Stobbe February 19, 2020

For all of you working in Python. This article demonstrates how you can predict the survival rates of Titanic passengers with a combination of both Python and SAS using SWAT.

> Alibaba designs new AI tool to diagnose coronavirus; it’s 96% accurate by Alexandru Micu

Read how the world’s largest retailer and e-commerce company, the Chinese-based Alibaba Group, is throwing its technical know-how into the fight against the coronavirus outbreak.

> Expert-augmented machine learning – collective authorship February | PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) 18, 2020

A research paper on expert-augmented machine learning (EAML)

> Check out the wonderful and reliable Reddit thread on ML for more news on machine learning.

That’s all folks! I hope you found something of interest in this weekly roundup. Don’t forget to check our blog for more inspiring articles.

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Paweł Kijko

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