Can AI and Machine Learning Help Amazon Make Shopping Simpler and More Natural?

“Machine learning is ubiquitous at Amazon today,” said Rajeev Rastogi, Vice President, Machine Learning at Amazon India, in an interview with Gadgets 360. “Within the retail business, we are using machine learning extensively to recommend products to customers, forecast future demand for products, and improve the quality of a product catalogue, both classifying products, and … Read more

A natural solution to the climate disaster

Trees have been planted on upland moor to improve wildlife habitat in Cumbria, UK. Photograph: Wayne Hutchinson/Alamy The world faces two existential crises, developing with terrifying speed: climate breakdown and ecological breakdown. Neither is being addressed with the urgency needed to prevent our life-support systems from spiralling into collapse. We are writing to champion a … Read more

Google’s cool new natural language tool is called Parsey McParseface

Google has changed the way developers build applications that understand human language — and in the finest tradition of the Internet, has named the result after Boaty McBoatface. The company announced a new SyntaxNet open-source neural network framework that developers can use to build applications that understand human language. As part of that release, Google … Read more