This Week in Machine Learning, 13 January 2017: Deep Learning Edition!

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, with a special focus on how deep learning is changing the world!

Machine Learning is one of the most exciting fields in the world. Every week we discover something new, something amazing, something revolutionary. It’s incredible, but it can also be overwhelming. That’s why we created This Week in Machine Learning! Each week we publish a curated list of Machine Learning stories as a resource to help you keep pace with all these exciting developments. New posts will be published here first, and previous posts are archived on the Udacity blog.

Whether you’re currently enrolled in our Machine Learning Nanodegree program, already working in the field, or just pursuing a burgeoning interest in the subject, there will always be something here to inspire you!


At CES 2017, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang notes that deep learning is driving chip development, and hardware innovations are making deep learning even more powerful.


Pinterest improves its system for finding recommended and related pins by applying deep learning to find deep patterns of similarity in individuals’ interests.


Israel-based startup 3DSignals uses deep learning to predict the likelihood of hardware failures by analyzing the noise patterns of machines during operation.


Amazon uses deep learning to revolutionize nearly every component of the shopping experience, from product recommendations to voice ordering to delivery times.


Inspired by the human brain, AI researchers at Rice and Baylor Universities create a system using deep learning that autonomously learns to recognize handwritten digits.


Audi shows off its self-driving car at CES 2017, noting that everything the car knows was learned in only four days by applying deep learning to adapt to new environments.

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