This Week in Machine Learning, 17 February 2017

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, including self-driving clouds, AI composers, defect detections, and more!

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!


In a discussion on Reddit, Valve developers note that their new anti-cheating efforts in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive will leverage machine learning.


Google releases AI Duet, a service that uses machine learning to collaborate with the user in realtime to generate original musical compositions.


Graphcore, a UK-based AI startup, generates ‘brain scans’ of machine learning algorithms to shed light on the inner workings of the complex systems.


ZeroStack creates the world’s first “self-driving cloud”: that is, self-driving cloud computing, a private cloud stack run by an artificially intelligence “learning engine”.


Scientists at Berkeley Lab train a machine learning algorithm to anticipate the behaviors of certain defects in alloys and other materials.


Cybersecurity company Sophos acquires anti-malware startup Invincea, which specializes in using machine learning to fight cyber attacks, for $96 million

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