This Week in Machine Learning, 17 March 2017

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, including cancer detection, lip-reading, 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!


Researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research train a machine learning algorithm to predict whether defendants are flight risks better than real judges.


Google extends its ability to recognize objects in images to videos, unveiling a new machine learning API for searching videos based on objects present within them.


Unisys reveals a new service to allow organizations to anticipate and react to changes in business conditions before they happen.


Scientists at Oxford University, in collaboration with Google’s DeepMind, create lip-reading system that performs four times better than human lip readers.


Google reveals that its machine learning system is more effective at detecting metastases from high-resolution medical scans than human doctors.


Google adds memory to its DeepMind AI system, allowing neural networks to store and refer to prior experiences when encountering new challenges.