This Week in Machine Learning, 19 August 2016

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, including Women in Machine Learning, the use of satellites to help alleviate poverty, 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!

Military

China develops missiles powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence that can autonomously change directions or targets after being fired.

Industry

Microsoft EVP Qi Lu teases a forthcoming development environment for machine learning called Open Mind Studio at the Stanford Scaled Machine Learning Conference.

Healthcare

The FDA issues new guidelines on medical innovation, aiming in part to preserve the rigor of medical research while allowing machine learning to play a larger role.

Society

Scientists at Stanford University apply machine learning algorithms to satellite data to automatically map out impoverished areas of the world.

Media

BBC Worldwide works with AI start-up Thoughtly to look at how machine learning can be used to tailor content to specific markets or territories.

Theory

Fast Company publishes a spotlight on the popular Women in Machine Learning conference, highlighting contributions women are making to the machine learning field.