This Week in Machine Learning, 19 August 2016

David Joyner
Aug 19, 2016 · 2 min read

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 .

Whether you’re currently enrolled in our , 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 that can autonomously change directions or targets after being fired.

Industry

Microsoft EVP Qi Lu 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 .

Society

Scientists at Stanford University to automatically map out impoverished areas of the world.

Media

BBC Worldwide works with AI start-up Thoughtly to to specific markets or territories.

Theory

Fast Company , highlighting contributions women are making to the machine learning field.

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