This Week in Machine Learning, 21 August 2017

This week’s top Machine Learning stories: News Flash! Demand for Machine Learning Engineers predicted to rise by 60% by the end of 2018!

Machine Learning is one of the most exciting fields in the world. Every week we discover something new, something amazing, something revolutionary. 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 at Google develop Google Vizier, an AI system that tweaks the hyperparameters of other AI systems at use in the company to perform black box optimization.


Scientists at MIT’s CSAIL create a deep learning system that generates recommendations based on past patient history for ICU doctors.


Google announces a collaboration with ProPublica that has already launched a machine learning approach to tracking and reporting hate crimes.


Workforce consulting firm KellyOCG projects that demand for machine learning engineers will rise by 60% by the end of 2018, driven largely by automation efforts.


Cloud content management firm Box integrates Google’s Vision API with its content to automatically generate labels and other information about users’ uploaded photos.


DARPA looks to develop a machine learning system that can interpret the radio spectrum, identify useful signals, and remove noise automatically.