This Week in Machine Learning, 22 April 2016

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, including a deep learning microscope, some Game of Thrones predictions, 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!


Scientists construct a microscope that uses deep learning and artificial intelligence to locate cancer cells more efficiently with 95% accuracy.


Researchers at MIT and PatternEx use machine learning to construct systems that can autonomously learn from and counter cyberattacks in real time.


A group of scientists at Ohio State University use machine learning to identify the area of the brain responsible for recognizing and decoding facial expressions.


Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications company, uses machine learning to proactively contact customers before they encounter issues demanding support.


Energy giant Woodside uses IBM’s Watson to analyze 20 years of information from its oil and gas projects and predict industrial catastrophes before they occur.


Students at the Technical University of Munich leverage machine learning to predict the likelihood that each main character will die in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.

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