This Week in Machine Learning, 29 April 2016

This week’s top Machine Learning stories, including an amazing new USB drive, some machine learning-produced vegetarian foods, 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!


Google CEO Sundar Pichai predicts in the company’s annual Founders’ Letter that the mobile device industry “will move from mobile first to an AI first world.”


Researchers at IUPUI and the Regenstrief Institute find that open-source machine learning tools were as good as humans in detecting cancer from textual pathology reports.


Scientists for the CERN supercollider in Switzerland release 300TB of data from the Large Hadron Collider into open access for analysis by amateur machine learning engineers.


Chip maker Movidius releases the Fathom Neural Compute Stick, a USB drive capable of independently performing advanced image recognition with deep learning.


The Not Company, a startup in Santiago, Chile, uses machine learning to generate new vegetarian substitutes for animal products like NotMilk, NotMayo, and NotCheese.


Lenovo leverages machine learning algorithms to analyze unstructured consumer feedback through social channels like Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.