This Week in Machine Learning, 9 December 2016

David Joyner
Dec 10, 2016 · 2 min read

This week’s top Machine Learning stories: searching for aliens, writing music, predicting dementia, 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!


University of Toronto Scarborough researchers .


San Jose State University researcher Margareta Ackerman .


Uber purchases AI startup Geometric Intelligence, focused on self-driving cars.


Unity hires Dr. Danny Lange, Uber’s former head of machine learning, to lead its efforts to apply .


Using big data techniques, doctors in Sweden and Finland develop a risk index for dementia that can .


Machine learning allows researchers to , helping accelerate the development of such materials.

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