LinkedIn Adds to Growing List of ML Tools

LinkedIn is releasing to the open source community its machine-learning tool used to train the ranking algorithm for its newsfeed, advertising and customer recommendations. The world’s largest professional network (NYSE: LNKD) said Tuesday (June 7) its Apache Spark-based machine learning library dubbed Photon ML would give data scientists a more accurate picture of underlying datasets as they train algorithms to parse the backgrounds of individual users. Citing recent efforts by Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) to improve techniques for populating social media users’ feeds, LinkedIn said it built the machine learning library on Spark to improve the quality of models that could scale quickly to larger datasets. Facebook unveiled an AI initiative last week called Deep Text designed to deliver a “deep-learning based text understanding engine” Photon ML, the LinkedIn machine-learning library…


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