Next generation of machine learning rock-stars will trade Google and Facebook for top secret …

We are on the cusp of an exponential shift in machine learning – the ability of a computer to automatically refine its methods and improve its results as it receives more data. For the last couple of years, technology giants such as Google, IBM and Microsoft have been in an arms race to construct artificial neural networks that mimic the human brain. Increased computing power, combined with access to very large data sets and advancements in machine-learning algorithms, have augured in this new era. We can expect to see a surge in deep-learning start-ups focused on areas such as speech and object recognition, robotics and finance. Possibly the biggest play in artificial intelligence and finance came in the recent announcement by Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, to launch…


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