Yahoo Opens Largest Machine Learning Dataset to Researchers

Tech giant Yahoo is doing everything it can to gain an edge in the machine learning market, including releasing what it said is the “largest-ever machine learning data set.” The coveted info is going to the academic research community. Yahoo’s said its goal is to advance the field of large-scale machine learning and recommender systems. The company also wants to help bring more equality between the academic and industrial research communities.”Many academic researchers and data scientists don’t have access to truly large-scale datasets because it is traditionally a privilege reserved for large companies,” said Suju Rajan, director of research at Yahoo Labs (pictured), in a statement. “We are releasing this dataset for independent researchers because we value open and collaborative relationships with our academic colleagues, and are always looking to…


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