Weekly roundup 31st May 2019

By Data Tricks, 31 May 2019

Mona Lisa painting brought to life by AI

The Mona Lisa painting has been brought to life using AI. Researches at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and the Samsung AI Center in Moscow used a convolutional neural network – a type of AI that processes information much as a human brain does. And the result is quite amazing. Read more on Live Science.

AWS Textract

Amazon have announced the general availability of Textract on their cloud computing offering Amazon Web Services (AWS). Textract uses machine learning to automatically extract text and data, including from tables and forms, in virtually any document without the need for manual review, coding or machine learning experience. Read more on AP News.

96% of firms encounter training data obstacles in ML projects

Recently published (US based) research suggests 96% of firms encounter training data quality and labelling challenges in machine learning projects, with the volume and quality of training data being identified as the largest obstacle in implementing machine learning models. Read more at Business Wire.

Bias in predictive models in higher education

There are a lot of articles out there about bias in analytics, but this one from Forbes will appeal to anyone with an interest in education. It talks about bias in predictive models used to forecast student outcomes in higher education. Read more at Forbes.

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