It doesn’t matter if deep learning mimics the brain or Watson is cognitive. It matters if they work

Recent comments by machine learning experts have caused a stir, but debate over the novelty or architecture of deep learning might be best left in academia . As AI techniques make their way into developers' hands, whether they catch on depends on whether they're useful.…

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This company says it can fix the sales process using lots of data science, and even more data

Provo, Utah–based sales automation company InsideSales has always been interested in applying data analysis to mountains of sales data. After delivering on this mission last year, the company is now ramping up its efforts to predict who salespeople should call and when.…

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Billionaire doctor wants to install a genome-analyzing supercomputer at a children’s hospital

Billionaire doctor Patrick Soon-Shiong plans to install a supercomputer at the Phoenix Childrens Hospital that will help doctors fully sequence and analyze patient genomes in seven days, and help build a database of genetic information that could help treat childhood disease.…

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