How Macy’s Uses Machine Learning in Their Retail Strategy

Machine learning is used in just about everything. From healthcare to recruiting to finance, companies are harnessing the power of this technology to improve their businesses. Retail giant, Macy's, is also working to integrate machine learning's capabilities into their strategy. Graham Poliner, Macy's Senior Vice President of Strategy and Analytics, recently visited Georgia Tech's campus … Continue reading How Macy’s Uses Machine Learning in Their Retail Strategy

Few-shot Learning with Meta-Learning: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

Hugo Larochelle, a researcher at Google Brain, recently visited Georgia Tech's campus as a part of the Machine Learning Center's Fall Seminar Series. Larochelle drew an enormous crowd with students and faculty filling up the room, leaving many audience members standing or sitting on any patch of carpet they could find. During his talk, "Few-shot … Continue reading Few-shot Learning with Meta-Learning: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead

The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering

In August 2018, Bryan McCann of Salesforce made the trip from Palo Alto, Calif. to Atlanta, Ga. as a part of the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech’s Seminar Series. Students and faculty packed the room to hear McCann present his talk, "The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering". Abstract Deep learning has improved … Continue reading The Natural Language Decathlon: Multitask Learning as Question Answering

Reaching Beyond Human Accuracy With AI Datacenters

Gregory Diamos of Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL), recently made the trip from Silicon Valley to Atlanta as a part of the Machine Learning Center at Georgia Tech's Seminar Series. Diamos presented his talk, "Reaching Beyond Human Accuracy With AI Datacenters" to a room packed with Georgia Tech students of all levels, faculty members … Continue reading Reaching Beyond Human Accuracy With AI Datacenters

What Makes a New Word Stick?

By Ian Stewart The language that people use to communicate online is in constant flux. People may have once written "haha" to indicate laughter but over time have adopted "lol" instead. Entire dictionaries and websites such as UrbanDictionary.com are dedicated to tracking the ebb and flow of the latest slang (i.e. nonstandard) words that propagate … Continue reading What Makes a New Word Stick?