GPT-4, Bias-Variance Tradeoff & Gupshup 💽🛰🔨

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For the last seven years, we have curated a ranking of the top analytics and data science courses in India. These rankings are super helpful for students to get a holistic view of India’s data science education landscape.

The Academic Rankings result from detailed surveys and extensive research. Every year we receive more than 150 nominations for these rankings.

We have now opened the nominations for 2021. If you represent an institute providing data science education in India, do share your nominations by filling in this form.


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GPT-4

GPT-1 was released in 2018, GPT-2 in 2019, and GPT-3 in 2020. If we go by this pattern, the release of GPT-4 might just be around the corner.

Sam Altman, the CEO of  OpenAI recently spoke about the impending GPT-4 release. Contrary to popular belief, GPT-4 will not be any bigger than GPT-3 but will use more compute resources. The focus would be to get the most out of smaller models.


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Why Are AI/ML Job Titles So Vague?

AI and ML are vast fields and often encompass certain subfields. Some of the more common job titles include machine learning engineers, AI engineers, data analysts, and data scientists. Then there are a few unconventional ones like Intelligence Designer, Data Curator, Digital Knowledge Manager, and Machine Learning Data Scientist.

Given how the field is still evolving, one can expect these job titles to diversify further. That said, as seen in other fields, job titles often fail to convey the actual nature of the job.


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Why ML Needs To Move On From The Bias-Variance Tradeoff Narrative

Looking at machine learning model selection through the lens of bias-variance tradeoff served well for the whole domain. One can choose a good model by trading off bias and variance as a function of complexity.

However, ML researchers are slowly starting to question the usefulness of such methods. The bias-variance tradeoff method can be imprecise, and researchers feel that it is unclear what class of models the tradeoff holds for, and it is left to the user to choose the notion of complexity.


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Data Science Hiring Process At Gupshup

Gupshup currently has over 100 million users using its AI models to improve their messaging experiences. The co-founder said that the conversational assistants and document cognition-based AI found on Gupshup’s website have contributed significantly. The company told Analytics India Magazine that it is on a hiring spree and looks to expand its data science team in the coming months.


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Featured Video | An AI & IoT Prodigy - In conversation with Arijit Das

Arijit Das, a student of Grade 10 at Hem Sheela Model School, Durgapur in West Bengal has done some remarkable work in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Internet-of-Things. His first project in a State-Level Science Fair was a modified version of the LiFi (Light Fidelity) concept prototype which used Infrared Light emitters instead of traditional light bulbs was back in 2018.


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Hands-on Guides for ML Developers

+ A Tutorial on Spectral Feature Extraction for Audio Analytics

+ All You Need to Know About Gaussian Mixture Models

+ A Beginner’s Guide to Neural Network Pruning

+ How to Address Drift Problems in Time-Series Forecasting Models?

+ Guide to Named Entity Recognition with spaCy and NLTK


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PEOPLE & STARTUPS

+ Interview With Mohit Pant, Senior Director, PayPal

+ Interview With Nitin Aggarwal, Technical PM At Google Cloud AI

+ Businesses Will Flock Towards Customised Tools And Solutions: Radhika Krishnan, Hitachi Vantara

+ Inside Praneet Dutta’s ML Journey From Vellore To Google DeepMind

+ Tech Behind Water Resource Management Startup Cranberry Analytics


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The Glasses War

Last week, Facebook launched its smart glasses in partnership with the luxury eyeglasses brand Ray-Ban. These smart glasses called Ray-Ban Stories allow users to capture photos and videos, listen to music and take phone calls.

While Facebook has successfully created hype on social media platforms, Facebook Glasses are not the first of their kind. In 2013, tech giant Google had released its smart glasses — the Google Glass, or Project Glass. More popularly, in 2016, Snapchat’s Spectacles allowed users to capture 10-second 3D videos at the press of a button.


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What to Expect At ‘NVIDIA GTC 2021?’

One of the most awaited AI conferences for developers, NVIDIA GTC 2021, is just around the corner. The event is expected to bring together thousands of innovators, researchers, thought leaders, and decision-makers to showcase the latest technology innovations in AI, computer graphics, data science, etc. 

The event, which is going to be held from November 8 to 11, 2021, will include a keynote from NVIDIA CEO and founder Jensen Huang, alongside a wide variety of sessions and talks with luminaries around the world.


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BOTTOM OF THE NEWS

Here's what all happened last week.

+ Bengaluru Is The Most Desired Hub For GCCs

+ IISc To Setup AI-ML Centre in Bangalore

+ Microsoft To Skill College Students In AI, Cloud, And Cybersecurity, Here’s How To Apply

+ Oracle Releases Java 17, Here’s All The Latest Updates

+ DataRobot AI Cloud Launched, Here’s All The Major Features And Applications