Exploring AI Algorithms
In machine learning, an algorithm is a set of rules given to an AI program to help it learn on its own. Well-constructed algorithms are the backbone of artificial intelligence that's actually intelligent.
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In my last AI article, we learned about neural networks and their implementations. Now, it's time to look into another popular topic related to artificial intelligence: algorithms. In machine learning, an algorithm is a set of rules or instructions given to an AI program, neural network, or other machine to help it learn on its own. Well-constructed algorithms are basically the backbone of artificial intelligence that is actually intelligent. In this month's AI round-up, we're going to be looking at the most popular AI articles on DZone, checking out the latest news in the world of algorithms, and helping you ensure that your decision tree isn't slower than an entmoot.
PS: It may help to check out our AI glossary before diving into algorithms!
All About Algorithms
Check out the top five articles about algorithms on DZone below. These articles are best read in order, so follow along and enhance your algorithm knowledge!
The Benefits of Learning Algorithms by Sarah Mestiri. Before you get too far into things, take a step back and consider why you actually want to learn about algorithms. (But trust me — you do want to!)
3 Machine Learning Algorithms You Need to Know by Eleni Markou. Next, let's learn about three major machine learning algorithms — decision trees, clustering algorithms, and linear regression — and the differences between them.
Machine Learning Algorithms: Which One to Choose for Your Problem by Daniil Korbut. Now that you know about some different types of algorithms, check out this article to make it easier to choose the right algorithm for your use case.
Visualizing Algorithms Before Implementation by Daniel P. Clark. Let's get a little more complicated now. Learn how to improve your code by visualizing algorithms and making your computer perform a given task in the most efficient way.
Algorithms and Data Structures for... Web Developers? by John Sonmez. Let's veer a little from the typical uses of algorithms and see how they can be put to use in web development. In this video, get an answer to the question, "How important is it for a web developer to know data structures and algorithms?"
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Algorithms, All the Way!
Let's take it one step further and check out some resources, latest news, and more about algorithms from outside of DZone!
Amazon Web Services brings machine learning to the masses with SageMaker and DeepLens from ITworld. At last week's re:Invent event, Amazon announced SageMaker, an ML service that will allow users to "utilize any of ten common supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms and frameworks which are built into the product, or build their own." Amazon also announced DeepLens, a video camera that runs deep learning models.
Can an Algorithm Diagnose Heart Disease Better Than a Person? from Gizmodo. We all know that AI is powerful — but is it that powerful? Some research is pointing to yes — as long as the data is available, of course.
Highlights of Algorithms (HALG) 2018 Conference. From June 4-6, 2018, you can join other algorithm aficionados at HALG 2018, a conference dedicated to promoting research on algorithmic foundations and providing a broad picture of the latest research in algorithms.
Dive Deeper Into Algorithms
Artificial Intelligence: Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics. Steer through the endless possibilities of AI with ease, all the while building ethically responsible technologies that improve and enhance our lives, with DZone's first-ever AI Guide!
Introduction to TensorFlow. In this DZone Refcard, learn about TensorFlow, an open-source library with a rich set of application programming interfaces for most major languages and environments needed for deep learning programs like sentiment analysis and object detection.
In the Algorithm Rhythm
Below are a few jobs related to artificial intelligence that may pique your interest. Check them out and apply today!
Senior Application Engineer, Payments
Location: Redmond, WA, United States
Experience: Good understanding of efficient data structures and algorithms, as well as principles of object-oriented design; 5+ years software development experience shipping customer-facing products or online services.
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