Provides information on the concepts of machine theory, covering such topics as statistical data processing, data visualization, and forecasting.
Familiarity with Python is helpful. Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF, ePub, and Kindle eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.
Author: Peter Harrington
Publisher: Manning Publications
Summary Humans learn best from feedback—we are encouraged to take actions that lead to positive results while deterred by decisions with negative consequences. This reinforcement process can be applied to computer programs allowing them to solve more complex problems that classical programming cannot. Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action teaches you the fundamental concepts and terminology of deep reinforcement learning, along with the practical skills and techniques you’ll need to implement it into your own projects. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications. About the technology Deep reinforcement learning AI systems rapidly adapt to new environments, a vast improvement over standard neural networks. A DRL agent learns like people do, taking in raw data such as sensor input and refining its responses and predictions through trial and error. About the book Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action teaches you how to program AI agents that adapt and improve based on direct feedback from their environment. In this example-rich tutorial, you’ll master foundational and advanced DRL techniques by taking on interesting challenges like navigating a maze and playing video games. Along the way, you’ll work with core algorithms, including deep Q-networks and policy gradients, along with industry-standard tools like PyTorch and OpenAI Gym. What's inside Building and training DRL networks The most popular DRL algorithms for learning and problem solving Evolutionary algorithms for curiosity and multi-agent learning All examples available as Jupyter Notebooks About the reader For readers with intermediate skills in Python and deep learning. About the author Alexander Zai is a machine learning engineer at Amazon AI. Brandon Brown is a machine learning and data analysis blogger. Table of Contents PART 1 - FOUNDATIONS 1. What is reinforcement learning? 2. Modeling reinforcement learning problems: Markov decision processes 3. Predicting the best states and actions: Deep Q-networks 4. Learning to pick the best policy: Policy gradient methods 5. Tackling more complex problems with actor-critic methods PART 2 - ABOVE AND BEYOND 6. Alternative optimization methods: Evolutionary algorithms 7. Distributional DQN: Getting the full story 8.Curiosity-driven exploration 9. Multi-agent reinforcement learning 10. Interpretable reinforcement learning: Attention and relational models 11. In conclusion: A review and roadmap
About the book Deep Reinforcement Learning in Action teaches you how to program AI agents that adapt and improve based on direct feedback from their environment.
Author: Alexander Zai
Publisher: Manning Publications
Are you looking for a foundational book to get you started with the basic concepts of Machine Learning? My book will explain you the basic concepts in ways that are easy to understand. Once you
Once you've read this book, you'll have a solid grasp on the core principles that will make it easier to step to a more advanced book should you want to learn more.
Author: Alan T. Norman
Publisher: Machine Learning for Beginners
Deep learning systems have gotten really great at identifying patterns in text, images, and video. But applications that create realistic images, natural sentences and paragraphs, or native-quality translations have proven elusive. Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs, offer a promising solution to these challenges by pairing two competing neural networks' one that generates content and the other that rejects samples that are of poor quality. GANs in Action: Deep learning with Generative Adversarial Networks teaches you how to build and train your own generative adversarial networks. First, you'll get an introduction to generative modelling and how GANs work, along with an overview of their potential uses. Then, you'll start building your own simple adversarial system, as you explore the foundation of GAN architecture: the generator and discriminator networks. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.
Author: Jakub Langr
Publisher: Manning Publications
♦♦Bonus: Buy the Paperback version of this book, and get the kindle eBook version included for FREE** Machine Learning is changing the world. You use Machine Learning every day and probably don't know it. In this book, you will learn how ML grew from a desire to make computers able to learn. Trace the development of Machine Learning from the early days of a computer learning how to play checkers, to machines able to beat world masters in chess and go. Understand how large data is so important to Machine Learning, and how the collection of massive amounts of data provides Machine Learning programmers with the information they need to developing learning algorithms.Simple examples will help you understand the complex math and probability statistics underlining Machine Learning. You will also see real-world examples of Machine Learning in action and uncover how these algorithms are making your life better every day.Learn about how artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and Swarm Intelligence interact and complement each other as part of the quest to generate machines capable of thinking and reacting to the world. Read about the technical issues with Machine Learning and how they are being overcome. Discover the dark side of ML and what possible outcomes there could be should things go wrong. And finally, learn about the positive future artificial intelligence and Machine Learning promise to bring to the world. In this book, you will discover *The history of Machine Learning *Approaches taken to ML in the past and present *Artificial intelligence and its relationship to ML *How neural networks, big data, regression, and the cloud all play a part in the development of Machine Learning *Compare Machine Learning to the Internet of Things, Robotics, and Swarm Intelligence *Learn about the different models of ML and how each is used to produce learning algorithms *Get access to free software and data sets so you can try out your very own Machine Learning software *Examine some of the technical problems and philosophical dilemmas with ML *See what advanced Machine Learning will make to our world in the future So what are you waiting for???Scroll back up and order this book NOW.
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Author: Chris Sebastian
Publisher: Python, Machine Learning
Take a deep dive into the concepts of machine learning as they apply to contemporary business and management. You will learn how machine learning techniques are used to solve fundamental and complex problems in society and industry. Machine Learning for Decision Makers serves as an excellent resource for establishing the relationship of machine learning with IoT, big data, and cognitive and cloud computing to give you an overview of how these modern areas of computing relate to each other. This book introduces a collection of the most important concepts of machine learning and sets them in context with other vital technologies that decision makers need to know about. These concepts span the process from envisioning the problem to applying machine-learning techniques to your particular situation. This discussion also provides an insight to help deploy the results to improve decision-making. The book uses case studies and jargon busting to help you grasp the theory of machine learning quickly. You'll soon gain the big picture of machine learning and how it fits with other cutting-edge IT services. This knowledge will give you confidence in your decisions for the future of your business. What You Will Learn Discover the machine learning, big data, and cloud and cognitive computing technology stack Gain insights into machine learning concepts and practices Understand business and enterprise decision-making using machine learning Absorb machine-learning best practices Who This Book Is For Managers tasked with making key decisions who want to learn how and when machine learning and related technologies can help them.
This book introduces a collection of the most important concepts of machine learning and sets them in context with other vital technologies that decision makers need to know about.
Author: Patanjali Kashyap
Since the concept of lifelong learning came to prominence much excellent work has been undertaken but, as Professor Longworth's new book shows, major change in some areas is still needed if the concept of learning from cradle to grave is to become a true reality. Using his unique vantage point from consulting with schools, universities, local, governmental and global authorities, Professor Longworth brings the development of lifelong learning bang up-to-date with a complete survey of the principles of lifelong learning including examples from around the world and crucial information on the impact of lifelong learning on 21st century schools.
action. My grandfather was born in the 1880s, a time when the world order was
pretty well set in Victorian concrete. ... he learned how to do this from sitting with
Nellie for two days before being let loose on his own spinning machine. The
Author: Norman Longworth
Are you curious about AI? All you need is a good understanding of the Scala programming language, a basic knowledge of statistics, a keen interest in Big Data processing, and this book!
She is currently an adjunct faculty member at International Technical University,
teaching machine learning courses. ... She worked as a technical editor on the
book Machine Learning in Action, Peter Harrington, Manning Publications Co.
Author: Patrick R. Nicolas
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Presents information on machine learning through the use of Apache Mahout, covering such topics as using group data to make individual recommendations, finding logical clusters, and filtering classifications.
Summary Mahout in Action is a hands-on introduction to machine learning with Apache Mahout. Following real-world examples, the book presents practical use cases and then illustrates how Mahout can be applied to solve them.
Author: Sean Owen
Publisher: Manning Publications
Techniques of vision-based motion analysis aim to detect, track, identify, and generally understand the behavior of objects in image sequences. With the growth of video data in a wide range of applications from visual surveillance to human-machine interfaces, the ability to automatically analyze and understand object motions from video footage is of increasing importance. Among the latest developments in this field is the application of statistical machine learning algorithms for object tracking, activity modeling, and recognition. Developed from expert contributions to the first and second International Workshop on Machine Learning for Vision-Based Motion Analysis, this important text/reference highlights the latest algorithms and systems for robust and effective vision-based motion understanding from a machine learning perspective. Highlighting the benefits of collaboration between the communities of object motion understanding and machine learning, the book discusses the most active forefronts of research, including current challenges and potential future directions. Topics and features: provides a comprehensive review of the latest developments in vision-based motion analysis, presenting numerous case studies on state-of-the-art learning algorithms; examines algorithms for clustering and segmentation, and manifold learning for dynamical models; describes the theory behind mixed-state statistical models, with a focus on mixed-state Markov models that take into account spatial and temporal interaction; discusses object tracking in surveillance image streams, discriminative multiple target tracking, and guidewire tracking in fluoroscopy; explores issues of modeling for saliency detection, human gait modeling, modeling of extremely crowded scenes, and behavior modeling from video surveillance data; investigates methods for automatic recognition of gestures in Sign Language, and human action recognition from small training sets. Researchers, professional engineers, and graduate students in computer vision, pattern recognition and machine learning, will all find this text an accessible survey of machine learning techniques for vision-based motion analysis. The book will also be of interest to all who work with specific vision applications, such as surveillance, sport event analysis, healthcare, video conferencing, and motion video indexing and retrieval.
We argue that while this may be appropriate for certain tasks (e.g., action
fingerprinting, or distinguishing subtle ... different action categories, we cannot
naively combine them together and use a standard machine learning technique
to learn ...
Author: Liang Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This Special Issue focused on novel vision-based approaches, mainly related to computer vision and machine learning, for the automatic analysis of human behaviour. We solicited submissions on the following topics: information theory-based pattern classification, biometric recognition, multimodal human analysis, low resolution human activity analysis, face analysis, abnormal behaviour analysis, unsupervised human analysis scenarios, 3D/4D human pose and shape estimation, human analysis in virtual/augmented reality, affective computing, social signal processing, personality computing, activity recognition, human tracking in the wild, and application of information-theoretic concepts for human behaviour analysis. In the end, 15 papers were accepted for this special issue. These papers, that are reviewed in this editorial, analyse human behaviour from the aforementioned perspectives, defining in most of the cases the state of the art in their corresponding field.
Deep neural networks, due to their high accuracy, are widely used in many of the
computer vision applications such as ... We apply machine learning in the form of
recurrent neural networks for data analysis and demonstrate successful action ...
Author: Thomas Moeslund
Category: Technology & Engineering
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of machine learning research and technology in medical decision-making based on medical images"--Provided by publisher.
Dr. Suzuki's research interests include computer-aided diagnosis and machine
learning. He has published ... He is currently a working as a postdoctoral
researcher on an EPSRC funded project in partnership with Action Medical
Author: Suzuki, Kenji
Publisher: IGI Global
Communication and network technology has witnessed recent rapid development and numerous information services and applications have been developed globally. These technologies have high impact on society and the way people are leading their lives. The advancement in technology has undoubtedly improved the quality of service and user experience yet a lot needs to be still done. Some areas that still need improvement include seamless wide-area coverage, high-capacity hot-spots, low-power massive-connections, low-latency and high-reliability and so on. Thus, it is highly desirable to develop smart technologies for communication to improve the overall services and management of wireless communication. Machine learning and cognitive computing have converged to give some groundbreaking solutions for smart machines. With these two technologies coming together, the machines can acquire the ability to reason similar to the human brain. The research area of machine learning and cognitive computing cover many fields like psychology, biology, signal processing, physics, information theory, mathematics, and statistics that can be used effectively for topology management. Therefore, the utilization of machine learning techniques like data analytics and cognitive power will lead to better performance of communication and wireless systems.
and as a new subcategory in machine learning. Figure 3.2 shows the learning
method of reinforcement learning. DRL is concerned with an agents's reward or
utility connected to surroundings via perception and action which produces an ...
Author: Krishna Kant Singh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Symmetry-adapted machine learning has shown encouraging ability to mitigate the security risks in information and communication technology (ICT) systems. It is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that relies on the principles of processing future events by learning past events or historical data. The autonomous nature of symmetry-adapted machine learning supports effective data processing and analysis for security detection in ICT systems without the interference of human authorities. Many industries are developing machine-learning-adapted solutions to support security for smart hardware, distributed computing, and the cloud. In our Special Issue book, we focus on the deployment of symmetry-adapted machine learning for information security in various application areas. This security approach can support effective methods to handle the dynamic nature of security attacks by extraction and analysis of data to identify hidden patterns of data. The main topics of this Issue include malware classification, an intrusion detection system, image watermarking, color image watermarking, battlefield target aggregation behavior recognition model, IP camera, Internet of Things (IoT) security, service function chain, indoor positioning system, and crypto-analysis.
Huang, M.; Su, S.Z.; Cai, G.R.; Zhang, H.B.; Cao, D.; Li, S.Z. Meta-action
descriptor for action recognition in RGBD video. ... Li, C.; Zhong, Q.; Xie, D.; Pu, S.
Collaborative Spatio-temporal Feature Learning for Video Action Recognition.
Author: James (Jong Hyuk) Park
Category: Technology & Engineering
Learn Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Science and More! Machine learning is here; it is changing the world in ways you might not know yet. From search engines to speech recognition on your phone, machine learning is taking over. If you have taken an interest in machine learning and want to learn how it all works, then you need some guidance before you can dive-in to the complicated stuff. This book explains machine learning, in simple English, for beginners of all levels. In this book, you will learn how machines are able to use data to learn on their own, discover how you can create sophisticated programs without the need for complex programming, and see daily applications of machine learning in action! Here's what you will find inside: Introduction to machine learning from history, types of machine learning and examples. Basics of machine learning: You will learn about datasets and see examples of the ones you can download Machine learning algorithms: You will learn about neural networks and see practical applications of machine learning and deep learning algorithms Machine learning software: You will get started with machine learning and see some of the most popular scientific computing software platforms. Artificial intelligence and why it is important: You will learn how artificial intelligence relates to machine learning and what the future looks like. You will get access to datasets and machine learning software so you can try out your very own machine learning project. FAQ Q: Do I need prior programming experience to make use of the book? A: No. This book is intended for complete beginners to machine learning. The language used is simple and the reader is taken from one concept to the next in a progressive manner. Q: Will this book make an expert in machine learning? A: This book is intended to give beginners a firm introduction into machine learning so they are better placed to understand advanced machine learning concepts.
Q: Will this book make an expert in machine learning? A: This book is intended to give beginners a firm introduction into machine learning so they are better placed to understand advanced machine learning concepts.
Author: David Brown
Many networked computer systems are far too vulnerable to cyber attacks that can inhibit their functioning, corrupt important data, or expose private information. Not surprisingly, the field of cyber-based systems is a fertile ground where many tasks can be formulated as learning problems and approached in terms of machine learning algorithms. This book contains original materials by leading researchers in the area and covers applications of different machine learning methods in the reliability, security, performance, and privacy issues of cyber space. It enables readers to discover what types of learning methods are at their disposal, summarizing the state-of-the-practice in this significant area, and giving a classification of existing work. Those working in the field of cyber-based systems, including industrial managers, researchers, engineers, and graduate and senior undergraduate students will find this an indispensable guide in creating systems resistant to and tolerant of cyber attacks.
If T contains sensitive data, a strong response action is to revoke the privileges
corresponding to actions that are flagged as anomalous. In our example, such a
response would translate into revoking the select privilege on table T from U.
Author: Jeffrey J. P. Tsai
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book discusses one of the major applications of artificial intelligence: the use of machine learning to extract useful information from multimodal data. It discusses the optimization methods that help minimize the error in developing patterns and classifications, which further helps improve prediction and decision-making. The book also presents formulations of real-world machine learning problems, and discusses AI solution methodologies as standalone or hybrid approaches. Lastly, it proposes novel metaheuristic methods to solve complex machine learning problems. Featuring valuable insights, the book helps readers explore new avenues leading toward multidisciplinary research discussions.
This book discusses one of the major applications of artificial intelligence: the use of machine learning to extract useful information from multimodal data.
Author: Anand J. Kulkarni
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Technology & Engineering
Tackle the real-world complexities of modern machine learning with innovative, cutting-edge, techniques About This Book Fully-coded working examples using a wide range of machine learning libraries and tools, including Python, R, Julia, and Spark Comprehensive practical solutions taking you into the future of machine learning Go a step further and integrate your machine learning projects with Hadoop Who This Book Is For This book has been created for data scientists who want to see machine learning in action and explore its real-world application. With guidance on everything from the fundamentals of machine learning and predictive analytics to the latest innovations set to lead the big data revolution into the future, this is an unmissable resource for anyone dedicated to tackling current big data challenges. Knowledge of programming (Python and R) and mathematics is advisable if you want to get started immediately. What You Will Learn Implement a wide range of algorithms and techniques for tackling complex data Get to grips with some of the most powerful languages in data science, including R, Python, and Julia Harness the capabilities of Spark and Hadoop to manage and process data successfully Apply the appropriate machine learning technique to address real-world problems Get acquainted with Deep learning and find out how neural networks are being used at the cutting-edge of machine learning Explore the future of machine learning and dive deeper into polyglot persistence, semantic data, and more In Detail Finding meaning in increasingly larger and more complex datasets is a growing demand of the modern world. Machine learning and predictive analytics have become the most important approaches to uncover data gold mines. Machine learning uses complex algorithms to make improved predictions of outcomes based on historical patterns and the behaviour of data sets. Machine learning can deliver dynamic insights into trends, patterns, and relationships within data, immensely valuable to business growth and development. This book explores an extensive range of machine learning techniques uncovering hidden tricks and tips for several types of data using practical and real-world examples. While machine learning can be highly theoretical, this book offers a refreshing hands-on approach without losing sight of the underlying principles. Inside, a full exploration of the various algorithms gives you high-quality guidance so you can begin to see just how effective machine learning is at tackling contemporary challenges of big data. This is the only book you need to implement a whole suite of open source tools, frameworks, and languages in machine learning. We will cover the leading data science languages, Python and R, and the underrated but powerful Julia, as well as a range of other big data platforms including Spark, Hadoop, and Mahout. Practical Machine Learning is an essential resource for the modern data scientists who want to get to grips with its real-world application. With this book, you will not only learn the fundamentals of machine learning but dive deep into the complexities of real world data before moving on to using Hadoop and its wider ecosystem of tools to process and manage your structured and unstructured data. You will explore different machine learning techniques for both supervised and unsupervised learning; from decision trees to Naive Bayes classifiers and linear and clustering methods, you will learn strategies for a truly advanced approach to the statistical analysis of data. The book also explores the cutting-edge advancements in machine learning, with worked examples and guidance on deep learning and reinforcement learning, providing you with practical demonstrations and samples that help take the theory–and mystery–out of even the most advanced machine learning methodologies. Style and approach A practical data science tutorial designed to give you an insight into the practical application of machine learning, this book takes you through complex concepts and tasks in an accessible way. Featuring information on a wide range of data science techniques, Practical Machine Learning is a comprehensive data science resource.
Tackle the real-world complexities of modern machine learning with innovative, cutting-edge, techniques About This Book Fully-coded working examples using a wide range of machine learning libraries and tools, including Python, R, Julia, and ...
Author: Sunila Gollapudi
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Understand the fundamentals of machine learning with R and build your own dynamic algorithms to tackle complicated real-world problems successfully About This Book Get to grips with the concepts of machine learning through exciting real-world examples Visualize and solve complex problems by using power-packed R constructs and its robust packages for machine learning Learn to build your own machine learning system with this example-based practical guide Who This Book Is For If you are interested in mining useful information from data using state-of-the-art techniques to make data-driven decisions, this is a go-to guide for you. No prior experience with data science is required, although basic knowledge of R is highly desirable. Prior knowledge in machine learning would be helpful but is not necessary. What You Will Learn Utilize the power of R to handle data extraction, manipulation, and exploration techniques Use R to visualize data spread across multiple dimensions and extract useful features Explore the underlying mathematical and logical concepts that drive machine learning algorithms Dive deep into the world of analytics to predict situations correctly Implement R machine learning algorithms from scratch and be amazed to see the algorithms in action Write reusable code and build complete machine learning systems from the ground up Solve interesting real-world problems using machine learning and R as the journey unfolds Harness the power of robust and optimized R packages to work on projects that solve real-world problems in machine learning and data science In Detail Data science and machine learning are some of the top buzzwords in the technical world today. From retail stores to Fortune 500 companies, everyone is working hard to making machine learning give them data-driven insights to grow their business. With powerful data manipulation features, machine learning packages, and an active developer community, R empowers users to build sophisticated machine learning systems to solve real-world data problems. This book takes you on a data-driven journey that starts with the very basics of R and machine learning and gradually builds upon the concepts to work on projects that tackle real-world problems. You'll begin by getting an understanding of the core concepts and definitions required to appreciate machine learning algorithms and concepts. Building upon the basics, you will then work on three different projects to apply the concepts of machine learning, following current trends and cover major algorithms as well as popular R packages in detail. These projects have been neatly divided into six different chapters covering the worlds of e-commerce, finance, and social-media, which are at the very core of this data-driven revolution. Each of the projects will help you to understand, explore, visualize, and derive insights depending upon the domain and algorithms. Through this book, you will learn to apply the concepts of machine learning to deal with data-related problems and solve them using the powerful yet simple language, R. Style and approach The book is an enticing journey that starts from the very basics to gradually pick up pace as the story unfolds. Each concept is first defined in the larger context of things succinctly, followed by a detailed explanation of their application. Each topic is explained with the help of a project that solves a real real-world problem involving hands-on work thus giving you a deep insight into the world of machine learning.
Understand the fundamentals of machine learning with R and build your own dynamic algorithms to tackle complicated real-world problems successfully About This Book Get to grips with the concepts of machine learning through exciting real ...
Author: Raghav Bali
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
If you are a Scala, Java, or Python developer with an interest in machine learning and data analysis and are eager to learn how to apply common machine learning techniques at scale using the Spark framework, this is the book for you. While it may be useful to have a basic understanding of Spark, no previous experience is required.
Once created, the data underlying the RDD does not change, although we might
create new RDDs from the original RDD through Spark's transformation and
action operators. Our attention has also been on batch machine learning models
Author: Nick Pentreath
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd