Category Archives: Machine Learning

The Vowpal Wabbit Machine Learning Tool

Vowpal Wabbit (VW) is a command line, open source, machine learning tool. I ran into the creator of VW, John Langford, at work the other day which inspired me to take a look at VW because I hadn’t used VW … Continue reading

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Tricking Image Recognition Software

I was interested by the 2013 research paper “Intriguing Properties of Neural Networks” by C. Szegedy, W. Zaremba, et al. One of the “intriguing properties” is that it is possible to trick image recognition. See https://cs.nyu.edu/~zaremba/docs/understanding.pdf. There are several examples … Continue reading

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NFL 2016 Week 20 Predictions – Zoltar and Vegas Agree Exactly

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here are Zoltar’s predictions for week 20 (conference championships) of the 2016 NFL season: Zoltar: falcons by 4 dog = packers Vegas: falcons by 4 Zoltar: patriots by 6 dog = steelers Vegas: … Continue reading

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Using the Microsoft TLC Machine Learning Tool

Microsoft has a machine learning tool called TLC, which I think used to stand for The Learning Code, but now it’s just an acronym. TLC is essentially a very large library of machine learning code that can be called in … Continue reading

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NFL 2016 Week 19 Predictions – Zoltar Likes the Chiefs over the Steelers

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here are Zoltar’s predictions for week 19 (division playoffs) of the 2016 NFL season: Zoltar: falcons by 4 dog = seahawks Vegas: falcons by 4.5 Zoltar: patriots by 10 dog = texans Vegas: … Continue reading

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Introduction to Microsoft CNTK Machine Learning Tool

I wrote an article titled “Exploring the Microsoft CNTK Machine Learning Tool” in the January 2017 issue of Microsoft MSDN Magazine. See https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/mt791798. When I wrote my article several weeks ago, CNTK stood for “Computational Network Toolkit”. Weirdly, the name … Continue reading

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NFL 2016 Week 18 Predictions – Zoltar Agrees with Las Vegas

Zoltar is my NFL prediction computer program. Here are Zoltar’s predictions for week 18 (wild card playoff games) of the 2016 NFL season: Zoltar: raiders by 0 dog = texans Vegas: texans by 3.5 Zoltar: seahawks by 6 dog = … Continue reading

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