We talk about diversity a lot in the tech world. Sometimes about how important it is; often about how important it is and how we're failing to change anything despite that. With machine learning, this is highlighted even more so given that AI can be applied to fields that most software developers know nothing about. We're missing out on incredible opportunities for positive change because they just don't occur to us. How much do you know about farmer suicide in India? Turns out, machine learning can save lives.
In the news this week, Google is trying to use machine learning to stem the flow of advertisers fleeing Youtube, while Adobe announces fun photo manipulation will be part of its next offering.