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The People Driving Large Scale Machine Learning with Apache Spark

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The popular benchmark banded around about Apache Spark‘s machine learning library MLlib is that it is ten times faster than Hadoop based Apache Mahout as an environment for building scalable machine learning applications and a hundred times faster than Hadoop MapReduce. It’s scalabilty is also proven in production to over 8,000 nodes with the ability to cache datasets in memory ...

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Deep Learning at Flickr, Pierre Garrigues

Deep Learning at Flickr, Pierre Garrigues

Pierre Garrigues is a Researcher in Machine Perception and Learning at Flickr and also spoke at the Deep Learning Summit at the end of January to give an insight into how Flickr are automating the labelling of their image libraries using Deep Learning techniques as well as the 10 million uploads which they receive each day. Flickr are part of Yahoo ...

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Machine Learning at Spotify, Madison Big Data Meetup, Andy Sloane

Machine Learning at Spotify, Big Data Madison, Andy Sloane

Andy Sloane from Spotify spoke at the Madison Big Data Meetup January 27th about how Machine Learning helps the music service make recommendations to listeners for related artists and radio. Spotify’s recommendable catalogue comprises more than 4 million tracks with each ‘play event’ registered once a song has finished playing.  In this talk Sloane explains the discover page which is rebuilt daily ...

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What’s Coming For Spark 2015 – Bay Area Spark User Group

What’s Coming For Spark 2015 – Bay Area Spark User Group

San Francisco’s Spark Meetup group is massive, yet whilst going along to some of these events can be a little intimidating, especially for the more socially awkward attendees, the group really does preach to people of all levels. The first gathering of 2015 kicked off with a review of Spark by Co-organiser Patrick Wendell to get things going, briefly running over ...

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