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Seldon @ Techstars Barclays Accelerator Demo Day

It was such an honour to share what Seldon has been building at the Barclays Accelerator London Demo Day on 18th April 2016. Pitching to a 1000-strong audience at the O2 was a fitting finale to an incredible 13-week Techstars programme — we all learned so much, connected with hundreds of great people, and established…

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Our first year open-sourcing machine learning

Bigger Picture On a wet and windy day in October 2014, Team Seldon was sitting on Brighton Beach, discussing the bigger picture of what we could achieve. We had come a long way over the previous three years; every month we were serving content recommendations to over a hundred million people. However, we believed that…

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Introducing Seldon Live

Do time and resource limit your data science projects? Do you want to understand how machine learning can help you to gain actionable insights in 2016? We are excited to announce Seldon Live, a new series webinars and events that will cover a broad range of topics related to machine learning and recommender systems. Our…

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Seldon and UCL team up for open source data science project via Project Placed

Over the last couple of months, Seldon has been collaborating with a talented and enthusiastic team of students from the UCL Department of Computer Science on a research project called ETL for Data Science that focuses on loading, cleaning, analyzing and visualizing data. The placement was facilitated by Project Placed – a platform that enables 100s of…

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Streamline your predictive pipeline

At Seldon, we’re on a mission to deliver the most powerful enterprise machine learning platform, which means you solve real-world problems faster. We’ve hit another milestone release with Seldon 0.97, which includes support for real-time feature transformations in our new predictive pipelines. We also share some secrets for advanced recommendation engine configuration. All of these…

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Open Sourcing a Predictive API

On 6–7th August, Sydney will host the 2nd international conference for Predictive APIs and Apps. PAPIs will bring together machine learning practitioners from industry, government and academia to present new developments, identify new needs and trends, and discuss the challenges of building real-world predictive applications. I look forward to discussing the lessons learned from the…

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Seldon v0.94 release with user tag based affinity modelling and multiple dimensions

Aside from some performance improvements, there are two new functionality updates in this release. Firstly, a user tag based affinity modelling and item recommendation algorithm. This provides a simple use case where clients have keyword tagged items. The offline modeling stage associates users to tags they have interacted with more than the average user based…

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Seldon Release General Prediction Endpoint

Until now, Seldon has been focused on providing an enterprise-grade open-source recommendation engine – i.e. to suggest articles, videos, products to people based on behavioural and contextual data. In version 0.93, a general prediction endpoint is now available to developers. This major new feature allows easy integration of classification and regression machine learning models into…

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Machine Intelligence 2015 hosted by Playfair Capital at Bloomberg

London has certainly become an artificial intelligence centre of excellence, with Google’s acquisition of Deepmind in 2014 and world-class research filtering through from Imperial, UCL, Oxford and Cambridge. At Seldon’s HQ, Warner Yard, we have seen an increase in start-ups with AI at the core of their offering in the last year, particular from the…

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Seldon Microservices API for External Algorithms

Seldon has released a new Microservices API that allows developers to build their own real-time predictive scoring components and utilize them from within the Seldon predictive engine. This makes it simple to test and develop new predictive algorithms while taking advantage of the A/B testing, optimization and caching layers of Seldon. Components can be added…

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