Abdul Dremali

Innovation Lab & Growth Lead: Abdul is currently leading research & development in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Augmented Reality at the AndPlus Innovation Lab.

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MIT Musings: Vol 1

By Abdul Dremali on Nov 30, 2017 3:30:54 PM

In this new occasional feature in our blog, AndPlus Innovation Lead Abdul Dremali shares his thoughts on what he’s learning in the Executive Education courses he is taking at MIT’s Sloan School of Management.

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Machine Learning in the Healthcare Industry

By Abdul Dremali on Nov 20, 2017 9:05:00 AM

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the inhabitants had access to advanced medical care provided by robots. The Star Wars medical droids had the ability to diagnose and treat their patients with extraordinary knowledge and numerous built-in surgical tools. They had extra added bonus skills in reasoning and communication with their patients—any species from any planet speaking any language. Their bedside manner was, of course, impeccable.

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Machine Learning in the Financial Industry

By Abdul Dremali on Nov 8, 2017 9:05:00 AM

You’ve read a number of articles in this space about different types of machine learning, with a high-level view of how they work and the types of technologies that machine learning will enable in the future. “But,” you’re thinking, “What are some of the ways machine learning is being applied right now, to do useful work outside the laboratory?”

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Machine Learning vs Deep Learning. What's the Difference?

By Abdul Dremali on Oct 2, 2017 10:30:00 AM

If you buy into the hype, you might believe an army of intelligent robots is on the march RIGHT NOW, coming to TAKE YOUR JOB.

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Apple's Face ID is a Triumph of Machine Learning Technology

By Abdul Dremali on Sep 27, 2017 11:44:52 AM

Lately the term "Machine Learning" gets kicked around like a hackysack in a stoners basement. It's becoming a ubiquitous buzzword because it really is exciting technology that's finally making its way into our lives, but a large majority of the buzz is nothing more than lazy marketing. Apple is one of the tech giants that's bringing machine learning into the mainstream in effective and even mindblowing ways.

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The Challenges of Building Machine Learning Tech

By Abdul Dremali on Sep 18, 2017 9:05:00 AM

We’ve all been told that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but any competent dog trainer will tell you that most old dogs can indeed be taught new tricks, when properly motivated and rewarded. For a real teaching challenge, try teaching a computer to reliably identify a Chesterfield couch (or any couch, for that matter) in a photograph.

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