Top data science news this week of Aug 22 – Aug 26

Gartner Hype Cycle For Emerging Technologies, 2016 Adds Blockchain & Machine Learning For First Time

Gartner added 16 new technologies to the Hype Cycle this year, including blockchain, machine learning, general purpose machine intelligence, smart workspace for the first time.  Read more

Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research lab releases open source fastText on GitHub

In an effort to classify both accurately and easily, Facebook’s Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) lab developed fastText. Today, fastText is going open source so developers can implement its libraries anywhere. Starting today, Facebook’s fastText will be available from their GitHub. Read more.

OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak

Elon Musk’s artificial intelligence (AI) company OpenAI just received a package that took $2 billion to develop: NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang just delivered the first DGX-1 supercomputer to the non-profit organization, which is dedicated to “advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return.” Read more.

How Artificial Intelligence Could Help Diagnose Mental Disorders

In 2015, a team of researchers developed an AI model that correctly predicted which members of a group of young people would develop psychosis—a major feature of schizophrenia—by analyzing transcripts of their speech. Now, Jim Schwoebel, an engineer and CEO of NeuroLex Diagnostics, wants to build on that work to make a tool for primary-care doctors to screen their patients for schizophrenia.  Read more.