A quick lap around Algorithmia, the online algorithm marketplace

Selling algorithms is becoming a thing on the internet. A number of big companies have started to sell access to their algorithms. It’s an interesting business model. If you haven’t got the smarts to implement an intelligent algorithm yourself, then buying one from Microsoft or Google looks like a really smart plan.

I’m not going to say that you will end up with a great solution. You still need to spend time to tune and integrate everything into a working solution, but it’s a great start.

Talking about selling algorithms, a while back I found Algorithmia, a website which provides an online marketplace for people to buy and sell algorithms of the kind that Microsoft and Google are providing through their own cloud.

It is an interesting service, which deserves another look.

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Machine learning ideas: Anomaly detection

Machine Learning ideas: Anomaly detection using K-Means

From time to time I come across Machine Learning ideas. As I come across them I like to explain them to you my reader and encourage you to try them out. In this post you will learn a method to detect abnormal transactions. I will show you how you can find weird transactions on your own bank account.

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