James Shields driven from Game 1 in the fourth inning


Royals manager Ned Yost has gone to the bullpen early in Game 1 of the World Series, removing starter James Shields after he surrendered an RBI single to Giants designated hitter Michael Morse in the top of the fourth inning. It was the fourth run of the game for the visiting Giants, who then plated their fifth run of the night when Gregor Blanco drew a bases-loaded walk off Kansas City reliever Danny Duffy.

San Francisco will carry a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning at a stunned Kauffman Stadium.

All five of the Giants’ runs were charged to “Big Game James,” who now has a 5.74 ERA in 53 1/3 career postseason innings and a 7.11 ERA through 19 innings in this year’s tournament. Not a good look for the impending free agent.

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GraphLab’s machine learning platform now supports deep learning


Seattle-based startup GraphLab has released a new version of its machine learning platform that, among other things, lets users build their own custom deep learning networks.

According to a press release:

Combined with GraphLab Create image analysis tools, the Deep Learning package enables accurate and in-depth understanding of images and videos. The GraphLab Create image analysis package makes quick work of importing and preprocessing millions of images as well as numeric data. It is built on the latest architectures including Convolution Layer, Max, Sum, Average Pooling and Dropout. The available API allows for extensibility in building user custom neural networks. Applications include image classification, object detection and image similarity.

[company]GraphLab[/company], which was founded by a group of University of Washington researchers, started as a commercial version of a open source graph-analysis project of the same name in 2013. In July of this year, the company publicly unveiled its new, broader…

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