KentuckyFC (1144503) writes “Face recognition has come a long way in recent years. In ideal lighting conditions, given the same pose, facial expression etc, it easily outperforms humans. But the real world isn’t like that. People grow beards, wear make up and glasses, make strange faces and so on, w…
Startup Oroeco is tying financial data from Mint with carbon emissions data, in the hopes that their app will be compelling enough to change user behavior.
Not all ducks are the same. Some like shallow water for dabbling, others like the deep stuff for diving, and some like something in-between. So how do you manage a wetland wildlife refuge to mainta…
There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how.
The primary author of the celebrated Bitcoin paper, and therefore probable creator of Bitcoin, is most likely Nick Szabo, a blogger and former George Washington University law professor, according to students and researchers at Aston University’s Centre for Forensic Linguistics (UK).
With Deep Learning, you just give the system a lot of data ‘so it can discover by itself what some of the concepts in the world are.’
|—||Andrew Ng. (via re-workblog)|
Scientists in Germany are using artificial nerve cells to classify different types of data. These silicon ‘neurons’ could recognize handwritten numbers, or distinguish plant species based on their flowers.
An excerpt from Daniel Dennett’s Point of Inquiry interview “Tools for Thinking”
Very relevant:Take…one out of every million pixels…I can [use the D-Wave to] reconstruct the original object with near-perfect fidelity… This…doesn’t work with random objects. If I were to take a completely random image this will fail. It works somehow because the objects that we care about in video, or pictures, or text, or whatever - they have structure in them and it’s somehow tied to the fact that we wrote them down at all… So there’s something about the way that we interact with the world that makes it so that the things we care about, we write about, we talk about, these are all compressible in the sense that they don’t have a lot of information content in them.—Geordie Rose