In the News
Kurzweil: In the 2030s, nanobots in our brains will make us 'Godlike'
Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers. “We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment".
On what Facebook knows
Interview with the Man Behind Facebook’s Personality Experiment. This was an experiment where researchers developed a system which could, based on Facebook activity alone, determine a person’s psychological make-up more accurately than their friends, their family – better even than their partners.
Also in the news this week...
- List of the top Deep Learning employers based on LinkedIn data
- Bahio is testing a poster campaign that reads viewer's emotions with AI
- Reports say Darpa is implanting chips in the brains of wounded US soldiers
- Exabeam raises $25 million in Series B to develop its security analytics services
- Raveli raises £1.3 million to use ML to detect credit card fraud
Classifying steps with Machine Learning (Jawbone)
Feedback from Jawbone on its attempts to develop a step counter and classifier for its activity trackers.
The fourth generation of machine learning: Adaptive learning
Adaptive learning combines the previous generations of rule-based, simple machine learning, and deep learning approaches to machine intelligence.
Optimizing RNN performance
Part 1 of a multi-part series detailing some of the techniques used at Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab to accelerate the training of recurrent neural networks. This part focuses on performance on GEMM / Basic Linear Algebra with GPUs.
Software tools & code
Awesome Recurrent Neural Networks
A great curated list of resources dedicated to recurrent neural networks
Programming models for Deep Learning
There are lots of deep learning libraries, each with its own flavor. How can each flavor introduced by each library provide advantage or drawbacks in terms of system optimization and user experience?
This article aims to compare these flavors in terms of programming models, discuss the fundamental advantage and drawbacks introduced by these models, and how we can learn from them.
Large-scale celebrity face database
Database of 200k celebrity images, along with identities and annotations. Available for use in your (non-commercial) projects.
"Designless" brain-like chips created through artificial evolution
Scientists at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have devised a new type of electronic chip that takes after the human brain. Their device is highly power-conscious, massively parallel, and can manipulate data in arbitrary ways – even though it doesn't need to be explicitely designed to perform any task.
Brains & Neurons
Why the Human Brain Project went wrong--and how to fix it
The Human Brain Project is a large 10-year scientific research project funded by the European Union, which aims to develop our understanding of the human brain. This report delves into the difficulties and challenges encountered so far.
Learning game of life with a convolutional neural network
In Greg Egan's wonderful short story "Learning to Be Me", a neural implant, called a "jewel", is inserted into the brain at birth. The jewel monitors activity in order to learn how to mimic the behavior of the brain. Can such a jewel be built? Great post by Daniel Rapp.
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