In the News
Mastering the game of Go
In world first, AI beats a professional Go player. Deepmind is behind this feat, involving supervised learning based on a combination of Monte-Carlo tree search and deep neural networks.
Q&A session with Yoshua Bengio
Q&A with Yoshua Bengio, covering his research topics and prospects for the ML community
With love from my robot: virtual assistants may secretly be emailing you
Digital assistants have grown in both their abilities and adoption in the last few months, learning to pass as people and show empathy – and even love
Also in the news this week...
- Marvin Minsky, pioneer in AI, dies at 88. More
- Alibaba teams with Nvidia in a $1bn bet on a big data platform. More
- Harvard awarded £19m to understand why brains are great at learning and retaining information. More
- Sentenai raises $1.8M to automate data engineering with ML More
- Head of Apple's electric car project left the company. More
Some tips for debugging in Deep Learning
Tips and tricks used at Lab41 to check that things work as they should when you train neural networks.
Deep Learning Glossary
Great glossary that covers vocabulary used in neural network design and optimization.
Software tools & code
Microsoft releases CNTK, its open source deep learning toolkit
A new competitor to Tensorflow / Theano / Caffe is out. Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) is now available on Github.
Open-source code for face recognition, crafted by a research group at Carnegie Mellon University.
Visualizing CNN architectures side by side with mxnet
Visualization showing the evolution of CNN architectures, from LeNet (1998) to ResNet (Dec 2015).
Brains & Neurons
New clues to how the Brain maps time
The same brain cells that track location in space appear to also count beats in time. The research suggests that our thoughts may take place on a mental space-time canvas.
Data Science on State of the Union Addresses
Obama (2016) vs. Obama (2015) vs. ... vs. George Washington (1790)
Deep Learning is easy - Learn something harder
This blog post may be a bit controversial, but highlights an interesting point of view.
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