In the News
Flying cars are closer than you think
Marc Andreessen on optimism, robotics and AI-enabled progress.
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Yann Lecun's keynote slides at NIPS 2016
Comprehensive presentation on Predictive Learning. Covers Intelligent Systems, Entity RNN, Adversarial Training, Video Prediction.
Machine Learning for Everyday Tasks
Mailgun shares some of its use of ML to parse HTML quotations. Sometimes you don't need complex Neural Networks to solve "everyday" tasks.
Software tools & code
Plug and Play Generative Networks
Automated image generation from a user-provided text caption. Impressive results!
Amazon Deep Learning
Amazon launched 3 new services:
- Rekognition - an Image Recognition service. It is a direct competitor to other general tagging offers by Google/Microsoft and is currently cheaper.
- Lex a speech recognition and natural language understanding service for chatbots
- Polly a text-to-speech service
The big question is of course how accurate these are. Let me know if you intend to run benchmarks.
Software platform launched by OpenAI for evaluating and training intelligent agents across the world’s supply of games, websites and other applications.
Likewise, DeepMind announced they are open-sourcing their Lab and Facebook launched Torchcraft (Torch + Starcraft).
Open dataset containing 100.000 questions and answers based on CNN news articles.
Amazon launches FPGAs in the cloud
With the new F1 instances, AWS users can now run FPGAs in the cloud. Useful to achieve custom hardware acceleration.
This AI boom will also bust
"Most firms that think they want advanced AI/ML really just need linear regression on cleaned-up data."
‘Humanity’s greatest fear is about being irrelevant’
Genevieve Bell, an anthropologist, explains why being scared about AI has more to do with our fear of each other than killer robots
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