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[1611.03824] Learning to Learn without Gradient Descent by Gradient Descent

Statistics > Machine Learning<p>Title: Learning to Learn without Gradient Descent by Gradient Descent<p>Abstract: We learn recurrent neural network …

Stephen Hawking-Led Study Offers Possible Solution To The Black Hole Information Paradox

The universe as we know it is governed by the laws of causal determinism — causes precede effects and not the other way around. If one knows all the …

Microsoft Lays Off Nokia Employees, Exits Consumer Phone Business

Microsoft has laid off hundreds of employees tied to its smartphone business, as the company finally exits the consumer phone market and attempts to streamline its worldwide mobile division (via <i>The Verge</i>).<p>The move will impact up to 1,850 jobs worldwide, said Microsoft's head of Windows and devices …

Employment

New functional programming language can generate C, Python code for apps

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Department of Computer Science recently unveiled Futhark, an open source functional programming …

On Creating Artificial Intelligence

13 Dec 2015<p>Recently, Tomas Mikolov, Armand Joulin and Marco Baroni of Facebook’s AI Research department released a paper titled “A Roadmap toward …

Backpropogating an LSTM: A Numerical Example

17 Apr 2016<p>Let’s do this…<p>We all know LSTM’s are super powerful; So, we should know how they work and how to use them.<p>Syntactic notes<p>Above is the …

Deep Learning

Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

National Academy of Sciences

Canada risks losing its lead in artificial intelligence to Silicon Valley

With a tech industry one-third the size of California's, Canada has confounded expectations by becoming a leader in the booming market for artificial intelligence. Pioneering technologies developed in Canadian labs can be found in Facebook's facial recognition algorithms, Google's Photos app, …

Machine Perception

Conservatives Perfectly Suited For Uncovering Liberal Scandals

Taking to their job as the Official Opposition like a fish to a bicycle, the Conservatives have uncovered one scandal after another plaguing the new …

Microsoft open-sources DMTK, a distributed machine learning library

Microsoft today announced the release of a new open-source machine learning toolkit that goes by the name DMTK. The toolkit contains a framework for training models on multiple servers, a topic modeling algorithm, and a word-embedding algorithm for natural language processing. It’s all out on …

Machine Learning

Apple's Swift programming language is now open-source

At WWDC in June, Apple announced it would be open-sourcing its Swift programming language by the end of the year. Well, it's the first week of …

Open Source Software

UBC alumni plans human-rights case over school’s answer to sexual assault

The University of British Columbia seems more concerned about handling a public relations crisis than taking meaningful action to help women feel safe after multiple allegations of sexual assault, says a complainant.<p>Glynnis Kirchmeier, who is planning to launch a human-rights case against UBC, …

Tinder CEO makes an ass of himself right before parent company's IPO

No wonder businesses have to stay quiet right before they go public.<p>On the eve of his parent company's public offering, Tinder CEO and cofounder Sean …

Wall Street

Microsoft doubled down on security — and it worked

Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, gave a speech at the Government Security Forum in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, and it focused on reassuring enterprise clients that Windows 10, Azure, and other Microsoft services are better than those from Amazon or Google.<p>Nadella laid out the various security …

After Paris attacks, pressure builds for big military response to Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Paris terror attacks are likely to galvanize a stronger global military response to Islamic State, after a U.S.-led air war that has lasted more than a year has failed to contain a group now proving itself to be a growing worldwide threat.<p>French military patrol near the …

Taking a closer look at the crimes that mar Toronto’s civic beauty

One of the best features of the renovated Nathan Phillips Square is a set of disappearing fountains. They pop up from the concrete paving stones as if from nowhere. Kids love to dance around and through them in the warm weather.<p>Yet if you ventured into the square this week, you would have noticed …

New derivation of pi links quantum physics and pure math

In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. …

Microsoft Has Released A Quantum Simulator

The field of quantum computing is a heavily researched area of mathematics as the capabilities of unlocking the secrets of this world of physics …

How to Desalinize Water Using Half the Energy of Traditional Methods

In the next ten years, Earth’s population is expected to increase by one billion, and only 3% of our planet’s water is fit for drinking or farming. …

Seawater

No.1 Major for Women at Stanford? It's Now Computer Science

Tech News<p>Computer science has for the first time become the most popular major for female students at Stanford University, a hopeful sign for those trying to build up the thin ranks of women in the technology field. Based on preliminary declarations by upper-class students, about 214 women are …

University of California

Existence of cosmic neutrinos confirmed by Antarctic scientists

Neutrinos, created by violent phenomena such as black holes and exploding stars, could hold the key to the universe’s most distant and mysterious events<p>Antarctic scientists have confirmed the existence of cosmic neutrinos – ghostly particles that have traveled from the Milky Way and beyond. These …

Particles

Engineered Yeast Produces Viper Venom

... for use as an anticlotting medicine<p>Put snake genes in yeast and what do you get? Believe it or not, you get a blood-clot-fighting medicine based on snake venom, according to a study published recently in <i>Scientific Reports</i>.<p>In the wild, the pit viper <i>Agkistrodon acutus</i> has a reputation for being …

Astronomers Have Already Made Shocking Discoveries About Pluto

Really, that was not supposed to happen.<p>On Wednesday afternoon, NASA released a hi-res photo of a tiny fraction of Pluto, taken by the New Horizons probe, that made everyone re-evaluate their understanding of the universe: Pluto has mountains—big ones, the size of the Rockies—and in the absence of …

Toronto’s Dead Raccoon reveals dark side of Canadian humour

Imagine a new political ad on TV. Let's call it "The Exit Interview."<p>It would be rather like the one presenting the argument that young Justin Trudeau is not ready to become prime minister. Except that in this one, those shown doing the evaluating are looking at Stephen Harper's résumé and making …

Canadian Humour

Big Bang Nixed –“Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star” (Today’s Most Popular)

Posted on Jul 2, 2015<p>“For all physicists know, dragons could have come flying out of the singularity,” said Niayesh Afshordi, an astrophysicist at …

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