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[1610.09513] Phased LSTM: Accelerating Recurrent Network Training for Long or Event-based Sequences

Computer Science > Learning<p>Title: Phased LSTM: Accelerating Recurrent Network Training for Long or Event-based Sequences<p>Abstract: Recurrent Neural …

[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 …

[1611.02731] Variational Lossy Autoencoder

Computer Science > Learning<p>Title: Variational Lossy Autoencoder<p>Abstract: Representation learning seeks to expose certain aspects of observed data in …

Aidan Gomez

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 …

Mobile

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 …

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

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 …

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, …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Canada

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 …

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, …

Canada

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 …

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 …

Satya Nadella
Islamic State (ISIS)

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 …

Toronto

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. …

Mathematics

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 …

Quantum Computing

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. …

Silicon Valley

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 …

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 …

John Doyle: 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)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

WestJet plane suffers pressure problem, makes rapid descent

Passengers aboard a WestJet flight heading for Winnipeg put on oxygen masks and held on tight when their jet experienced a pressurization problem.<p>WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer says the Boeing 737-700 was on its way from Phoenix to Winnipeg on Friday night when the trouble developed.<p>The pilots …