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How an algorithm may decide your career

WANT a job with a successful multinational? You will face lots of competition. Two years ago Goldman Sachs received a quarter of a million …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Make Pesto like an Italian Grandmother

If you've ever tasted pesto in Italy you know that the pesto here in the United States just isn't the same. I received a lesson in how to make pesto …

Pesto

I just launched a serverless website in 15 minutes.

Alright, we talked the “serverless is awesome” talk but now it about time to walk the walk. In the next 15 minutes, I’ll take you through the entire …

JavaScript

Writing A Compiler In Go | Thorsten Ball

It's the sequel to … a programming language<p><i>Writing A Compiler In Go</i> is the <b>sequel</b> to Writing An Interpreter In Go. It starts right where the first one …

Bytecode

Docstrings in open source Python | RARE Technologies

Hi everyone, my name is Dmitry Berdov, I’m a graduate student at the Ural Federal University, now working in QA testing (automation) sphere. I had no …

Python Programming

Nvidia makes Kubernetes on GPUs available

Nvidia announced the availability of more deep learning tools for researchers and developers.<p>At the CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) …

Machine Learning

GitHub Education is a free software development package for schools

GitHub, the online, open-source code repository recently acquired by Microsoft, has already made big moves to support future software developers. In 2012 it launched the Student Developer Pack, in 2015 it built the GitHub Classroom for teachers, and earlier this year it opened up teacher training …

Education

Choosing the Right Machine Learning Algorithm

Machine learning is part art and part science. When you look at machine learning algorithms, there is no one solution or one approach that fits all. …

Machine Learning

Ego-motion in Self-Aware Deep Learning

We are now in the middle of 2018 and Deep Learning research is advancing at exponential rates. At the beginning of this year, I made 10 predictions …

Deep Learning

Where have all our insects gone?

We appear to be making tracts of land inhospitable to most forms of life. If we lose insects, it all collapses<p>When Simon Leather was a student in the 1970s, he took a summer job as a postman and delivered mail to the villages of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire. He recalls his …

Insects

AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM’s new artificial synapses - MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the crown jewel of the AI boom. They gorge on data and do things like transcribe speech or describe images with near-perfect …

Deep Learning

Amazon has a $40 wireless keyboard that lasts forever without new batteries or recharging

Are you tired of having to plug in your wireless keyboard every time it needs to be recharged? After all, it’s a “wireless” keyboard so connecting a …

Tech Trends

Pros and cons of functional programming

<i>Originally I shared this translation to Syndicode blog.</i><p>This article is the translation based on the original material by Irina Linnik. I decided that …

Programming

Creating a sense of magical realism through in-game lighting

"You never want to just place a light somewhere [randomly]," says Lake Ridden art director Erik Nilsson. "You want to [say] 'What can we do to make …

Game Design

Best Free Project Management Training Materials for IT Pros

Project management skills are in high demand in nearly every IT specialty. Here's where to find the training you need, for free.

Project Management

When Will AI Take The Next Step Toward Psychologically Real Gaming?

For most of us, the first time we ever encountered artificial intelligence was in a video game. It might have given us a quest, jumped out and cost us a 1up, or done a host of other things. And ever since, critics and fans have pushed developers to create smarter, more challenging enemies. The Shy …

Artificial Intelligence

Minimal character-based LSTM implementation

Following up on the earlier post deciphering a minimal vanilla RNN implementation, here I'd like to extend the example to a simple LSTM model.Once …

Deep Learning

Get a shot, say goodbye to stress. Could it be that easy?

A one-stop shot for stress?<p>A new study out of the University of Colorado suggests that it could be that easy — if future clinical trials replicate …

Mental Health

What to Do When a Loved One Is Severely Depressed

Reports of Kate Spade’s suicide and struggle with depression instantly transformed her from symbol of polished prep to a blunt reminder that suffering affects all types. Three days later we woke to the news that another beloved figure, Anthony Bourdain, had taken his life.<p>These two tragedies have …

Mental Health

This Is The Only Book You'll Ever Need On Procedural Generation

Image: CRC Press<p>Dwarf Fortress, a complex rogue-like game that's been in a state of constant improvement and refinement since 2002, is a masterclass …

Game Development

What is depression and why is it rising?

What is depression?<p>Depressed people don’t all shuffle around with a long face, or cry at any provocation. MentalHealth.gov, a US government website, defines it as “losing interest in important parts of life”. Symptoms include eating or sleeping too much or too little; pulling away from people and …

Depression

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness

Mindfulness training induces structural connectome changes in insula networks

Altmetric: 23<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Paul B. Sharp ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-4949-1501,<br>• Bradley P. Sutton,<br>• Erick J. Paul,<br>• Nikolai Sherepa,<br>• Charles H. …

Minimal Fibers

2018-05-17<p>Intro<p>Fibers, or Green Threads, is one of those features that I knew Cixl would have to support eventually; but I wanted to wait until the …

Python Fundamentals LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 10: Object-Oriented Programming (Downloadable Version)

Description<p>Copyright 2009<br>• Edition: 1st<p><b>Downloadable Video</b><br>• ISBN-10: 0-13-706586-8<br>• ISBN-13: 978-0-13-706586-8<p>The final lesson can also be deferred by the …

Why procedural levels were better than handmade ones for City of Brass

The developers behind City of Brass describe what they've learned while taking up the technology of procedural generation. ...

Don’t use Node(backend), unless you need asynchronous code

The simplest technology that meets your requirements will save you time and mental energy, leading to better problem solving where it counts<p>Node.js …

Synaptic mechanisms of interference in working memory

Altmetric: 5<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Zachary P. Kilpatrick<p><i>Scientific Reports</i><b>volume 8</b>, Article number: 7879 …

Easy-TensorFlow

The goal of this repository is to provide comprehensive tutorials for TensorFlow while maintaining the simplicity of the code.<p>Each tutorial includes …

Even The Most Advanced Computer Programmers Have Probably Never Heard Of This Concept

<i>What are some advanced concepts in programming that most average programmers have never heard of? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Tikhon Jelvis, studied programming languages and did</b> …

Machine Learning