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A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book, we begin by distilling AI down …

Machine Learning

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

The Machine Learning Reproducibility Crisis

I was recently chatting to a friend whose startup’s machine learning models were so disorganized it was causing serious problems as his team tried to …

Machine Learning

World's oldest message in a bottle discovered in Australia

132 years ago a German ship threw a message overboard, where it eventually buried itself on a remote Australian beach. The message turned out to be …

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

<i>PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.)</i><p><i>Note: The reason this post took three weeks</i> …

Singularity

How Movies and TV are Helping Venezuelans Negotiate Their Country's Collapse

Browsing Facebook and Twitter, it's easy to find memes comparing the opacity and abuses of the Maduro government to the court intrigue in Game of …

Venezuela

Childhood Friends Reunited — In The Middle Of The Vietnam War

Vince Cantu and Joe Galloway, both aged 76, have been friends since they met as third graders in the tiny town of Refugio, Texas.<p>After their high school graduation in 1959, Joe left town to become a journalist. Vince stuck around Refugio where he fronted a local band, until he was drafted into the …

Vietnam War

Someone Made A 3D Game Engine In Microsoft Excel Using Nothing But Formulas

Why bother with Unity, Unreal or even Game Maker, when you can fire up Excel and whip up a game made up of formulas? Sure, you're spending sanity …

Microsoft Excel

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs - MIT Technology Review

I took an Uber to an artificial-­intelligence conference at MIT one recent morning, and the driver asked me how long it would take for autonomous …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists can't replicate AI studies. That's bad news.

The specter of replication<p>The field of artificial intelligence (AI) may soon have to face a ghost that’s haunted many a scientific field lately: the …

The Last Tiramisu Recipe You'll Ever Need

<b>Make the lady finger syrup.</b> Bring the water and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Transfer …

Dessert

Smoky Baked Rice with Chorizo & All the Garlic (No Peeling, Chopping, Mess)

Tucked inside Claudia Roden’s <i>The Food of Spain</i> (a massive tome that encompasses the country’s regional cuisines) is a recipe for Baked Rice with Chickpeas and Currants (Arroz al Horno con Pasas y Garbanzos). What caught my attention wasn’t a picture or any unusual ingredients, but the instruction …

Pruning Neural Networks: Two Recent Papers

I wanted to briefly highlight two recent papers on pruning neural networks (disclaimer, one of them is ours):• Christos Louizos, Max Welling, Diederik …

Algorithms

A Collection of 10 Data Visualizations You Must See

Introduction<p>Writing codes is fun. Creating models with them is even more intriguing. But things start getting tricky when it comes to presenting our …

Easy Homemade Streusel Coffee Cake

This easy homemade coffee cake is baked in a square pan with a crumbly and delicious cinnamon-spiced brown sugar and pecan topping.<p>The buttermilk …

Game-theory insights into asymmetric multi-agent games

<b>As AI systems start to play an increasing role in the real world it is important to understand how different systems will interact with one another.</b> …

It’s time to solve deep learning’s productivity problem

Deep learning is fueling breakthroughs in everything from consumer mobile apps to image recognition. Yet running deep learning-based AI models poses many challenges. One of the most difficult roadblocks is the time it takes to train the models.<p>The need to crunch lots of data and the computational …

A Cookbook for Machine Learning: Vol 1

This was a busy week, I had no time to read anything new, so I'm sharing a note that I wrote for myself, for no other reason than to understand …

Machine Learning

These striking photos show the secret, strange world of military research and development

An obscure archive reveals the science—and art—behind combat culture<p>In suburban Boston, there is a military base unlike all others. It’s not a …

An Introduction to the Study of Calculus

The branch of mathematics studies rates of change<p>Calculus is the study of rates of change. The principals behind calculus date back centuries to the …

Mathematics

There’s a glaring mistake in the way AI looks at the world

As humans, we’re pretty good at knowing what we’re looking at. We might be fleshy and weak compared to computers, but we string context and previous experience together effectively to understand what we see.<p>Artificial intelligence today doesn’t have that capability. The brain-inspired artificial …

If You Want to Have Lucid Dreams, Here's a Tip From a Recent Study

We're so down for this.<p>Having a degree of control of our dreams while we're in the middle of them can be one hell of a fun ride, adding a vivid new …

Google's machine learning software has learned to replicate itself

Google’s AutoML<p>Back in May, Google revealed its AutoML project; artificial intelligence (AI) designed to help them create other AIs. Now, Google has …

Artificial Intelligence

Fintech: Can machine learning be applied to trading?

A new academic paper, Machine Learning for Trading, is the first conclusive study that shows success in having a machine learning-based trading …

Tutorial: Machine Learning

Welcome back!<p>Now that you have learnt how to manipulate data in the tutorials Basics & From Lab to Flow, you’re ready to build a model to predict …

Machine Learning

The 9 Best Free Online Big Data And Data Science Courses

Demand for skilled data scientists continues to be sky-high, with IBM recently predicting that there will be a 28% increase in the number of employed data scientists in the next two years.<p>Businesses in all industries are beginning to capitalize on the vast increase in data and the new big data …

Data Science

Intel Begins Making Chips That Resemble The Brain

Intel is beginning to experiment with so-called neuromorphic chips that attempt to more closely resemble how a real brain functions.<p>Coming out of the chip giant’s research lab, the new chip, dubbed the Intel Loihi test chip, consists of 128 computing cores. Each core has 1,024 artificial neurons, …

Artificial Intelligence