Enrico Altavilla

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Beginning Machine Learning with Keras and TensorFlow

This isn’t our typical kind of blog post. In fact this one is very special. It’s the beginning of our journey with a new shiny toy.<p>Every now and then …

Deep Learning

A Guide to TF Layers: Building a Convolutional Neural Network

The TensorFlow layers module provides a high-level API that makes it easy to construct a neural network. It provides methods that facilitate the …

Something's Making Siberia's Tundra Literally Bubble Under People's Feet

The earth is rippling.<p>The frozen plains of northern Siberia's tundra have been pretty weird over the past couple of years - scientists have spotted …

How Vector Space Mathematics Reveals the Hidden Sexism in Language - MIT Technology Review

Back in 2013, a handful of researchers at Google set loose a neural network on a corpus of three million words taken from Google News texts. The …

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Google's artificial intelligence chief says 'we're in an AI spring'

“We’re kind of in an AI Spring,” says John Giannandrea, Google’s head of machine learning.<p>Giannandrea's statement — a reference to the term AI winter …

Everest May Not Be The Tallest Mountain In The World After All

Environment Photo credit: Viewing the daunting Mount Everest from a distance. Daniel Prudek/ShutterstockHere’s an easy question for you: What’s the …

You Might Never Die: Scientists Test Anti-Aging Drugs on Dogs

Can scientists disrupt the aging process? Scientists are now testing drugs that slowed aging in mice on dogs.<p>The cure for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and strokes have remained elusive, but researchers at the University of Washington are running a study that might find the cure for …

University of Washington

Why Is The Expansion Of The Universe Always Drawn Like A Cylinder?

<i>Why is the shape of the universe depicted as a cone?</i><p><i>If the universe is expanding with all points moving away from each other, how come it is depicted as cylindrical with the expansion outward mostly in one direction?</i><p>I have gotten a <i>lot</i> of questions about diagrams of the Universe’s expansion. I must …

Google answered some of our questions about its fancy new AI chip

There's something tucked under that heat sink.<p>On Thursday, we asked Google about its new custom-made chip for artificial intelligence called a Tensor Processing Unit, or TPU.<p>Google politely declined to answer <b>Recode's</b> questions, saying only that "more information is coming later."<p>Later in the day, …

Why Google's fancy new AI assistant is just called 'Google'

The future of search is more than a text box<p>On Wednesday Google kicked off its I/O developer conference by unveiling a series of new artificial intelligence-powered products, including a messaging app with a virtual assistant and a home speaker with a voice interface. Given what we’ve seen in the …

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

A Gentle Introduction to Neural Networks (with Python)

A gentle introduction to neural networks, and making your own with Python.<p>This session is deliberately designed to be accessible to everyone, …

Canadian teen locates lost Mayan city using satellite images and ancient astronomy

A 15-year-old boy is reported to have found the location of a lost Mayan City, recently. William Gadoury, from Quebec, Canada used ancient astronomy …