Nikos Papachristou

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The best-selling aviator sunglasses on Amazon are only $17 right now

Warm weather is here, boys and girls, and I totally wasn’t prepared for it this year. That’s probably because I live in the Northeast, where it went …

Need a new look? Facebook’s AI fashion designer has some ideas

COCO CHANEL had it. Yves Saint Laurent, too. And Gianni Versace without doubt. Originality put these designers into the fashion history books. A team …

The Shape of Ancient Dice Suggests Shifting Beliefs in Fate and Chance

Roman dice were often visibly biased, but that might not have mattered to someone who believed in divine intervention.<p>Dice, in their standard six-sided form, seem like the simplest kind of device—almost a classic embodiment of chance. But a new study of more than 100 examples from the last 2,000 …

Mathematics

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 …

How to solve 90% of NLP problems: a step-by-step guide

<b>This post is accompanied by</b> <b>an interactive notebook</b> <b>demonstrating and applying all these techniques. Feel free to run the code and follow along!</b><p>Step 1: …

It's official, AI is now better at reading comprehension than humans are

Microsoft and Alibaba machines tied for first place, but both beat a human by a slim margin.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? Here are …

Giannis, Durant lead All-Star fan vote after 1st returns

The first returns for NBA All-Star voting were released Thursday night, with Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo leading all players in …

Advanced Algorithms: A Free Course from Harvard University

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Advanced Algorithms," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. All 25 …

DeepMind’s AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours, just for fun

The descendant of DeepMind’s world champion Go program stretches its muscles in a new domain<p>The end-game for Google’s AI subsidiary DeepMind was never beating people at board games. It’s always been about creating something akin to a combustion engine for intelligence — a generic thinking machine …

Pop on Giannis: 'He plays now to destroy you'

The San Antonio Spurs bore latest witness to the rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo Friday night, watching him score 28 points, grab 12 rebounds, and swat …

Giannis Antetokounmpo: The NBA's Unstoppable Force

There is no mystery to Giannis Antetokounmpo. On every touch, he has the same end in mind: a meeting with the rim, as forceful as is possible. …

What does Giannis look like as an NBA superstar?

The calls started coming in over the past two springs as Giannis Antetokounmpo's talent began to come into focus. Trainers to some of the NBA's …

The Unspeakable Greatness of Giannis Antetokounmpo

MILWAUKEE — Michael Redd averaged 26.7 points per game at the height of his Milwaukee Bucks career. Redd earned a $91 million contract as a Buck, won an Olympic gold medal while a member of the Bucks and stood as the Bucks’ lone N.B.A. All-Star for a span exceeding a decade.<p>You could thus make the …

NBA

The Giannis experience: How MVP leader Antetokounmpo captivates even opponents

The 'Greek Freak' continued his astonishing run Monday night vs. the Hornets.<p>MILWAUKEE -- Steve Clifford's Charlotte Hornets notched an 18-point win …

AlphaGo Zero: Learning from scratch

<b>Artificial intelligence research has made rapid progress in a wide variety of domains from speech recognition and image classification to genomics</b> …

Artificial Intelligence

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Neural Networks

Even as machines known as “deep neural networks” have learned to converse, drive cars, beat video games and Go champions, dream, paint pictures and …

Deep Learning

How Science Is Unlocking the Secrets of Drug Addiction

Patrick Perotti scoffed when his mother told him about a doctor who uses electromagnetic waves to treat drug addiction. “I thought he was a swindler,” Perotti says.<p>Perotti, who is 38 and lives in Genoa, Italy, began snorting cocaine at 17, a rich kid who loved to party. His indulgence gradually …

Drug Addiction

Fashion-MNIST

Table of Contents<p>Why we made Fashion-MNIST<br>• Get the Data<br>• Usage<br>• Benchmark<br>• Visualization<br>• Contributing<br>• Contact<br>• Citing Fashion-MNIST<br>• License<p>Fashion-MNIST is a …

FACT CHECK: Did Facebook Shut Down an AI Experiment Because Chatbots Developed Their Own Language?

CLAIM<p>Concerned artificial intelligence researchers hurriedly abandoned an experimental chatbot program after they realized that the bots were …

Some advice for journalists writing about artificial intelligence

Dear Journalists,<p>I'd like to offer some advice on how to write better and more truthfully when you write articles about artificial intelligence. The …

Introducing ELF: An extensive, lightweight and flexible platform for game research

Games provide a useful environment for artificial intelligence research. Within a game environment, the amount of labeled training data available for …

The reality of automating customer service chat with AI today

Of all the fields in the chatbot-crazed world, customer service is one of the prime targets for automation. virtual customer agents (customer service-focused bots, or VCAs) are intelligent systems able to understand what users ask via chat and to provide them with adequate answers. In the context …

The Computer Program That Would Teach Robots How to See

Levan is creating a "visual encyclopedia of everything" to help robots learn how to see.<p>Robots and artificial intelligence are really great at looking up information quickly—remember when Watson smacked down a bunch of Jeopardy champs? But they're not so great at seeing something and knowing what …

A Journey Through Time: The Long Prehistory Of Artificial Intelligence

Defecating ducks, talking busts, and mechanised Christs — Jessica Riskin on the wonderful history of automata, machines built to mimic the processes …

Divide and conquer: How Microsoft researchers used AI to master Ms. Pac-Man - The AI Blog

Microsoft researchers have created an artificial intelligence-based system that learned how to get the maximum score on the addictive 1980s video …

Giannis: "I pick the Cavs because of LeBron"

<b>By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net</b><p>With the NBA finals coming up, Giannis was asked about his prediction and his choice had to do with LeBron …

Basketball

Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Changing The Point Guard Position

Move the 6-11 Giannis Antetokounmpo to point guard? The idea seemed radical last spring when Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jason Kidd first announced …

Why these Greek villagers live longer lives

There’s a reason why people living in isolated Greek villages can eat saturated fats and still live long, healthy lives — they have special genes …

Google DeepMind is shifting its focus from board games to scientific breakthroughs

The research company announced over the weekend that one of its most celebrated research teams will stop focusing on board games and instead start putting their efforts into developing general algorithms that scientists can use to help solve real world problems.<p>These include:<p><b>finding new cures for</b> …