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[D] How do you study from textbooks? : MachineLearning

Reading every word and doing every exercise is not time effective. Some chapters may also not be relevant to your research in more advanced …

Textbooks

'Sexiest Job' Ignites Talent Wars as Demand for Data Scientists Soars

Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to …

Big Data

'Completely Weird': How a Mantis Shrimp's Unique Vision System Is Inspiring Innovation

0<p>SHARES<p>"Extraordinary."<p>"Pretty strange."<p>"Completely weird."<p>These are the professional assessments of the vision system of the seabed-dwelling mantis …

George Washington

Parallel Programming for FPGAs

One of the best features of using FPGAs for a design is the inherent parallelism. Sure, you can write software to take advantage of multiple CPUs. …

Parallel Programming

How a Pioneer of Machine Learning Became One of Its Sharpest Critics

Judea Pearl helped artificial intelligence gain a strong grasp on probability, but laments that it still can't compute cause and effect.<p>Artificial intelligence owes a lot of its smarts to Judea Pearl. In the 1980s he led efforts that allowed machines to reason probabilistically. Now he’s one of the …

Artificial Intelligence

The US’s broken immigration system is helping two Kentucky Universities enroll thousands of students

By day, Swamy works full-time as a software developer in New York City. Late at night and over the weekends he’s a full-time university student, taking courses online. The main reason he does both is, as he puts it, “so that I can keep working in the US.”<p>For the past two and half years, Swamy has …

College & University

Machine Learning Datasets: Build Or Buy?

IFI CLAIMS Patent Services has a global patent database with more than 110 million records from about 100 countries that the company has …

Machine Learning

Data-science talent war is driving up salaries for people who can turn social media clicks into code

Murray Webb had been a lackluster student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master's degree in applied statistics and landed four job offers upon graduation.<p>Webb, 33, …

Data Science

Here's Why Some Brains Really Are Smarter, According to This New Study

Are you 'neurally efficient'?<p>People with a higher IQ are more likely to have fewer connections between the neurons in the outer layer of their brain, …

The Brain

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

She Built Her Startup With No Money or Team. How the CEO of Piazza Did It.

Pooja Sankar gave new meaning to the word "scrappy" as she built her online question-and-answer forum<p>// Senior Editor<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series My First Moves, we talk to founders about that pivotal moment when they decided to turn their business idea into a</i> …

Women in Tech

Lateral Moves

Could a lateral move help your career? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast, <i>Dear HBR:</i>, cohosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Priscilla Claman, a career coach and former HR executive. They talk through when making a lateral move will push you forward and when …

Hung Up

Forget the Turing Test—give AI the F. Scott Fitzgerald Test instead

Scott Fitzgerald pinned human intelligence on its tolerance of paradox. But would an artificial intelligence pass his test?<p>In his 1936 essay “The Crack-Up,” Fitzgerald writes that “the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still …

Artificial Intelligence

Four of the top 25 Github projects are written in Chinese, six contain no code

The language of code is English. Though, a quick glance at the top projects on code-sharing site Github this week might have made you think otherwise.<p>A peak into the four projects show that it’s not only the description field. All of the projects are written in Chinese. If you can’t read it, you’re …

China

Evolutionary computation will drive the future of creative AI

AI is arguably the biggest tech topic of 2018. From Google Duplex’s human imitations and Spotify’s song recommendations to Uber’s self-driving cars and the Pentagon’s use of GoogleAI, the technology seems to offer everything to everyone. You could say AI has become synonymous with progress via …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Will Relieve Skills Shortages, If We Could Find Enough People To Build It

It seems the growing interest in artificial intelligence as a way to expand digital business potential — often hampered by hard-to-find-skills — is creating a skill shortage of its own.<p>A recent poll of 122 business leaders, released by EY, finds relative optimism about AI and its potential to …

Artificial Intelligence

Morgan Stanley thinks it knows when the bull market will end

The good news is that the stock market party may not be over. The bad news is that it might be time for last call.<p>Morgan Stanley predicts in a report this week that stocks "can mount one last rally" this summer before hitting a peak during the second half of the year.<p>"We think that this bull market …

Stock Markets

This is Why You Can’t Stop Interrupting People

You're not alone, but you're still kind of a dick.<p>People who interrupt others are incredibly annoying. But studies suggest that, however unrepentant …

Body Language

The new era of the Multi-Model Database

Increasingly, customers are demanding that their databases take on multiple chores. Emergence of multi-model databases providing developers multiple …

Databases

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

19 Data Science and Machine Learning Tools for people who Don't Know Programming

<i>This article was originally published on 5 May, 2016 and updated with the latest tools on May 16, 2018.</i><p>Introduction<p>Programming is an integral part of …

Machine Learning

MemSQL raises $30M Series D round for its real-time database

MemSQL, a company best known for the real-time capabilities of its eponymous in-memory database, today announced that it has raised a $30 million Series D round, bringing the company’s overall funding to $110 million. The round was led by GV (the firm you probably still refer to as Google Ventures) …

Venture Capital

Differentiable Dynamic Programs and SparseMAP Inference

<i>Two exciting NLP papers at ICML 2018!</i><p>ICML 2018 accepts are out, and I am excited about two papers that I will briefly outline here. I think both …

Deep Learning

The Impact of Machine Learning on Economics

This paper provides an assessment of the early contributions of machine learning to economics, as well as predictions about its future contributions. …

Machine Learning

The 10 Jobs Most Appealing to Psychopaths

Psychopaths are known to thrive in chaotic environments.<p>Psychopaths are difficult to spot most of the time. They're not the "Jack the Ripper" caricatures you see in films or read about in books. Often, psychopaths appear normal, which makes them hard to identify.<p>In the Diagnostic and Statistical …

Psychology

This 15-30 minute routine makes your brain healthier, younger, and smarter

“Everything popular is wrong”  —  Oscar Wilde<p>In the book, <i>BLUE ZONES: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest</i><i>,</i> author Dan …

Albert Einstein

Memories Physically Transferred Between Snails Through Strings of RNA

It just took one injection to teach these snails fear.<p>To most of us, memories are intangible, like floating photo albums existing only in the mind. …

Biology

DeepMind's AI taught itself to navigate like a mammal

DeepMind created an AI which spontaneously developed the machine learning equivalent of gut-based navigation.<p>The UK-based Google sister-company seems to specialize in creating machine learning experiments designed to determine if AI can inform the field of neurology, and vice versa. DeepMind …

Machine Learning

New quantum probability rule offers novel perspective of wave function collapse

Quantum theory is based heavily on probabilities, since measuring a quantum system doesn't produce the same outcome every time, but instead yields …

Quantum Mechanics

5-Ingredient Salads You’ll Want to Make All Summer Long

With summer just around the corner, the last thing you want is a recipe that calls for standing over the hot stove. So we developed five new …

Food