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How to Do Machine Learning in a Week

This curated post is by Per Harald Borgen, Developer, Xeneta AS<p>Getting into machine learning (ml) can seem like an unachievable task from the …

Inside the brain of the man who would be 'Blindfold King' of chess

Even by world record standards, it sets a high bar for human performance. Next month in Las Vegas a chess player named Timur Gareyev plans to take on nearly 50 opponents at once. But that is not the hard part. While his challengers will play the games as normal, Gareyev himself will be …

The Brain

Bending the Light

Everyone knows you can’t visibly bend light over short distances in free air. Or can you? [Jack Pearse] has figured out a way to do it though, or at …

Engineering

Hacking my infant twins’ sleep with machine learning and data science

A month ago, I tried A/B testing to see how different “treatments” or input parameters might result in longer sleep for our twins — and of course by …

10 Machine Learning Online Courses For Beginners

This column has been curated from Hackerlist blog<p>The following is a list of, mostly free, machine learning online courses for beginners.<p>1. Machine …

8 Literary Travel Destinations You'll Want to Visit

When it comes to the world's greatest escapes, traveling and reading are right up there. And because they go together so well, we merged the two to …

Google has designed a free and open source font for all the world’s languages

Five years ago Google set out on an ambitious project to create a font family that encompasses the 800 languages and 110,000 characters found in the Unicode standard. Now available under open source, Noto’s aim is to get rid of the blank boxes that commonly appear when a computer or website isn’t …

The 33 Best Books of 2016

Add them to your reading list now.<p>With 2016 slowly winding down, it's the exact right time to catch up on the books you may have missed. Whether you're in the mood for excellent short story collections, sharply drawn fiction, or unbelievably gripping memoirs, scroll ahead for our round-up of the …

Coding Interview University

I originally created this as a short to-do list of study topics for becoming a software engineer, but it grew to the large list you see today. After …

The Mathematics of Machine Learning

Euclid, Greek mathematician, 3rd century BC, as imagined by Raphael<p><i>This curated column is by Wale Akinfaderin, PhD Candidate in Physics</i><p>In the last …

Machine Learning

Demystifying AI, ML, DL with Vishal Sikka and real world examples

The technology industry is plagued with buzzword bingo in support of the fashion driven nature of the technology beast. Often confusing and …

Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?

In 1922, in “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus,” the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein wrote, “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” The words that we have at our disposal affect what we see—and the more words there are, the better our perception. When we learn to speak a different …

Language Learning

How Languages and Genes Evolve Together

Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically.<p>As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at human DNA and languages over time, we should find that they differ along similar geographic …

Linguistics

A Brief History of Dude

You know ... if you're into the whole brevity thing<p>Contemplate this, dude: that when I call you <i>dude</i>, there’s a whole range of things I might mean—you’ll understand me from my intonation and the overall context—but each time, I’m also reinforcing a specific kind of social relationship. No matter how …

The roots of language

At the heart of our unique language ability lie other forms of cognition and cooperation, argue Paul Ibbotson and Michael Tomasello<p>The natural world is full of wondrous adaptations such as camouflage, migration and echolocation. In one sense, the quintessentially human ability to use language is no …

Linguistics

10 Steps To Germanize Yourself

1. Put on your <i>Hausschuhe</i><p>Germans love their <i>Hausschuhe</i> (house shoes) so you must too. View anyone who doesn’t wear house shoes as a primitive savage: …

A water tank and some math solve 1960s 'soliton' puzzle - Futurity

Work by two scientists in the 1960s gave rise to the field of soliton theory. "Until now, we lacked a simple explanation for what they described."

17 Books To Drop Everything and Read Right Now

Now that fall is here, the idea of wrapping up in a comfy fleece blanket with a cup of cider and a good book is all-encompassing. From lesser-known …

Books

You Too Can Become a Machine Learning Rock Star! No PhD Necessary.

<b>If you are a strong-armed</b> NFL quarterback who reads defenses like genre fiction, a movie star whose name alone can open a film in China, or a stock …

12 books that offer a solid return on investment

by Barry Ritholtz<p>About once a week, I get an email like this: "I am interested in learning more about investing. What books would you recommend I …

Want to get better at coding? You just have to play this game

Coding is the new English. At least, that’s what websites like Codecademy want you to think.<p>But maybe you’ve held off on trying to improve your coding skills, because you still thought it wasn’t fun enough. Turns out there’s no excuse for you anymore.<p>With Codingame, you practice your coding skills …

Algorithms to Live By: The self-help book for geeks

I devour books at a rate of at least two a week, and haven't written a book review in years, but before I got to the end of the first chapter, I …

Books

Algorithms Top 10 Articles For The Past Month

Algorithms Top 10 Articles in September<p><b>Algorithms</b> are the building blocks of computer programs. They give the programmer the power to implement …

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How deep learning allowed computers to see

Claire Bretton Contributor<p>Claire Bretton is one of the co-founders of daco.io, a startup that is developing a unique tool to track competition thanks to deep learning. Earlier, she was a manager in a top strategy consulting firm based in Paris. She holds a master’s degree from ESCP Europe.<p>One of …

Machine Learning

Top 10 Smart Alternatives to TED Talks

TED talks are great, but there’s a point where they all seem too similar, or are just taxing to muddle through. If you’d still like to enjoy a smart, …

Academic Success Factors: Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking > Building Skills for Critical Thinking > Solving Unstructured Problems<p>Solving Unstructured Problems<p>Unstructured or “open-ended” …

A Beginner's guide to Shelf Space Optimization using Linear Programming

Introduction<p>Have you ever wondered why products in a Retail Store are placed in a certain manner? In the world of analytics, where retail giants like …