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The Categories Were Made For Man, Not Man For The Categories

<b>I.</b><p>“Silliest internet atheist argument” is a hotly contested title, but I have a special place in my heart for the people who occasionally try to …

Why Scrum is the Wrong Way to Build Software

A brief list of what Scrum gets wrong<p>1. Because all product decision authority rests with the “Product Owner”, Scrum disallows engineers from making …

Project Management

An Introduction to Graph Theory and Network Analysis (with Python codes)

Introduction<p>“A picture speaks a thousand words” is one of the most commonly used phrases. But a graph speaks so much more than that. A visual …

Data Science

Basecoin (aka the Basis Protocol): the worst idea in cryptocurrency, reborn

<i>See also Bitshares: Don’t walk away – run, Stablecoins are doomed to fail, Stablecoins are doomed to fail, part II, and Stablecoins are doomed to</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Bathtime for monks - Medieval manuscripts blog

It’s almost Easter. Have you had your bath yet? If you were a reformed monk or nun and lived in England over 1,000 years ago, this was a pressing …

British Library

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

Introduction<p>The key to getting better at deep learning (or most fields in life) is practice. Practice on a variety of problems – from image …

Deep Learning

A brief history of Stephen Hawking: A legacy of paradox

Stephen Hawking, the world-famous theoretical physicist, has died at the age of 76.<p>Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement: “We …

A Classic Formula For Pi Was Discovered Hidden in Hydrogen Atoms

Two years ago ... this was an amazing find.<p>Back in 2015, scientists found something amazing for the first time - a classic formula for pi hidden in …

Data science with Python: Turn your conditional loops to Numpy vectors

Vectorization trick is fairly well-known to data scientists and is used routinely in coding, to speed up the overall data transformation, where …

Data Science

It's Just a Matter of Time Before Litecoin Overtakes Bitcoin

Bitcoin's reign as the primary medium of exchange among cryptocurrencies should eventually come to an end.<p>Last year, cryptocurrencies put themselves …

AI Just Took a Big Step Towards Becoming More Human

They're now capable of training themselves.<p>In recent months, researchers at OpenAI have been focusing on developing artificial intelligence (AI) that …

China using big data to detain people in ‘re-education’ before crime committed: report

Barely seven months ago, a senior Chinese official promised that artificial intelligence could one day help authorities spot crime before it happens.<p>In the country's far western Xinjiang region, it's already happening, with the establishment of a system that critics call "Orwellian" in scope and …

Anonymous Bitcoin Donor Rains $56 Million on Stunned Nonprofits

One day in January, Linda Tannenbaum opened an email that would radically change her small, medical-research charity almost overnight. The note said …

JavaScript

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Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Bayesian Methods for Hackers

An intro to Bayesian methods and probabilistic programming from a computation/understanding-first, mathematics-second point of …

Ad network uses advanced malware technique to conceal CPU-draining mining ads | Ars Technica

Domain generation algorithm allows scripts to bypass ad blockers.<p>The rise of drive-by cryptocurrency mining on a growing number of websites has led …

Oh-My-God particle

Not to be confused with the "God Particle", the Higgs boson.<p>The <b>Oh-My-God particle</b> was an ultra-high-energy cosmic ray detected on the evening of 15 …

Nothing is Cheaper than Proof of Work | Truthcoin: Making Cheap Talk Expensive

So-called “alternatives” to Proof-of-Work “waste” just as much “work”.<p>Intro: Wasted Resources<p>I previously wrote a post on proof of work (PoW) and …

K-Nearest Neighbors Algorithm in Python and Scikit-Learn

The K-nearest neighbors (KNN) algorithm is a type of supervised machine learning algorithms. KNN is extremely easy to implement in its most basic …

Interpretable Machine Learning through Teaching

We've designed a method that encourages AIs to teach each other with examples that also make sense to humans. Our approach automatically selects the …

Machine Learning
Mathematics

Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders - Crime Prevention Research Center

You can examine the picture of the US counties in more detail by opening it in a new tab.<p>The Distribution of murders<p>The United States can really be …

How I Shipped a Neural Network on iOS with CoreML, PyTorch, and React Native

This is the story of how I trained a simple neural network to solve a well-defined yet novel challenge in a real iOS app. The problem is unique, but …

Deep Learning

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

“What happens when anyone can make it appear as if anything has happened, regardless of whether or not it did?" technologist Aviv Ovadya warns.

Artificial Intelligence

How to make money mining bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies without knowing anything about it

You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person.<p>Turns out, it's absurdly easy.<p>You just need computer parts that are powerful enough to make mining profitable, and a handy piece of software called …

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has a huge scaling problem—Lightning could be the solution | Ars Technica

The Lightning network could enable much cheaper and faster bitcoin payments.<p>Three startups are getting ready to launch one of the most ambitious and …

The 5 Clustering Algorithms Data Scientists Need to Know

Clustering is a Machine Learning technique that involves the grouping of data points. Given a set of data points, we can use a clustering algorithm …

Data Science