William Freeman

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Index of Best AI/Machine Learning Resources

Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning field is getting a lot of attention right now, and knowing where to start can be a little difficult.<p>I’ve …

Machine Learning

Raspiboy Raspberry Pi Games Console Kit Hits Kickstarter

Serial Kickstarter entrepreneur Pierre-Louis Boyer has once again taken to the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise money for his third …

Raspberry Pi

Three of E3’s Hidden Indie Gems that Shouldn’t Get Lost in the Noise – Variety

E3 brings more than big multi-million dollar games to LA, if you know where to look.<p>Most of the video game industry’s largest show of the year takes …

Time I

Face recognition with OpenCV, Python, and deep learning

By onJune 18, 2018 in Deep Learning, dlib, Faces, Tutorials<p>In today’s blog post you are going to learn how to perform <b>face recognition</b> in both images …

Deep Learning

Insightful research illuminates the newly possible in the realm of natural and synthetic images

A pair of groundbreaking papers in computer vision open new vistas on possibilities in the realms of creating very real-looking natural images and …

Deep Learning

Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo)

I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my …

Databases

The Tiny, Essential Google Tricks for Way Better Search Results

Are you using Google effectively as possible? If you’re just entering words into the search field without using these totally basic but totally …

Image Search

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

QuaterNet: A Quaternion-based Recurrent Model for Human Motion

This is the implementation of the approach described in the paper:<p>Dario Pavllo, David Grangier, and Michael Auli. QuaterNet: A Quaternion-based …

Deep Learning

AI Made a Movie—and the Results Are Horrifyingly Encouraging

There’s really no nice way to put this: In his new film, <i>Zone Out</i>, <i>Silicon Valley</i> star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not …

Artificial Intelligence

Releases Recap: June 4 – 8

This week, we released 23 titles and updates across the Oculus Platform. We also celebrated the 25th anniversary of <i>Jurassic Park</i>’s original …

Virtual Reality

Node.js Creator Blasts Node.js, Offers a Secure TypeScript-Based Alternative

Like Dr. Frankenstein aghast at the monster he’d built, Node.js creator Ryan Dahl voiced some deep misgivings about his server-side JavaScript …

JavaScript

Create a Neural Network with Tensorflow.JS

Build your own Neural Network with Tensorflow.js and node.js! Step by Step.<p>The neural network consists of an input layer with two nodes, a hidden …

Deep Learning

memoize-one

A memoization library which only remembers the latest invocation<p>Rationale<p>Cache invalidation is hard:<p>There are only two hard things in Computer …

JavaScript

Clever new method solves VR’s ‘infinite walking’ problem by tricking your brain

One of the ways that virtual reality could be made even more immersive is if users were able to fully explore enormous virtual worlds by physically …

Virtual Reality

David Attenborough's VR project 'Hold the World' is absolutely astonishing

You don't get many people who've been at the forefront of innovation in media like Sir David Attenborough.<p>Having brought Britain colour television, …

Virtual Reality

opencv-gettingstarted

This is a tutorial on OpenCV initially written for the HCC Summer School in Bremen: [http://hcc.uni-bremen.de/school2016/]<p>The target audience is …

A gallery of interesting Jupyter Notebooks

This page is a curated collection of Jupyter/IPython notebooks that are notable. Feel free to add new content here, but please try to only include …

Installation

Luminoth is an open source toolkit for <b>computer vision</b>. Currently, we support object detection, but we are aiming for much more. It is built in …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

Python Top 10 Articles for the Past Month (v.May 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 1,000 Python articles to pick the Top 10 stories that can help advance your career (1% chance).<p>Topics in this …

Top 10 JavaScript Open Source of the Month (v.May 2018)

For the past month<b>,</b> we ranked nearly 250 JavaScript Open Source Projects to pick the Top 10.<p>We compared projects with new or major release during …

Collective #416

Inspirational Website of the Week: HypergiantAn awesome retro design with a great flow and nice details. Our pick this week. Get inspired <br>Our …

Fender's excellent desktop app for learning to play songs is now free

Fender’s $35 Riffstation desktop app, which helps you break down songs to learn its chords and riffs at your own pace, is now available for free on macOS and Windows.<p>Fire it up, open an MP3 or CD track, and Riffstation will break it down to show you the chords for the entire song. You can also slow …

Guitar

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Comment on Launching 3D Game Kit: Explore and Learn Unity in 3D by Julius

I just tried using this game kit. Loaded it up on my MacBook Pro and I was barely able to even run the 1st level . The game kept lagging and my …

Game Development

Raspberry Pi Augmented Reality Projection Lamp Project

Makers, developers and hobbyists interested in creating amazing things using a Raspberry Pi or similar mini PC may be interested in a new augmented …

Your perception of this graph is a graph of your perception

Look at the above image. The higher the peaks, the more sensitive your eyes are to contrasts at those frequencies. Ian Goodfellow spotted the image …

Fans Are Trying To Build Valve's Version Of Half-Life 2: Episode 3

When former Valve writer Marc Laidlaw released his synopsis for the rest of the unfinished series’ plot last August, <i>Half-Life</i> fans were given a …

The Results of a 100,000-Person Quantum Experiment Seem To Violate Einstein’s Theory of Local Realism

The largest participatory experiment in quantum physics is helping physicists better understand the nature of reality by eliminating free will from the equation.<p>When you close your eyes, you don’t assume that the world is no longer there simply because you can’t see it. Similarly, everything we …