Chekuri Srikanth Varma

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A Silicon Valley entrepreneur says basic income would work even if 90% of people smoked weed instead of working

Sam Altman doesn't buy it.<p>On a recent episode of the "Freakonomics" podcast, entitled "Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?" Altman argued basic income could support huge amounts of productivity loss and still carry the economy on its shoulders.<p>"Maybe 90% of people will go smoke pot …

Silicon Valley

Artificial intelligence-focused Numerai raises $1.5m

A hedge fund focused on artificial intelligence has raised $1.5m from a group of investors led by a founder of Renaissance Technologies, one of the …

Artificial Intelligence

Composing Music With Recurrent Neural Networks

<i>(Update: A paper based on this work has been accepted at EvoMusArt 2017! See here for more details.)</i><p>It’s hard not to be blown away by the surprising …

Deep Learning
Big Data

4 Ways Fatherhood Has Made Me a Better Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I first started dating my wife, she told me that I was too selfish to be a dad.<p>My wife has always been brutally honest -- a trait I continue to admire about her -- and her early observations of me were in fact incredibly accurate …

Entrepreneurship

Now THAT'S a kitchen gadget! Robot can learn to cook just like a human - by watching YouTube videos

• <b>Research was carried out by the University of Maryland and NICTA</b>• <b><br>It used an impressive type of artificial intelligence called 'deep</b> …

Future of Programming - Rise of the Scientific Programmer (and fall of the craftsman)

Level [C3]<p>[<i>Disclaimer: I am by no means a Scientific Programmer but I am striving to become one</i>] It is the turn of yet another year and the time is …

Readers’ Choice – Our 10 Most Popular ML Blog Posts of 2014

We launched this blog in June 2014 with the intent of sharing important advances and practical knowledge accumulated by Microsoft in the field of ML. …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

Use Random Forest: Testing 179 Classifiers on 121 Datasets

By onDecember 12, 2014 in Machine Learning Algorithms<p>If you don’t know what algorithm to use on your problem, try a few.<p>Alternatively, you could just …

On Welsh corgis, computer vision, and the power of deep learning

"As a child, you're shown pictures of an entire car," he explains, "but as an adult, sometimes in the corner of a window you see only part of a car, …

Embrace medical-quality smartwatch predicts seizures

According to the Institute of Medicine, one in 26 people in the US will suffer from epilepsy at some point in their life. Approximately 65 million …

Associates threatened by artificial intelligence | Law Times

It’s just a matter of time before artificial intelligence and robotics put a lot of law firm associates and paralegals out of work, according to a …

The Current State of Machine Intelligence

(The 2016 Machine Intelligence landscape and post can be found here)<p>I spent the last three months learning about every artificial intelligence, …

Artificial Intelligence