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DeepL schools other online translators with clever machine learning

Tech giants Google, Microsoft and Facebook are all applying the lessons of machine learning to translation, but a small company called DeepL has outdone them all and raised the bar for the field. Its translation tool is just as quick as the outsized competition, but more accurate and nuanced than …

Google’s Transformer solves a tricky problem in machine translation

Machine learning has turned out to be a very useful tool for translation, but it has a few weak spots. The tendency of translation models to do their work word by word is one of those, and can lead to serious errors. Google details the nature of this problem, and their solution to it, in an …

Here Are All the Must-Read Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Arriving in July

We’re well into summer now, but there’s still plenty of time to add a book or eight to your reading list. And you’ll want to, after checking out all …

You probably can’t tell the difference between Bach and music written by AI in his style

Mathematicians have long wondered at the logical structure of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music, attempting to distill it into fractals or understand his “rational and consistent system” of composition.<p>In particular, Bach’s chorale harmonizations are ripe for systems like artificial intelligence to …

Artificial Intelligence

The Great A.I. Awakening

<b>Prologue: You Are What You Have Read</b><p>Late one Friday night in early November, Jun Rekimoto, a distinguished professor of human-computer interaction at the University of Tokyo, was online preparing for a lecture when he began to notice some peculiar posts rolling in on social media. Apparently Google …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Has a Lot to Learn From Babies

<i>This article originally appeared on the</i> International Business Times.<p>Machines are capable of understanding speech, recognizing faces and driving cars …

Mining of Massive Datasets

Big-data is transforming the world. Here you will learn data mining and machine learning techniques to process large datasets and extract valuable …

Data Science

Table of Contents

Welcome to my curated set of resources for data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), big data, internet of things (IoT), and more!<p>…

The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence

The year 1995 was heralded as the beginning of the “New Economy.” Digital communication was set to upend markets and <i>change everything</i>. But economists by and large didn’t buy into the hype. It wasn’t that we didn’t recognize that something changed. It was that we recognized that the old economics …

This algorithm can probably guess your password

TarGuess framework uses mathematical models to crack your paswords<p>University researchers have developed a framework that can guess passwords 73% of …

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 …

Use LDA to Classify Text Documents

The LDA microservice is a quick and useful implementation of MALLET, a machine learning language toolkit for Java. This topic modeling package …

subpixel: A subpixel convolutional neural network implementation with Tensorflow

Left: input images / Right: output images with 4x super-resolution after 6 epochs:<p>See more examples inside the images folder.<p>In CVPR 2016 Shi et. al. …

A simple workflow for deep learning

As a follow-up to my Primer On Universal Function Approximation with Deep Learning, I’ve created a project on Github that provides a working example …

How to Marry Funny and Fantasy In Your Writing

There's no other story quite like The Princess Bride. Fantasy novels are so often focused on the action, the universe-saving battles and the brooding …

Universal Needs - Creating Characters

Our characters control our story. A novel, which consists of a plot, scenes, and settings, cannot move forward without characters.<p>One of my favourite …

10 Essential Tips for Writing Antagonists

I find that beginner writers have often not thought through the role of the antagonist in their novels. Sometimes they don’t even have an antagonist. …

7 Essential Things To Remember About Very Important Characters

Stories revolve around protagonists and antagonists and it is a good idea to introduce them in the first chapters of your book. I believe they are …

5 Instances When You Need To Tell (And Not Show)

Writers know that showing is better than telling. They also know that a good story includes some telling. Sometimes your characters need a break. …

3 Simple Ways To Show And Not Tell

Telling is sometimes called using a summary mode. It should be used sparingly because it distances the reader from the viewpoint character’s goals …

Show! Don't Tell. Avoid These 10 Verbs That Make You Tell

<b>Don’t say</b>: Sarah appeared to be angry as she put her books on the table. <b><br>Do say</b>: Sarah slapped her books on the table.<p><b>Don’t say</b>: Angus seemed …

Creative Writing

Cheat Sheets For Writing Body Language

We are always told to use body language in our writing. Sometimes, it’s easier said than written. I created these cheat sheets to help you show a …

37 Ways To Write About Anger

We all get angry. It is natural and it can be a good thing. When it is uncontrolled or unnecessary, anger will not do us any favours on either a …

Proust's Questionnaire - 35 Questions Every Character Should Answer

Source<br>Marcel Proust was a French novelist who is best known for <i>Remembrance of Things Past</i>, a novel published in seven parts.<br>At the end of the …

The Five Criteria for Creating Successful Story Goals

'In nearly all good fiction, the basic - all but inescapable - plot form is this: A central character wants something, goes after it despite …

The Story Goal - The Key To Creating A Solid Plot Structure

You have to keep your characters busy if you want to write a novel. You have to give them a crisis, a reason to overcome it, and a way out.<br>Once you …

The Two Types Of Inciting Moments

<b>Inciting Moments – Winter Is Here</b><p>Every problem has a moment – a beginning point – where everything changes. Your world is off balance. You are …

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing full time. I would never have been able to do it without teaching, though, because …

17 Sci-Fi and Geek Books Coming Out This Fall

This fall will be amazing for sci-fi movies and geek TV shows, but the crop of books coming out this season might be the most exciting yet. From …

The Simple Explanation Of Why E=mc^2

I don’t want this to turn into the “Starts With A Bang Response Blog,” but Ethan keeps writing stuff that I feel a need to follow up. This time, it was a post from last week titled Why Does E=mc2?, deriving the World’s Most Famous Equation. And while it’s solid, physics-wise, and follows something …