Graeme Thickins

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Shut up and take my money! AI luminaries go gooey for Graphcore's smart chip tech

Bristolian AI chip startup Graphcore has had an amazingly fast B-round mere months after its $32m A-round funding was revealed.<p>The May 2017 A-round …

Startups

Kelly Slater’s Foot Injury is Worse Than Expected

Will be out of the water for 4-6 months, could be done for the rest of the season<p>A few days ago during a freesurf at Jeffreys Bay, Kelly Slater …

Kelly Slater

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers and programmers, can crank out 100 billion mathematical calculations per second while consuming a paltry 1 watt of power. …

Machine Perception

14 SURFBOARD BRANDS WITH EPIC STYLE

photo via ryan lovelace surf|craft<p><b>Surfboard (noun):</b> <i>a specially designed board or craft on which humans stand upon while expressively gliding and</i> …

California

What’s Driving the Machine Learning Explosion?

Machine learning systems have been around since the 1950s, so why are we suddenly seeing breakthroughs in so many spanerse areas? Three factors are at play: enormously increased data, significantly improved algorithms, and substantially more-powerful computer hardware. Over the past two decades …

Machine Learning

Apple is now publishing a 'journal' with its cutting-edge machine learning research

Apple launched a new blog on Wednesday where it plans to publish academic-style papers looking at new applications and techniques in machine learning.<p>Machine learning is the study of how to program software and algorithms to be able to learn and improve their forecasts and output from large sets of …

Machine Learning

Future Of Health: WellMate, Your Wellness Concierge

Our partners at Zemoga developed the concept for an AI-based companion to help patients stay engaged and motivated in their path to a healthier, more …

in order to

Safety Boat Caught Inside by Large Set.

A big set surprised everyone in the lineup, including the safety boat who proceeded to ride the beast into the channel.

Surfing

Will Drones Really Work in the Supply Chain? | Articles | Chief Supply Chain Officer

Amazon shocked and delighted the public when it announced its plan to use drones for delivery. Since then, the detractors have worried about safety …

Drones

25 Pirates Just Waged An All-Out War On a Los Angeles Lineup

<b>Not too long ago, I got a curious Facebook event invitation.</b> It was the final piece of an idea that had been born a year earlier but never put into …

Los Angeles

The world’s fastest drone flies at almost 1/4 the speed of sound

Why it matters to you<p>New Guinness World Record showcases just how impressively speedy drones are becoming.<p>Capable of reaching speeds of around 40 mph …

Drones

Summertime at First Point

Classic cruising from Herbie Fletcher and crew<p>Summer is here and the thrill is back in the form of classic logs and composed trims in a lineup …

Design

The 5 Best GoPro Drones for Out-of-this-World Photos

Take your GoPro to new heights with one of these easy-to-fly consumer drones.<p>Most consumer drones have a built-in camera for capturing awesome aerial photographs. Chances are, you already have an action camera like a GoPro. Why not put it to use with one of these top-rated drones that are …

Drones

How a new wave of machine learning will impact today’s enterprise

Advances in deep learning and other machine learning algorithms are currently causing a tectonic shift in the technology landscape. Technology behemoths like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook and Salesforce are engaged in an artificial intelligence (AI) arms race, gobbling up machine learning …

Machine Learning

JUST IN

JUST IN: PLANKING IS HEALTHY<p>July 14, 2017<p>His father was a logger, his father’s father was a logger, as was his father’s father’s father. All loggers …

Workouts

Here are the winners of the Google Cloud machine learning pitch-off

Back in March at Google’s Cloud Next conference, the company announced plans to run its own machine learning startup competition side-by-side with Data Collective and Emergence Capital. Four months later, 10 startups, pulled from a pool of 350+ applicants, presented onstage at Google’s Launchpad …

Machine Learning

Margaret River's Underground Madmen

Mid-morning; and a blistering offshore gale is the punctuation mark on a solid 8-10 foot swell. The car park at Margaret River’s Mainbreak is empty …

Surfing

Cheat Sheets for AI, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Big Data

List of Best AI Cheat Sheets<p>Over the past few months, I have been collecting AI cheat sheets. From time to time I share them with friends and …

Machine Learning

McKinsey's State Of Machine Learning And AI, 2017

• Tech giants including Baidu and Google spent between $20B to $30B on AI in 2016, with 90% of this spent on R&D and deployment, and 10% on AI acquisitions.<br>• Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment has turned into a race for patents and intellectual property (IP) among the world’s leading tech …

Machine Learning

Get smart: How artificial intelligence is changing our lives

Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a real and growing part of our lives.<p>From voice-controlled assistants to online ordering to self driving cars in …

Artificial Intelligence

Hang loose at next month's Dog Surfing Championships in Pacifica

Attention athletic doggos who aren't able to participate in Corgi Cons or Dachshund Derbies: Pups of all shapes and sizes are once again invited to show off their skills at the 2nd Annual World Dog Surfing Championships.<p>The Pacifica event, which will take place on August 5 at Linda Mar State Beach, …

California

Data sets to play with while learning Data Science and Deep Learning

Most of the learning of different data science techniques comes through actually working with data. However, this can quickly become a time consuming …

Data Science

Banks Deploy AI to Cut Off Terrorists’ Funding

One thing that makes ISIS so hard to fight is that the terrorist network is diffuse and scattered, with small cells of operatives all over the world. …

Machine Learning

What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning

Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.

Business Technology

Data Supercharges Billion-Dollar Boats in the World’s Fastest Sailing Race

As billion-dollar catamarans skim across the ocean vying to best each other in the world's fastest sailing race, the win may not always go to the …

Sailing

Mick Fanning Finally Invited to Kelly Slater’s Wave Pool

Does it rival Mick's Wave?<p>Last week, Kelly Slater Wave Co. posted the above video of Mick Fanning surfing Slater’s Surf Ranch for the first time. …

Surfing

Throwback Clip Of The Week: Slippery When Wet

Bruce Brown's first feature-length surf film<p>“It was the summer of 1958. I was a 20-year-old lifeguard in San Clemente, California, which to date …

Hair

Surf City Hosts Annual Stoke-O-Rama Surf Celebration on July 29

Open Registration for Huntington Beach Residents Begins July 8 at Jack’s Surf Shop<p>Kicking off the 2017 Vans US Open of Surfing this summer, the …

Music Festivals

Freight train - The Search

A vivid account of a wave unlike any other, featuring Luke Hynd, Tim Bisso and Gearoid McDaid.<p>“My passion in life is to find the best breaks in the …

Surfing

Is IBM Watson A 'Joke'?

On the May 8th edition of <i>Closing Bell</i> on CNBC, venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of Social Capital, created quite a stir in enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) circles, when he took on IBM Watson, Big Blue’s AI platform.<p>“Watson is a joke, just to be completely honest,” …

IBM Watson