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Google Researchers Are Learning How Machines Learn

SAN FRANCISCO — Machines are starting to learn tasks on their own. They are identifying faces, recognizing spoken words, reading medical scans and even carrying on their own conversations.<p>All this is done through so-called neural networks, which are complex computer algorithms that learn tasks by …

Artificial Intelligence

Optimization in Python cookbook: bowl, plate and valley functions

Hi all again! In one of my posts in the end of last year I mentioned optimization as one of the most interesting field for machine learning …

We've finally created an AI network that's been decades in the making

by Claudia Geib November 2, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 14298<p>A New Network<p>Despite all of the arguably worthwhile hype over artificial intelligence …

Artificial Intelligence

15 best picture nominees that you probably forgot but need to see

In Hollywood, the holidays are just around the corner. No, not <i>those</i> holidays—Oscar season! The time of year when actors write impassioned letters to the Academy hoping for a nomination that will raise their profile and their paycheck. Did Bruce Vlanch not once quip "every time an actor wins an …

42 Ways to Have the Best Fall Ever

Welcome to fall. Here’s how to do it right, in cities across the globe.<p>Summer is over, and with the change comes a new spate of seasonal activities. …

15 movies you should watch on Netflix this month

Sick of watching the same movies on Netflix over and over again? You should be. That's a ridiculous way to use the service. Especially considering they're always adding new movies to their catalogue and we go through the trouble of rifling through the new entries to let you know which ones are …

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the 'Paper Clip Strategy'

In 1993, a bank in Abbotsford, Canada hired a 23-year-old stock broker named Trent Dyrsmid.<p>Dyrsmid was a rookie so nobody at the firm expected too much of his performance. Moreover, Abbotsford was still a relatively small suburb back then, tucked away in the shadow of nearby Vancouver where most of …

How to Make the Achievement of Your Goals Inevitable

Do your goals ever feel impossible?<p>Like, it doesn't matter how hard you work, you don't get much closer?<p>If you're like most people, when you're not getting the results you want, you increase your efforts.<p>Unfortunately, this approach rarely works. More often than not, you're left feeling powerless …

Amazon Invades India

<b>By Vivienne Walt</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Lowy for Fortune Magazine<p>December 28, 2015, 6:30 AM EDT<p><i>How Jeff Bezos aims to conquer the next</i> …

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

United Arab Emirates

The 51 Best Fantasy Series Ever Written

Whether you're a Swords and Sorcery type of fantasy reader, a fan of battles and betrayal, or you just want a few more goddamn elves in your life, there's something for you here. These are the truly great fantasy series written in the last 50 years.

Books

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

Literature

Abel Prize 2015: John Nash, Louis Nirenberg and the maths of ice cream

Photograph: Abel Prize<p>Pretty Damn Excellent: John Nash and Louis Nirenberg won this year’s Abel Prize for their work on PDEs. (Photographs courtesy the Abel Prize. John Nash © Peter Badge/Typos 1 in coop. with the HLF - all rights reserved 2015. Nirenberg: © NYU Photo Bureau: …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

Time Management

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …