Ilias Kalisperakis

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A Math Theory for Why People Hallucinate

Psychedelic drugs can trigger characteristic hallucinations, which have long been thought to hold clues about the brain’s circuitry. After nearly a …

Alan Turing

Grow the Puzzle Around You

In 2005, I cofounded Y Combinator, the first "accelerator." Today there are hundreds of them all over the world, but in 2005 what we were doing was …

MARS Bio-Imaging color 3D scanner could revolutionize x-ray technology and help detect diseases

Apr 9, 2018 | By David<p>The latest development in the field of 3D scanning technology could contribute towards the future of healthcare in a …

Sony finally pushes out 3D Creator update to XZ Premium, XZ1 duo

Back at MWC, Sony showed off a major update to its 3D Creator app, allowing users to capture 3D selfies which could be shared to Facebook or even 3D printed. It’s taken a while, but the app update is finally available.<p>The new 3D Creator update brings the aforementioned 3D selfie functionality, as …

Apps

Leap Motion shows crazy-looking $100 North Star AR headset with hand tracking

Best known for its standalone hand-tracking accessory, Leap Motion announced today that it’s bringing gesture controls into an inexpensive augmented reality headset, hoping to kickstart widespread interest in AR. The company claims that the headset will cost less than $100 to produce at scale, …

Researchers Invent Way to 'Hack' Into the Brain's Electrical Signals

A team from University of Chicago figured out a new way to use light and nanotechnology to "hack" into brain function.

On machine learning and structure for <s>driverless cars</s> mobile robots

<b>A preprint of the blog post is now available under https://arxiv.org/abs/1806.06003. Many thanks for everyone’s interest & input and I hope this</b> …

7 promising tech startups shaking up the auto industry

The auto industry is undergoing a massive shift as it ushers in the technologies behind electric and autonomous vehicles and onboard tech designed to improve or enhance the driving experience. But to fully understand how those changes are manifesting, and how they could evolve in the future, we …

Startups

15 Favorite Interview Questions to Completely Disarm Job Candidates (in a Really Good Way)

We asked readers for their favorite interview questions -- and we weren't disappointed.<p>Maybe your favorite interview question is one of the most common interview questions. Maybe it's one of the most common behavioral interview questions. Or maybe you have a less conventional interview question you …

How To Create An Architecture Portfolio in Virtual Reality

A portfolio is the standard way for architects to show their work  and their style, process and brand. Over the last decade, portfolios have evolved …

LiDAR reveals Mayan mega city hidden in Guatemalan jungle

A vast Mayan megalopolis apparently lies hidden underneath all the trees, creepers and centuries of growth and soil in the Guatemalan forest -- and we might never have found it if not for the wonders of laser technology. The PACUNAM Foundation, which champions the use of scientific research to …

Advice for First Time Founders

We operate a platform called Bookface for YC founders to connect with each other, ask questions, find intros, and share advice. Recently on Bookface …

Startups

Not even wrong - ways to dismiss technology

There’s a story told of the theoretical physicist Wolfgang Pauli that a friend showed him the paper of a young physicist that he suspected was not …

Integrating TensorFlow Model in an iOS App

Apple released Core ML framework at WWDC 2017, which allowed developers to integrate machine learning into their iOS applications. For getting …

Why Computer Vision Is One of the Best Industries for Starting a Business in 2017 | Inc.com

The application of artificial intelligence to interpret and act on visual data can be used in a variety of fields, including child development, social media networks, and web analytics. For example, Oakland, California-based Captricity's software interprets handwritten documents, while Affectiva, a …

This is Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset

We've been following the development and rumors surrounding Magic Leap's glasses for awhile. Now, we finally have something official: The company revealed the Magic Leap One: Creator Edition headset on Twitter this morning. The mixed-reality glasses will ship in 2018, and while preorders aren't yet …

Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here’s a gentle primer

Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network.<p>The soaring price of bitcoin—the virtual currency is now worth more than $250 billion—has …

Bitcoin

Apple Executive Reveals More of Its Self-Driving Technology

A theme emerged when Apple’s director of artificial intelligence research outlined results from several of the company’s recent AI projects on the …

Presenting Amazon Sumerian: An easy way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences | Amazon Web Services

If you have had an opportunity to read any of my blog posts or attended any session I’ve conducted at various conferences, you are probably aware …

Augmented Reality

How to multiply numbers by drawing lines

Learn how drawing lines and counting can visually calculate multi-digit multiplication problems. This handy math trick, sometimes referred to as the …

Mathematics

We brought the xkcd web comic into VR!

<i>By Rachael Hosein (CCO / Co-founder) & John Luxford (CTO / Co-founder)</i><p>The Winnipeg Winter Game Jam was this past weekend, which conveniently …

Black Friday 2018: What to expect from this year's Black Friday

Read our handy guide in the run-up to Black Friday 2018<p>Black Friday might seem like a distant memory (it was last November after all) but with …

⚔️ Big Challenge in Deep Learning: Training Data

Hello World. Today we are going to cover one of the most central problem in Deep Learning — training data problem.<p>We at DeepSystems apply deep …

Machine Learning

Nonprofit’s cruelty-free, therapeutic VR experience lets you swim with dolphins

Since the 1970s, some researchers have described the positive therapeutic effect that swimming with dolphins can have on people, particularly those …

Opening the black box of deep neural networks via information – part I

Opening the black box of deep neural networks via information Schwartz-Viz & Tishby, <i>ICRI-CI 2017</i>In my view, this paper fully justifies all of the …

Google Maps gets a new look

Google Maps

Elon Musk: The Architect of Tomorrow

It’s mid-afternoon on a Friday at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, and three of Elon Musk’s children are gathered around him – one of …

One LEGO at a time: Explaining the Math of How Neural Networks Learn

A <b>neural network</b> is a clever arrangement of linear and non-linear modules. When we choose and connect them wisely, we have a powerful tool to …

Deep Learning

Solution: ‘How to Win at Deep Learning’

When equipped with hidden layers, deep neural networks can accomplish nonlinear feats that are difficult even with sophisticated mathematics.<p>Deep …

Eager Execution: An imperative, define-by-run interface to TensorFlow

Posted by Asim Shankar and Wolff Dobson, Google Brain Team<br>Today, we introduce eager execution for TensorFlow. Eager execution is an imperative, …

Deep Learning