Vinay Warrier

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How To Switch To a Data-Focused Career (You Could Double Your Salary)

Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its way into every aspect of business. It can also pay big bucks, if you know what you're doing.<p>Data doesn't sound very sexy, but it's driving job growth in record numbers and is quickly finding its …

The Ultimate Video Essay Guide to Quentin Tarantino

Welcome to the University of QT.<p>Without question or the slightest hint of a doubt, I feel wholly comfortable saying that there are more video essays, …

Will Machines Eliminate Us? - MIT Technology Review

Yoshua Bengio leads one of the world’s preëminent research groups developing a powerful AI technique known as deep learning. The startling …

Model-Based Machine Learning (Early Access): Chapter 1. A Murder Mystery

1.2 A model of a murder<p>Searching carefully around the library, Dr Bayes spots a bullet lodged in the book case. “Hmm, interesting”, he says, “I think …

Why Artificial Intelligence Can’t Take a Joke

<i>Two neural networks walk into a bar…</i><p>Artificial intelligence is capable of some very sophisticated kinds of thinking. IBM’s Watson, for instance, can …

This Robot Is Cranking Out Crazy New Scripts for 'Friends'

A software developer has created a computer program that is writing its own wild and wacky <i>Friends</i> scripts.<p>Andy Herd, a cartoonist and software …

Machine Learning is all about Common Sense.

Yahoo Releases record Machine Learning Dataset for Researchers

Data is the lifeblood of research in machine learning. However, access to truly large-scale datasets is a privilege that has been traditionally …

Marijuana does not lower IQ and can reverse cognitive decline, according to recent studies

Marijuana has been paraded as the drug that makes you dumb. This caricature is rapidly loosing merit in 21st century. Multiple studies attest that …

The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths

Are you a visual learner who writes notes in a rainbow of different colors, or do you have to read something aloud before it will sink it? Chances are, you’ve been asked a similar question at some point in your life, and believe the concept of different “learning styles” is perfectly valid. But, as …

Machines that learn like people | Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Object-recognition systems are beginning to get pretty good — and in the case of Facebook’s face-recognition algorithms, frighteningly good.<p>But …

January 2016

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

The Neuroscience Of Musical Perception, Bass Guitars And Drake

In June of 2001 musician Peter Gabriel flew to Atlanta to make music with two apes. The jam went surprisingly well.<p>At each session Gabriel, a known dabbler in experimental music and a founding member of the band Genesis, would riff with a small group of musicians. The bonobos — one named …

The Brain

The iPhone Thought Experiment

A friend dropped this one on me the other day—<p>Imagine this:<p>A powerfully magical, but very dickish witch decides to cast a spell on all of humanity. …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Oxford University

You Are Not Just Your Brain

For some time now, I've been skeptical about the neuroscience of consciousness. Not so much because I doubt that consciousness is affected by neural states and processes, but because of the persistent tendency on the part of some neuroscientists to think of consciousness itself as a neural …

In 'Song Of Lahore,' A Race To Revive Pakistani Classical Music

In his home in Lahore, Pakistan, Saleem Khan holds up his late father's violin. There are no strings, the wood is scratched and the bridge is missing.<p>"There was a time when people used to come to Lahore from all over the world to hear its musicians," the 65-year-old violinist says in the new …

Kochi Is Suddenly Covered In Incredible Graffiti, And Nobody Knows Who’s Behind It

Move over Banksy, we've got a new anonymous, progressive, pop culture-obsessed street artist in town.

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This

I know. You have an image to keep up! Your public demands more information! Still, take a pause before you post.<p>The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that …

Look Everyone: A Social Priming Finding with Direct Replications!

If you visit this blog occasionally (or follow me on twitter, because of course!) then you know that social psychology has come under criticism …