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DeepMind Invented a Computer That Learns How to Use Its Own Memory

Like, whoa man.<p>DeepMind, Alphabet's artificial intelligence development wing, published its third research paper in <i>Nature</i> on Wednesday, and it's a doozy: the team invented a new kind of AI that actually learns how to use its own memory. They call it a "Differential Neural Computer," or DNC for …

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world

Recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and machine learning are enabling computers to understand the world and respond intelligently to it. Google is already embracing these technologies for Android, but they’re poised to have bigger implications, touching everything from drones to medical …

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Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines

<i>(An alternate version of this article was originally published in</i> <i>the Boston Globe)</i><p>On December 2nd, 1942, a team of scientists led by Enrico Fermi …

How Google handles searches it's never seen before

Most people don’t notice when Google updates its search engine with new algorithms. But in order to help users sift through the billions of sites on the Web (with 822,240 new ones added each day), the company needs to keep improving its capabilities.<p>Bloomberg reports that over the past few months, …

Machine Learning

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms - MoData

Link to Machine Learning Mastery: A tour of machine learning algorithms<p>After we understand the type of machine learning problem we are working with, …

Azure Machine Learning: Developing a Recommender Solution

Introduction<p>Machine learning uses computers to run predictive models that learn from existing data in order to forecast future behaviors, outcomes, …

City Space: Street Photography as Psychological Art - Photographs and text by Clarissa Bonet | LensCulture

The urban space is striking. Its tall and mysterious buildings, crowds of anonymous people, an endless sea of concrete constantly intrigue me.<p><i>City Space</i> is an ongoing photographic exploration of the urban environment and my perception of it. I am interested in the physical space of the city and its …

Microsoft is building fast, low-power neural networks with FPGAs

Microsoft on Monday released a white paper explaining a current effort to run convolutional neural networks — the deep learning technique responsible …

Work

Can we break free from the fear of missing out? – Jacob Burak

Here’s a test you might enjoy: rate these scenarios on a number scale, ranging from 1 for mild discomfort to 7 for outrageous distress.<p>Scenario 1: …

101 things to do in London

The best things to do in London<p>1<p>RBG Kew<p>Attractions, Parks and gardens<p>Wander around Temperate House in Kew Gardens<p>Kew<p>The return of the newly restored …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

Fun and Imaginative Photos of a Toy Plane Soaring in the Sky

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota (@vnthota) has an Instagram feed full of photos depicting dynamic metropolitan life, but his series <i>My Toy Plane</i> (#mytoyplane) takes his creative vision to new heights. The imaginative photos show a hand guiding a toy airplane overhead in various …

The Expert

(YouTube link)<p>There are business people and there are engineers. They almost never overlap, but occasionally they have to deal with each other. In …

Finding Vivian Maier: A New Documentary About One of the World’s Most Mysterious Street Photographers | Colossal

<p>In 2007 Chicago 26-year-old real estate agent (and president of the Jefferson Park Historical Society) John Maloof walked into an auction house and …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

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New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs | Colossal

<p>Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully …

Cyclist Captures New York Through the Eyes of a Bicycle

<i>New York Through the Eyes of a Road Bicycle</i> is a photo project by designer and photography enthusiast Tim Sklyarov that explores the city that never sleeps from the point of view of an urban cyclist. Everything from the iconic flashing lights of Times Square and bustling streets of the city to the …

Apple Taps UK Engineer for New Optical Image Stabilization System for iOS Device Cameras

In line with yesterday's report claiming that the iPhone 6 will retain an 8-megapixel rear camera while focusing on other aspects such as image stabilization to improve performance, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office yesterday published an Apple patent application (via <i>Unwired View</i>) outlining a …

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

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September 23, 2018 • 6:00<p>Wyoming Ranchers and creators of Our Wyoming Life<p>September 23, 2018 • 9:30<p>Creator and Former Lead Developer of Kerbal Space …

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Scoop: Google acquired WIMM Labs to bolster its own smartwatch plans

Watch out, Samsung: Google (s GOOG) has some smartwatch development projects of its own, and it quietly snapped up Los Altos, Calif.-based WIMM Labs …

This Guy Stole A Woman's iPhone But Didn't Disable Dropbox — So She Turned His Terrible Photos Into A Tumblr

Hafid neglected to turn off the photo upload function in Dropbox, the file-sharing app, which means that every time he takes a photo the original owner of the iPhone gets a copy of it on her computer.<p>And she's taking the best revenge possible by turning those pics into a chronicle of Hafid's macho, …

Jerry Seinfeld Performs Stand-Up on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

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