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"Wide learning" AI technology enables highly precise learning even from imbalanced data sets

Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. today announced the development of "Wide Learning," a machine learning technology capable of accurate judgements even when …

Machine Learning

Machine Learning Confronts the Elephant in the Room

A visual prank exposes an Achilles’ heel of computer vision systems: Unlike humans, they can’t do a double take.<p>Score one for the human brain. In a …

Machine Learning

Strength of Correlations in Strongly Recurrent Neuronal Networks

Abstract<p>Spatiotemporal correlations in brain activity are functionally important and have been implicated in perception, learning and plasticity, …

The Brain

How to organize your git branches

I remember implementing git in my team. I think it was more than 6 years ago. At that time, A successful git branching model by Vincent Driessen was …

Software Development

These Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes Are Basically Burritos—But Way Healthier

You'll never want to eat sweet potatoes any other way.<p>When I'm at a loss for what to make for dinner, I often turn to Southwestern flavors and …

Sweet Potatoes

MIT taught a neural network how to show its work

MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group yesterday unveiled a neural network capable of explaining its reasoning. It’s the latest attack on the black box problem, and a new tool for combating biased AI.<p>Dubbed the Transparency by Design Network (TbD-net), MIT’s latest …

Artificial Intelligence

Recipe: No-Knead Skillet Focaccia — Recipes from The Kitchn

There's something extra special about bringing warm, homemade bread to the table — perhaps it's because it's such an infrequent occurrence. If you'd …

Recipes

Academic Activists Send a Published Paper Down the Memory Hole

In the highly controversial area of human intelligence, the ‘Greater Male Variability Hypothesis’ (GMVH) asserts that there are more idiots and more …

University of Chicago

Why Technology Favors Tyranny

Artificial intelligence could erase many practical advantages of democracy, and erode the ideals of liberty and equality. It will further concentrate power among a small elite if we don’t take steps to stop it.<p>I. The Growing Fear of Irrelevance<p>There is nothing inevitable about democracy. For all …

Artificial Intelligence

Why the "Glycome" Is the Next Big Thing in Health and Medicine

When you think of sugar, you probably think of the sweet, white, crystalline table sugar that you use to make cookies or sweeten your coffee. But did …

Immune System

An N.Y.U. Sexual-Harassment Case Has Spurred a Necessary Conversation About #MeToo

Of all the accusations that have come out in the era of #MeToo, the case of Avital Ronell may be the messiest and most difficult to digest. That messiness—or, rather, the discussion that has resulted from it—is its unlikely silver lining.<p>Ronell, who is sixty-six, is a literary scholar and …

Sexual Harassment

One Big Fat Truth

Why are so many of us carrying so much extra baggage? It’s a question that has, ahem, weighed heavily on researchers ever since obesity rates started …

Hierarchical Bayesian Neural Networks with Informative Priors

(c) 2018 by Thomas WieckiImagine you have a machine learning (ML) problem but only small data (<i>gasp</i>, yes, this does exist). This often happens when …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Activations of deep convolutional neural networks are aligned with gamma band activity of human visual cortex

Abstract<p>Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence have revealed principles about neural processing, in particular about vision. …

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Raspberry Pi and machine learning: How to get started

A guide to how to experiment with machine learning on the $35 board.<p>If you want to dabble with machine learning on the $35 Raspberry Pi you've never …

Think Twice About a Company When You Keep Hearing These 4 AI Buzzwords

For every AI company doing groundbreaking work there are a dozen new "know-it-alls."<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For every business that's using AI to do something groundbreaking, there are more that, well, aren't. Adobe’s 2018 "Digital Trends" report found that …

Machine Learning

Thousands of leading AI researchers sign pledge against killer robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games

Neural networks have garnered all the headlines, but a much more powerful approach is waiting in the wings.<p>With all the excitement over neural …

Deep Learning

Serious Python: Black-Belt Advice on Deployment, Scalability, Testing, and More

Overview<p>Serious Python: Black-Belt Advice on Deployment, Scalability, Testing, and More by Julien Danjou<p><b>An indispensable collection of practical tips</b> …

Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

Here’s a work scenario many of us know too well: You are in a meeting and your manager brings up a project that needs to be assigned. It’s not particularly challenging work, but it’s time-consuming, unlikely to drive revenue, and probably won’t be recognized or included in your performance …

Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience - Thomas Trappenberg - Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press

Machine Learning Workflow: A New Product Category Is Born

Developing and deploying software based on machine learning is a very different animal in terms of process and workflow.

NLP's ImageNet moment has arrived

Big changes are underway in the world of Natural Language Processing (NLP).<p>The long reign of word vectors as NLP’s core representation technique has …

Can AI Help Fix the Food System?

Lav Varshney is an Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a secondary …

This Mutation Math Shows How Life Keeps on Evolving

Natural selection has been a cornerstone of evolutionary theory ever since Darwin. Yet mathematical models of natural selection have often been …

Let Us Calculate - the Last Universal Academic Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 – 1716)<p>On July 1, 1646, one of the last universally interdisciplinary academics, active in the fields of mathematics, …

Benevolent Sexism Attractive To Women, Study Shows

'Benevolent sexism (BS) has detrimental effects on women, yet women prefer men with BS attitudes over those without,' researchers wrote.<p>A …