Phil Hawkins

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Why Physicists Are Saying Consciousness Is A State Of Matter, Like a Solid, A Liquid Or A Gas

A new way of thinking about consciousness is sweeping through science like wildfire. Now physicists are using it to formulate the problem of …

Quantum Mechanics

It’s Westworld. What’s Wrong With Cruelty to Robots?

Suppose we had robots perfectly identical to men, women and children and we were permitted by law to interact with them in any way we pleased. How would you treat them?<p>That is the premise of “Westworld,” the popular HBO series that opened its second season Sunday night. And, plot twists of Season 2 …

Consciousness

The 25 Best American Screenplays of the 21st Century, From ‘Eternal Sunshine’ to ‘Lady Bird’

From the Oscar-winning to the criminally underrated, it all starts on the page for these knockout scripts.<p>You’ll often hear directors say that each …

Toy Story

Plant These 19 Fruits & Veggies In Your Garden And See Them Coming Back Year After Year

Growing your staple produce in your own home garden is always a rewarding activity. Yet, many home-owners put off this laborious task at the start of …

Gardening

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Humanity

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

A Survey on Neural Network-Based Summarization Methods. (arXiv:1804.04589v1 [cs.CL])

Authors: Yue DongAutomatic text summarization, the automated process of shortening a text while reserving the main ideas of the document(s), is a …

Natural Language Processing

Frontier AI: How far are we from artificial “general” intelligence, really?

Some call it “strong” AI, others “real” AI, “true” AI or artificial “general” intelligence (AGI)… whatever the term (and important nuances), there …

Artificial Intelligence

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

Machine Learning

Recurrent Neural Networks for Multivariate Time Series with Missing Values

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Zhengping Che ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6818-1125,<br>• Sanjay Purushotham,<br>• Kyunghyun Cho,<br>• David Sontag &<br>• Yan</i> …

Data Science

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Essentials of Deep Learning: Getting to know CapsuleNets (with Python codes)

Introduction<p>Neural networks have been around since the last century but in the last decade, they have reshaped how we see the world. From classifying …

Deep Learning

Implementing Autoencoders in Keras: Tutorial

In this tutorial, you'll learn more about autoencoders and how to build convolutional and denoising autoencoders with the notMNIST dataset in Keras.

Deep Learning

Tourtiere (French Canadian Meat Pie) Recipe

"This French Canadian meat pie is hearty, satisfying, and easy to make so it's a great choice for a holiday main course. Visually impressive, …

Baking

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

Sexual Harassment

What’s hot in AI: Deep reinforcement learning

Deep reinforcement learning (DRL) is an exciting area of AI research, with potential applicability to a variety of problem areas. Some see DRL as a path to artificial general intelligence, or AGI, because of how it mirrors human learning by exploring and receiving feedback from environments. Recent …

Machine Learning

How Do You Know You Are Reading This?

The only thing you know for sure is that you are conscious. All else is inference, however reasonable. There is something in your head that generates …

Consciousness

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

Psychology

Want to be more assertive in life? This former dominatrix will show you how

Kasia Urbaniak has mastered the dominant position with men, and is a master at unpicking power dynamics<p>It’s a decade since Kasia Urbaniak hung up her whip. The former dominatrix – one of the highest paid in Manhattan, she likes to say – now crafts her knowledge of gender power play to a new career: …

Hung Up
Artificial Intelligence

The Behavioral Shutdown Theory of Depression

<i>Given that many readers found my claims about the nature of depression controversial (here and here), I thought I would share a somewhat longer</i> …

Psychology

Think Your Company Needs a Data Scientist? You're Probably Wrong.

Ask yourself these four questions before jumping on the data science bandwagon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my career in data 15 years ago, I could never have envisioned a sexy rebranding of my work with the coining of the term "data scientist," let …

Data Science

What Will Our Society Look Like When Artificial Intelligence Is Everywhere? | Innovation | Smithsonian

In June of 1956, A few dozen scientists and mathematicians from all around the country gathered for a meeting on the campus of Dartmouth College. …

Artificial Intelligence

Automated front-end development using deep learning

Creating intuitive and engaging experiences for users is a critical goal for companies of <i>all</i> sizes, and it’s a process driven by quick cycles of …

Machine Learning

Ten Machine Learning Algorithms You Should Know to Become a Data Scientist

Machine Learning Practitioners have different personalities. While some of them are “I am an expert in X and X can train on any type of data”, where …

Machine Learning

Five Arguments For Free Will

<i>I'll bear as lightly as I can what fate decreed for me. I know full well no power can stand against Necessity.</i> ~ Prometheus Bound<p><i>Man is condemned to</i> …

Consciousness

Cassoulet Is the Most Epic Dish You Will Ever Make

Our classic version takes no shortcuts and requires a little planning, but every step is totally doable, even if you’re not a pro.<p>I have made cassoulet more times than is advisable—first in culinary school, once with a friend for a dinner party, and at least half a dozen times in the BA Test …

Cooking

Why humans learn faster than AI—for now - MIT Technology Review

In 2013, DeepMind Technologies, then a little-known company, published a groundbreaking paper showing how a neural network could learn to play 1980s …

Artificial Intelligence

Omega-3s Aren’t So Great For Your Heart After All

Omega-3s were supposed to protect us all from heart disease and other health problems, but it’s taken some time for the evidence to catch up with the …

A computer was trained to play Qbert and immediately broke the game in a way no human ever has

While the jury's still out on whether today's machine-learning techniques will ever create a program that could rival human intelligence, one thing about the future of artificial intelligence is clear: The machines are really good at playing games.<p>And when the machines get good at the games, …

Machine Learning