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Google Translate Gets a Deep-Learning Upgrade

Google engineers balanced speed and accuracy to deploy deep learning in Chinese-to-English translations Photo: Yuki MizumaGoogle Translate has become …

The Wisdom of Alan Watts in Four Thought-Provoking Animations

Perhaps no single person did more to popularize Zen Buddhism in the West than Alan Watts. In a sense, Watts prepared U.S. culture for more …

1200 Years of Women Composers: A Free 78-Hour Music Playlist That Takes You From Medieval Times to Now

In modern times, we don't regard female musicians as in and of themselves unusual. Our rosters of favorite rockers, pop-stars, solo …

Airbus to Build Autonomous Flying Taxis

Billing it as a solution to urban congestion, Airbus has announced a new effort to build helicopter-like autonomous flying vehicles to transport both …

5-minute morning routines that can make your whole day better

You don't have to add three leisurely hours to your morning routine to be happy or productive.<p>In fact, plenty of the habits that can help you start your day take <i>five minutes or less</i>.<p>Several of those habits are listed under the Quora thread, "What can I do in 5 minutes in the morning to make my …

Flickr

This Is What Popular Sorting Algorithms Sound Like

The universe of data visualisation is infinite. Just when you think you have the definitive way of representing a complex concept, someone cracks out …

Glenn Gould Explains the Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach (1962)

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was one of the most brilliant and idiosyncratic interpreters of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this 1962 …

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

European Travel

Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See

Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did …

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Happy to take feature requests/feedback and answer questions - mail me sai@floydhub.com.<p>Setting up a Deep Learning Machine from Scratch (Software)<p>A …

Linux

The official Phantom Menace documentary is an hourlong look at creating a trainwreck

The cringes began long before release<p><i>The Force Awakens</i> is breaking box office records and earning mostly positive reviews, which makes this a great time to look back at the last time a new Star Wars trilogy began. The official making-of documentary for <i>Episode 1</i> is up on the Star Wars YouTube …

Creators of $1 million Star Trek fan film sued by CBS and Paramount

While <i>Star Trek: Beyond</i> is grabbing headlines ahead of its premiere next summer, it's not the only <i>Star Trek</i> movie currently in the works. <i>Axanar</i>, a fan-made film set in the same universe as the sci-fi series, has earned more than a million dollars through crowdfunding platforms this year and drawn …

Science Fiction

The iPad Pro is a great device and one of Apple's greatest failures

The keyboard is very much necessary. How Apple, a company that has billions of dollars and is run by some of the greatest minds in technology, could screw up on this level <i>again</i> (Apple Music, though I like it, is buggier than a steak left inside a humid cupboard) is beyond me.<p>It’s so inherently …

IPad Pro

This adorable robot could revolutionise home delivery in 2016

WIRED Retail is our annual exploration of the ever-changing world of commerce, featuring leading technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives …

“SNL”’s insane first show: Behind-the-scenes secrets of Chase, Belushi and more, 40 years ago this weekend

<b>(AP)</b><p>Inside the hostile deals, network panic and last-minute scrambles that made history on October 11, 1975<p>Doug Hill • Jeff Weingrad<p>October 9, 2015 11:00pm (UTC)<p>"Saturday Night Live" celebrated its 40th anniversary last February with an avalanche of stars parading through a three-hour prime-time …

Comedy

An algorithm might save your life: How the Amazon and Netflix method might someday cure cancer

<b>(Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Algorithms recommend movies, books, dates — even job candidates. In the future, they might cure disease<p>Pedro Domingos<p>October 10, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Master Algorithm: How the Quest for the Ultimate Learning Machine Will Remake Our World”<p>Machine learning plays a …

Slavoj Žižek on Obama, Bernie, sex and democracy: “That’s the reality of global capitalism. Everyone is violating the rules”

<b>(Verso/Borut Peterlin)</b><p>Salon exclusive q-and-a: “When voters really do have a choice, it’s usually perceived as a crisis of democracy”<p>Michael Schulson<p>October 11, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>As academic disciplines become more specialized, the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek flirts with the line between …

Political Science

The 3 biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence, according to Facebook's expert

The seemingly helpful HAL in "2001: A Space Odyssey" is suffocating astronauts in their sleep by the end of the movie.<p>The latest in a long history of murderous robots, "Ex Machina's" Ava kills one man and leaves another for dead in her quest to escape.<p>But these stories of emotionally unstable …

Artificial Intelligence

Writing 'Python Machine Learning'

It's been about time. I am happy to announce that "Python Machine Learning" was finally released today! Sure, I could just send an email around to …

Machine Learning

Samsung's new and improved $99 Gear VR ships this November

When Samsung released its revised mobile virtual reality headset, the Gear VR, earlier this year, it did so with the label "Innovator Edition" still attached since the hardware wasn't quite consumer-ready. Today, at the Oculus Connect 2 developer conference in Los Angeles, Samsung's VP of Mobile, …

50 external machine learning / data science resources and articles

Starred articles are candidates for the picture of the week. A comprehensive list of all past resources is found here. We are in the process of …

Data Science

Artificial intelligence can make any photo look like a famous painting

What happens to the value of art when a computer can apply the stylistic talent of Rembrandt to selfies?<p>It’s a question we’ll need to start asking …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Just Made Its Smartwatch Faces Actually Useful

Among watchmakers, a complication refers to any mechanism on a watch that does something other than tell time. They're essentially analog apps that …

25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Alan Watts

A world renowned philosopher, writer and speaker, Alan Watts has left behind many works on personal identity, the true nature of reality, and the …

Syfy Channel Bringing 4 Awesome Sci-Fi Books to TV Soon

The Syfy Channel has unveiled the launch dates for TV adaptations of two epic science fiction books and greenlit the development of two other new TV …

Brian Eno Lists 20 Books for Rebuilding Civilization & 59 Books For Building Your Intellectual World

Artist and music producer Brian Eno wrote one of my very favorite books: <i>A Year with Swollen Appendices</i>, which takes the form of his personal diary of …

Los Angeles

The Difference Between Hackers, Programmers, Engineers and Computer Scientists

<i>Author Anthony Scherba is the President and Founder of Yeti, a product focused development and design studio in San Francisco. Yeti works with companies from large enterprises to startups on building innovative products that blend the physical and digital world.</i><p>The terms hacker, programmer, …

Computer Science

Syfy’s ‘Childhood’s End’ & ‘The Expanse’ Bowing Back-To-Back In December

The first TV adaptation of Arthur C. Clarke’s acclaimed science fiction novel <i>Childhood’s End</i> and the space thriller <i>The Expanse</i> will pack a one-two …

GOOD LORD: More Footage Of The Largest Great White

This is some more footage released by marine biologist Mauricio Hoyos Padilla of Deep Blue, the largest known great white shark, who is over twenty …