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My playlist - Top YouTube Videos on Machine Learning, Neural Network Deep Learning

Introduction<p>One of the best way to get better at machine learning and deep learning is to watch a lecture from an expert and work your way along with …

Single-Layer Neural Networks and Gradient Descent

<b>This article offers a brief glimpse of the history and basic concepts of machine learning. We will take a look at the first algorithmically described</b> …

Deep Learning

Fields medal winner Cédric Villani is an impassioned advocate for mathematics, as Carole Cadwalladr discovers<p>The second time I meet Cédric Villani is when I bump into him in the Eurostar terminal in Paris. But then how could I miss him? There are crowds of milling businessmen and weekending couples …

Mathematics

Game Theory Calls Cooperation into Question

<i>From</i> <i>Quanta Magazine</i> <i>(find</i> <i>original story here</i><i>).</i><p>When the manuscript crossed his desk, Joshua Plotkin, a theoretical biologist at the University of …

The Pursuit of Beauty

Yitang Zhang solves a pure-math mystery.<p>I don’t see what difference it can make now to reveal that I passed high-school math only because I cheated. I could add and subtract and multiply and divide, but I entered the wilderness when words became equations and x’s and y’s. On test days, I sat next …

The Question That Could Unite Quantum Theory With General Relativity:

Is Spacetime Countable?<p>Current thinking about quantum gravity assumes that spacetime exists in countable lumps, like grains of sand. That can’t be …

New Doubt About Dark Matter

Tantalizing ‘signals’ from a handful of recent high-energy searches for dark matter are more likely the product of conventional astrophysics than the first tentative detections of the universe’s missing mass, say skeptical astrophysicists.<p>“A decade ago, no [one] would make these claims without …

Why String Theory Still Offers Hope We Can Unify Physics

In October 1984 I arrived at Oxford University, trailing a large steamer trunk containing a couple of changes of clothing and about five dozen …

Demystifying Artificial Neural Networks, Part 2

In this blog I thought I’d give you a bit of an idea about how Feed Forward Artificial Neural Networks work. As you might imagine, this is a huge …

There's A Lot We Don't Know About Prime Numbers

Primes are numbers that can only be evenly divided by themselves and 1. For example, 7 is a prime number since I'm left with a remainder or a fractional component if I divide 7 by anything other than itself or 1. 6 is not a prime because I can divide 6 by 2 and get 3.<p>One of the reasons primes are …

Mathematics

Great Deals on iOS Design and Development Courses

iOS 8 is one of Apple’s biggest mobile platform release ever, and empowers developers to create more powerful and engaging apps than ever before. It also carries forward the recent design language introduced in iOS 7, that encourages simplicity and showcases content.<p>If you’ve been meaning to craft …

Earth - Why is there something rather than nothing?

People have wrestled with the mystery of why the universe exists for thousands of years. Pretty much every ancient culture came up with its own creation story - most of them leaving the matter in the hands of the gods - and philosophers have written reams on the subject. But science has had little …

Markov Chain : Concept and application

It is a stochastic process used to model random progression of a system mathematically. Stochastic process is a process which is used to describe …

Scientists Search for Evidence of the Multiverse in the Big Bang’s Afterglow

Author: Jennifer Ouellette. Jennifer Ouellette Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Like many of her colleagues, …

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<b>Become a Web Developer from Scratch! (Complete Course)</b><p>Learn All The Programming Languages Needed To Be Your Own Developer<p><b>Responsive Web Design …

'Quantum Weirdness' and 'Many Interacting Worlds'

Recently, the new "many interacting worlds" (MIW) theory of quantum mechanics has received a lot of popular press, in venues such as <i>Nature</i>, <i>New Scientist</i>, and The Huffington Post. This theory provides one possible explanation or interpretation of the "weird" phenomena observed in quantum experiments.<p>…

The Math Behind the Hipster Effect

Why everyone who wants to look different ends up looking the same, according to math.<p>If everyone always wants to look different than everybody else, everybody starts looking the same. At least, if you use a recently published mathematical model describing the phenomenon. And looking around here, it …

Your Home for Data Science

How to Run Your First Classifier in Weka

By onFebruary 17, 2014 in Weka Machine Learning<p>Weka makes learning applied machine learning easy, efficient, and fun. It is a GUI tool that allows …

Machine Learning

First Demonstration Of Artificial Intelligence On A Quantum Computer

A Chinese team of physicists have trained a quantum computer to recognise handwritten characters, the first demonstration of “quantum artificial …

Quantum Computing

Deeper Than Quantum Mechanics—David Deutsch’s New Theory of Reality

One of the world’s leading theorists has a new theory of everything. Its first result: a description of classical and quantum information linking …

How to Check if Your Universe Should Exist

Author: Natalie Wolchover and Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover and Peter Byrne, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: …

Many Interacting Worlds theory: Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds

Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and …

Google Executive Alan Eustace Just Beat Felix Baumgartner's Jump From Space

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert, taking a big leap from …