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Can computers think? An epistemology for Artificial Intelligence

As AI enters our homes through smart home devices or tries to conquer our streets through self-driving cars, one need not be a Luddite to contemplate the potentially heavy implications of AI upon our daily lives and livelihood. The key to answering the question and indeed to understand the ultimate limits of AI is to ask if machines can really think. In this article, I list three tests drawn from three different disciplines to address that…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on January 20, 2017 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Machine learning as a service ? Might lose sleep over this !

    This post is 'not' intended to teach people how to use popular predictive modelling APIs for free. Although, to your surprise, this isn't a far fetched possibility. Trained Machine learning models are basically a function that maps feature vectors to the output variable. Upon querying with a test instance, the model predicts an outcome, assigning…

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Added by Ashish kumar on November 28, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A primer on universal function approximation with deep learning (in Torch and R)

Arthur C. Clarke famously stated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” No current technology embodies this statement more than neural networks and deep learning. And like any good magic it not only dazzles and inspires but also puts fear into people’s hearts. This primer sheds some light on how neural networks work, hopefully adding to the wonder while reducing the fear.

One known property of artificial neural networks (ANNs) is that they are…

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Added by Brian Rowe on September 27, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Is AI a dude or a dudette?

The gender of artificial intelligence

By Tyler Schnoebelen,

 

There’s Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Amazon’s Alexa, and Nuance’s Nina. Sure, Facebook has “M”, Google has “Google Now”, and Siri’s voice isn’t always that of a woman. But it does feel worth noting that (typically male-dominated) engineering groups routinely give women’s names to the things you issue commands to. Is artificial…

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Added by Leena Kamath on July 14, 2016 at 9:21am — 1 Comment

Machine Learning - Some Bones







Machine learning is a loose term, it covers many activities. From a software engineering…

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Added by Bruce Robbins on June 30, 2016 at 12:18am — No Comments

Self-driving cars in cornfields

By Tyler Schnoebelen, June 21, 2016.

You can turn right on red in Iowa. Except not where I was last night, from Washington Street on to Linn, which I only realized as I read the “no right on red” sign mid-turn. You’re definitely not supposed to turn left on red, which is what I did a few blocks earlier going from Iowa St. to Clinton. I have no excuse except—I’m not kidding—my mind was preoccupied by thoughts about self-driving…

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Added by Leena Kamath on June 22, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Is deep learning a Markov chain in disguise?

Andrej Karpathy’s post “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks” made splashes last year. The basic premise is that you can create a recurrent neural network to learn language features character-by-character. But is the resultant model any different from a Markov chain built for the same purpose? I implemented a character-by-character Markov chain in R to find out.…

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Added by Brian Rowe on February 23, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Step-by-step video courses for Deep Learning and Machine Learning

UPDATE: Mar 20, 2016 - Added my new follow-up course on Deep Learning, which covers ways to speed up and improve vanilla backpropagation: momentum and Nesterov momentum, adaptive learning rate algorithms like AdaGrad and RMSProp, utilizing the GPU on AWS EC2, and stochastic batch gradient descent. We look at TensorFlow and Theano starting from the basics - variables, functions, expressions, and simple optimizations - from there, building a neural network seems simple! …

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Added by LazyProgrammer.me on January 23, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.7

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Photo: Nathaniel Welch

It turns out I’m not the only one who thinks AI alarmism is a bit out of hand. The ITIF Luddite Award nominations include “alarmists, even including respected luminaries such as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, touting an artificial intelligence…

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Added by Brian Rowe on December 23, 2015 at 8:25am — No Comments

The Data-Driven Weekly #1.6

Right on cue, this past week heralded in an announcement of OpenAI, a new non-profit started by a number of tech luminaries to spearhead AI research that is publicly accessible. The motivation is that apparently these scions of capitalism lose faith in Adam Smith’s invisible hand…

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Added by Brian Rowe on December 16, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Data Science and Technology Monthly - October 2015

Hello and Welcome to October! This series is my attempt to start cataloging all the interesting articles, industry reports, whitepapers, and news that I read every month, related to technology and data science.

1. Warm Ups

The relentless march of technology into our lives is always very fascinating. This video (Evolution of the Desk) by BestReviews made me very nostalgic…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on October 26, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Data Science and Technology Monthly - August 2015

Hello and Welcome back!

This series is my attempt to start cataloging all the interesting articles, industry reports, whitepapers, and news that I read every month, related to technology and data science. We are at Month 2 and let us dig right in -

1. Network Effects, Digital Avatars and Advertising

This essay titled "…

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Added by Srividya Kannan Ramachandran on August 17, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Structural Relationships in Data

The first computer program that I encountered mimicking or emulating human interaction through language was called "Eliza." The version that I knew ran on the Commodore PET. It communicated in English. Eliza made comments that made some sense but which indicated lack of understanding of the conversation. If a person mentions "mother," Eliza might…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on June 20, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments

Development as Art - Hopscotch and Robots

When I read a blog, I often find myself in deep thought as I approach the end, trying to determine if the author has said anything that I might be able to use. A blog doesn't have to say anything. Nor does it have to be useful to me specifically. It might simply offer a personal reflection on life. As a person who also writes blogs, I…

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Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 3, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments

Prescriptive Analytics

Business analytics comes in three (3) general flavors: descriptive, predictive and prescriptive. See: …

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Added by Michael Walker on August 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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