Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 02/03/2016

The 17 equations that changed the course of history – ScienceAlert “Mathematics is all around us, and it has shaped our understanding of the world in countless ways. In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/31/2016

Legacy of Marvin Minsky Carries On in Artificial Intelligence | MIT Technology Review “Minsky was a uniquely brilliant, creative, and charismatic person, and his intellect and imagination shone through in his work. His ideas helped shape the computer revolution that has transformed modern life over the past few decades, and…

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Best Food Reading for 01/05/2016

6 Tips (and a Recipe) for the World’s Greatest Spaghetti and Meatballs | Epicurious.com “We spent hours in the Epicurious test kitchen developing a hearty tomato sauce and tender, flavorful meatballs. Sunday suppers will never be the same.” tags: f spaghetti meatballs Julia Child The French Chef- The Omlette Show…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 01/04/2016

AI helpers aren’t just for Facebook’s Zuckerberg: Here’s how to build your own – TechRepublic “Today there are a growing number of online services that provide the tools such an AI would rely upon. To name a few: voice recognition is available through Amazon‘s Alexa Voice Service, facial and emotion…

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Best Food Reading for 12/31/2015

Poutine Recipe | SAVEUR “The province’s gastronomic achievements may reach dizzying heights, but Quebec may forever be known as the place where poutine began. An unabashedly savory collage of french-fried potatoes, beef gravy, and squeaky-fresh cheese curds, poutine is perhaps the ultimate late-night snack. This recipes comes to us from…

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General Reading for 12/30/2015

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT MACHINES THAT THINK? | Edge.org “Is AI becoming increasingly real? Are we now in a new era of the “AIs”? To consider this issue, it’s time to grow up. Enough already with the science fiction and the movies, Star Maker, Blade Runner, 2001, Her, The Matrix, “The Borg”.  Also, 80…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/23/2015

Google Is Working On A New Chat App And AI Chat Companions: Report “And while Google already offers Google Now, with voice-powered search and organizer features similar to Apple‘s Siri, Microsoft‘s Cortana and Amazon‘s Echo, other competitors are also moving to integrate AI assistants into text-based messaging apps. Just as…

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General Reading for 12/21/2015

Introducing the (beta) IBM Watson iOS SDK! – Swift “The IBM Watson iOS SDK gives developers a Swift application programming interface (API) to simplify integration with many of the Watson Developer Cloud services, including the Watson Dialog, Language Translation, Natural Language Classifier, Personality Insights, Speech To Text, Text to Speech,…

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Best Food Reading for 12/17/2015

Spaghetti and Meatballs All’Amatriciana recipe | Epicurious.com “Spaghetti and meatballs get spiced up with a classic Italian sauce. All’amatriciana hails from Amatrice, a town northeast of Rome. Classic all’amatriciana sauce is made from tomatoes, guanciale (salt-cured pig’s jowl), and hot peppers. Here, bacon stands in for the guanciale.” tags: f…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/16/2015

Netflix Updates Algorithm Policy, May Solve Streaming Issues “What it is doing now is looking at all its video presentations and assigning more appropriate encoding algorithms to each one. This type of broadcast granularity may be the answer to a more efficient delivery process—and to more consistent quality for viewers.…

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Best Food Reading for 12/15/2015

Mrs. Mackinnon’s Christmas Fruitcake recipe | Epicurious.com “The cake takes its name from the wife of Jack Turner’s former headmaster, but the recipe is reportedly an ancient Scottish one. Aluminum foil stands in for the traditional newspaper.” tags: f christmas fruit cake Spiced Cranberry Bundt Cake recipe | Epicurious.com tags:…

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Best Food Reading for 12/13/2015

Salted Butter Taste Test | Epicurious.com “To answer that question—and to help America eat better, more buttery sandwiches—I led the Epicurious staff in a blind taste test of 10 commonly-available salted butters. We tasted for flavor, texture, saltiness and spreadability—all the elements that make a butter great for sandwiches.” tags:…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/12/2015

AIML – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “AIML, or Artificial Intelligence Markup Language, is an XML dialect for creating natural language software agents.” tags: m python ai aiml AI Chat Bot in Python with AIML | DevDungeon “Artificial intelligence chat bots are easy to write in Python with the AIML package.…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 12/02/2015

Or, why I still use Python for high performance scientific computing “Python is a great high level language for easily expressing ideas, but people don’t tend to think of it as a high performance language; for that you would want a compiled language — ideally C or C++ but Java…

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Best Food Reading for 12/02/2015

IBM Watson Outputs Recommended Original Turkey Recipe for Holidays – Fortune “When asked if Watson had a preferred roast turkey recipe, an IBM spokeswoman said such a simple dish is “a little less typical of the types of recipes Chef Watson will generate.”” tags: f ibm watson turkey Bread Crumb…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/11/2015

Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) “The yearlong IMA program in Mathematics and Optics will bring together applied mathematicians, physical scientists and engineers to confront challenging problems arising in optics. It is anticipated that they will report on latest developments, interact and chart a future research agenda. Workshops will…

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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 11/10/2015

General Relativity at 100: Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University Celebrate the Enduring Reach, Power and Mysteries of Einstein’s Theory | Institute for Advanced Study “Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a pillar of modern physics formulated 100 years ago, will be celebrated by the Institute for Advanced Study…

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