Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/11/2017

DeepTraffic: How an MIT Simulation Game Uses Deep Learning to Reduce Gridlock | The Official NVIDIA Blog “DeepTraffic simulates a typical highway environment, and its players control their own car using deep learning. The simulation makes complex technical concepts accessible for beginners, and the gamification pushes experts to develop completely…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/08/2017

What it takes to build a compelling chatbot | VentureBeat | Bots | by Seth Greenfield, Imperson Studios “For brands and marketers, however, there are four key things to keep in mind if they’re looking to build a chatbot for their business.” tags: ai AI Project Produces New Styles of…

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Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 06/07/2017

We Need to Talk About the Power of AI to Manipulate Humans – MIT Technology Review “As I studied how people interacted with the tens of thousands of agents built on our platform, it became clear that humans are far more willing than most people realize to form a relationship…

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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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Math, Data Science, and Cognitive Reading for 10/16/2015

How pollsters are fighting for relevance in the age of big data “But Bricker cautions that voting-intention surveys and consumer research are so different that the transferability of conclusions from one to the other is low. Corporate clients rarely want information on the general population, unless it’s to figure out…

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General Reading for 10/02/2015

  EdX Overtakes Coursera in Number of Ivy League Partners | News | The Harvard Crimson “With the addition of Princeton to its list of partners, edX, the non-profit MOOC provider that Harvard and MIT founded in 2012, now has more Ivy League partners than its largest for-profit competitor, Coursera.”…

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What I’m Reading on 09/03/2015

Robots Lay Three Times as Many Bricks as Construction Workers | MIT Technology Review “In its current iteration, the system is best suited to work on large swaths of flat walls, most commonly found in projects for universities, hospitals, and other large sites. But some amount of detailed work isn’t…

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What I’m Reading on 08/13/2015

Watch an eagle punch a drone out of the sky | The Verge “While humans hem and haw about how to deal with the problems caused by drones, birds take a more straightforward approach: dive bomb anything that looks like a threat. An eagle in Australia has launched the latest…

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What I’m Reading on 08/01/2015

They grow up fast: Apple quietly bulks up Swift and Xcode in year two | Ars Technica “From error handling to app thinning, Apple continues to nudge devs away from ObjC.” tags: bs apple swift xcode A Programming Language For Robot Swarms | MIT Technology Review “When it comes to…

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What I’m Reading on 05/03/2015

Pruning Clematis | Fine Gardening “When confronted with a tangle of spindly clematis vines to prune, many gardeners get no further than scratching their heads and wondering where to begin. The confusion is most likely caused by the specific pruning needs of the many species and varieties. Some clematis vines…

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